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Ep 43 | Derek Trucks of Tedeschi Trucks Band Podcast

This week, Terry takes a deep dive into the electric new album by Tedeschi Trucks Band. Derek Trucks tells Terry about everything that went into creating ‘Signs’, the fifth studio album from the twelve-piece blues group.

The podcast includes three tracks from the new record: “Hard Case,” “Shame,” and “They Don’t Shine.”

The Podcast interview with Derek Trucks took place a week ago.
This Friday the new Tedeschi Trucks Band Album Signs came out.
Hours later on  Friday,  band member and friend Kofi Burbridge’s repaired heart failed him.
Yet another friend of the band passed on.
Derek talks about recent losses and how it affected the band, their lives and their music.
This Podcast is dedicated to the life and legacy of Kofi Burbridge.

-TDM

Mulligan Stew Feb 16th 2019- Derek Trucks Interview

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5-7 MST Saturday on CKUA Radio

Here what I think sets Tedeschi Trucks apart from most other artists.
Most bands and solo artists have NO idea who came before them.
If you asked 10 bands who Delaney and Bonnie were or what role Mad Dogs and Englishmen played in rock history, I’m willing to bet very few would know the answers.
In his response to one of my questions about being a 12 piece band, Derek mentioned that they were simply carrying on the large group flag that those previous bands had stuck in the sand.

But both bands were totally honest and passionate about how great music should be played and how it should sound.
Call and response between voices and players.
Writing about things that mattered to them.
Social injustices.
Movements needing support.
The Allmann were like that.
The Dead as well.

They believe and I believe it’s imperative that the flame those early artists lit so many years ago should be kept burning.
Tedeschi Trucks Band Signs does all of that. And more.

Tedeschi Trucks Band will celebrate the album’s release with a performance at The Brooklyn Academy of Music on February 20th.
 
The special one-night performance follows a string of multi-night residencies at the Chicago Theater, Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium, the Saenger Theater in New Orleans and the Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C. – and marks the band’s first return to New York after their sold-out, six-night residency at the Beacon Theatre in October, which has become a highly-anticipated fall tradition for the band.
 
Tedeschi Trucks Band will continue to tour through 2019, including a spring run of shows in Europe, a return to the west coast, and their 5th annual Wheels of Soul tour this summer featuring special guests Blackberry Smoke and Shovels and Rope

PLAYLIST:

Mulligan StewFebruary 16 2019 
The Stew with Special Guest Derek Trucks  
they don’t shinetedescki trucks bandSigns
stay on the ridePatty Griffinchildren running through
Tears come rolling downColin JamesMiles to go
Old folks BoogieLittle FeatHotcakes and Outtakes
www.deanehouse.comComing UP – Derek Trucks Interview 
While my guitar gently weeps (live)Paul McCartney and Eric ClaptonConcert for George
Here I amRev Al GreenAnthology
www.mulliganstew.caNext – Greg Allman & Leon Russell. Then Derek 
Midnight Rider (live)Greg AllmanT-Bone presentsThe Speaking Clock Revue
Tight RopeLeon RussellCarney
Derek Trucks Interview part onetedescki trucks bandSigns
Walk through this lifeTedeschi Trucks BandSigns
Derek Trucks Interview part oneRAW interview at mulliganstew.ca 
Shametedescki trucks bandSigns
Signs – High Timestedescki trucks bandSigns
Find Derek Trucks Complete Interviewwww.mulliganstew.ca The Podcast 
Derek Trucks Interview part twowww.mulliganstew.ca Podcast RAW interview 
When will I begintedescki trucks bandSigns
Derek Trucks Part TwoPodcast at www.mulliganstew.ca 
Hard Casetedescki trucks bandsigns
Derek Trucks Interview Part two  
The Endingtedescki trucks bandSigns
Mulligan Stew – CKUA Radiowww.mulliganstew.ca 
Empire State of Mind(Part Two)Alicia KeysThe Element of Freedom
JosephineTaj MahalMaestro
www.coyotesbanff.comThe Stew – 23 years of Saturday Nights 
Coming UP – Strong WomenMavis. Annie. Jann.kd. 
No time for Crying (live)Mavis StaplesLive in London
I put a spell on youAnnie LennoxNostalgia
These are the daysJann ArdenThese are the days
Save MekdlangIngenue
Mulligan Stew Podcast (Google.Apple.Spotify)www.mulliganstew.ca 
ModerationFlorence and the MachineFlorence and the Machine
I love you more than words can sayOtis ReddingThe Definitive Otis Redding
Shrimp and Gritstedescki trucks bandRevalator

Mulligan Stew Feb 9th 2019- COLD Songs and Roy Forbes Interview

Listen Live!

CKUA Radio 5-7 MST

As it seriously begins to snow on the coast..

I saw a lot of Cold Talk last week..

Posts, opinions, FB and Twit.

‘So let’s go with the flow..

First hour of Mulligan Stew has songs with Cold in or around them.

 

Cold Shot – stevie ray Vaughn

Prairie Wind – Neil Young

Cold Cold Cold – Tom Waits

Cold irons Bound – Bob Dylan

Cold Cold Heart – Norah Jones

Cold Cold Cold – Little Feat

You have placed a “chill” in my heart – Annie Lennox Live

Cold Cold Wind – Jim Cuddy

Cold Sweat – James Brown

Celebrate the cold…on Mulligan Stew

Rocking Roy Forbes has a great show Sundays at 1 Mtn. High Noon Pacific. On CKUA Radio. 
Roy’s Record Room. 
He’s playing 22 records – all early rock and roll. All 78’s. I thought I’d find out what and why.  So I called him. And followed with little Richards greatest song everrrrrrr

 

FYI – this week’s Mulligan Stew Podcast is Dan Mangan

Friday – Edmonton

Saturday – Calgary

Sunday – Lethbridge

Also… Next week our guest is Derek Trucks about the new Tedeschi Trucks Album

After that Tom Wilson – New Lee HARVeY OsMOND

Thanks all – stay warm

PLAYLIST:

Mulligan StewFeb 9 2019 
Welcome to The StewTerry David Mulliganwww.mulliganstew.ca
cold shotstevie ray vaughncouldnt stand the weather
prairie windneil youngPrairie Wind
Cold Cold ColdTom WaitsFranks Wild years
www.deanehouse.comMulligan StewTDM
Cold Irons BoundBob DylanMasked and Anonymous
cold cold heartnorah jonescome away with me
www.mulliganstew.caStew radio. Stew Pod. Tasting Room Radio 
   
cold cold coldLittle FeatLittle Feat
You have placed a chill in my heart (live)Annie LennoxLive in Central park
cold cold windJim CuddyConstellation
Cold Sweat part 1James BrownGet On Up
Playlist atwww.mulliganstew.ca 
Already in love wth youGrayson HughBack to the soul
Valerie (live)Amy WinehouseLive at The BBC
Mulligan Stew PodcastPodcast on Apple. Google Play. SpotifySubscrine. Enjoy!
Rock me baby (live)The Rolling StonesFrom the vault: Sticky Fingers Live
Jersey Girl (live)Bruce Springsteen and the E Street BandLive 75/85
2:19John HammondWicked Grin
Handle with careThe Travelling WilburysTravelling Wilburys Vol 1
Here comes my girlTom Petty and the HeartbreakersGreatest Hits
this is mulligan stewwith td mulligan 
How many more yearsHowling WolfGreatest hits
www.mulliganstew.caNext – Rockin Roy Forbes 
Rockin Roy Forbes – InterviewRoy’s Record Room 
LucilleLittle Richardbest of
Honky Tonk Part OneBill Doggettbest of
Lucky OnesSue Foley and Jimmy VaughnThe Ice Queen
They don’t shineTedeschi Trucks BandSigns
www.coyotesbanff.comNEXT WEEK – Derek Trucks 
Peaks and ValleysDan ManganMore or Less
dan mangan featured onMulligan Stew PodcastHave a great weekend
Over the Rainbow/Wonderful WorldIZIZ Over the Rainbow
   

Ep 42 | Dan Mangan Podcast

 

Fresh off his recent JUNO nomination, singer-songwriter Dan Mangan joins Terry for a chat about his new career direction. The pair discusses audience reaction to his new album ‘More or Less’, his recent turn scoring films, and how time has changed his relationship with his early hit songs. The podcast features two tracks from Dan’s new record ‘More or Less’.

Mulligan Stew Feb 2nd 2019- Jay and Dan Talk Super Bowl. Dan Mangan Interview

Jay Onrait – Athabasca born. Writer of Anchor Boy and  More short tales from a very tall man. Ryerson trained. Big Breakfast groomed.

Nickname – Dickwad

Dan O’Toole – Has a degree in Animal Husbandry. CKVU-CFUN-CTV Edmonton-Fort Mac Oil Barons play call.

Nickname – Toolsie

The boys are talking football, the odds, the over and under, the half time show, what food they’re prepping and what drinks they recommend.

And because The Stew is a music-driven show I asked them about tunes they’ve been listening to in the car and what they would play during the game.

Jay was kind enough to tell me that I turned him on to the original Fleetwood Mac.

The one before Rumours blew them up.

So,  included in the 2 hours of music are Hypnotized and Lemon Squeezer Live. And Jeff Tweedy’s Warm album.

Toolsie had other thoughts.  He had been listening to Eddie Rabbit in the car. His Canadian choice was Colter Wall.

So back to back you get Driving my life away and Devil in a suit and tie.

The second half of the show has a feature on a great friend…Dan Mangan.

He’s just a tad hot these days.

Released a new album called More or Less on Arts and Crafts.

He’s just been nominated for a Juno for best Adult Alternative Album.

Currently on a tour across Canada that will take him to Europe.

Dates in Alberta this week:

Friday Edmonton

Saturday Calgary

Sunday Lethbridge

And on to Vancouver, Kelowna and Victoria.

Dan takes us through two of the tracks on More or Less…including

Just Fear

Which is it

And his cover of REM’s Losing my Religion from the Unspeakable Soundtrack.

 

Check out the rest of the playlist..

New Santana, New Tedeschi Trucks, Mark Knopfler.

We throw in Radiohead, Amy Winehouse, Los Lobos, Crusaders with BB King and a wicked live version of Pick up the Pieces by Average White Band and all stars live at Montreux.

Have a great weekend and an even better game

PLAYLIST:

Mulligan StewFeb 2 2019super bowl weekend
The Super Bowl Stew www.mulliganstew.ca 
in search of Mona LisaSantanaIn search of mona lisa
why get upFabulous Thunderbirdsthe essential Fab T’s
Hey hey ((Indians Coming)The Wild TchoupitoulasThe Wild Tchoupiloulas
Nobody does thatMark KnopflerDown the Road Wherever
www.deanehouse.comComing UP – Jay and Dan from TSN 
Hard CaseTedeschi Trucks BandHard Case
Two dogs and a boneLos LobosThe Town and the City
NEXT on The Super Bowl Stew Jay and Dan TSNwww.mulliganstew.ca 
Jay Onrait and Dan O’Toole TSNPodcast on Mulligan Stew 
driving my life awayeddie rabitt#1 Hits
The Devil wears a suit and tieColter WallImaginary Appalacia
Jay and Dan TSNhttps://www.tsn.ca/jay-and-dan/podcast 
HypnotizedFleetwood MacMystery to Me
Lemon Squeezer (live)Fleetwood MacLive 1969
Jay and Dan – Sports Centre TSNhttps://www.tsn.ca/jay-and-dan/podcast 
Bombs AwayJeff TweedyWarm
www.mulliganstew.caThe Home of The Stew. The Stew Podcast.Tasting Room Radio 
Pressure DropKeith Richards & Toots HibbardPressure Drop EP
Pick up the Pieces (live)Average White BandAWB – Bonus track Atlantic Family live at Montreux
ValerieMick Ronson & Amy WinehouseVersion digital
The thrill is goneCrusaders – BB KingLucky Thompson
The Super Bowl Weekend Mulligan Stewwww.mulliganstew.caMulligan Stew Podcast
www.coyotesbanff.comNEXT UP Dan Mangan 
High and DryRadioheadThe Bends
find Dan Mangan Podcast
Mulligan Stew Podcast (spotify.google play music.apple podcasts)
 
Dan Mangan InterviewDan ManganMore or Less
RobotsDan ManganNice Nice
Dan Mangan InterviewDan ManganMore or Less
Just FearDan ManganMore or Less
Dan Mangan Interview  
which is itDan ManganMore or Less
Dan Mangan Interview  
Losing my ReligionDan ManganUnspeakable soundtrack
Thank you for listening to The Superbowl StewEnjoy your weekend and The Game 
   

January 26th, 2019 -Victoria Whisky Festival and Awards

2019 Victoria Whisky Festival and Awards –  Year 14

“This year’s Victoria Whisky Festival occurred just as Canadian officials were conducting prohibition-style raids, confiscating whisky bottles in bars in Vancouver and Victoria.

Beyond this, however, the festival features top-level whiskeys and master classes, and serves as a focal point for the latest revival of Canadian whiskies from large and smaller independent operations alike now gaining momentum.”

Forbes Magazine ( 10 Whisky Festivals that you have to go to if you love whisky)

 This special is another journey of discovery for me.

Growing up I had no idea that whisky even existed and now I’m trying to discover what makes whisky such a favorite to millions of people worldwide.

It helps that there are no dog whiskeys in Victoria. Quite simply they showcase some of the very best whiskeys ever made.

Canada is right in the middle of the whisky boom. They have retaken their place in the whisky world after years of so-so releases.

A number of our guests are directly responsible for bringing back Canadian Whisky to World-class levels.

 My thanks to Heather Leary for her support with this project.

 Our pal Corey Wood recorded all of the interviews and bottle shots As seen below:

Iain Hooey

Iain Hooey is a founder and organizer of the Victoria Whisky Festival.

Davin de Kergommeaux

Davin is Chairman of the Judges for the Canadian Whisky Awards and author of Canadian Whisky: The New Portable Expert. A certified Malt Maniac he has been writing and talking about whisky for over two decades.

Don Livermore    

  J.P. Wiser’s Master Blender Don Livermore has an MS and Ph.D in Brewing and Distilling from Edinburgh’s Heriot Watt University. Don’s whiskies received numerous medals at the  Canadian Whisky Awards and J.P. Wiser’s was awarded Distillery of the Year

John Hall

Master Distiller John Hall founded Forty Creek Distillery, pioneered Canadian Whisky’s return to prominence in the United States and Canada. Hall was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Canadian Whisky Awards in 2015.


Tish Harcus 

Tish Harcus is brand ambassador for Canadian Club, marking 30 years of bringing this whisky to the world. Canadian Club was a finalist for Canadian Whisky of the Year – their 41-year-old received the award for best Connoisseur Whisky Domestic at  Canadian Whisky Awards. They also took home several medals.

Allisa Henley        Distiller –  Sazerac  Tennessee

Sazerac  owns Buffalo Trace and Barton 1792 in Kentucky

Just a few years ago Henley was employed as distiller at the George Dickel Distillery in Tullahoma, Tennessee, a facility still capable of making more than two million proof gallons of whiskey each year.

But in 2015, Allisa accepted a position at a new distillery in northeastern Tennessee, built to make Popcorn Sutton’s whiskey.

There, Henley and partner John Lunn made distillate according to a recipe developed by legendary moonshiner Popcorn Sutton, essentially a bourbon mash bill (corn, rye, malt) augmented with sugar.

No name yet for this new label but expectations are high.

STORIES WE’RE WORKING ON

  • Vancouver Wine Festival
  • Kutastas Vineyards – Salt Spring Island
  • Aquilini Wines – Red Mountain, Washington
  • The Californians

 

Mulligan Stew January 19th 2019-Remembering Clydie King

 

“she was my ultimate singing partner. No one ever came close. We were two
soul mates”  Bob Dylan.

One of the very best voices in pop, rock, and soul has been lost.

Unless you read liner notes and credits behind your music over the last
30-40 years you may never have heard of Clydie King.

Background singer without peer. She died Jan 7th. She was 75

Where and when might I have heard her?

Check this out

Tumbling Dice-Rolling Stones

You’re no good – Linda Ronstadt

Sweet Home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynyrd

BB King

Joe Cocker

Steely Dan

Toured with Ray Charles

Arlo Guthrie

Elton John

Many tracks with Bob Dylan.

The list is almost endless…Singing live – she could steal a show from right underneath your nose.

We remember Clydie King.

The Stew starts with

Serve Somebody – Dylan

Heart of Mine – Dylan

Sweet Home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynyrd

Got strong tracks from

Marvin Gaye,  Chuck Berry, Santana, Big Headed Todd and the Monsters, Jack
Johnson, Molly Johnson, James Taylor, Peter Green, U2 and a whole lot more.

The stew includes:

Joan Armatrading

Frazey Ford

Susan Tedeschi

Etta James

And we finish with Hey Jude!!

Enjoy!

PLAYLIST:

Mulligan Stew = The MusicalStarring Ryan Reynolds as tdmJan 19 2019
serve somebody (live)bob dylantrouble no m ore Vol 13
heart of mine (live)bob dylantrouble no more Vol 13
Sweet home AlabamaLynnyrd SkynyrdSecond helping
www.deanehouse.comComing UP on The Stew – Marvin Gaye & Etta James 
love and affectionJoan ArmatradingBest of
rumbleBill FrisellGuitar ijn the space age
Mulligan Stewwww.mulliganstew.ca 
Let’s get it onMarvin GayeThis is Marvin Gaye
Come to mama (live)Etta James with the Roots BandBurning down the house
TD Mulligan – The Stew Year 23  
September Fields (Acoustic)Frazey Ford
Angel from Montgomery (live)Susan TedeschiLive from Austin, Tx
I still haven’t foundU2Joshua Tree Deluxe
Let it rockChuck Berry (with Johnny Johnson)Rockin’ at the Hops
Mulligan Stew Podcastthis week Alfonso Cuaron talks ROMASpotify. Google Play. Itunes
Kissing my loveBig Headed Todd and the MonstersKissing my love
everybodys everythingSantanaBest of
Not fade awayjames taylorcovers (deluxe)
Born under a bad signPeter GreenLittle dreamer
East bay All dayTower of Powereast bay all day
www.mulliganstew.caTDMulligan 
Home at lastSteely DanAja
It makes no difference (live)The Band (Rick Danko)The Last Waltz
Coming Up on the StewJack Johnson. Molly Johnson. Neil. Beatles 
Cry Cry Cry (live)Jack Johnson and FriendsBest of Kokua festival
Inner city bluesMolly JohnsonMeaning to tell ya
www.coyotesbanff.comMulligan Stew Podcast (Spotify. Google play. Apple Podcasts) 
Oye como vaSantanathis is Santana
Long may you runNeil YoungStill-Young Band
Thank you for listening and DONATINGwww.mulliganstew.ca NEW Site 
Hey JudeThe BeatlesRemastered

Winter Whites!-Tasting Room Radio-January 19th 2019

Winter White Wines – If they exist, what are they? 

THE SHOW

It was a comment about a year ago. Almost blew by me. A winemaker used the phrase “I’m making Winter Whites”.

I’m sorry – what?

 

“A Winter White – what is that?

Well,  it’s a white wine that has enough texture and mouth feel to pair with Winter roasts, stews, soups, root vegetables etc.

OK..what whites have that ability?”

That’s where the whole idea got started.  This hour is dedicated to focusing in on white wines than can carry their weight through the Winter.

I sought out winemakers and wine experts who could explain Winter Whites and then recommend wines we could get our hands on.

Our guests include:

Chris Rielly – Head Sommelier at (David Hawksworth’s)  Nightingale Restaurant in Vancouver

https://hawknightingale.com/

Nightingale Restaurant

Ben MacPhee-Sigurdson – Drinks Editor Winnipeg Free Press https://www.winealign.com/profile/43820-Ben-MacPhee-Sigurdson

Kurtis Kolt – Georgia Straight Wine Writer http://www.kurtiskolt.com/

Rhys Pender – Master of Wine  https://www.mastersofwine.org/en/meet-the-masters/profile/index.cfm/id/dfb8a043-5e4b-e211-a20600155d6d822c

Michaela Morris – Wine writer and judge  https://michaelamorris.ca/

Jason Parkes – Winemaker The Hatch https://thehatchwines.com/ 

Jason Parkes – Winemaker The Hatch

Valeria Tait – GM and Winemaker at Bench 1775  https://www.bench1775.com/

Val Tait

Kathy Malone – Winemaker at Hillside https://www.hillsidewinery.ca/

Kathy Malone

If you join us for the hour you will indeed find out that Winter Whites do exist and we’ll tell you which wines to look for.

Here’s Chris Rielly’s List

Chris Rielly Head Sommelier at Nightingale

2016 Clos du Soleil Capella Sauvignon Blanc/Semillion Similkameen Valley

2013 Haywire Vintage Bubb Okanagan Valley

2016 Gustave Lorentz Pinot Gris Alsace France

2016 Pietradolce Carricante Etna Bianco Sicily Italy

2017 Yalumba “Y” Series Viognier South Australia Aus

Here’s Ben’s List:

 

Ben MacPhee-Sigurdson

d’Arenberg The Hermit Crab Viognier Marsanne (McLaren Vale, Australia)

$23 Everything Wine

Guigal 2016 Cotes du Rhone white (Cotes du Rhone, France)

$29 Everything Wine

60% Viognier, 15% Roussanne, 10% Marsanne, 8 % Clairette, 5% Bourboulenc, 2% Grenache blanc.

Torres 2017 Esmerelda (Catalunya, Spain)

$16.99 BCLDB

Moscatel and Gewurztraminer, spice and stone/tropical fruit with a hint of sweetness.

Testalonga Baby Bandito “Keep on Punching” Chenin Blanc (Swartland, South Africa)

The Winemakers have lots of suggestions. FYI – One name that pops up three times is Ava from Le Vieux Pin.

STORIES WE’RE WORKING ON

New small wineries to watch.

Van Wine Festival

The Californians

Aquilini Family . Red Mountain wines.

Victoria Whisky Festival

Kutatas- Salt Spring Island

 

 

Ep 39 | Alfonso Cuarón on Roma Podcast

 

Jan 12, 2019

Academy Award-winning director Alfonso Cuarón talks to Terry about his new Golden Globe-winning film Roma. The film offers a very personal take on Alfonso’s upbringing in Mexico City and is centered on a young indigenous woman named Cleo who works as a maid for Alfonso’s middle-class family. The director, writer, producer, and editor talks about the inception of the film, and why he absolutely had to tell the story, following his success with blockbusters like Gravity and Children of Men.

How personal was this journey? Alfonso directed, wrote the screenplay, was the cinematographer, and the co-editor. It’s meant as an apology to Cleo and every one of the family household staff.

January 12th, 2019- The Four F’s!

Year Seven of The Four F’s

(Food. Fishing. Fluids and Friends)

As all good things sometimes do..it started with a “what if”.

 What if I put together some of my food and wine friends who loved fishing – and we all went fishing together but we also brought along wines we wanted to share and food we wanted to cook?

John, Mark, Terry and Rhys

 Except for several years when one of them was just too damn busy,  the friends line up has been pretty much the same.

Here are some links on “the friends”

Basically, these are gents and artists you would love to hang with.

 

Chef Mark Filatow  Waterfront Bistro  (Kelowna)  https://waterfrontrestaurant.ca

John Weber – Orofino Wines (Similkameen)  https://www.orofinovineyards.com/about-2/

Rhys Pender – Little Farm Wines (Similkameen) and Master of Wine.  http://littlefarmwinery.ca/

John Weber, Mark Filatow, Rhys Pender

The really interesting thing with this group is that at times the fishing is EVERYTHING.

Then the Wines become EVERYTHING.

Then the food becomes EVERYTHING.

 

We dive into all three with a shared passion that seems to know no bounds.

 

For example –

Fishing – Except for this year we have always fly fished in the interior of BC. Skitchine Lodge, Cathedral Lakes, 7  Half Diamond Ranch , Tunkwa Lake.

This year we head for Campbell River on Vancouver Island and some Salmon Fishing.

Gowlland-Harbour-Resort-Outdoor-Patio

Our home base was the gorgeous Gowlland Harbour Resort on the jewel known as Quadra Island, just off downtown Campbell River.

And most importantly,  our guide was one of the very best Mark Stewart from East West Charters in Campbell River.

http://eastwestcharters.com/

TDM & Mark Stewart

So, here’s Mark with a boat build for four..now holding 5. As the rods went off..all four reaching for the now bouncing rod.

Surprisingly, it all went very well thanks to Mark Stewart and his 28 years of experience. We caught and released lots of wild coho..kept one hatchery coho.

John caught a Spring and everyone caught sockeye and pinks.

We were chased by dolphins who surfed in the wake of the boat as we cut through the water. Exhilarating!

We tasted Moscato d ‘Asti for breakfast..memorable.

Wines – We each like to bring wines that we think the group would find interesting.

A grand total of 22-25,  depending on who you talk to.

Wines from Croatia that Mark brought back from his summer trip there.

I brought a Viognier from France

John from Italy and Orofino.

Rhys from EVERYWHERE. Palo Portado for one

A Spectacular Education.

Chef Mark Filatow

Food – Chef Mark has always traditionally brought to these trips his gift of making something truly special from an assorted bag of goodies.

We know there will always be two Tomahawk Chops from Two River Meats in North Vancouver.

Tomahawk Chop

He’s usually chosen to cook these on an open campfire but this year we had the luxury of a BBQ. (In the Dark)

The rest of the meal started with a charcuterie board that was outstanding  It truly challenged the wines..

Including N’Duja made from #cheamviewranch pork from @tworiversmeats and @medleyorganics espelettes

Salad..exploded on the plates. Lobster mushrooms with toasted corn gnocchi and glazed delicata squash.

I dream about these meals..before and long after.

Let me finish by thanking those who helped make this wonderful trip happen.

The guys for one.  They all are busy.

John and Rhys were just starting their vineyard harvest. Mark Filatow may be the busiest chef in the Okanagan.

A minor miracle that they freed up.

Thanks go out to Mark and Anita Stewart. A formidable Team –  Son and Mother.

 

The staff at Tourism VI for the assist and support. https://www.tourismvi.ca/

The staff at Gowlland Harbour Resort/Quadra Island https://twitter.com/GowllandHarbour

Shawna Gardham for support and encouragement right from the start.

STORIES WE’RE WORKING ON

 

New wineries to watch for.

Kutatas – Salt Spring Island

Frank Gigliotti changes the name of the game

Vancouver  Wine Festival: Hello California!!

The Aquilini Wines from Red Mountain

BC Spring Releases