Category Archives: Greece

Box wines, they don’t suck anymore – and the wine that came back from the dead



In this week’s episode, Rod talks about the virtues of box wines and that leads up to the pick of the week: Radio Boca’s Garnacha in a box.

Also, a listener question about Merlot leads us to the fascinating story of “Carménère,” a grape variety lost to history after disease devastated vines in Europe in the 1860’s. But then it was rediscovered in Chile where it had been brought by accident long, long ago. If you want to try it, Rod suggests looking for the Falernia Carménère.

Other wines discussed: Tinhorn Creek Merlot and the Tsantali Retsina

 


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)