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

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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.

 WE ARE LIVE SATURDAY AT 10 AM!!

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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STORIES WE’RE WORKING ON

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

 

 

 

 

FEATURED

EP 312 | The last two folk fest interviews. Terry Wickham (Edmonton) Jenna Klein Waller (Canmore)

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The last two festival directors join us on The Summer Stew –
Terry Wickham – Edmonton Aug 8-11
Many years now the musical leader at  Edmonton Folk Festival.
As you know, he’s a natural storyteller and this year he’s telling stories of the growing indigenous component of the festival. Also how it all started to grow within the fest, it involves the Chieftains.
Terry talks about how he discovers artists, why certain artists strike a chord in him and how he had to keep a headliner booking secret for 7 months.
The complete interview can be heard on the Mulligan Stew Podcast and the video on the terrydavidmulligan YouTube Channel.
Jenna Klein Waller – Canmore  Aug 3-5
It’s year one for Jenna.  She has stayed in touch with the other artistic directors. Learning even more as she went. The one thing the festival wanted to focus on was finding a younger audience.
Jenna talks about the artists that her younger audience wants to see and hear.

July 20th 2024- Kathy Malone Hillside Winemaker – Naramata Bench & a walkaround 3rd Langford Beer Fest.

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Kathy Malone Hillside Winemaker – Naramata Bench and a walk around 3rd annual Langford Beer Festival.

 

THE SHOW

 

Two of BC’s wine originals.

Hillside Estate Winery. The third winery built and planted on the Naramata Bench. Our guest – Kathy Malone, The Chief Winemaker since 2008.

Kathy Malone

Kathy bring three outstanding wines :

Chef’s Whites is a unique blend of Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, and Chardonnay, all grown along the pristine Naramata Bench. Winemaker, Kathy Malone and Chef Evan Robertson have combined their expertise to create a wine that pairs seamlessly with the culinary delights served at the Bistro. The idea behind Chef’s Whites is simple yet profound: “What grows together goes together.”

Even before it was released, Chef’s Whites had won a place in the BC Top 50 wines this Summer and Gold in the All-Canadian Wine Championships.

2023 Chef’s Whites

Featuring fermentation in terra cotta jarre.

2021 Heritage Collection Pinot Noir

This 100% Naramata Bench Pinot Noir shines with juicy raspberry and wild strawberry aromas and flavours. The silky texture lingers on the palate while a hint of spice adds to its beautiful complexity.

 

2019 Gjoa’s Vineyard Merlot

This elegant wine shows dark fruits, with meaty umami undertones, followed by silky fine-grained tannins. So fun to taste and compare with our Hidden Valley Merlot or Dickinson Vineyard Merlot


Aug 12
  – Join  Hillside as they celebrate the junior Chefs of their  culinary team for a summer send off with “Hillside’s Got Talent”!

Enjoy an afternoon on their patio with a delicious bite created by their  junior chefs at 4 different stations, carefully paired with an outstanding Hillside wine. Cast your vote for favorite bite and savor the Naramata Bench.

Tickets: $55 plus tax and gratuity; available thru our website at www.hillsidewinery.ca or by phone: 250.487.1350.

 

www.hillsidewinery.ca

 

Third annual Langford Beer Festival took place at Starlight Stadium. It’s from Victoria Beer Society, the same team that also presents The Great Canadian Beer Festival Sept 6-7 in Victoria.

Langford Beer Festival returns for third year | Nexus newspaper

 

Its Joe Weibe and Lee Marchbanks. Lee starts off the beer blitz by explaining what breweries are attend, the pouring format (2 kegs) some of the outstanding beer trends and the new beer fans attending.

We appreciate the following guests allowing us to mess with their pours…

 

Tristan Fetherston – Brewer/Owner Beacon Brewing. (Sidney by the Sea)

Owners Alexa, Tristan and Steven are committed to supporting the community they live in and call home. Proudly using as many local ingredients from as many local companies as possible. (an observation…On Tuesdays they have 25% off a growler refills but only 10% off Senior purchases.  How about leveling that out 25% off both. Take care of those Seniors)

 

Ryan Bangma – One of the partners in Herald Street Brew Works. (Victoria) When the sensational Herald Street Café closed . they grabbed the space and did a amazing refurbish. Then followed very popular craft beers, including Salted Watermelon Lager, Phazer Hazy IPA etc.  Ryan started a discussion about the method of making “Watermelon Terpenes”  and he lost me.

 

Isaiah Archer – Whistle Buoy Brewing (Market Square – Victoria) Patio and Tap Room. Always busy.

Vape Lord Hazy Pale Ale,  Fuzzy Peach Sour

 

Brad McCarthy – Owner White Sails Brewing (Naniamo)

Very popular room and very handsome brewery. Just below “Gina’s”.  If you don’t know what that means, ask someone who does.

They create very special beers…highly recommended.

 

whitesailsbrewing.com

whistlebuoybrewing.com

heraldstreet.com

beaconbrewing.ca

victoriabeersociety.com

 

 

STORIES WE’RE WORKING ON

 

Meyer Family

The Hatch/Black Swift

Fort Berens

Burrowing Owl Winery Cookbook

Sipster 3

Cowichan Valley Wine Festival

John Kubek – Lightening Rock and Alberta Wine Wars

 

 

 

 

 

Mulligan Stew July 20th 2024- Summer Stews – Guests are Artistic Directors Terry Wickham (EFMF) and Jenna Klein Waller (Canmore)

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The last two festival directors join us on The Summer Stew –
Terry Wickham – Edmonton Aug 8-11
Many years later the musical leader at  Edmonton Folk Festival.
As you know, he’s a natural storyteller and this year he’s telling stories of the growing indigenous component of the festival. Also how it all started to grow within the fest, it involves the Chieftains.
Terry talks about how he discovers artists, why certain artists strike a chord in him and how he had to keep a headliner booking secret for 7 months.
The complete interview can be heard on the Mulligan Stew Podcast and the video on the terrydavidmulligan YouTube Channel.
Jenna Klein Waller – Canmore  Aug 3-5
It’s year one for Jenna.  She has stayed in touch with the other artistic directors. Learning even more as she went. The one thing the festival wanted to focus on was finding a younger audience.
Jenna talks about the artists that her younger audience wants to see and hear.
The rest of The Stew is the usual mix of…
New Music 
Leeroy Stagger
Son of Dave and Celeigh Cardinal
Joel Plaskett
Rhiannon Giddens
Classic Saturday night tracks – a number suggested by our two donors…
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Live
Marvin Gaye
Bruce Cockburn
Remembering Tony Bennett and Amy Winehouse
Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats with Pres Hall Jazz Band
Fats Domino
The Wood Bros
Los Lobos
Phish – Live
Rickie Lee Jones
Elisapie
Jim Cuddy
Happy Weekend

PLAYLIST:

The Summer Stew 2 Guests Artistic Directors from Canmore and Edmonton Folk Fests TDMulligan
Having a party (live) Nathaniel Rateliff and the N Sweats Live at Red Rocks
Get out my life woman The Wood Brothers Virgin Digital Sessions
Let the four winds blow Fats Domino Greatest Hits
For what its worth Los Lobos Native Sons
The Summer Stews TDMulligan mulliganstewdotca
Jesus just left Chicago Phish Live Fish Vol 15
Body and Soul Tony Bennett and Amy Winehouse Duets 2
Chuck E’s in Love Rickie Lee Jones Rickie Lee Jones
Where’s the party at? Son of Dave and Celeigh Cardinal single
This is The Summer Stew Deane House and River Cafe 2 of the very best Restaurants in Canada.
Jenna Klein Waller Canmore Folk Fest Aug 3-5
Vuela Junto a Mi Lido Pimento Curiche
Jenna Klein Waller Canmore Folk Festival artistic director
Find new ways Dan Mangan single
Summer Stew Next Guest Terry Wickham Edmonton Folk Fest
Going to California Elisapie Inuktitut
Everyday Angels Jim Cuddy Band All the World fades away
This is Mulligan Stew Terry David Mulligan MulliganStewdotca
Breakdown (live) Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers Pack up the Plantation
Don’t come round here no more Rhiannon Giddens (Benmont Tench) Petty Country
The Summer Stews TDMulligan Coming UP – Marvin Gaye
Inner City Blues Marvin Gaye Something to believe in
Pacing the cage Bruce Cockburn The Charity of Night
High Summer Joel Plasket single
Terry David Mulligan The Summer Stew NEXT – Leeroy Stagger
Watermelon Pink Leeroy Stagger single
Coyotes Banff supporting ckua for over 25 years Coming UP – Terry Wickham
Terry Wickham Interview Edmonton Folk Fest Aug 8-11
Head over heels (Live) Blue Rodeo Live at Massey Hall
Terry Wickham Interview Edmonton Folk festival Aug 8-11
When the levee breaks Robert Plant / Allison Krauss single
Terry Wickham Interview Edmonton Folk fest Aug 8-11
Midnight son Reuben and the dark- Trvstfall AG Bullhorn single
Terry Wickham complete interview on Mulligan Stew Podcast and TDM YouTube Channel
Black is the color Rhiannon Giddens Live on Mountain stage – 40 year ann.
complete Terry Wickham Interview on Mulligan Stew Podcast and tdm YouTube channel
I have NO idea what song this is Kruger brothers Same thing with the album

EP 311 | Artistic directors Kerry Clark from the Calgary Folk Fest and Fiona Black from the Vancouver Folk Fest.

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It’s festival season. Full ON.

Everywhere you go someone is kicking off a festival.

We’re concentrating on the music festivals of Western Canada.

I couldn’t do them all…

Vancouver Island and Winnipeg  festivals  have started

This weekend our guests are – artistic directors Kerry Clark from the Calgary Folk Fest and Fiona Black from the Vancouver Folk Fest.

We finish our festival updates July 20 with Jenna Klein Waller artistic director from Canmore Festival and Terry Wickham artistic director of Edmonton Folk Music Festival.

 

Check out the artist lineups at

www.calgaryfolkfest.com  July 25-28

www.thefestival.bc.ca  July 19-21

Mulligan Stew July 13th 2024- The Summer Stews. July 13. (Vancouver & Calgary Fests)

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In addition to the 2 hours of music included below, The Stew will also add this week’s festival updates.
Guests are Fiona Black. Vancouver Folk Festival July 19-21 and Kerry Clark.  Calgary Folk Festival July 25-28

Both with fantastic artist line-ups and both talking artists to watch for and listen to.

Two donor hours.

The first hour is dedicated to a farming couple lost to COVID-19 in 2021.
Songs to farm life from Murray McLauchlan, Corb Lund & Ian Tyson, David Francey and suggested songs from Dire Straits, Kacey Musgraves & Bill Bourne.

The second donor left it to me. A creative gift I never take for granted.

New music from Rory Block, Madeline Peyroux, Radio Grande, Willie Nelson and very interesting storytelling songwriting from Norine Braun about discovering her Indigenous roots and where the journey led her.

As always, Saturday night classics from
Van  the Man
Plant and Krauss
Matt Anderson
The Wood Brothers,
Dave Alvin and Jimmy Dale Gilmore
Bob Dylan – Like a Rolling Stone
Celeigh Cardinal  (#1)

Two songs of “Mercy” from Mike Farris and Don Covay
Booker T and the MG’s
Quest Love -The Roots.
And more.

Next week we feature the last two festivals.
Canmore and Edmonton.

Complete interviews can be heard on Mulligan Stew Podcast and terrydavidmulligan YouTube Channel

 

PLAYLISTS:

The Summer Stews Terry Mulligan CKUA
Downey to Lubbock Dave Alvin – Jimmy Dale Gilmore Downey to Lubbock
Ride on Corb Lund (Ian Tyson) Cover your tracks
Farmer’s Song (live) Murray Mclauchlan Live at the Orpheum
For loving me Bill Bourne Boon Tang
The Summer Stew – featuring Calgary and Vancouver Folk Fests interviews with artistic directors
Like a rolling stone Bob Dylan Highway 61 Revisited
Rainbow Kacey Musgraves Golden Hour
Deane House and River Cafe Both on The Bow Coming UP Vancouver Folk Fest update
In spite of ourselves John Prine and Iris Dement In spite of ourselves
Interview with Fiona Black Artistic Director Vancouver Folk Fest July 19-21
Rolling on The Wood Brothers Heart is the hero
Walk of life Dire Straits Private Investigations
Wild ride The Radio Grande Wrapped in Plastic
The Summer Stew with TDM next hour we talk Calgary Folk Fest July 25-28
Many a long and lonesome highway Willie Nelson The Border
Torn screen David Francey Torn Screen
Coming UP in Hour Two Kerry Clark – Calgary Folk Fest -But first Van The Man at The Last Waltz
Caravan (live) The Band with Van Morrison The Last Waltz
High and Lonesome Robert Plant and Allison Krauss Raise the Roof
Everything is broken Rory Block Positively 4th Street
Don’t waste your love on me Celeigh Cardinal Boundless Possibilities
Golden Matt Anderson The big bottle of Joy
Let’s walk Madeleine Peyroux Let’s walk
The Summer Stews Coming UP – Kerry Clark Calgary Folk Fest update
Mercy now Mike Farris Shine for all the people
Mercy Don Covay Mercy
coyotes banff – with thanks Calgary Folk Fest Update with Kerry Clark interview
Why am I treated so bad Quest Love. Roots. Christian McBride and Norah Jones single from Playing Along Podcast
Kerry Clark artistic director Calgary Folk Fest July 25-28
Green Onions Booker T and the MG’s Green Onions
Kerry Clark Interview Calgary Folk Fest July 25-28
Sneaking around Robert Finley Black Bayou
All Complete Festival Interviews Mulligan Stew Podcast and tdm YouTube channel
all my relations Norine Braun Journey Toward Wholeness

July 13th, 2024 Tasting with Tightrope (Naramata) & Bonterra Organic (Mendocino)

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2024 Releases – Tightrope (Naramata) and Bonterra Organic  (Mendocino)

 

THE SHOW

 

Lyndsay O’Rourke – Winemaker at Tightrope Winery (Naramata Bench)

Lyndsay O'Rourke Tightrope Winery - Good Life Vancouver

(Lyndsay and Graeme O’Rourke)

 

Tightrope Winery is a small, family-run, sustainable winery on the Naramata Bench.

A true Labour of love for owners Graham (viticulturist) and Lyndsay O’Rourke (winemaker). Their vineyards on the Naramata Bench are farmed sustainably to make hand-crafted wines with artistry and passion. Tightrope wines capture the soul of Naramata – the personality, character, culture and fruit of “the Bench.”

Tightrope is yet another story of a couple who discovered they both had a passion for wine and when given the self-inspired opportunity to become farmers and winemakers, they changed careers and homes to follow their dreams.

To those who seek such things, it should come as no surprise that their wines are completely passionate and speak to your senses.

 

Top 10 small wineries in Canada – 2019.

Our 2 part interview with co-owner and winemaker Lyndsay O’Rourke will cover their story as owners and winemakers and some of their  2024  Tightrope Releases..

2023 – Pinot Gris – 4 different vineyards. Notes of pear and grapefruit. Beautifully clean and dry. ( Lyndsay has prices in the interview)

2023 – Rose. What a nice surprise to find 96% Pinot Noir and 4% Barbera which adds spice notes to the tasting experience.

2022 – Semillon. Single vineyard Gem.  100% Sem. Lemon zest. Grapefruit and minerality. Clean and crisp.

2023 – Viognier.  Two vineyards were involved.  Ripe citrus notes, ginger. Dry and bright. Aged on lees for 3 months. French and Acacia Barrels. Worth it!!

2022 – Pinot Noir Rubis.  Destemmed not crushed. 3 weeks on skins. Then  French Oak – 30% new for 10 months. Cranberry. Strawberry. Spice. (Cellar for 2-10)

2022 – Pinot Noir Fleet Road. Complex vineyard management pays off. Ripe black fruit, plum. Leather. Some Oak. Impressive. (cellar 2-10 years)

www.tightropewinery.ca

 

Bonterra Organic Estates – Joseph Brinkley Director of Regenerative Farming/Benjamin Mitarakis Dir. of Trade Development (Mendocino)

Bonterra Organic Vineyards Continues to Advance Organically Farmed Wine | Minnesota Monthly

This taste and talk took place at Tap and Barrell Bridges on Granville Island. The afternoon was part of the Spring release tasting and very much a talk about organic farming at Bonterra Organic Estates. America’s #1 Organic Winery.

The winery and vineyards over the years have been known as Fetzer Vineyards and had winemakers such as Paul Dolan and Bob Blue.

Vina Concha y Toro took control of Fetzer in 2011 and when they launched Bonterra they were well ahead of anyone else in Organic farming and wines.

It has taken years of education to raise the profile of organic wines. With the consumer and surprisingly with wine sales staff. Not just in Vancouver but everywhere.

Benjamin and Joseph spent several hours walking us through the farming process, the certification of the vineyards and their commitment to The Earth.

(Joseph Brinkley – TDM – Benjamin Mitarakis)

Our  energized  conversation covered most of the questions asked in the room but then we talked about

“the wines”.

We tasted and talked about the following Bonterra  2024 Releases..

2022 – Bonterra Organic Estates Chardonnay. 2 vineyards. One sandstone and the other volcanic rock. On Lees 6 months American Oak – third new. $24

Delightful Mendocino Chard. Light oak notes – nice finish and the price is right.

2021 – Bonterra Organic Estates Cabernet Sauvignon. A nice touch of Petit Syrah adds fine aromas. 40% new French oak. Raised toast levels lift everything.

$25.  Dark ripe berries, lasting finish. Again, the price is right.

 

Not yet available but hopefully coming our way, we also tasted

 

2022 – Bonterra Estate Collection  (new) Chardonnay. Granny Smith, citrus, ripe pear. 50/50 oak  French/American. Brilliant nose.  Big hit!

2022 – Bonterra Estate Collection   (new) Cabernet Sauvignon. Butler Ranch Fruit. 100% French Oak.  40% new.

2022 – Bonterra Estate Collection  (new) (new) The Butler Red Blend. Butler Ranch Vineyards. 63% Syrah, 18 P Syrah, 12 Mourvedre,  6 Grenache and 1% Viognier. 14 months in French Oak (12 new).  Direct,  delicious and damn good.

Bonterra Certified: B Corporation/ Regenerative Organic Certified/Climate Neutral Certified/True Zero Waste Certified.

www.bonterra.com

 

STORIES WE’RE WORKING ON

Meyer Family

Township 7

The Hatch/Black Swift Whites

Fort Berens

Hillside Estate

Burrowing Owl Estate Winery Cookbook

Sipster 3

Cowichan Valley Wine Festival

 

 

 

 

 

EP 310 | Mulligan Stew Summer Music Festivals in Canadian West

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It all started as a single interview about the Edmonton Folk Festival. We seemed to be talking about the “other“ festivals and could they survive the Covid years.

That conversation turned into the first group interview with the artistic directors of Calgary, Winnipeg, Canmore and Vancouver Folk Festivals.

It was fun and informative, so I’m hoping  to make it a yearly gathering.

Here’s the guest lineup this year.

They each bring with them stories of the artists they booked and why.

Vancouver Island Music Festival

Doug Cox – July 12-14 Vancouver Island Music Festival (Courtney)

Chris Frayer – July 11-14  Winnipeg Folk Festival

Fiona Black – July 19-21 Vancouver Folk Festival

Kerry Clark – July 25-28 Calgary Folk Festival

Jenna Klein Waller – Aug 3-5 Canmore Folk Festival

Terry Wickham – Aug 8-11 Edmonton Folk Festival

 This week our interview guests are…

Artistic Directors of Vancouver Island Music Festival (Doug Cox) & Winnipeg Folk Festival

(Chris Frayer)

Both festivals start next weekend. Next Saturday it’s Fiona Black from Vancouver FF and Kerry Clark from Calgary FF.  Bringing insights into their artist guest list and special events.
The complete interviews can be seen on  the terrydavidmulligan YouTube Channel

July 6th, 2024- 2 Wine Stories –From Garnet Valley, Solvero & Garnet Valley Ranch. Also from Bottleneck Drive,  Dirty Laundry & Pamplemousse Jus.

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Two Wine Stories –New wineries in Garnet Valley, Solvero & Garnet Valley Ranch Plus  Two from Bottleneck Drive,  Dirty Laundry and Pamplemousse Jus.

 

 

As much as I like to follow the wines we all share, I’m equally driven by the people who make them. The battles they wage against weather and man!

Best of all are the stories they tell. Every wine has a story.

Those are the people and stories I want to share with you on Tasting Room Radio.

 

Christine Coletta – Co-founder of Okanagan Crush Pad/Haywire etc and now Garnet Valley Ranch Wines

Alison Moyes – GM and Winemaker at Solvero Wines in Garnet Valley.

Discover Garnet Valley Ranch., a quick 7 minute drive from the town of Summerland!  The 320-acre ranch is a working farm that is surrounded by natural habitat, organic vineyards, fields of ground crops and a lavender farm. A small pond attracts more than 70 species of birds and wildlife. With no immediate neighbours, the site is tranquil and relaxing. There are places to hike and horseback riding options, or go off grid, listen to nature, and read a book while you sip wine.

 

Christine talks about the wines being planted, grown, harvested and released.

Christine Coletta is one of the veteran leaders in the BC wine industry. We’ll also be talking about the future of BC wine.

 

Her only “next door”  neighbor in Garnet Valley  is Alison Moyes and the team at Solvero Wines.

Solvero Wines: Summerland's Newest Winery Now Open - My VanCity

“It was just a dense forested mountainside, very steep slopes, very challenging terrain to farm. But over the course of two years, a 16-acre vineyard was planted in 2016. Then we started building the winery in 2020 to be able to produce the wines. And then finally, we’ve just finished this beautiful new tasting room and  we’re ready to launch this year.” Alison Moyes (Global TV)

 

This destination, is one of the highest vineyards in BC,  almost 600 metres. Its perfect for growing their signature  releases  of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

By hiring Alison Moyes, they’ve found the final piece of the puzzle.

She learned her  winemaking craft through years at Stoneboat, Osoyoos Larose and Liquidity.

Enjoy the conversation between winery neighbours. Both creating new wines in a new  destination. We get to taste and compare the same varietals from both locations.

Then a short trip down the road to Summerland’s Bottleneck Drive.

 

www.solverowines.ca

www.okanagancrushpad.com

 

 

Jordan Kubeck – owner/winemaker Pamplemousse Jus natural winery  (Bottleneck Drive)

Okanagan Crush Pad Announces Changes to the Winemaking Team - My VanCity

Jordan Kubeck winemaker/owner at Pamplemousse Jus

One of BC’s most admired new wineries is Pamplemousse. Not only making highly creative natural wines, they are  also creating “natural” converts with every season.

Jordan has been making wine in BC since 2010. After working at Cellar Tek, Okanagan Crush Pad and Lightning Rock, Jordan was excited to launch her own project along with her husband Tyler Knight and business partner James Langford-Smith in 2021.

Pamplemousse Jus is natural wine! Neutral vessels, basket press, manual labor and wild ferments create these wines. The wines are made in a garage turned winery with basic winemaking equipment and a whole lot of happy hearts. The Pamplemousse Jus team works hard, experimenting with unusual blends and winemaking styles to bring you the freshest, yummiest wines possible.

 

 

Mason Spink  Winemaker at Dirty Laundry (Bottleneck Drive)

A Q&A with our Winemaker Mason Spink

Mason Spink

When the recent Top 50 BC wines were announced, at the very top of the list – the wine of the year was

Dirty Laundry’s 2022 Cellar Series Gamay.

Wine of the year' is Dirty Laundry Cellar Series Gamay

this wine stood out among all entries for it’s exceptional quality and distinctive character, earning the highest honor in the competition.” Okanagan Wine Festivals.

Dirty Laundry Vineyard | Okanagan Wineries

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Mason Spink winemaker at Dirty Laundry Vineyards

After study at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ont. by 2009, he was making wine and, in 2013, he left See Ya Later Ranch to join Dirty Laundry. Since Mason Spink took over as winemaker in 2013, Summerland’s Dirty Laundry Vineyard has doubled production. He likes to make serious, interesting wines but they don’t have to be pretentious. Over his time at Dirty Laundry he has been evolving the house style and winning awards. Including #1 at the new Top 50 in BC hosted by the Okanagan Wine Festivals

The vineyards were originally planted in the 1970s and are now some of the Okanagan Valley’s oldest vinifera vines.

Mason takes us through some of their recent releases and their plans for replanting vines lost in the latest winter freeze.

The other voice you hear belongs to Leeann Froese, the owner of Town Hall Brands. An outstanding  wine advisor and marketing firm.

 

www.dirtylaundry.ca

www.pamplemoussejus.ca

 

STORIES WE’RE WORKING ON

 

Meyer Family

Sipster 3

The Hatch

Township 7

Fort Berens

Hillside

Black Swift Whites.

Burrowing Owl Estate Winery Cookbook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mulligan Stew July 6th 2024-Welcome to The Summer Stew. The 2nd Annual Summer Festival Special

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It all started as a single interview about the Edmonton Folk Festival. We seemed to be talking about  the “other“ festivals and could they survive the Covid years.

That conversation turned into the first group interview with the artistic directors of Calgary, Winnipeg, Canmore and Vancouver Folk Festivals.

It was fun and informative, so we’ve decided to make it a yearly gathering.

Here’s the guest lineup this year. They each bring with them stories of the artists they booked and why.

Vancouver Island Music Festival

Doug Cox – July 12-14 Vancouver Island Music Festival (Courtney)

Chris Frayer – July 11-14  Winnipeg Folk Festival

Fiona Black – July 19-21 Vancouver Folk Festival

Kerry Clark – July 25-28 Calgary Folk Festival

Jenna Klein Waller – Aug 3-5 Canmore Folk Festival

Terry Wickham – Aug 8-11 Edmonton Folk Festival

Winnipeg Folk Music Festival

This week our interview guests are…

Artistic Directors of Vancouver Island Music Festival (Doug Cox) & Winnipeg Folk Festival (Chris Frayer)

Both festivals start next weekend.

Next Saturday it’s Fiona Black from Vancouver FF and Kerry Clark from Calgary FF.  Bringing insights into their artist guest list and special events.
The complete interviews can be seen on Mulligan Stew Podcast and the terrydavidmulligan YouTube Channel

From those two feature interviews we’ll be playing the headliners they talked about. Bela Fleck, Milk Carton Kids, Leo Kottke, Lucinda Williams,  Daniel Lanois, The Cowboys Junkies, and The Fretless with Madeleine Roger.

Hey..there’s also the rest of The Summer Stew…

Two donors who each bring suggestions to the playlist. The Witts were thinking songs about July and summer hits from Tom Petty and Steve Winwood.

And the Browns simply wanted something from the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s that they could dance to. The 40’s was always going to be tough until I remembered a Fats Domino song he released in 1949 that was fully rock and roll – 6 years ahead of Elvis.

July songs include Dave Alvin and Jimmy Dale Gilmore singing John Stewart’s July, you’re a Woman. The original King of July by Tom Taylor, Black day in July by Gord Lightfoot.

New music from Colin James, Lake Street Dive, The Radio Grande, and The Fabulous Thunderbirds.

Live songs from Neil and Peggy Young singing Ian Tyson, and Mavis Staples.

Classics from Ben E King, Ray Charles, Sly Stone, Plant and Krauss, Bonnie Raitt and  Aretha are making history, and because The Beatles’ film   A Hard Days Night was first screened July 6 1964 to huge success, we’ll be playing You Can’t Do That!!

Welcome to The Summer Stews!!!

PLAYLIST:

The Summer Stews Terry David Mulligan CKUA
July, you’re a woman dave alvin and jd gilmore downey to lubbock
king of July tom taylor king of July
black day in July gordon lightfoot Did she mention my name
Summer Stew Guest – Doug Cox Van Inland Music Fest Coming UP – Colin James
Devilment colin james (charlie musslewhite) chasing the Sun
made up mind bonnie raitt just like that
help is on the way Lake Street Dive good together
4 strong winds (live) neil and peggy young Live 8
The Summer Stews Interviews with Van island and Winnipeg Festivals mulliganstewdotca
learning to fly tom petty and the heartbreakers great wide open
higher love steve winwood back in the high life
Deane House – River Cafe Both on The Bow, in Calgary Next – Doug Cox
Interview Doug Cox – Artistic Director Vancouver Island Music Festival July 12-14
Bubbles Bela Fleck The Melody of Rhythm
Honey, Honey Milk carton kids Live from Lincoln Theatre
Doug Cox Artistic Director Van Island Music fest Complete interview on the Mulligan Stew Podcast and YouTube Channel
Oh well Leo Kottke & Mike Gordon Sixty-six steps
Can’t let go Lucinda Williams Car Wheels on a gravel road
the summer stew – Doug Cox interview complete interview mulligan stew podcast -and tdm YouTube channel
under a stormy sky daniel lanois Acadie (gold top edition)
The Summer Stew TDMulligan – Guest is Chris Frayer – Winnipeg Folk Fest July 11-14
The Weight (live) Mavis Staples Ill take you there
ooh la la Faces ooh la la
silver heart the Radio Grande wrapped in plastic
stand by me ben e king 60’s hits
the summer stew guest – chris frayer Winnipeg folk fest July 11-14
you cant do that the beatles hard days night
high and lonesome rob plant / alison krauss raise the roof
Coyotes Banff supporting ckua and the stew for over 25 years Next – Aretha
never loved a man the way i love you Aretha Franklin Never loved a man
Taking it back to Fats the Year 1949 in New Orleans
The Fat Man (1949) Fats Domino Fats Swings
mess around ray charles rock and roll ray charles
stand sly and the family stone stand
Chris Frayer – Artistic Director Winnipeg Folk Festival July 11-14
Sweet Jane (live) Cowboy Junkies 200 more miles
Chris Frayer Interview complete interview on Mulligan Stew Podcast and TDM YouTube Channel
My moon My man Madeleine Roger and The Fretless Open House
complete interviews on podcast and youtube Next week guests from Calgary and Vancouver Festivals mulliganstewdotca
Nothing in Rambling The Fabulous Thunderbirds Struck Down

 

EP 309 | Canada Day Weekend with Greg Keelor and Jim Cuddy from Blue Rodeo & Jim brings his new solo album.

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They are Canadian music royalty.  Who better to have joined us on the Canada Day weekend than Greg Keelor and Jim Cuddy from Blue Rodeo?

AND  Jim brings his 6th solo album All the World Fades Away.

There is much to talk about. In the first half of the Podcast Greg and Jim take us through Blue Rodeo’s plans for their 40th year together in 2025.

Taking part in the Lightfoot celebration at Massey Hall. Being inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame.. Then Greg bugs out and Jim and I talk about his 6th solo album with The Jim Cuddy band.

It’s called All the world fades away and it’s a beauty.

Stories about his Father, our friend the late  John Mann and his family, his early years on The Yukon, and his duet with Greg on the solo album. The dialogue between the two of them on the meaning of the song is WILD!

We talk tours and plans for the year.  Comments about playing the Canmore and Edmonton Folk Festivals this summer. Our thanks to the boys…

Enjoy – Happy Canada Day