Top wine critic and author Monty Waldin is making a new television series for Channel 4 which will be aired later this year. According to Channel 4 Sales who are looking for sponsors for the programme:
“Monty has decided to put his money where his mouth is and pack it all in to make wine bio-dynamically in rural south west France. He has just over a year to achieve his dream to turn a few hectares into top selling organic wine. Once ensconced, his only company will be a donkey, visiting friends from the UK, incredulous local peasantry and occasionally, Monty's high maintenance girlfriend, Silvana who jets in from Italy.”
The series follows Monty in his bid to produce a viable wine within 18 months of renting a vineyard in the Roussillon region of the French Pyrenees. Waldin's wine is made under biodynamic strictures, which include harvesting according to lunar cycles and a reliance on nature to protect and feed the vines.
An official tie-in book, with the same title, will be released to coincide with the series and covers all aspects of the project.
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