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February 20th, 2016 – Chile!

What’s with STONE’D  – the new red and white from Stoneboat? The Three Amigos .  Three Chilean wines pour at Wildebeest..Carmen. Casa Silva. Montes. Food and wine writer Michael White battles illness. His friends meet at Medina March 9 THE SHOW  Jay Martiniuk /  Stone’d Wines   The press release that came with the review wines said: Our Stoneboat vineyard has a stubbornly rocky terrain. By necessity, we enlist the help of “Stoners” to help clear the rockery. It’s a tough …

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February 13th, 2016-Valentines Day

It’s Valentine’s Day Weekend. Thus we’re spending time with people we love.   Like Colin Linden..the man who wrote and sang No more cheap wine. We love the people behind the hugely popular and much awarded L’Abattoir Restaurant in Gastown. We love actor Victor Garbor.  We talk Titanic. Alias. Flash. Legends of Tomorrow. Argo. Wine. And you just have love the story of The McWatters. The first family of BC wine. THE SHOW   Colin Linden Singer. Songwriter. Superb guitarist, Producer. …

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February 6th 2016- Superbowl!!

It’s Super Bowl Weekend..   We visit Savio Volpe and talk Vancouver Italian!! Then  for your Super Bowl Sunday it’s food, wine and laughs   from Jay Onrait and Dan O’Toole from Fox Sports 1 in LA Park and George from Memphis Blues BBQ  House And Dino and Nessa from The Bon Vivant Group.. They’re all loaded with suggestions for your day… Are you IN?   THE SHOW  Savio Volpe  Co-Owner / Chef Mark Perrier Co-Owner / Interior Designer Craig Stanghetta …

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January 30th, 2016

Welcome to The Neighbourhood.    Tasting Room Radio is heard on Vancouver’s newest FM station. Roundhouse Radio 98.3 and is 5 blocks East of Gastown in  jumping East Van.   I thought I’d walk the neighbourhood and talk to the chefs and somms.. Guests include: Sean Reeve – The Mackenzie Room.  On Powell Jason Sussman and Gino Di Domenico of Tacofino in Gastown Also Pierre Deschamps. Director of the documentary Noma: My Perfect Storm About the restaurant in Copenhagen that …

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January 23rd 2016- Quails Gate Winery

  Quails Gate buys another California vineyard. We talk to founder Tony Stewart! We travel  from Sonoma to Rutherford in Napa Valley ..and find Chuck Wagner and his daughter Jenny at Wagner Family Wines. Wagner makes Conundrum, Belle Gloss. Caymus etc Harry Hertscheg and Christopher Gaze bring the stories on the 38th Vancouver International wine festival. And Chef  Ian MacDougall  the 2015 winner of the Hawksworth Young Chefs Scholarship.   The SHOW  Tony Stewart – Owner/Founder of Quails Gate The …

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January 16th, 2016- Wine expert Christine Coletta

Our feature interview is with Christine Coletta..from helping to launch the BC wine industry to actually making and releasing her own wines at Okanagan Crush Pad. It’s  been quite a journey for Christine. And the story behind Argentine winery Chayee Bourras and it’s Canadian owners. THE SHOW     Wine expert Christine Coletta began her career working at some of Vancouver’s most notable fine dining restaurants. When Christine began working with the Society of Wine Educators and the Vancouver Wine …

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January 9th, 2016 – 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 …

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January 2nd, 2016 – Similkameen Valley

THE SHOW    Here’s what I know…     The Similkameen is that spectacular valley in and around Keremeos and Cawston in Southern BC.   Many MANY wine fans drive right through on their way to Osoyoos and the rest of the Okanagan. Albertans also do the same heading for the Coast. The Point I’m trying to make is ..the wines out of this valley are some of the best anywhere in Canada.   The next time you’re driving through …

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December 26th, 2015- Last Saturdays TRR was so good, so filled with wine info you can use, we’ve decided to repeat the show. Enjoy and cheers to all out there..with special thanks to DJ Kearney Kurtis Kolt Rhys Pender

It’s Wall-to-Wall Wines featuring the reviews and stellar expertise of Master of Wine Rhys Pender, Consultant and teacher DJ Kearney and Georgia Straight Wine Columnist and consultant  Kurtis Kolt. If you’re looking for Gift Wines, Wines for Parties, Budget Wines for yourself and need to know the best wines of the Year in BC and the world..THIS is your show. THE SHOW Let’s face it,  this time of year we’re faced with a lot of decisions. We can’t help you …

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December 19th, 2015-Gift Wines, Wines for Parties, Budget Wines

It’s Wall-to-Wall Wines featuring the reviews and stellar expertise of Master of Wine Rhys Pender, Consultant and teacher DJ Kearney and Georgia Straight Wine Columnist and consultant  Kurtis Kolt. If you’re looking for Gift Wines, Wines for Parties, Budget Wines for yourself and need to know the best wines of the Year in BC and the world..THIS is your show. THE SHOW Let’s face it,  this time of year we’re faced with a lot of decisions. We can’t help you …

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December 12th, 2015 – Back to the Okanagan!

    Time for an Okanagan Road Trip Wild Goose. Liquidity. Culmina. Hester Creek. Road 13. Fairview Cellars. Local Lounge and Grill. Brodo And 8 fascinating  minutes with The Legend Richard Cleave.     THE SHOW     We start this journey through the South Okanagan as we should.. with Ellen Walker Mathews from Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association. TOTA had arranged a food and wine tour of the Okanagan..that allowed for little down time.  OK by me. This show is …

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December 5th, 2015 – Jim Cuddy

  Now an Officer of the Order of Canada along with his co-founding partner Greg Keelor, Jim Cuddy checks in from the road. Blue Rodeo has released their Live at Massey Hall LP and Jim is on the CP Holiday train from Calgary to Vancouver – all the while on crutches. Lots to talk about including what wine he’s travelling with. John Clerides (Marquis Wine Cellars) knows his wines and speaks his mind. If he recommends a wine, you know …

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November 28th, 2015

Looking for that perfect wine for your Holiday plans?  Canada’s youngest  Master of Wine Rhys Pender runs down a great list of wines with a two part interview. James Nevison brings his latest edition of Had a Glass 2015. The best  selling wine reference book in BC. All under $20.00 And Ellen Walker Mathews gives us all the info on The Winter Wine Events this weekend and next in The Okanagan. THE SHOW Rhys Pender – Master of Wine and …

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November 21st, 2015 – Kendall Jackson

Kendall-Jackson and their labels  make 5 Million cases of wine..Head Winemaker Randy Ullom reveals how he survives the year and what wines to  watch for. Canada loves KJ. It’s the Battle of the Sommeliers.  Three of Vancouver’s best Somms match Chilean wines with Chef Ned Bells food. The winner gets to go to Chile. The  winner of The Judgement of BC Red Competition  CC Jentsch –  On the Golden Mile Bench.  THE SHOW  Kendall-Jackson/Winemaker Randy Ullom  “I look at all …

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