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December 20th – Chef Ned Bell – Sustainable Seafood

James Nevison returns with the 10th edition of Had A Glass/Top 100 wines Under $20 Daenna van Mulligen/The Wine Diva has last minute Wine Gifts.. Yew Chef Ned Bell wins Chef of the Year from his peers. Hawksworth chef du cuisine Kristian Eligh takes the Golden Medal Plates Competition  in Victoria . THE SHOW  James Nevison/Had a Glass 2015  Top 100 wines under $20   James Nevison’s annual,  easy to read  guide for everyday wine is back for its 10th year, …

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December 13th 2014 – Vikram Vij

Vikram Vij takes to the streets.   The Wine Diva brings a serious year end wine list,  her Top 50 wines over $20 and 90 points or better. How does a family from New Jersey move to California  and become one of the best wine making families in Sonoma?   Chris Benziger guests. Wine Expert Mireille Sauve from The Wine Umbrella brings great background on Languedoc wines!  THE SHOW  Vikram Vij –  Born in India, Vikram left home at the age of …

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December 6th, 2014 – “One Faith”

  The Pride of Newfoundland Alan Doyle kicks off the show. Then stories on two remarkable Bordeaux blends from the South Okanagan.. The Iconic Osoyoos Larose and the newest blend  that wishes to be World Class –  One Faith. Guests include  Mathieu Mercier, Harry McWatters, Bill Lui, Anne Vawter and Dick Cleave.  THE SHOW  Alan Doyle is fully in the Family Business. That business is music. That’s what The Doyle’s of Petty Harbour Nfld are known for. We know Alan …

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November 29th- Australia

Okanagan Crush Pad presents wines that are Natural and Narrative! The Wine Diva has Part Two of her Top 100 wines Under $20 Feature Country at 2015  Van Wine Fest Wine Australia pours their best. He’s a surfer and a winemaker – Paul Clifton from Hahn Family Winery, California!       THE SHOW  Okanagan Crush Pad  Okanagan Crush Pad is one great success story. Originally set up to provide crushing and bottling facilities for small wineries in  BC, they eventually …

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November 22nd – Top 100 wines under $20

  The Wine Diva has Part One of her Top 100 wines under $20 and 89 points or better.. Beppi Crosariol and Lucy Waverman from the Globe and Mail  and their book The Flavour Principal We talk to three wineries from The Golden Mile..BC’s new wine sub region. Tinhorn Creek – Fairview Cellars – Road 13!     THE SHOW       Daenna van Mulligen loves her lists. The latest is the 2014 Top 100 wines under $20.00..all with review points …

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November 15th, 2014 – Whistler

It’s  Cornucopia the annual Food and Wine Festival in Whistler! Winemakers from Fairview Cellars, Quails Gate, Bella, Bartier Bros, Privado and  Averill Creek. Plus Sommelier of the Year Samantha Rahn, The Wine Diva, DJ Kearney and The House Wine Girls.  The SHOW Food, Wine and Whistler. What a great combination. It’s the annual gathering in the mountains called Cornucopia. It’s been stretched to 10 days by adding even more seminars, winemaker dinners and fun in the field events. And here’s …

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November 8th, 2014 – Portugal

  The Wine Diva returns from a trip to Portugal. Man, the stories she can tell. The Italian wine tour passed through Vancouver. Met an old friend Ivano Reali GM of Castello di Gabbiano in Tuscany. Jonathan Maltus, owner of Le Dome and Tessier in Bordeaux (100 pts)  and World’s End in Napa. (Rock Labels like Good Times Bad Times and Rebel Rebel) And we finish in the very South Okanagan..right on the border at Moon Curser..makers of very interesting …

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November 1st, 2014 – New Zealand

The Fourth and last tour of New Zealand..featuring the wineries of Central Otago Felton Road, Carrick and 8 Ranges.   The SHOW In March of this year I was pleased to accept an offer from Wines of New Zealand to tour various  regions with an emphasis on their sustainability programs. We hope you had a chance to listen to the first three specials..they can be found on www.tastingroomradio.com. They are also Podcast on iTunes. (The Tasting Room with Terry David …

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October 25th, 2014 – Chef Michael Smith

The WineDiva reviews the big winners from this years Intervin International Wine Awards. Then the biggest winner of them all John Skinner from Painted Rock – The International Winery of the Year. Chef Michael Smith..and his 8th cookbook Family Meals. Ian Hemphill’s massive 800 page Herb and Spice Bible is the direct result of growing up with parents in the business and being hooked by age 6. Thomas Perrin is the 5th generation of the very famous French winemaking family. …

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October 18th, 2014 – Game and Wild Mushroom Festival!

Fall Wines from The Wine Diva. Jim and Devin Cuddy on his wine cellar and Devin’s midnight raids. Vancouver’s 9th Annual  Game and Wild Mushroom Festival with Andrey Durbach and Chris  Stewart Val Tait from Bench1775 – the Naramata Winemaker you should know about.  THE SHOW  NOTE:   Our transmitting station in Vancouver TSN1410 had “technical” problems last week and this show did not air. We felt that the Thanksgiving Wines the Diva suggested were also wonderful Fall wines..so here’s Her …

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October 11th, 2014 – Chef Michael Smith / Family Meals

Thanksgiving Wines from The Wine Diva. Jim and Devin Cuddy on his wine cellar and Devin’s midnight raids. Chef Michael Smith and his new cookbook  Family Meals Valli Tait from Bench1775 – the Naramata Winemaker you should know about.  THE SHOW  It’s Thanksgiving weekend in Canada. Daenna van Mulligen The Wine Diva has a thing about wines and destination occasions. Ask her about Easter wines..she’s got a list. Christmas – Yup. She’s got a list. Canada Day – There’s a …

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October 4th 2014- Kaiken Wines Argentina

Jason Priestley on his book and his wines, Fall/Autumn Wines from The Wine Diva, Aurelio Montez Jr from Argentina’s Kaiken and Blair Baldwin on the 35th annual Okanagan Fall Wine Festival. THE SHOW The Wine Diva – Daenna van Mulligen returns from Portugal.. (that’s for another show. She needs to rest) Before she left Daenna posted a list of Fall/Autumn Wines on her website www.winediva.ca and if you go there you can follow along. Because of time we can’t mention …

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September 27th, 2014 – The East End of Vancouver & Sip and Savour …

    We start in the Revitalized East End of Vancouver at Campagnolo Roma With JoJo, Peter and Rob Belcham. Talking success in the kitchen, the bar and East Hastings. Then to Sip and Savour this weekend  in the  Cowichan Valley. We end up on Salt Spring Island at Hastings House at a Burrowing Owl Winemakers Dinner. THE SHOW EAST END Campagnolo Roma is just one of many small success stories that make up the much larger success story in the …

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September 20th 2014 – Adam Cohen

    BC Winemakers  pour their  2013 releases in Vancouver. Cedar Creek, Baillie-Grohman, Okanagan Crush Pad, Orofino, Joie Farms and Stag’s Hollow. Hands up. Who knows what a Mollydooker is? Sparky and Sarah Marquis in Adelaide  do. And we finish with Singer-Songwriter Adam Cohen, son of Leonard. He has a new album and a new passion.  Tequila!!    THE SHOW   The event was called Vintages. It was held at the newly renovated Hotel Georgia across from the front steps …

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