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June 13th, 2015 – Spain, Chablis, Priorat and Provence

The Wine Diva returns with tales of Spain and Chablis.. Xavier Penas – From Gran Clos in Priorat Valerie LeLong – brings the Rose of Provence. And our replay of a visit to  Benziger in Sonoma… with Chris Benziger. THE SHOW   Daenna van Mulligen/The Wine Diva has been on the road from most of May and June. Two of the wine regions she visited were Spain and Chablis. Daenna headed for the South of Spain and an association of …

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June 6th 2015 – Australia’s First Families of Wine

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. Get …

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May 30th 2015 – New Zealand

The Kiwi’s are coming…InVivo, Wiamia, Stoneleigh, Te Pa! Then  Alamos from Argentina and Alois Lageder from Northern Italy And finally Blue Grouse opens a  new tasting room in the Cowichan Valley. Cheers THE SHOW This time of year the wineries of the World are releasing various vintages and assorted varietals. This week its New Zealand, Argentina and Italy. (Next week it’s the First Families of Australian wine)           Our NZ guests include: Robert Ketchin – Wines …

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May 23rd, 2015 – Spot Prawn Festival!

The Diva does Pink – Great Rose for your Summer! It’s a party on the fishing docks in Vancouver.  The 9th annual Spot Prawn Festival Tara O’Grady Author of Seven Spoons.  THE SHOW   Wine-Diva Wine Diva’s Summer Rose   Nobody loves rose more than yours truly – unless your name happens to be Daenna van Mulligen – The Wine Diva. Daenna’s been on the road for the past 3 shows..visiting Chablis and Spain. So we quickly huddled and decided …

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May 16th, 2015- Annual spot Prawn Festival

This weeks show airs at 9am pacific on TSN1410   Naramata Bench Part Two. Talking with The Hawk!  Chef David Hawksworth. Joel Peterson, The Godfather of California Zin and Chef Robert Clark helps kick off Vancouver’s hugely popular Spot Prawn Festival.  THE SHOW  Joel Peterson  Ravenswood Zin   Widely regarded as the “Godfather of California Zinfandel,” Ravenswood Founding Winemaker Joel Peterson has been named to the 2011 Vintners Hall of Fame by The Culinary Institute of America (CIA).  The induction recognizes …

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May 9th, 2015 – Naramata Special … Part 1

  It’s the 7th annual Naramata Bench Wine Tour through Victoria and Vancouver. Part One features Elephant island. Upper Bench. Bench 1775. Lake Breeze. Tightrope. Hillside. TerraVista. Kettle Valley. Misconduct. Deep Roots. Red Rooster. Therapy. Van Westen. La Frenz. Serendipity.    THE SHOW Having spent the better part of five years living on the Naramata bench and getting to know most of my neighbours… when they bring their travelling wine road show to Victoria and Vancouver..I just have to be …

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May 2nd, 2015 – The 36th annual California Wine Fair

The 36th annual California Wine Fair hits town. We work the room. Hy’s Vancouver showcase their Table Side Dining..a true throwback. Charles Baker and Stratus  Wines from Niagara..  THE SHOW  36th annual California Wine Fair Charlie Cline     For 36 years the Wine Institute of California has toured one of their best ever markets…Canada!! They pour their very best for all those Cali wine fans. We talk to Charlie Cline..He says he’s the better looking brother of the Cline …

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April 25th, 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 think …

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April 18th, 2015 … The Canucks!

Hockey playoffs are starting..so we revisit our Canucks special last year. Jim Benning, Willie Desjardins, Dan Hamhuis, Willie Mitchell and owner Paolo Aquilini. At the West Coast Fishing Club And a very special feature on the fascinating Wines of the Jura with DJ Kearney. What a great line up!     THE SHOW It’s the 9th annual CAN Fishing for Kids tournament at the West Coast Fishing Club. Haida Gwaii. First prize $200,000.    This is a very personal event as Paolo Aquilini, …

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April 11th, 2015 -Tuscany

The Wine Diva in Tuscany..what a great lineup of wines.. A leader of the Ventoux Region  in the Southern Rhone..Chateau Pesquie. Our guest Frederic Chaudière, third generation of family. Ladies who shoot their lunch and BK Wines. The  Oz winemakers Brendan Keyes and Matt Fowles with Mark Davidson. AND Baseball Hall of Famer..perhaps the greatest starting pitchers EVER and now winegrower Tom Seaver. Play Ball!!!   THE SHOW The Wine Diva Daenna van Mulligen has just returned from Tuscany, where …

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April 4th, 2015 Island Wineries

  The wines, ciders and meads of Vancouver Island. An even Ten. Plus Benjamin Bridge and Stratus.  Two of the names to watch in Eastern Canada. For your Easter Weekend!!     THE SHOW  In British Columbia’s wine world, the Okanagan is the acknowledged front runner. However more and more  wine watchers are  paying  attention to the wines, ciders and meads of Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. It’s a different terroir from the hotter Okanagan but that doesn’t mean …

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March 28th, 2015

Spring wines from The Wine Diva. Summerhill Wines from Ezra Cipes. Naramata Bench wines from Val Tait at Bench 1775 and New BC Wine Laws from lawyer Mark Hicken.   THE SHOW We welcome The Wine Diva Daenna Van Mulligen..who’s just back from Italy and from hosting the show at the  Vancouver Wine Festival. Daenna Loves her lists. This one is a slam dunk.. Wines for Spring. Daenna explains why these wines quality as spring wines and what it is …

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March 21st -Ireland in an Hour. Part 2

Ireland is a nation of storytellers. It’s a talent everyone seems to have. All we did was travel through the South West Coast, Cork and Dublin and we had enough interviews for Two One Hour Specials. THIS is Part Two. It features some of Irelands most famous culinary stars and The Julia Child of Ireland. THE SHOW  What a great line up. Award winning Chefs, teachers, writers, experts of all stripes. We start in Cork City… South of Dublin on …

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March 14th –  Ireland in an hour!

How better to celebrate St Patrick’s Day than presenting 2 One hour specials from our recent 2 weeks in Ireland.         Part One starts on a farm in the South of Ireland..through Clonakilty and ends in Dublin. Guests include c, Connor Higgins, Michael Lawlor (Irish Whiskey Tours), Michael Reddy (Teeling Whiskey) and Willie Ahearn from The Palace Pub..Fleet St.   THE SHOW…  Gilly Murphy We start in the very South of Ireland..outside a wonderful small town called …

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