Weekly Show

July 22nd, 2017- The 4 “F’s”

The 6th annual Friends. Fishing. Food. Fluids. With Rhys Pender. (MW-Little Farm)  Chef Mark Filatow (Waterfront Bistro)   John Weber (Orofino) At Skitchine Lodge.   16 Lakes, 21 wines and 2 Tomahawk Chops. Summerhill Vineyards receives 100 pts for their Ice Wine in SF.   We talk to Ezra Cipes  CEO. THE SHOW   We THINK it’s the 6th  annual summer 4F trip.  No matter.  It’s still the most fun you can have in the summer.   This year, as last,  we head …

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July 15th, 2017 – BLOOM!

  We work the room at Bloom : BC’s VQA wineries all pour in the same space and time. It’s a wonderful crash course in our wine choices this year. If you’re looking for your next favourite wine, this can only help!! With a cider chaser in the last segment. THE SHOW   BCs VQA wineries have been growing for over 25 years. From 17 wineries in 1990 to 275 as of March 2017. And each year they welcome over …

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July 8th, 2017 – Vancouver International Wine Festival- Part 2!

Last Week’s TRR Hour One was all BC. This week Hour Two  features winemaking guests from Ontario, Nova Scotia and back to BC. Chris Waters (Vines Mag) / Daenna van Mulligen (The Wine Diva) /Keith Tyers  (Closson Chase)/ Bruce Nicholson (Inniskillin Niagara)/Charlie Pillitteri (Pillitteri) Craig McDonald (Trius)/ Bruce Ewert (L’Acadie)/ Jean Benoit Deslauriers (Benjamin Bridge)/  Moira Peters (The Wine Lovers Guide to Atlantic Canada) HansPeter Stutz  (Grande Pre) Ezra Cipes (Summerhill)/Val Tait (Bench 1775)/Randy Picton (Nk Mip)/John Skinner (Painted Rock)/Mark …

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July 1st, 2017- Vancouver International Wine Festival!

This is our 8th year of covering the Vancouver International Wine Festival.  For them this is Year 39. Canada is the featured region and it’s going to be a wonderful family gathering with the pace of a gong show. If you care about how Canadian wines are doing and where our wine industry is headed..this show and next week will hopefully supply answers and focus. THE SHOW     Here is the guest line up for Hour One: Daenna van …

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June 24th, 2017 – National Aboriginal Week in Canada

  It’s The Island Icons Pinot Noir Celebration in the Cowichan Valley. We take you there to join  the winemakers. And it’s National  Aboriginal Week in Canada. We talk to Justin Hall at North America’s  first Aboriginal owned winery Nk’ Mip and  the first  Osoyoos Nation winemaker. THE SHOW  Island Icons. The first Pinot Noir Celebration   Today at Averill Creek it’s the first  Pinot Noir Celebration.   Cowichan winemakers believe that they are perfectly suited to make a name …

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June 17th, 2017 – Live from the BC Shellfish Festival…

LIVE from the 11th annual BC Shellfish festival in Courtney Comox    Click to Listen       The SHOW  The unique culinary event that promotes the region’s shellfish farmers and their delicacies to seafood lovers and chefs grows bigger every year.  This is Year 11.  Tasting Room Radio is covering  both weekends.   What originally began as a one‐day event 11 years ago, has become the largest seafood festival in Western Canada, featuring popular local and international culinary celebrities …

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June 10th 2017-Live from the Spot Prawn Festival Vancouver!

  It’s the 11th Annual Spot Prawn festival at False Creek Fishermen’s Wharf 1505 West 1st Ave Kits Click here to listen!   It’s one of Vancouver’s most popular events of the Year..The Spot Prawn Fest. Vancouver’s best chefs show up for cooking demos – everyone with a ticket gets a plate with prawns and other goodies..plus Terra Breads. AND there’s R&B Brewing and Evolve Cellars pouring as well. Presented by Chefs Table Society of BC In 2006, it was …

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June 3rd, 2017- Top Drop!

  Its Top Drop Vancouver 2017.  Kurtis Kolt presents his 4th annual gathering of small, hands on wineries who are passionate about their craft. “The Most Awesome Wine Event of the Year” – Vancouver Magazine And the bad boys of smoke,  Park and George from Memphis Blues BBQ bring the do’s and don’ts  of BBQ Season. THE SHOW    Top Drop 2017  Kurtis Kolt Embarking on its fourth year, Top Drop Vancouver was a two day trade and consumer event being held at the Roundhouse …

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May 27th, 2017 – “4th Annual BC Pinot Noir Celebration”

The SHOW Without-a-doubt one of the most anticipated wine events of this summer is the 4th Annual BC Pinot Noir Celebration to be held at the beautiful Linden Gardens in Kaleden, just South of Penticton. Saturday August 19th. A one day event from 3-10PM.     They have room fir 350 guests and are expecting 34 BC wineries.         ALL pouring their best Pinot Noir.  With food from Joy Road Catering, Mike Bernardo from Vij’s group, Matt …

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May 20th, 2017 – Culinary Legend! Jeremiah Tower

The Culinary  Legend himself Jeremiah Tower with comments from  Chef Ned Bell and  San Francisco’s  Foodie Chap: Liam MayClem. DJ Kearney with a yuge list of wines to pair with Spot Prawns and Christopher Silva from St Francis Wines on Sonoma. The SHOW   “Jeremiah Tower’s menus were a complete re-evaluation of not just American food and ingredients – but food itself.” ANTHONY BOURDAIN  Producer      Jeremiah Tower – The Last Magnificent  The new Documentary that opened last  weekend –  JEREMIAH TOWER: THE LAST …

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May 13th 2017-Live from the Spot Prawn Festival Vancouver!

Tasting Room Radio is LIVE this Saturday at 10am!! It’s the 11th Annual Spot Prawn festival at False Creek Fishermen’s Wharf 1505 West 1st Ave Kits Click here to listen!   It’s one of Vancouver’s most popular events of the Year..The Spot Prawn Fest. Vancouver’s best chefs show up for cooking demos – everyone with a ticket gets a plate with prawns and other goodies..plus Terra Breads. AND there’s R&B Brewing and Evolve Cellars pouring as well. Presented by Chefs …

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May 6th, 2017- Naramata Bench pour new releases!

Eight winemakers/owners from The Naramata Bench pour on the Coast and a brief interview with the legendary culinary star Jeremiah Tower (Chez Panisse/Stars)     The SHOW   Some wine fans consider the drive down the Naramata Bench one of the best anywhere. You have wineries on both sides of the road.  Some above and some below the road. At the bottom of the slope is the blue jewel known as  Okanagan Lake.  Crisscrossing the road is what’s left of …

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April 29th, 2017-Patio Wines

Looking for  the best “Patio Wines” AND talking to a dozen  winemakers from Okanagan Falls!   THE SHOW It’s the 5th annual Okanagan Falls  Winery Association Spring Wine Tasting at Earls in Yaletown. One of the best events in the calendar year.  Everybody shows up. Owners, winemakers and principals. They pour all their new offerings and the best of their portfolio.  There was even a table filled with nothing but OK Falls Pinot Noir. At the same time, I was …

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April 22nd, 2017-Meet the Makers

Meet the Makers – Gordon Fitzpatrick creates a stunning new winery plus  Sea Cider. Townsite Brewing. Blue Grouse. Stags Hollow. Sheringham Distillery. THE SHOW  The dynamic Sara Park (Spark in Victoria)  organized Meet the Makers in Victoria. She wisely chose Nourish , a restaurant and café in a 1889 heritage house at 225 Quebec St. Wines in the parlour, brewers and distillers upstairs in the bedrooms.  Fantastic location. Gordon Fitzpatrick / Fitz Wine  (Peachland)   I started in the front …

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April 15th, 2017 -Star Chefs. Naramata Bench. Garagiste: Small Producers in Vancouver.

  Flourish Gala at Vancouver Community College with Chefs Angus An and Clement Chan. Plus  winemakers from Tightrope, Elephant Island and Kettle Valley from the Naramata Bench and Garagiste North The Small Producers Wine Festival comes to Vancouver next  Saturday. They guest today!! THE SHOW  Flourish  Gala  in March was the annual fundraiser for the community college. Many of Canada’s chefs have be trained at VCC and this was an opportunity to showcase those students and Alumni. We started with …

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