Meet the Barone Ricasoli

In this special guest episode Rod and Ryan interview Barone Francesco Ricasoli, owner of one of the oldest wineries in the world on land that’s been connected to his family since the 1100’s.

The pick(s) of the week come from this historic winery in the land of Chianti and Brolio Castle:

•Barone Ricasoli “Albia” Rosato di Toscana (rosé) 2017

•Barone Ricasoli Chianti Ricasoli (Chianti)

Wine reviews that take us to Italy, France, Chile and the Okanagan

Pick of the Week: Pasqua Passimento Rosso IGT

But – also discussed on what turned into a wide ranging review episode:

Thumbs up to:

•Ruffino’s Orvieto Classico Bianco 2017, from Italy
•Laurent Miquel Vendanges Nocturnes Classic Red, from France
•Blue Mountain Pinot Noir, from the Okanagan (watch out, this one will be pricey)

Mixed review to:

•Wave Series By Carmen’s “Right Wave” Pinot Noir, 2017, from Chile

More wine talk with Glenn Barlow from Cook St. Liquor

We had so much fun the first time so we invited Glenn Barlow back to be our special guest. But this time we talk nothing but wine, including —

Glenn’s top picks in the $10-$15 range:

•The “Antares” brand, particularly their Carménère,
from Chile
•The “Masia F” Vino Tinto Tempranillo from Spain.

Glenn’s top picks with no price restrictions:

Domaine Boucabeille Les Terrasses Cotes du Roussillon Villages, from France
Finca Nueva Rioja, from Spain