Du Vin Intervention with Marcel Lucont
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Bonjour la classe! This week, the discerning drinking duo sip sparkling wines and Gallic giggle juice with the effervescent and legendary Marcel Lucont, a French comedian, poet, philosopher, raconteur, flaneur, inexhaustible lover and renowned wine expert.

Amid erudite talk of women, Wetherspoons and where the British are going wrong, we host “The Battle of The Bubbles”, pitching the classic Taittinger Brut Reserve Champagne from La France against a “Blanc de Blancs” from Jenkyn Place in Hampshire.

Will the English lion triumph over the strutting French cock? Well, you’ll just to have an ‘ecoute’ and find out.

Jenkyn Place Blanc de Blancs, £38, is available from the Jenkyn Place shop direct while you can get Taittinger Brut Reserve NV for just £28.50 at Waitrose.

You can check out all Marcel Lucont’s tour dates, lockdown shows, bawdy chanson CDs, books, bookmarks and even his very own bespoke perfume “Insouciance” at marcellucont.com.

Next week, the boys will be back on the beers and spirits. Ben will be getting down to some Monky business with Tynt Meadow, the only Trappist Beer in Britain – made by friars at the Mount Saint Bernard Abbey in Leicestershire. Buy it from Beerwulf here for just £3.95 – all profits go to good deeds. So the more you drink, the better the world becomes.

Tom, meanwhile, will be setting off to Skye to taste Talisker Storm, a non-age statement single malt whisky from one of Scotland’s finest distilleries, dating back to 1830. It’s currently on offer at Whisky Exchange for just £32.95.
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