Tag Archives: British Columbia

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)


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.


B.C. Government marijuana distribution plans – what’s the deal?



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.