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June 17th, 2017 – Live from the BC Shellfish Festival…


LIVE from the 11th annual BC Shellfish festival in Courtney Comox 

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 The unique culinary event that promotes the region’s shellfish farmers and their delicacies to seafood lovers and chefs grows bigger every year.  This is Year 11.

Tasting Room Radio is covering both weekends.


What originally began as a one‐day event 11 years ago, has become the largest seafood festival in Western Canada, featuring popular local and international culinary celebrities and outstanding seafood.

Highlights for 2017 include the B.C. Seafood on Your Plate Restaurant Campaign, the B.C. Seafood Expo, a completely new Fresh Fest and the Fanny Bay Oyster Shucking Competition and OceanWise Chowder Challenge at the signature festival event, the Comox by the Sea Celebration,  Sunday, June 18th. For more information and tickets, visit bcshellfishfestival.com and bcseafoodexpo.com.


Our guests include:

 Culinary leader –  Don House Calgary http://www.idmg.ca/about-1/

Darren MacLean – Shokunin Calgary https://twitter.com/chefdmac?lang=en

Duncan Ly – Foreign Concept  Calgary  http://foreignconcept.ca/

JinnHee Lee – Foreign Concept Calgary  http://foreignconcept.ca/

Trevor Bird = Fable/Fable Diner  Vancouver www.fablekitchen.ca

Ned Bell – Ocean Wise. Van Aquarium  https://cookculture.com/blogs/chef-profiles/25079745-chef-ned-bell

Nick Nutting – The Wolf in the Fog.  Tofino  http://www.wolfinthefog.com/ 

Rod Butters – Raudz Kelowna  www.raudz.com 

Brock Bowes – Terra Fina  http://www.terrafinarestaurant.com/


Blue Moon

40 knots Winery  https://www.40knotswinery.com/

Blue Moon  https://www.bluemoonwinery.ca

Nathan Fong – Fong on Food www.fongonfood.com


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  • John Schreiner – Icon
  • Skitchine Lodge with Rhys Pender. John Weber & Chef Mark Filatow
  • Cider Special
  • Bloom – BC VQA wines pour in Vancouver.






Mulligan Stew Jan 22nd 2022-Happy Birthday Sam Cooke


We celebrate the birthday Saturday of Sam Cooke.

Born Jan 22 1931.

The celebration includes Sam’s songs, his voice, and his influence on multiple generations of artists.

Those influenced would make up their own two-hour show.

We include…..

  • Amy Winehouse
  • Sam and Dave
  • Rod Stewart
  • Neville Brothers
  • Mavis Staples
  • & Cat Stevens

Then we open up a bag of new tunes from…

Elvis Costello, Dominique Fils-Aime, Keb Mo, Matt Anderson, Jann Arden and Amy Helm.

We have Live tracks from The Wood Brothers, Tedeschi Trucks, California Honeydrops, and Norah Jones. Plus Adrian Sutherland, Thanks for any and all mentions.





Welcome to The Stew www.mulliganstew.ca Jan 22 2022
Somebody have mercy Sam Cooke (Happy Birthday Sam) Twisting the night away
Cupid Amy Winehouse Back to Black – B Sides
Soothe me Sam and Dave Double Dynamite
Wonderful World Rod Stewart Soul Book
A Change is going to come The Neville Brothers Yellow Moon
You send me Mavis Staples Mavis Staples
Little Red Rooster Sam Cooke (Happy Birthday Sam) Twisting the night away
This is Mulligan Stew – CKUA Radio www.mulliganstew.ca
Email – tmulligan@ckua.com All Request Shows coming UP
Another Saturday night Cat Stevens Greatest Hits
TDMulligan – Celebrating Sam Cooke playlist mulliganstew.ca
A Change is going to come Sam Cooke Ain’t that good news
www.deanehouse.com www.river-café.com
All request shows are coming UP write – tmulligan@ckua.com
My most beautiful mistake Elvis Costello A boy named if
Go get it Dominique Fils-Aime single
Good to be (home again) Keb Mo single
Other side of goodbye Matt Anderson single
Was I ever 13? Jann Arden single
Coming UP – The Band and new Amy Helm playlist mulliganstew.ca
Up on Cripple Creek The Band The Band
Sweet Mama Amy Helm What the flood left behind
The Stew in ’22 – with TDMulligan Email – tmulligan@ckua.com
Quattro (Worlds drift in) Robert Plant – Allison Krauss Raise the Roof
Handle with care The Travelling Wilburys TW Collection
Ophelia (live) The Wood Brothers Live at The Barn
Key to the Highway (Live at LOCKN’) Tedeschi Trucks Band (with Trey Anastasio) Layla Revisited
Cold Cold Heart (live) Norah Jones Till we meet again
www.nobleridge.com Coming UP – ZZTop.Adrian Sutherland.Cal Hdrops. 54.40. Beatles. Sam Cooke
Waiting for the Bus ZZ Top Tres Hombres
Jesus just left Chicago ZZ Top Tres Hombres
Magic hits Adrian Sutherland When the magic hits
Heart Breakers (Live) The California Honeydrops Live 2010
Since when 54-40 La Difference – History Unplugged
All request shows are coming UP Email – tmulligan@ckua.com
Get back (live) The Beatles Let it be
www.mulliganstew.ca Be safe and careful out there..
Bring it on home to me Sam Cooke (and Lou Rawls) Greatest Hits


January 22nd, 2021- The 5th and final week of Okanagan Reconnect


The 5th and final week of Okanagan Reconnect

Presented by The Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association



We come to the last show in a series that started August 21st (you remember August, right?)

The master plan was to reconnect with the people,  wineries and food of the Okanagan after a two-year hiatus.

So many changes, many Covid related.


Thankfully we found an excellent  supporting partner in TOTA The Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association. They sure know their territory. Top shelf management.

To my delight, I also got to re-connect with long-time friend  CEO Ellen Walker-Mathews and discovered the invaluable assistance of Rob Grifone. My thanks to both.


For week five we find ourselves back at our home base at Moon Curser Vineyards in Osoyoos. Got to stay and do the interviews at their fabulous Hideaway.

The whole thing is on Corey Wood’s video. (see below)



 Our final guests are:

 Beata and Chris Tolley – Our hosts at their gorgeous winery and the co-founders of Moon Curser Vineyards  www.mooncurser.com

Beata & Chris Tolley


Moon Curser

Pouring  2020 Arneis (the little rascal of Piedmont. A flinty white)  and 2019  Dead of Night

(a spectacular blend of Tannat and Syrah. Spicy/Opulent)


Paula Cooper – It was Paula’s  last day as winemaker at CC Jentsch (Golden Mile). Now she’s at  Lakeside.  (Osoyoos)  www.lakesidecellars.ca   www.CCJentschcellars.com


Paula Cooper

Just a note that Paula came by at my request,  as I wanted to salute her work at CC Jentsch and to honor her mentor Chris Jentsch who passed away recently.

The vineyards are up for sale now and likely the new owners will rebrand. This week’s Tasting Room Radio is dedicated to Chris and CC Jentsch.

Things got  emotional on both sides of the microphone.  We thank Paula for hanging in. Thanks also to Michael J McCoy for keeping CC Jentsch open until the end.

Chris and Betty Jentsch

Dan and Carol Scott – Co-founders of Lariana Cellars (Osoyoos)  www.larianacellars.com

At first taste, I knew these were special wines. When I discovered their mentors were Richard Cleave and Senka Tennant, that explained everything.

Dan and Carol listened and learned well. They brought and poured 2020 Viognier (one of the very best expressions in all of Canada) and 2018 Carmenere (glorious pepper heaven. 70% French Oak 27% new)

Dan and Carol Scott. Lariana


And that’s it –  25 interviews captured in one week and spread out over five weeks of shows. Now it’s time for you to do your own reconnect.

When it’s safe to do so please consider making plans to do your own week in the Okanagan Valley.

Senka Tennant Lariana

Remember to check out www.totabc.org  All the safety and planning info is there.


Lariana vineyards

Thank you TOTA.  Thank you, guests, Corey Wood and Meg.



A visit to Four Shadows

Dwight Sick at Moraine

Nathan Todd at  Foxtrot


January 15th, 2022- Week Four of our Okanagan Reconnect (OK Falls)


Week Four of our Okanagan Reconnect (OK Falls)

Presented by The Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association




Tasting Room Radio started its audio life in a studio in a barn on the Naramata Bench and…

Hadn’t been back to the Okanagan since  Fall 2019 and

the pandemic kept us from returning,  it was time to Reconnect to the Okanagan.

(The Vista in OK Falls)

Week Four finds us with a  home base at the very popular Noble Ridge in Okanagan Falls.

All the interviews are on video. On our website and our YouTube Channel.

Our guests this week include:

John Skinner – co-founder of Painted Rock www.paintedrock.ca (OK Falls)

John Skinner. Painted Rock Winery   (Jon Adrian  Photo)

John poured the aptly named 2018 Red Icon and truly wonderful 2020 Chardonnay. Both are world-class.

Terry Meyer Stone – co-founder of Mayhem Wines and family member of Meyer Family Wines. (OK Falls)



For Meyer Family Terry pours:

2019 Meyer Family Vineyards Chardonnay (again World Class) and 2019  McClain Creek Pinot Noir (simply marvelous)

For Mayhem Wines Terry pours

2019 Pinot Gris (better? – you bet)  and 2019 Anarchy (Wow. Huge Merlot with a touch of Cab Franc. Oak heaven)

John, Terry, and TDM

Leslie D’Andrea – co-owner of Noble Ridge (OK Falls)

Benoit Gauthier – Winemaker Noble Ridge

(My apologies to Benoit for calling him Bernard.  A Senior moment!)

Terry. Leslie D’Andrea Benoit Gauthier. Noble Ridge


Leslie/Benoit pour

2016 The One Sparkling (sublime)   and 2017 Kings Ransom Pinot Noir (what a beauty)

The One

Thank you Noble Ridge for hosting and putting on A SHOW. Thank you, Okanagan Falls!

And Thank you to Ellen, Rob, and all at The Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association.




Okanagan Reconnect Week Five

Beata and Chris Tolley  – Moon Curser

Paula Cooper – CC Jentsch

Dan and Carol Scott – Lariana Cellars




Mulligan Stew Jan 15th 2022- Ronnie Spector Tribute


Ronnie Spector has left the stage. Gone but never forgotten.  Leaving Ronettes hits like…

  • Be my baby
  • (The best part of) Breakin’ Up
  • Baby, I love you
  • Timeless.

It’s where Brian Wilson went to cool school. Amy Winehouse was pure Ronnie. From the hair to the sound.

Huge, raw voice. With an attitude. But one of the nicest people you could ever want to meet.

We start The Stew with a track you may not have heard before.

It’s Ronnie Spector singing lead vocal on Billy Joel’s Say Goodbye to Hollywood with the E Street Band. The song and the singer helped to raise some cash so Bruce Springsteen could continue his climb to the top.

All the strings were pulled by Miami Steve van Zandt.  We start with the story than the song.

Check out the REST of The Stew in our playlist below…



The Stew Jan 15 2022 www.mulliganstew.ca
Say Goodbye to Hollywood Ronnie Spector and The E Street Band Very Best of Ronnie Spector
Sailin shoes Joey Landreth All that you dream
Roll um easy (live) Chris and Rich Robinson Brothers of a feather – Live at Roxy
Whiter shade of pale Santana – Stevie Winwood single
Black Coffee Humble Pie Eat it
www.mulliganstew.ca The Stew Jan 15 2022
Stay The Fretless and Nuela Charles Let it lie
www.mulliganstew.ca Stay – coming up
Stay Maurice Williams and the Zodiaks Best of
Coming Up – Rod Stewart & Ronnie Wood (Live) www.mulliganstew.ca
Every picture tells a story (live) Rod Stewart and Ronnie Wood Unplugged
Chief Clarence Louie – Rez Rules on Stew Podcast www.mulliganstew.ca
Run William Prince single
Here comes my girl (live) Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Live Anthology
A song for you Ray Charles True Genius
Could it be Dominique fils-Aime three little words
www.coyotesbanff.com Next – Van Morrison Live
Cypress Avenue. You came walking down (live) Van Morrison Astral Weeks Live – Hollywood Bowl
This is Mulligan Stew with Terry David Mulligan
Memories Corey Wong Wong’s Café
www.mulliganstew.ca Coming UP – Stones – U2 – John Hiatt and Sting
Heavy cloud – No rain (live) Sting Very best of Sting and The Police
Fancy man blues Rolling Stones Rarities 1971 – 2003
Have a little faith John Hiatt Bring the family
Beautiful Day U2 All that you can’t leave behind
www.mulliganstew.ca Coming UP – All Green . Bill Withers Live. Dylan and son. Tom Petty Live
Lets stay together Al Green Let’s stay together
Lean on me (live) Bill Withers Live at Carnegie hall
Rez Rules by Chief Clarence Louie -Mulligan Stew Podscast www.mulliganstew.ca
All along the Watchtower (live) Bob Dylan Unplugged
Mourning Train The Wallflowers Breach
For no one The Beatles Revolver
Email Terry at tmulligan@ckua.com www.mulliganstew.ca
Set yourself free Martin Kerr and Celeigh Cardinal Grateful
Mulligan Stew Podcast – Chief Clarence Louie REZ RULES www.mulliganstew.ca
Canarican Neil Young and Crazy Horse Barn
Bobcaygeon The Hip Phantom Power
Breakdown (live) Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Pack up the Plantation Live


EP 191 | Chief Clarence Louie ‘Rez Rules’


Here’s what you might know about Chief Clarence…

CLARENCE LOUIE has been chief of the Osoyoos Indian Band, in the south Okanagan Valley of British Columbia, for almost 40 years. In 2013, Maclean’s named him one of the “Top 50 Canadians to Watch.” In 2003, Louie was chosen by the U.S. Department of State as one of six First Nations leaders to review economic development in American Indian communities… He is a member of the Order of British Columbia, the Order of Canada, and in 2019, he was the 1st  First Nations person ever inducted into the Canadian Business Hall of Fame.

And some info you may not know.

When you talk to  Chief Clarence, ask your question, and then Get Out of The Way.

He’s talking about Respect. Truth. Reconciliation. Healing. Wellness. Land. Justice. Economic Freedom.

He believes in Native names for Sports Teams. He believes in renaming mountains, parks, rivers and cities/towns after the original nations who called it home for 10,000 years.

“tribes have been hanging around the Funding Trough for far too long.  I was taught by the old-timers that there is no such thing as a free lunch – Indians gotta stop looking for that free lunch. I’ve learned we have to move from spending Grant money to making our own money.”

The Osoyoos Indian Band leases include Arterra (Jackson Triggs), Spirit Ridge Resort, Sonora Dunes Golf course, District Wine Village, a provincial prison, 1,100 acres of prime vineyards, etc.

OIB businesses include a 300-acre vineyard, Nk’mip Cellars, a culture center, campground RV park, daycare, gas stations, cannabis stores, etc.

“A raw and honest perspective on First Nations leadership.”

—Manley A. Begay, Jr., former co-director, The Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development.

“A common-sense blueprint for what the future of First Nations should look like as told through the fascinating life and legacy of a remarkable leader”  Google Books

EP 190 | Brent Butt


Hey kids. What’s the secret of great comedy?   TIMING.

Just as we were starting to post our latest podcast, this weeks  guest Brent Butt posted this message:

Sorry for the Butt Bummer.

However, we have some great news. Brent Butt, star of Corner Gas will still be the special guest of the MulliganStew Podcast.

After all, this is the comedian, writer, actor who created small town funny for 6 years with Corner Gas.  Then the movie and finally the animated version. Brent’s fans stick to him like super glue.

Please Enjoy this audio and video visit from the man himself., Brent Butt.

Click the YouTube tab at the top of the page and you’re magically transported into Brent’s garage.

Mulligan Stew Jan 8th 2022- Happy Birthday Elvis and David Bowie! (Special Guest-David Bowie)


When you think about the history of popular music – especially Rock & Roll, the names of Elvis Presley and David Bowie are always at the top of the list. Amazingly, they were born on the same day Jan 8  – Elvis in 1935 and David Bowie 1947.

I thought it was time to have a listen to artists influenced by both.

Everyone has a little Elvis in them. From The Clash to Bruce Springsteen. Bowie’s influence wasn’t just with words and music. David showed that you could write and become a character.  Then change that character every several years. Elvis stayed Elvis right up to the end. Bowie was constantly changing and bringing his fans along with him.

The feature includes artists influenced by both.

For Elvis  – Paul Simon, Ry Cooder, Billy Cowsill, Clapton, Norah Jones (Little Willies), and  Bob Dylan.

For David Bowie – Queen, Mott the Hoople, Peter Gabriel, Natalie Merchant, Rickie Lee Jones.


And I found a small portion of a much longer interview I did with David Bowie many years ago. (Thanks to Duke for the audio save)

Bowie talks about leaving his characters behind, his first impressions of touring the USA, and whether his fans have followed him through his various personas.

The Mulligan Stew Podcast is Brent Butt…who has hit the stand-up road again.

Jan 20 in Canmore and the 21st at the Arden.

The Zoom recording can be seen on the Mulligan Stew YouTube Channel as well. Click the tab at the top of the page



Mulligan Stew 2022 www.mulliganstew.ca Special Guest – David Bowie
Today is Elvis’ birthday Billy Burnette single
Hearts and Bones/Mystery Train/Wheels (live) Paul Simon Live in Hyde Park
Blue Suede Shoes Ry Cooder The slide area
www.mulliganstew.ca Podcast – Brent Butt Corner Gas
Teddy Bear (live) Billy Cowsill Billy Cowsill Live
HoundDog Eric Clapton Journeyman
Love me The Little Willies (Norah Jones) The Little Willies
Can’t help falling in love with you Bob Dylan Dylan
That’s all right mama Elvis Presley A boy from Tupelo
www.deanehouse.com www.rivercafe.com
Who will confort me Melody Gardot My one and only thrill
Comfort Me Fiest Metals
I’ve got a feeling The Beatles Let it be
Mulligan Stew Podcast – Brent Butt www.mulliganstew.ca Tonight – David Bowie Interview
Anyway the wind blows JJ Cale – Eric Clapton Road to Escondido
You got to be you Corey Wong You got to be you
Coming UP – TDM and David Bowie www.mulliganstew.ca
Lazarus David Bowie BlackStar
All the young dudes David Bowie. Ian Hunter. Mott the Hoople All the young dudes – Extended edition
Rebel Rebel Rickie Lee Jones Traffic from Paradise
Heroes Peter Gabriel Scratch my back
Space Oddity (live) Natalie Merchant Live in Concert
Coming UP – David Bowie and TDM interview www.mulliganstew.ca
I will wait for you Blue Rodeo When you were wild
It’s David Bowie’s Birthday Here’s an interview from TDM’s Much West Days
David Bowie MuchWest Interview Complete Interview coming to MulliganStew Podcast
Under Pressure David Bowie and Queen Bowie – Legacy
Chasing Rainbows John Mellencamp Strickly a One Eyed Jack
www.mulliganstew.ca This week – Podcast is with Brent Butt – Corner Gas
Not fade away The Rolling Stones Not Fade Away
www.nobleridge.com Coming up – Van the Man & The Other Elvis
Astral Weeks Van Morrison Astral Weeks
Alison (live) Elvis Costello and Neil Young Bridge School Concerts


January 8th, 2022- The Okanagan Reconnect Week Three. South Okanagan


The Okanagan Reconnect Week Three. South Okanagan

(Presented by Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association)


What an adventure. Talking, traveling, and tasting our way through the Okanagan.

Moon Curser is our home base this week. Spectacular place! What a great winery Beata and Chris Tolley have created.

They’ll join us for a sit-down interview in Week Five



We Re-Connect with –

John Weber –  Co-owner and winemaker at Orofino Vineyards  (Similkameen Valley)

John Weber

John brings two of his best wines. The  2019 Chardonnay (Fantastic) and his 2020 Gamay (Sublime)

(check out the interview on video. On our website or our YouTube channel)




Bill Eggert – Owner & winemaker at Fairview Cellars. (Golden Mile)

This is not Bill Eggert. But it IS  his tasting room at Fairview Cellars.

Wild Bill brings two nice surprises. 2020 Sauvignon Blanc (Sauv/Sem) “my oyster wine”

And the engaging  2019 Crooked Post Pinot Noir. (Interview also on video)

This is Bill Eggert.



Justin Hall – Estate Winemaker at Nk’Mip (Osoyoos)

With many fine wines to choose from, Justin poured the beautiful 2019 QQ Pinot Noir and the delightful 2020 White Merriym.  (Interview also on video) 





Justin Hall  Nk’Mip Estate Winemaker

Executive Chef Jeff van GeestMiradoro at Tinhorn Creek (Golden Mile)

Jeff talks about the staffing problems that all restaurants have been having. It’s tough  times  in the Okanagan and some restaurants are cutting down hours and days in order to stay open. Jeff is revealing,  enlightening, and a damn fine chef.





Jeff Van Geest


Thank You TOTA – www.totabc.org


Next Week –

At Noble Ridge (OK Falls)

Leslie D’Andrea Owner  Noble Ridge

Benoit  Gauthier Winemaker/Vineyard Manager  Noble Ridge

John Skinner – Owner Painted Rock (OK Falls)

Terry Meyer Stone – Pres Mayhem Wines. Also pouring Meyer Family (OK Falls)





Mulligan Stew Dec 31st 2021- Goodbye 2021… Hello 2022


For me…2022 will be about trying to find “balance” in my life.

Between my love of what I do and the complete love of my growing family.

So, to start a brand new year, after two chaotic ones, you and I start with a playlist that’s balanced.

Between tracks and artists that made an impression on a lot of people and tracks that pull the heart.

Between music for meal prep and music to prime the New Years Pump.

I went back to the years playlists and the songs that jumped out at me made the list.

Thank you and be safe and enjoy your 2022.



Welcome to Mulligan Stew- 2022 www.mulliganstew.ca Jan 1 2022
Done tore your playhouse down King Biscuit Boy with Richard Bell Badly Bent Best of King Biscuit Boy & Gooduns
I put a spell on you Alan Price The price to play
Johnny B Goode Chuck Berry ( Johnny Johnson) Rock and Roll Rarities
The Stew for 22 with tdm www.mulliganstew.ca
Pride and Joy Marvin Gaye (Earl Van Dyke) Hitsville
How many more years Howling Wolf (Ike Turner) The Definitive Collection
Old time rock and roll Champion Jack Dupree Golden Selections
Mulligan Stew 2022 Mulligan Stew Podcast Rick Mercer – Talking to Canadians
Thunder Road Bruce Springsteen E St Band ( Roy Bittan) Born to Run
Hide your love The Rolling Stones (Ian Stewart) Goats Head Soup
Dixie Chicken Little Feat (Bill Payne) Dixie Chicken
TDMulligan – The Stew www.mulliganstew.ca
Sleeping The Band (Rich Manuel and Garth Hudson) Stage Fright ReMix
Mulligan Stew for 2022 www.mulliganstew.ca
It’s all right Jon Batiste Soul – soundtrack
Old memories (Originals) Alicia Keys Keys
www.mulliganstew.ca Mulligan Stew Podcast Rick Mercer – Talking to Canadians
Take me to the Pilot Elton John Elton John 1970
Piano Man (live) Billy Joel Live at Shea Stadium
The Stew – 2022 Mulligan Stew Podcast Rick Mercer – Talking to Canadians
False Prophet Bob Dylan Rough and Rowdy Ways
Goodbye Jimmy Reed Bob Dylan Rough and Rowdy Ways
Tumbling Dice Linda Ronstadt Simple Dreams
Can’t let go Alison Krauss and Robert Plant Raise the Roof
Crying (live) k.d.lang Live by Request
Coming UP – Colin James. Leeroy. Bahamas.Dan Lanois. Santana
Down on the Bottom Colin James Open Road
Native Son Los Lobos Native Son
More love than money Leeroy Stagger Dystopian Weekends
Modern Man Bahamas with Madison Cunningham Live to Tape Vol 2
Mississippi Larkin – Poe Venom and Faith
Whiter shade of Pale Santana – Steve Winwood Blessings and Miracles
Power Daniel Lanois Heavy Sun
Mulligan Stew Podcast – Rick Mercer “Talking to Canadians” www.mulliganstew.ca
Dancing in the Street Martha Reeves and the Vandellas Hitsville (59-71)
I can’t help myself Four Tops Hitsville (59-71)
(I know) I’m losing you The Temptations Hitsville (59-71)

January 1 2022- The Okanagan Reconnect Week Two


The Okanagan Reconnect Week Two – at Hillside,  Naramata Bench.

(Presented by Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association)


It’s week two of our Okanagan Reconnect!

This week we are gathering at Hillside Winery and Bistro  on the Naramata Bench

FYI – Tasting Room Radio was conceived in a studio in a barn on The Bench in 2007.

So we’ve come full circle.

Our winery and food guests were asked to bring two wines to profile.


Rickard and Jill Richardson Branby – Sperling Vineyards  (East Bench Kelowna)

(Final interview from last weeks show)

Rickard & Jill Richardson Branby-Sperling

Sperlingvineyards.com  Sperling Organic 2018 Pinot Noir & Sperling Pet Nat

Jay Drysdale –  co-founder and winemaker Bella Wines

Celebrating 10 years of making fine wines.

Jay Drysdale and Josie

Bellawines.ca Estate Chardonnay made ancestral method and 2016 Reserve Eastside Trad Method

Master of Wine Marcus Ansems – co-founder and winemaker Daydreamer Wines

Master of Wine Marcus Ansems (Daydreamer)

Daydreamerwines.ca 2019 Amelia (Syrah/Viognier) & 2019 Orange Wine (100% Viognier)

Exec Chef Ned Bell and Sommelier Emily Walker – Naramatainn.ca

Chef Ned Bell

Emily brought L-ST Projects Ambient Chardonnay (Alyssa Hubert) & 2020 jocko a light Cab Franc (Kelsey Rufiange Echo Bay) BRAVO to both.  Thanks Emily.

Emily Walker

Penelope and Dylan Roche –  co-founders/winemakers of Roche Wines

Penelope and Dylan Roche – Roche Wines

www.rterroir.ca    2020 Pinot Gris Texture & Nuances (Bordeaux Blend) (such promise)

Kathy Malone – Chief Winemaker Hillside Winery  hillsidewinery.ca

Chef Evan Robertson. Kathy Malone Winemaker & Shelann Sleegers Wine Club Hillside Winery and Bistro

2020 Muscat Ottonel & 2015 Mosaic (Bordeaux Blend) History in a bottle

Evan Robertson – Exec Chef  Hillside Bistro/Shelann Sleegers – Wine Club Manager 


 Associate Producer Corey Wood has edited video versions of the interviews with Jay Drysdale, Marcus Ansems, Ned Bell, and Emily Walker. They can be found on YouTube https://youtu.be/uralP29wDOE





At Moon Curser

John Weber – Orofino

Bill Eggert – Fairview Cellars

Justin Hall – Nk’Mip Cellars

Chef Jeff van Geest – Miradoro