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December 3rd, 2016 – Jason Parkes punks the Hatch!

Can a rocker make wine? You bet. Especially if  your name is Jason Parkes!   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. …

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November 26th, 2016- ” I’ll have what shes having!”

DJ Kearney brings  New District wine collections called Bubble-licious and “I’ll have what she’s having” for The Holidays. The final  results of the 9th BC Iconic Reds with John Schreiner and Simon Wosk. Restaurants under the radar – Todd Braiden at Fat Jacks Boston Bar.  Dude! Emandare ups the bar in the Cowichan Valley.  Mike and Robin Nierychlo guest! THE SHOW   DJ Kearney –  Director of Wine/New District   New District’s philosophy is about curation  and it informs everything …

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November 19th 2016 – Nk’ Mip

We salute the Winery of the Year –  Nk Mip with Daenna Van Mulligen,  Chief Clarence Louie and Winemaker Randy Picton Ollie Powrie – Viticulturist for Villa Maria. Tall tales of fine wines down under. Valeria Tait – GM and Winemaker for Bench 1775   THE SHOW   Nk’Mip is announced Canadian Winery of the Year in the 2016-17 InterVin International Wine Awards. They also came in second in the International competition against The World. Clarence Louie – Chief of Osoyoos …

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November 12th, 2016

DJ Kearney –wine educator and expert – presents The Advent Wine Calendar Two reports from The Wine Diva and Samantha Rahn (Araxi) on  Cornucopia,  this weekend’s Whistler Wine Festival. Savio Volpe celebrates EnRoute Award and raises $ for Italian Earthquake Communities. Jean Claude Mas on the wines of Domaines Paul Mas.     THE SHOW   Paul Grunberg  –  Co-Owner of Savio Volpe (and  l’Abattoir)    We start this week’s Tasting Room Radio with Paul Grunberg Co-Owner of Savio Volpe, the …

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November 5th, 2016 – Australia’s First Families of Wine

  It’s the return of Australia’s First Families of Wine!! 10 iconic wineries who shaped Australian wines. Yalumba / Henschke / d’Arenberg / Tahbilk / McWilliams / De Bortoli / Tyrrel’s / Brown Brothers / Howard Park / Wakefield   THE SHOW  Australia’s First Families of Wine Wakefield Wines 10 multi-generational wine families unlocked rare and revered wines from their private cellars to showcase Australia’s rich wine heritage, modern diversity, and the celebrated wine stories that have become the foundation for future generations. …

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October 29th, 2016 – “Locals Only”

  It’s the annual  gathering of Locals Only..wine, spirit and cider makers from Vancouver Island  and the Gulf Islands. And then one of BC’s best winemakers Michael Bartier/Bartier Bros!!  THE SHOW     It’s a one-of-a-kind  tasting event featuring the makers and proprietors themselves.  All from either Vancouver island or The Gulf Islands. Vancouver is an important market for these artisans and what better way to get our attention than to set up a tasting event at Edible Canada at the …

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October 22nd, 2016-Can Food Be Funny?

Can food be funny?  Yup! If the chef is Colin Mochrie from Who’s Line Is It Anyway? We visit two Okanagan wineries and talk to Joe Luckhurst at Road 13 and then David Paterson from Tantalus. We finish with Marcelo Papa..star winemaker at Marques de Casa Concha in Chile   THE SHOW David Paterson – Winemaker and GM at Tantalus     Tantalus is situated on the eastern slopes of the Okanagan Valley, overlooking the shores of Lake Okanagan and …

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October 15th, 2016-Jane Ferrari, Winemaker Peter Gambetta, Chef Dino Renaerts & Dan Hughes

What makes Yalumba an outstanding  winery?  We have two suggestions..World Class Storyteller Jane Ferrari and Winemaker Peter Gambetta. Moosemeat and Marmalade is one funny tv series. Its features the odd couple of food Bush Chef Art Napoleon and Culinary chef and instructor  Dan Hughes. They’re both fish out of water.. And Chef Dino Renaerts pairs food and Rose THE SHOW   Jane Ferrari – Heart and Soul of Yalumba   Meeting Jane Ferrari is unforgettable. Her job title at Yalumba …

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October 8th 2016- The Cuddy

  Canadian Winery of the year  Tawse teams with Jim Cuddy  from Blue Rodeo for The Cuddy..Guests include Moray Tawse, Colin Cripps and Jim Cuddy. Chef Meets Truck..Vancouver’s star chefs take to the street trucks..and raise funds for Chefs Table Society. Guests include Scott Jaeger, Eric Heck, Phil Scarfone!    THE SHOW On September 13, the Chefs’ Table Society of BC, in partnership with the Yaletown BIA and the Streetfood Vancouver Society host the inaugural event Chef Meets Truck in Yaletown …

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October 1st 2016-

  Ten BC wineries in one hour. ALL pouring their new Fall wines for YOU.   THE SHOW Colour is the semi-annual showcase for Fall releases of BC Wines. Each winery brings their very best..or at  least, the wines they want the industry and consumers to be aware of. We couldn’t talk to them all..there were far too many..so I made a wish list and decided to stop at Ten wineries. Made sure  there was enough time for each to …

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Tasting Room Radio Sept 17th, 2016

Last comments on the VanWineFest from Master wine expert Tony Aspler, Pascal Madevon at Culmina, Will Flatt pours Cannonball,  Christine Coletta at Okanagan Crush Pad , The Stag’s Hollow story and the guys behind the hugely successful Railtown Café.   THE SHOW   Wine fest Follow Up   After spending two jammed packed hours interviewing winemakers and principals  at the 38th Vancouver International Wine festival I took the opportunity to return the next day with my trusty hand held microphone …

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Sept 10th 2016 – Fanny Bay Oysters and Unsworth Wines

This week we’re talking Fanny Bay – The Oysters and the Oyster Bar And a feature on Unsworth Wines in the Cowichan Valley. THE SHOW Even though both Fanny Bay Oysters and Unsworth Wines are Vancouver Island based..we also intend to follow the story back to their best customer..Vancouver! And include wine pairing suggestions along the way.   Nick DeWitt/Ray Silvey  –  Fanny Bay Oysters  Vancouver Island Nick is the Beach Manager..(let’s face it, he’s an Oyster Farmer. A damn …

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September 3rd, 2016 – Eric McCormack

DO REAL MEN DRINK PINK?  Let’s ask Eric McCormack!  Sommelier Pam Cohen pours 6 Roses for Savvy Series. The Guys from Tacofino. From a truck in Tofino to a new location in Yaletown. THE SHOW   Eric McCormack –  Traveller  Given the many choices on TV,  you may have missed  Eric McCormack in  Lonesome Dove or Andromeda Strain, Trust me, Perception or  Full Circle. However,  it’s fair to say that none of us missed his starring role for 8 years as …

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August 20th. 2016 – 2 Valleys… The Okanagan and The Loire!

Checking out new pours from Valeria Tate at Bench 1775. Bloom 2016 brings fresh pours from  Ann Sperling (Sperling) , John Skinner (Painted Rock) Chris Jentsch  (CC Jentsch) and Gavin Miller (Upper Bench). And Daenna van Mulligan brings a Master Class in the wines of The Loire Valley.   THE SHOW   Val Tait – GM and Executive Winemaker  Bench 1775 (Naramata) “There isn’t much Malbec grown in BC, and even fewer (any?) blended with cabernet franc. But that’s the …

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