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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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November 11th, 2017 – Whistlers Cornucopia & Vancouver Wine Festival

Updates on Whistler’s Cornucopia and VanWineFest 2018 plus Kristian Eligh finds his “inner Chef” And Part Two of our Pinot Noir special. THE SHOW   Whistler’s Cornucopia Food and Wine Festival  Samantha Rahn is the Wine Director at Araxi Restaurant in Whistler, former Sommelier of the Year and now Cornucopia Ambassador. Who better to talk to about the annual gathering in Whistler? The festival started on Thursday but Sam and I will let you know what happens this weekend and …

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October 28th, 2017- Napa Wildfires… how we can help.

Liam Mayclem[/caption]   He’s been hosting fundraising events in the Bay area and gives us an update on what conditions are like in Napa/Sonoma and what we can do to help those in need… There’s a huge fundraiser coming up next week before American Thanksgiving called ChefsGiving… and all the restaurants will be donating portions of their take.     I’m hoping Vancouver’s culinary teams would consider doing the same. www.redwoodcu.org/northbayfirerelief https://www.facebook.com/chefsgiving/ https://twitter.com/chefsgiving   Chef Kristian Eligh Kristian went from being …

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October 21st 2017-InterVin/Lure/The Fighting Five

InterVin/Lure/The Fighting Five   InterVin 2017 – The Gold Medal Rundown with The Wine Diva Chef Ned Bell releases his cookbook book LURE. He wants your attention. The Fighting Five take on The Supreme Court. I couldn’t be happier.     THE SHOW   Daenna Van Mulligen – The Wine Diva It’s the results of the 2017 Intervin wine awards.   65 wines struck gold at the 2017-18 InterVin International Wine Awards, an intensive three-day blind tasting competition. 1,200 wines …

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October 14th, 2017-Vanessa & Victoria!

It’s the Vanessa and Victoria Show! Vanessa Wines and Victoria Wine Festival THE SHOW     We spend some quality time at the fourth annual Victoria Wine Festival. It was such fun to walk these rooms and meet old friends. Discover new wines. Pouring on the day were: Peter Lindenlaub  Caymus Wines  (Wagner Family ) www.caymus.com Jacques LaCoste – Co-Founder Paul Brunner – Blue Grouse (Cowichan) www.bluegrouse.ca Chris Turyk – Unsworth Vineyards (Cowichan)www.unsworthvineyards.com Robert Ketchin – NZ Wine Growers (Canada) https://www.nzwine.com …

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Tasting Room Radio Oct 7th 2017-23 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 …

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September 30th, 2017 Kamloops is not much of a wine town!!

“Kamloops isn’t much of a wine town” Hitting the Kamloops Wine Trail And talking Mushrooms with Bill Jones “Kamloops isn’t much of a wine town”. That was the first comment I heard from my old home town when I asked 8 years ago. Unbelievably Wrong!! It was a great wine town but they didn’t have any investment in the wine business. Now they have their own wine region  (Thompson Valley) and more wineries on the horizon. We visit : Harpers …

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September 23rd, 2017- Top Drop Vancouver!

Its Top Drop Vancouver 2017.  Kurtis Kolt presents his 4th annual gathering of small, hands on wineries who are passionate about their craft. “The Most Awesome Wine Event of the Year” – Vancouver Magazine And the bad boys of smoke,  Park and George from Memphis Blues BBQ bring the do’s and don’ts  of BBQ. THE SHOW    Top Drop 2017  Kurtis Kolt Embarking on its fourth year, Top Drop Vancouver was a two day trade and consumer event being held at the Roundhouse in Yaletown …

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September 16th, 2017-Is the Okanagan for Sale?

  Is the Okanagan for Sale?   Seattle Urban Wineries pour in SoDo. (South of Dome)   THE SHOW   Headline of the Week..check that… YEAR!! GRIMSBY, Ont. — “Andrew Peller Ltd. said Monday it has signed deals to acquire three B.C. wineries for a combined price of $95 million. The Ontario-based wine producer says it has signed definitive agreements to acquire Black Hills Estate Winery and Gray Monk Estate Winery and a letter of intent to acquire Tinhorn Creek Vineyards.” .Yes, …

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August 26th, 2017 – The Hatch goes top 10!

   The Hatch was named 9th best winery in Canada and 5th in BC. And IS this the weekend  to Lick Your Plate?   THE SHOW Some wine fans follow labels, some follow grapes, some follow regions and some follow Winemakers. Can I please suggest one winemaker  you may want to follow?  Jason Parkes! First of all he’s born in Peachland, so the man knows his fruit.     He’s fronted two punk bands. OK, that has nothing to do …

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