If you thought wine tasting was only for sophisticates, the hosts of 'The Wine Show' can teach you a thing or two! Join two best mates and Hollywood actors on a wine-fuelled trip around Italy.
Matthew Rhys and Matthew Goode are no strangers to television.
While Goode recently wrapped his part in popular period drama Downton Abbey, Rhys has been busy earning an Emmy nomination for his leading role in The Americans.
However, the pair's latest gig doesn't involve much acting. In fact, the two old friends are doing what they do second best: drinking.
As hosts of The Wine Show, coming soon to LifeStyle FOOD, Goode and Rhys travel around stunning Italy, tasting the nation's finest wine offerings.
Rhys actually put it best in his recent interview with Foxtel Magazine, explaining: "We met in Italy and got drunk for four weeks."
While the series dives deep into the elite world of wine-tasting, the larrikin-like hosts make the program's sticky subject matter easier to digest.
In fact, viewers will quickly succumb to the infections charm and chummy chemistry between the Matthews, who have been close friends for a number of years.
"We met a long time ago and knew each other socially," Rhys told Foxtel. "We then worked together about four or five years ago and that really cemented our drinking bond. From then on we have done our utmost to punish our livers as severely as possible."
The pair's goal for The Wine Show was to make it modern and relatable for the masses of wine lovers, whether they prefer the finest vintage from Europe, or the cheapest bottle from their local liquor store.
"The big angle was not to be an elitist or snobbish program," Rhys explained. "That was the true hope of it. The whole point of it is that this is wine you can buy for $10 and it won’t break the bank, but you can drink like a king – and this is how it’s made and why."
"That's what we were always trying to do - to make something more relatable that is unique to every individual. That was probably the greatest challenge. I don't know if we did it or not, because we were hammered by 11am every day".
Watch The Wine Show Thursdays on LifeStyle FOOD at 8:30pm AEST.