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October 22nd, 2016-Can Food Be Funny?

Can food be funny?  Yup! If the chef is Colin Mochrie from Who’s Line Is It Anyway? We visit two Okanagan wineries and talk to Joe Luckhurst at Road 13 and then David Paterson from Tantalus. We finish with Marcelo Papa..star winemaker at Marques de Casa Concha in Chile   THE SHOW David Paterson – Winemaker and GM at Tantalus     Tantalus is situated on the eastern slopes of the Okanagan Valley, overlooking the shores of Lake Okanagan and …

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October 15th, 2016-Jane Ferrari, Winemaker Peter Gambetta, Chef Dino Renaerts & Dan Hughes

What makes Yalumba an outstanding  winery?  We have two suggestions..World Class Storyteller Jane Ferrari and Winemaker Peter Gambetta. Moosemeat and Marmalade is one funny tv series. Its features the odd couple of food Bush Chef Art Napoleon and Culinary chef and instructor  Dan Hughes. They’re both fish out of water.. And Chef Dino Renaerts pairs food and Rose THE SHOW   Jane Ferrari – Heart and Soul of Yalumba   Meeting Jane Ferrari is unforgettable. Her job title at Yalumba …

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October 8th 2016- The Cuddy

  Canadian Winery of the year  Tawse teams with Jim Cuddy  from Blue Rodeo for The Cuddy..Guests include Moray Tawse, Colin Cripps and Jim Cuddy. Chef Meets Truck..Vancouver’s star chefs take to the street trucks..and raise funds for Chefs Table Society. Guests include Scott Jaeger, Eric Heck, Phil Scarfone!    THE SHOW On September 13, the Chefs’ Table Society of BC, in partnership with the Yaletown BIA and the Streetfood Vancouver Society host the inaugural event Chef Meets Truck in Yaletown …

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October 1st 2016-

  Ten BC wineries in one hour. ALL pouring their new Fall wines for YOU.   THE SHOW Colour is the semi-annual showcase for Fall releases of BC Wines. Each winery brings their very best..or at  least, the wines they want the industry and consumers to be aware of. We couldn’t talk to them all..there were far too many..so I made a wish list and decided to stop at Ten wineries. Made sure  there was enough time for each to …

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Tasting Room Radio Sept 17th, 2016

Last comments on the VanWineFest from Master wine expert Tony Aspler, Pascal Madevon at Culmina, Will Flatt pours Cannonball,  Christine Coletta at Okanagan Crush Pad , The Stag’s Hollow story and the guys behind the hugely successful Railtown Café.   THE SHOW   Wine fest Follow Up   After spending two jammed packed hours interviewing winemakers and principals  at the 38th Vancouver International Wine festival I took the opportunity to return the next day with my trusty hand held microphone …

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Sept 10th 2016 – Fanny Bay Oysters and Unsworth Wines

This week we’re talking Fanny Bay – The Oysters and the Oyster Bar And a feature on Unsworth Wines in the Cowichan Valley. THE SHOW Even though both Fanny Bay Oysters and Unsworth Wines are Vancouver Island based..we also intend to follow the story back to their best customer..Vancouver! And include wine pairing suggestions along the way.   Nick DeWitt/Ray Silvey  –  Fanny Bay Oysters  Vancouver Island Nick is the Beach Manager..(let’s face it, he’s an Oyster Farmer. A damn …

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September 3rd, 2016 – Eric McCormack

DO REAL MEN DRINK PINK?  Let’s ask Eric McCormack!  Sommelier Pam Cohen pours 6 Roses for Savvy Series. The Guys from Tacofino. From a truck in Tofino to a new location in Yaletown. THE SHOW   Eric McCormack –  Traveller  Given the many choices on TV,  you may have missed  Eric McCormack in  Lonesome Dove or Andromeda Strain, Trust me, Perception or  Full Circle. However,  it’s fair to say that none of us missed his starring role for 8 years as …

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August 20th. 2016 – 2 Valleys… The Okanagan and The Loire!

Checking out new pours from Valeria Tate at Bench 1775. Bloom 2016 brings fresh pours from  Ann Sperling (Sperling) , John Skinner (Painted Rock) Chris Jentsch  (CC Jentsch) and Gavin Miller (Upper Bench). And Daenna van Mulligan brings a Master Class in the wines of The Loire Valley.   THE SHOW   Val Tait – GM and Executive Winemaker  Bench 1775 (Naramata) “There isn’t much Malbec grown in BC, and even fewer (any?) blended with cabernet franc. But that’s the …

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August 13th, 2016-Tasting Room Radio

One of the World’s best winemakers Australia’s Ben Glaetzer, the maker of Amon Ra, Wallace, Bishop, AnaPerenna plus Heartland and Mitolo. Then it’s   Sisters Julie Albert and Lisa Gnat who’ve released their third cook book Lick Your Plate.  These ladies are just a bag of fun. THE SHOW  Ben Glaetzer – Winemaker at Glaetzer Wines (Barossa Valley)  His father Colin was winemaker at Barossa Valley Estate before the family set up Glaetzer Wines, also based in the Barossa, in 1995. …

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August 6th, 2016

A master class in Portugal’s gift to the Wine World – Vino Verde With Iain Phillip (Barbariain Wine)  and Mike Bernardo (Vij’s) Charles Smith – The Dark Prince of Walla Walla and one of America’s most successful and original Vintners. He asked that we meet at a foot massage palace call Footopia Tony Stewart – leads the joining of Quails Gate, Benziger and Envolve wineries THE SHOW The attraction was twofold. A small master Class in Portugal’s “green” wine Vino …

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July 30th, 2016 – Garagiste North

It’s Garagiste North 2016 in Vancouver.      GAR-aH-Jeest NOrTH… Picked by London Financial Times as one of the top five new festivals in the world! Anthony Buchanen. KRAZE LeGz. Nighthawk.  Saxon.  Seven Directions.  Les Dames. Black Cloud. River Stone . BC Wine Studio. Roche. Marichel  Forbidden Fruit . Symphony. Black Market. Niche. Black Cloud. Kitsch Wines.   THE SHOW Welcome to Garagiste North: The Small Guys Wine Festival!  http://www.garagistenorth.com/   What is a garagiste? (gar-ah-jeest).  It started out in France (of …

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July 23rd 2016

A master class in Portugal’s gift to the Wine World – Vino Verde With Iain Phillip (Barbariain Wine)  and Mike Bernardo (Vij’s) Charles Smith – The Dark Prince of Walla Walla and one of America’s most successful and original Vintners. He asked that we meet at a foot massage palace call Footopia Tony Stewart – leads the joining of Quails Gate, Benziger and Envolve wineries THE SHOW The attraction was twofold. A small master Class in Portugal’s “green” wine Vino …

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July 16 – Provence Rose

Rose is on a World Wide Roll and leading the charge is Provence. We talk to the President and Marketing director of Wines of Provence. Then we pair their Rose with the food of Chef Dino Renaerts. Meet Scotsman  Norrel Robertson the only Master of wine in Spain and the wines he creates. The Crown Prince of Sonoma Randy Ullom from Kendall-Jackson THE SHOW Provence Rose Provence has been a leading wine region in France for generations and is known …

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July 9th, 2016-The Food… The Neighbours!

Tasting Room Radio has a home at Roundhouse Radio located at 98.3 on the fm dial in Vancouver and 5 blocks East of Gastown in Vancouver’s East End. This special is a culmination of a “getting to know the neighbours” tour ..the food neighbours. Here’s four of the best.   THE SHOW Sean Reeve – Chef/Partner The MacKenzie Room 415 Powell Created out of a passion for food, drink and sharing both with good friends and partners Andrew and Katie Jameson.  …

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