Weekly Show

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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November 16th 2013

  We’re talking Rutherford Dust and the new Lake Sonoma label with wine partners Dan Zepponi (Napa) and Tony Stewart (Okanagan).  Imagine being the Cellar Master at 240 yr old Veuve Clicquot. That’s the life of Dominique Demarville. He says Madame Clicquot is still in those cellars. Richard Parsons has run Time Warner, General Counsel for  the White House and many more. His wine mentor was Nelson Rockefeller. Likely one of the reasons why he became the owner of Italy’s Il  Palazzone His motto?  We drink all the wine we can …

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November 9th 2013

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 dream …

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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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