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Mulligan Stew Jan 7th 2023-Remembering Neil Peart and Elvis Presley

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We remember…

Neil Peart – Lyricist and drummer for RUSH – Died from Cancer two years ago  on Jan 7

Elvis Presley – Born Jan 8, 1935.  Would be 88 Sunday. His legacy continues to shine.

New tracks from

Eddie 9V – think Peter Green and Mike Bloomfield

Madison Cunningham

Macy Gray

Vulfpeck – VERY interesting groove

Jill Barber – Instant Cash for Gold

Marcus Mumford

 

Live tracks from

Rod Stewart  Maggie May Unplugged  (donor request)

Elton John – Croc Rock @MSG (donor request)

Van Morrison – Astral Weeks Live at H. Bowl

Rolling Stones – Live at The El Mocambo

Eric Clapton – Crossroads Live at The Fillmore

And that’s not all ….

Michael Bloomfield/Al Kooper

Percy Sledge

Bahamas w/Madison Cunningham

Pink Floyd  – Another Brick Pt 2  – released Jan 7 1980 (only #1)

Willie Nelson – Request from Donor

Tedeschi Trucks

Serena Ryder/Steve Earle

The Chieftains and Joni Mitchell (donor request)

Los Lobos

Temptations

Elvis

Mulligan Stew Podcast

A Family Curse – Neil Osborne and daughter Kandle .

Early James – Birmingham Alabama 

NEXT WEEK – We celebrate the Doug and The Slugs Documentary  Film – Debuting CBC next Sunday

PLAYLIST:

Mulligan Stew Terry David Mulligan MulliganStew Dot Ca
yella alligator Eddie 9V single
Albert’s Shuffle Mike Bloomfield – Al Kooper Super Session
When a man loves a woman Percy Sledge When a man loves a woman
TDMulligan The Stew Year – 27th year tmulligan@ckua.com
Dog me around Eddie 9V Little black flies
modern man Bahamas and Madison Cunningham Modern man
Life according to Raechel Maddison Cunningham Revealer
The Stew Coming UP – Rod Stewart and Elton John mulliganstewdotca
Maggie May (live) Rod Stewart and Ronnie Wood Unplugged and Seated
Crocodile Rock Elton John Don’t shoot me, I’m only the piano player
Coyotes Banff CoyotesBanffdotcom NEXT Pink Floyd
Another Brick (Part 2) Pink Floyd The Wall
Beauty in the World (Island Mix) Macy Gray Sell Out (Deluxe)
Better off High Marcus Mumford self-titled
coming up on The Stew -We remember Neil Peart of Rush TDM
wonderful world Willie Nelson Classic Christmas Album
Be right back with hour two of The Stew
Mulligan Stew mulliganstewdotca tmulligan@ckua.com
Dreamline Rush Roll the Bones
3 on E Vulfpeck Joy of Music . Job of Real Estate
Gravity Tedeschi Trucks band I am the Moon
Better Now Serena Ryder-Steve Earle The art of falling apart
Instant cash for gold Jill Barber Instant cash for gold
TDMulligan Year 27 tmulligan@ckua.com
The Magdalene Laundries Joni Mitchell and The Chieftains Tears of Stone
Astral Weeks/I believe I’ve transcended (live) Van Morrison Astral Weeks: Live at Hollywood Bowl
Dean House River Cafe Calgary
Crackin’ Up (live) The Rolling Stones Live at the El Macambo
Sail on Sailor Los Lobos Native Sons
The way you do the thangs you do The Temptations Hitsville
Happy Birthday Elvis Born Jan 8 1935 Tupelo Mississippi Check of the Movie
Good Rockin Tonight Elvis Presley Gold
Crossroads (live) Eric Clapton Live at The Fillmore

 

Ep 238 | A Q&A with Q&A

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My pal Jason Priestley and I have stepped into the world of wine. The difference is, we’re not consumers,  we’re partners with winemaker Michael Mosny at Winemakers Cut in Oliver, BC.

Jason for several years had been an investor in Black Hills Winery, the maker of the iconic Nota Bene.

After the sale of Black Hills, I continued to search for exceptional terroir capable of producing a peerless Bordeaux-style blend. Throughout this journey, I merged paths with Terry and then Michal. Together, we questioned what we already know, over and over again,” said Priestley“After looking everywhere, all roads lead to one answer and the answer is once again in the Okanagan. This time, the difference is in the details, with a focus on elegance and finesse.”

Q&A “I heard about Canadian wine for the first time from Terry and Jason’s international television show, Hollywood and Vines TV, and it quickly became my passion  They are the reason why I decided to move here with my wife in 2012 and make wines in the Okanagan Valley.”   Slovakian-Canadian Michal Mosny is the proprietor of Winemaker’s CUT, an acclaimed winery based in the District Wine Village in Oliver, BC.

Q&A started rolling out in November of 2022. It’s just now beginning to show up on select wine store shelves and restaurant wine lists. Check out qa.wine for more information

It’s a Bordeaux-inspired blend ..

45% Cabernet Sauvignon

38% Merlot

13% Cabernet Franc

4% Petit Verdot

100% Yummy!

Here’s the first Q&A gabfest on The Mulligan Stew Podcast

Mulligan Stew Dec 31st 2022- 18 guests – New Years Eve!!

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First things First – I hope you’re having a memorable Holiday Season.

I have some New Years’ Eve drop-in guests for you.

With the help of my transplanted Albertan friend Corey Wood, we created a social promo post called the Corey Clip. Short clips from feature interviews.

5-7 Mountain  New Year’s Eve, @ckua we gathered 17 artists who joined us on The Stew in the Year 2022.

Dec 31  with short comments  and  music,  we welcome back

Joni Mitchell

Tami Neilson

Susan Tedeschi

Keb Mo

David Bowie (from 2000)

Billy Joel (same time)

Cheech and Chong

The Harpoonist and the Axe Murderer

Blue Rodeo

Mariel Buckley

Barney Bentall

Bruce Cockburn

Larkin Poe

The Bros. Landreth

Harrison Kennedy

Duke Robillard

Ken Ehrlich – Remembering his friend Dr. John

Happy New Year – Be Safe Out There.

December 31st, 2022 The Last Wine List from Wine Diva: Top 50 –  91 Points or better

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Proudly Sponsored by Harbour Air

The Last 2022 Wine List from Wine Diva: Top 50 –  91 Points or better

 

THE SHOW

This End of the Year Special started like many ideas do.  Over a glass of wine.

I was tasting wines  in preparation  for a winemaker interview.

My thought was “let’s do an end of the year “best of” wine special.

My very next thought was “ this calls for the Wine Diva”

I taste 100’s of wines a year.

Daenna Van Mulligan – The Wine Diva tastes 1000’s a year.

www.winediva.ca

www.winescores.ca

So off I went in search of Deanna and her tasting notes and memories of 2022.

I’m so thankful I found her and she agreed to look back at the wine year.

All three weeks can be found  on Tasting Room Radio at www.mulliganstew.ca

Here’s how it all rolled out…

 

Daenna and Jace    (Google Jace’s Journey)

 

Dec 17th

Gift Bottles

Sparkling Wines

 

Dec 24   (Christmas Eve)

The Top 100 – Under $20 and 88 points or better.

 

Dec 31  (New Years Eve)

Top 50 Wines of 2022 – 93 points or better:

Wine List _top 50 93 pts or better Wine Reviews & Tasting Notes from WineDiva

 

Once again, we can’t talk about every wine listed on the Top 50  but we certainly tried.

HAPPY NEW YEAR! – See you in 2023

 

Yalumba ‘The Tri-Centenary’ Grenache, Basrossa Valley, Australia $85.00
Monte del Fra Amarone della Valpolicella Classico ‘Lena di Mezzo’, Valpolicella, Veneto $47.99
Painted Rock Syrah, Skaha Bench, Okanagan Valley BC $52.99
Sperling Vineyards Old Vines Riesling, Okanagan Valley BC $35.00
Culmina Family Estate Winery ‘Susser No.18’ Riesling, Okanagan Valley BC N/A
Township 7 Vineyards & Winery ”Benchmark Series’ Gewurztraminer, Okanagan Valley BC $30.00
Hester Creek Viognier, Okanagan Valley, BC N/A
Liquidity Wines Reserve Pinot Noir, Okanagan Falls, BC N/A
UpperCase Winery Chardonnay, British Columbia N/A
Falernia Pinot Noir Gran Reserva Single Vineyard Aaron, Elqui Valley Chile $26.00
SpearHead Pinot Noir ‘Golden Retreat Vineyard’, Okanagan Valley BC N/A
Winemaker’s Cut ‘Bohemian’ Petit Verdot, Okanagan Valley, BC N/A
Ricasoli ‘Castello di Brolio’ Chianti Classico Gran Selezione, Tuscany, Italy $75.00
Castello di Ama San Lorenzo Chianti Classico Gran Selezione, Siena, Tuscany, Italy $64.99
Moon Curser ‘Contraband’ Syrah, Okanagan Valley BC $40.00
Gold Hill Syrah, Okanagan Valley, BC N/A
Clos du Soleil ‘Signature’, Similkameen Valley, British Columbia $60.00
Cantina Tollo’ MO’ Riserva, Montepulciano d’Abruzzo $24.99
Red Horses Vineyard Estate Reserve Cabernet Sauvgnon, Okanagan Valley, BC N/A
Lunessence Winery & Vineyard Estate Riesling, Okagan Valley, BC N/A
CVNE ‘Cune’ Gran Reserva, Rioja, Spain $50.00
Nederburg ‘Heritage Heros The Anchorman’ Old Vine Chenin Blanc, South Africa $25.00
Gemtree ‘Dragon’s Blood’ Shiraz, McLaren Vale, South Australia $30.00
Yalumba ‘The Virgilius’ Viognier, Eden Valley, South Australia $70.00
Fort Berens Estate Winery Pinot Noir, British Columbia $35.00
Vina Chocalan Gran Reserva ‘Origen’ Carmenere, Maipo Valley, Chile $26.00
Vina Cobos ‘Bramare’ Malbec, Lujam de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina $45.00
Catena ‘High Mountain Vines’ Malbec, Mendoza Argentina $24.99
Burrowing Owl Estate Winery Cabernet Franc, Okanagan Valley BC $36.00
Phantom Creek Estates Kobau Vineyard Cuvee No.15, Golden Mile Bench, Okanagan Valley, BC N/A
Rust Wine Co. Syrah Lazy River Vineyard, Similkameen Valley, BC N/A
Domaine Zind Humbrecht ‘Clos Hauserer’ Riesling, Alsace, France $100.00
Stag’s Hollow Limited Edition No.05 ‘Cachet’, Okanagan Valley, BC N/A
Meyer Family Vineyards Pinot Noir, McLean Creek Road Vineyard, Okanagan Valley BC $36.00
Lakeside Cellars Cabernet Franc, Okanagan Valley BC N/A
Pentage Winery ‘GSM’, Skaha Lake, Okanagan Valley, BC N/A

Stories we’re working on:

 

Jackson Family buy another Cowichan Winery (Blue Grouse)

Q&A Bordeaux Blend is released

Hester Creek

JPCustoms new releases

Eau Claire Single Malt Whisky 006

Winemakers Cut New Releases

 

EP 237 | Christmas in The Round Revisited (Year 3-2017)

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays All

From  1974 to 1979 I was lucky enough to host Great Canadian Goldrush on CBC Radio  National.

Every Christmas we had a Christmas Jam – in the studio. Produced by Susan Englebert. (with assistance from Claire Lawrence)

Except for the mixed drinks, it was nothing fancy but it was an hour of heart-felt stories and songs.

The artists included Roy Forbes and Shari Ulrich.

When Goldrush left the air Christmas Jam disappeared UNTIL Roundhouse Radio in Vancouver came on air and again I had a studio to capture this magic.

I talked to Shari, Roy, and Barney Bentall and they all signed on for a reconnect.

We got 3 years of Christmas in the Round recorded and then Roundhouse went dark.

Keeping the tradition alive, this year we present Year 3 of Christmas in the Round  (2017)

 

The Lineup includes

Jim Byrnes

Shari Ulrich

Barney Bentall

Bill Henderson (Chilliwack)

Craig Northey   (Odds and Steven Page Trio)

On percussion Geoff Hicks (Colin James, Barney, Cuddy, Byrnes, Northey etc)

Rob Becker (guitar/vocals)

Kirby Barber (guitar/vocals)

Roy Forbes was unavailable in Year 3 BUT I found him hiding in Year One

He brings with him two songs and the slide guitar of Shaun Verreault from Wide Mouth Mason.

And yes..he does tell the story and rolls out his Christmas Classic Mince Meat Tart

Mulligan Stew Dec 24th 2022- Christmas in The Round Revisited (Year 3-2017)

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It’s fair to say that Christmas is the most traditional season of the year.

Mulligan Stew has its own tradition we’d like to share with you.

 

It all started at CBC Vancouver in the late 70s with Producer Susan Englebert.

I was hosting a weekly show called The Great Canadian Goldrush and Susan brought together several of our artist friends to sing Christmas songs and tell Christmas tales.

Shari Ulrich, Roy Forbes, Terry Frewer were all part of those shows.

The show became a tradition – year after year.

Then life happened.  Our friend Susan lost a battle with cancer, Goldrush was canceled and we all moved on.

It wasn’t until I signed on with Roundhouse Radio in Vancouver that the idea of Christmas in the Round started to take shape.

Finally, I had a great mix.

Artists who believed in the power of music and the good it could create.

A real working studio..plus a lobby that doubled as a stage. Perfect!!

This is now Year Three of Christmas in the Round.

Shari Ulrich is still part of the group.

( Roy Forbes joined us last year)

This year the lineup is strong. Everyone on the stage had an amazing year. Recording, touring, co-writing and making new friends.

Barney Bentall – had just come off the road with Cariboo Express. Released a fine new album Cosmic Dreamer and  had just toured with  his Cariboo Express.  Also had toured with  Blue Rodeo. FYI –  Barney and The Express have now raised over $1M for food banks.

Shari Ulrich – on the road with Barney, playing with other artists, forming a trio with her daughter Julia and fellow Cariboo Expresser  Kirby Barber, who’s also with us this year.

(Julia recorded and mixed this hour)

Jim Byrnes-  with a well-earned reputation as a singular performer, who proudly shows his St Louis roots in every song.

Bill Henderson – Leader, writer, vocalist, and guitarist of Chilliwack. Mentor to many of today’s new artists. Producer, songwriter and picker.

Craig Northey – Original member of  Odds. Invaluable session man, co-writer, and part of perhaps the best backing band in the Country. Also solid member of the Steven Page Trio.

You may notice in the group photo that Craig is  leaning on a crutch. That’s because he BROKE his ankle playing hockey 2 weeks before this session and he still came to play.

He’s a gamer. A lifer.

Geoff Hicks – Plays drums with EVERYONE – Colin James, Barney, never mind..it’s way too many to mention

Rob Becker – Ditto. Need a great bass player? Start in the B’s with Becker.  Plays with Barney a lot.

 

It was important to0 include an oroiginal member of Christmas Jam Roy FGorbes., From year One – here’s Roy and on Lap Steel guitar Shaun Verreault from Wide Mouth Mason..with two closing songs.

They all have Christmas songs and stories and a tradition to carry on.

Many thanks to Corey Wood, John DeVries, Cory Price, Julia Graff, Monique McQueen, Alex Rodgerson, Don Shafer, Margaret Garrison, Dave Dhillon, Gabe Reinarz, Julian Anton, Scott Elliott and Duke, Natalie Pitt.

Many thanks to our singers and pickers

And as always Corey Wood and MEG – The Home Team

This show is dedicated to the memory of Susan Englebert

 

PLAYLIST:

PLAYLIST:

The Christmas Stew with TDM Thank you Deane House. River Cafe & Coyotes Banff Hour Two Christmas in the Round
Linus and Lucy Walk off the Earth Subscribe for The Holidays
Christmas Highway Bahamas Christmas Hits
No Christmas for me Zee Avi This Warm December Vol 1
Universal Child Annie Lennox with African Children’s Choir Christmas Cornucopia
Times they are a changing’ The Brothers and Sisters Dylan’s Gospel
Coyotes Banff New Years Eve
Christmas must be tonight Amy Helm and Wood Bros. Christmas must be tonight
December’s Children Whitehorse Winter Classic
Christmas comes but once a Year Albert King Christmas in Soulville
Lonesome Christmas Eric Clapton Happy Christmas
Fairytale of New York The Pogues with Kirsty MacColl If I should fall from grace with God
Mary had a baby Bruce Cockburn Christmas
Deane House River Cafe Merry Christmas
I’ll be there Christmas Eve Alan Doyle single
Christmas in Prison (live) John Prine A John Prine Christmas
Christmas Stew -NEXT – Christmas in the Round
Christmas is Coming Bill Sample We Three Kings
Christmas Stew NEXT -Christmas in the Round All Star Cast from 2017
Christmas Stew Terry Mulligan Christmas in he Round
Merry Christmas Baby Jim Byrnes Christmas in the Round Year 3
Interviews with Jim Byrnes and Craig Northey Christmas in the Round Year 3 2017
Love is what you get Craig Northey (Odds) Love is what you get
Shari Ulrich Interview Christmas in the Round Year 3 Christmas Stew @ckua
I need a silent night Shari Ulrich Christmas in the Round Year 3
Barney Bentall Interview Christmas in the Round Year 3 Year 3
Song for a Winter’s Night Barney Bentall Christmas in the Round Year 3
Bill Henderson Interview Christmas in the Round Year 3 CKUA
Beautiful Island Bill Henderson Christmas in the Round Year 3
Christmas in the Round Year 3 NEXT – Jim Byrnes with Christmas Blues
Merry Christmas Baby Jim Byrnes Christmas in the Round Year 3
Bill Henderson Interview Christmas in the Round Year 3 From 2017
Gloria Bill Henderson Christmas in the Round Year 3
Asking all artists about their Christmas and the road ahead Christmas in the Round Year 3
Away in a manger Barney Bentall Christmas in the Round Year 3
Roy Forbes Interview TDMulligan Christmas in the Round Year 3
Mince Meat Tart Roy Forbes Christmas in the Round Year 1
Roy Forbes Interview With Shaun Verreault (Wide Mouth Mason) Christmas in the Round Year 3
Santa Claus is back in town Roy Forbes Christmas in the Round Year 1
Deck Them Halls Bill Sample We Three Kings

December 24th, 2022 The Wine Diva has delivered another End-of-the-Year Wine List.

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Proudly Sponsored by Harbour Air

2022 Top 100 Wines under $20

And 88 Points or Better

 

THE SHOW

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As promised Daenna van Mulligen – The Wine Diva has delivered another End-of-the-Year Wine List.

I like this one a lot.. Keep in mind Daenna tastes 1000’s of wines a year. That’s what makes these wines special.

All of these wines have been tasted, judged and found to be well made wines. All were $20 or Under and 88  points or better.

 

Daenna Van Mulligen

 

Bang for the buck.

Aside from being affordable, these  wines are all crafted with passion and skill.

We can’t go through all 100 but we’ll do our best.

Find all of the Wine Diva’s lists at www.winediva.ca

For a deeper dive check out

www.winescores.ca

Here we GO:  

 

  •  Grow Wild ‘Rapturous Red’, Okanagan Valley, BC $16.99
  • Monte del Fra Bardolino DOC, Custoza, Verona Italy $17.99
  • Oops ‘Spicy Splendor’ Carmenere, Central Valley Chile $12.99
  • Gil Family Estates ‘Zagalin’ Monastrell, Jumilla, Spain $13.49
  • Petrichor Sauvignon Blanc, Okanagan Valley BC $19.99
  • Grow Wild ‘Enchanting White’ Okanagan Valley, BC $16.99
  • El Petit Bonhomme, Jumilla Spain $17.99 12. Chateau Dereszla Harslevelu, Tokaji, Hungary $20.00
  • Augey Merlot~Cabernet Sauvignon, Bordeaux, France $15.00
  • Crudo Nero d’Avola~Cabernet Sauvignon, Sicily, Italy $20.00
  • Fitzpatrick Family Vineyards ‘The Lookout’ Riesling, Okanagan Valley BC N/A
  • Santo Cristo Garnacha, Campo de Borja, Spain $17.00
  • Escorihuela ‘1884’ Estate Grown Malbec~Cabernet, Mendoza Argentina $19.99
  • Les Vignerons du Castelas Rose Rose, Rhone Valley, France $16.99
  • Les Vignerons du Castelas Cotes du Rhone Rose, Rhone Valley, France $20.00
  • Rupert Wines ‘Protea’ Dry Rose, Western Cape South Africa $15.99
  • Harper’s Trail ‘Pioneer Block’ Thadd Springs Vineyard Riesling, Thompson Valley, BC $20.00
  • Stag’s Hollow ‘Tragically Vidal’, Okanagan Valley, BC N/A
  • Nicosia Grillo, Terre Sicilane, Sicily, Italy $19.99
  • Bartier Bros. Rose, Okanagan Valley, BC $18.99
  • Gnarly Head Chardonnay, California $20.00
  • Undurraga ‘8 Rios’ Cabernet Sauvignon, Chile $12.99
  • Stag’s Hollow Syrah Rose, Okanagan Valley N/A
  • Quails’ Gate Dry Riesling, Okanagan Valley $19.99
  • Sperling Vineyards Pinot Noir Rose, Okanagan Valley BC N/A
  • Harper’s Trail Rose, British Columbia $20.00
  • Fort Berens Estate Winery Rose, Lillooet BC $20.00
  • Harper’s Trail ‘Field Blend White’, British Columbia N/A
  • Sasso dei Lupi ‘Sestavia’ Viognier~Chardonnay, Umbria $19.21
  • Cantine Leuci Primitivo, Salento, Puglia, Italy $19.99
  • Lakeside Cellars ‘Portage White’, Okanagan Valley BC N/A
  • Fort Berens Estate Winery Pinot Gris, British Columbia $20.00
  • Sandhill Sovereign Opal, Okanagan Valley, BC N/A
  • Sandhill Sauvignon Blanc, Okanagan Valley, BC N/A
  • Spier ‘Signature’ Merlot, Stellenbosch Western Cape, South Africa $13.99
  • Escorihuela ‘1884’ Estate Grown Syrah, Mendoza Argentina $17.99
  • Domaine De L’Olivette Rouge, Pays d’Oc, Southern France $17.99
  • Spier ‘Signature Collection’ Chenin Blanc, Stellenbosch South Africa $13.99
  • Luigi Bosca ‘La Linda Private Selection’ Old Vines Malbec, Mendoza Argentina $19.99
  • Gray Monk Pinot Gris, Okanagan Valley BC $19.99
  • Terranoble Pinot Noir, Casablanca Valley, Chile $18.99
  • Gray Monk Rose, Okanagan Valley, BC N/A
  • Quails’ Gate Rose, Okanagan Valley BC $20.00
  • Pere Ventura Primer Reserva Brut Cava, Penedes, Spain $20.00
  • Pere Ventura ‘Chic’ Barcelona Brut, Penedes Spain $18.00
  • Rupert Wines ‘Protea’ Chenin Blanc, Western Cape South Africa $14.49
  • Falernia Carmenere Reserve Single Vineyard Pedriscal, Elqui Valley Chile $19.99
  • Grand May Grenache & Cinsault Rose, France $14.00
  • Falernia ‘Gran Reserva’ Syrah, Elqui Valley Chile $19.99
  • Vina Chocalan Sauvignon Blanc Reserva, Maipo Valley, Chile $15.99
  • Vina Chocalan Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva, Maipo Valley, Chile $17.99
  • El Petit Bonhomme Blanco, Rueda Spain $17.99
  • Pascual Toso ‘Limited Edition’ Malbec, Mendoza Argentina $20.00
  • Bottega ‘Il Vino dei Poeti’ Prosecco Rose Brut, Italy $19.99
  • Luigi Bosca Malbec, Mendoza Argentina $24.99
  • Zorzal ‘Terroir Unico’ Malbec, Tupungato Valley, Mendoza, Argentina $19.99
  • Finca Sophenia ‘Altosur Red Blend’ Gualtallary, Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina $18.99
  • Finca Los Moras Barrel Select Tannat Reserve, San Juan Argentina $16.99
  • De Bortoli ’17 Trees’ Shiraz, Australia $19.99
  • Hester Creek Pinot Gris~Viognier, Okanagan Valley BC $17.00
  • Hester Creek Cabernet Franc Rose, Okanagan Valley BC $20.00
  • Norton ‘Perdriel Series’ Cabernet Franc, Mendoza, Argentina $19.99
  • Yalumba ‘Y Series’ Viognier, South Australia $16.99
  • Yalumba ‘Organic’ Viognier, South Australia $20.00
  • Grow Wild ‘Ravishing Rose’ Okanagan Valley, BC $16.99
  • El Esteco ‘Blend de Extremos’ Cabernet~Cabernet, Argentina $19.00
  • Hester Creek Pinot Blanc, Golden Mile Bench, Okanagan Valley, BC $18.00
  • Seven Terraces Pinot Noir, Canterbury New Zealand $20.00
  • Two Tradesmen Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles California $20.00
  • See Ya Later Ranch Gewurztraminer, Okanagan Valley, BC $17.99
  • O’Rourke’s Peak Cellars Gewurztraminer, Okanagan Valley, BC N/A
  • Two Tradesmen Red, Paso Robles California $20.00
  • Two Tradesmen Chardonnay, Central Coast California $18.00
  • See Ya Later Ranch Riesling, Okanagan BC $16.99
  • Seven Terraces Pinot Rose, Marlborough New Zealand $20.00
  • Seven Terraces Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough New Zealand $19.99
  • Pentage Winery Rose, Okanagan Valley BC N/A
  • Kono Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand $18.99
  • Bartier Bros. Gruner Veltliner Okanagan Valley, BC $17.99
  • Undurraga ‘Sibaris’ Gran Reserva Carmenere, Colchagua Valley Chile
  • Aldegheri Custosa “La Rune” Veneto Italy

 

Find all of Deanna Van Mulligen’s lists at www.winediva.ca

Thank you Daenna

Thank You Corey Wood

Thank you Meg Foster Mulligan

Thanks John DeVries

Thank you Duke

Thank you Damian and Dano

 

Merry Christmas Everyone.

Happy Holidays!

 

 

STORIES WE’RE WORKING ON

 

Wine Diva Top 50 Wines of 2022

Jackson Family buy another Cowichan Winery(Blue Grouse)

Q&A Bordeaux Blend is released

Hester Creek

JPCustoms new releases

Eau Claire Single Malt Whisky 006

Winemakers Cup New Releases

 

 

 

December 17th, 2022-THE WINE DIVA YEAR END LISTS –Wine Gifts and Sparkling Wine

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THE WINE DIVA YEAR END LISTS – This Week. Wine Gifts and Sparkling Wine

Daenna van Mulligen

We are taking an epic journey to  The Wine Diva’s Palace.

Thing is – she lives in the basement.

It really belongs to Daenna van Mulligen who created the Wine Diva Web Site. www.winediva.ca and it’s partner site www.winescores.ca   Plus wrote the book Jace’s Journey

Daenna van Mulligen is an accredited sommelier, wine judge, wine writer and reviewer, public speaker and a long time friend.

Daenna tastes and makes amazing notes on 1000s  of wines  each year. When possible she travels to vineyards all over the World.  She writes stories and reviews for Vines , TASTE, Montecristo and Vitis Magazines.

We have been celebrating her Wine Diva  end of the year wine lists for at least 10 years. To experience all of her year end lists just go to

www.winediva.ca

This year is going to be like a Wine Super Bowl.

Are you ready?

This week Daenna starts things off with two lists for 2022.

GIFT BOTTLES 2022

Special bottles that someone might not buy for themselves. Singular and expressive bottles that are perfect for a special occasion.

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THE LISTS!

  • Robin Ridge Gamay, Similkameen Valley BC
  • Monte Del Fra ‘Ca Del Magro DOC Custoza Superiore,Veneto Italy $24.99
  • Township 7 Vineyards & Winery ‘Benchmark Series’ Syrah, Okanagan Valley, BC N/A
  • Taylor Fladgate 20 Year Old Tawny Port, Duoro, Portugal $72.99
  • Painted Rock ‘Red Icon’, Skaha Bench, Okanagan Valley BC $80.00
  • Massimo Rivetti Family Farm ‘Aurelia’ Arneis, Langhe, Italy $26.99
  • Upper Case Winery Chardonnay, British Columbia N/A
  • Quails’ Gate ‘Stewart Family Reserve’ Chardonnay, Okanagan Valley $49.00
  • Clos du Soleil Fume Blanc, Okanagan Valley $22.00
  • SpearHead Pinot Noir ‘Saddle Block’, Okanagan Valley BC $40.00
  • Winemaker’s Cut ‘Bohemian’ Riesling, Okanagan Valley, BC N/A
  • Familia Zingarelli ‘Rocca della Macie’ Chianti Classico Riserva, Tuscany, Italy $30.00
  • Mazzei ‘Ser Lapo’ Chianti Classico Riserva, Tuscany, Italy $32.99
  • Ricasoli ‘Castello di Brolio’ Chianti Classico Gran Selezione, Tuscany, Italy $75.00
  • Hester Creek Semillon, Golden Mile Bench, Okanagan Valley, BC N/A
  • Bartier Bros. Grenache~Syrah~Mourvedre, Okanagan Valley BC $45.00
  • Lakeside Cellars Cabernet Franc, Golden Mile Bench, Okanagan Valley BC N/A
  • Gold Hill Syrah, Okanagan Valley, BC N/A
  • Domaine Gayrard Loin de L’oil, Gaillac, France $34.99
  • Barone di Valforte Montepulciano d’Abbruzzo, Italy $23.00
  • TerreLab by Gold Hill ‘Winemakers Series’ Tempranillo, Okanagan Valley, BC N/A
  • Stag’s Hollow Pinot Noir, Shuttleworth Creek Vineyard, Okanagan Falls, BC N/A
  • Clos du Soleil ‘Winemaker’s Series’ Middle Bench Vineyard Pinot Blanc, Similkameen Valley, BC N/A
  • Blue Mountain Vineyard and Cellars Estate Cuvee Chardonnay, Okangan Valley BC $30.00
  • Moon Curser Viognier Okanagan Valley BC $25.00
  • Township 7 Vineyards & Winery ‘NBO’, Okanagan Valley BC N/A
  • Lunessence Winery & Vineyard Estate Riesling, Okagan Valley, BC N/A
  • Lunessence Winery & Vineyard Estate Blanc de Noirs, Okagan Valley, BC N/A
  • CVNE ‘Cune’ Gran Reserva, Rioja, Spain $50.00
  • Bellingham ‘The Bernard Series’ Old Vine Chenin Blanc, Coastal Region South Africa $27.00
  • Umani Ronchi ‘Fonte del Re’ Lacrima di Morro d’Alba, Marche, Italy $20.99
  • Vina Cobos ‘Felino’ Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina $24.99
  • Bodega Y Vinedos Nicolas Catena ‘La Marchigiana’ Malbec, Mendoza Argentina $40.00
  • Burrowing Owl Estate Winery Cabernet Franc, Okanagan Valley BC $36.00
  • Phantom Creek Estates Becker Vineyard Cuvee No.27, Okanagan Valley, BC N/A
  • Rust Wine Co. Syrah Lazy River Vineyard, Similkameen Valley, BC N/A
  • Domaine Zind Humbrecht ‘Clos Hauserer’ Riesling, Alsace, France $100.00
  • Liquidity Wines Estate ‘Dividend’, Okanagan Valley, BC N/A
  • Peak Cellars ‘Broken Granite’ Gewurztraminer, Okanagan Valley, BC N/A
  • Kitsch Wines ‘5 Barrel’ Pinot Noir, Okanagan Valley, BC N/A
  • Culmina Family Winery ‘Unicus’, Gruner Veltliner, Golden Mile Bench, Okanagan Valley BC N/
  • SPARKLING WINES 2022 

  • Glorious Bubble

While bubbles are ubiquitous year-round, the Holidays are their season to shine. Here is the 2022 Sparkling list. From Prosecco to Cava

  • Noble Ridge Vineyard & Winery ‘The Pink One’, Okanagan Valley $40.00
  • Blue Mountain Vineyard and Cellars Gold Label Brut, Okanagan Valley BC $30.00
  • Blue Mountain Vineyard and Cellars Brut Rose, Okanagan Valley $45.00
  • Township 7 Vineyards and Winery ‘Seven Stars Equinox’, Okanagan Valley N/A
  • Township 7 Vineyards and Winery ‘Seven Stars Rigel’, Okanagan Valley N/A
  • Township 7 Vineyards and Winery ‘Vega, Okanagan Valley N/A
  • Noble Ridge Vineyard & Winery ‘The One’ Brut, Okanagan Valley N/A
  • Sperling ‘Speritz’ Pet Nat, Okanagan Valley BC N/A
  • Moon Curser Vineyards ‘Moonlit’, Okanagan Valley, BC $27.00
  • Bailly Lapierre Reserve Brut Cremant de Bourgogne, Burgundy, France $27.99
  • Hester Creek Estate Old Vine Brut, Golden Mile Bench, Okanagan Valley, BC N/A
  • Fitzpatrick Family Vineyards ‘Fitz’ Brut, Okanagan Valley BC $34.99
  • Fitzpatrick Family Vineyards ‘Fitz’ Blanc de Blancs, Okanagan Valley BC N/A
  • Hester Creek ‘Ti Amo’, Okanagan Valley, BC N/A
  • Blue Mountain Vineyard and Cellars Gold Label Brut, Okanagan Valley BC $30.00
  • Lunessence Winery & Vineyard Brut Riesling, Okagan Valley, BC N/A
  • Pere Ventura Primer Reserva Brut Cava, Penedes, Spain $20.00
  • Pere Ventura ‘Chic’ Barcelona Brut, Penedes Spain $18.00
  • Medici Ermete ‘Concerto’ Lambrusco Reggiano Frizzante, Emilia-Romagna, Italy $19.99
  • Medici Ermete ‘Phermento’ Lambrusco Frizzante, Emilia-Romagna, Italy $29.99
  • Bottega ‘Il Vino dei Poeti’ Prosecco Rose Brut, Italy $19.99

STORIES WE’RE WORKING ON

 

NEXT WEEK / CHRISTMAS EVE

The Top 100

Under $20.00 and 88 points or better

 

 

TWO WEEKS/NEW YEARS EVE

The Top 50

91 Points or better

 The release of Q&A Wine

Hester Creek

Winemakers Cut

Eau Claire Single Malt Whisky Batch 006 

 

 

EP 236 | Winter Clothing & Blanket Blitz for Ukraine In a Canadian first-Firefighter Jared Reynolds and Retired Investigator Brent Mudry

hello

Dec 17th was never going to be just another Stew.

It’s the first of two Christmas shows.  The Christmas vibe is always different for so many reasons. Some want nothing to do with it. Many embrace it fully. I’m an All In guy.

Thankfully some find a way to give back and make a difference. Food Banks, shelters, packages left on doorsteps, etc.

I grew up in North Vancouver where my Father was a Game Warden.

His close friends were police officers and firefighters.

So I’ve always had a connection to that location and community.

I saw a posting go by a week ago and it shone a light for me.

I hope it does the same for you. Please let your audience know that they can help the people of Ukraine through a brutal Winter and War. The complete interview can be heard on Mulligan Stew Podcast and my YouTube Channel. THANK YOU

 

North Shore Fire Departments Launch Project Frozen: Winter Clothing & Blanket Blitz for Ukraine In a Canadian first, all three North Shore fire departments have teamed up in a two-week collection blitz to send a mountain of winter clothing and blankets to Ukraine. This winter in Ukraine will be the bleakest in anyone’s lifetime. No power, no heat, no light, or intermittent at best, for much of the country, which is bigger than Canada. Project Frozen, led by the District of North Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services (DNVFRS) and Defend Ukraine Foundation (DUF), hopes to collect 3,000 winter jackets and blankets, and $15,000 for shipping, by December 20. This is an ambitious project: Reynolds and Mudry hope to fill a 40-foot sea container with 20 pallets of winter gear, each 40′ x 48″ x 8 feet high

Tax-deductive donations to fund shipping can be made through either: – District of North Vancouver Firefighters Charitable Society: www.dnvfirecharity.ca (PayPal, credit card, cheque – mark “Ukraine”) – Defend Ukraine Foundation www.defendukrainefoundation.ca (cheque or wire)

My guests at the  top of hour two are Firefighter Jared Reynolds and Retired Investigator Brent Mudry.(paternal grandparents from Ukraine)

 

We can help this humanitarian effort:  clothing for a Ukraine Winter

by donating to

DNVFire Charity.ca

DefendUkrainefoundation.ca

Thank you

Mulligan Stew Dec 17th 2022-Winter Clothing & Blanket Blitz for Ukraine In a Canadian first

hello

Dec 17th was never going to be just another Stew.

It’s the first of two Christmas shows.  The Christmas vibe is always different for so many reasons. Some want nothing to do with it. Many embrace it fully. I’m an All In guy.

Thankfully some find a way to give back and make a difference. Food Banks, shelters, packages left on doorsteps, etc.

I grew up in North Vancouver where my Father was a Game Warden.

His close friends were police officers and firefighters.

So I’ve always had a connection to that location and community.

I saw a posting go by a week ago and it shone a light for me.

I hope it does the same for you.

It’s important everyone knows that they can help the people of Ukraine through a brutal Winter and War.

I’ve interviewed the two organizers about this heartwarming humanitarian event and the complete interview can be heard on Mulligan Stew Podcast and my YouTube Channel. THANK YOU

North Shore Fire Departments Launch Project Frozen: Winter Clothing & Blanket Blitz for Ukraine In a Canadian first, all three North Shore fire departments have teamed up in a two-week collection blitz to send a mountain of winter clothing and blankets to Ukraine. This winter in Ukraine will be the bleakest in anyone’s lifetime. No power, no heat, no light, or intermittent at best, for much of the country, which is bigger than Canada. Project Frozen, led by the District of North Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services (DNVFRS) and Defend Ukraine Foundation (DUF), hopes to collect 3,000 winter jackets and blankets, and $15,000 for shipping, by December 20. This is an ambitious project: Jared Reynolds and Brent Mudry hope to fill a 40-foot sea container with 20 pallets of winter gear, each 40′ x 48″ x 8 feet high

Tax-deductive donations to fund shipping can be made through either: – District of North Vancouver Firefighters Charitable Society: www.dnvfirecharity.ca (PayPal, credit card, cheque – mark “Ukraine”) – Defend Ukraine Foundation www.defendukrainefoundation.ca (cheque or wire)

My guests at the  top of hour two are Firefighter Jared Reynolds and Retired Investigator Brent Mudry.(paternal grandparents from Ukraine)

We can help this humanitarian effort:  clothing for a Ukraine Winter

by donating to

DNVFire Charity.ca

DefendUkrainefoundation.ca

 

Thank you

 

The Christmas Stew Part One had goody bags of music. Including suggestions from last week’s audience.

From Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Norah Jones, Tom Petty, Ramsay Lewis, new Celeigh Cardinal, Whitehorse, New Mariel, and T Buckley (The Buckletts)

Blue Rodeo, Jack Johnson, Sam Bush, Ellis Marsalis, Amy Winehouse, Allison Russell, Dave Mathews Band, and two Bill Sample tracks (We Three Kings),

 

PLAYLIST:

The Christmas Stew Part One Terry David Mulligan defendukrainefoundation.ca 
jingle bells preservation hall jazz band holiday
Christmas in New Orleans Alan Toussaint Christmas in N.O.
You’re not alone Norah Jones I dream of Christmas
Little Red Rooster (live) Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers A very special Christmas Vol 5
Christmas Baby G Love and Special Sauce This warm December Brushfire Holiday Vol 1
Give me one reason (live) Eric Clapton and Tracey Chapman Live in Washington DC
The Christmas Stew Part One Coming UP – Blue Rodeo . Jack Johnson and helping Ukraine
Christmas Blues Ramsay Lewis Trio Cantala Navidad
Some day at Christmas Jack Johnson Indy and folk Christmas
If we make it through December Blue Rodeo A Merrie Christmas to you
So much wine Pheobe Bridgers So much wine
Welcome to The Christmas Stew Part One TDMulligan Sending Winter Clothing to Ukraine Coming UP
Deane House River Cafe Thank You for the Support
Linus and Lucy (live) Dave Mathews Band DMB Live Trax
Lousiana Christmas Day Aaron Neville Aaron Neville Soulful Christmas
Winter Celeigh Cardinal Winter – single
Santa Clause is coming to town Bill Sample We Three Kings
The Christmas Stew Part One TDMulligan Coming Up – Assisting Ukraine Crisis
Short Interview with Ukrainian Aid Team and how we all can help send Winter Clothing DefendUkraineFoundation.ca and DNVFire Charity.ca
December’s Children Whitehorse Winter Classic
Bobcaygeon Mariel and T Buckley Single
Christmas Stew Part One Next Week Christmas in the Round Year 3 Barney Bentall and Friends
River Blue Rodeo A Merrie Christmas to You
Christmas (baby please come home) Darlene Love A Christmas gift to you
Everyday will be like a Holiday Wm Bell Very Best
Angel (holiday) Jack Johnson Indy and Folk Christmas
Last month of the year Norah Jones I dream of Christmas
Let it snow Sam Bush Very special Acoustic Christmas
Little Drummer Boy Ellis Marsalis A New Orleans Christmas Carole
Coyotes Banff – Next Week on The Stew Christmas in the Round Barney Bentall and Friends
I saw Mommy kissing Santa Claus (live) Amy Winehouse Live at BBC
You are not alone Allison Russell Brandi Carlile
Spotlight on Christmas Rufus Wainwright A McGarrigle Christmas
Christmas comes but once a year BB King A Celebration of Hope
Defend Ukraine Foundation DNV Fire Charity Next Week Christmas in the Round
Jingle Bells Bill Sample We Three Kings