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March 7th, 2015 – Part 2 Vancouver International Wine Festival-THE REST OF THE WORLD.

  Its Part Two our 2015 coverage of the Vancouver International Wine Festival….THE REST OF THE WORLD. This week- it’s the rest of the World Hosted by Daenna van Mulligen – The Wine Diva  www.winediva.ca           And brought to you by Road 13 Vineyards “ It all about the dirt”   www.road13vineyards.com       THE SHOW  Last week we featured Australia..the featyured wine region of this years Wine fest.  Now, it’s the rest of the world..Star names and …

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February 28th, 2015-The 37th annual Vancouver international Wine Festival

It’s the 37th annual Vancouver International Wine festival..Hosted during Trade Tasting by Daenna van Mulligen.  The Wine World is In Vancouver.  This week we’re welcoming 170 vine stars to Vancouver for the 37th Vancouver International Wine Festival.  Australian wines take centre stage but you’ll find wines from France, Italy, Croatia, South Africa, Argentina, USA, and Canada. It also helps that the featured varietal is Syrah/Shiraz, something the Australians know very very well    The Wine Diva has been my co-host …

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February 21st, 2015 – Argentina in an hour!

Part 1   10 days touring Argentina’s wine regions! A Regional Tasting in Buenos Aires. The tasting and spitting  through the vineyards in Patagonia and Mendoza. along the way we ate perhaps,  a whole cow! These are the tour highlights Part One.  www.winesofargentina.org   THE SHOW      This was a whole bunch of fun. Yes there were 32 wineries and over 300 wines tasted but what really made it fun was the attitude and character of the Argentines themselves. Really fine people who do everything with passion. …

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February 14th, 2015 – Valentine’s Day!

Valentines Wines from The Wine Diva. The Bub from Haywire. Chef Rob Feenie & The Great LeGoff from Cactus Club celebrate 10th Anniversary of Iron Chef Win. And Kurtis Kolt pours BC Wines in NYC. THE SHOW It’s that time of year again..Valentine’s  Day. Love. Romance. Wildly expensive dinners and great wine to go with them. OR you never leave the house but still have the time of your life. No matter what you have planned – even if it’s …

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February 7th 2015 – Rick Hansen

Rick Hansen, The Dirt Farmers, The Australians are coming and – and – The Wine Diva celebrates 11 years with 11 outstanding  wines.  THE SHOW  Rick Hansen In 1973, at the age of 15, Rick Hansen’s life changed forever. He was involved in an accident that paralyzed him from the waist down. Coming to terms with his new life, he found inspiration from teachers, coaches and family, and set new goals from new dreams. Rick went on to become one of Canada’s …

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January 31st 2015 – Soup-erbowl Special!!

ITS SUPERBOWL  WEEKEND! To celebrate we have 33 pre-tasted wines from The Wine Diva AND because it is Superbowl..we present our annual Soup Special..featuring a gaggle of chefs and Larry Thomas The Soup Nazi.    THE SHOW Once again its one of the biggest events of the year..THE SUPER BOWL. Yes, there’re millions of NFL Football fans gearing up for the big game all over the World BUT there are many more millions who never watch football but they get …

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January 24th, 2014 – Dine Out Vancouver

Pre-tasted wines for under $16.00 from The Wine Diva Plus the Food part of Dine Out Vancouver. 3 chefs – no waiting @  The Parker/Blacktail/Forage.   THE SHOW The Wine Diva Daenna van Mulligen loves her lists. Some longer than others. However, I think THE most popular list she presents is the one today. The best tasting wines she could find under $16.00.   This list is GOLD. Follow along at www.winediva.ca     Sinfonia Monastrell~Cabernet Sauvignon, Jumilla Spain $14.99 Luis Felipe …

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January 17th, 2015 – Dine Out Vancouver & The International Wine Festival

  THE WINE DIVA previews the highlights of the 37th Vancouver International Wine Festival and we join Dine Out Vancouver for Mini Tours of  Craft Beer and Distillery shops.  Featuring stops at Bomber Brewing, Strange Fellows. Odd Society and Yaletown Distillery.    THE SHOW  Two big  upcoming events in Vancouver. Dine Out Vancouver takes place Jan 16 – Feb 1. And The 37th Annual Vancouver International Wine Festival Feb 20 – March 1.      As expected The Wine Diva …

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January 10th, 2015 – New Zealand in an hour…

  Dying to get to New Zealand but cant seem to get away..Not to worry. We went last year. TRR presents New Zealand in an Hour  THE SHOW  Last March I had the pleasure of touring various outstanding wine regions in NZ. What drove the various stories was New Zealand’s remarkable sustainability record. Tasting Room Radio broadcast four hours of interviews over the course of 2014 but there were so many interviews I realized other shows could be created.. Thus …

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January 3rd, 2015 The Smell of Fame!

  Wall to Wall Celebrities..The Smell of Fame!! Starring Jason Priestley  (90210/Call Me Fitz) , Jim Cuddy (Blue Rodeo), Bruce McCulloch (Kids in the Hall), Tom Cochrane (New tour and LP) and Adam Cohen (On his Father Leonard and his new Tequila fixation) THE SHOW  Not all Tasting Room shows are about wine or food or travel. Sometimes they’re about music,  film and books. And food and wine. This show is a special cuddle with friends who happen to be …

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December 27th – AN HOUR IN THE OKANAGAN

AN HOUR IN THE OKANAGAN  – Special Holiday feature Featuring visits to/with Wild Goose.   Liquidity.   Moon Cursor.   Culmina.   Road 13.   Brodo.   Fairview Cellars.   Local Lounge and Grill.   Howard Soon at Sandhill and the legend – Dick Cleave. Plus our host Ellen Walker Mathews – Thompson Okanagan Tourist Assn. Hope your holidays are going well.      THE SHOW   In May of this year I was invited to join other journalists on a 4 day tour of the Okanagan. I welcomed …

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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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