Weekly Show

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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April 8th, 2017 Hawksworth & The New Releases

  David Hawksworth and his vision for Nightingale. Looking for a great new wine?  We present the IVSA 2017 new releases.    Chef David Hawksworth realized his culinary vision at his first  restaurant, in the very heart of downtown Vancouver. At Hawksworth Restaurant, which opened in 2011, he has created the ideal setting to deliver compelling contemporary Canadian cuisine; a demonstration of his European-trained technical ability, deep appreciation for local ingredients and an absolute insistence on only the very best quality. Winner …

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April 1st, 2017 – Domenica Fiore/Olio Novello!

It was such a great afternoon..Frank Giustra poured this year’s  version of Dominica Fiore the best Olive Oil in the World, John Skinner founder of Painted Rock pours this year’s  releases  AND  it all took place at Umberto Menghi’s  smashing new restaurant Giardino. Plus Jim Cuddy and Colin Cripps from Blue Rodeo join Moray Tawse to explain how the new wines The Cuddy by Tawse came to be. All three stories are different. The best part is all three are …

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March 26th, 2017- Bodega Garzón

Alberto Antonini, World Class Winemaker who travels the world consulting with vineyards and winemakers presents the wines of Garzon from Uruguay! James Sichel, 6th generation of his family who’ve been in the wine business in Bordeaux since 1883! …and Alex Prud’Homme. Author of Julia Child /  The French Chef in America. THE SHOW Alberto Antonini  Uruguay!! Hands up. How many of us could find Uruguay on a map with no countries identified on it? Then imagine what the wines coming …

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March 18th, 2017-Unsworth and a gaggle of Somms

A Gaggle of Vancouver Sommeliers gathers at Unsworth Vineyards in the Cowichan Valley.  Can’t wait to talk to them. Includes Somm of the Year Shane Taylor from CinCin! (check  the outstanding names below) Richard Da Silva from Misconduct/Naramata Bench guests as well and we finish with one of the best wine minds in the music business Colin Linden from Blackie and the Rodeo Kings.   THE SHOW  As soon as I got the invite from Ron Bogdonov GM at Unsworth …

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March 11th, 2017 – Parksville Uncorked and Untapped…Tigh-na-Mara

Its the 9th annual Parksville Uncorked and Untapped. This week we hang with “The Untapped:”. The Brewers & Distillers! Check out the guests below And we find Tim Pawsey, The Hired Belly for a long planned sit down. If it’s Food and Wine you want to  know about,  Tim’s your guy. THE SHOW Wonderful Parksville.  Land of Beaches, Resorts and almost as nice as Nanoose Bay!! We head for  Tigh-Na-Mara Resort and the UnTapped portion of  the 9th annual Parksville Uncorked. …

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March 4th, 2017 – The Legendary John Bishop!

One of the legends of Canadian dining..John Bishop joins us for the first two segments.. So much to talk about. Organic. Sustainability. The star chefs who’ve gone through the kitchen. How Vancouver became the dining destination it is today. John Bishop IS dining in Vancouver. Two interviews remaining from our coverage at 2017 VanWineFest.  Tony Holler Owner of Poplar Grove and Chris Tolley  Owner. Winemaker at Moon Cursor And Josh Hammond – Villa Maria Winemaker in Marlborough. THE SHOW   …

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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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