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Part 2 –  Christmas Special!

 

‘The McGarrigle Christmas Hour’

God, Rest ye merry Annie lennox A Christmas Cornucopia
I want you home for Xmas Marvin Gaye Ultimate Motown Christmas
Santa’s Messing with the Kid Eddier C Campbell Best of the Blues
Christmas Island Bob Dylan Christmas in the Heart
Christmas Baby G Love This Warm December
Christmas all over again Tom Petty/Heartbreakers A Very Special Xmas 2
Santa Clause is coming to Town James Taylor JT at Christmas
Break mulliganstew.ca
Christmas comes but once a year BB King A Xmas celebration of Hope 4:30
Celtic New Year Van Morrison Magic Time
Happy Christmas John and Yoko Superstar Christmas
Christmas time is here again The Beatles Free as a Bird EP
Who took the Merry out of Xmas Staple Singers Mojo – Blue Christmas
Goin home for Christmas Alabama Red Santa’s got Mojo
Xmas comes but once a year Amos Milburn R&B Christmas
Break Thanks to Ruths Chris. Coyotes & Canada House mulliganstew.ca
Christmas Lights Coldplay Now Christmas 5
Merry Christmas baby Bonnie Raitt. Charles Brown Very Special Xmas 3
Shopping on Christmas Eve Keb Mo The Spirit of the Holiday
Get me through December Natalie McMaster Women and Song
Baby its cold outside Steve Pineo Steve Pineo Christmas album
Go tell it on the Mountain Aaron Neville Christmas Prayer
Break Thank you Bren Cross. Corey Wood. The Duke TDM
Martha Wainwright Interview
il Est ne/ca bergers ` The McGarrigles The McGarrigle Christmas Hour
Spotlight on Christmas Rufus Wainwright The McGarrigle Christmas Hour
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year Martha Wainwright The McGarrigle Christmas Hour
Merry Christmas baby Bruce Springsteen Auperstar Christmas
River James Taylor JT At Christmas
Baby. Its cold outside Will Nelson. Norah Jones American Classic
The Christmas Song King Curtis Jolly Old Soul
Merry Christmas ALL

December 21st, 2013

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Tasting Room Radio B_BANNER2
 
 The Wine Diva kicks things off with two great Holiday lists. We talk to Warwick Ross who produced and directed Red Obsession..a beautiful documentary about Gran Cru Bordeaux wines and the Chinese fixation with  them. Then it’s a swing through the Okanagan. Featured are The Cipes of Summerhill, The Luckhursts of Road 13  and Matt Sekeres of Team 1040   

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THE SHOW

 Daenna van Mulligen – The Wine Diva is wrapping up 2013 with a flurry of lists. www.winediva.ca Wine Diva Daenna van Mulligen This episode features the first two bottles of the 12 days of Christmas. Then its Wine for Holiday Dinners.. No matter what you’re eating..protein, vegetarian, vegan, goth, Mediterranean or  whatever The Diva has the perfect pairing partner for you. Check out the Master List below or go to her Holiday website www.winediva.ca

WineDiva, Wine List – Wines for Holiday Dinners
1. Schug Pinot Noir, Carneros California $36.99
2. Balthasar Ress Hattenheimer Schutzenhaus Riesling, Rheingau Germany $23.99
3. Blue Mountain Vineyard and Cellars Brut Rose, Okanagan Valley $33.00
4. Synchromesh Riesling Thorny Vines Vineyard, Naramata Bench BC N/A
5. Cono Sur Organic Pinot Noir, Colchagua Valley Chile $15.49
6. Wente ‘Morning Fog’ Chardonnay, Livermore Valley California $18.99
7. Louis Latour ‘Ardeche’ Chardonnay, Coteaux de l’Ardeche France $14.99
8. CedarCreek Platinum Riesling ‘Block 3’, Okanagan Valley BC $25.00
9. CedarCreek Estate Winery Pinot Gris, Okanagan Valley BC $18.00
10. Belle Glos ‘Dairyman Vineyard’ Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley Sonoma California $45.00
11. Sperling Vineyards ‘The Market White’, Okanagan Valley BC $16.00
12. Dominio del Plata ‘Crios’ Torrontes, Argentina $15.99
13. Painted Rock Chardonnay, Okanagan Valley BC $27.00
14. Edna Valley Vineyard Chardonnay ‘Paragon’, San Luis Obisbo County California $19.99
15. Fabiano LeCoste Soave DOC Veneto Italy $15.00
16. Jorge Ordonez ‘Botani’ Moscatel Seco, Sierras de Malaga DOC $24.95
17. Sula ‘Dindori’ Reserve Viognier, Nashik India $18.49
18. Josef Chromy Pinot Noir, Tasmania Australia $29.99
19. Belle Glos ‘Oeil de Perdrix’ Pinot Noir Blanc, Brugioni Vineyard, Sonoma Coast $26.99
20. Tinhorn Creek Pinot Noir, Okanagan Valley BC $22.00
21. CedarCreek Pinot Noir Rose, Okanagan Valley BC $18.00
22. Focus Riesling ‘Intrigue Wines’, Okanagan Valley BC $20.00
23. Stoneboat ‘Piano’ Brut, Okanagan Valley BC $23.00
24. Delas Saint-Esprit Cotes-Du-Rhone France $18.99
25. Quails’ Gate Gewurztraminer, Okanagan Valley $16.99
26. Gazela Rose, Portugal $10.99
27. La Vieille Ferme, Cotes du Ventoux Rose, France $12.99
28. JoieFarm ‘A Noble Blend’, Okanagan Valley BC $24.00
29. Tinhorn Creek Gewurztraminer, Okanagan Valley BC $18.49
30. St. Hubertus Chasselas, Okanagan Valley BC $19.50
31. Clos du Soleil Grower’s Series Pinot Blanc, Similkameen Valley BC $20.00
32. Balthasar Ress “Green Label’ Riesling, Rheingau Germany $20.00
33. Whitehaven Pinot Noir, Marlborough New Zealand $23.99
34. Roscato Rosso Dolce, Pavia Lombardy Italy $0.00
35. Haywire Gamay Noir, Okanagan Valley BC, 2011 N/A
36. Segura Viudas Brut Reserva, Penedes Spain, NV $16.99
37. Cono Sur ‘Bicicleta’ Gewurztraminer, Bio-Bio Valley Chile, 2012 $10.99
38. Yalumba ‘Y Series’ Viognier, South Australia, 2011 $17.99
39. Gabbiano Pinot Grigio Della Venezie, Veneto Italy, 2011 $12.99
40. Mezzacorona Pinot Grigio Vigneti Delle Dolomiti, Italy $15.99
41. Michel Torino ‘Cuma’ Organic Torrontes, Cafayate Valley, Argentina, 2011 $13.99
Wine list was prepared by www.winediva.ca

[divider] Red Obsession is a hell  of a documentary. Red-obsession-movie-poster Narrated by Oscar-winner Russell Crowe, this stunningly shot and wildly entertaining documentary chronicles the history and changing nature of the French wine industry. For centuries Bordeaux has commanded a mythical status in the world of fine wines as a symbol of wealth, power, and influence. Prices for its prestigious red wines have been breaking records with the emergence of an ever-growing Chinese market that is changing the nature of wine in the 21st century. Featuring interviews with collectors, connoisseurs, and winemakers, the film presents an eye-opening exploration of the complexities and unpredictability of the global market, economic effects, and influence of the voracious wine-obsessed collectors of China. For better or worse, Bordeaux is hitching itself to this new, infinitely wealthy client. Our feature interview is with the Producer/Director Warwick Ross. Backstage at the Rio Theater in Vancouver.  Interviews included in the film include

  • Yue Sai Kan – Self-made billionaire, TV host, cosmetic tycoon
  • Peter Tseng – World’s largest manufacturer of sex toys
  • Richard Shen – Owner of Tesiro Jewelry
  • Francis Ford Coppola – Film director & owner, Inglenook
  • Michael Parkinson – British Broadcaster
  • Robert Parker – Leading international wine critic
  • Jancis Robinson – Leading international wine writer and Master of Wine
  • Oz Clarke – Leading international wine writer [divider]

Now we’re headed for two stories in The Okanagan  The Family Cipes.

Team Cipes with Winemaker Eric von Krosigk

Team Cipes with Winemaker Eric von Krosigk


I met Stephen Cipes and 3 of his four sons  Gabe, Ezra and Ari as they passed through Vancouver.  They had much to talk about.. Summerhill Pyramid Winery’s Cipes Rose received a gold medal and was named as a top world wine at the Effervescents du Monde, judged in France Nov. 13 to 15. It was the only North American sparkling wine to place in the international competition. This is a great round table discussion between a founding winery  Father and the Sons he passed his winery on to.    www.summerhill.bc.ca [divider] I love talking to Pam and Mick Luckhurst  of Road 13, just South of Oliver on the Golden Mile.
Road 13

Road 13


Golden Mile Cellars was acquired by the Luckhurst Family in the fall of 2003. Along with a great team and winemakers Michael Bartier and now JM Bouchard, they have created a go-to destination and very popular wines. Just like the Cipes, Mick and Pam are now working alongside their son Joe! Also.. in a business that likes to talk without actually saying anything..the Luckhursts give straight up answers..with NO BS. Gotta love that.
Pam Luckhurst

Pam Luckhurst


http://road13vineyards.com [divider]
Matthew Sekeres began  a new chapter in his broadcast career as co-host of the all new Sekeres & Price Midday Show on TEAM 1040. Formerly the The Globe and Mail’s national sports correspondent in Vancouver.
Matt Sekeres

Matt Sekeres


Matt was born in Montreal and raised primarily in Ottawa, Matt has worked for three dailies and for TSN, covering Stanley Cup playoffs, Super Bowls, Olympic Games, Grey Cups and NBA Finals. He moved to Kitsilano, Canada’s best neighbourhood, in 2007, and enjoys travelling, music, entertaining and scuba diving in his spare time. He admits to knowing almost nothing about wine..but is very comfortable around beer and great food.
His comments to me about the day he was on air when the Boston Marathon bombings took place are revealing and heartfelt.
He’s OK with drinking Pink.
He’s OK with being labeled as a “swashbuckler” by his broadcast partner Blake Price.
He OK with his Mother implying he can sometimes be a “loudmouth”. His Mom understood when Matt explains he gets PAID to be a loudmouth.
And finally..Matt Sekeres is the first person in 6 years of Tasting Room Radio to recommend a wine that cannot be found by Google Search.
Please join us for the first of several ‘inside Team” interviews. We start with Matt Sekeres…
That’s  MATT with two T’s  –  SE-KE-RE-S
@mattsekeres

STORIES WE’RE WORKING ON:   

  • Ethan Hawke – Actor. Director. Food and Wine Fan
  • Chefs David Hawksworth & Suzanne Goin – talk food, books and …food!!
  • Nicolo D’Afflito from Frescobaldi 
  • Stefano Chiarlo at the PALAS Cerequio La Morra in Barolo Jorge Riccitelli –  (Norton) World Winemaker of the year 2012
  • Alberto Antonini and David Scholefield compare their 2011 Haywire wines to the new 2012’s. It appears the Okanagan is growing UP!!

December 18th, 2013

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Tasting Room Radio AB_BANNER   The last show of 2013.  (Dec 25th is all Classical Christmas music on CKUA)  The Wine Diva kicks things off with two great Holiday lists. We talk to Warwick Ross who produced and directed Red Obsession..a beautiful documentary about Gran Cru Bordeaux wines and the Chinese fixation with  them. Then it’s a swing through the Okanagan. Featured are The Cipes of Summerhill, The Luckhursts of Road 13 and Mark Simpson of The new BC Wine Studio.


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THE SHOW

 Daenna van Mulligen – The Wine Diva is wrapping up 2013 with a flurry of lists. www.winediva.ca Wine Diva Daenna van Mulligen This episode features the first two bottles of the 12 days of Christmas. Then its Wine for Holiday Dinners.. No matter what you’re eating..protein, vegetarian, vegan, goth, Mediterranean or  whatever The Diva has the perfect pairing partner for you. Check out the Master List below or go to her Holiday website www.winediva.ca

WineDiva, Wine List – Wines for Holiday Dinners
1. Schug Pinot Noir, Carneros California $36.99
2. Balthasar Ress Hattenheimer Schutzenhaus Riesling, Rheingau Germany $23.99
3. Blue Mountain Vineyard and Cellars Brut Rose, Okanagan Valley $33.00
4. Synchromesh Riesling Thorny Vines Vineyard, Naramata Bench BC N/A
5. Cono Sur Organic Pinot Noir, Colchagua Valley Chile $15.49
6. Wente ‘Morning Fog’ Chardonnay, Livermore Valley California $18.99
7. Louis Latour ‘Ardeche’ Chardonnay, Coteaux de l’Ardeche France $14.99
8. CedarCreek Platinum Riesling ‘Block 3’, Okanagan Valley BC $25.00
9. CedarCreek Estate Winery Pinot Gris, Okanagan Valley BC $18.00
10. Belle Glos ‘Dairyman Vineyard’ Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley Sonoma California $45.00
11. Sperling Vineyards ‘The Market White’, Okanagan Valley BC $16.00
12. Dominio del Plata ‘Crios’ Torrontes, Argentina $15.99
13. Painted Rock Chardonnay, Okanagan Valley BC $27.00
14. Edna Valley Vineyard Chardonnay ‘Paragon’, San Luis Obisbo County California $19.99
15. Fabiano LeCoste Soave DOC Veneto Italy $15.00
16. Jorge Ordonez ‘Botani’ Moscatel Seco, Sierras de Malaga DOC $24.95
17. Sula ‘Dindori’ Reserve Viognier, Nashik India $18.49
18. Josef Chromy Pinot Noir, Tasmania Australia $29.99
19. Belle Glos ‘Oeil de Perdrix’ Pinot Noir Blanc, Brugioni Vineyard, Sonoma Coast $26.99
20. Tinhorn Creek Pinot Noir, Okanagan Valley BC $22.00
21. CedarCreek Pinot Noir Rose, Okanagan Valley BC $18.00
22. Focus Riesling ‘Intrigue Wines’, Okanagan Valley BC $20.00
23. Stoneboat ‘Piano’ Brut, Okanagan Valley BC $23.00
24. Delas Saint-Esprit Cotes-Du-Rhone France $18.99
25. Quails’ Gate Gewurztraminer, Okanagan Valley $16.99
26. Gazela Rose, Portugal $10.99
27. La Vieille Ferme, Cotes du Ventoux Rose, France $12.99
28. JoieFarm ‘A Noble Blend’, Okanagan Valley BC $24.00
29. Tinhorn Creek Gewurztraminer, Okanagan Valley BC $18.49
30. St. Hubertus Chasselas, Okanagan Valley BC $19.50
31. Clos du Soleil Grower’s Series Pinot Blanc, Similkameen Valley BC $20.00
32. Balthasar Ress “Green Label’ Riesling, Rheingau Germany $20.00
33. Whitehaven Pinot Noir, Marlborough New Zealand $23.99
34. Roscato Rosso Dolce, Pavia Lombardy Italy $0.00
35. Haywire Gamay Noir, Okanagan Valley BC, 2011 N/A
36. Segura Viudas Brut Reserva, Penedes Spain, NV $16.99
37. Cono Sur ‘Bicicleta’ Gewurztraminer, Bio-Bio Valley Chile, 2012 $10.99
38. Yalumba ‘Y Series’ Viognier, South Australia, 2011 $17.99
39. Gabbiano Pinot Grigio Della Venezie, Veneto Italy, 2011 $12.99
40. Mezzacorona Pinot Grigio Vigneti Delle Dolomiti, Italy $15.99
41. Michel Torino ‘Cuma’ Organic Torrontes, Cafayate Valley, Argentina, 2011 $13.99
Wine list was prepared by www.winediva.ca

[divider] Red Obsession is a hell  of a documentary. Red-obsession-movie-poster Narrated by Oscar-winner Russell Crowe, this stunningly shot and wildly entertaining documentary chronicles the history and changing nature of the French wine industry. For centuries Bordeaux has commanded a mythical status in the world of fine wines as a symbol of wealth, power, and influence. Prices for its prestigious red wines have been breaking records with the emergence of an ever-growing Chinese market that is changing the nature of wine in the 21st century. Featuring interviews with collectors, connoisseurs, and winemakers, the film presents an eye-opening exploration of the complexities and unpredictability of the global market, economic effects, and influence of the voracious wine-obsessed collectors of China. For better or worse, Bordeaux is hitching itself to this new, infinitely wealthy client. Our feature interview is with the Producer/Director Warwick Ross. Backstage at the Rio Theater in Vancouver.  Interviews included in the film include

  • Yue Sai Kan – Self-made billionaire, TV host, cosmetic tycoon
  • Peter Tseng – World’s largest manufacturer of sex toys
  • Richard Shen – Owner of Tesiro Jewelry
  • Francis Ford Coppola – Film director & owner, Inglenook
  • Michael Parkinson – British Broadcaster
  • Robert Parker – Leading international wine critic
  • Jancis Robinson – Leading international wine writer and Master of Wine
  • Oz Clarke – Leading international wine writer [divider]

Now we’re headed for three stories in The Okanagan  The Family Cipes.

Team Cipes with Winemaker Eric von Krosigk

Team Cipes with Winemaker Eric von Krosigk


I met Stephen Cipes and 3 of his four sons  Gabe, Ezra and Ari as they passed through Vancouver.  They had much to talk about.. Summerhill Pyramid Winery’s Cipes Rose received a gold medal and was named as a top world wine at the Effervescents du Monde, judged in France Nov. 13 to 15. It was the only North American sparkling wine to place in the international competition. This is a great round table discussion between a founding winery  Father and the Sons he passed his winery on to.    www.summerhill.bc.ca [divider] I love talking to Pam and Mick Luckhurst  of Road 13, just South of Oliver on the Golden Mile.
Road 13

Road 13


Golden Mile Cellars was acquired by the Luckhurst Family in the fall of 2003. Along with a great team and winemakers Michael Bartier and now JM Bouchard, they have created a go-to destination and very popular wines. Just like the Cipes, Mick and Pam are now working alongside their son Joe! Also.. in a business that likes to talk without actually saying anything..the Luckhursts give straight up answers..with NO BS. Gotta love that.
Pam Luckhurst

Pam Luckhurst


http://road13vineyards.com [divider]   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. They are a small winery known for crafting big wines. The winery is the spiritual home of the Siren’s Call wine project and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. BC Wine Studio Theyre 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. The team is lead by winemaker Mark Simpson. Mark’s background includes creating and making beer for Molson and Granville island Brewing. Just giving you a heads up that this guy and his facility are someone to keep a close eye on. Good things are coming for all. www.bcwinestudio.ca

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STORIES WE’RE WORKING ON:   

  • Ethan Hawke – Actor. Director. Food and Wine Fan
  • Chefs David Hawksworth & Suzanne Goin – talk food, books and …food!!
  • Nicolo D’Afflito from Frescobaldi
  • Matt Sekeres – Team 1040 
  • Stefano Chiarlo at the PALAS Cerequio La Morra in Barolo
  • Jorge Riccitelli –  (Norton) World Winemaker of the year 2012

Dec 14th 2013

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Tasting Room Radio B_BANNER2
This year’s Gold Medal Plates Winning Chefs from Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver has the spotlight.
Chefs Paul Shufelt (Edmonton) – Duncan Ly  (Calgary) – Brian Skinner (Vancouver).
Then its James Nevison and his 2014 edition of Had a Glass. Top 100 wines under $20.
It’s quite possible Benjamin Bridge may have made one of the  best bottles of  bubble in Canada.
Owner Gerry McConnell and Wine Consultant Peter Gamble visit
Daenna –The Wine  Diva joins me for a round table discussion with Ed Flaherty Chief Winemaker for Tarapaca in Chile.
Great wines at unbelievable prices.  

THE SHOW

 
Gold Medal Plates is the ultimate celebration of Canadian Excellence in cuisine, wine, the arts and athletic achievement. Celebrated in eleven cities across Canada in 2013, Gold Medal Plates features the premier chefs in each city in a competition to crown a gold, silver and bronze medal culinary team in each city, and subsequently nation-wide at the Canadian Championships in Kelowna BC in February 7th and 8th.
http://goldmedalplates.com
Chef Brian Skinner of The Acorn in Vancouver, BC proved his culinary prowess  taking home the gold award at the Victoria 2013 Gold Medal Plates competition held at the Victoria Conference Centre.

BC Chefs Chef Darren Brown Brian Skinner (Gold). Terry Pichor

BC Chefs Chef Darren Brown Brian Skinner (Gold). Terry Pichor


Brian  went head-to-head with 10 of British Columbia’s finest culinary masters at the prestigious culinary competition and will go on to compete at the Canadian Culinary Championships, the Gold Medal Plates Finale, in Kelowna on February 7th and 8th, 2014. Brian Skinner wowed the judges with a dish of smoked king oyster mushroom, braised shallot, carrot, and mushroom jus, which was paired with 2009 Clos du Soleil Grower’s Series Chegwin & Baessler Pinot Blanc.
www.theacornrestaurant.ca  
 
 
 
 
Olympian Simon Whitfield, Chef Doreen Prei, Chef Paul Schufelt, Chef Paul Campbell and Olympain Curt HarnettChef Paul Shufelt of Century Hospitality Group proved his culinary prowess tonight taking home the gold award at the Edmonton 2013 Gold Medal Plates competition held at the Shaw Conference Centre, which was the largest Gold Medal Plates event ever held. Chef Shufelt went head-to-head with ten of Edmonton’s finest culinary masters at the prestigious culinary competition.
Chef Paul wowed the judges with a dish of pomegranate braised Tangle Ridge Ranch Lamb, chanterelle, mushroom and farro risotto, baby candy cane beets, which was paired with Mission Hill Family Estate 2010 Select Lot Collection Syrah.
www.centuryhospitality.com
Chef Duncan Ly of Yellow Door Bistro . On November 2, Duncan took  home the gold award at the Calgary 2013 Gold Medal Plates competition.
Calgary-podium.Cam Dobranski. Eden Hrabec Bronce. Duncan Ly on the right

Calgary-podium.Cam Dobranski. Eden Hrabec Bronce. Duncan Ly on the right


He is now a three-time medalist having previously won bronze in 2012 and gold in 2010 at Gold Medal Plates.
Duncan took the gold medal with the Vietnamese style braised pork neck, pig’s ear and side stripe prawn terrine with confit baby squid, Asian hot mustard & garlic sauce. This was paired with a Peller Estates Ice Cuvee Rose from the Peller Estates winery in Ontario.
www.yellowdoorbistro.ca
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James Nevison _ Had a Glass 2014
Had a Glass 2014 cover
Tasted and tested – 100 wines that offer you the very  best value for money across the best whites, pinks, reds and bubbles for 2013.
In addition to its 100 wallet-friendly wines, Had A Glass also has a wine “bootcamp” section that covers all the basics of wine appreciation, including:
• How to taste wine (as opposed to simply drink wine!): James’s patented Four Step Process explains what to look for in a wine’s colour, clarity, aroma and bouquet, and how to understand a wine’s body and finish.
• How to buy wine: Advice on how to navigate the wine aisles, along with tips on how to seek out value in the liquor store.
• How to enjoy wine: The various accoutrements available to wine enthusiasts, with info on serving temperatures and a quick-reference serving temperature chart.
• Food and Wine: A handy rundown of food and wine pairings covering all the major food groups.
We welcome back James Nevison.
http://www.randomhouse.com/book/222500/had-a-glass-2013-by-james-nevison
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Benjamin Bridge
 Benjamin-Bridge-Brut-Reserve-800x514
In little more than a decade, Benjamin Bridge has distinguished itself by its dedication to time proven techniques, expert guidance, and most importantly its acclaimed, distinctive wines.
The Benjamin Bridge vineyards are located in the heart of the Gaspereau Valley on the Bay of Fundy, where the cool climate bears an uncanny affinity with the Champagne region of France.
Their experienced winemakers work in collaboration with international experts to produce world-class Méthode Classique sparkling wines and limited edition luxury wines.
The winery needed a lot of cash and serious winemaking talents.
The money guy with the passion is Gerry McConnell..who along with his late wife Dara,  bought 60 acres in 1999.
Longtime lovers of fine food and wine, the couple were inspired by a  tour of South African vineyards, and dreamed of creating world-class wines in their native Canada.
Gerry then hired renowned wine consultant Peter Gamble. (Ravine. Stratus. Versato in Argentina), then came champagne specialist
RAPHAËL BRISBOIS Sparkling Wine Consultant and finally in 2008 JEAN-BENOIT DESLAURIERS Winemaker.
Our guests then are Peter Gamble and Gerry McConnell.
THIS is an amazing success story!!
Benjamin Bridge
http://benjaminbridge.com
 
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Ed Flaherty – Chief Winemaker at  Vina Tarapaca Wines  Chile.
Ed first came to Chile in 1993 to work a harvest, and he and his wife Jen never left.
New shot of Ed Flaherty at Tarapaca
The country has an exceptional climate for wine growing,  producing ripe fruit with good acidity and intense flavors. Chile also has some of the best whitewater kayaking in the world, which had more than a little to do with his  decision to stay.
Over the years, Ed has worked with some of the top wineries in the Chilean industry, including Cono Sur, Errázuriz, and now Viña Tarapacá.
He also now makes his own wines called Flaherty!!
Daenna van Mulligen and I were invited to West in Vancouver to dine and taste his latest releases from Vina Tarapaca.
They are truly wonderful wines but the best thing about them is the price.
Most come in well under $20.
Not bad for a winery 135 years old. http://tarapaca.cl
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STORIES WERE WORKING ON

  • Ethan Hawke – Actor. Director. Food and Wine Fan
  • Chefs David Hawksworth & Suzanne Goin – talk food, books and …food!!
  • Nicolo D’Afflito from Frescobaldi
  • Matt Sekeres – Team 1040
  • Warwick Ross – Director of Red Obsession
  • Winemaker at Norton
  • Back to La Morra in Barolo

 
 
 
 
 
 

Dec 11th 2013

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Tasting Room Radio AB_BANNER
This year’s Gold Medal Plates Winning Chefs from Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver have the spotlight.
Chefs Paul Shufelt (Edmonton) – Duncan Ly  (Calgary) – Brian Skinner (Vancouver).
Then its James Nevison and his 2014 edition of Had a Glass. Top 100 wines under $20.
It’s quite possible Benjamin Bridge may have made one of the  best bottles of  bubble in Canada.
Owner Gerry McConnell and Wine Consultant Peter Gamble visit
Daenna –The Wine  Diva joins me for a round table discussion with Ed Flaherty Chief Winemaker for Tarapaca in Chile.
Great wines at unbelievable prices.
 

THE SHOW

 
Gold Medal Plates is the ultimate celebration of Canadian Excellence in cuisine, wine, the arts and athletic achievement. Celebrated in eleven cities across Canada in 2013, Gold Medal Plates features the premier chefs in each city in a competition to crown a gold, silver and bronze medal culinary team in each city, and subsequently nation-wide at the Canadian Championships in Kelowna BC in February 7th and 8th.
http://goldmedalplates.com
Chef Brian Skinner of The Acorn in Vancouver, BC proved his culinary prowess  taking home the gold award at the Victoria 2013 Gold Medal Plates competition held at the Victoria Conference Centre.

BC Chefs Chef Darren Brown Brian Skinner (Gold). Terry Pichor

BC Chefs Chef Darren Brown Brian Skinner (Gold). Terry Pichor


Brian  went head-to-head with 10 of British Columbia’s finest culinary masters at the prestigious culinary competition and will go on to compete at the Canadian Culinary Championships, the Gold Medal Plates Finale, in Kelowna on February 7th and 8th, 2014. Brian Skinner wowed the judges with a dish of smoked king oyster mushroom, braised shallot, carrot, and mushroom jus, which was paired with 2009 Clos du Soleil Grower’s Series Chegwin & Baessler Pinot Blanc.
www.theacornrestaurant.ca  
 
 
 
 
Olympian Simon Whitfield, Chef Doreen Prei, Chef Paul Schufelt, Chef Paul Campbell and Olympain Curt HarnettChef Paul Shufelt of Century Hospitality Group proved his culinary prowess tonight taking home the gold award at the Edmonton 2013 Gold Medal Plates competition held at the Shaw Conference Centre, which was the largest Gold Medal Plates event ever held. Chef Shufelt went head-to-head with ten of Edmonton’s finest culinary masters at the prestigious culinary competition.
Chef Paul wowed the judges with a dish of pomegranate braised Tangle Ridge Ranch Lamb, chanterelle, mushroom and farro risotto, baby candy cane beets, which was paired with Mission Hill Family Estate 2010 Select Lot Collection Syrah.
www.centuryhospitality.com
Chef Duncan Ly of Yellow Door Bistro . On November 2, Duncan took  home the gold award at the Calgary 2013 Gold Medal Plates competition.
Calgary-podium.Cam Dobranski. Eden Hrabec Bronce. Duncan Ly on the right

Calgary-podium.Cam Dobranski. Eden Hrabec Bronce. Duncan Ly on the right


He is now a three-time medalist having previously won bronze in 2012 and gold in 2010 at Gold Medal Plates.
Duncan took the gold medal with the Vietnamese style braised pork neck, pig’s ear and side stripe prawn terrine with confit baby squid, Asian hot mustard & garlic sauce. This was paired with a Peller Estates Ice Cuvee Rose from the Peller Estates winery in Ontario.
www.yellowdoorbistro.ca
[divider]
James Nevison _ Had a Glass 2014
Had a Glass 2014 cover
Tasted and tested – 100 wines that offer you the very  best value for money across the best whites, pinks, reds and bubbles for 2013.
In addition to its 100 wallet-friendly wines, Had A Glass also has a wine “bootcamp” section that covers all the basics of wine appreciation, including:
• How to taste wine (as opposed to simply drink wine!): James’s patented Four Step Process explains what to look for in a wine’s colour, clarity, aroma and bouquet, and how to understand a wine’s body and finish.
• How to buy wine: Advice on how to navigate the wine aisles, along with tips on how to seek out value in the liquor store.
• How to enjoy wine: The various accoutrements available to wine enthusiasts, with info on serving temperatures and a quick-reference serving temperature chart.
• Food and Wine: A handy rundown of food and wine pairings covering all the major food groups.
We welcome back James Nevison.
http://www.randomhouse.com/book/222500/had-a-glass-2013-by-james-nevison
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Benjamin Bridge
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In little more than a decade, Benjamin Bridge has distinguished itself by its dedication to time proven techniques, expert guidance, and most importantly its acclaimed, distinctive wines.
The Benjamin Bridge vineyards are located in the heart of the Gaspereau Valley on the Bay of Fundy, where the cool climate bears an uncanny affinity with the Champagne region of France.
Their experienced winemakers work in collaboration with international experts to produce world-class Méthode Classique sparkling wines and limited edition luxury wines.
The winery needed a lot of cash and serious winemaking talents.
The money guy with the passion is Gerry McConnell..who along with his late wife Dara,  bought 60 acres in 1999.
Longtime lovers of fine food and wine, the couple were inspired by a  tour of South African vineyards, and dreamed of creating world-class wines in their native Canada.
Gerry then hired renowned wine consultant Peter Gamble. (Ravine. Stratus. Versato in Argentina), then came champagne specialist
RAPHAËL BRISBOIS Sparkling Wine Consultant and finally in 2008 JEAN-BENOIT DESLAURIERS Winemaker.
Our guests then are Peter Gamble and Gerry McConnell.
THIS is an amazing success story!!
Benjamin Bridge
http://benjaminbridge.com
 
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Ed Flaherty – Chief Winemaker at  Vina Tarapaca Wines  Chile.
Ed first came to Chile in 1993 to work a harvest, and he and his wife Jen never left.
New shot of Ed Flaherty at Tarapaca
The country has an exceptional climate for wine growing,  producing ripe fruit with good acidity and intense flavors. Chile also has some of the best whitewater kayaking in the world, which had more than a little to do with his  decision to stay.
Over the years, Ed has worked with some of the top wineries in the Chilean industry, including Cono Sur, Errázuriz, and now Viña Tarapacá.
He also now makes his own wines called Flaherty!!
Daenna van Mulligen and I were invited to West in Vancouver to dine and taste his latest releases from Vina Tarapaca.
They are truly wonderful wines but the best thing about them is the price.
Most come in well under $20.
Not bad for a winery 135 years old. http://tarapaca.cl
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STORIES WERE WORKING ON

  • Ethan Hawke – Actor. Director. Food and Wine Fan
  • Chefs David Hawksworth & Suzanne Goin – talk food, books and …food!!
  • Nicolo D’Afflito from Frescobaldi
  • Matt Sekeres – Team 1040
  • Warwick Ross – Director of Red Obsession
  • Winemaker at Norton
  • Back to La Morra in Barolo

Mulligan Stew Dec 7th

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SOUTH represents a fresh new creative step for Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, while embodying the qualities of rootsy musical uplift and quirky lyrical depth that have long distinguished the ensemble’s varied output.  The album’s largely acoustic yet reliably punchy arrangements showcase the three songwriters’ multiple strengths, while the musicians’ organically energetic performances maintain the vibrant chemistry that’s kept Blackie a consistently vital and distinctive musical force.

 PLAYLIST

46664 Bono/Strummer etc YouTube
Ain’t Gwine Whistle Dixie (anymo) Taj Mahal The Essential Taj Mahal
What Colour Are You? Danny Michel & The Benque Players BlackBirds are dancing over me
Tennessee Jed The Grateful Dead Europe 72
Breaker Breaker tdm mulliganstew.ca
Ordinary Love U2 Mandala. Long Walk To Freedom Sntrck
High Hopes Bruce Springsteen New Single.
Blackbird Colin Linden The Blues White LP
Knocking on Heavens Door Eric Clapton The 74-75 Recording Sessions
Are you Ready? Bob Dylan The Collection:  Saved
Boogie North Mississippi All-Stars World Boogie is Coming
www.mulliganStew.ca Playlist is Posted be right back
North Blackie & the Rodeo Kings South
South Blackie and the rodeo Kings South
Then there was you Trombone Shorty (w/Ledisi) For True
Cadillac Walk Boz Scaggs Memphis
Dear Prudence Charlie Musslewhite/Colin Linden The Blues White LP
FYI tdm raw interviews on www.mulliganstew.ca
Life During Wartime David Byrne/Caetano Veloso Live at Carnegie Hall
Kodachrome Paul Simon Muscle Shoals Sndtrk
I saw the Light The High Bar Gang Lost and Undone
Drifting Snow Blackie and the Rodeo Kings South
Everything I am Blackie and the Rodeo Kings South
Run through the Jungle CCR Cosmo’s Factory
I second that Emotion Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
Road Regrets Dan Mangan Nice Nice Very Nice!