Weekly Show

July 21st, 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 …

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July 14th, 2018- Van Wine Fest part 2!

Hour Two of 2018 VanWineFest   THE SHOW   Last week’s show focused of Spain and Portugal. This week its friends and neighbours. BC, Washington, California, Nova Scotia and a final Spanish Winemaking Star Alvaro Palacios. Loved doing this hour.  Winemaking friends from all over sharing thoughts and opinions.   We talk about the Alberta Wine Ban and its effect. I felt it was important that I ask the question “What are you pouring here today and why?” Co-hosts were …

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July 7th, 2018- 40th Van WineFest Part 1- 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 van …

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June 30th, 2018 – BC Shellfish Festival in  Courtney/Comox and Memories of Bourdain.

  12th  BC Shellfish Festival in  Courtney/Comox and Memories of Bourdain. THE SHOW   Year in &  Year out  The BC Shellfish Festival is one of the very best gatherings of Chefs in Western Canada. They come to compete, to showcase, to  meet their suppliers & their customers. Best of all, the chefs come to hang with each other and take a break from the daily grind. First and foremost the festival celebrates sustainability.  In oceans, lakes, rivers and farms. …

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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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