Tom broadcast a weekly wine slot across the Scottish Television network (STV), as part of a lively magazine programme. Tom was the show’s resident wine expert throughout, in the studio or on location every week to taste a selection of wines with the show’s hosts and special guests. The majority of the wine segments are archived here, courtesy of Scottish Television.

PART ONE

Scottish wines with Noel Fielding

Possibly the most bizarre wine tasting ever seen on British television thanks to guest Noel Fielding – ‘The Mighty Boosh’ – as we taste wines made by gifted Scottish winemakers.

Viognier va va voom!

This week we look at three examples of one of the most in vogue grape varieties of the moment, Viognier. Also in this episode, I keep going as co-presenter Michelle McManus goes into giggling melt down!

Year-round Rosé

I’m joined by interior designers Colin and Justin to taste through a selection of rosés including an old vines Cinsault from France, a Malbec Rosé from Argentina and a sparkling pink from Australia.

Sherry Showdown

Tom and guest John Amabile try manfully to persuade Michelle McManus of the delights of dry Sherry with disastrous results. We also taste a lovely Fino and a luscious, 30-year-old Pedro Ximenez.

Wines for a Takeway

Many of us enjoy a takeaway meal on a Friday evening, so is there is a place for wine in the weekend treat mix too? I pick three bottles to complement some classic takeaway dinners.

Wines for Mother’s Day

Tasting a selection of three wines, suitable for Mother’s day drinking: easy and approachable, celebratory, and also matching the Spring season perfectly.

French Fancies

Has the death of the French wine industry been exaggerated?  I set out to prove that at moderate price levels French wines from classic grapes and regions still punch their weight.

Fairtrade wines

Faitrade is an organisation that makes sure farmers in developing countries get a fair price for their produce. Amanda Hamilton and Greg Stott join me to put three Fairtrade bottles to the test.

Fresh Kiwis

New Zealand is well known for its Sauvignon Blanc, but this week we look at other white wine varieties coming out of the country including Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Viognier.

Wine with Cheese

In this show I am joined by the ‘Roving Fromagiere’, Phoebe Weller, to explore whether wine and cheese really are matches made in heaven, or need a little more careful consideration.

Wine in Bloom

Three wines with a floral character: a fab Gewürztraminer, an Aglianico and a dessert Taminga from Australia. However, my co-presenter’s uncontrollable giggling fit threatens to bring things to a grinding halt!

The Spice of Life

Variety is the spice of life so we taste three less common white wine grapes including Cserszegi Fuszeres from Hungary, a Sauvignon Gris, and finally a fine Assyrtiko from Santorini in Greece

Easter Wines

Often a great family occasion, I selected three delicious wines to see viewers through Easter day lunch in style: a rich but crisp white, a savoury lamb-friendly red and a fine Late Bottle Vintage Port.


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