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June 16th, 2018- The Wickaninnish Cookbook and Natural Wines

The World has lost a singular voice and soul Anthony Bourdain. We’ll start this week’s show by talking to George Sui who, with his Memphis Blues BBQ partner Park Heffelfinger hosted a sublime after hours gathering of Vancouver’s best chefs in the Summer of 2002. Barbara Jo (Barbara Jo’s Books for Cooks) brought Anthony to Memphis Blues..on Broadway. She also invited Rob Feenie, Tojo, David Hawksworth. Vikram Vij and others. They drank, talked , ate and smoked until 2am! George …

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June 9th 2018-Top Drop Vancouver Part Two & Chateau Wolff is alive and well

  THE SHOW How much do I like the Top Drop wine series? Well, I really only needed half a dozen interviews to make a one-hour special. However, Kurtis Kolt and Jeff Curry always bring together some of the very best winemakers and owners in the World.  How they manage that, year after year, is amazing. Of course, I ended up doing almost twice as many as I needed but when you see the guest list below I think it’s …

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May 26th 2018- All star chefs with BC ingredients and a Master Class on Boutinot Wines

THE SHOW If you check out the guest list below – you’ll know this will be a busy interesting hour. We start with Executive Chef David Hawksworth and his Chef du Cuisine Quinton Bennett. They created a Spring Journey Menu which includes ingredients from all over of and several from Alberta.  We’re talking true local at Hawksworth. The menu features a uniquely illustrated map of the province, which shows the origins of each dish.  The menu also highlights the full flavor potential …

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May 19th, 2018 – The BC Cider Festival!

The BC Cider Festival Year 2.  The Cider makers pour at The Pipe Shop.    THE SHOW   Its Official..I’m a Certified Cider Head. Happily, I don’t appear to be alone. Lots of us are discovering that the sweet icky cider our parents consumed has disappeared. It’s been replaced by a growing army of cider makers..from around the World and best of all – right here in BC. I had some catching up to do having missed the first BC …

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May 12th, 2018-Vintage 2017- Deane House Calgary & Savio Volpe

Vintage 2017. Deane House Calgary & Savio Volpe (awards, house wine & Nicks)   The SHOW  Vintage 2017.  New  releases.  The invitation was just too good to pass up. Be the first to sample some of the finest wines of the new vintage! Join Treve Ring and a panel of top BC winemakers from across the province to discuss the 2017 vintage, future predictions for BC winemaking, and enjoy the first taste of these outstanding wine.   Many of these wine …

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April 28th, 2018 – Naramata Bench Spring Releases!

  NEW SPRING RELEASES FROM THE NARAMATA BENCH:    THE SHOW   SPRING!   Renewal. Bud Break. Real warmth in the day. Sunrise at 6am. AND new releases from BC’s wineries.  Perhaps, the very best time of the year. We spent almost 5 glorious years on the Naramata Bench. It was everything we had hoped it would be. A mix of farms, food, wineries and really fine people. Now, when they make their annual Spring Wine Release trip into Vancouver …

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March 31st, 2018 – Parksville Uncorked!

  Untapped and  Uncorked in Parksville – with special guests!!   THE SHOW   A truckload of fun. Heading for the 10th annual Parksville on Vancouver Island. Half of the weekend takes place at the Beach Club Resort and the other half at Tigh Na Mara. https://www.beachclubbc.com www.tigh-na-mara.com 10th Annual Parksville Uncorked Wine, Food & Beer Festival Join us for the 10th Annual Parksville Uncorked : Sip savour, mix and mingle while sampling some of BC’s best: – The craft brewers, …

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March 17th, 2018 – Ireland in an hour!

IRELAND IN AN HOUR! How better to celebrate St Patrick’s Day than presenting A One hour special from our  2 weeks in Ireland.     We start our tour  in the South of Ireland..through Clonakilty, Cork and we end on the historic streets of Dublin. Guests include Connor Higgins,   Michael Lawlor (Irish Whiskey Tours), Michael Reddy (Teeling Whiskey) and Willie Ahearn from The Palace Pub on Fleet St.   THE Show         Deasy’s Harbour Bar and Seafood Restaurant. Ring Village, Clonakilty Chef Caitlin Ruth   …

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March 3rd 2018- 40th Van WineFest with The Wine Diva

  1,450 Wines. 16 Countries. 173 Wineries. 51 Events. 8 days. 25,000 wine fans. It’s Hour One of our coverage of the 40th VanWineFest at Vancouver Convention Centre. Spain and Portugal are the feature regions and they have sent their very best owners, winemakers, and wines. Many wines tasted for the first time in Canada. With the invaluable co-hosting help of The Wine Diva Daenna van Mulligen and Sandra Oldfield.   This Saturday’s guests include The leader of Portugal’s “Duoro Boys” The charming Cristiano …

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February 24th, 2018 – New Zealand Part 2

Tour Number 2 of New Zealand begins in Hawkes Bay where Syrah is King..through the legendary Gimblett Gravels… and finishes on the south Island  in Nelson at NZ’s first Maori owned and operated winery.   THE SHOW   Part 1 of our wine tour of New Zealand took us through the Auckland area and on to Hawkes Bay and that’s where we begin Part 2.   Elephant Hill Elephant Hill is a stunning and innovative winery estate and restaurant located on …

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Tasting Room Radio February 10th, 2018 – 23 floors up. A Mark Anthony Portfolio Tasting

THE SHOW   It was windy and wonderful. The invite was from The Mark Anthony Group, who distribute beautifully chosen wines to this part of the World. Would I be interested in interviewing some of their top winemakers from around the World..on the top of the Telus Building on Georgia? Yes Please. If you’re seeking new fresh wines and winemakers here’s some top level suggestions..   Dlynn Proctor – Winemaking Ambassador – Penfolds ( Australia ) Darryl Brooker – Winemaker – Mission Hill Family …

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January 13th, 2018 – Spain & Portugal

The 2018 VanWineFest is fast approaching… we’ll be on site March 1st  recording  two 1 hours shows. The feature regions this year are Spain and Portugal. So this week’s Tasting Room Radio will focus on those two wine producing countries. Spain we know about. Big wines to go with robust foods and lifestyle. Wines with the heroics of a bullfighter and the grace of a dancer.     Reds aged in bottle for two years before release for a fraction …

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January 6th, 2018 – Dine out Vancouver

Getting ready for Dine Out Vancouver Talking Organic with  Ann Sperling New releases poured in Victoria THE SHOW   Lucas Pavan – Dine Out Vancouver Producer  Dine Out Vancouver Festival is Canada’s largest annual celebration of food and drink. Attracting more than 100,000 locals and visitors, the festival takes over the city with 17 days of culinary events, prix fixe menus at over 300  restaurants. The festival promotes local and regional ingredients, BC wines and the city’s exceptional culinary talent from …

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December 9th, 2017 – A Thousand Stories!

The Wine Diva’s Top 100 under $20 plus Winemaker Bob Blue on 1000 Stories & Bonterra   Daenna van Mulligen – The Wine DIva   Just in time for Christmas and the Holidays…Wines 89 points or better and all $20.00 or under. What’s not to LIKE?         Over the course of her tasting year Daenna always starts a Top 100 wine list. These wines have passed her taste test and they’re affordable.   We can’t fit in …

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