Weekly Show

September 9th, 2017- Jay and Dan … up the Creek!

  THE SHOW   Jay Onrait and Dan  O’Toole  – TSN  There is no possible reason why Jay and Dan should be on a show about food and wine. They’re sportscasters and comics. They are just barely Canadian.. BUT – they came home to Canada last Monday to again host the evening highlight package. At least Jay  Onrait knows his wines..Norm Hardy in Prince Edward County and Jason Parkes at The Hatch in Kelowna. Dan O’Toole drinks light beer. End …

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September 2nd, 2017 – The Judgement & A Pinot Party!

Two Stories.  The Judgement of BC and BC Pinot Noir Celebration. With a cast of All-Stars.  Heads UP *** – TRR will move to 11am starting next Saturday on Roundhouse Radio. Followed by Fong on Food at Noon.    THE SHOW     It’s the third annual Judgement  of BC.  Presented by Wines of BC 12 from around the World and 12 from BC. Poured head to head to see where BC stands in comparison. This year we tasted the …

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August 26th, 2017 – The Hatch goes top 10!

   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.     He’s fronted two punk bands. OK, that has nothing to do …

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August 19th, 2017-Charles Smith,

The Dark  Prince of Walla Walla Charles Smith makes Wines of Substance Chef Meets BC Grape Plus Vikram Vij and Jill Spoor THE SHOW   Chef Meets BC Grape / Okanagan The Taste of the Okanagan signature tasting event  Chef Meets BC Grape will take place on Saturday, August 26 at the historic See Ya Later Ranch in Okanagan Falls where guests are invited to spend the day with celebrated star chefs and various award-winning BC winemakers. The day will …

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August 12 th, 2017- Okanagan Falls Wineries – A dozen reasons to stop and taste!

Looking for  the best “Patio Wines” AND talking to a dozen  winemakers from Okanagan Falls!   THE SHOW It’s the 5th annual Okanagan Falls  Winery Association Spring Wine Tasting at Earls in Yaletown. One of the best events in the calendar year.  Everybody shows up. Owners, winemakers and principals. They pour all their new offerings and the best of their portfolio.  There was even a table filled with nothing but OK Falls Pinot Noir. At the same time, I was …

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August 5th, 2017- Naramata Bench Wineries pour releases … AND … Jeremiah Tower!

Eight winemakers/owners from The Naramata Bench pour on the Coast and a brief interview with the legendary culinary star Jeremiah Tower (Chez Panisse/Stars)     The SHOW   Some wine fans consider the drive down the Naramata Bench one of the best anywhere. You have wineries on both sides of the road.  Some above and some below the road. At the bottom of the slope is the blue jewel known as  Okanagan Lake.  Crisscrossing the road is what’s left of …

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July 29th, 2017 – Books and Wine nothing better!

Two books for Summer reading – One from Vikram Vij on his life and career and John Schreiner on BC Icon Wines. And Sommelier Jill Spoor creates her first wine with Christine Coletta from Okanagan Crush Pad. THE SHOW   Vikram Vij      What kind of person would stop his car in the middle of the Golden Gate Bridge and jump out to celebrate being a free man? This guy.    Vij reveals the story of Vikram Vij, one of …

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July 22nd, 2017- The 4 “F’s”

The 6th annual Friends. Fishing. Food. Fluids. With Rhys Pender. (MW-Little Farm)  Chef Mark Filatow (Waterfront Bistro)   John Weber (Orofino) At Skitchine Lodge.   16 Lakes, 21 wines and 2 Tomahawk Chops. Summerhill Vineyards receives 100 pts for their Ice Wine in SF.   We talk to Ezra Cipes  CEO. THE SHOW   We THINK it’s the 6th  annual summer 4F trip.  No matter.  It’s still the most fun you can have in the summer.   This year, as last,  we head …

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July 15th, 2017 – BLOOM!

  We work the room at Bloom : BC’s VQA wineries all pour in the same space and time. It’s a wonderful crash course in our wine choices this year. If you’re looking for your next favourite wine, this can only help!! With a cider chaser in the last segment. THE SHOW   BCs VQA wineries have been growing for over 25 years. From 17 wineries in 1990 to 275 as of March 2017. And each year they welcome over …

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July 8th, 2017 – Vancouver International Wine Festival- Part 2!

Last Week’s TRR Hour One was all BC. This week Hour Two  features winemaking guests from Ontario, Nova Scotia and back to BC. Chris Waters (Vines Mag) / Daenna van Mulligen (The Wine Diva) /Keith Tyers  (Closson Chase)/ Bruce Nicholson (Inniskillin Niagara)/Charlie Pillitteri (Pillitteri) Craig McDonald (Trius)/ Bruce Ewert (L’Acadie)/ Jean Benoit Deslauriers (Benjamin Bridge)/  Moira Peters (The Wine Lovers Guide to Atlantic Canada) HansPeter Stutz  (Grande Pre) Ezra Cipes (Summerhill)/Val Tait (Bench 1775)/Randy Picton (Nk Mip)/John Skinner (Painted Rock)/Mark …

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July 1st, 2017- Vancouver International Wine Festival!

This is our 8th year of covering the Vancouver International Wine Festival.  For them this is Year 39. Canada is the featured region and it’s going to be a wonderful family gathering with the pace of a gong show. If you care about how Canadian wines are doing and where our wine industry is headed..this show and next week will hopefully supply answers and focus. THE SHOW     Here is the guest line up for Hour One: Daenna van …

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June 24th, 2017 – National Aboriginal Week in Canada

  It’s The Island Icons Pinot Noir Celebration in the Cowichan Valley. We take you there to join  the winemakers. And it’s National  Aboriginal Week in Canada. We talk to Justin Hall at North America’s  first Aboriginal owned winery Nk’ Mip and  the first  Osoyoos Nation winemaker. THE SHOW  Island Icons. The first Pinot Noir Celebration   Today at Averill Creek it’s the first  Pinot Noir Celebration.   Cowichan winemakers believe that they are perfectly suited to make a name …

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June 17th, 2017 – Live from the BC Shellfish Festival…

LIVE from the 11th annual BC Shellfish festival in Courtney Comox    Click to Listen     The SHOW  The unique culinary event that promotes the region’s shellfish farmers and their delicacies to seafood lovers and chefs grows bigger every year.  This is Year 11. Tasting Room Radio is covering both weekends.   What originally began as a one‐day event 11 years ago, has become the largest seafood festival in Western Canada, featuring popular local and international culinary celebrities and …

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June 10th 2017-Live from the Spot Prawn Festival Vancouver!

  It’s the 11th Annual Spot Prawn festival at False Creek Fishermen’s Wharf 1505 West 1st Ave Kits Click here to listen!   It’s one of Vancouver’s most popular events of the Year..The Spot Prawn Fest. Vancouver’s best chefs show up for cooking demos – everyone with a ticket gets a plate with prawns and other goodies..plus Terra Breads. AND there’s R&B Brewing and Evolve Cellars pouring as well. Presented by Chefs Table Society of BC In 2006, it was …

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June 3rd, 2017- Top Drop!

  Its Top Drop Vancouver 2017.  Kurtis Kolt presents his 4th annual gathering of small, hands on wineries who are passionate about their craft. “The Most Awesome Wine Event of the Year” – Vancouver Magazine And the bad boys of smoke,  Park and George from Memphis Blues BBQ bring the do’s and don’ts  of BBQ Season. THE SHOW    Top Drop 2017  Kurtis Kolt Embarking on its fourth year, Top Drop Vancouver was a two day trade and consumer event being held at the Roundhouse …

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