Weekly Show

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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Jan 4th 2014

  It seemed too good to be true. An offer to not only visit Barolo during harvest but also attend the Truffle Festival in Alba as the guest of Batasiolo. Begun in 1882, Batasiolo started with just 7 acres. They have become a winery that makes 10% of all Barolos. Our host: Fiorenzo Dogliani. A family so ingrained in the Piedmont wine region that they have a town named after them. Join us – Barolo and Truffles?  It IS a …

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December 28th, 2013

The Wine Diva has her last and possibly best list for 2013. The Top 50 wines of 2013. They’re all $20 plus wines and 90 point ratings or better. PLUS The Best of Her Bubble List.   The Diva is here to finish off your year in style. Two great chefs have at it. David Hawksworth (Hawksworth) sits down with LA’s Suzanne Goin (AOC)and seriously talk food!! Mark Simpson has created BC Wine Studios in Okanagan Falls. We’ll tell you what …

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December 21st, 2013

   The Wine Diva kicks things off with two great Holiday lists. We talk to Warwick Ross who produced and directed Red Obsession..a beautiful documentary about Gran Cru Bordeaux wines and the Chinese fixation with  them. Then it’s a swing through the Okanagan. Featured are The Cipes of Summerhill, The Luckhursts of Road 13  and Matt Sekeres of Team 1040    THE SHOW  Daenna van Mulligen – The Wine Diva is wrapping up 2013 with a flurry of lists. www.winediva.ca This …

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Dec 14th 2013

This year’s Gold Medal Plates Winning Chefs from Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver has the spotlight. Chefs Paul Shufelt (Edmonton) – Duncan Ly  (Calgary) – Brian Skinner (Vancouver). Then its James Nevison and his 2014 edition of Had a Glass. Top 100 wines under $20. It’s quite possible Benjamin Bridge may have made one of the  best bottles of  bubble in Canada. Owner Gerry McConnell and Wine Consultant Peter Gamble visit Daenna –The Wine  Diva joins me for a round table …

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December 7th 2013

 THE SHOW We start where we should start – with The Wine Diva and Part Two of her 2013 Top 100 wines under $20.00. These are wines that have been personally tested and tasted by Daenna van Mulligen and found exceptional. If you think about all that’s up ahead, Parties, House visits, gifts for family, friends and business contacts..why not have a listen to Daenna’s list? All great wines. Under $20? Come ON – whats not to like about that? …

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November 30th 2013

Alexander Payne – The Oscar winning director of Sideways, The Descendants and Nebraska, opening this weekend. His leading lady –  Will Forte from Saturday Night Live. The Wine Diva previews the first 50 selections from her Top 100 Wines under $20.00 for 2013. Part One Carlo Mondavi..Surfer/snowboarder explains how The family lost an Empire and gained a single brilliant wine. Rocker Sam Roberts explains his love of wine.  THE SHOW Carlo Mondavi’s Grandfather was the wine legend Robert Mondavi. There’s no class anywhere that can teach what Robert …

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November 23rd 2013

It’s the 17th annual version of Cornucopia. Whistlers Food and Wine Festival. The good news is it’s expanding to include extra days filled with Beer and Spirits tastings. We work the floor of the Trade Tasting, attend the Big Guns dinner at Araxi and then stalk the wine experts before, during and after their seminars. Take a minute and check out the guest list on this show. It’s an All-Star event.  THE SHOW   We start with the organizer Mary Zinck. From Whistler …

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