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Dec 14th 2013

This year’s Gold Medal Plates Winning Chefs from Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver has the spotlight. Chefs Paul Shufelt (Edmonton) – Duncan Ly  (Calgary) – Brian Skinner (Vancouver). Then its James Nevison and his 2014 edition of Had a Glass. Top 100 wines under $20. It’s quite possible Benjamin Bridge may have made one of the  best bottles of  bubble in Canada. Owner Gerry McConnell and Wine Consultant Peter Gamble visit Daenna –The Wine  Diva joins me for a round table …

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Dec 11th 2013

This year’s Gold Medal Plates Winning Chefs from Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver have the spotlight. Chefs Paul Shufelt (Edmonton) – Duncan Ly  (Calgary) – Brian Skinner (Vancouver). Then its James Nevison and his 2014 edition of Had a Glass. Top 100 wines under $20. It’s quite possible Benjamin Bridge may have made one of the  best bottles of  bubble in Canada. Owner Gerry McConnell and Wine Consultant Peter Gamble visit Daenna –The Wine  Diva joins me for a round table …

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December 7th 2013

 THE SHOW We start where we should start – with The Wine Diva and Part Two of her 2013 Top 100 wines under $20.00. These are wines that have been personally tested and tasted by Daenna van Mulligen and found exceptional. If you think about all that’s up ahead, Parties, House visits, gifts for family, friends and business contacts..why not have a listen to Daenna’s list? All great wines. Under $20? Come ON – whats not to like about that? …

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December 4th 2013

 THE SHOW We start where we should start – with The Wine Diva and Part Two of her 2013 Top 100 wines under $20.00. These are wines that have been personally tested and tasted by Daenna van Mulligen and found exceptional. If you think about all that’s up ahead, Parties, House visits, gifts for family, friends and business contacts..why not have a listen to Daenna’s list? All great wines. Under $20? Come ON – whats not to like about that? …

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November 30th 2013

Alexander Payne – The Oscar winning director of Sideways, The Descendants and Nebraska, opening this weekend. His leading lady –  Will Forte from Saturday Night Live. The Wine Diva previews the first 50 selections from her Top 100 Wines under $20.00 for 2013. Part One Carlo Mondavi..Surfer/snowboarder explains how The family lost an Empire and gained a single brilliant wine. Rocker Sam Roberts explains his love of wine.  THE SHOW Carlo Mondavi’s Grandfather was the wine legend Robert Mondavi. There’s no class anywhere that can teach what Robert …

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November 27th 2013

Alexander Payne – The Oscar winning director of Sideways, The Descendants and Nebraska, opening this weekend. His leading lady –  Will Forte from Saturday Night Live. The Wine Diva previews the first 50 selections from her Top 100 Wines under $20.00 for 2013. Part One Carlo Mondavi..Surfer/snowboarder explains how The family lost an Empire and gained a single brilliant wine. Rocker Sam Roberts explains his love of wine.  THE SHOW Carlo Mondavi’s Grandfather was the wine legend Robert Mondavi.   There’s no class anywhere that can teach what …

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November 23rd 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 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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