Weekly Show

December 16th, 2017-Jan Arden-Feeding My Mother

More than just  a  cookbook from Jann Arden.  Plus The Comeau Case  with Christine Coletta, Rob Summers & Chef Rod Butters. The SHOW   Jann Arden – Feeding My Mother: Comfort and Laughter in the Kitchen as my Mother Lives with memory loss.  “Jann Arden is one of the most honest and talented women I’ve ever met, and her love for her mother is so rich.” —Chef Lynn Crawford Even though Jann and I have known each other for 30 …

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December 9th, 2017 – A Thousand Stories!

The Wine Diva’s Top 100 under $20 plus Winemaker Bob Blue on 1000 Stories & Bonterra   Daenna van Mulligen – The Wine DIva   Just in time for Christmas and the Holidays…Wines 89 points or better and all $20.00 or under. What’s not to LIKE?         Over the course of her tasting year Daenna always starts a Top 100 wine list. These wines have passed her taste test and they’re affordable.   We can’t fit in …

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December 2nd, 2017 – The  Wines of  Bloom – Tantalus- Laughing Stock

The  Wines of  Bloom and Arterra Wines buy Laughing Stock   Hello December!!   Jay Wright – President and CEO of Arterra Wines Canada Another Okanagan Winery has been scooped up by a much larger company. Arterra Wines Canada announced this week an agreement to acquire Laughing Stock Vineyards on the Naramata Bench. Arterra have been in the BC wine business for more than 30 years with top end vineyards like Black Sage and Sunrock and wines such as Sumac …

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November 25th, 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  4F trip.  No matter.  It’s still the most fun you can have .   This year, as last,  we head for Skitchine Lodge …

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November 18th, 2017

Meet the new “tribute” person at Meyer Family Vineyards.. Plus we talk Fort Berens, Canadian Whisky and Taylor Fladgate. The SHOW JAK Meyer/Donovan Tildesley In 2008, JAK and Janice Meyer launched the release of their inaugural Chardonnay at a reception held at the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design. The 2006 single vineyard Chardonnay from their estate vineyard on “Old Main Road” in Naramata commemorated the beginning of their “Tribute Series” Chardonnay. The “Tribute Series” is dedicated to a …

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November 11th, 2017 – Whistlers Cornucopia & Vancouver Wine Festival

Updates on Whistler’s Cornucopia and VanWineFest 2018 plus Kristian Eligh finds his “inner Chef” And Part Two of our Pinot Noir special. THE SHOW   Whistler’s Cornucopia Food and Wine Festival  Samantha Rahn is the Wine Director at Araxi Restaurant in Whistler, former Sommelier of the Year and now Cornucopia Ambassador. Who better to talk to about the annual gathering in Whistler? The festival started on Thursday but Sam and I will let you know what happens this weekend and …

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November 4th, 2017 – The Judgement & a Pinot Party!

Two Stories.  The Judgement of BC and BC Pinot Noir Celebration. With a cast of All-Stars.      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 two most grown  varietals in BC  Pinot Gris and Merlot   12 BC Wines against 12 acknowledged global benchmarks. We are …

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October 28th, 2017- Napa Wildfires… how we can help.

Liam Mayclem[/caption]   He’s been hosting fundraising events in the Bay area and gives us an update on what conditions are like in Napa/Sonoma and what we can do to help those in need… There’s a huge fundraiser coming up next week before American Thanksgiving called ChefsGiving… and all the restaurants will be donating portions of their take.     I’m hoping Vancouver’s culinary teams would consider doing the same. www.redwoodcu.org/northbayfirerelief https://www.facebook.com/chefsgiving/ https://twitter.com/chefsgiving   Chef Kristian Eligh Kristian went from being …

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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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