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Home grown wine review – with special guest Astrid Braunschmidt



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.

Astrid Braunschmidt with her homemade greengauge plum wine and Ryan Price with his homemade blackberry/purple plum wine.

 

 


New wine varieties, Australia’s WTO challenge, and getting into the “weeds”



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.


Vancouver Island Brewery “reborn” and grape varieties that change names



(Originally recorded March 3, 2017) On this week’s show, Rod reports after attending the launch of Vancouver Island Breweries re-launch. Among the highlights is a new look, new recipes, and a new “Juan de Fuca Cerveza.” And the pick of the week! A Portuguese wine – Periquita


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.