We get dorky on this one. But also, a pick of the week: Jean Louis Blanc de Blancs sparking wine
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).
Recorded live at the Victoria Public Market for the opening “Lift Off” event for Victoria Beer week 2018.
We interview Jason MacIsaac from Sheringham Distillery… where we learn they’re moving!
Special guest Joe Wiebe, producer of Victoria Beer Week, previews this year’s event.
Pick of the week: Herdade Sao Miguel do Sul 2015 Alentejo, Portugal.
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)
Pick of the Week: Fantini Primitivo Puglia from Italy.
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.
Catching up on the wold on wine in Victoria, B.C.