Category Archives: France

What is siegerrebe? Plus, Rod drank a beer

0:00 – 9:23: The B.C. election is over… well… not really. After weeks of Dork Uncorked covering what the election means for liquor policy, we scratch our heads and ask what next?

9:23 – 20:40: Siegerrebe is a white wine grape that is commonly grown on Vancouver Island. We learn more about it.

20:40 – 31:22: Pick of the Week! EnvyFol’s grenache-syrah-carignan blend.

31:22 – 41:54: Rod drank a beer.

Cider explosion! Plus, buying by the case

0:00 – 13:37: Spring is here and cider is about to explode as one of this year’s trends. Other “ready-to-drink” products, like hard lemonade, are also moving onto shelves. But that means this is the time of the year when, behind the scenes, heads are exploding trying to coordinate the logistics of getting products into stores. Rod explains.

13:37 – 28:25: We start by talking about Ryan visiting the big “Everything Wine” store for the first time and panicking. It leads us to buying cases of wine — a common practice in Europe that’s gaining popularity here with help from the Internet.

28:25 – 41:12: Pick of the Week! Jas de Lauzon, grenache-syrah blend, Luberon France.

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

Greek wine stories and Langford Superstore gets booze on the shelves

(Originally recorded March 10, 2017) Rod breaks the news that the Langford Superstore will soon get wine on its shelves. Ryan does his first wine reviews of Periquita and Louis Bernard’s Cote du Rhone, and the Pick of the Week goes Greek (it’s Tsantili Red)