UK commercial broadcaster ITV has acquired a vino-tasting series from London-based producer Infinity Creative Media.
The 13 x 60-minute series titled The Wine Show (pictured) will feature actors and primary presenters Matthew Goode (The Imitation Game) and Matthew Rhys (The Americans) as they study a variety of everyday wines, as well as some of the world’s most famous labels. Wine experts Joe Fattorini and Amelia Singer will join the pair of grape novices in an effort to guide them along the way. Gizzi Erskine will also join the cast as its designated food expert in the U.S.
The Wine Show will travel to 12 countries across six continents to uncover the best wines and the stories that surround them. Additionally, the series will host 12 of the world’s leading chefs, including Jose Pizarro, Francesco Mazzei, and Clare Smyth, who are tasked with pairing elegant meals with their favorite wines.
The series is scheduled to air across ITV and ITV4 in the UK this spring, and will launch internationally at the Cannes MIPTV market in April. Global distributor Sky Vision will handle international sales for the program.
Infinity Creative Media’s Russ Lindsay and Ross Westgate serve as executive producers, with Melanie Jappy series producing. The series was commissioned for ITV and ITV4 by Angela Jain, director of digital channels and acquisitions.
“Wine has now transcended culture, class and background and is a part of the lives of millions,” said Lindsay, founder and director of Infinity Creative Media, in a statement.”The Wine Show is a cultural journey across the world, which is informative, visually entertaining, humorous, engaging and surprising.