Weekly Show

April 30th, 2016 Loire Valley

The Lure of Loire wines with Wine Diva. David Hawksworth set to open Nightingale La Frenz & Terra Vista from Naramata  Bench  pour in Vancouver And Harry McWatters goes to the movies. THE SHOW  Wine Diva and Loire Wines The Loire Valley is France’s most diverse wine region, producing exemplary wines in every style. Popularity of Loire Valley wines with sommeliers and wine writers has been growing steadily for the last ten years because for all their variety, Loire Valley …

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April 23rd, 2016 – Garagiste North 2016

It’s Garagiste North 2016 in Vancouver.      GAR-aH-Jeest NOrTH… Picked by London Financial Times as one of the top five new festivals in the world! Anthony Buchanen. KRAZE LeGz. Nighthawk.  Saxon.  Seven Directions.  Les Dames. Black Cloud. River Stone . BC Wine Studio. Roche. Marichel  Forbidden Fruit . Symphony. Black Market. Niche. Black Cloud. Kitsch Wines.     THE SHOW Welcome to Garagiste North: The Small Guys Wine Festival!  http://www.garagistenorth.com/   What is a garagiste? (gar-ah-jeest).  It started out in France …

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April 9th 2016- Charles Smith, Nathan Fong & The wines of Navarra with Jordi Vidal

Sir Charles Smith. Crown Prince of Walla Walla has the third largest winery in Washington State  and the largest head of hair in the industry. He insisted on getting out feet massaged while doing the interview. Nathan Fong is a chef and food specialist. He’s also the voice and face of BC food around the World. We finish with a visit to the wines of Navarra with Jordi Vidal The managing director of  the region in the North of Spain. …

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April 2nd, 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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March 26th, 2016 … Top Drop!

TOP DROP Vancouver..Year 2. THE SHOW It’s the return of Top Drop Vancouver, a unique, two-day event bringing together international, terroir-focused wineries, craft breweries, cideries, gastronomy & more.   Top Drop Vancouver continues its focus on sustainably-farmed, handcrafted wines offering a distinct sense of place, without heavy-handed winemaking trickery to get in the way. Now in its second year, Top Drop Vancouver is a two day trade and consumer event being held at the Roundhouse in Yaletown and various Vancouver restaurants  bringing together a collection of small, hands on …

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March 19th, 2016-Oysters, wines of the Jura & Emandare

Talking Oysters, C, Okanagan Food with Chef Roger Planiden And the new kids in the Cowichan Valley Emandare THE SHOW Mike and Robin Nierychlo   (Emandare-Cowichan Valley)     Mike has always been around the wine business..I first met him when he was doing a wine interview show. Then he and his wife Robin announced that they had purchased a working vineyard in the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island   A number of years ago, Mike developed an overwhelming passion for …

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March 12th 2016

Last comments on the VanWineFest from Master wine expert Tony Aspler, Pascal Madevon at Culmina, Will Flatt pours Cannonball,  Christine Coletta at Okanagan Crush Pad , The Stag’s Hollow story and the guys behind the hugely successful Railtown Café.   THE SHOW   Wine fest Follow Up   After spending two jammed packed hours interviewing winemakers and principals  at the 38th Vancouver International Wine festival I took the opportunity to return the next day with my trusty hand held microphone …

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March 5th, 2016 – Vancouver International Wine Festival

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.               …

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February 27th, 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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February 20th, 2016 – Chile!

What’s with STONE’D  – the new red and white from Stoneboat? The Three Amigos .  Three Chilean wines pour at Wildebeest..Carmen. Casa Silva. Montes. Food and wine writer Michael White battles illness. His friends meet at Medina March 9 THE SHOW  Jay Martiniuk /  Stone’d Wines   The press release that came with the review wines said: Our Stoneboat vineyard has a stubbornly rocky terrain. By necessity, we enlist the help of “Stoners” to help clear the rockery. It’s a tough …

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February 13th, 2016-Valentines Day

It’s Valentine’s Day Weekend. Thus we’re spending time with people we love.   Like Colin Linden..the man who wrote and sang No more cheap wine. We love the people behind the hugely popular and much awarded L’Abattoir Restaurant in Gastown. We love actor Victor Garbor.  We talk Titanic. Alias. Flash. Legends of Tomorrow. Argo. Wine. And you just have love the story of The McWatters. The first family of BC wine. THE SHOW   Colin Linden Singer. Songwriter. Superb guitarist, Producer. …

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February 6th 2016- Superbowl!!

It’s Super Bowl Weekend..   We visit Savio Volpe and talk Vancouver Italian!! Then  for your Super Bowl Sunday it’s food, wine and laughs   from Jay Onrait and Dan O’Toole from Fox Sports 1 in LA Park and George from Memphis Blues BBQ  House And Dino and Nessa from The Bon Vivant Group.. They’re all loaded with suggestions for your day… Are you IN?   THE SHOW  Savio Volpe  Co-Owner / Chef Mark Perrier Co-Owner / Interior Designer Craig Stanghetta …

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January 30th, 2016

Welcome to The Neighbourhood.    Tasting Room Radio is heard on Vancouver’s newest FM station. Roundhouse Radio 98.3 and is 5 blocks East of Gastown in  jumping East Van.   I thought I’d walk the neighbourhood and talk to the chefs and somms.. Guests include: Sean Reeve – The Mackenzie Room.  On Powell Jason Sussman and Gino Di Domenico of Tacofino in Gastown Also Pierre Deschamps. Director of the documentary Noma: My Perfect Storm About the restaurant in Copenhagen that …

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January 23rd 2016- Quails Gate Winery

  Quails Gate buys another California vineyard. We talk to founder Tony Stewart! We travel  from Sonoma to Rutherford in Napa Valley ..and find Chuck Wagner and his daughter Jenny at Wagner Family Wines. Wagner makes Conundrum, Belle Gloss. Caymus etc Harry Hertscheg and Christopher Gaze bring the stories on the 38th Vancouver International wine festival. And Chef  Ian MacDougall  the 2015 winner of the Hawksworth Young Chefs Scholarship.   The SHOW  Tony Stewart – Owner/Founder of Quails Gate The …

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January 16th, 2016- Wine expert Christine Coletta

Our feature interview is with Christine Coletta..from helping to launch the BC wine industry to actually making and releasing her own wines at Okanagan Crush Pad. It’s  been quite a journey for Christine. And the story behind Argentine winery Chayee Bourras and it’s Canadian owners. THE SHOW     Wine expert Christine Coletta began her career working at some of Vancouver’s most notable fine dining restaurants. When Christine began working with the Society of Wine Educators and the Vancouver Wine …

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