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June 27th 2015- Four guys fishing!

what we came for

Four guys..doing our 5th annual fishing trip!!! Friends. Food, Fluids and  Fishing… At the 7 ½ Diamond Ranch. North of Princeton BC     THE SHOW     Its a pretty basic show this week.. get together with my wine pals..always include a chef..and FISH YER BRAINS OUT!!  We return to the site of last year’s 4F..The fabulous 7 ½ Diamond Ranch North of Princeton BC.  (do yourself a favour – and watch the short video. Be prepared to be ...

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June 20th, 2015 – Portugal, New Zealand, Road 13

200-years of Fonseca

Surprising new releases from Road 13 on The Golden Mile The Wine Diva returns with stories on Fonseca in Portugal and New Reviews. Speaking of Portugal..Meet Domingos Soares Franco from  Jose Maria da Fonseca. Just south of Lisbon. And Grant Edmonds. Winemaker at Sileni Estates on Hawkes Bay, NZ    THE SHOW   Joseph Luckhurst – GM of Road 13 kicks off this week’s show. Joe is the son of founders Mick and Pam Luckhurst. As such, he’s been handed a ...

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June 13th, 2015 – Spain, Chablis, Priorat and Provence


The Wine Diva returns with tales of Spain and Chablis.. Xavier Penas – From Gran Clos in Priorat Valerie LeLong – brings the Rose of Provence. And our replay of a visit to  Benziger in Sonoma… with Chris Benziger. THE SHOW   Daenna van Mulligen/The Wine Diva has been on the road from most of May and June. Two of the wine regions she visited were Spain and Chablis. Daenna headed for the South of Spain and an association of ...

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June 6th 2015 – Australia’s First Families of Wine

Australia's first families of wine

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. Get ...

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May 30th 2015 – New Zealand

Blue Grouse vinyards

The Kiwi’s are coming…InVivo, Wiamia, Stoneleigh, Te Pa! Then  Alamos from Argentina and Alois Lageder from Northern Italy And finally Blue Grouse opens a  new tasting room in the Cowichan Valley. Cheers THE SHOW This time of year the wineries of the World are releasing various vintages and assorted varietals. This week its New Zealand, Argentina and Italy. (Next week it’s the First Families of Australian wine)           Our NZ guests include: Robert Ketchin – Wines ...

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May 23rd, 2015 – Spot Prawn Festival!


The Diva does Pink – Great Rose for your Summer! It’s a party on the fishing docks in Vancouver.  The 9th annual Spot Prawn Festival Tara O’Grady Author of Seven Spoons.  THE SHOW   Wine-Diva Wine Diva’s Summer Rose   Nobody loves rose more than yours truly – unless your name happens to be Daenna van Mulligen – The Wine Diva. Daenna’s been on the road for the past 3 shows..visiting Chablis and Spain. So we quickly huddled and decided ...

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May 16th, 2015- Annual spot Prawn Festival

Spot Prawns!

This weeks show airs at 9am pacific on TSN1410   Naramata Bench Part Two. Talking with The Hawk!  Chef David Hawksworth. Joel Peterson, The Godfather of California Zin and Chef Robert Clark helps kick off Vancouver’s hugely popular Spot Prawn Festival.  THE SHOW  Joel Peterson  Ravenswood Zin   Widely regarded as the “Godfather of California Zinfandel,” Ravenswood Founding Winemaker Joel Peterson has been named to the 2011 Vintners Hall of Fame by The Culinary Institute of America (CIA).  The induction recognizes ...

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May 9th, 2015 – Naramata Special … Part 1

Naramata vista

  It’s the 7th annual Naramata Bench Wine Tour through Victoria and Vancouver. Part One features Elephant island. Upper Bench. Bench 1775. Lake Breeze. Tightrope. Hillside. TerraVista. Kettle Valley. Misconduct. Deep Roots. Red Rooster. Therapy. Van Westen. La Frenz. Serendipity.    THE SHOW Having spent the better part of five years living on the Naramata bench and getting to know most of my neighbours… when they bring their travelling wine road show to Victoria and Vancouver..I just have to be ...

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May 2nd, 2015 – The 36th annual California Wine Fair


The 36th annual California Wine Fair hits town. We work the room. Hy’s Vancouver showcase their Table Side Dining..a true throwback. Charles Baker and Stratus  Wines from Niagara..  THE SHOW  36th annual California Wine Fair Charlie Cline     For 36 years the Wine Institute of California has toured one of their best ever markets…Canada!! They pour their very best for all those Cali wine fans. We talk to Charlie Cline..He says he’s the better looking brother of the Cline ...

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April 25th, 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 think ...

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