Wine of the Week

December 16th, 2017-Jan Arden-Feeding My Mother

More than just  a  cookbook from Jann Arden.  Plus The Comeau Case  with Christine Coletta, Rob Summers & Chef Rod Butters.

The SHOW

 

Jann Arden – Feeding My Mother: Comfort and Laughter in the Kitchen as my Mother Lives with memory loss.

 “Jann Arden is one of the most honest and talented women I’ve ever met, and her love for her mother is so rich.” —Chef Lynn Crawford

Even though Jann and I have known each other for 30 years it didn’t make the book any easier to read.

The pain of watching her Mother fade away commands each and every page of this cookbook and then you turn the page and it’s

a recipe for split pea soup.

We talk about dealing with the slow loss of her Mother and Candy Grams for Mongo.

That’s exactly what a Jann Arden concert is like..crazy fun one moment and heart wrenching  the next.

As each day steals more and more of her Mother’s  memory, it’s her  kitchen  and the food in it that connects her Jann and her Mother.

Amazing book.

Fascinating performer.

Wonderful friend.

www.jannarden.com

https://penguinrandomhouse.ca/books/562454/feeding-my-mother#9780735273924

 

Christine Coletta – Co-Founder of Okanagan Crush Pad. The Comeau Case

 Christine calls in from Ottawa where she was a very involved by-stander in the Supreme Court of Canada discussion about Canadian Wine laws. It was The Comeau Case. Forty Seven lawyers in one courtroom. It was a big deal.

Supreme Court Justices

We all have  7 months to wait for the Court’s decision on how wine moves throughout Canada and why it hasn’t moved since 1927.

Most of those lawyers were representing Greed. The remaining legal’s were speaking on behalf of you and I.

Good Luck.

In the meantime, here’s Christine’s take.

 http://www.macleans.ca/opinion/gerard-comeaus-free-the-beer-case-shows-canada-isnt-a-true-economic-union/

https://www.freemygrapes.ca/

https://okanagancrushpad.com

 

Rob Summers – Senior Winemaker/Hester Creek Vineyards

 Great guy.  Loves what he does.

And what he does is blend some of BC’s best wines.

If you haven’t tried “The Judge” I urge you to charge your glass. One of Canada’s best red blends..

Rob takes us through his Character Red and White, his singular Trebianno and the Lieutenant Governors awarded Reserve Merlot Block 2.

One of Canada’s best wineries – Hester Creek. On the Golden Mile. South Okanagan.

www.hestercreek.com/

 

Chef Rod Butters – Terrafina (at Hester Creek)/ Raudz/Micro/The Okanagan Table!

Rod Butters

Rod is on a roll.

A year ago he partnered with Hester Creek to turn their tasting room and patio  into Terrafina, an Italian leaning bistro with a much to like menu.

Terrafina was added to his other properties Raudz and Micro in Kelowna.

Then came his first cook book.

The Okanagan Table. The Art of Everyday Cooking

( I get a sense he’s not done yet)

It all seemed to start in 1996 when he became the opening chef at the glorious Wickaninnish Inn,  Tofino.

Chef and I talk about all of those properties and passions plus  what’s ahead.

Rod and his team won 7 awards in the 2017 Okanagan Life Best Restaurant Awards.

 

His cookbook is in the running for a world cookbook award.

What’s not to like?

 http://www.raudz.com/

http://www.chefrodbutters.com/

www.terrafinarestaurant.com

 

STORIES WE’RE WORKING ON:

Nothing. Zero. Its Christmas time.

We’ll head back to New Zealand for a

Two parter.

 

 

Good Rockin Wine of the Week May 22nd 2015

 

  Terry David Mulligan Friday mornings

terry-on-radioPrint

 

 

MOVIES

We’re talking

  • Mad Max – Fury Road.. what a surprise. Oved this remake..re-do!
  • First 30 minutes are nothing but tight action and great chase scenes.. Going to do Big Box
  • Good Kill – Ethan Hawke as an  air force pilot turned drone pilot.  Good film
  • Pitch perfect 2 – Same women..different jokes. All funny
  • Dancing Arabs – indy film..screebed all over the world

Tasting Room radio – 9AM ON SATURDASY BECAUSE OF WORLD HOCKEY

Part 2 of Naramata Bench

Star Chef David Hawksworth

Joel Peterson – The Godfather of Cali Zin

And the Spot Prawn festival kicks off Sunday at Kits Docks..we talk to the guy who started it all Chef Robert Clark 

Wine of the Week

Colome – big assed Malbec from Argentina  $30

Alamos – easy drinking..affordable Malbec  Argentina  around $20

Theyre at the Post

U2…Desire!!

Good Rockin Wine of the Week May 15th

 

  Terry David Mulligan Friday mornings

terry-on-radioPrint

 

 

MOVIES

We’re talking

  • Mad Max – Fury Road.. what a surprise. Oved this remake..re-do!
  • First 30 minutes are nothing but tight action and great chase scenes.. Going to do Big Box
  • Good Kill – Ethan Hawke as an  air force pilot turned drone pilot.  Good film
  • Pitch perfect 2 – Same women..different jokes. All funny
  • Dancing Arabs – indy film..screebed all over the world

Tasting Room radio – 9AM ON SATURDASY BECAUSE OF WORLD HOCKEY

Part 2 of Naramata Bench

Star Chef David Hawksworth

Joel Peterson – The Godfather of Cali Zin

And the Spot Prawn festival kicks off Sunday at Kits Docks..we talk to the guy who started it all Chef Robert Clark 

Wine of the Week

Colome – big assed Malbec from Argentina  $30

Alamos – easy drinking..affordable Malbec  Argentina  around $20

Theyre at the Post

U2…Desire!!

Good Rockin Wine of the Week April 17 th

 

  Terry David Mulligan Friday mornings

terry-on-radioPrint

 

 

MOVIES

PAUL BLART: MALL COP 2
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Despite a lukewarm reception from critics, Paul Blart: Mall Cop was a sizeable box office hit. So naturally, we’re treated to Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2, which critics say lacks even the modest charms of its predecessor — it’s indifferently performed, tonally jumbled, and almost entirely bereft of laughs. Kevin James returns as the self-important Blart, who’s been invited to a security guard convention in Vegas. Will our hero overcome gluttony and boorishness to thwart a brazen art heist and rescue his kidnapped daughter?
 
UNFRIENDED
71%
At first blush, Unfriended sounds pretty gimmicky: it’s a horror movie that consists entirely of footage from its teenage characters’ computer screens. However, critics say the result is smart and deeply unsettling, a clever thriller that has a thing or two to say about teen angst and modern communication. The plot: on the anniversary of a classmate’s death, a group of high schoolers are being hunted — via Skype — by her malevolent spirit. The pundits say Unfriended is an intelligent blend of form and content that feels utterly contemporary.
 
MONKEY KINGDOM
89%
Who doesn’t love monkeys? Critics say Monkey Kingdom might be Disneynature’s best film to date, and its breathtaking footage of primates in the wild makes for action-packed viewing. Narrated by Tina Fey, the film follows a group of toque macaques who live in the Sri Lankan jungle near an abandoned temple, with special attention paid to a single mother and her child who are trying to fit in with their new community. The pundits sayMonkey Kingdom‘s stars are a playful, colorful bunch, and if the film sometimes anthropomorphizes them, they’re still likely to please animal lovers of all ages.
 
If you can’t find what you’re looking for  – don’t forget the always great  movies at The RIO on Broadway.
 
TASTING ROOM RADIO  on air at 2PM because of Raptors Playoff  Game
The Canucks are featured..At the West Coast Fishing Club for the 9th annual Canucks Autistic  Network. (CAN)
Talking food wine, hockey and fishing with Dan Hamhuis, Willie Mitchell, Willie Desjardins, Jim Benning and Paolo Aquilini.
Interesting because Jim and Willie were just starting their careers with The Canucks..
And The Wines of The Jura with ‘DJ Kearney.
 

WINES OF THE WEEK

Its World Malbec Day.. I have THREE BC malbecs
Road 13..Le Frenz and Quinta Ferreira.
 
Dies this day 1960 – in a car crash in England (Gene Vincent survived)  EDDIE COCHRAN.
Something else – this week’s THEY’RE AT THE POST.

  •  Eddie Cochran – something else
  • Led Zeppelin – same song
  • Open with Zep.
  • Close with eddie