Canary! episode 12 – Love story
Happiness, purpose, fulfilment: love can bring these and so much more. And it blooms most fully when nurtured with boundless care and attention. In this episode, we taste an exquisite white wine that evokes such sentimental meditations. Wine tasted in this video: Vidonia 2018, DO Valle de La Orotava, Bodegas Suertes del Marqués.
Canary! episode 11 – Aww yeah
Since being brought over from El Hierro in 2006, Vijariego Negro has adapted well to the Casa Canales vineyard of north-western Tenerife. The red wine we try in this episode is big, fruity and delicious; but made with enough acidity to provide some refinement to its natural swagger. Wine tasted in this video: Igneos Orígenes Vijariego Negro 2017, DO Ycoden-Daute-Isora, Borja Pérez Viticultor.
Canary! episode 10 – Chaxiraxi’s kiss
The Canary Islands are for sun worshippers. In anticipation of happy holidays, we indulge in our first rosé of the series; a wine of sweetness and light, made from Listán Negro and Negramoll grapes that overripen under the cloudless skies of Tenerife’s coronal uplands. Wine tasted in this video: Viña Gómez 1400m Rosé 2019, DO Valle de Güímar, Bodega Viña Gómez.
Canary! episode 9 – Vitis canariensis
Vitis vinifera – the Eurasian grapevine – landed in the Canary Islands five hundred year ago. Over the centuries, several exciting new grape varieties have emerged. High-born Albillo Criollo is one such example, and the north of La Palma is its kingdom. Wine tasted in this video: El Níspero Albillo 2019, DO La Palma, Bodegas Eufrosina Pérez Rodríguez.
Canary! episode 8 – Chimera
The majestic grapes of France’s Rhône valley are today grown throughout the world. In this episode, we taste an extraordinary lanzaroteño wine born of Syrah and the signature red variety of the Canary Islands, Listán Negro. Wine tasted in this video: Ariana 2017, DO Lanzarote, Bodegas El Grifo.
Canary! episode 7 – Gardens of Eden
Vibrant Marmajuelo, a rare white grape variety of the Canaries, is unrivalled in its ability to express the lush microclimates of the archipelago’s western islands. The paradisial muses of this episode are Kew’s Palm House, the Gulf of El Hierro and Bodegas Viñátigo’s Jardín de Variedades Canarias. Wine tasted in this video: Viñátigo Marmajuelo 2017, DOP Islas Canarias, Bodegas Viñátigo.
Canary! episode 6 – The Epic Wines of the Canary Islands
The most comprehensive guidebook ever written about the wines of the Canarian archipelago has just been published. Watch this show to enjoy a glitzy plug and to find out how you might win a signed copy of the hardback. Alternatively, head to the book page of www.canary.wine and read the e-book now for free.
Canary! episode 5 – Illuminating whites
Radiant Lanzarote, the largest white wine-producing appellation of the Canary Islands, is home to an exciting diversity of grape varieties that may just allow you to drink your way to vinous enlightenment. In this episode, we try twin wines that have entirely different personalities. Wines tasted in this video: Diego Seco Ecológico 2019 & Malvasía Volcánica Seco Ecológico 2019, DO Lanzarote, Bodegas Los Bermejos.
Canary! episode 4 – Wine for my brothers
When Horatio Nelson attacked Santa Cruz in 1797, he was handed a few things he was not expecting: i) a catastrophic military defeat, and ii) the best wines of Tenerife. In this show, we chronicle the remarkable day when Nelson lost his arm before participating in a chivalrous reconciliation with the good people of the Canary Islands. Wine tasted in this video: Táganan Tinto 2018, Vinos Atlánticos, Envínate.
Canary! episode 3 – Mighty Baboso
Some grapes are just built big. In this episode, we examine one of the Canary Islands’ most exciting red varieties: Baboso Negro. Almost lost to history, it is now launching a most powerful fightback in the hot and dry badlands of southern Tenerife. Wine tasted in this video: Vera de la Fuente Baboso Negro 2018, DO Abona, Bodega Vera de la Fuente.
Canary! episode 2 – To health and pleasure
You may be surprised to learn that large scale British tourism to the Canary Islands commenced during the Victorian era. In this show, we leave autumnal England to enjoy the sun, clean sea air and vinous pleasures of timeless Puerto de la Cruz. Wine tasted in this video: Tajinaste Tradicional 2018, DO Valle de La Orotava, Bodegas Tajinaste.
Canary! episode 1 – Good wine carrieth a man to heaven
The story of Old England’s love for the sweet wines of the Canary Islands. In this episode, we travel from the Docklands of London to the Black Plains of La Palma; where grows the immortal Malvasía. Wine tasted in this video: Matias i Torres Malvasía Aromática Naturalmente Dulce 2012.
Canary! channel trailer – Introducing a new vlog dedicated to the wines of the Canary Islands. Episodes will include wine tastings, bodega and vineyard visits, reports from historical locations and more!