Pick of the week: In honour of John Mitchell, who helped start Canada's craft beer industry and fought the law to create Spinnakers Brew Pub, the pick of the week is the beer named after the man - Spinnakers' Mitchell's Extra Special Bitter
On this week's show we make our own wine with our new show sponsor, Flying Fish Winery in the Keating area, and learn what makes them unique. Pick of the week: Gioacchino Garofoli Monte Reale Sangiovese Marche
Dork Uncorked returns after an unplanned two week break. Why the break? The Dork, Rod Phillips, suffered a health scare that we talk about on the show. It caused a diet change, which leads us to a whole new world of wine pairings.
In this special guest episode Rod and Ryan interview Barone Francesco Ricasoli, owner of one of the oldest wineries in the world on land that's been connected to his family since the 1100's. The pick(s) of the week come from this historic winery in the land of Chianti and Brolio Castle: •Barone Ricasoli "Albia" Rosato di Toscana (rosé) 2017 •Barone Ricasoli Chianti Ricasoli (Chianti)
Pick of the Week: Pasqua Passimento Rosso IGT But - also discussed on what turned into a wide ranging review episode: Thumbs up to: •Ruffino's Orvieto Classico Bianco 2017, from Italy •Laurent Miquel Vendanges Nocturnes Classic Red, from France •Blue Mountain Pinot Noir, from the Okanagan (watch out, this one will be pricey) Mixed review to: •Wave Series By Carmen's "Right Wave" Pinot Noir, 2017, from Chile