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December 20th – Chef Ned Bell – Sustainable Seafood

James Nevison returns with the 10th edition of Had A Glass/Top 100 wines Under $20 Daenna van Mulligen/The Wine Diva has last minute Wine Gifts.. Yew Chef Ned Bell wins Chef of the Year from his peers. Hawksworth chef du cuisine Kristian Eligh takes the Golden Medal Plates Competition  in Victoria . THE SHOW  James Nevison/Had a Glass 2015  Top ... Read More »

December 13th 2014 – Vikram Vij

Vikram Vij

Vikram Vij takes to the streets.   The Wine Diva brings a serious year end wine list,  her Top 50 wines over $20 and 90 points or better. How does a family from New Jersey move to California  and become one of the best wine making families in Sonoma?   Chris Benziger guests. Wine Expert Mireille Sauve from The Wine Umbrella brings ... Read More »

December 6th, 2014 – “One Faith”


  The Pride of Newfoundland Alan Doyle kicks off the show. Then stories on two remarkable Bordeaux blends from the South Okanagan.. The Iconic Osoyoos Larose and the newest blend  that wishes to be World Class -  One Faith. Guests include  Mathieu Mercier, Harry McWatters, Bill Lui, Anne Vawter and Dick Cleave.  THE SHOW  Alan Doyle is fully in the ... Read More »

November 29th- Australia

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Okanagan Crush Pad presents wines that are Natural and Narrative! The Wine Diva has Part Two of her Top 100 wines Under $20 Feature Country at 2015  Van Wine Fest Wine Australia pours their best. He’s a surfer and a winemaker – Paul Clifton from Hahn Family Winery, California!       THE SHOW  Okanagan Crush Pad  Okanagan Crush Pad is ... Read More »

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 »