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November 20th 2013

It’s the 17th annual version of Cornucopia. Whistlers Food and Wine Festival. The good news is it’s expanding to include extra days filled with Beer and Spirits tastings. We work the floor of the Trade Tasting, attend the Big Guns dinner at Araxi and then stalk the wine experts before, during and after their seminars. Take a minute and check out the guest list on this show. It’s an All-Star event.  THE SHOW   We start with the organizer Mary Zinck. From Whistler …

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November 16th 2013

  We’re talking Rutherford Dust and the new Lake Sonoma label with wine partners Dan Zepponi (Napa) and Tony Stewart (Okanagan).  Imagine being the Cellar Master at 240 yr old Veuve Clicquot. That’s the life of Dominique Demarville. He says Madame Clicquot is still in those cellars. Richard Parsons has run Time Warner, General Counsel for  the White House and many more. His wine mentor was Nelson Rockefeller. Likely one of the reasons why he became the owner of Italy’s Il  Palazzone His motto?  We drink all the wine we can …

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November 13th 2013

  We’re talking Rutherford Dust and the new Lake Sonoma label with wine partners Dan Zepponi (Napa) and Tony Stewart (Okanagan).  Imagine being the Cellar Master at 240 yr old Veuve Clicquot. That’s the life of Dominique Demarville. He says Madame Clicquot is still in those cellars. Richard Parsons has run Time Warner, General Counsel for  the White House and many more. His wine mentor was Nelson Rockefeller. Likely one of the reasons why he became the owner of Italy’s Il  Palazzone His motto?  We drink all the wine we can …

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November 9th 2013

It seemed too good to be true. An offer to not only visit Barolo during harvest but also attend the Truffle Festival in Alba as the guest of Batasiolo. Begun in 1882, Batasiolo started with just 7 acres. They have become a winery that makes 10% of all Barolos. Our host: Fiorenzo Dogliani. A family so ingrained in the Piedmont wine region that they have a town named after them. Join us – Barolo and Truffles?  It IS a dream …

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November 6th 2013

  It seemed too good to be true. An offer to not only visit Barolo during harvest but also attend the Truffle Festival in Alba as the guest of Batasiolo. Begun in 1882, Batasiolo started with just 7 acres. They have become a winery that makes 10% of all Barolos. Our host: Fiorenzo Dogliani. A family so ingrained in the Piedmont wine region that they have a town named after them. Join us – Barolo and Truffles?  It IS a …

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November 2nd 2013

Steve Meyer..The Chief Winemaker at Wyndham Estate Wines in Australia..pours George Wyndham Founders Reserve Shiraz at Fable in Vancouver And Chef Trevor Bird from Fable Kitchen creates four different courses to go with that big down under red. Rene Schlatter  co-owner and President of MerryVale  and Starmount wines talks Napa. Laure Viasserman from the Rhone Valley Wine Council takes us on a tour of Rhone Valley Wines. And while I was in Italy..The Wine Diva was in Chile – again!! We compare notes.   THE SHOW …

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October 30th 2013

Steve Meyer..The Chief Winemaker at Wyndham Estate Wines in Australia..pours George Wyndham Founders Reserve Shiraz at Fable in Vancouver And Chef Trevor Bird from Fable Kitchen creates four different courses to go with that big down under red. Rene Schlatter  co-owner and President of MerryVale  and Starmount wines talks Napa. Laure Viasserman from the Rhone Valley Wine Council takes us on a tour of Rhone Valley Wines. And while I was in Italy..The Wine Diva was in Chile – again!! We compare notes.   THE SHOW …

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Oct 26th 2013

Feature interviews with 12 BC Estate Wineries. Almost all of them helped to shape what has become the BC wine industry. Our guests are either the winemaker or the owner.    THE SHOW Ezra Cipes – C.E.O.   The BC Estate Wineries Association is a tight group of original wineries that exchanges important info during the growing year and gets together to stay connected once a year. They came into Vancouver to pour not just their current releases but Library Wines from stand …

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October 19th, 2013

All Righty then!! It’s the 9th annual Iron Chef Okanagan. A culinary smack down between Chef Ned Bell and Chef Paul Rogalski of Rouge in Calgary. Special guests on the night include Poplar Grove, Summerhill, Twisted Tomato, Intersection, Naramata heritage Inn and Jay Blackford..Our host and co-owner of Cabana Grille in Kelowna. The Wine Diva has a new Best of BC wine list. And Merridale Cider on Vancouver Island takes the next big step!!!   THE SHOW   I was …

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October 16th, 2013

All Righty then!! It’s the 9th annual Iron Chef Okanagan. A culinary smack down between Chef Ned Bell and Chef Paul Rogalski of Rouge in Calgary. Special guests on the night include Poplar Grove, Summerhill, Twisted Tomato, Intersection, Naramata heritage Inn and Jay Blackford..Our host and co-owner of Cabana Grille in Kelowna. The Wine Diva has a new Best of BC wine list. And Merridale Cider on Vancouver Island takes the next big step!!!   THE SHOW   I was …

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October 12th 2013

THE SHOW Nicolette Novak. The Queen of Niagara. What a delight!! A lifelong native of Niagara, Ontario, Nicolette is one of the area’s best resources. She always has one ear to the grapevine to uncover what’s new and exciting in the community. Her enthusiasm and passion for what she does has earned her many well deserved accolades as well as many fans among her vast clientele. Time spent with Nicolette is time well spent. As many people over the years …

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October 9th 2013

THE SHOW Nicolette Novak. The Queen of Niagara. What a delight!! A lifelong native of Niagara, Ontario, Nicolette is one of the area’s best resources. She always has one ear to the grapevine to uncover what’s new and exciting in the community. Her enthusiasm and passion for what she does has earned her many well deserved accolades as well as many fans among her vast clientele. Time spent with Nicolette is time well spent. As many people over the years …

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October 5th 2013

  It’s the 62 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 62 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 but …

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October 2nd 2013

It’s the 62 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 62 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 but regions within …

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