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July 2nd, 2016 – Vancouver International Wine Festival

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It’s  Hour TWO of our round table coverage of the 38th Annual Vancouver International Wine festival. An All-Star cast of winemakers, journalists and principals from all over the Wine World.  Enjoy!! THE SHOW       Hour Two of this year’s Vancouver International Wine Festival begins with my wine friends around the table.   (Thank You to Technical Producer Julia Graff)   DJ Kearney – World Class wine expert, educator  and judge.  @djwines.               …

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June 18th, 2016- Fong on Food and the best patios in Vancouver

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Nathan Fong on the Best Patios in Vancouver and why.. Celebrating Pride month in Vancouver with Absolut Rainbow cocktails!! It’s 40 years since The Judgment of Paris. BC had its own “judgement” last year. We remember with DK Kearney and surprise winners  Chris Jentsch and Amber Jones at CC Jentsch.   THE SHOW Nathan Fong – Fong on Food and the best patios in Vancouver  My challenge to Nathan was simple..after it stops RAINING where are the best patios for dining, …

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June 11th, 2016 – BBQ!

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Finally.  It’s BBQ Season. Here’s a full hour of TRR dedicated to the do’s/don’t/pleasures of cooking outdoors and what to pair with the BBQ menu! Light em UP!! THE SHOW  We start with Park Heffelfinger  and “crazy George”  Siu at Memphis Blues.. These guys are not just in the BBQ business..they live it and  breath it. They talk smoke like some talk wine. And speaking of wine..their drink menu includes some of the best pairing wines, a great list of …

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June 4th, 2016 – Proscecco & Valpolicella

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Love your Prosecco?  How about Valpolicella?  Two of the very best Italian wine experts bring all the info you need Master of Wine Barb Phillip and Michaela Morris, Italian Specialist. On set with Actor, Director, Wine Snob Jason Priestley. Trevor Kallies The Bar & Beverage Director, Donnelly Group.  Talks an all BC wine list and craft beer week plus they open in Toronto!! Cheers!! THE SHOW  A master class in Prosecco and Valpolicella.  Please take a seat and enjoy!!!   …

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May 28th 2016 2 Valleys… The Okanagan and The Loire!

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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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May 21st 2016 – THE CALIFORNIANS!! Repeat show

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Due to technical difficulties with the original broadcast of this show we are replaying it for you… They’re baaaack!!  THE CALIF0RNIANS!! Cannonball/Merryvale/Lange Twins/Gloria Ferrer & St Francis and as a one off St. Urbans-Hof The SHOW Once a year our winemaking friends in California pack up the latest releases and tour “up North” Canada is one of their very best customers and it’s their way of thanking us, with a gentle reminder that California wines are always out there. Like …

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May 14th 2016- New Zealand

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The Kiwi’s are back in town..and they’re pouring!! And David Stansfield…A Sommelier on the Move..from Tap and Barrel to Vancouver Urban Winery – and more. THE SHOW It was World Sauvignon Blanc Day around the Planet and I had the pleasure of welcoming four of the very best in the Roundhouse Radio studios for a live broadcast. Yes, we talked about Sauv Blanc and New Zealand’s place in the wine World but we also talked about sustainability, about how they …

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May 7th 2016-THE CALIF0RNIANS!!

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They’re baaaack!!  THE CALIF0RNIANS!! Cannonball/Merryvale/Lange Twins/Gloria Ferrer & St Francis and as a one off St. Urbans-Hof The SHOW Once a year our winemaking friends in California pack up the latest releases and tour “up North” Canada is one of their very best customers and it’s their way of thanking us, with a gentle reminder that California wines are always out there. Like a wet hug on a dry day. Here’s the line – up…   Cannonball/Angels and Cowboys  –  …

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April 30th, 2016 Loire Valley

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The Lure of Loire wines with Wine Diva. David Hawksworth set to open Nightingale La Frenz & Terra Vista from Naramata  Bench  pour in Vancouver And Harry McWatters goes to the movies. THE SHOW  Wine Diva and Loire Wines The Loire Valley is France’s most diverse wine region, producing exemplary wines in every style. Popularity of Loire Valley wines with sommeliers and wine writers has been growing steadily for the last ten years because for all their variety, Loire Valley …

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April 23rd, 2016 – Garagiste North 2016

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It’s Garagiste North 2016 in Vancouver.      GAR-aH-Jeest NOrTH… Picked by London Financial Times as one of the top five new festivals in the world! Anthony Buchanen. KRAZE LeGz. Nighthawk.  Saxon.  Seven Directions.  Les Dames. Black Cloud. River Stone . BC Wine Studio. Roche. Marichel  Forbidden Fruit . Symphony. Black Market. Niche. Black Cloud. Kitsch Wines.     THE SHOW Welcome to Garagiste North: The Small Guys Wine Festival!  http://www.garagistenorth.com/   What is a garagiste? (gar-ah-jeest).  It started out in France …

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April 16th 2016-Kurtis Kolt, BC WIne Producers & World Malbec Day

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Wine Expert Kurtis Kolt has taken over Tasting Room Radio. First he presents a gaggle of small BC wine producers who make wine for the same people who want to know where their food comes from. Then KK joins up with fellow wine educators DJ Kearney and Rhys Pender to salute World Malbec Wine Day.. A master class in all things Malbec!! THE SHOW One of the trends in wine these days is that the same people who want to …

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April 9th 2016- Charles Smith, Nathan Fong & The wines of Navarra with Jordi Vidal

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Sir Charles Smith. Crown Prince of Walla Walla has the third largest winery in Washington State  and the largest head of hair in the industry. He insisted on getting out feet massaged while doing the interview. Nathan Fong is a chef and food specialist. He’s also the voice and face of BC food around the World. We finish with a visit to the wines of Navarra with Jordi Vidal The managing director of  the region in the North of Spain. …

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April 2nd, 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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March 26th, 2016 … 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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