Discover delicious wine and food through some of Europe’s most beautiful wine regions.
Episode Runtime: 30 mins
5 Episodes (Season two is already in the making!)
Wine First is a series that matches delicious wine and food, taking viewers through some of the most beautiful European wine regions. Sommelier Liora Levi and food enthusiast Yolanda Año search for three wines that reflect the character of the area. The duo then challenge one renowned local chef to cook three dishes that complement the taste and qualities of each of their chosen wines.
Meet the larger than life wine producers of some of the finest wines from various regions and learn first-hand the intricacies of creating these local wines. Then sit back and watch some of Europe’s finest chefs prepare exquisite meals to accompany their wine selections.
Episode 1 – Mosel Valley – Dr. Loosen / Fio Wines / Van Volxem winery
Liora and Yolanda visit the beautiful Mosel Valley in Germany, searching for tasty wines. This region is known for its white wines, and in particular Riesling wine. Will Michelin-chef Harald Russel succeed in cooking three meals that match the qualities of each wine?
Episode 2 – Rheingau – Georg Breuer Winery Estate and vineyards / Leitz / Jakob Jung
The Rheingau wine-region of Germany is famous for both red and white wines. Liora and Yolanda are determined to taste as many wines as possible, to find the perfect selection for the chef’s challenge. Three wineries are on their list. Will chef Josef Laufer’s dishes match the wines picked by our hosts?
Episode 3 – Styria & Burgenland – Sattlerhof / Leo Hillinger / Heinrich
Liora and Yolanda travel to beautiful Austria in search of three local Styrian wines to present to chef Harald Irka for the cooking challenge. Our hosts get to participate in every aspect of wine production, they harvest grapes with the pickers and compete barefoot grape-stomping in barrels with an Austrian celebrity!
Episode 4 – Vienna & Lower Austria – Wieninger / Schloss Gobelsburg / Domäne Wachau
Did you know that there are wineries right in the capital of Austria? Liora and Yolanda are about to find out, as they visit the historic city of Vienna and the surrounding wine region to find three delicious wines. Chef Thomas Dorfer is ready to cook for the winemakers as they judge whether or not he is successful in pairing his food with the chosen wines.
Episode 5 – Hardanger – Alde Cidery / Edel Cidery / Ulvik Fruit & Cidery
Liora and Yolanda visit Hardanger in Norway to find out more about apples and hard cider, the wine of the north. Did you know that the fjord valley with its steep mountains create a microclimate perfect for growing fruits? Our hosts are eager to learn more about this, so they meet up with three apple-farmers to select three different ciders. Chef Steinar Rinaldo is ready for the chef’s challenge.
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