August 30th, 2014 – ENDLESS SUMMER!

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The Wine Diva says The Endless Summer can be stretched with very special wines..R U a Believer??

John Schreiner, The Dean of Canada’s Wine writers releases the 5th edition of Okanagan Wine Tour Guide. Jonathan Maltus makes 100 Pt wines in St Emilion plus Rock and Roll Wines at World’s End in Napa. Chef Ned Bell checks in from Alberta from the Chefs for Oceans tour.



 The Wine Diva  

The Wine Diva
The Wine Diva

Daenna van Mulligen, The Wine Diva  maintains that Summer can be extended with the help of finely crafted wines. I simply have no argument to throw out against that kind of brilliance. Thus..we open the show with the Endless Summer wine list..(have a nice extended summer)

  • Bella Sparkling Gamay Noir Rose, Okanagan Valley BC $23.90,
  • Haywire ‘Baby Bub’, Okanagan Valley BC $14.00
  • Gonzalez Byass ‘Tio Pepe’ Extra Dry Palomino Fino Sherry, Jerez Spain $21.99
  • Castillo de Monseran Garnacha, Carinena Spain $9.99
  • Cantina Breganze Prosecco DOC ‘Extra Dry’, Veneto Italy $21.99
  • 50th Parallel Estate Winery Riesling, Okanagan Valley, BC $18.00
  • La Stella ‘Vivace’ Pinot Grigio, Okanagan Valley $25.00
  • Galil Mountain Rose, Upper Galilee Israel $17.99
  • ‘Cherry Tart’ by Cherry Pie, Pinot Noir, Monterey/Sonoma/Santa Barbara California $29.99
  • Sperling Vineyards ‘The Market White’, Okanagan Valley BC N/A Blue Mountain Vineyard and Cellars Pinot Blanc, Okanagan Valley BC $18.00
  • Babich Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough New Zealand $19.99
  • Oak Bay Gamay Noir, Okanagan Valley BC $16.00 William Fevre Petit Chablis, Chablis France $26.99
  • Louis Bernard Cotes du Rhone Blanc, Rhone Valley France $15.99 Jean-Marc Brocard Chablis 1er Cru Montmain, Burgundy France $39.99
  • Ruffino Chianti DOCG, Tuscany Italy $15.99
  • Quails’ Gate Rose, Okanagan Valley BC $15.9

John Schreiner John Schreiner is Canada’s most prolific writer of books on wine. Since his first book in 1984, The World of Canadian Wine, he has written 15, including multiple editions of The Wineries of British Columba, British Columbia Wine Country and John Schreiner’s Okanagan Wine Tour Guide. He has just released the 5th edition of John Schreiner’s Okanagan Wine Tour Guide and it was time to get caught up with The Man!!

John Schreiner
John Schreiner


Jonathan Maltus  

Jonathan Maltus
Jonathan Maltus


Winemaker Jonathan Maltus is the first Englishman in Bordeaux to win a perfect score from the influential critic Robert Parker. His label is Chateau Teyssier.

The amazing Le Dome wines come from these vineyards. He also has a crazy good winery in Napa called World’s End, featuring wines called     Against the Wind If 6 was 9 Wave Length Good Times. Bad Times Crossfire Jonathan Maltus is often referred to, variously, as a “cult winemaker” or “garagiste,” a kind of renegade Bordeaux winemaker who produces so-called “vins de garage,’ or “garage wine.

Jonathan is a natural story teller. I think you’re going to like his tales.

Chef Ned Bell has been riding his road bike  across Canada from St John’s Newfoundland since Canada Day. The tour is called Chefs for Oceans.

ned bell
ned bell

Chef Bell’s goal for the future of sustainable seafood is to create a movement which, within in the next 10 years, allows every Canadian to easily and readily access sustainable seafood for themselves and their families. The hope is that as the sustainable seafood movement continues to grow, environmentally responsible procedures will become firmly rooted as standard methods in future generations.

Also at the forefront of Chef Bell’s journey is the goal to institute and raise awareness for National Sustainable Seafood Day, a day which spotlights the necessity of healthy oceans, lakes and rivers for the futures of both human beings and the environment.

As the father of two sons, Fin 15 and Max 4, Chef Bell is dedicated to inspiring Canadians to become part of the solution for healthier oceans for today’s children and generations to come.

Ned works his way through Alberta this next week then starts the final leg Sept 5 in Banff, then through Golden, Revelstoke, Kelowna, Merritt, Hope, Langley and finally Friday Sept 12th back in Vancouver. For donations and to check out the tour go to



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