Pick of the Week: 2013 Monte Antico Toscana (blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot)
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Pick of the Week: Laurent Miquel Vendanges Nocturnes Rouge
Picks of the week:
Primativo: Tormaresca Neprica
Rioja: Viña Real Crianza
We speak with Victoria International Wine festival director Dave Bain about what’s in store for this year and talk about how the festival has grown over the past five years.
Picks of the Week:
Rod picks the Chevalier de Dyonis Pinot Noir from Romania and the Lobetia Tempranillo from Spain.
The special guest Pick of the Week from Dave Bain is – a beer. Fat Tug from Driftwood Brewery in Victoria.
The Dork, Rod Phillips, reviews two home made wines. Last fall, co-host Ryan Price started making wine from his backyard blackberries and purple plums. It’s now bottled and he saved the first tasting for this show.
And. we found someone else who had the same adventure! CFAX and CTV Vancouver Island meteorologist Astrid Braunschmidt made wine out of her greengage plums.
In this episode, we talk about the different methods used to home brew these wines and the results.
Pick of the week: Codorniu Cava (sparkling wine) from Spain
We get dorky on this one. But also, a pick of the week: Jean Louis Blanc de Blancs sparking wine
We interview Jason MacIsaac from Sheringham Distillery… where we learn they’re moving!
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.