Matthew Goode and Matthew Rhys are on a mission. This week, Ovation announced their new TV series The Wine Show will premiere in April.
The UK docuseries follows actors Matthew Goode and Matthew Rhys as they “set off on a new challenge in every episode, uncovering some of the best wines in the world, and telling the stories that surround them.”
The Wine Show premieres on Ovation on April 18th at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT.
Read more info below:
Los Angeles, CA – March 20, 2018 – Actors and good friends Matthew Goode (The Crown, Downton Abbey) and Matthew Rhys (The Americans, Brothers and Sisters) take a fresh, accessible and thoroughly entertaining journey into wine in the lifestyle/documentary series The Wine Show, coming to Ovation TV this April. From a beautiful villa in the Italian countryside, Goode and Rhys set off on a new challenge in every episode, uncovering some of the best wines in the world, and telling the stories that surround them. Season One of The Wine Show will air on Ovation starting Wednesday, April 18th at 10pm ET / 7pm PT.
Passionate and affable wine experts Joe Fattorini and Amelia Singer skillfully guide viewers along the way and travel to 11 countries on five continents to bring back some exceptional bottles. But this isn’t a show of snooty wine snobs sniffing and swirling their glasses! The road to discovering exceptional wines and the stories behind them is rife with adventure and sometimes unexpected obstacles. For example, Joe finds himself in a tight spot in the Loire when he discovers how one winemaker helped the French Resistance during WWII. In another episode, we follow him to Chile’s Maule Valley to find out how the vineyards coped when they were at the epicenter of the devastating 2010 earthquake. Joe also heads to Shanghai for some research that uncovers a mystery. Meanwhile, Amelia visits Australia to explore the Mornington Peninsula and discovers the German roots of the Barossa Valley.
Season One Episode Guide:
Episode 1 – Wednesday, April 18 at 10pm ET / 7pm PT
Matthew Goode and Matthew Rhys travel to Tuscany in search of noble Italian wine. Joe travels to South Africa to taste Napoleon’s favorite drink. And the guys compare wine made by an Australian punk to vineyards in Bordeaux.
Episode 2 – Wednesday, April 25 at 10pm ET / 7pm PT
Matthew Goode and Matthew Rhys are in search of a Super Tuscan wine. Gizzi Erskine travels to Arizona to meet Maynard James Keenan, a rock star turned wine maker. Joe visits Chile to discover whether or not sound changes the way wine develops.
Episode 3 – Wednesday, May 2 at 10pm ET / 7pm PT
Joe learns about French winemaker Jean Monmousseau and the French Resistance in Montrichard. Matthew Goode and Matthew Rhys travel to Rome, sampling Roman wine recipes, and Amelia discovers the wonders of Australia’s Mornington Peninsula.
Episode 4 – Wednesday, May 9 at 10pm ET / 7pm PT
In South Africa, Joe explores issues of environment and sustainability. Matthew Goode and Matthew Rhys visit Vatican City, learning about wine and the Catholic Church. Amelia and Joe face off over alpine wines and vin chaud in Meg�ve.
Episode 5 – Wednesday, May 16 at 10pm ET / 7pm PT
In southern Chile, Joe observes winemaking in the face of adversity and natural disaster, before heading to the wine cellars of Cricova in Moldova. Matthew Goode and Matthew Rhys head to Tuscany, attempting to avoid a ‘fiasco.’
Episode 6 – Wednesday, May 23 at 10pm ET / 7pm PT
Joe learns more about wine’s place in history and Judaism in Jaffa, Israel. Matthew Goode and Matthew Rhys examine wine labels, art and identity at the Nittardi winery. In the Napa Valley, Gizzi has a rendezvous with some local wine makers.
Episode 7 – Wednesday, May 30 at 10pm ET / 7pm PT
In Shanghai, Joe truly immerses himself in an expanding wine culture, facing challenging new flavors, foods and perspectives on wine. Matthew Goode and Matthew Rhys return to Rome to find a sweet wine.
Episode 8 – Wednesday, June 6 at 10pm ET / 7pm PT
Joe takes part in a famous wine auction in Beaune, Burgundy. Matthew Goode and Matthew Rhys make their way to Bologna to find a match for pasta whilst learning about local cuisine. Amelia talks about family history in the Barossa Valley.
Episode 9 – Wednesday, June 13 at 10pm ET / 7pm PT
Amelia and Joe rediscover port, as well as table wines, in Portugal’s Douro Valley. Matthew Goode and Matthew Rhys visit Verona, searching for romance in a bottle. Joe looks for fine wines in Chile.
Episode 10 – Wednesday, June 20 at 10pm ET / 7pm PT
Joe travels to Hong Kong, one of the world’s biggest markets for fine wine. Matthew Goode and Matthew Rhys journey to Trentino to talk biodynamic winemaking and terroir. Amelia reminisces over fortified wines in the Barossa Valley.
Episode 11 – Wednesday, June 27 at 10pm ET / 7pm PT
Joe heads to the beautiful city of Orvieto and meets a winemaker who’s making a cool climate pinot noir in Lazio. Matthew Goode and Matthew Rhys are challenged to tell the difference between a �120 bottle of French wine and one from Spain that costs just �10 as The Wine Show examines wine fraud and the story of Rudi Kurniawan, the most famous wine criminal in history.
Episode 12 – Wednesday, July 11 at 10pm ET / 7pm PT
In Santorini, Joe learns about Greek wine – old and new. Matthew Goode and Matthew Rhys seek to complete The Wine Show case in Venice, sampling several aperitivos. Amelia discusses the challenges of climate change in Adelaide and Tasmania.
Episode 13 – Wednesday, July 18 at 10pm ET / 7pm PT
Matthew Goode and Matthew Rhys look back at some of the best moments of the first series, as well as the trips that resulted in the completed Wine Show case.”
What do you think? Do you enjoy wine? Will you watch The Wine Show?