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September 5th, 2015


  The Judgement of BC.  It’s Bottleshock all over again. Steven Spurrier pours BC against the best in the World Guests include wine judges and experts  Daenna Van Mulligen The Wine Diva, DJ Kearney and Kurtis Kolt.        THE SHOW  The Wine Diva Daenna van Mulligen I thought said it best on her very popular website   “There are good days, great days and days you’ll never forget. Little did I know, August 25, 2015 would be ...

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August 29th, 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  the first ...

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August 22nd- Brewery & The Beast!

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  It’s the third annual Brewery and the Beast – Vancouver Edition!!!  THE SHOW  On Sunday, July 26th Vancouver and Whistler’s top chefs fired-up their grills and sharpened  their knives for the summer’s meatiest event, Brewery and the Beast. More than 40 of Vancouver’s most-lauded and award-winning chefs will gather at the outdoor venue to showcase the finest meat inspired cuisine. Guests enjoyed an exciting selection of whole animal roasts, charcuterie, classic BBQ, ethnic, traditional, modern, and exotic dishes prepared ...

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August 15th- summer sippers!

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  The Wine Diva has Summer Sippers and Picnic Wines.  North Van’s Dinner on the Pier. Brad Makepeace from Hugging Tree and Abbotsford’s newest winery Singletree. And one clever  trouble maker who knows his wines. John Clerides from Marquis Wine Cellars.   THE SHOW John Clerides is the team leader behind Marquis Wine Cellars on Davie in Vancouver. One great wine destination. He really knows his wines..and makes no bones about telling winemakers when their wines are less than stellar. ...

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August 8th, 2015 – Exclusive interview with Russell Crowe!


  An exclusive interview with Russell Crowe who stars in and  directs his first feature film  The Water Diviner, opening this weekend ! Mike Bernardo goes full Beastie Boy with his Mike B Reisling! Okanagan Falls pours in Vancouver..looking for profile and making new friends! We talk to 6 wineries. And the return of The Napa Wine making Gunslinger Cameron Hughes. THE SHOW Mike Bernardo – Sommelier of the Year   Somebody has to open for Russell Crowe and we ...

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August 1st, 2015 Summer wines…

Summer Wines

The Wine Diva returns with a bag of summer wines ..and Rob Clark & Ocean Wise celebrate 10 years with All Star chefs at River Cafe in Calgary. THE SHOW   The Wine Diva – Daenna van Mulligen loved her Summer Wines.. light crisp white, yummy full-bodied Chards and Viognier, bubbles and rose. plus reds that take the heat well. ALL pre tasted and tested.Guest wineries included: Painted Rock Chardonnay Black Hills Alibi Moon cursor  Afraid of the dark ...

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July 25th, 2015 Clare Valley Australia, Bella Bella and Texas BBQ

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We start in Clare Valley Australia, then just outside Bella Bella on the BC Coast and end up in Parksville, Vancouver Island  talking Texas BBQ.   Let’s Go!   THE SHOW   Nathan Waks – Owner/ Exec Director Kilikanoon Wines  Clare Valley Australia..  “This is one of the most brilliantly run wineries in Australia, and the quality of the entire portfolio is impressive thanks to the enviable talents of winemaker Kevin Mitchell.” Robert Parker Jnr   He’s had quite a life.. An ...

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July 18th, 2015 – Australia and more…


 An Hour of World Class/All Star guests from Australia with The Wine Diva @  2015 Vancouver International Wine Festival. THE SHOW February of this year the featured region at the 2015 Vancouver Wine Festival was Australia and the featured varietal was Syrah. Talk about a beautiful pairing!! The buzz after the festival was how the Australians completely took over the city,  the tasting room, the restaurants and in the bars. Nobody markets themselves better than the Australians  and lately very ...

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July 11th, 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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July 4th, 2015- Similkameen Valley


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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