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November 14th, 2014 – Villa Maria, New Zealand

We visit the winemaker of  Villa Maria NZ, Harry/Christa-Lee McWatters and their winemaker and two wine loving music friends Colin Linden and Royal Wood. Music and Wine friends for your weekend.   THE SHOW  Josh Hammond – Villa Maria Villa Maria is one of New Zealand’s highest profile wineries and certainly the most awarded.   Their sustainable practices are exemplary and consistent. So…how are the wines? Given their commitment to the land and the vineyards it’s not surprising how good …

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November 7th, 2015 – Savour Cowichan

Welcome to Savour Cowichan in the Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island!! THE SHOW   It’s the annual gathering of all the culinary and liquid arts in the Cowichan Valley. Yes, the Okanagan Valley gets most of the headlines. Frankly,  they earned them. Which is exactly what The Cowichan intends to do as well. The wineries, cider makers, craft beer group and the chefs all want Vancouver to be aware that there are other choices, other destinations to consider!! On Vancouver Island. …

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October 31st, 2015 … Top Drop!

TOP DROP Vancouver..Year 2. THE SHOW It’s the return of Top Drop Vancouver, a unique, two-day event bringing together international, terroir-focused wineries, craft breweries, cideries, gastronomy & more. Top Drop Vancouver continues its focus on sustainably-farmed, handcrafted wines offering a distinct sense of place, without heavy-handed winemaking trickery to get in the way. Now in its second year, Top Drop Vancouver is a two day trade and consumer event being held at the Roundhouse in Yaletown and various Vancouver restaurants  bringing together a collection of small, hands on wineries, …

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October 24th, 2015 – ROUNDHOUSE RADIO!

Tasting Room Radio has found a new home. It’s Roundhouse Radio 98.3  Vancouver’s brand new FM Station. Welcome to the first show!! Guests include Rhys Pender, Kurtis Kolt, Sandra Oldfield (Tinhorn Creek) and Wine Lawyer Mark Hicken. THE SHOW Our first two guests  are two of the best known and most respected wine educators in Canada. Kurtis Kolt and Rhys Pender.  This week they kick off TRR talking about their favourite wines of the summer and what wines to watch …

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October 17th, 2015 – Australia’s First Families of Wine-(repeat)

  It’s the return of Australia’s First Families of Wine!! 10 iconic wineries who shaped Australian wines. Yalumba / Henschke / d’Arenberg / Tahbilk / McWilliams / De Bortoli / Tyrrel’s / Brown Brothers / Howard Park / Wakefield   THE SHOW  Australia’s First Families of Wine Wakefield Wines 10 multi-generational wine families unlocked rare and revered wines from their private cellars to showcase Australia’s rich wine heritage, modern diversity, and the celebrated wine stories that have become the foundation for future generations. …

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October 3rd, 2015 – Garagiste!

Garagiste North  – The small guys wine festival The Show GAR-aH-Jeest NOrTH… the coolest wine festival ever   What is a garagiste? (gar-ah-jeest).  It started out in France (of course) where it was a derogatory phrase for those avante garde and crazy mavericks making wine in their garage and outside the highly regulated system. Gradually and grudgingly came the acknowledgement that something really interesting was happening with these small case lot artisan wines, and a movement was born.   Anarchist. River …

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September 26th, 2015 … Top Drop!

TOP DROP Vancouver..Year 2. THE SHOW   It’s the return of Top Drop Vancouver, a unique, two-day event bringing together international, terroir-focused wineries, craft breweries, cideries, gastronomy & more. Top Drop Vancouver continues its focus on sustainably-farmed, handcrafted wines offering a distinct sense of place, without heavy-handed winemaking trickery to get in the way. Now in its second year, Top Drop Vancouver is a two day trade and consumer event being held at the Roundhouse in Yaletown and various Vancouver restaurants  bringing together a collection of small, hands on …

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September 19th, 2015 – Judgement of BC ! Chef Michael Smith Interview

The Winner of the Judgement of BC – Reds.   CC Jentsch, Amber Jones and their Syrah It’s a Sommelier Showdown..with Chef Ned Bell and the Wines of Chile. The Wines of Chile’s Santa Carolina  Takes a Mulligan Chef Michael Smith – The Latest Book – Family Meals!!   THE SHOW  Battle of the Sommeliers  It’s a great line up  in the Vancouver studios of Roundhouse Radio. Chef Ned Bell from Yew at the Four Seasons.     Three of the …

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September 12th, 2015 – Royal Wood at Therapy Vineyards

Sommelier Jacques LaCoste reveals the pours at The Victoria Wine Festival. Music and Wine. A perfect Pair. The music is from Royal Wood and the wine from Steve Latchford at Therapy Vineyards. Graydon Ratzlaff checks in from Recline Ridge in Salmon Arm. The Wine Diva reviews her latest wines. THE SHOW  The Wine Diva It’s fair to say that Daenna van Mulligen tastes well over a 1000 wines during the year. At some point we have to stop her long …

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September 5th, 2015

  The Judgement of BC.  It’s Bottleshock all over again. Steven Spurrier pours BC against the best in the World Guests include wine judges and experts  Daenna Van Mulligen The Wine Diva, DJ Kearney and Kurtis Kolt.        THE SHOW  The Wine Diva Daenna van Mulligen I thought said it best on her very popular website winediva.ca “There are good days, great days and days you’ll never forget. Little did I know, August 25, 2015 would be one …

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August 29th, 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  the first …

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August 22nd- Brewery & The Beast!

  It’s the third annual Brewery and the Beast – Vancouver Edition!!!  THE SHOW  On Sunday, July 26th Vancouver and Whistler’s top chefs fired-up their grills and sharpened  their knives for the summer’s meatiest event, Brewery and the Beast. More than 40 of Vancouver’s most-lauded and award-winning chefs will gather at the outdoor venue to showcase the finest meat inspired cuisine. Guests enjoyed an exciting selection of whole animal roasts, charcuterie, classic BBQ, ethnic, traditional, modern, and exotic dishes prepared …

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August 15th- summer sippers!

  The Wine Diva has Summer Sippers and Picnic Wines.  North Van’s Dinner on the Pier. Brad Makepeace from Hugging Tree and Abbotsford’s newest winery Singletree. And one clever  trouble maker who knows his wines. John Clerides from Marquis Wine Cellars.   THE SHOW John Clerides is the team leader behind Marquis Wine Cellars on Davie in Vancouver. One great wine destination. He really knows his wines..and makes no bones about telling winemakers when their wines are less than stellar. …

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August 8th, 2015 – Exclusive interview with Russell Crowe!

  An exclusive interview with Russell Crowe who stars in and  directs his first feature film  The Water Diviner, opening this weekend ! Mike Bernardo goes full Beastie Boy with his Mike B Reisling! Okanagan Falls pours in Vancouver..looking for profile and making new friends! We talk to 6 wineries. And the return of The Napa Wine making Gunslinger Cameron Hughes. THE SHOW Mike Bernardo – Sommelier of the Year   Somebody has to open for Russell Crowe and we …

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