Tag Archives: VQA

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



Picks of the week:

Primativo: Tormaresca Neprica

Rioja: Viña Real Crianza


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.