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Half Bottles



We start the show with half bottles – wines that come in a 375ml format. It means you get half as much but at half the price. So, maybe a way to try an expensive wine without breaking the bank (as long as you don’t mind having less wine)?

Half bottles make up the “Picks of the Week:”

•Red – Masi Campofiorin, a red blend from Italy, in the 375ml bottle.

•White – Kenall-Jackson Chardonnay, from California, in the 375ml

In this episode, we also discuss the Pedra Cancela “Dao” from Portugal (excellent), and the Cono Sur Bicicleta Viognier from Chile (mixed feelings).


Going to South Africa



Wines discussed this week:

•The Wolftrap (2016) from Boekenhoutskoof in South Africa.

•Pick of the Week: Cal y Canto tempranillo-merlot-syrah blend from Spain (only at private liquor stores)


New wine varieties, Australia’s WTO challenge, and getting into the “weeds”



New wine variety challenge (for wine newbies looking to explore)

Refosco: An Italian red grape variety from the Veneto region. Rod recommends Masi Modello.

Viura: A Spanish white varietal that’s often found in blends. If you can’t find it, the runner up white is Viognier

Pick of the Week: Yalumba Organic Shiraz from Australia.