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January 2nd, 2016 – Similkameen Valley

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THE SHOW    Here’s what I know…     The Similkameen is that spectacular valley in and around Keremeos and Cawston in Southern BC.   Many MANY wine fans drive right through on their way to Osoyoos and the rest of the Okanagan. Albertans also do the same heading for the Coast. The Point I’m trying to make is ..the wines out of this valley are some of the best anywhere in Canada.   The next time you’re driving through …

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December 26th, 2015- Last Saturdays TRR was so good, so filled with wine info you can use, we’ve decided to repeat the show. Enjoy and cheers to all out there..with special thanks to DJ Kearney Kurtis Kolt Rhys Pender

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It’s Wall-to-Wall Wines featuring the reviews and stellar expertise of Master of Wine Rhys Pender, Consultant and teacher DJ Kearney and Georgia Straight Wine Columnist and consultant  Kurtis Kolt. If you’re looking for Gift Wines, Wines for Parties, Budget Wines for yourself and need to know the best wines of the Year in BC and the world..THIS is your show. THE SHOW Let’s face it,  this time of year we’re faced with a lot of decisions. We can’t help you …

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December 19th, 2015-Gift Wines, Wines for Parties, Budget Wines

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It’s Wall-to-Wall Wines featuring the reviews and stellar expertise of Master of Wine Rhys Pender, Consultant and teacher DJ Kearney and Georgia Straight Wine Columnist and consultant  Kurtis Kolt. If you’re looking for Gift Wines, Wines for Parties, Budget Wines for yourself and need to know the best wines of the Year in BC and the world..THIS is your show. THE SHOW Let’s face it,  this time of year we’re faced with a lot of decisions. We can’t help you …

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December 12th, 2015 – Back to the Okanagan!

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    Time for an Okanagan Road Trip Wild Goose. Liquidity. Culmina. Hester Creek. Road 13. Fairview Cellars. Local Lounge and Grill. Brodo And 8 fascinating  minutes with The Legend Richard Cleave.     THE SHOW     We start this journey through the South Okanagan as we should.. with Ellen Walker Mathews from Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association. TOTA had arranged a food and wine tour of the Okanagan..that allowed for little down time.  OK by me. This show is …

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December 5th, 2015 – Jim Cuddy

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  Now an Officer of the Order of Canada along with his co-founding partner Greg Keelor, Jim Cuddy checks in from the road. Blue Rodeo has released their Live at Massey Hall LP and Jim is on the CP Holiday train from Calgary to Vancouver – all the while on crutches. Lots to talk about including what wine he’s travelling with. John Clerides (Marquis Wine Cellars) knows his wines and speaks his mind. If he recommends a wine, you know …

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November 28th, 2015

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Looking for that perfect wine for your Holiday plans?  Canada’s youngest  Master of Wine Rhys Pender runs down a great list of wines with a two part interview. James Nevison brings his latest edition of Had a Glass 2015. The best  selling wine reference book in BC. All under $20.00 And Ellen Walker Mathews gives us all the info on The Winter Wine Events this weekend and next in The Okanagan. THE SHOW Rhys Pender – Master of Wine and …

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November 21st, 2015 – Kendall Jackson

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Kendall-Jackson and their labels  make 5 Million cases of wine..Head Winemaker Randy Ullom reveals how he survives the year and what wines to  watch for. Canada loves KJ. It’s the Battle of the Sommeliers.  Three of Vancouver’s best Somms match Chilean wines with Chef Ned Bells food. The winner gets to go to Chile. The  winner of The Judgement of BC Red Competition  CC Jentsch –  On the Golden Mile Bench.  THE SHOW  Kendall-Jackson/Winemaker Randy Ullom  “I look at all …

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November 14th, 2014 – Villa Maria, New Zealand

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We visit the winemaker of  Villa Maria NZ, Harry/Christa-Lee McWatters and their winemaker and two wine loving music friends Colin Linden and Royal Wood. Music and Wine friends for your weekend.   THE SHOW  Josh Hammond – Villa Maria Villa Maria is one of New Zealand’s highest profile wineries and certainly the most awarded.   Their sustainable practices are exemplary and consistent. So…how are the wines? Given their commitment to the land and the vineyards it’s not surprising how good …

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November 7th, 2015 – Savour Cowichan

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Welcome to Savour Cowichan in the Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island!! THE SHOW   It’s the annual gathering of all the culinary and liquid arts in the Cowichan Valley. Yes, the Okanagan Valley gets most of the headlines. Frankly,  they earned them. Which is exactly what The Cowichan intends to do as well. The wineries, cider makers, craft beer group and the chefs all want Vancouver to be aware that there are other choices, other destinations to consider!! On Vancouver Island. …

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October 31st, 2015 … Top Drop!

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TOP DROP Vancouver..Year 2. THE SHOW It’s the return of Top Drop Vancouver, a unique, two-day event bringing together international, terroir-focused wineries, craft breweries, cideries, gastronomy & more. Top Drop Vancouver continues its focus on sustainably-farmed, handcrafted wines offering a distinct sense of place, without heavy-handed winemaking trickery to get in the way. Now in its second year, Top Drop Vancouver is a two day trade and consumer event being held at the Roundhouse in Yaletown and various Vancouver restaurants  bringing together a collection of small, hands on wineries, …

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October 24th, 2015 – ROUNDHOUSE RADIO!

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Tasting Room Radio has found a new home. It’s Roundhouse Radio 98.3  Vancouver’s brand new FM Station. Welcome to the first show!! Guests include Rhys Pender, Kurtis Kolt, Sandra Oldfield (Tinhorn Creek) and Wine Lawyer Mark Hicken. THE SHOW Our first two guests  are two of the best known and most respected wine educators in Canada. Kurtis Kolt and Rhys Pender.  This week they kick off TRR talking about their favourite wines of the summer and what wines to watch …

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October 17th, 2015 – Australia’s First Families of Wine-(repeat)

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  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 3rd, 2015 – Garagiste!

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Garagiste North  – The small guys wine festival The Show GAR-aH-Jeest NOrTH… the coolest wine festival ever   What is a garagiste? (gar-ah-jeest).  It started out in France (of course) where it was a derogatory phrase for those avante garde and crazy mavericks making wine in their garage and outside the highly regulated system. Gradually and grudgingly came the acknowledgement that something really interesting was happening with these small case lot artisan wines, and a movement was born.   Anarchist. River …

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September 26th, 2015 … Top Drop!

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TOP DROP Vancouver..Year 2. THE SHOW   It’s the return of Top Drop Vancouver, a unique, two-day event bringing together international, terroir-focused wineries, craft breweries, cideries, gastronomy & more. Top Drop Vancouver continues its focus on sustainably-farmed, handcrafted wines offering a distinct sense of place, without heavy-handed winemaking trickery to get in the way. Now in its second year, Top Drop Vancouver is a two day trade and consumer event being held at the Roundhouse in Yaletown and various Vancouver restaurants  bringing together a collection of small, hands on …

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