Oz and James’ Santa Barbara Wine Adventure, 1
Oz and James in the California Wine CountryCalifornia Wine Country, is both amusing and instructive because, while Oz Clarke is a famous wine expert, his sidekick, James May, is not. He’s worn many hats (he’s best known for being co-presenter of a British motoring show), but none remotely wine related. So Oz tries to instruct him on the intricacies of wine tasting during what is billed as Oz and James’ Big Wine Adventure, but meets with indifferent success. Both of the guys enjoy a drink and get on well together even though they are as like as chalk and cheese, so it’s a fun show to watch.
They are on a mission to find out where the best wine is really made: France or the California Wine Country, in Oz and James’ Wine Adventure – The New World. I think that it can be said that the best Cabernet Sauvignon in the world is made in the California Wine Country, that is to say, Napa (the heart of the California Wine Country) Cabernet Sauvignon’s best even the admittedly fabulous wines produced in Bordeaux. Anyways, Oz and James’ wine tasting tour of the California Wine never fails to be entertaining, as they often stray from the subject of wine, and just have a good time.
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