Weekly Show

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 …

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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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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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