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May 24th, 2014 – BC’s best Wineries and Winemakers!

  The Invitation was too good to pass up. Sit down with 6 of BC’s best wineries/winemakers,  pre-taste  and talk about their new releases and what’s up ahead for BC wines. (List below) My Paris Kitchen is the latest best seller from David Lebovitz. It’s about living in, shopping in and dining in one of the World’s greatest Cities..Paris!! We finish with Two  Australians. Winemaker of the year 3 times over, Neil McGuigan from McGuigan and  Nick Keukenmeester from Ben …

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May 17th, 2014

    Sam Roberts says he learns about wine through Volume. The Wine Diva says this list is all about BC’s best. A year ago Richard Parsons was talking about his top end Italian wines. Now he’s been asked to bring the LA Clippers back to respectability. And we finish with The Best weekend party this summer on the Coast. Hawksworth/Pino/Ed Robertson BNL/Ann Lindsay/ John Skinner Painted Rock/Torsten Allander @ Foxtrot and two..count them..Two Cuddys. Jim and Devon. All at …

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May 10th, 2014 – California

  Here they come THE CALIFORNIANS..Four Top Wineries Pour North. Bill Jones..Chef and Author releases the Deerholme Foraging Book And it’s the opening of the Prawn Festival again in Vancouver this weekend. Nessa Van Bergen. Chef Ned Bell and The Wine Diva are Prawn Stars. For the Okanagan audience..300 runners remember Chris Walker  in Summerland.   THE SHOW   Canada is one of the best friends that California wine has. Anywhere. Once a year the California Wine Tour passes through …

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May 3rd, 2014 – New Zealand

The first of several One Hour Specials recorded  in March during a two week wine blitz through New Zealand’s wine regions,  with special interest in their amazing sustainability programs. In this special we start in Auckland and conclude in Hawkes Bay.      THE SHOW  The opportunity was just too good to pass up. For a number of years I’ve been interviewing NZ winemakers as they passed through Canada. The meetings were great but I had no sense of the …

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Apr. 26th 2014- Okanagan Falls

What the Heck is going on in Okanagan Falls? 8 wineries from OK Falls. Have an ice cream..stay for the wines!! Black Hills winemaker Graham Pierce pours a Note Bene Vertical. And The Wine Diva, Daenna van Mulligen has more Spring wines.. THE SHOW   One of the most successful releases – each and every year – is the Bordeaux  blend Note Bene from Black Hills Estate in the South Okanagan. To celebrate the release of their 2012..winemaker Graham Pierce …

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April 19th, 2014 – Argentina- Part 2

This special starts back in Vancouver with a quick chat with Sebastian LeGoff, Service and Wine Director at Cactus Club Cafes. Until April 30 – a dollar from every desert goes to Make-A-Wish. We just wanted to remind you as the days are flying by. And then…it’s off to Argentina and an All-Star line-up. Steven Spurrier, DJ Kearney, Paul Hobbs and  Bruce Schoenfeld  Spectacular Argentina THE SHOW When we last left our media bus it was leaving Patagonia and head …

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April 12th 2014- Wine Laws

  Confused over BC wine laws? Join the Club. We talk to lawyer Mark Hicken. John Clerides and The Wine Diva. We talk to one of the finest creative  chefs in the World.  Ferran Adrian from Spain’s El Bulli. I’m joined at Barbara Jo’s Books to Cooks by Chefs Vikram Vij and Quang Dang. We talk to Chris Turyk of Cowichan Valley’s  Unsworth Vineyards. James Cambridge from the Frazer Valleys Backyard Vineyards Daniel Bontorin from The Okanagan’s only Rose specialty …

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April 5th 2014 – Cas and Dylan

  What a line up. Oscar winning actor Richard Dreyfuss. Actor and  Director Jason Priestley. Together they create a new film opening this weekend Cas and Dylan. To kick off this year’s baseball season we present Hall of Fame Pitcher and Winery owner Tom Seaver. However, it’s The Wine Diva who kicks things off with lots of pre-tasted wines for Spring!!     The SHOW   Are wine choices seasonal? That question is always being asked. Let’s face it..as Summer …

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March 29th 2014- Argentina!

  10 days touring Argentina’s wine regions! A Regional Tasting in Buenos Aires. The tasting and spitting  through the vineyards in Patagonia and Mendoza. along the way we ate perhaps,  a whole cow! These are the tour highlights Part One.  www.winesofargentina.org  THE SHOW  This was a whole bunch of fun. Yes there were 32 wineries and over 300 wines tasted but what really made it fun was the attitude and character of the Argentines themselves. Really fine people who do …

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March 22nd 2014 – Jim Cuddy

The British Open takes place this weekend. Our first guest is golfing legend Dick Zokol, Director of Golf Operations at BC’s Predator Ridge. Right in the middle of BC wine country Daenna van Mulligen – The Wine Diva – has part 2 of her Summer BBQ wines. Jim Cuddy (Jim Cuddy band/Blue Rodeo) returns to the show. Talking his wild summer and Ontario wines. Spencer Massey the man behind the wonderful wines of Clos du Soleil And we finish with the one and only Vikram Vij..we find the celebrated West Coast …

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March 15th, 2014 Vancouver Wine Festival

  As promised here’s our second hour of coverage from the floor of the  36th annual Vancouver International Wine Festival!! All the World – in One Hour.   This special is brought to you by TOWN HALL BRANDS.         Follow them on Facebook, on Twitter @ Town Hall Brands and at townhallbrands.com.   THE SHOW For the 6th year in a row TRR sets up a field studio right in the middle of the 36th annual Vancouver …

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March 8th 2014 – Max Martini

  Actor Max Martini not only kicks off the show, he also closes it..with a World premier cocktail created by Mixologist Lauren Mote of Uva Wine Bar. It’s called The Maximilian. (see below) In between, we head for Vancouver’s East End to The Wise Hall, where all the Cider makers have gathered. The Dark Prince of Walla Walla Charles Smith returns. So does the first female winemaker in Argentina Susana Balbo. Enjoy!! THE SHOW Max Martini is one busy actor. …

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March 1st, 2014 – Vancouver International Wine Festival

  It’s the 36th Annual Vancouver International Wine Festival. Today’s show is brought to you by:     Not only considered one of Canada’s best but gaining status as one of the World’s Best. In part because the stars of the wine world can be found in attendance and in many cases pouring their wines on the day.   Daenna van Mulligen, The Wine Diva will be co-hosting again this year.   There’s really not much more to say because …

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February 22nd 2014 – Niagara

    It’s the 62nd annual Niagara Grape and Wine festival. Food. Wine. New Friends.   THE SHOW   The Niagara Wine Festival — or Grape and Wine  as its been called — is back for its 62nd year. Over the years its kept growing  until it now takes over most of wine country..not just downtown St  Catharines. I was invited by Executive Director Kimberley Hundertmark to host a wine panel called East vs West. I discovered they weren’t talking about BC vs Ontario …

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