Rod Phillips

"It's about the pleasure I get from drinking and talking about wine."

Wine writer, wine historian, and wine judge based in Ottawa, Canada


Recent Publications

Alcohol: A History

This is a global history of alcohol from spontaneously fermenting fruit in prehistoric times to the modern alcohol industry.

500 Best-Value Wines in the LCBO, 2017 

LCBO book 2017: The latest edition of Rod's guide to the best-value wines in the stores of the Liquor Control Board of Ontario.

French Wine: A History

The first English-language history of wine in France: from Greek and Roman wine sales to beer-drinking Gauls 2,500 years ago to the modern French wine industry.