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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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February 15th 2014 – David Foster Interview

  The last show features The wineries of Sonoma..and an exclusive interview with David Foster… (searing questions by Jason Priestley and myself)  The Show Sonoma wants out from the shadow of Napa. They have more land, more vines and many of the wineries are run by families..not corporations. That’s a good thing.     We talk to Honore Comfort – The Executive director of Sonoma County Adam Lee – Siduri. Maker of really great Pinot Noir.    Jeremy Baker..President of …

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February 12th 2014 – David Foster Interview

  The last show features The wineries of Sonoma..and an exclusive interview with David Foster… (searing questions by Jason Priestley and myself)  The Show Sonoma wants out from the shadow of Napa. They have more land, more vines and many of the wineries are run by families..not corporations. That’s a good thing.     We talk to Honore Comfort – The Executive director of Sonoma County               Adam Lee – Siduri. Maker of really …

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February 8th, 2014-Canadian Culinary Championships

The Show We start in Kelowna for the final day of the 2014 Canadian Culinary Championships.  The best chefs in Canada. Head to Head.   Andrew Morrison from Scout Magazine is co-head judge and food traffic cop. Also talk to the chefs from Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver.  The Sam Roberts Band has a new CD Lo Fantasy. This show Sam and I  talking wine and song writing. Then its 2 cutting edge Australian Wine makers Brendan Keys and Matt Fowles   James …

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February 6th- Canadian Culinary Championships

  Do you love your Australian wines? We start with a mini OZ tour. Mark Davidson is a sommelier who now represents wines of Australia, and he brought with him two of Australia’s cutting edge winemakers. Brendan Keys is from BK Wines Adelaide Hills, and poured his much talked-about Skin and Bones. Matt Fowles from Strathbogie Range  brought his Ladies who shoot their Lunch (meant to pair with game), and his other wine Are you Game? The Show James Nevison talks about his …

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February 5th, 2014

   The Show Do you love your Australian wines??    We start with a mini OZ tour.   Mark Davidson is a Sommelier who now represents The Wines of Australia. He brought with him two of Australia’s cutting edge winemakers. Brendan Keys from BK Wines Adelaide Hills who poured his much talked about Skin and Bones. Matt Fowles from Strathbogie Range who brought his Ladies who shoot their Lunch (meant to pair with Game)   …and his other wine Are you …

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February 1st- Street Food City

Here’s the deal for Super Bowl Week and weekend.  We start with Street Food City 3..a gathering of some of Vancouver’s Best food Trucks. Second half of the show has four guests: Matt Anderson, Colin Linden and Sharon Jones..Plus The Wine Diva has a long list of wines meant for Super Bowl Weekend Food Pairings. Enjoy!!    THE SHOW  Street Food City – one of Dine Out Vancouver Festival’s signature events – returns for its hat trick year, tempting the masses with a rotating array …

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January 29th- Street Food City

Here’s the deal for Super Bowl Week and weekend.  We start with Street Food City 3..a gathering of some of Vancouver’s Best food Trucks. Second half of the show has four guests: Matt Anderson, Colin Linden and Sharon Jones..Plus The Wine Diva has a long list of wines meant for Super Bowl Weekend Food Pairings. Enjoy!!    THE SHOW  Street Food City – one of Dine Out Vancouver Festival’s signature events – returns for its hat trick year, tempting the masses with a rotating array …

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January 25th 2014 – Kim Coates Interview

The Wine Diva has a great new list for all of us who spent waaay too much over the Holidays. The Diva has reviewed all these wines under $17.00. The Pride of Saskatoon, Kim Coates is a floor wax AND a Shampoo..A Canadian AND an Actor. He currently stars as Tig Trager in the FX series Sons of Anarchy. Tig knows his Tannins. Then it’s a Soup Special. I’m crazy about well made soup and I’m not the only one. …

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January 22nd 2014- Kim Coates Interview

    There’s something about a great bowl of soup. Consuming it is comforting and fulfilling. Yes Indeed. BUT – making a great pot of soup can be the highlight of an entire day. The gathering, the sorting, the decisions and then the making of a pot of soup brings out the goodness in people. Time slows. Conversations starts. Memories are made. Soups on!!! The Wine Diva has a great new list for all of us who spent waaay too much over the Holidays.  The Diva …

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January 18th 2014 – Ethan Hawke Interview

  Ethan Hawke..who’s being honoured this week by the Broadcast Film Critics Assn and is appearing on Broadway in MacBeth joins TDM. The Wine Diva looks back at her very busy 2013. And we visit two wineries,  worlds apart.  Stefano Chiarlo at the PALAS Cerequio La Morra in Barolo and Allison Moyes/Tim Martiniuk at Stoneboat in the South Okanagan. The SHOW   Wine Diva Always wonderful  to kick off a show with another Wine Diva List. This week is slightly different as Daenna runs down …

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January 15th 2014 – Ethan Hawke Interview

Ethan Hawke..who’s being honoured this week by the Broadcast Film Critics Assn and is appearing on Broadway in MacBeth joins TDM. The Wine Diva looks back at her very busy 2013. And we visit two wineries,  worlds apart.  Stefano Chiarlo at the PALAS Cerequio La Morra in Barolo and Allison Moyes/Tim Martiniuk at Stoneboat in the South Okanagan. The SHOW   Wine Diva Always wonderful  to kick off a show with another Wine Diva List. This week is slightly different as Daenna runs down the …

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January11th 2014-Devin Cuddy Interview

Devin Cuddy talks about touring with Blue Rodeo, working as a waiter and Dad Jim’s “decoy” bottles of plonk at home. Then the best winemaker in the world in 2012..Jorge Riccitelli at Bodega Norton in Argentina. Two wines from The Okanagan. One you might not yet be familiar with (but you will) and one that leads the pack. Bruce Schmidt from Intersection in Oliver and Ian Sutherland from Poplar Grove on the Naramata Bench. Then A serious chat with two wine …

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January 8th 2014- Devin Cuddy Interview

  Devin Cuddy talks about touring with Blue Rodeo, working as a waiter and Dad Jim’s “decoy” bottles of plonk at home. Then the best winemaker in the world in 2012..Jorge Riccitelli at Bodega Norton in Argentina. Two wines from The Okanagan. One you might not yet be familiar with (but you will) and one that leads the pack. Bruce Schmidt from Intersection in Oliver and Ian Sutherland from Poplar Grove on the Naramata Bench. Then A serious chat with two …

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