Weekly Show

August 9th, 2014 – Hawksworth and Friends Culinary Adventure at the West Coast Fishing Club!

It’s the 8th annual David Hawksworth and Friends Culinary Adventure at the West Coast Fishing Club. Haida Gwaii,  British Columbia. Guests include Anthony Walsh Oliver & Bonacini, Dino Renaerts Bon Vivant Group, Mark Davidson Global Wine Educator Wine Australia. Shaun Snelling Exec Chef The Clubhouse, Jacob Richler Freelance Food Writer (McLeans), Terry Cowan WCFC-GM.  Brian Grange WCFC. all photos by: Jessica Haydahl THE SHOW   It has become the annual marquee event for The Clubhouse, an altogether extraordinary culinary excursion guided …

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August 2nd, 2014 – Fly fishing special!

Food, Fishing and wine @ 7 Half Diamond Ranch  with Mark Filatow, Rhys Pender and John Weber. The Wine Diva has 17 outstanding wines from South Africa for you. And Bubbles returns to the show.. Michael Smith gives us the dirty dirt on SwearNet.    THE SHOW For the four years now my fly fishing friends and I have gathered at some exotic location and off loaded bags of food, boxes of wine and  enough fly fishing gear for 8 …

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July 26th, 2014 – The summer hit – CHEF

This week we feature interesting stories that got lost in the World Cup Shuffle. For example..Actor/Director Jon Favreau talks about his summer hit Chef. A double dip of the Wine Diva..Patio Wines and BBQ Wines – There’s a difference. Plus there’s a story on the romance of Provence and it’s fabulous Rose Enjoy!!! The Show    Provence Rose Provence Rose was featured in BC Govt Liquor Stores, many of the labels are still to be found. Provence, the beautiful region …

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July 19th, 2014 – The Brewery and the Beast!

    The Wine Diva returns with Cool wines for HOT weather. The Pride of Wolfville NS Benjamin Bridge heads across Canada. Scott Gurney – The Brewery AND the Beast returns to Vancouver. Ned Bell – checks in from Halifax on his way home to Vancouver – on a frickin Bike. And The Queen of  Tofino & Texas – Lisa Ahier releases the Sobo Cookbook. THE SHOW    The Wine Diva   It’s a little warm out there..and who better …

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July 12th, 2014 – Clayoquot Wilderness Resort.

We head North from Tofino – off the grid..for Year Two of a Wine and Wilderness weekend at Clayoquot Wilderness Resort. Guests include Ed Robertson (Bare Naked Ladies) Jim Cuddy (Blue Rodeo) Devin Cuddy (Devin Cuddy Band) John Skinner (Painted Rock) Torsten Allander (Foxtrot)  David Hawksworth (Hawksworth) Pino Posteraro (Cioppinos) Plus John Caton, Tereza Roux and Chef Ryan Orr – all from The Resort.   THE SHOW   Its fair to say we’ve been waiting a whole year to return to Clayoquot …

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July 5th, 2014 – Willamette Valley, Oregon

We’re heading for the Willamette Valley in Oregon. Visit   EIEIO .Adelsheim. Stoller. And R&B Brewing in Vancouver’s East end pours its Chef Series of Brews. Andrea Carlson. Brian Skinner. Chris Whittaker. Rob Belcham. Brew master Todd Graham.   THE SHOW  We’re heading South from Vancouver to The Willamette Valley and another wine hook up with Hayley Hamilton from Dallas Uncorked.   Hayey Hamilton Dallas Uncorked,     Hayley Hamilton Cogill, CSW, Dallas Uncorked’s Founder and President, travels the world looking for a completely …

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June 28th, 2014 – Canada Day Weekend!

We finish our Okanagan Wine Tour with Moon Cursor and Howard Soon at his new Sandhill Winery. Then a call to Chef Ned Bell who’s biking across Canada  July 1st for Chefs for Oceans. Sommelier of the Year Terry Threlfall  talks TNT and wine buying 101. And The Wine Diva has Wines for Canada Day  Cheers    THE SHOW  Moon Cursor – in the very south Okanagan..right up against the US Border. Chris Tolley – Software Engineer by training. Farmer …

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June 21st, 2014 – Okanagan Road Trip!

Time for an Okanagan Road Trip Wild Goose. Liquidity. Culmina. Hester Creek. Road 13. Fairview Cellars. Local Lounge and Grill. Brodo And 8 fascinating  minutes with The Legend Richard Cleave.     THE SHOW     We start this journey through the South Okanagan as we should.. with Ellen Walker Mathews from Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association. TOTA had arranged a food and wine tour of the Okanagan..that allowed for little down time.  OK by me. This show is  the first …

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June 14th, 2014 – Soccer & Rose!

We got your Summer Rose covered – all the way from Provence! The Wine Diva has your pre-tasted World Cup Wines..no matter who your cheering for. Director, actor, writer Jon Favreau tells us all about his charming new film CHEF Mission Hill Winery chef Chris Stewart is headed for Hastings House on Salt Spring. We head him off at the pass. THE SHOW One of the planets great adventures has begun. The World Cup kicked off this week in Brazil. …

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May 31st 2014 – Beautiful Naramata BC

  For the 12th year in-a-row The Wineries of the Naramata Bench showcase their new releases in Vancouver. Ten  of the Best from The Bench. And The Wine Diva returns from Spain with tales of Jerez Sherry!! Enjoy! THE SHOW  The Naramata Bench Wineries Association is a group of 24 award-winning wineries located  along both sides of  a 14 kilometer winding country road overlooking Okanagan Lake. Located near Penticton in the Southern Okanagan, the wineries are situated above sweeping sand …

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May 24th, 2014 – BC’s best Wineries and Winemakers!

  The Invitation was too good to pass up. Sit down with 6 of BC’s best wineries/winemakers,  pre-taste  and talk about their new releases and what’s up ahead for BC wines. (List below) My Paris Kitchen is the latest best seller from David Lebovitz. It’s about living in, shopping in and dining in one of the World’s greatest Cities..Paris!! We finish with Two  Australians. Winemaker of the year 3 times over, Neil McGuigan from McGuigan and  Nick Keukenmeester from Ben …

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May 17th, 2014

    Sam Roberts says he learns about wine through Volume. The Wine Diva says this list is all about BC’s best. A year ago Richard Parsons was talking about his top end Italian wines. Now he’s been asked to bring the LA Clippers back to respectability. And we finish with The Best weekend party this summer on the Coast. Hawksworth/Pino/Ed Robertson BNL/Ann Lindsay/ John Skinner Painted Rock/Torsten Allander @ Foxtrot and two..count them..Two Cuddys. Jim and Devon. All at …

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May 10th, 2014 – California

  Here they come THE CALIFORNIANS..Four Top Wineries Pour North. Bill Jones..Chef and Author releases the Deerholme Foraging Book And it’s the opening of the Prawn Festival again in Vancouver this weekend. Nessa Van Bergen. Chef Ned Bell and The Wine Diva are Prawn Stars. For the Okanagan audience..300 runners remember Chris Walker  in Summerland.   THE SHOW   Canada is one of the best friends that California wine has. Anywhere. Once a year the California Wine Tour passes through …

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May 3rd, 2014 – New Zealand

The first of several One Hour Specials recorded  in March during a two week wine blitz through New Zealand’s wine regions,  with special interest in their amazing sustainability programs. In this special we start in Auckland and conclude in Hawkes Bay.      THE SHOW  The opportunity was just too good to pass up. For a number of years I’ve been interviewing NZ winemakers as they passed through Canada. The meetings were great but I had no sense of the …

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Apr. 26th 2014- Okanagan Falls

What the Heck is going on in Okanagan Falls? 8 wineries from OK Falls. Have an ice cream..stay for the wines!! Black Hills winemaker Graham Pierce pours a Note Bene Vertical. And The Wine Diva, Daenna van Mulligen has more Spring wines.. THE SHOW   One of the most successful releases – each and every year – is the Bordeaux  blend Note Bene from Black Hills Estate in the South Okanagan. To celebrate the release of their 2012..winemaker Graham Pierce …

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