Weekly Show

June 23rd, 2018- A Tour of Saanich !

A Four Stop Stroll through Saanich : The SHOW Saanich is that gorgeous stretch of farmland on the drive from the BC Ferry Docks in Schwartz Bay, Vancouver Island  into Victoria. The idea for the show was suggested by Corey Wood, transplanted Albertan. (Corey is the tech/creative director for TRR and MulliganStew the  show and podcast) He kept reminding me that he was surrounded by growers,  farmers, and artisans who should be recognized. DeVine wines and spirits, Church and State …

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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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June 2nd, 2018-Top Drop Vancouver

It’s Top Drop Vancouver 2018   (Part One)   The SHOW   It’s The Main Event.  Top Drop Vancouver:  Terroir and Craft. The best small wine festival everrrrrrrr. Once again Kurtis Kolt and his partner Jeff Curry and a sensational team have convinced some of the very best winemakers to pour at The Roundhouse in Vancouver. What they have in common is craft and care! In Kurtis’ column in the Georgia Straight he said this: Each year, our process begins the …

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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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May 5th, 2018-Okanagan Falls

OK Falls Welcomes The Wine World   THE SHOW   Every Spring the wine regions of BC show up on the West Coast. This week it’s Okanagan Falls.  The wineries of the region share Skaha Lake – just south of Penticton. Just a head’s UP – They throw a great Summer event called Party in the Park  July 6th in Kenyon Park (on the beach) Starts at 5PM.  What a night!!   Winemakers and Principals pouring and taking us through …

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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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April 21st, 2018- Top Drop Vancouver !

Full Natural Wines  with Lock & Worth &  Bella, Top Drop 2018 and The Okanagan Wine Initiative   THE SHOW   Matthew SherLOCK and Ross HackWORTH.  Lock and Worth.  Jay Drysdale and Bella…  Want to get a sense of BC’s wine future?  Matt and Jay will be a the very front, leading the movement. Honest, single vineyard wines of time and place – priced for everyday consumption.  “We strongly believe that one should be able to drink high quality, single …

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Supreme Court Decision- Interview with Tony Stewart, Owner of Quails Gate Winery

Gerard Comeau bought beer and booze in Quebec – where it’s much cheaper and drove it back to New Brunswick. He was charged by the RCMP with illegal movement of liquor. Went all the way to the supreme court. Wineries maintained that the 1928 Prohibition Law being quoted was “unconstitutional” as written. I called it naked greed. The decision came down today..supporting the law and the government. Here’s an interview with Tony Stewart the CEO and owner of Quails Gate Winery …

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April 14th, 2018-The Artisans of Vancouver Island & The Gulf Islands

13 guests for The Annual “Locals Only 3.0″The Artisans of Vancouver Island & The Gulf Islands.   THE SHOW   It was an afternoon exploring the diversity & creativity of our coastal producers. Through the interviews below we get to meet the farmers, fermenters and distillers that define our cool climate coastal appellation.     This is Locals Only 3.0 – 2018 No fancy marketing campaigns or graphic trickery.  Just an opportunity to taste clean honest products from the producers who …

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April 7th, 2018 – Jann Arden Returns to the Tasting Room!

Jann Arden returns To The Tasting Room. (joined by  Ricasoli, La Crema, Giant Head and Gurvinder Bhatia)   THE SHOW Gurvinder Bhatia   (Quench magazine)        The first two interviews took place at this year’s VanWineFest. After 2 One hour specials,  I grabbed my  recorder and sought out journalist Gurvinder Bhatia and  Winemaker Craig McAllister,  at La Crema. Gurvinder is well known in wine circles. As a judge, educator and reviewer. Wine Editor for Quench Magazine, columnist for The …

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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 24th, 2018- Oaxaca City, Mexico!

Heading to The Home of true Mexican Cooking in Oaxaca with Susana Trilling.   The SHOW   Cheers and welcome to Year 10 of Tasting Room Radio. You can find the Podcast on iTunes, Airs at 11am Pacific every Saturday at Roundhouse Radio 983 Vancouver. Alex Chen – Canadian Culinary Championships – Gold Medal Winner   Chef Alex Chen wins GoldWe start in Vancouver at the Boulevard Restaurant at The Sutton Place Hotel with Gold Medal Winning Chef Alex Chen. …

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