RHYS PENDER’S DRINK LOCAL SERIES & UNCORKED IN PARKSVILLE
April is BC Wine Month!
Rhys Pender, Master of Wine, Wine Plus Education and co-founder of Little Farm Winery in the Similkameen Valley decided to celebrate the wines of BC by starting an on line video series called Rhys Pender MW-Drink Local. Found at IGTV at Instagram. One feature a day for the whole month.
Basically he sets up a camera in his kitchen and talks to wine fans about “everything”
Sperling Foch, Haywire Rose, Figaro, Little Farm Riesling, aging of BC wines, Niche Pinot Noir, wine regions and sub GI’s, Fort Berens, Tantalus Chardonnay, all The Benches, the price of BC wine, Culmina Rose, Joie Gamay, and he also finds time to pick up his Ukulele and sing a song..one called drinking and cooking.
I asked Rhys for permission to take the audio from his videos and make a special out of it.
And that’s what starts this week’s TRR.
These are the first dozen shows but Rhys is still doing a show every day..which means there’s more than a dozen more to go.
He usually gets around to posting them after dinner..around 7PM
Instagram IGTV Drink Local – Rhys Pender MW
The Ukulele moments are the highlight of the year and my Life.
Swirl and UnTapped. Uncorked in Parksville
It’s the annual gathering of wine, cider makers, craft beer brewers and distillery artisans on Vancouver Island.
This year it was craft beer etc at Beach Club Resort and the Wineries at Tigh-na-Mara.
Obviously these interviews were done before the entire World shut down and stayed home.
Because you can tell by the noise exactly when they opened the doors.
Very popular events these.
Pouring guests this week are:
Terence Fitzgerald – COO and partner in Sheringham Distilling and his new venture Lumette Distilled non-alcoholic spirits. Shirley, BC
Dave Paul – Co-Owner. Brew master of Love Shack Libations Qualicum, BC
Michael Abbott – Raisin Rancher & Vineyard Manager Blue Grouse Estate Winery and Vineyard Cowichan Valley
Lorin Inglis – Manager of Enrico Winery Mill Bay, BC
Mark and Linda Holford – Owners of Rocky Creek Winery Cowichan Valley
Jack Eubank – Co-Founder of Cliffside Brewing Nanaimo.
Chef Eric Edwards – Executive Chef Tigh-na-Mara Seaside Resort. Parksville
Dave Woodward – Mt Arrowsmith Brewing Parksville
STORIES WE’RE WORKING ON
Tasting with a Mescal Master in Oaxaca Mexico (Next)
Ann Sperling – Sperling Vineyards
Davin De Kergommeaux – The Definitive Guide to Canadian Distillers
BC Spring Releases
How to support Artisans and Culinary Teams.