Weekly Show

January 14th, 2017 – Fastest line-up in Victoria: Pagliaccis!

We’re talking Whiskey (and spirits)!! Guests include Solomon Siegel from Pagliacci’s and JP Wiser’s Master Blender Dr  Don Livermore! THE SHOW   Solomon Siegel – Pagliacci’s (Victoria)   Full disclosure!!  I have limited knowledge of whiskey and spirits. During my teen years, my brother Denis and I would travel with the Kamloops Rube Band.  Mostly guys who were in their mid-late 20’s and early 30’s and light years away from me as drinkers. When we travelled I tried to keep …

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January 7th, 2017 – THE CALIFORNIANS! They’re backkk!

  They’re baaaack!!  THE CALIF0RNIANS!! Cannonball/Merryvale/Lange Twins/Gloria Ferrer & St Francis and as a one off St. Urbans-Hof The SHOW Once a year our winemaking friends in California pack up the latest releases and tour “up North” Canada is one of their very best customers and it’s their way of thanking us, with a gentle reminder that California wines are always out there. Like a wet hug on a dry day. Here’s the line – up… Cannonball/Angels and Cowboys  –  …

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December 31st, 2016 – Vancouver International Wine Festival-Hour 2

It’s  Hour TWO of our round table coverage of the 38th Annual Vancouver International Wine festival. An All-Star cast of winemakers, journalists and principals from all over the Wine World.  Enjoy!! THE SHOW     Hour Two of this year’s Vancouver International Wine Festival begins with my wine friends around the table.   (Thank You to Technical Producer Julia Graff)   DJ Kearney – World Class wine expert, educator  and judge.  @djwines.               Kurtis …

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December 24th, 2016- Vancouver International Wine Festival

It’s one of the best wine festivals anywhere. The 38th annual Vancouver International Wine Festival  Held at the Vancouver Convention Centre from  Feb 20- March 1 For eight years TRR has set up a studio on the floor of the Trade Tasting on the Thursday and invited the World to sit in. THE SHOW     The Vancouver International Wine Festival is one of the biggest and oldest wine events in the world, offering something for every level of wine …

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December 17th, 2016 – Gift Wines, Wines for Parties, Budget Wines

It’s Wall-to-Wall Wines featuring the reviews and stellar expertise of Master of Wine Rhys Pender, Consultant and teacher DJ Kearney and Georgia Straight Wine Columnist and consultant  Kurtis Kolt. If you’re looking for Gift Wines, Wines for Parties, Budget Wines for yourself and need to know the best wines of the Year in BC and the world..THIS is your show. THE SHOW Let’s face it,  this time of year we’re faced with a lot of decisions. We can’t help you …

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December 10th, 2016-Guests include Alex Prud’Homme, DJ Kearney and Harry Hertscheg and more…

Author Alex  Prud‘Homme arrives with tales of Julia Child.  He wrote her first  book My life in France.  Now comes The French Chef in America..it’s the rest of Julia Child’s story. We taste our way through some of the Canadian wines coming to the next Vancouver International Wine Festival, where Canada is the feature region. Guests include DJ Kearney and Harry Hertscheg. And finish with stories on Sea Star, Haywire and Left Field Cider. THE SHOW   Alex Prud’Homme – …

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December 3rd, 2016 – Jason Parkes punks the Hatch!

Can a rocker make wine? You bet. Especially if  your name is Jason Parkes!   The Hatch was named 9th best winery in Canada and 5th in BC. And IS this the weekend  to Lick Your Plate?   THE SHOW Some wine fans follow labels, some follow grapes, some follow regions and some follow Winemakers. Can I please suggest one winemaker  you may want to follow?  Jason Parkes! First of all he’s born in Peachland, so the man knows his fruit. …

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November 26th, 2016- ” I’ll have what shes having!”

DJ Kearney brings  New District wine collections called Bubble-licious and “I’ll have what she’s having” for The Holidays. The final  results of the 9th BC Iconic Reds with John Schreiner and Simon Wosk. Restaurants under the radar – Todd Braiden at Fat Jacks Boston Bar.  Dude! Emandare ups the bar in the Cowichan Valley.  Mike and Robin Nierychlo guest! THE SHOW   DJ Kearney –  Director of Wine/New District   New District’s philosophy is about curation  and it informs everything …

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November 19th 2016 – Nk’ Mip

We salute the Winery of the Year –  Nk Mip with Daenna Van Mulligen,  Chief Clarence Louie and Winemaker Randy Picton Ollie Powrie – Viticulturist for Villa Maria. Tall tales of fine wines down under. Valeria Tait – GM and Winemaker for Bench 1775   THE SHOW   Nk’Mip is announced Canadian Winery of the Year in the 2016-17 InterVin International Wine Awards. They also came in second in the International competition against The World. Clarence Louie – Chief of Osoyoos …

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November 12th, 2016

DJ Kearney –wine educator and expert – presents The Advent Wine Calendar Two reports from The Wine Diva and Samantha Rahn (Araxi) on  Cornucopia,  this weekend’s Whistler Wine Festival. Savio Volpe celebrates EnRoute Award and raises $ for Italian Earthquake Communities. Jean Claude Mas on the wines of Domaines Paul Mas.     THE SHOW   Paul Grunberg  –  Co-Owner of Savio Volpe (and  l’Abattoir)    We start this week’s Tasting Room Radio with Paul Grunberg Co-Owner of Savio Volpe, the …

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November 5th, 2016 – Australia’s First Families of Wine

  It’s the return of Australia’s First Families of Wine!! 10 iconic wineries who shaped Australian wines. Yalumba / Henschke / d’Arenberg / Tahbilk / McWilliams / De Bortoli / Tyrrel’s / Brown Brothers / Howard Park / Wakefield   THE SHOW  Australia’s First Families of Wine Wakefield Wines 10 multi-generational wine families unlocked rare and revered wines from their private cellars to showcase Australia’s rich wine heritage, modern diversity, and the celebrated wine stories that have become the foundation for future generations. …

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October 29th, 2016 – “Locals Only”

  It’s the annual  gathering of Locals Only..wine, spirit and cider makers from Vancouver Island  and the Gulf Islands. And then one of BC’s best winemakers Michael Bartier/Bartier Bros!!  THE SHOW     It’s a one-of-a-kind  tasting event featuring the makers and proprietors themselves.  All from either Vancouver island or The Gulf Islands. Vancouver is an important market for these artisans and what better way to get our attention than to set up a tasting event at Edible Canada at the …

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October 22nd, 2016-Can Food Be Funny?

Can food be funny?  Yup! If the chef is Colin Mochrie from Who’s Line Is It Anyway? We visit two Okanagan wineries and talk to Joe Luckhurst at Road 13 and then David Paterson from Tantalus. We finish with Marcelo Papa..star winemaker at Marques de Casa Concha in Chile   THE SHOW David Paterson – Winemaker and GM at Tantalus     Tantalus is situated on the eastern slopes of the Okanagan Valley, overlooking the shores of Lake Okanagan and …

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October 8th 2016- The Cuddy

  Canadian Winery of the year  Tawse teams with Jim Cuddy  from Blue Rodeo for The Cuddy..Guests include Moray Tawse, Colin Cripps and Jim Cuddy. Chef Meets Truck..Vancouver’s star chefs take to the street trucks..and raise funds for Chefs Table Society. Guests include Scott Jaeger, Eric Heck, Phil Scarfone!    THE SHOW On September 13, the Chefs’ Table Society of BC, in partnership with the Yaletown BIA and the Streetfood Vancouver Society host the inaugural event Chef Meets Truck in Yaletown …

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October 1st 2016-

  Ten BC wineries in one hour. ALL pouring their new Fall wines for YOU.   THE SHOW Colour is the semi-annual showcase for Fall releases of BC Wines. Each winery brings their very best..or at  least, the wines they want the industry and consumers to be aware of. We couldn’t talk to them all..there were far too many..so I made a wish list and decided to stop at Ten wineries. Made sure  there was enough time for each to …

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