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When is the peak time to pick a grape? Science wants to know!



In this short interview episode, we speak with University of Victoria ecologist John Volpe.

Pick of the Week: Sea Cider’s Rum Runner cider.


The Smoke Show



This episode features special guest Matthew Noestheden, UBC Okanagan PhD student behind recent research into “smoke taint” in wine. A perfect topic for a smokey week in B.C.

Pick(s) of the Week: Santa Carolina Leyda Pinot Noir 2017 from Chile, and the Luigi Bosca Malbec 2015 from Argentina


2018 Great Canadian Beer Festival Preview



The man behind the Great Canadian Beer Festival, Gerry Hieter, joins the show to talk about this year’s edition.

PICK OF THE WEEK: Steamworks Brewing Brut IPA


The death of “Cellared in Canada,” plus magnums!



Picks of the Week:

“Black Bottle” Shiraz, from Australia.

Bonus: “The Wolftrap Red” blend of Syrah, Mourvedre and Viognier, from Boekenshoutskloof in South Africa.

 


Going to South Africa



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)