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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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August 1st, 2015 Summer wines…

The Wine Diva returns with a bag of summer wines ..and Rob Clark & Ocean Wise celebrate 10 years with All Star chefs at River Cafe in Calgary. THE SHOW   The Wine Diva – Daenna van Mulligen loved her Summer Wines..  www.winediva.ca light crisp white, yummy full-bodied Chards and Viognier, bubbles and rose. plus reds that take the heat well. ALL pre tasted and tested.Guest wineries included: Painted Rock Chardonnay Black Hills Alibi Moon cursor  Afraid of the dark …

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July 25th, 2015 Clare Valley Australia, Bella Bella and Texas BBQ

We start in Clare Valley Australia, then just outside Bella Bella on the BC Coast and end up in Parksville, Vancouver Island  talking Texas BBQ.   Let’s Go!   THE SHOW   Nathan Waks – Owner/ Exec Director Kilikanoon Wines  Clare Valley Australia..  “This is one of the most brilliantly run wineries in Australia, and the quality of the entire portfolio is impressive thanks to the enviable talents of winemaker Kevin Mitchell.” Robert Parker Jnr   He’s had quite a life.. An …

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July 18th, 2015 – Australia and more…

 An Hour of World Class/All Star guests from Australia with The Wine Diva @  2015 Vancouver International Wine Festival. THE SHOW February of this year the featured region at the 2015 Vancouver Wine Festival was Australia and the featured varietal was Syrah. Talk about a beautiful pairing!! The buzz after the festival was how the Australians completely took over the city,  the tasting room, the restaurants and in the bars. Nobody markets themselves better than the Australians  and lately very …

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July 11th, 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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July 4th, 2015- 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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June 27th 2015- Four guys fishing!

Four guys..doing our 5th annual fishing trip!!! Friends. Food, Fluids and  Fishing… At the 7 ½ Diamond Ranch. North of Princeton BC     THE SHOW     Its a pretty basic show this week.. get together with my wine pals..always include a chef..and FISH YER BRAINS OUT!!  We return to the site of last year’s 4F..The fabulous 7 ½ Diamond Ranch North of Princeton BC.   www.guestranchbc.com  (do yourself a favour – and watch the short video. Be prepared to be …

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June 20th, 2015 – Portugal, New Zealand, Road 13

Surprising new releases from Road 13 on The Golden Mile The Wine Diva returns with stories on Fonseca in Portugal and New Reviews. Speaking of Portugal..Meet Domingos Soares Franco from  Jose Maria da Fonseca. Just south of Lisbon. And Grant Edmonds. Winemaker at Sileni Estates on Hawkes Bay, NZ    THE SHOW   Joseph Luckhurst – GM of Road 13 kicks off this week’s show. Joe is the son of founders Mick and Pam Luckhurst. As such, he’s been handed a …

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