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Jan 4th 2014

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Tasting Room Radio B_BANNER2
 
It seemed too good to be true. An offer to not only visit Barolo during harvest but also attend the Truffle Festival in Alba as the guest of Batasiolo. Begun in 1882, Batasiolo started with just 7 acres. They have become a winery that makes 10% of all Barolos. Our host: Fiorenzo Dogliani. A family so ingrained in the Piedmont wine region that they have a town named after them. Join us – Barolo and Truffles?  It IS a dream come true!

THE SHOW

Il Boscareto Hotel and SpaFor centuries Dogliani has been a name synonymous with the distinctive wines of Piedmont. Both as a picturesque town that has long been famous for wines produced from Dolcetto – Dolcetto di Dogliani – and today as the family surname of one of Piedmont’s most famous producers of Barolo. Il boscaretoFiorenzo Dogliani, CEO of the Dogliani family’s Beni di Batasiolo winery, runs the family enterprise, Batasiolo SPA. In addition to the winery, Batasiolo SPA has embraced a wine-country destination lifestyle with its newly built, 38-room luxury hotel and spa, Il Boscareto which was opened in Serralunga d’Alba in 2009.

Il Boscareto Hotel and Spa

The Dogliani family’s winegrowing history spans four generations in Italy’s Piedmont region and traces its origin to just seven and a half acres of Nebbiolo vines in Barolo. With the launch of Beni di Batasiolo in 1978, the company’s vineyard holdings now total 345 acres from nine vineyard sites and four growing regions: Barolo, La Morra, Monforte D’Alba and Serralunga D’Alba.

Fiorenzo Dogliani

Fiorenzo Dogliani


As CEO, Fiorenzo directs the company from the Beni di Batasiolo winery located in La Morra Cuneo. In the late 1950s, Fiorenzo is credited with reaching beyond the borders of Piedmont to market the family’s wines to restaurateurs in nearby Milan. It was this bold first move that established a presence for the company’s wines on the domestic market and foreshadowed Fiorenzo’s future role as an evangelist for the Piedmont region on the world market.   Fiorenzo was among the first Piedmontese winegrowers to travel extensively to promote his wines   Fiorenzo’s early efforts helped raise visibility for the company’s long-lived Barolo and Barbaresco wines and establish a reputation for quality, one that is rigorously pursued at Batasiolo. By 1979 he was traveling to New York and Toronto introducing the trade and consumers alike to joys of Nebbiolo, an effort that helped speed the evolution of American palates at the time towards the appreciation of dry, sophisticated wines.    
Richardo March

Richardo March


Canada is the number four market in the World for Batasiolo.  In order to talk to Fiorenzo and also travel the Piedmont district we needed a translator, wine expert and driver and we found him in Richardo March. Director of US and Canada sales for Batasiolo.

 
 
www.batasiolo.com http://www.boissetfamilyestates.com http://www.barolodibarolo.com/inglese/ http://www.lonelyplanet.com/italy/liguria-piedmont-and-valle-daosta/piedmont
 

Kimberly and Ziggy in Alba

Kimberly and Ziggy in Alba


 
Also along for the trip and guesting on the special were:   Our host and organizer of the trip … Kimberly Charles – Charles Communications &  Associates in San Francisco. http://www.charlescomm.com/     Ziggy Eschliman,  known to most simply as The Wine Gal. Her radio shows are broadcast throughout wine country and are available on the internet. As a leading American speaker, consultant, and wine writer. Ziggy is a driving force behind a national movement toward making wine hip, fun and accessible. http://www.ziggythewinegal.com
 
 
 
 
 
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The World Wine Guys - Mike and Jeff in Alba

 
 
The World Wine Guys MIKE  DeSIMONE and JEFF JENSSEN, also known as the World Wine Guys, are wine, spirits, food, and travel writers, educators, and hosts. They are award winning journalists as well as best selling and award winning authors. Mike and Jeff are the Entertaining and Lifestyle Editors at Wine Enthusiast Magazine and are regular travel and wine contributors for The Huffington Post. DeSimone and Jenssen are the authors of the best-selling Wines Of The Southern Hemisphere. Mike and Jeff are members of the International Food, Wine, and Travel Writers Association, The Society of Wine Educators, and The James Beard Foundation.   http://worldwineguys.com/    
 
 
 
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    The Truffle Master   The famous ‘Tartufo d’Alba‘ is a marvelous gift of nature and a symbol of the rich cuisine of Piemonte.   The truffle was known in antiquity, not just for its inherent culinary qualities but also as an aphrodisiac! Scientists discovered that truffles contain a volatile alcohol with a strong musk flavor, a chemical brother of testosterone. No doubt this is something the ancients knew all along. The secret to enjoying the truffle is to avoid using it with other strong flavors. It is perhaps best served as an antipasti, buttered on whole meal toast or over pasta as shards with butter and parmigiano reggiano cheese.   In a country where food equates with love as one of life’s great pleasures, ‘tartufi’ are literally worth their weight in gold. The delicate white truffle variety, only served raw, grows in Northern Italy and Umbria. Piedmonte is the heart of white truffle country, where the famous Alba festival provides a magnificent backdrop of Romanesque ruins, Gothic spires and Baroque bell towers every October.   Thank you Batasiolo. Thank you Kimberly and thank you Italy!!
The name says it all    
 

Stories we are working on:

 

  • Ethan Hawke – Actor. Director. Food and Wine Fan
  • Nicolo D’Afflito from Frescobaldi
  • Stefano Chiarlo at the PALAS Cerequio La Morra in Barol
  •  Jorge Riccitelli –  (Norton) World Winemaker of the year 2012        
  • David Scofield and Alberto Antonini – The growth of their BC Wines

TDM's top album picks for 2013

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Here are Terry’s favourite albums of 2013:

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5. The High Bar Gang Lost and Undone 
(True North Records)
Available on: iTunes
Unlike any other record released this year. The title says it all – these are lost songs given new life. A fine mix of Gospel and Country/folk/bluegrass, it’s old songs made new with layers of real voices and very real instruments, all watched over by the ears of Ry Cooder.
See them live. Delightful.

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4. Blue Rodeo In our Nature
 (Warner Music)
Available on: iTunes
Because they’ve been making great music for two generations of Canadians, the question is ‘Do we take them for granted’? I think we do. This really is Greg Keelor’s LP, not that Jim Cuddy disappears but Greg had a lot to say and sing. It’s fair to say that Blue Rodeo are the sound of Canada. High Country Harmonies.

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3. Serena Ryder Harmony 
(Capitol/Universal)
Available on: iTunes
Yes the LP was released late 2012 but it spent its sensational life being discovered all during 2013. Gold and Platinum status awarded in 2013. A whole new voice for Serena.
More please.

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2. Lee Harvey Osmond The Folk Sinner 
(Latent Recordings)
Available on: iTunes
The pride of Hamilton, Ontario – the ever shifting, ever changing Tom Wilson, of Blackie and the Rodeo Kings. This is his side project – something to keep him off the streets and out of the gangs. Some side project!!

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1. Arcade Fire Reflektor
 (Merge Records)
Available on: iTunes
Will show up on everybody’s best of list this year. A Grammy for Album of the Year, a sensational club concert after SNL, a 20-minute film Here Comes The Night and so much more. But that’s all filigree. This is all about the music. Each and every song is complete and connected to the next. A true LP, the likes of which we haven’t seen since the Beatles. And they’re Canadian eh!!

TDM’s Album picks for 2013

hello

Here are Terry’s favourite albums of 2013:

HighBar150x150.png


5. The High Bar Gang Lost and Undone 
(True North Records)
Available on: iTunes
Unlike any other record released this year. The title says it all – these are lost songs given new life. A fine mix of Gospel and Country/folk/bluegrass, it’s old songs made new with layers of real voices and very real instruments, all watched over by the ears of Ry Cooder.
See them live. Delightful.


blue12150x150.png


4. Blue Rodeo In our Nature
 (Warner Music)
Available on: iTunes
Because they’ve been making great music for two generations of Canadians, the question is ‘Do we take them for granted’? I think we do. This really is Greg Keelor’s LP, not that Jim Cuddy disappears but Greg had a lot to say and sing. It’s fair to say that Blue Rodeo are the sound of Canada. High Country Harmonies.

 

 

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3. Serena Ryder Harmony 
(Capitol/Universal)
Available on: iTunes
Yes the LP was released late 2012 but it spent its sensational life being discovered all during 2013. Gold and Platinum status awarded in 2013. A whole new voice for Serena.
More please.

 

 

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2. Lee Harvey Osmond The Folk Sinner (Latent Recordings)
Available on: iTunes
The pride of Hamilton, Ontario – the ever shifting, ever changing Tom Wilson, of Blackie and the Rodeo Kings. This is his side project – something to keep him off the streets and out of the gangs. Some side project!!

 

 

reflektor150x150.png


1. Arcade Fire Reflektor
 (Merge Records)
Available on: iTunes
Will show up on everybody’s best of list this year. A Grammy for Album of the Year, a sensational club concert after SNL, a 20-minute film Here Comes The Night and so much more. But that’s all filigree. This is all about the music. Each and every song is complete and connected to the next. A true LP, the likes of which we haven’t seen since the Beatles. And they’re Canadian eh!!

TDM's Album picks for 2013

hello

Here are Terry’s favourite albums of 2013:

HighBar150x150.png


5. The High Bar Gang Lost and Undone 
(True North Records)
Available on: iTunes
Unlike any other record released this year. The title says it all – these are lost songs given new life. A fine mix of Gospel and Country/folk/bluegrass, it’s old songs made new with layers of real voices and very real instruments, all watched over by the ears of Ry Cooder.
See them live. Delightful.

blue12150x150.png


4. Blue Rodeo In our Nature
 (Warner Music)
Available on: iTunes
Because they’ve been making great music for two generations of Canadians, the question is ‘Do we take them for granted’? I think we do. This really is Greg Keelor’s LP, not that Jim Cuddy disappears but Greg had a lot to say and sing. It’s fair to say that Blue Rodeo are the sound of Canada. High Country Harmonies.
 
 

sernea150x150.png


3. Serena Ryder Harmony 
(Capitol/Universal)
Available on: iTunes
Yes the LP was released late 2012 but it spent its sensational life being discovered all during 2013. Gold and Platinum status awarded in 2013. A whole new voice for Serena.
More please.
 
 

leeharvey150x150.png

 
2. Lee Harvey Osmond The Folk Sinner (Latent Recordings)
Available on: iTunes
The pride of Hamilton, Ontario – the ever shifting, ever changing Tom Wilson, of Blackie and the Rodeo Kings. This is his side project – something to keep him off the streets and out of the gangs. Some side project!!
 
 

reflektor150x150.png


1. Arcade Fire Reflektor
 (Merge Records)
Available on: iTunes
Will show up on everybody’s best of list this year. A Grammy for Album of the Year, a sensational club concert after SNL, a 20-minute film Here Comes The Night and so much more. But that’s all filigree. This is all about the music. Each and every song is complete and connected to the next. A true LP, the likes of which we haven’t seen since the Beatles. And they’re Canadian eh!!

Jan 1st 2014

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Tasting Room Radio AB_BANNER   It seemed too good to be true. An offer to not only visit Barolo during harvest but also attend the Truffle Festival in Alba as the guest of Batasiolo. Begun in 1882, Batasiolo started with just 7 acres. They have become a winery that makes 10% of all Barolos. Our host: Fiorenzo Dogliani. A family so ingrained in the Piedmont wine region that they have a town named after them. Join us – Barolo and Truffles?  It IS a dream come true!

THE SHOW

Il Boscareto Hotel and SpaFor centuries Dogliani has been a name synonymous with the distinctive wines of Piedmont. Both as a picturesque town that has long been famous for wines produced from Dolcetto – Dolcetto di Dogliani – and today as the family surname of one of Piedmont’s most famous producers of Barolo. Il boscaretoFiorenzo Dogliani, CEO of the Dogliani family’s Beni di Batasiolo winery, runs the family enterprise, Batasiolo SPA. In addition to the winery, Batasiolo SPA has embraced a wine-country destination lifestyle with its newly built, 38-room luxury hotel and spa, Il Boscareto which was opened in Serralunga d’Alba in 2009.

Il Boscareto Hotel and Spa

The Dogliani family’s winegrowing history spans four generations in Italy’s Piedmont region and traces its origin to just seven and a half acres of Nebbiolo vines in Barolo. With the launch of Beni di Batasiolo in 1978, the company’s vineyard holdings now total 345 acres from nine vineyard sites and four growing regions: Barolo, La Morra, Monforte D’Alba and Serralunga D’Alba.

Fiorenzo Dogliani

Fiorenzo Dogliani


As CEO, Fiorenzo directs the company from the Beni di Batasiolo winery located in La Morra Cuneo. In the late 1950s, Fiorenzo is credited with reaching beyond the borders of Piedmont to market the family’s wines to restaurateurs in nearby Milan. It was this bold first move that established a presence for the company’s wines on the domestic market and foreshadowed Fiorenzo’s future role as an evangelist for the Piedmont region on the world market.   Fiorenzo was among the first Piedmontese winegrowers to travel extensively to promote his wines   Fiorenzo’s early efforts helped raise visibility for the company’s long-lived Barolo and Barbaresco wines and establish a reputation for quality, one that is rigorously pursued at Batasiolo. By 1979 he was traveling to New York and Toronto introducing the trade and consumers alike to joys of Nebbiolo, an effort that helped speed the evolution of American palates at the time towards the appreciation of dry, sophisticated wines.    
Richardo March

Richardo March


Canada is the number four market in the World for Batasiolo.  In order to talk to Fiorenzo and also travel the Piedmont district we needed a translator, wine expert and driver and we found him in Richardo March. Director of US and Canada sales for Batasiolo.

 
 
www.batasiolo.com http://www.boissetfamilyestates.com http://www.barolodibarolo.com/inglese/ http://www.lonelyplanet.com/italy/liguria-piedmont-and-valle-daosta/piedmont
 

Kimberly and Ziggy in Alba

Kimberly and Ziggy in Alba


 
Also along for the trip and guesting on the special were:   Our host and organizer of the trip … Kimberly Charles – Charles Communications &  Associates in San Francisco. http://www.charlescomm.com/     Ziggy Eschliman,  known to most simply as The Wine Gal. Her radio shows are broadcast throughout wine country and are available on the internet. As a leading American speaker, consultant, and wine writer. Ziggy is a driving force behind a national movement toward making wine hip, fun and accessible. http://www.ziggythewinegal.com
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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The World Wine Guys - Mike and Jeff in Alba

 
 
The World Wine Guys MIKE  DeSIMONE and JEFF JENSSEN, also known as the World Wine Guys, are wine, spirits, food, and travel writers, educators, and hosts. They are award winning journalists as well as best selling and award winning authors. Mike and Jeff are the Entertaining and Lifestyle Editors at Wine Enthusiast Magazine and are regular travel and wine contributors for The Huffington Post. DeSimone and Jenssen are the authors of the best-selling Wines Of The Southern Hemisphere. Mike and Jeff are members of the International Food, Wine, and Travel Writers Association, The Society of Wine Educators, and The James Beard Foundation.   http://worldwineguys.com/    
 
 
 
 
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    The Truffle Master   The famous ‘Tartufo d’Alba‘ is a marvelous gift of nature and a symbol of the rich cuisine of Piemonte.   The truffle was known in antiquity, not just for its inherent culinary qualities but also as an aphrodisiac! Scientists discovered that truffles contain a volatile alcohol with a strong musk flavor, a chemical brother of testosterone. No doubt this is something the ancients knew all along. The secret to enjoying the truffle is to avoid using it with other strong flavors. It is perhaps best served as an antipasti, buttered on whole meal toast or over pasta as shards with butter and parmigiano reggiano cheese.   In a country where food equates with love as one of life’s great pleasures, ‘tartufi’ are literally worth their weight in gold. The delicate white truffle variety, only served raw, grows in Northern Italy and Umbria. Piedmonte is the heart of white truffle country, where the famous Alba festival provides a magnificent backdrop of Romanesque ruins, Gothic spires and Baroque bell towers every October.   Thank you Batasiolo. Thank you Kimberly and thank you Italy!!
The name says it all    
 

Stories we are working on:

 

  • Ethan Hawke – Actor. Director. Food and Wine Fan
  • Nicolo D’Afflito from Frescobaldi
  • Stefano Chiarlo at the PALAS Cerequio La Morra in Barol
  •  Jorge Riccitelli –  (Norton) World Winemaker of the year 2012        
  • David Scofield and Alberto Antonini – The growth of their BC Wines

Mulligan Stew Dec 28th

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Playlist:

Its the New years Stew T David Pellican www.mulliganstew.ca
Stay on the Ride Patti Griffin Children Running Through
Helpless kd lang Recollections
Drifting Snow Blackie and the Rodeo Kings South
Fools like me Eric Clapton Give me Strength – 74/75
Hold On Ana Popovic Still making Histry
Shake your Hips The Rolling Stones Exile on Main Street
Playlist can be found mulliganstew.ca Be right back
Stoop so Low Gov’t Mule /Dr John Shout
Natural Man Rod Stewart Rarities
Things I used to do Stevie Ray Vaughn Live at Carnegie Hall
Be my Somebody Norah Jones Not too late
Message in a Bottle John Mayer Any Given Thursday
a break in the new years action mulliganstew.ca
Running on Faith Eric Clapton Unplugged (Deluxe)
Rolling Man Fleetwood mac Shrine 69
Tougher than the Rest Belle Starr Belle Starr
I will Wait Mumford and Sons Babel
Trouble Man (live) Marvin Gaye Live at London Palladium
Cassie Taylor Interview Interview Blues on Whyte Dec 29/Jan 4
Gone and Dead Cassie Taylor Out of my Mind
Cassie Taylor Interview Interview
That’s my Man Cassie Taylor Out of my Mind
Cassie Taylor Interview
No Ring Blues Cassie Taylor Out of my mind
Get up Stand Up Bob Marley Legend

December 28th, 2013

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Tasting Room Radio B_BANNER2
The Wine Diva has her last and possibly best list for 2013.
The Top 50 wines of 2013. They’re all $20 plus wines and 90 point ratings or better.
PLUS The Best of Her Bubble List.   The Diva is here to finish off your year in style.
Two great chefs have at it. David Hawksworth (Hawksworth) sits down with LA’s Suzanne Goin (AOC)and seriously talk food!!
Mark Simpson has created BC Wine Studios in Okanagan Falls. We’ll tell you what it means for all you wine fans out there.
One of the World’s best vegetarian chefs and authors, Irelands Denis Cotter, visits Hastings House on  Salt Spring Island.


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THE SHOW

 I’ve always said Daenna van Mulligen – The Wine Diva – loves her lists.

Wine Diva

Wine Diva


Here’s the last one of 2013.
It’s  her wines of the Year. 90 plus points, so you know they’re top end wines.
They range from $20.00 and up.
Also, because New Years is right around the corner Daenna has included some of her best Bubbles. She is a huge fan of the Bubble.
 
Here’s her top 50 master list – For all the details check out www.winediva.ca

Rodney Strong Pinot Noir Russian River Valley California
Marotti Campi ‘Orgiolo’ Lacrima di Morro d’Alba Superiore DOC, Marche Italy
Longview ‘Devils Elbow’ Cabernet Sauvignon, Adelaide Hills Australia
Musella Valpolicella Superiore Ripasso, Veneto Italy
Clos De Los Siete, Mendoza Argentina
Cellers Fuentes ‘Finca El Puig’, DOC Priorat Spain
Luis Segundo Correas ‘Valle Las Acequias’ Malbec Oak, Mendoza Argentina
Black Hills Estate Winery “Nota Bene”, Okanagan Valley BC
La Stella ‘Fortissimo’ Selezione di Famiglia, Okanagan Valley BC
Balthasar Ress Hattenheimer Schutzenhaus Riesling, Rheingau Germany
Perseus Cabernet Sauvignon ‘Select Lots’, Okanagan Valley BC
Langmeil ‘Valley Floor’ Shiraz, Barossa Valley Australia
Ruffino ‘Riserva Ducale’ Chianti Classico DOCG, Tuscany Italy
Domaine Zinck Muscat, Alsace France
Tenuta Guado Al Tasso ‘Il Bruciato’ DOC Bolgheri, Tuscany Italy
Santa Rita ‘Medalla Real’ Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon, Maipo Valley Chile
Blue Mountain Vineyard and Cellars Brut Rose, Okanagan Valley
Tinhorn Creek Oldfield Series Syrah, Okanagan Valley BC
Fort Berens Estate Winery Meritage, British Columbia
Gold Hill Viognier I, Okanagan Valley BC
Black Sage Vineyard Cabernet Franc, Okanagan Valley BC
Trivento Golden Reserve Malbec, Lujan de Cuyo Argentina
Antinori ‘Peppoli’, DOCG Chianti Classico, Tuscany Italy
Burrowing Owl Estate Syrah, Okanagan Valley BC
Tommasi Viticoltori “Ripasso” Valpolicella Veneto Italy
Catena Malbec, Mendoza Argentina
JoieFarm ‘En Famille’ Reserve Pinot Noir, Okanagan Valley
Road 13 ‘Jackpot’ Chenin Blanc, Okanagan Valley BC
Clos du Soleil ‘Grower’s Series Makepeace’ Merlot, Similkameen Valley BC
CedarCreek Platinum Riesling ‘Block 3’, Okanagan Valley BC
Belle Glos ‘Dairyman Vineyard’ Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley Sonoma California
Painted Rock Syrah, Okanagan Valley BC
Laughing Stock Vineyards Syrah, Okanagan Valley BC
TIME Estate Winery White Meritage, Okanagan Valley, BC
Jorge Ordonez ‘Botani’ Moscatel Seco, Sierras de Malaga DOC
Castiglion Del Bosco Rosso di Montalcino DOC, Tuscany Italy
Allegrini Palazzo della Torre, Veronese, Veneto Italy
Bodega Vistalba ‘Corte B’, Mendoza Argentina
Josef Chromy Pinot Noir, Tasmania Australia
Moon Curser ‘Afraid of the Dark’, Okanagan Valley BC
Vasse Felix Shiraz, Margaret River Australia
Chateau Miraval Rose, Cotes de Provence, France
Rocland Estate ‘Chocolate Box’ GSM, Barossa Valley Australia
Howling Bluff ‘Summa Quies” Pinot Noir Reserve, Okanagan Valley BC
Quails’ Gate Stewart Family Reserve Pinot Noir, Okanagan Valley
Campo di Sasso Insoglio del Cinghiale, Bibona Tuscany Italy
Heggies Chardonnay, Eden Valley South Australia
Groom Shiraz, Barossa Valley Australia
Mer Soleil ‘Gold’ Barrel Fermented Chardonnay, Santa Lucia Highlands
Kettle Valley Viognier, Okanagan Valley BC
Whitehaven Pinot Noir, Marlborough New Zealand
Lake Breeze Vineyards ‘Seven Poplars’ Merlot, Okanagan Valley BC
Donnafugata ‘Sherazade’, Sicily Italy, 2011
Mission Hill Famly Estate ‘Quatrain’ Okanagan Valley BC
Burrowing Owl Estate Winery Chardonnay, Okanagan Valley BC
Serge Dagueneau & Filles Pouilly~Fume ‘Tradition’, Loire Valley France
Bodegas ‘Muga’ Reserva Rioja, Spain
Concha Y Toro ‘Don Melchor’ Cabernet Sauvignon, Puente Alto Maipo Valley, Chile
Chateau St Jean Cabernet Sauvignon, California
Haywire Gamay Noir, Okanagan Valley BC, 2011
Beringer Knight’s Valley Meritage, Sonoma California
Mission Hill ‘Oculus’ Okanagan Valley BC, 2009
Capezzana Barco Reale di Carmignano, Tuscany Italy

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Chef David Hawksworth was honoured to welcome Suzanne Goin to his Vancouver restaurant Hawksworth  before Christmas. Suzanne cooked  a meal using recipes from The A.O.C Cookbook, which is Chef Goin’s new book inspired by her L.A. small-plates restaurant of the same name.

AOC Cookbook

AOC Cookbook

Suzanne Goin was born in Los Angeles to food-obsessed Francophile parents. A graduate of Brown University, Goin’s background includes positions at some of the most acclaimed restaurants in the United States, including Ma Maison, L’Orangerie in Los Angeles, Al Forno in Providence, Chez Panisse in Berkeley, and Arpege in Paris.  Her work as executive chef at Campanile put her on the culinary map in Los Angeles and laid the groundwork for her first restaurant.In 1998, Goin opened, Lucques in West Hollywood with her business partner Caroline Styne.  The restaurant met with instant success and Suzanne was named one of Food and Wine magazine’s “Best New Chefs” in 1999.   A second restaurant, A.O.C., a groundbreaking concept of inspired wines by the glass and small plates menu, opened in 2002 and met with enthusiasm from the public and press.Goin collaborated on the menu of The Hungry Cat, the casual seafood restaurant opened by her husband, Chef David Lentz, in 2005, and now with three locations.In 2006, Suzanne was the recipient of two awards from the prestigious James Beard Foundation. The first, for her cookbook, Sunday Suppers at Lucques,  received the James Beard Foundation award for Best Cookbook from a Professional Viewpoint in 2006. Suzanne’s culinary achievements were recognized with the award for Best Chef California.She has received five concurrent nominations for Outstanding Chef of the Year by the James Beard Foundation from 2008 – 2011. .  In April 2011, Goin & Styne were honored to prepare a dinner for President Obama, whose fundraising team selected Suzanne and Tavern for this momentous event.In 2009, Suzanne and her business partner Caroline Styne opened Tavern in the Brentwood area of the westside of Los Angeles.
Suzanne Goin AOC

Suzanne Goin AOC


2013 has been a busy year for Goin and Styne, with stunning growth. A.O.C., which is celebrating its tenth anniversary, moved to a new location in February 2013 with an added cocktail program and new menu.
Her AOC Cookcook is one of the very best of a busy year.
So..in conversation..two great chefs and one hungry journalist.
 
http://www.aocwinebar.com/
http://www.aocwinebar.com/aoc_cookbook.html
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We welcome Mark Simpson to the show.
He’s a winemaker and a master brewer and has long dreamed about opening a wine related facility in Okanagan Falls – between Penticton and Oliver. Marks dream is to make wines for himself and build a facility that others can use as well.
Mark Simpson
The BC Wine Studio is located in Okanagan Falls BC, the “Heart of Wine Country”. They  have a beautiful six-acre vineyard, featuring of some of BC’s oldest Vinifera plantings, a winery and tasting room. A hidden gem, we’re a small winery with a big heart, known for crafting big wines. The winery is the spiritual home of the Siren’s Call wine project. They’re  striving to produce some of the most unique hand-crated wines in the Okanagan including Siren’s Call, Hawk’s Hollow, Noble Beast, and Phasion Estates.
Its also the home to one of our favourite Okanagan blends..The Pull from Nagging Doubt!!
 
www.bcwinestudio.ca
 

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and finally – One of the very best vegetarian chefs in the World Denis Cotter at Hastings House Salt Spring Island.  

Denis Cotter

Denis Cotter


Born in Macroom, Co. Cork, Denis worked in banking for eight years before leaving to follow an ambition to work with food. Already a vegetarian, he trained as a cook in the famous Cranks restaurants in London.
Back in Ireland, after a spell in a wholefood restaurant, Denis’ frustration with the limitations of the vegetarian industry sparked the opening of Cafe Paradiso in 1993, to create an environment where he could evolve a personal style of cooking focussed on the pleasure of food rather than the perceived negativity of vegetarianism.
Among the many awards bestowed on Cafe Paradiso, Denis Cotter was voted ‘Chef of the Year ’ by Food & Wine (Ireland) magazine in 2005.
Denis Cotter is also the author of four books. Atrium, an imprint of the Cork University Press, published his first book, ‘The Café Paradiso Cookbook’ in June 1999; and his second, ‘Paradiso Seasons’ in June 2003. The first book was shortlisted for the British Guild of Food Writers Awards. ‘Paradiso Seasons’ won ‘Best Vegetarian Cookbook in the World’ at the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards in Barcelona in 2004, and was shortlisted for the James Beard Awards in New York in 2005.
November 2007 saw the release of Denis’ third book, titled ‘wild garlic, gooseberries & me’ and published by Harper Collins. Giving equal rein to his writing talent and ability to create inspirational recipes, ‘wild garlic…’ was shortlisted for the Andre Simon Awards in 2008.
His latest book, ‘for the love of food’, published by Harper Collins in April 2011, is easily Denis’ most accessible collection of recipes, focussing on home cooking with delicious flavour combinations.
http://www.cafeparadiso.ie/about/denis-cotter
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 STORIES WE’RE WORKING ON

Ethan Hawke – Actor. Director. Food and Wine Fan
Nicolo D’Afflito from Frescobaldi
Stefano Chiarlo at the PALAS Cerequio La Morra in Barol
 Jorge Riccitelli –  (Norton) World Winemaker of the year 2012        
David Scofield and Alberto Antonini – The growth of their BC Wines