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August 30th, 2014 – ENDLESS SUMMER!

The Wine Diva says The Endless Summer can be stretched with very special wines..R U a Believer?? John Schreiner, The Dean of Canada’s Wine writers releases the 5th edition of Okanagan Wine Tour Guide. Jonathan Maltus makes 100 Pt wines in St Emilion plus Rock and Roll Wines at World’s End in Napa. Chef Ned Bell checks in from Alberta from the Chefs for Oceans tour.  THE SHOW  The Wine Diva   Daenna van Mulligen, The Wine Diva  maintains that …

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August 23rd, 2014 – Rick Hansen

Check out the Line-Up. Rick Hansen, Anthony Gismondi and The Dirt Farmers.  (They’re not a band..they’re Dirt Farmers.)  THE SHOW     In 1973, at the age of 15, Rick Hansen’s life changed forever. He was involved in an accident that paralyzed him from the waist down. Coming to terms with his new life, he found inspiration from teachers, coaches and family, and set new goals from new dreams. Rick went on to become one of Canada’s most decorated Paralympic …

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August 16th, 2014 – Brewery and the Beast!

The Wine Diva, Daenna van Mulligen, returns with a great selection of recent reviews. Brewery and the Beast was a huge success..find out why. We return to The River Cafe in Calgary, celebrating that this year they’re above the Bow River. In Vancouver we’ll talk to Izele van Blerk. Chief winemaker for South African Giant KWV. In Kelowna our guest is Heather Pawsey, a  wonderful soprano who’s playing the lead in The Lake this weekend at Quails Gate..where the story …

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August 9th, 2014 – Hawksworth and Friends Culinary Adventure at the West Coast Fishing Club!

It’s the 8th annual David Hawksworth and Friends Culinary Adventure at the West Coast Fishing Club. Haida Gwaii,  British Columbia. Guests include Anthony Walsh Oliver & Bonacini, Dino Renaerts Bon Vivant Group, Mark Davidson Global Wine Educator Wine Australia. Shaun Snelling Exec Chef The Clubhouse, Jacob Richler Freelance Food Writer (McLeans), Terry Cowan WCFC-GM.  Brian Grange WCFC. all photos by: Jessica Haydahl THE SHOW   It has become the annual marquee event for The Clubhouse, an altogether extraordinary culinary excursion guided …

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August 2nd, 2014 – Fly fishing special!

Food, Fishing and wine @ 7 Half Diamond Ranch  with Mark Filatow, Rhys Pender and John Weber. The Wine Diva has 17 outstanding wines from South Africa for you. And Bubbles returns to the show.. Michael Smith gives us the dirty dirt on SwearNet.    THE SHOW For the four years now my fly fishing friends and I have gathered at some exotic location and off loaded bags of food, boxes of wine and  enough fly fishing gear for 8 …

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July 26th, 2014 – The summer hit – CHEF

This week we feature interesting stories that got lost in the World Cup Shuffle. For example..Actor/Director Jon Favreau talks about his summer hit Chef. A double dip of the Wine Diva..Patio Wines and BBQ Wines – There’s a difference. Plus there’s a story on the romance of Provence and it’s fabulous Rose Enjoy!!! The Show    Provence Rose Provence Rose was featured in BC Govt Liquor Stores, many of the labels are still to be found. Provence, the beautiful region …

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July 19th, 2014 – The Brewery and the Beast!

    The Wine Diva returns with Cool wines for HOT weather. The Pride of Wolfville NS Benjamin Bridge heads across Canada. Scott Gurney – The Brewery AND the Beast returns to Vancouver. Ned Bell – checks in from Halifax on his way home to Vancouver – on a frickin Bike. And The Queen of  Tofino & Texas – Lisa Ahier releases the Sobo Cookbook. THE SHOW    The Wine Diva   It’s a little warm out there..and who better …

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July 12th, 2014 – Clayoquot Wilderness Resort.

We head North from Tofino – off the grid..for Year Two of a Wine and Wilderness weekend at Clayoquot Wilderness Resort. Guests include Ed Robertson (Bare Naked Ladies) Jim Cuddy (Blue Rodeo) Devin Cuddy (Devin Cuddy Band) John Skinner (Painted Rock) Torsten Allander (Foxtrot)  David Hawksworth (Hawksworth) Pino Posteraro (Cioppinos) Plus John Caton, Tereza Roux and Chef Ryan Orr – all from The Resort.   THE SHOW   Its fair to say we’ve been waiting a whole year to return to Clayoquot …

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July 5th, 2014 – Willamette Valley, Oregon

We’re heading for the Willamette Valley in Oregon. Visit   EIEIO .Adelsheim. Stoller. And R&B Brewing in Vancouver’s East end pours its Chef Series of Brews. Andrea Carlson. Brian Skinner. Chris Whittaker. Rob Belcham. Brew master Todd Graham.   THE SHOW  We’re heading South from Vancouver to The Willamette Valley and another wine hook up with Hayley Hamilton from Dallas Uncorked.   Hayey Hamilton Dallas Uncorked,     Hayley Hamilton Cogill, CSW, Dallas Uncorked’s Founder and President, travels the world looking for a completely …

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June 28th, 2014 – Canada Day Weekend!

We finish our Okanagan Wine Tour with Moon Cursor and Howard Soon at his new Sandhill Winery. Then a call to Chef Ned Bell who’s biking across Canada  July 1st for Chefs for Oceans. Sommelier of the Year Terry Threlfall  talks TNT and wine buying 101. And The Wine Diva has Wines for Canada Day  Cheers    THE SHOW  Moon Cursor – in the very south Okanagan..right up against the US Border. Chris Tolley – Software Engineer by training. Farmer …

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June 21st, 2014 – Okanagan Road Trip!

Time for an Okanagan Road Trip Wild Goose. Liquidity. Culmina. Hester Creek. Road 13. Fairview Cellars. Local Lounge and Grill. Brodo And 8 fascinating  minutes with The Legend Richard Cleave.     THE SHOW     We start this journey through the South Okanagan as we should.. with Ellen Walker Mathews from Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association. TOTA had arranged a food and wine tour of the Okanagan..that allowed for little down time.  OK by me. This show is  the first …

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June 14th, 2014 – Soccer & Rose!

We got your Summer Rose covered – all the way from Provence! The Wine Diva has your pre-tasted World Cup Wines..no matter who your cheering for. Director, actor, writer Jon Favreau tells us all about his charming new film CHEF Mission Hill Winery chef Chris Stewart is headed for Hastings House on Salt Spring. We head him off at the pass. THE SHOW One of the planets great adventures has begun. The World Cup kicked off this week in Brazil. …

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June 7th, 2014 – New Zealand Part 2

Tour Number 2 of New Zealand begins in Hawkes Bay where Syrah is King..through the legendary Gimblett Gravels… and finishes on the south Island  in Nelson at NZ’s first Maori owned and operated winery.   THE SHOW   Part 1 of our wine tour of New Zealand took us through the Auckland area and on to Hawkes Bay and that’s where we begin Part 2.   Elephant Hill Elephant Hill is a stunning and innovative winery estate and restaurant located on …

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