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


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

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

Tasting Room Radio is covering both weekends.


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

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


Our guests include:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rod Butters – Raudz Kelowna  www.raudz.com 

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


Blue Moon

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

Blue Moon  https://www.bluemoonwinery.ca

Nathan Fong – Fong on Food www.fongonfood.com


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






September 19th, 2020 – Third Annual BC Cider fest!





This week long craft cider celebration saw many cider events, tastings and
festivities throughout British Columbia with tasting events from Kelowna to
Vancouver Island, including tap takeovers, cider pairing meals, and much
more throughout the week.

The highlight for me and many others is the final event. The gathering of up
to 40 Cideries at The Pipe Shop foot of Lonsdale in North Vancouver.

It’s one of the buildings my father Pat worked in during WW2.

The first interview had to be with Shawn Pisio, who co-founded the B.C.
Cider Festival three years ago.

Glenn Ennis, Lynn Colliar and the Geo Team

Just how popular is this event? It sells out within minutes.

Cider is going through the very same revolution that craft beers did 10
years ago.

The opportunity to grow more cider apples in B.C. is unlimited, but BC is
already home to many excellent craft cideries.

One of the cideries we interviewed was Twin Island Cider on Pender Island.
They were voted most popular Cidery at this event.

Finally, for those of you who still think that ciders are not for you
because they’re too sweet or something…FORGET ABOUT IT..

It’s a whole new world out in the orchard.


Our guests are:

Shawn Pisio – Txotx/ Co-Founder

Russ Johnson – Owner/Cidermaker Truck 59 Kelowna

Sydney Bottomley – Asst Cider Maker Broken Ladder Kelowna

Nick Farrer – Founder The Bricker Cider Co Sechelt

Mike Lachelt – Co-owner/Cidermaker Salt Spring Wild SS Island

Mathew Vasilev Co-Owner Twin Island Cider Pender Island

David Schneider – Persephone Brewing Gibson’s BC

Kathleen van der Ree – Northyards Cider – Squamish

Mike Petkau – Nomad Handcrafted Cider – Summerland

Glenn Ennis – Owner Geo Cider Co – Squamish

Lynn Colliar – Geo Cider Squamish

Jeff Nairn – Co-Founder Windfall East Van



Photos by Linda C


Zoom tasting at Yalumba

Maenam – The book

Noble Ridge

Painted Rock

Sandra Oldfield – Back Again!!


Year 8 – The Four F’s in Kettle Valley

(Food. Fishing. Friends. Fluids)

Mayhem and Meyer – All in the Family

Clos du Soleil

Fonseca Zoomathon from Portugal



EP 124 | Taylor Goldsmith of Dawes


Based in LA, the Philly band Dawes will release their 7th album Friday October 2.   Good Luck with Whatever is  their first on Rounder Records.


(It’s a great fit ,  their lawyer is now  president of the label)

Taylor Goldsmith is an original member of the band, the primary songwriter and lead singer.

This is no one-man-band.

Dawes  is a true band. Great players front to back and top to bottom.

We’ll talk about

. the loss of Justin Townes Earle

. the loss of Justin Townes Earle

.Ingmar Bergman and Bob Dylan

.Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

.artists from the 60-70-80’s trying to stay creative.

.being labeled with having “the Laurel Canyon Sound”

.the stories behind 3 tracks.

                                St Augustine at Night

                                Who do you think you’re talking to

                                Still feel like a kid

Taylor Goldsmith – Dawes!

Mulligan Stew Sept 19th 2020- Special Guest – Taylor Goldsmith – lead singer/songwriter for Philly/LA band DAWES


This week’s guest is  Taylor Goldsmith  – singer/songwriter for Dawes.


John Mayer and Ben Harper kick things off…

Then Little Feat and Linda Ronstadt, Madeleine Peyroux, and St Germain.

The Temptations, Mary Wells, and Stevie Wonder..a Motown set.

THAT’S the first 30 minutes.

There’s new Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Paul Simon (live in NYC )  Mavis Staples (live in London), Annie Lennox

We remember Toots, Delaney.-Bonnie and Duane Allman, Steely Dan, Crowbar, and The Water Boys.

Wash your hands and enjoy!!

Full Taylor Goldsmith Interview available on the MulliganStew Podcast


Mulligan Stew Sept 19 2020
The Stew with TDMulligan www.mulliganstew.ca
waiting for the world to change John Mayer and Ben Harper The Village Sessions
All that you dream Little Feat and Linda Ronstadt The Last Record Album
Everything I do gonna be funky (from now on) Madeleine Peyroux Secular Hymns
How dare you St Germain St Germain
www.deanehouse.com www.river-cafe.com
The way you do the things you do The Temptations Hitsville Box Set
My guy Mary Wells Hitsville Box Set
signed sealed delivered Stevie Wonder Hitsville Box Set
Mulligan Stew Tonight’s Guest Taylor Goldsmith from DAWES
Letter to you Bruce Springsteen single
Love is the seventh wave Sting 25 years
Sing Annie Lennox Songs of Mass Destruction
Mother and Child Reunion (live) Paul Simon Live in NYC
Touch a hand (live) Mavis Staples Live in London
Mulligan Stew with tdm www.mulliganstew.ca
Sweet Dreams Tami Neilson Kitchen Table Sessions Vol 2
NEXT – Taylor Goldsmith – Dawes www.mulliganstew.ca
Interview with Taylor Goldsmith of Dawes www.dawestheband.com
who do you think you’re talking to? Dawes Good Luck with Whatever
Interview with Taylor Goldsmith of Dawes Complete Interview -MulliganStew Podcast
Still feel like a kid Dawes Good Luck with Whatever
Interview with Taylor Goldsmith of Dawes Complete Interview -MulliganStew Podcast
St Agustine at Night Dawes Good Luck with Whatever
Interview with Taylor Goldsmith of Dawes Complete Interview -MulliganStew Podcast
all your favourite bands (live) Dawes We’re all gonna Live
complete Dawes Interview MulliganStew Podcast
www.mulliganstew.ca NEXT – Toots!!
I’ve got dreams Toots and The Maytals Toots in Memphis
Come on in my kitchen Delaney. Bonnie and Friends (with Diane Allman) Duane Allman Anthology Vol 2
Pretzel Logic Steely Dan Pretzel Logic
www.mulliganstew.ca NEXT – Crowbar and Waterboys
Too True mama Crowbar Bad Manors
thank you for listening and donating www.mulliganstew.ca
Sweet thing The Waterboys The Waterboys Collectors Edition


September 12th, 2020 – Pinot Clonal Heaven at  CedarCreek and Block Party Part Two  


Pinot Clonal Heaven at  CedarCreek and Block Party Part Two


It was an offer I simply couldn’t refuse.

“would I be interested in tasting CedarCreek’s recent  releases – 3 separate Pinot Noirs,

fermented and bottled separately ”


2018 Clone 115 – See Paired Recipe

2018 Clone 667- See paired Recipe

2018 Clone 777- See Paired Recipe


I couldn’t say “yes” fast enough.



Their idea was to showcase each of the clones and along the way discover how unique each is from the other.

They also had a 2018 Block 5 Chardonnay for openers. See Paired Recipes

All four wines would be presented by winemaker Taylor Whelan and paired with special recipes created by Chef Neil Taylor from the sensational Home Block Restaurant at CedarCreek.

Taylor Whelan

AND they would agree to gather for a Zoom interview.

CedarCreek now have six clones of Pinot Noir planted at the Home Block, with several more to be added in the next few years.

In order to better understand the terroir and what each clone can bring to wine, they fermented these wines separately and bottled them separately. They selected fruit from silty loam soils for all three clones, fermented them all naturally, and used similar oak coopers and ages.

Each bottling is only four barrels (90-100 cases) and showcases how each of these clones best expresses the terroir of CedarCreek within the confines of its clonal heritage.

 Just a heads up, there weren’t too many cases made so contact CedarCreek soon if you’d like to purchase the Clonal Three Pack.

This was such fun.

The chef nailed the pairings and the wines were outstanding.

Of course they were, this is CedarCreek after all.

executive chef neil taylor











Block Party (Part Two) Sarah and Murray Bancroft-  Birch Block Wines. Kaleden, BC

Sarah and Murray Bancroft


As we explained in early June, this is a series.

(Like Schitt’s Creek without the laugh track.)

What you do hear is the sound of helicopters fighting a wildfire across from their home in Kaleden. They start flying at first light.

I wanted to follow a small winery from the start of the year to the conclusion.

Hoping to showcase what goes into our wines, how they get made, and the hazards that must be overcome.

Sarah and Murray Bancroft were a natural choice. They are just so damn cool, any wine they made would be likewise.

We’re following their ups and downs in the growing year 2020. Nobody factored in the possibility of a Worldwide Pandemic and raging fires in the Okanagan. And critters, varmints and predators. The whole food chain of nature. Not to mention the kindness of neighbours, the farming community around them and the wines they’re creating.

If you have always dreamed of reinventing yourself into a grower, farmer, winemaker or owner..have a listen to what Sarah and Murray are going through.  It’s a Block Party.

Oh and one more thing. IF you have expertise in harvest crafts please contact Birch Block Vineyards. They’re looking for people with your skills.






Zoom tasting at Yalumba

Maenam – The book

Noble Ridge

Painted Rock

Sandra Oldfield – Back Again!!


Year 8 – The Four F’s in Kettle Valley

(Food. Fishing. Friends. Fluids)

Mayhem and Meyer – All in the Family

Clos du Soleil

Fonseca Zoomathon from Portugal






Mulligan Stew Sept 12th 2020-Matt Quinn of Mt Joy


Hello All and thank you for checking us out on The Stew.

Matt Quinn, lead singer, and songwriter for Mt Joy is our interview guest.

Mt Joy is an  LA based band with strong Philadelphia roots.

Earlier this summer,  they headlined an impromptu Livestream event on their social media featuring appearances from The Lumineers, Rainbow Kitten Surprise, Liz Vice, Houndmouth, and many more. They all raised more than $30K for MusiCares and Philabundance – a show of the band’s civic pride.   mtjoyband.com.

Their second album is called Rearrange Us.

Rearrange Us was not just a popular breakthrough but an emotionally mature, philosophically expansive work produced by Tucker Martine (My Morning Jacket, Modest Mouse) that shows that Matt and Mt Joy are continuing to grow sonically and artistically.  A growing reputation as a great live artist  Mt Joy has toured with The Lumineers, Neko Case, and The Shins; they’ve played Bonnaroo, Newport, and Lollapalooza!

They loved playing in Canada…Matt remembers Toronto especially as being the first audience to love them from the first notes and that they were each given their own room in the hotel. Just like real people.

Enjoy the music and conversation. Great Fun.  What a fine band.


As for the rest of Mulligan Stew ….

So much music to play..so many memorable songs..all neatly tucked into two hours of airtime.

Frazey Ford, Paul Butterfield, Steely Dan, Dave Mathews Band, Tom Waits, The Police and U2 Live, Harry Manx, Norah Jones, Feist, Imelda May, Amy Helm, Peter Gabriel, and Small Glories.

The 2 hours is dedicated to the life and memory of Abeg Kon of Chestermere.

And to her family.  (Stop the Bullies.  NOW!)


Mulligan Stew Sept 12 www.mulliganstew.ca
Sept Fields Frazey Ford Indian Ocean
Countryside (live) Paul Butterfield Better Days Live at Winterland
www.deanehouse.com www.river-cafe.com www.mulliganstew.ca
bad habit Imelda May Life.Love.Flesh.Blood
TD Mulligan – The Stew www.mulliganstew.ca
Dirty Work Steely Dan Can’t buy a Thrill
The Stew – CKUA Radio Coming up Interview with Matt Quinn of Mt Joy
Louisiana Bayou Dave Mathews Band Stand Up!
Walking in your footsteps (live) The Police LIVE
message in a bottle LIVE
Still haven’t found (live) U2 Live at MSG
The Stew on CKUA Radio www.mulliganstew.ca
Sitting on top of the World Harry Manx Isle of Manx
Chain Lightning Steely Dan Katie Lied
The Stew with terrydavidmulligan Coming UP – Feist.Waits.Gabriel.Norah Jones www.mulliganstew.ca
Roll the stone Amy helm Didn’t it rain
I’m not running away Feist Pleasure
Something to hold on to The Small Glories Wonderous Traveller
www.coyotesbanff.com Coming UP on The Stew Tom Waits. Peter Gabriel. Norah Jones
Fish in the Jailhouse Tom Waits Orphans
All a dream Norah Jones Little Broken Hearts
Solsbury Hill Peter Gabriel Re-Masters
Coming UP on The Stew – Mt Joy Interview www.mulliganstew.ca
Matt Quinn. Mt Joy Interview complete interview on Mulligan Stew Podcast
Re Arrange Us Mt Joy Re Arrange Us
Matt Quinn. Mt Joy Interview complete interview on Mulligan Stew Podcast www.mulliganstew.ca
Silver Lining Mt Joy Mt Joy
Matt Quinn. Mt Joy Interview complete interview on Mulligan Stew Podcast
Let Loose Mt Joy Re Arrange Us
Matt Quinn. Mt Joy Interview complete interview on Mulligan Stew Podcast www.mulliganstew.ca
My Vibe Mt Joy Re Arrange Us
Matt Quinn. Mt Joy Interview complete interview on Mulligan Stew Podcast
Sheep Mt Joy Re Arrange Us
Thank you for listening and donating Next
week – Dawes
4A is Battle of Angels John Mellencamp Sad Clowns and Hillbillies

EP 123 | Matt Quinn of Mt Joy


Hello All:

Like all great songwriters, Matt Quinn from LA band Mt Joy started all of his formal music training – in his bedroom in Philly

Even though Matt always had a desire to write and create music, he eventually started law classes.

He was deep into  tort law class when he saw that his first release Astrovan had 60,000 plays in one day on Spotify.

So much for the law career.

The second Mt Joy album is called Rearrange Us

Matt  describes the release  as a “breakup album” with an ending that speaks to personal growth and progress in the face of sorrow and is filled with hits!

These guys are really good.

Next Week – Taylor Goldsmith of Dawes.

September 5th, 2020 – Zooming with Jason and Naomi Priestley!


Zooming with Jason and Naomi Priestley at Home




Jason Priestley. Naomi Priestley  –  North Hollywood, Ca.

The Priestleys

 I’ve been very happy to call them friends for a long time.

Jason Priestley and I would see each other at auditions for TV and film roles in Vancouver.

Then he headed for LA and the rest you know.

Jason and TDM

Along with Producer Chad Oakes., we created and co hosted Hollywood and Vines TV. 3 years of shows from vineyards and kitchens in Italy, USA (California, Washington and Arizona), Mexico  and across Canada.

He met Naomi while acting in London. Jay didn’t know it yet but he was “done, like dinner”.

Naydog is a force… We had lots to get caught up on.  The kids, the USA and it’s pandemic and political crisis.

Plus three wines. The Rose they were drinking and my two – both with stories attached. Winemakers Cut and “The Mulligan” from Behrens and Hitchcock.

Nay asks about returning to The Guadalupe Valley outside of Ensenada Mexico. It was just waking up to the possibilities of winemaking there when we visited over 10 years ago. Now it’s just exploded.

We talk about the status of his current series Private Eyes, thoughts on shooting film and tv down  the road and how their  family, their  neighbours and fellow Californians are handling 2020.







Its casual but a lot of fun. It gets serious a couple of times because it’s a serious time we’re all living in.  Cheers.  Enjoy!!




Mark Wachtin and Mich Pambrun   (Storied Wines and Spirits)

These two interviews were left over from our coverage of Swirl and Untapped in Parksville earlier this year.

Parksvilles gorgeous beaches!

I really like these guys and their outstanding  portfolio. They represent…


(Vancouver Island)

Rathjen, Unsworth, Wayward Distillation



Anthony Buchanan


Lock and Worth

Desert Hills


Nagging Doubt

Nichol Vineyard


Ursa Major

Skaha Vineyards

Scenic Road Cidery

Tall Tale



That is an impressive list of clients.

You can tell these guys know their wines and winemakers.

Mark Wachtin

Mark Wachtin

Founder – Storied Wines & Spirits

It’s all about the people—conversations, stories and histories. Vancouver Island raised (free range) with a lifetime in hospitality, Mark’s drawn to smaller, family-run operations, sustainable farming and handcrafted production methods.

Motivated by both the traditional and the new wave of producers, Mark has paired wine and food in world-class hotels, restaurants and eateries. Mark’s commitment is best expressed in his strong relationships with sommeliers, chefs, bartenders, servers and retail product consultants.

Mich Pambrun

Mich Pambrun

North Island Sales & Marketing Representative

Michel Pambrun, former DJ and hospitality pro from Manitoba, is an  Internationally accredited sommelier. Michel celebrates natural, sustainable terroir-driven wines and their environments.

His many distinctions include participation in multiple Gold Medal Plates events curating pairings and perhaps his finest harvest, the raising of  two incredible daughters.



Zoom tasting at Yalumba

Cedar Creek food and wine pairing

Block Party Two –

Maenam – The book

Noble Ridge

Painted Rock

Sandra Oldfield – Back Again!!


Year 8 – The Four F’s in Kettle Valley

(Food. Fishing. Friends. Fluids)

Mayhem and Meyer – All in the Family

Clos du Soleil

Mulligan Stew Sept 5th 2020- Saturday Night Music for a Labour Day Weekend!


Two Hours of Saturday Night Music for a Long Labour Day Weekend.

I got your FLOW!!

We’re all going through the same feelings and changes

Fall weather. Fall emotions. School starting. Summer ending.

All those stops and starts – what we could use is FLOW…

The playlist features

New Tracks from Jim Cuddy/Cindy Blackman Santana/Dawes/Kathleen Edwards/Scott Cook/The Avett Brothers

Classic tracks from Talking Heads/Travelling Wilburys /Marvin Gaye/Bonnie Raitt/Mt Joy/Led Zep/Leo Kottke/Ritchie Havens/Ray Lamontagne.

Throw in a double shot of Boz Scaggs  (Just got to know & Cadillac Walk)

Carlos Santana & Eric Clapton

Herbie Hancock And Stevie Wonder

Maceo Parker

John Fogerty

Mount Joy

And we finish off the show with a killer track…

Breakdown (Live)  Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers 

No Interviews. No Specials.  No Themes.

Just music that FLOWS.

Have a safe weekend.



Mulligan Stew Sept 5 2020 2 hours of tunes for your Long Weekend www.mulliganstew.ca
Everybodys dancing Cindy Blackman Santana Give the drummer some
Once in a Lifetime Talking heads Pop Favourites 76-92 (box set)
Yes, we can Maceo Parker Soul Food
www.eauclairedistillery.ca Coming UP-Jim Cuddy, The Wilburys and Dawes
Good News (acoustic) Jim Cuddy single
End of the line Thre Travelling Wilburys The Collection (box set)
Still feel like a Kid Dawes Good Luck with Whatever
www.mulliganstew.ca Stew Playlist is on that site
I just got to know Boz Scaggs Out of the blues
Cadillac Walk Boz Scaggs Memphis
Options Open Kathleen Edwards Total Freedom
Mulligan Stew Playlist is at www.mulliganstew.ca
Say can you see Scott Cook Tangle of Souls
I go to my heart Avett Bros Gleam 3
What’s going on ? Marvin Gaye Greatest Hits
Sham Time Medeski. Martin, Wood and Scofield Juice
MulliganStew Podcast features Mike Plume www.mulliganstew.ca
The Calling Carlos Santana and Eric Clapton Supernatural
St Louis Blues Herbie Hancock – Stevie Wonder Gershwin’s World
No gettting over you Bonnie Raitt Silver Lining
www.deanehouse.com www.river-cafe.com
Long as I can see the Light John Fogerty Wrote a song for everyone
Let loose Mt Joy Mt Joy
MulliganStew Podcast featuring Mike Plume
Going to California (live) Led Zeppelin How the West was won
Sweet Emotion Leo Kottke and Mike Gordon Sixty Six Steps
Just like a woman Ritchie Havens Mixed bag
www.mulliganstew.ca Terry David Mulligan
Strong Enough Ray Lamontagne Monovision
Breakdown (live) Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Pack up the Plantation
Have a wonderful and safe Long Weekend Thanks all – Terry


EP 122 | Mike Plume and Tom Seaver


A rare double Guest Podcast!

We had always planned to showcase Mike Plume and his latest album Lonesome Stretch of Highway.

Mike has two dates coming up  Monday/Tuesday, Sept 7&8 at The Ironwood in Calgary.

We include four tracks from the album. His 10 years in Nashville show up in the songs. Solid work all around.

Then this week one of the greatest clutch pitchers to ever play baseball Tom Seaver died after a long battle with Alzheimer’s.

I had interviewed Tom by phone at his vineyard on top of  Diamond Mt. Calistoga at 7am Feb 18 2013.

(He started his days early)

I loved the conversation. A mix of baseball moments/memories and watching over his vineyards every day.

Tom was a storyteller..have a listen, you’ll see what I’m talking about.

Enjoy Mike and please remember Hall of Fame pitcher Tom Seaver.

Thank you


EP 121 | Kinnie Starr


Kinnie Starr just co-wrote the powerful single, THE BEST, with Amanda Rheaume and is looking into the future with hope!

2020 will see the release of her soundtrack for the award-winning Edge of the Knife directed by Gwaai Edenshaw and Helen Haig-Brown and a follow-up podcast to Play Your Gender, the documentary film Kinnie released in 2016 on gender equity in the music industry. 

September 4-5-6 Kinnie will co-headline with Buffy Ste Marie and Snotty Nose Rez Kids at 2RiversRemix,   a live stream of Contemporary Indigenous Music

Normally it would have taken place in Lytton. BC but nothing is normal about 2020. 

Kinnie and I talk about her thoughts on Nation Indigenous Day, her soundtrack for Edge of the Knife, and the 2RiversRemix event next weekend.

You’re going to want to sit down for this one.

For more information, visit 2riversremix.ca.