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Interpreting Wine Podcast

Jul 28, 2023

Ep 539: Santiago Deicas, Bodega Familia Deicas, Uruguay Producer Series, 1/2


I’m Lawrence Francis, Host of Interpreting Wine, welcoming you to the Uruguay Producer Special Series. Across these 2 episodes recorded in Dec 2022 and Feb 2023 we’ll be exploring the modern Uruguay scene in the company of 2 producers. The most up-to-date producer-led exploration of Uruguay wines available anywhere in podcast format. Subscribe to be alerted when new series episodes go live.

We kick things off today in the company of Santiago Deicas of Bodega Familia Deicas

(00:00:08) Episode intro

(00:01:35) Santiago Deicas Origin Story

(00:04:40) The roots of the family winery

(00:08:35) Cognac’s connections to Uruguay

(00:11:10) Uruguay Climate

(00:16:40) Climate’s effects on the wine

(00:19:54) Canelones and Maldonado vineyard and geology tour

(00:24:00) Background to wines tasted:

(00:27:05) Atlántico Sur Albariño 2022 (

(00:33:40) Bizarra Extravaganza Dark Side Albariño 2021 (

(00:40:10) Bizarra Movement and wine range

(00:47:55) Travel and communication

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Intro and outro music
The New Investors

GUEST CONTACT: Santiago Deicas, Bodega Familia Deicas

Date recorded: Fri 16 Dec 2022

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Uruguay Producer series direct links (2) Santiago Deicas, Bodega Familia Deicas Francisco Carrau, Bodega Cerro Chapeu