Food

Wine First

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.

Vienna & Lower Austria

27m 51s

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. Will he succeed?

Episodes

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    Hardanger

    S1 E105 - 27m 37s

    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 micro-climate perfect for growing fruit? Our hosts meet with three apple-farmers to select three different ciders. Chef Steinar Rinaldo is ready for the chef’s challenge. Will his dishes match the chosen ciders?

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    Vienna & Lower Austria

    S1 E104 - 27m 51s

    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. Will he succeed?

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    Styria & Burgenland

    S1 E103 - 27m 28s

    In today’s episode, 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! Will the fruits of their labor pay off?

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    Rheingau

    S1 E102 - 27m 6s

    The Rheingau wine-region of Germany is famous for both red and white wines. In this episode, 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?

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    Mosel Valley

    S1 E101 - 27m 47s

    In this episode, Liora and Yolanda visit the beautiful Mosel Valley in Germany, in search of 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?

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