Live at the Victoria International Wine Festival 2018

Ryan and Rod hit the road and record the show at the Thursday night VIP Bubbles event of the Victoria International Wine Festival 2018.

Wines to help transition us into fall. Plus, rum!

Picks of the week:

Primativo: Tormaresca Neprica

Rioja: Viña Real Crianza

Live at Great Canadian Beer Festival 2018

Ryan and Rod take the show on the road to Victoria’s Royal Athletic Park for the Great Canadian Beer festival where they talk to brewers and chase trends.

Ryan and Rod at the Great Canadian Beer Festival 2018
Rod and Ryan at the Great Canadian Beer Festival 2018

When is the peak time to pick a grape? Science wants to know!

In this short interview episode, we speak with University of Victoria ecologist John Volpe.

Pick of the Week: Sea Cider’s Rum Runner cider.

The Smoke Show

This episode features special guest Matthew Noestheden, UBC Okanagan PhD student behind recent research into “smoke taint” in wine. A perfect topic for a smokey week in B.C.

Pick(s) of the Week: Santa Carolina Leyda Pinot Noir 2017 from Chile, and the Luigi Bosca Malbec 2015 from Argentina

2018 Great Canadian Beer Festival Preview

The man behind the Great Canadian Beer Festival, Gerry Hieter, joins the show to talk about this year’s edition.

PICK OF THE WEEK: Steamworks Brewing Brut IPA

2018 Victoria International Wine Festival (preview episode)

We speak with Victoria International Wine festival director Dave Bain about what’s in store for this year and talk about how the festival has grown over the past five years.

Picks of the Week:

Rod picks the Chevalier de Dyonis Pinot Noir from Romania and the Lobetia Tempranillo from Spain.

The special guest Pick of the Week from Dave Bain is – a beer. Fat Tug from Driftwood Brewery in Victoria.