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How NAFTA’s replacement could change the B.C. wine scene. Plus, Rioja!



Pick of the Week: Confidencial Red, Lisboa, Portugal

Also on the show, we discussed three wines from the Rioja region of Spain:

•Lopez de Haro Crianza Rioja
•Vina Real Crianza Rioja
•Campo Viejo Reserva Rioja (2012)


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