Tag Archives: Rod Phillips

Live at the Victoria International Wine Festival 2018



Ryan and Rod hit the road and record the show at the Thursday night VIP Bubbles event of the Victoria International Wine Festival 2018.


Wines to help transition us into fall. Plus, rum!



Picks of the week:

Primativo: Tormaresca Neprica

Rioja: Viña Real Crianza


Live at Great Canadian Beer Festival 2018



Ryan and Rod take the show on the road to Victoria’s Royal Athletic Park for the Great Canadian Beer festival where they talk to brewers and chase trends.

Ryan and Rod at the Great Canadian Beer Festival 2018
Rod and Ryan at the Great Canadian Beer Festival 2018

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


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.