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November 22nd – Top 100 wines under $20


  The Wine Diva has Part One of her Top 100 wines under $20 and 89 points or better.. Beppi Crosariol and Lucy Waverman from the Globe and Mail  and their book The Flavour Principal We talk to three wineries from The Golden Mile..BC’s new wine sub region. Tinhorn Creek – Fairview Cellars – Road 13!     THE SHOW   ... Read More »

November 15th, 2014 – Whistler

Winter in Whistler

It’s  Cornucopia the annual Food and Wine Festival in Whistler! Winemakers from Fairview Cellars, Quails Gate, Bella, Bartier Bros, Privado and  Averill Creek. Plus Sommelier of the Year Samantha Rahn, The Wine Diva, DJ Kearney and The House Wine Girls.  The SHOW Food, Wine and Whistler. What a great combination. It’s the annual gathering in the mountains called Cornucopia. It’s ... Read More »

November 1st, 2014 – New Zealand

Carrick Vineyards

The Fourth and last tour of New Zealand..featuring the wineries of Central Otago Felton Road, Carrick and 8 Ranges.   The SHOW In March of this year I was pleased to accept an offer from Wines of New Zealand to tour various  regions with an emphasis on their sustainability programs. We hope you had a chance to listen to the ... Read More »

October 18th, 2014 – Game and Wild Mushroom Festival!


Fall Wines from The Wine Diva. Jim and Devin Cuddy on his wine cellar and Devin’s midnight raids. Vancouver’s 9th Annual  Game and Wild Mushroom Festival with Andrey Durbach and Chris  Stewart Val Tait from Bench1775 – the Naramata Winemaker you should know about.  THE SHOW  NOTE:   Our transmitting station in Vancouver TSN1410 had “technical” problems last week and this ... Read More »

October 11th, 2014 – Chef Michael Smith / Family Meals

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Thanksgiving Wines from The Wine Diva. Jim and Devin Cuddy on his wine cellar and Devin’s midnight raids. Chef Michael Smith and his new cookbook  Family Meals Valli Tait from Bench1775 – the Naramata Winemaker you should know about.  THE SHOW  It’s Thanksgiving weekend in Canada. Daenna van Mulligen The Wine Diva has a thing about wines and destination occasions. ... Read More »

October 4th 2014- Kaiken Wines Argentina

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Jason Priestley on his book and his wines, Fall/Autumn Wines from The Wine Diva, Aurelio Montez Jr from Argentina’s Kaiken and Blair Baldwin on the 35th annual Okanagan Fall Wine Festival. THE SHOW The Wine Diva – Daenna van Mulligen returns from Portugal.. (that’s for another show. She needs to rest) Before she left Daenna posted a list of Fall/Autumn ... Read More »

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!

endless summer!

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 »