Weekly Show

October 21st 2017-InterVin/Lure/The Fighting Five

InterVin/Lure/The Fighting Five   InterVin 2017 – The Gold Medal Rundown with The Wine Diva Chef Ned Bell releases his cookbook book LURE. He wants your attention. The Fighting Five take on The Supreme Court. I couldn’t be happier.     THE SHOW   Daenna Van Mulligen – The Wine Diva It’s the results of the 2017 Intervin wine awards.   65 wines struck gold at the 2017-18 InterVin International Wine Awards, an intensive three-day blind tasting competition. 1,200 wines …

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October 14th, 2017-Vanessa & Victoria!

It’s the Vanessa and Victoria Show! Vanessa Wines and Victoria Wine Festival THE SHOW     We spend some quality time at the fourth annual Victoria Wine Festival. It was such fun to walk these rooms and meet old friends. Discover new wines. Pouring on the day were: Peter Lindenlaub  Caymus Wines  (Wagner Family ) www.caymus.com Jacques LaCoste – Co-Founder Paul Brunner – Blue Grouse (Cowichan) www.bluegrouse.ca Chris Turyk – Unsworth Vineyards (Cowichan)www.unsworthvineyards.com Robert Ketchin – NZ Wine Growers (Canada) https://www.nzwine.com …

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Tasting Room Radio Oct 7th 2017-23 floors up. A Mark Anthony Portfolio Tasting

  THE SHOW   It was windy and wonderful. The invite was from The Mark Anthony Group, who distribute beautifully chosen wines to this part of the World. Would I be interested in interviewing some of their top winemakers from around the World..on the top of the Telus Building on Georgia? Yes Please. If you’re seeking new fresh wines and winemakers here’s some top level suggestions..   Dlynn Proctor – Winemaking Ambassador – Penfolds ( Australia ) Darryl Brooker – Winemaker – Mission Hill …

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September 30th, 2017 Kamloops is not much of a wine town!!

“Kamloops isn’t much of a wine town” Hitting the Kamloops Wine Trail And talking Mushrooms with Bill Jones “Kamloops isn’t much of a wine town”. That was the first comment I heard from my old home town when I asked 8 years ago. Unbelievably Wrong!! It was a great wine town but they didn’t have any investment in the wine business. Now they have their own wine region  (Thompson Valley) and more wineries on the horizon. We visit : Harpers …

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September 23rd, 2017- Top Drop Vancouver!

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. 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 in Yaletown …

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September 16th, 2017-Is the Okanagan for Sale?

  Is the Okanagan for Sale?   Seattle Urban Wineries pour in SoDo. (South of Dome)   THE SHOW   Headline of the Week..check that… YEAR!! GRIMSBY, Ont. — “Andrew Peller Ltd. said Monday it has signed deals to acquire three B.C. wineries for a combined price of $95 million. The Ontario-based wine producer says it has signed definitive agreements to acquire Black Hills Estate Winery and Gray Monk Estate Winery and a letter of intent to acquire Tinhorn Creek Vineyards.” .Yes, …

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September 9th, 2017- Jay and Dan … up the Creek!

  THE SHOW   Jay Onrait and Dan  O’Toole  – TSN  There is no possible reason why Jay and Dan should be on a show about food and wine. They’re sportscasters and comics. They are just barely Canadian.. BUT – they came home to Canada last Monday to again host the evening highlight package. At least Jay  Onrait knows his wines..Norm Hardy in Prince Edward County and Jason Parkes at The Hatch in Kelowna. Dan O’Toole drinks light beer. End …

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September 2nd, 2017 – The Judgement & A Pinot Party!

Two Stories.  The Judgement of BC and BC Pinot Noir Celebration. With a cast of All-Stars.  Heads UP *** – TRR will move to 11am starting next Saturday on Roundhouse Radio. Followed by Fong on Food at Noon.    THE SHOW     It’s the third annual Judgement  of BC.  Presented by Wines of BC 12 from around the World and 12 from BC. Poured head to head to see where BC stands in comparison. This year we tasted the …

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August 26th, 2017 – The Hatch goes top 10!

   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.     He’s fronted two punk bands. OK, that has nothing to do …

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August 19th, 2017-Charles Smith,

The Dark  Prince of Walla Walla Charles Smith makes Wines of Substance Chef Meets BC Grape Plus Vikram Vij and Jill Spoor THE SHOW   Chef Meets BC Grape / Okanagan The Taste of the Okanagan signature tasting event  Chef Meets BC Grape will take place on Saturday, August 26 at the historic See Ya Later Ranch in Okanagan Falls where guests are invited to spend the day with celebrated star chefs and various award-winning BC winemakers. The day will …

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August 12 th, 2017- Okanagan Falls Wineries – A dozen reasons to stop and taste!

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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August 5th, 2017- Naramata Bench Wineries pour releases … AND … Jeremiah Tower!

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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July 29th, 2017 – Books and Wine nothing better!

Two books for Summer reading – One from Vikram Vij on his life and career and John Schreiner on BC Icon Wines. And Sommelier Jill Spoor creates her first wine with Christine Coletta from Okanagan Crush Pad. THE SHOW   Vikram Vij      What kind of person would stop his car in the middle of the Golden Gate Bridge and jump out to celebrate being a free man? This guy.    Vij reveals the story of Vikram Vij, one of …

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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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