He may be famous for gardening but Alan Titchmarsh also hosts a daily chat show - this week featuring a Bedfordshire wine maker.
Dawn Black runs The Happy Brewer, in Bedford, with her husband Stephen, a shop which caters for the novice and expert home brewer and wine maker.
Tomorrow (Wednesday, November 11) she is appearing on screen with Alan, demonstrating how to make, treat and bottle wine made from a kit.
Dawn said: “It was an amazing, long, and fascinating day which started with me lugging demijons of wine, funnels, thermometers and bottles down to London in a suitcase. Luckily, I was met at Kings Cross by a taxi which whisked me to the studio.
“I had an absolute blast there, getting the make-up, hanging out in the green room and having my own personal runner to satisfy every need, want and desire.”
Dawn demonstrated how her wine kit works in an two-minute slot, getting Alan to help pour and measure. She explained it was part of a home-brew segment which also featured beer and cider making.
The shows producers invited Dawn to the studio after finding her the Happy Brewer website. She now has a thriving sideline of deliviering seminars on wine making.
She said: “Making wine at home is easy, and can take as little as five days. Most of the kits we sell would take about 28 days to make a beautiful bottle of wine, but if you want top quality, it could be fermenting for up to eight weeks.
“Our starter kits cost about about £1.50 a bottle but what you make is comparable to a £6 to £8 bottle from a supermarket. Our most expensive kits cost about £4.15 a bottle but it would cost between £45 to £60 for a similar quality shop-bought wine.”
Recycling and re-using is at the heart of Dawn’s promotion of the hobby. She said: “If it is edible, you can make wine from it. Apart from the usual fruits, people can make wine from flowers, or leaves, or even tree sap. You probably wouldn’t want to, but I have heard someone, somewhere added meat to the process!
“I also recommend reusing old equipment where possible. Maybe a relative has an unloved demijon in their shed - wash it up and get making!”
The Alan Titchmarsh Show, ITV, Wednesday November 6, 3pm
For more information, visit http://www.thehappybrewer.com/, or follow @TheHappyBrewer on twitter.