Pick of the Week – Côté Mas Rosé
Pick of the Week: Atrius Chardonnay
Picks of the Week:
“Black Bottle” Shiraz, from Australia.
Bonus: “The Wolftrap Red” blend of Syrah, Mourvedre and Viognier, from Boekenshoutskloof in South Africa.
Pick of the week: Sangre de Toro, a garnacha from Spain.
Recorded live at the Victoria Public Market for the opening “Lift Off” event for Victoria Beer week 2018.
We interview Jason MacIsaac from Sheringham Distillery… where we learn they’re moving!
Wines discussed this week:
•The Wolftrap (2016) from Boekenhoutskoof in South Africa.
•Pick of the Week: Cal y Canto tempranillo-merlot-syrah blend from Spain (only at private liquor stores)
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.
Rod and Ryan remember their favourite wines and beers of 2017, along with the life experiences that went with them.
Rod Phillips, the Dork, often pulls back the veil on the “bureaucracy of booze” in this province. It turns out the B.C. government plans to recreate that same system when recreational cannabis is legalized in 2018. Rod critiques the decision.
Also, a bit of wine. The Pick of the Week is a sparking wine, which you’ll find in private liquor stores for $11 or $12, the Jean Louis Couve Brut.
Rod also busts the show’s usual price cap for his birthday: The Domaine Antonin Guyon Chorey-les-Beaune from Burgundy.