Weekly Show

November 2nd 2013

Steve Meyer..The Chief Winemaker at Wyndham Estate Wines in Australia..pours George Wyndham Founders Reserve Shiraz at Fable in Vancouver And Chef Trevor Bird from Fable Kitchen creates four different courses to go with that big down under red. Rene Schlatter  co-owner and President of MerryVale  and Starmount wines talks Napa. Laure Viasserman from the Rhone Valley Wine Council takes us on a tour of Rhone Valley Wines. And while I was in Italy..The Wine Diva was in Chile – again!! We compare notes.   THE SHOW …

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Oct 26th 2013

Feature interviews with 12 BC Estate Wineries. Almost all of them helped to shape what has become the BC wine industry. Our guests are either the winemaker or the owner.    THE SHOW Ezra Cipes – C.E.O.   The BC Estate Wineries Association is a tight group of original wineries that exchanges important info during the growing year and gets together to stay connected once a year. They came into Vancouver to pour not just their current releases but Library Wines from stand …

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October 19th, 2013

All Righty then!! It’s the 9th annual Iron Chef Okanagan. A culinary smack down between Chef Ned Bell and Chef Paul Rogalski of Rouge in Calgary. Special guests on the night include Poplar Grove, Summerhill, Twisted Tomato, Intersection, Naramata heritage Inn and Jay Blackford..Our host and co-owner of Cabana Grille in Kelowna. The Wine Diva has a new Best of BC wine list. And Merridale Cider on Vancouver Island takes the next big step!!!   THE SHOW   I was …

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October 12th 2013

THE SHOW Nicolette Novak. The Queen of Niagara. What a delight!! A lifelong native of Niagara, Ontario, Nicolette is one of the area’s best resources. She always has one ear to the grapevine to uncover what’s new and exciting in the community. Her enthusiasm and passion for what she does has earned her many well deserved accolades as well as many fans among her vast clientele. Time spent with Nicolette is time well spent. As many people over the years …

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October 5th 2013

  It’s the 62 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 62 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 but …

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September 28th 2013

The Wine Diva visits Painted Rock and hands us 6 wines to watch Makini Howell. The vegan queen of Seattle Hester Creek rocks the Golden Mile Susane Balbo   The Show The Wine Diva has two stories this week. First is about the remarkable destination known as Painted Rock. Combining award winning wines and a profile that strides across the landscape with ease. John Skinner opens his winery and BOOM..he’s holding two Lieutenant Govern awards. Talk about making your presence …

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September 21st, 2013

Tasting Room Radio will be heard at 3pm Saturday for the Vancouver folks on TEAM 1410 .  The Wine Diva has two dozen wines for the Season. Falling in Love with Autumn Wines We travel to Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island for their wine festival. Sean Heather – One of the most interesting restaurateurs in Vancouver enters the Hall of Fame.   THE SHOW Daenna van Mulligen returns as The Wine Diva. Falling in Love With Autumn Wines. It’s that change …

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September 14th 2013

  This week: 14 BC wineries pour their latest releases and the Dean of Canadian Wine Writers John Schreiner ..shares his tasting notes. THE SHOW It’s the annual Colour BC VQA Fall Release Tasting at the Vancouver Convention Centre Take a BC wine journey through the growing wine regions of British Columbia! The largest annual tasting of BC VQA wines in Vancouver, this event hosted 75 BC wineries, showcasing more than 300 BC VQA wines. We are so pleased to …

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Tasting Room Radio BC Sept 7th 2013

As September begins to take over our lives..certain things start to come into view. One is harvest. The second is a run of Wine Festivals, of all shapes and sizes. Three food and wine festivals are profiled on this week’s TRR. Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island The 62th annual Niagara Food and Wine Festival The 33rd Okanagan Fall Wine Festival. Interviews with all three organizing groups and a feature interview with Winemaker JM Bouchard at Road 13 on the Golden Mile. South Okanagan. THE …

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