Weekly Show

February 25th, 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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February 18th, 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 …

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February 11th, 2017-The 39th Annual VanWineFest!

The 39th Annual VanWineFest kicked off on Live From RailTown @RoundhouseRadio Thursday of this week. Guests include DJ Kearney, Rhys Pender, Kurtis Kolt, Harry Hertscheg, Christine Coletta, Joseph Luckhurst (Road 13) and   Chris Turyk (Unsworth)     THE SHOW    Tasting Room Radio has supported the BC and Canadian wine industries for 8 years through broadcast of the Vancouver Wine Festival. This year has the potential to be the best ever. That’s because Canada is the featured wine region. Finally!! For the …

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February 4th, 2017 – Superbowl Weekend!

Jason Priestley, Glen Suitor TSN Football Analyst, George Siu Memphis Blues BBQ, Jay Onrait and Dan O’Toole Fox Sports One and DJ Kearney all have suggestions for food, wine and Super bowl party tricks THE SHOW It’s Super Bowl Weekend..a readymade excuse to eat, drink and gather with friends and family. Even if you could care less who’s playing..there’s always a nice buzz around the day. So, I’ve asked friends – who know this area of expertise very well – …

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January 28th, 2017 Jane Ferrari: Voice of Yalumba!

Jane Ferrari – Voice of Yalumba and Oz West Chef Quang Dang – goes full truffle Discover North Van’s Tour de Feast BRBN from Okanagan Spririts Jane Ferrari – Heart and Soul of Yalumba       Meeting Jane Ferrari is unforgettable. Her job title at Yalumba is multifaceted. She is a storyteller, a communicator, a brand ambassador, a legend. Spend an hour with Jane and you’ll find out more about the heritage and culture of Yalumba and the Barossa than …

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January 21st, 2017 – Dine Out Vancouver!

  Once again, Dine Out Vancouver has kicked  off in Vancouver until Feb 5 Here’s a Primer on how the whole thing works..and we do it in Railtown!! Featuring Railtown Grill, The Uncommon Café, The Settlement Building and Pidgin (in Gastown) THE SHOW   About the 15th annual  Dine Out Vancouver Festival: Produced by Tourism Vancouver, Dine Out Vancouver Festival is Canada’s largest annual celebration of food and drink. Attracting more than 100,000 locals and visitors, the festival takes over …

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January 14th, 2017 – Fastest line-up in Victoria: Pagliaccis!

We’re talking Whiskey (and spirits)!! Guests include Solomon Siegel from Pagliacci’s and JP Wiser’s Master Blender Dr  Don Livermore! THE SHOW   Solomon Siegel – Pagliacci’s (Victoria)   Full disclosure!!  I have limited knowledge of whiskey and spirits. During my teen years, my brother Denis and I would travel with the Kamloops Rube Band.  Mostly guys who were in their mid-late 20’s and early 30’s and light years away from me as drinkers. When we travelled I tried to keep …

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January 7th, 2017 – THE CALIFORNIANS! They’re backkk!

  They’re baaaack!!  THE CALIF0RNIANS!! Cannonball/Merryvale/Lange Twins/Gloria Ferrer & St Francis and as a one off St. Urbans-Hof The SHOW Once a year our winemaking friends in California pack up the latest releases and tour “up North” Canada is one of their very best customers and it’s their way of thanking us, with a gentle reminder that California wines are always out there. Like a wet hug on a dry day. Here’s the line – up… Cannonball/Angels and Cowboys  –  …

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December 31st, 2016 – Vancouver International Wine Festival-Hour 2

It’s  Hour TWO of our round table coverage of the 38th Annual Vancouver International Wine festival. An All-Star cast of winemakers, journalists and principals from all over the Wine World.  Enjoy!! THE SHOW     Hour Two of this year’s Vancouver International Wine Festival begins with my wine friends around the table.   (Thank You to Technical Producer Julia Graff)   DJ Kearney – World Class wine expert, educator  and judge.  @djwines.               Kurtis …

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December 24th, 2016- Vancouver International Wine Festival

It’s one of the best wine festivals anywhere. The 38th annual Vancouver International Wine Festival  Held at the Vancouver Convention Centre from  Feb 20- March 1 For eight years TRR has set up a studio on the floor of the Trade Tasting on the Thursday and invited the World to sit in. THE SHOW     The Vancouver International Wine Festival is one of the biggest and oldest wine events in the world, offering something for every level of wine …

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December 17th, 2016 – Gift Wines, Wines for Parties, Budget Wines

It’s Wall-to-Wall Wines featuring the reviews and stellar expertise of Master of Wine Rhys Pender, Consultant and teacher DJ Kearney and Georgia Straight Wine Columnist and consultant  Kurtis Kolt. If you’re looking for Gift Wines, Wines for Parties, Budget Wines for yourself and need to know the best wines of the Year in BC and the world..THIS is your show. THE SHOW Let’s face it,  this time of year we’re faced with a lot of decisions. We can’t help you …

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December 10th, 2016-Guests include Alex Prud’Homme, DJ Kearney and Harry Hertscheg and more…

Author Alex  Prud‘Homme arrives with tales of Julia Child.  He wrote her first  book My life in France.  Now comes The French Chef in America..it’s the rest of Julia Child’s story. We taste our way through some of the Canadian wines coming to the next Vancouver International Wine Festival, where Canada is the feature region. Guests include DJ Kearney and Harry Hertscheg. And finish with stories on Sea Star, Haywire and Left Field Cider. THE SHOW   Alex Prud’Homme – …

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December 3rd, 2016 – Jason Parkes punks the Hatch!

Can a rocker make wine? You bet. Especially if  your name is Jason Parkes!   The Hatch was named 9th best winery in Canada and 5th in BC. And IS this the weekend  to Lick Your Plate?   THE SHOW Some wine fans follow labels, some follow grapes, some follow regions and some follow Winemakers. Can I please suggest one winemaker  you may want to follow?  Jason Parkes! First of all he’s born in Peachland, so the man knows his fruit. …

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November 26th, 2016- ” I’ll have what shes having!”

DJ Kearney brings  New District wine collections called Bubble-licious and “I’ll have what she’s having” for The Holidays. The final  results of the 9th BC Iconic Reds with John Schreiner and Simon Wosk. Restaurants under the radar – Todd Braiden at Fat Jacks Boston Bar.  Dude! Emandare ups the bar in the Cowichan Valley.  Mike and Robin Nierychlo guest! THE SHOW   DJ Kearney –  Director of Wine/New District   New District’s philosophy is about curation  and it informs everything …

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November 19th 2016 – Nk’ Mip

We salute the Winery of the Year –  Nk Mip with Daenna Van Mulligen,  Chief Clarence Louie and Winemaker Randy Picton Ollie Powrie – Viticulturist for Villa Maria. Tall tales of fine wines down under. Valeria Tait – GM and Winemaker for Bench 1775   THE SHOW   Nk’Mip is announced Canadian Winery of the Year in the 2016-17 InterVin International Wine Awards. They also came in second in the International competition against The World. Clarence Louie – Chief of Osoyoos …

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