November 14, 2015 § Leave a comment
Episode 4 – Charcuterie and Then Some (Link to Episode)
Segment 1 – Guest Cory Pelan of the Whole Beast
Keywords – WHO (World Health Org), Pigs, Sausage, Nitrates, Natural Curing.
Connect with Cory– Click the links: Facebook Cory Pelan
Dork UnCorked Wine Suggestion Charcuterie: Nua Prosecco ~ $14.99-$17.99
Segment 2 – Guest Italian Wine Correspondent Ceri Barlow
Suggested Wines for Cured Ham (Prosciutto, Serrano) – Fresh & fruity but lighter bodied wines. Specifically look for Frappato which is a grape grown in Sicily at elevation. A tremendous wine that offers great value. You can find great examples from $14-$27 that offer enjoyment levels similar to $20-$40 wines.
Suggest Wines for Spicier Sausage (Capicollo, Salami) – Ideal with Valpolicella wines from the Veneto region of Northern, Italy. Look for brands like Masi, Speri & Sartori. If you prefer a richer style of wine go with Valpolicella Ripasso ($20-$25).
Italian Wines for A Desert Island – Fontanafredda 2013 Gavi (White) $19-$22 Private Retail Only, Erik Banti 2012 Toscana IGT $17-$20 Private Retail Only, Agriolas Cannonau 2010 Sardegna $25-$30 Private Retail Only.
Connect with Ceri – Facebook – Ceri Barlow
Follow Victoria Wine Society (Ceri is the Pres!) – Victoria Wine Society (Facebook)
Follow Island Chefs Collaborative (Ceri, again is Pres!) – Island Chef’s Collaborative (Facebook) www.iccbc.ca
Best Buy of the Week – Les Dauphins Cotes Du Rhone Reserve
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November 7, 2015 § Leave a comment
There has been lots of talk about the recent changes in Liquor retailing and laws in B.C. Have you ever wondered how we got here? It is a very colourful history and beautifully told in two parts by storyteller Chris Mathieson. Here are the show notes for Part 1.
Link to podcast: The Wonderfully Colourful History of Liquor Laws in BC Part 1
How to get a hold of Chris…
Facebook – Chris Mathieson
Twitter – @cogno
Website: Old Grist Mill & Gardens
Best Buy of the Week: Borsao Garnacha
Coming up next week – Part II
DYK (Did You Know) that Australian Shiraz is the same as Syrah? The terroir & climate insure that the Australian expression is unique in the world of Syrah, as such it didn’t seem right to call it Syrah, so the powers that be in Australia decided to call their expression Shiraz after the name of the town in Iran where the initial clippings of Syrah were found.
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