Category Archives: Cabernet Sauvignon

Live from the Victoria International Wine Festival



Rod and Ryan explore the Victoria International Wine Festival at the Parkside Hotel. This event is in it’ 4th year and the organisers hope to return for a 5th year, so if it sounds like fun (and it was!) there will be another chance to attend.

This episode features tips on how to taste at a wine festival, reviews of a few of the wines Rod and Ryan sampled (we hardly made a dent in what was offered), and of course a “Pick of the Week.” Out of the wines Rod and Ryan tried, they unanimously picked The Seven Terraces Sauvignon Blanc from the Marlborough region of New Zealand. Fresh grapefruit, grassy aromas, bright and lively with tremendous balance. It sells for $17.49 OR buy it in a box! The price, matched with the taste experience, make it the pick of the week.


Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon



0:00 – 12:00: Pick of the Week! Tinhorn Creek 2015 Chardonnay, from the Okanagan.

12:00 – 19:25: We review the Invictas Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, from Chile. Why? Because it showed up at the house during an Easter weekend gathering.

19:25 – 31:14: Cork Dork Rod gives us the basics about Cabernet Sauvignon

31:14 – 40:11: Booze in the News!


Wine sale alert! And, temperature really matters



On this week’s episode we have a “hot tip.” A number of factors have come together to create crazy wine sales at private liquor stores in British Columbia until the end of the month. Resident Cork Dork Rod recommends three great wines that are usually a little pricey but are currently as little as half price.

•Bird in the Hand, Sparkling Pinot Noir, Australia
•Louis Philippe Edwards, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chile
•Ruben and Flora, Cabernet Carmenere, France

In “Booze in the News,” we continue our coverage of Langford Superstore getting wine sales and what it means for the local retail scene. We also talk about how the Federal Budget will make your alcoholic beverages more expensive.

Ryan learns how wine temperature can drastically change the flavour of wine.

And the pick of the week: Domaine Houchart, Rose, 2016, France


Cider in grocery stories and a wine with a hint of eucalyptus?



(Originally recorded February 24, 2017) In this week’s show, Rod and Ryan tell the BC Government what they should have done in their recently budget – and that’s reduce liquor mark-ups. They also discuss the coming of cider in grocery stores, “BEV-X,” and Rod’s pick of the week is “The Cover Drive” from “Jim Barry in Australia, a Cabernet Sauvignon from the Coonawarra region.