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September 27th, 2014 – The East End of Vancouver & Sip and Savour …

Cowichan..come on over.

    We start in the Revitalized East End of Vancouver at Campagnolo Roma With JoJo, Peter and Rob Belcham. Talking success in the kitchen, the bar and East Hastings. Then to Sip and Savour this weekend  in the  Cowichan Valley. We end up on Salt Spring Island at Hastings House at a Burrowing Owl Winemakers Dinner. THE SHOW EAST END ... Read More »

September 20th 2014 – Adam Cohen

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    BC Winemakers  pour their  2013 releases in Vancouver. Cedar Creek, Baillie-Grohman, Okanagan Crush Pad, Orofino, Joie Farms and Stag’s Hollow. Hands up. Who knows what a Mollydooker is? Sparky and Sarah Marquis in Adelaide  do. And we finish with Singer-Songwriter Adam Cohen, son of Leonard. He has a new album and a new passion.  Tequila!!    THE SHOW ... Read More »

September 13th 2014 – Part 3 – New Zealand


It’s part three of our 2014 Tour of New Zealand. THE SHOW in March of 2014 Tasting Room Radio was invited to tour New Zealand and closely examine the sustainability programs in effect. Part One – we started in Auckland and then moved off shore to Weiheke Island\ Then off to Napier and Hawkes Bay. Part Two – because there ... Read More »

September 6th, 2014 – Canucks Autism Network

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  What a great line up! Canucks GM Jim Benning. New Coach Willie Desjardin, VP Laurence Gilman, Dan Hamhuis and former Canuck and co-founder of the event Willie Mitchell. Special Guest Noah Morantz,  Canucks Autism Network. All at the West Coast Fishing Club.   The SHOW   It’s the 9th annual CAN Fishing for Kids tournament at the West Coast Fishing Club. ... Read More »

August 30th, 2014 – ENDLESS SUMMER!

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The Wine Diva says The Endless Summer can be stretched with very special wines..R U a Believer?? John Schreiner, The Dean of Canada’s Wine writers releases the 5th edition of Okanagan Wine Tour Guide. Jonathan Maltus makes 100 Pt wines in St Emilion plus Rock and Roll Wines at World’s End in Napa. Chef Ned Bell checks in from Alberta ... Read More »

August 23rd, 2014 – Rick Hansen

Rick and Terry

Check out the Line-Up. Rick Hansen, Anthony Gismondi and The Dirt Farmers.  (They’re not a band..they’re Dirt Farmers.)  THE SHOW     In 1973, at the age of 15, Rick Hansen’s life changed forever. He was involved in an accident that paralyzed him from the waist down. Coming to terms with his new life, he found inspiration from teachers, coaches ... Read More »

August 16th, 2014 – Brewery and the Beast!

The Phillips Truck

The Wine Diva, Daenna van Mulligen, returns with a great selection of recent reviews. Brewery and the Beast was a huge success..find out why. We return to The River Cafe in Calgary, celebrating that this year they’re above the Bow River. In Vancouver we’ll talk to Izele van Blerk. Chief winemaker for South African Giant KWV. In Kelowna our guest ... Read More »

August 9th, 2014 – Hawksworth and Friends Culinary Adventure at the West Coast Fishing Club!


It’s the 8th annual David Hawksworth and Friends Culinary Adventure at the West Coast Fishing Club. Haida Gwaii,  British Columbia. Guests include Anthony Walsh Oliver & Bonacini, Dino Renaerts Bon Vivant Group, Mark Davidson Global Wine Educator Wine Australia. Shaun Snelling Exec Chef The Clubhouse, Jacob Richler Freelance Food Writer (McLeans), Terry Cowan WCFC-GM.  Brian Grange WCFC. all photos by: Jessica ... Read More »

August 2nd, 2014 – Fly fishing special!

It's a Ranch

Food, Fishing and wine @ 7 Half Diamond Ranch  with Mark Filatow, Rhys Pender and John Weber. The Wine Diva has 17 outstanding wines from South Africa for you. And Bubbles returns to the show.. Michael Smith gives us the dirty dirt on SwearNet.    THE SHOW For the four years now my fly fishing friends and I have gathered ... Read More »

July 26th, 2014 – The summer hit – CHEF


This week we feature interesting stories that got lost in the World Cup Shuffle. For example..Actor/Director Jon Favreau talks about his summer hit Chef. A double dip of the Wine Diva..Patio Wines and BBQ Wines – There’s a difference. Plus there’s a story on the romance of Provence and it’s fabulous Rose Enjoy!!! The Show    Provence Rose Provence Rose ... Read More »

July 19th, 2014 – The Brewery and the Beast!

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    The Wine Diva returns with Cool wines for HOT weather. The Pride of Wolfville NS Benjamin Bridge heads across Canada. Scott Gurney – The Brewery AND the Beast returns to Vancouver. Ned Bell – checks in from Halifax on his way home to Vancouver – on a frickin Bike. And The Queen of  Tofino & Texas – Lisa ... Read More »

July 12th, 2014 – Clayoquot Wilderness Resort.

The Cuddys

We head North from Tofino – off the grid..for Year Two of a Wine and Wilderness weekend at Clayoquot Wilderness Resort. Guests include Ed Robertson (Bare Naked Ladies) Jim Cuddy (Blue Rodeo) Devin Cuddy (Devin Cuddy Band) John Skinner (Painted Rock) Torsten Allander (Foxtrot)  David Hawksworth (Hawksworth) Pino Posteraro (Cioppinos) Plus John Caton, Tereza Roux and Chef Ryan Orr – all ... Read More »