CHANNEL 5 TO SCREEN THE WINE SHOW SERIES TWO

Friday, December 8th, 2017

JAMES PUREFOY AND JANCIS ROBINSON JOIN

THE WINE SHOW FOR SERIES RETURN

Infinity Creative Media’s highly-celebrated series, The Wine Show, will return for it’s second series on Channel 5 and is also on Hulu and over 100 broadcast networks world-wide, it was announced today (FRI).

Acclaimed actor of stage and screen James Purefoy and world-renowned wine writer Jancis Robinson will join Wine Show presenters Matthew Goode and Matthew Rhys for series two.

The team will be further complemented by London based head brewer Jaega Wise and Michelin-starred chef and author, Stephane Reynaud, along with existing resident wine experts Joe Fattorini and Amelia Singer.

The seven part series is transmitting currently online on Hulu in the US and Channel 5 will broadcast the series in January 2018.

In this series, Italy has been swapped for France, and each week the team set out from their villa in Provence to discover some of the great stories behind the wines of the world.  The series will also feature films from Argentina, Japan, Canada and Georgia; series two of The Wine Show promises to be fun, informative and a real visual and gastronomic feast.

Matthew Goode said: “Drinking wine with good mates in northern Italy for season one and Southern France for season two, what more could you ask for in a job?!”

James Purefoy said: “Matthew Goode introduced me to the first series when we were working together on Roots and I instantly became hideously envious of his and Rhys’s wine adventure, so to be asked to explore the vineyards of the South of France didn’t exactly take much arm-twisting!”

Jancis Robinson said: “Filming in a heatwave in Provence with Joe, two good-looking actors, a great chef and some delicious wine – what’s not to like?”

Joe Fattorini added: “We’ve wine and running, wine and singing, wine and comedy – The Wine Show adventures are never quite what you’d expect! But the best bit is still meeting extraordinary winemakers across the world with the remarkable stories they tell us, and then sharing those back at our villa and with our viewers.”

Russ Lindsay, founder and director of Infinity Creative Media said: “We’re delighted that The Wine Show is once again being broadcast around the world, with original partners such as Hulu in the US, and our new UK broadcast partner, Channel 5. The global reaction to the first series was exceptional, captivating viewers with its light-hearted and entertaining approach to wine, and for our new series, it’s great to be joined by James and Jancis, two great additions to the team.”

Barnaby Shingleton, Director of Factual and Entertainment at Sky Vision, who brokered/agreed the programme sales, said: “The second series of this fantastic show promises to bring viewers even more of what they loved from the first series;  great wine, great food, great locations and great fun with Matthew Goode and actor James Purefoy who is newly  at the helm. The Wine Show is a veritable  hit and I know viewers on across the world will love the shows’ latest adventures in France and beyond.”

Cherry Yeandle, Acquisitions and Channel Manager, Channel 5 said: “The Wine Show is a visual feast, bringing together exciting talent, locations and of course fantastic wines to make a highly entertaining series and an excellent addition to the Channel 5 schedule.”

Melanie Jappy, Director of Programmes for Infinity Creative Media, said: “This new series promises to continue to inspire wine-lovers across the world. Whether you are a novice, an enthusiastic wine-lover or a wine expert, there’s something for everyone. Wine is much more than just a drink, it offers a window into the world we live in today. The Wine Show takes us to not only to beautiful places, but helps us understand the human story; and of course, telling that story is a huge amount of fun.”

The series is executive produced by Russ Lindsay and Ross Westgate for Infinity Creative Media and produced by Melanie Jappy.

For more information on the series please log onto www.thewineshow.com

 

NOTE TO EDITORS

About Infinity Creative Media Ltd

Infinity Creative Media Ltd was founded by Russ Lindsay, co-founder of James Grant Management, the UK’s largest independent media, music and sports talent agency. Over the last 30 years, Russ has managed many of the UK’s top media and sports personalities including Ant and Dec, Phillip Schofield and Simon Cowell.

Infinity has created a unique television model, being high quality EIS eligible ‘Investor Funded Television’ (IFTV) produced for worldwide sale. The first series of The Wine Show has been sold to 106 countries around the world and was an immediate success when it launched on ITV4 and ITV in January 2017.

Infinity has also produced The Classic Car Show for Channel 5, The Art Show for Sky Arts, and for FIFA, The Best FIFA Football Awards 2017 at the London Palladium which aired on ITV. 

 

BIOGRAPHIES

James Purefoy:

An acclaimed actor of the stage and screen, James Purefoy is best known for his roles in Rome (HBO) and The Following (Fox). James has also starred in Hollywood blockbusters, with film credits including A Knights Tale, Solomon Kane, John Carter and High-Rise. He trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama before joining the Royal Shakespeare Company for 3 years and has worked extensively in the British theatre. He is currently starring in the television drama series Hap and Leonard (Sundance TV) and will be starring in the forthcoming Sci-Fi epic Altered Carbon for Netflix. He also played King George VI in the recent historical thriller Churchill, released in 2017 and starring fellow British actors Brian Cox and Miranda Richardson.

Jancis Robinson:

Jancis Robinson is one of most respected wine critics and journalists today. She writes weekly for the Financial Times and daily for JancisRobinson.com. Her most recent book is a practical guide to the essentials of wine, The 24-Hour Wine Expert, and she is also editor of The Oxford Companion to Wine, co-author of The World Atlas of Wine and co-author of Wine Grapes. She travels all over the world to conduct wine events - often for the global literacy initiative Room to Read - and act as a wine judge. In 2003 she was awarded an OBE by Her Majesty the Queen, on whose cellar she now advises. In one month last year she was presented with France's Officier du Mérite Agricole, the German VDP's highest honour and, in the US, her fourth James Beard Award.

Stéphane Reynaud:

Stéphane Reynaud is an acclaimed French chef and cookery writer. Reynaud comes from a family of butchers and pig farmers in the Ardèche region of France is know for his skills with meat and charcuterie. He is the owner and chef of restaurant Villa 9 Trois in Montreuil, in the Eastern suburbs of Paris. His cooking tends to place an emphasis on meat and charcuterie. His 2005 book Pork and Sons won the 2005 Grand Prix de la Gastronomie Française. Reynaud has also appeared on the The Martha Stewart Show and National Public Radio’s The Splendid Table. He opened his first London restaurant in April 2017, within Shoreditch’s Boundary hotel.

Jaega Wise:

Jaega is the Head Brewer of East London based micro Wild Card Brewery. Combining expertise in engineering, mathematics, logistics and a love of all things beer, she has been leading the brewing team at Wild Card since 2012.  Hailing from Nottingham City, Jaega holds a Chemical Engineering Degree and has worked in Water Treatment and International Chemical Trading. She is a member of the Institute of Chemical Engineers and regularly brews with the ladies of the Venus Project, which aims to promote women in brewing through education & collaborative brewing.

Matthew Goode:

Matthew Goode is an English actor and star of major motion pictures such as Match Point, The Watchmen, and Oscar-nominated The Imitation Game. A graduate of London’s Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art, Goode is also no stranger to the smaller screen, cast as a series regular in the hit show The Good Wife (CBS), the critically acclaimed Downton Abbey (ITV) and will star in the upcoming season of the Golden Globe-winning The Crown (Netflix). During his career, he has received several nominations for awards including Best Actor in a leading role for Burning Man. In 2013, Goode starred opposite his co-presenter, Matthew Rhys, in the short BBC series Death Comes to Pemberley.

Matthew Rhys:

Best known for his part in the ABC family drama Brothers & Sisters, Matthew Rhys is a Welsh actor who attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. His silver screen credits feature work alongside some of Hollywood’s biggest stars, such as The Edge of Love with Keira Knightly and Sienna Miller, the latter of whom he worked with again in 2015’sBurnt with Bradley Cooper. He will also star in Andy Serkis’ Jungle Book in 2018, alongside Benedict Cumberbatch, Cate Blanchett and Christian Bale. Rhys is currently the lead male in hit US show The Americans (FX) and been nominated for ten awards for his part as Philip Jennings, including Best Actor In A Television Series Drama at the Golden Globes.

Joe Fattorini:

Joe Fattorini has 25 years in the UK wine business, with an extensive database of wine producers and vineyard contacts from around the globe. Joe presented television and radio programmes for BBC North and BBC Scotland, covering wine and food. He has written for the UK’s leading wine magazines and is still believed to have written the most complained about article ever published in Decanter Magazine.

Joe has won both the IWSC Wine Communicator of the Year Award and IWC Personality of the Year, and was named 22nd in the 100 Most Influential People in Wine by Drinks Retailing News, the highest placed media figure on the list.

Amelia Singer:

Amelia Singer runs her own company, Amelia’s, putting on engaging and interactive tastings, dinners and events in central London. She is the new, modern face of the wine business. Having worked in wineries all around the world (Bordeaux, Rioja & Chile) as well as with well known retailers, importers, online Fine Wine merchants and exciting new wine start ups, she has gained a holistic appreciation of the wine industry.

Contacts

For further information, please contact:

Plank PR -

Lou Plank – lou@plankpr.com /Tel: 020 8995 3936

Beverly Comboy – bev@plankpr.com /Tel: 020 8995 3936