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‘The Glass Half Full’ Podcast.

  The world of podcasting is about to be enlightened as

Magic is going vocal on the web with


Along with my colleague, Aubrey Collins, we will be giving an irreverent view on the world of wine.

Taking a look at, and discussing, topics that have graced the column inches from journals around the world, with a slight satirical outlook of course.

Review wines that we have been tasting with a no holds barred approach. So if your wine was good, may praise be heaped upon you. If not, then god help you.

If you believe there is too much stuffiness regarding wine, think again. We will strip wine back to its purist form and make it accessible for all.

We’ll also be talking about any events we’ve been fortunate enough to attend, plus, give updates to any upcoming tastings.

You never know, besides our personal waffle, there maybe the odd interview or guest popping by for a chat.

If you have a point you want us to address then email me

Hopefully we can break the mould on wine podcasting otherwise, it’s back to the drawing board for us on online wine communication.

 So unblock you ears. Watch your Twitter feeds. Pay attention to iTunes as


is coming soon!!!


4 comments on “‘The Glass Half Full’ Podcast.

  1. Paula Kemp (@PaulaKemp73)
    January 11, 2012

    Sounds fab, good luck. God help any wines that are not up to scratch 🙂


    • Magics Wine Guide and Reviews for Newbies.
      January 11, 2012

      Thank you.
      If it plays out well, as it currently does in my head, it should be quite amusing. Unfortunately you can’t put a jack into my head and listen in.
      If we can lighten up wine and take it out of the hands of the old guard, then great.
      As someone quoted to me recently ‘Wine is in danger of being relegated to the backrooms of parties. Meanwhile, all the cool kids are talking about their favourite vodka’s in the kitchen.’ Something like that anyway. It’s a pertinent point though.


  2. Danjwood
    January 25, 2012

    Interesting! and I suppose in those backrooms where the wine flows, it’s often the usual suspects (French, Californian, Aussie). Upcoming regional wines seem to have a hard time breaking into those backrooms and restaurants too….


    • Magics Wine Guide and Reviews for Newbies.
      January 26, 2012

      Can’t quite comment for the US but over here in the UK, and Europe, people are taking note on lesser known regions. Croatia for one is causing some stirs. Even here in England. Over the last year there has been some good sound bites going out about our sparkling wines. They’re matching the quality of Champagne.
      The problem with lesser known regions is they don’t have the cash to stump up to promote their wines. People tend to stick with what they know. And what they know is what viticutural history dictates, Bordeaux, Burgundy etc.
      In the US you have some great lesser known regions. In particular wines from New York State, Long Island and the Finger Lakes. I was interviewing a guy today who is hosting a tasting of wines from the Finger Lakes next month. I’ll be trying to get down to that. But the general consumer here in the UK won’t see them. Production quantities probably aren’t high enough to sustain the European market.


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