Weekly Show

April 19th, 2014 – Argentina- Part 2

This special starts back in Vancouver with a quick chat with Sebastian LeGoff, Service and Wine Director at Cactus Club Cafes. Until April 30 – a dollar from every desert goes to Make-A-Wish. We just wanted to remind you as the days are flying by. And then…it’s off to Argentina and an All-Star line-up. Steven Spurrier, DJ Kearney, Paul Hobbs and  Bruce Schoenfeld  Spectacular Argentina THE SHOW When we last left our media bus it was leaving Patagonia and head …

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April 12th 2014- Wine Laws

  Confused over BC wine laws? Join the Club. We talk to lawyer Mark Hicken. John Clerides and The Wine Diva. We talk to one of the finest creative  chefs in the World.  Ferran Adrian from Spain’s El Bulli. I’m joined at Barbara Jo’s Books to Cooks by Chefs Vikram Vij and Quang Dang. We talk to Chris Turyk of Cowichan Valley’s  Unsworth Vineyards. James Cambridge from the Frazer Valleys Backyard Vineyards Daniel Bontorin from The Okanagan’s only Rose specialty …

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April 5th 2014 – Cas and Dylan

  What a line up. Oscar winning actor Richard Dreyfuss. Actor and  Director Jason Priestley. Together they create a new film opening this weekend Cas and Dylan. To kick off this year’s baseball season we present Hall of Fame Pitcher and Winery owner Tom Seaver. However, it’s The Wine Diva who kicks things off with lots of pre-tasted wines for Spring!!     The SHOW   Are wine choices seasonal? That question is always being asked. Let’s face it..as Summer …

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March 29th 2014- Argentina!

  10 days touring Argentina’s wine regions! A Regional Tasting in Buenos Aires. The tasting and spitting  through the vineyards in Patagonia and Mendoza. along the way we ate perhaps,  a whole cow! These are the tour highlights Part One.  www.winesofargentina.org  THE SHOW  This was a whole bunch of fun. Yes there were 32 wineries and over 300 wines tasted but what really made it fun was the attitude and character of the Argentines themselves. Really fine people who do …

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March 22nd 2014 – Jim Cuddy

The British Open takes place this weekend. Our first guest is golfing legend Dick Zokol, Director of Golf Operations at BC’s Predator Ridge. Right in the middle of BC wine country Daenna van Mulligen – The Wine Diva – has part 2 of her Summer BBQ wines. Jim Cuddy (Jim Cuddy band/Blue Rodeo) returns to the show. Talking his wild summer and Ontario wines. Spencer Massey the man behind the wonderful wines of Clos du Soleil And we finish with the one and only Vikram Vij..we find the celebrated West Coast …

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March 15th, 2014 Vancouver Wine Festival

  As promised here’s our second hour of coverage from the floor of the  36th annual Vancouver International Wine Festival!! All the World – in One Hour.   This special is brought to you by TOWN HALL BRANDS.         Follow them on Facebook, on Twitter @ Town Hall Brands and at townhallbrands.com.   THE SHOW For the 6th year in a row TRR sets up a field studio right in the middle of the 36th annual Vancouver …

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March 8th 2014 – Max Martini

  Actor Max Martini not only kicks off the show, he also closes it..with a World premier cocktail created by Mixologist Lauren Mote of Uva Wine Bar. It’s called The Maximilian. (see below) In between, we head for Vancouver’s East End to The Wise Hall, where all the Cider makers have gathered. The Dark Prince of Walla Walla Charles Smith returns. So does the first female winemaker in Argentina Susana Balbo. Enjoy!! THE SHOW Max Martini is one busy actor. …

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March 1st, 2014 – Vancouver International Wine Festival

  It’s the 36th Annual Vancouver International Wine Festival. Today’s show is brought to you by:     Not only considered one of Canada’s best but gaining status as one of the World’s Best. In part because the stars of the wine world can be found in attendance and in many cases pouring their wines on the day.   Daenna van Mulligen, The Wine Diva will be co-hosting again this year.   There’s really not much more to say because …

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February 22nd 2014 – Niagara

    It’s the 62nd annual Niagara Grape and Wine festival. Food. Wine. New Friends.   THE SHOW   The Niagara Wine Festival — or Grape and Wine  as its been called — is back for its 62nd year. Over the years its kept growing  until it now takes over most of wine country..not just downtown St  Catharines. I was invited by Executive Director Kimberley Hundertmark to host a wine panel called East vs West. I discovered they weren’t talking about BC vs Ontario …

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February 15th 2014 – David Foster Interview

  The last show features The wineries of Sonoma..and an exclusive interview with David Foster… (searing questions by Jason Priestley and myself)  The Show Sonoma wants out from the shadow of Napa. They have more land, more vines and many of the wineries are run by families..not corporations. That’s a good thing.     We talk to Honore Comfort – The Executive director of Sonoma County Adam Lee – Siduri. Maker of really great Pinot Noir.    Jeremy Baker..President of …

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February 8th, 2014-Canadian Culinary Championships

The Show We start in Kelowna for the final day of the 2014 Canadian Culinary Championships.  The best chefs in Canada. Head to Head.   Andrew Morrison from Scout Magazine is co-head judge and food traffic cop. Also talk to the chefs from Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver.  The Sam Roberts Band has a new CD Lo Fantasy. This show Sam and I  talking wine and song writing. Then its 2 cutting edge Australian Wine makers Brendan Keys and Matt Fowles   James …

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February 1st- Street Food City

Here’s the deal for Super Bowl Week and weekend.  We start with Street Food City 3..a gathering of some of Vancouver’s Best food Trucks. Second half of the show has four guests: Matt Anderson, Colin Linden and Sharon Jones..Plus The Wine Diva has a long list of wines meant for Super Bowl Weekend Food Pairings. Enjoy!!    THE SHOW  Street Food City – one of Dine Out Vancouver Festival’s signature events – returns for its hat trick year, tempting the masses with a rotating array …

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January 25th 2014 – Kim Coates Interview

The Wine Diva has a great new list for all of us who spent waaay too much over the Holidays. The Diva has reviewed all these wines under $17.00. The Pride of Saskatoon, Kim Coates is a floor wax AND a Shampoo..A Canadian AND an Actor. He currently stars as Tig Trager in the FX series Sons of Anarchy. Tig knows his Tannins. Then it’s a Soup Special. I’m crazy about well made soup and I’m not the only one. …

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January 18th 2014 – Ethan Hawke Interview

  Ethan Hawke..who’s being honoured this week by the Broadcast Film Critics Assn and is appearing on Broadway in MacBeth joins TDM. The Wine Diva looks back at her very busy 2013. And we visit two wineries,  worlds apart.  Stefano Chiarlo at the PALAS Cerequio La Morra in Barolo and Allison Moyes/Tim Martiniuk at Stoneboat in the South Okanagan. The SHOW   Wine Diva Always wonderful  to kick off a show with another Wine Diva List. This week is slightly different as Daenna runs down …

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January11th 2014-Devin Cuddy Interview

Devin Cuddy talks about touring with Blue Rodeo, working as a waiter and Dad Jim’s “decoy” bottles of plonk at home. Then the best winemaker in the world in 2012..Jorge Riccitelli at Bodega Norton in Argentina. Two wines from The Okanagan. One you might not yet be familiar with (but you will) and one that leads the pack. Bruce Schmidt from Intersection in Oliver and Ian Sutherland from Poplar Grove on the Naramata Bench. Then A serious chat with two wine …

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