Rod Phillips is the "Dork Uncorked." He's worked in many aspects of the wine industry from serving it to importing it to selling it to... well... drinking it. His mission is to break down barriers and talk about wine in a fun, accessible way. He joins co-host Ryan Price every week for a lively discussion and recommendations for great bottles for reasonable prices, usually under $20. Podcasting from Victoria, B.C., Canada, the show has a Vancouver Island flavour but isn't limited to British Columbia wines.
DU 222 Vancouver Island’s “Alderlea Vineyards”
Pick of the Week: St Hubertus Chasselas, Okanagan
DU 221 Delivering in B.C.
Pick of the Week: Portillo Pinot Noir 2019, Argentina
DU 220 B.C. Pinot Noir with special guest Bradley Cooper
Pick of the Week (curve ball, it's not a Pinot): Therapy Vineyards Riesling, B.C.
DU 219 Special Guest: Wine Industry Lawyer Mark Hicken
Pick of the Week: Yalumba Y Series Viognier, Australia
DU 218 Why restaurant wine might be a little more affordable in B.C.
Pick of the week: Les Dauphins Côtes du Rhône Réserve, 2018, France
DU 217 Mezcal! And, what’s up with Ontario Wine?
Pick of the Week: Folonari Valpolicella 2019, Italy
Rod's Mezcal recommendation: Los Siete Misterios
Not pretentious - Great Intro to wine
Often wine podcasts speak the language of Somms...and you need to research the slang. This Pod is very different - it is meant for those just getting into wine. However, even an oenophile, like myself, enjoys their candour & enthusiasm. They stick to the under $20 bottles...but occasionally stray into high end grapes - Austin Hope anyone?
If you love BC wine, this Pod should be in your library.