Tag Archives: VQA

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.

 


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.