BC Winemakers pour their 2013 releases in Vancouver. Cedar Creek, Baillie-Grohman, Okanagan Crush Pad, Orofino, Joie Farms and Stag’s Hollow.
Hands up. Who knows what a Mollydooker is? Sparky and Sarah Marquis in Adelaide do.
And we finish with Singer-Songwriter Adam Cohen, son of Leonard.
He has a new album and a new passion. Tequila!!
The event was called Vintages.
It was held at the newly renovated Hotel Georgia across from the front steps of the Vancouver Art Gallery.
Who better to kick off the show than Host DJ Kearney..one of the best wine experts I’ve ever come across. She holds wineries and their wines accountable. @djwines
So, first up we get up to speed with DJ. Get all our little wine ducks in a row.
Then we hear from the winemakers:
Daryl Brooker Cedar Creek. Kelowna www.cedarcreek.bc.ca
Bob Johnson Baillie-Grohman. Creston www.bailliegrohman.com
Michael Bartier Okanagan Crush Pad Summerland. (Haywire, Bartier-Scholefield, Bartier Bros) www.okanagancrushpad.com
John Weber Orofino Similkameen www.orofinovineyards.com
Robert Thielicke Joie Farm Naramata Bench www.joiefarm.com
Dwight Sick Stag’s Hollow Okanagan Falls http://www.stagshollowwinery.com/
For those of you who don’t know a Mollydooker is a left handed person/boxer. At least in Australia it is.
Its also the name of one of the most successful wineries anywhere in the World.
Its the love child of Sparky and Sarah Marquis from Adelaide/McLaren Vale.
In 1999 they became Australian Winemakers of the Year and in the USA Robert Parker commented ‘The greatest red wine values in existence’ and ‘Run, don’t walk and secure as much as you can of these wines!’ and gave their Integrity 99 points.
We found the two of them in a tasting room at 5:00am their time..which is when Sparky does his tastings.
If you haven’t every tried their wines, especially the big reds, be prepared to make a new friend.
Check out the Mollydooker story at http://www.mollydookerwines.com/
We think this is the third time Adam has been a guest on TRR.
He leads a busy life, especially now that he’s back on the road with a really fine new release We Go Home.
The title says it all..Adam had recorded his new songs but they didn’t seem to work. Off he went to his family home in Montreal to record where he grew up.
Not just any home. His Father being Leonard Cohen, the rooms were filled with memories of childhood and maturity.
Adam and I love to talk music but we also love our wines..that is until this interview.
Adam has a new passion now – Tequila!!
As he says in the interview not just the “i’ll hate myself in the morning” Tequila we’ve all tried. But liquid gold, on a whole other level.
STORIES WE’RE WORKING ON
Burrowing Owl at Hasting House
Price Edward County – Ontario
Changing Wine Laws
New Zealand tour #4 (The Wrap up in Central Otago)