Jim Cuddy

November 13th 2013

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Jim Cuddy, Photo: Pollock Heather

Jim Cuddy, Photo: Pollock Heather


We’re talking Rutherford Dust and the new Lake Sonoma label with wine partners Dan Zepponi (Napa) and Tony Stewart (Okanagan).

 Imagine being the Cellar Master at 240 yr old Veuve Clicquot. That’s the life of Dominique Demarville. He says Madame Clicquot is still in those cellars.
Richard Parsons has run Time Warner, General Counsel for  the White House and many more. His wine mentor was Nelson Rockefeller.
Likely one of the reasons why he became the owner of Italy’s Il  Palazzone
His motto?  We drink all the wine we can and sell the rest!!
Jim Cuddy from Blue Rodeo plays through the West for Gold Medal Plates. We talk about raising funds for Olympians  and why he’s all over Spanish Wines.
Martha Wainwright was a guest on Mulligan Stew last week. After we got through the music talk we discovered a mutual love for wine. Go figure!
And the Wine Diva returns with her take on this year’s Vines Magazine/ Intervin Wine Awards.
Who won best of show and the Gold medal winners from BC.
Daenna was one of 19 judges. This is the inside dope!!
 
 
 
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THE SHOW

 

Blue Rodeo, by Dustin Rabin

Blue Rodeo, by Dustin Rabin


Blue Rodeo have just released another album. In Our Nature is their 13th studio release in 26 years.
Recorded at Greg Keelor’s farm, its decidedly acoustic, in part because of Greg’s hearing loss.
I made plans to meet Jim Cuddy – his writing and singing partner – in the lobby of the Fairmont Pacific Rim in Vancouver as Jim was touring and playing as part of the annual Gold Medal Plates Culinary Competition.
We talked about the new music and  the addition of guitarist Colin Cripps who plays in The Jim Cuddy Band.
The bulk of the talk will be heard on Mulligan Stew @ CKUA radio Saturday Nov 16.
Jim and I always talk wine when we get together.
Because he has given so much to GMPlates, he’s asked to be  part of various trips that are auctioned off..so there are  stories there.
He’s discovered a new paella dish at Carmen in Toronto and thus he’s washing it down with Ribera del Duero wines.
 
Blue Rodeo’s 2014 tour starts
Jan 2-3 in Vancouver.
Alberta dates include

  • Jan 9  Red Deer
  • Jan 10/11  The Jube in Calgary
  • Jan 12  Lethbridge
  • Jan 16 Fort MacMurray
  • Jan 17/18 Jube Edmonton

The Devon Cuddy band opens the shows.
www.bluerodeo.com
 

Martha Wainwright

Martha Wainwright


There’s also a Mulligan Stew connection to the next guest Martha Wainwright..of the legendary Wainwright/McGarrigle Families.
Her brother is Rufus Wainwright. Her Dad is Loudon Wainwright 111.  Her Mother Kate McGarrigle  lost her battle with Cancer in 2010 just months after Martha had given birth to her first child.
All of those emotions played out in her current album Come Home To Mama.
At the end of our conversation..I asked Martha about her relationship with wine and off we went.
Because she’s pregnant again, she’s stopped drinking but you can tell she’s a wine fan through and through.
Way to go Martha.
www.marthawainwright.com
We’ve aired the story of Plume before on TRR.
A really good Napa Cab that come out of nowhere at $25.00 but  tasted like $35.
It was the result of a partnership between two wine families.
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Dan & Tony in the Vineyard


The Zepponi’s of Napa and Stewarts of The Okanagan.
Dan Zeponni first wine memory is planting vines along the Silverado Trail at the family vineyard.
Tony Stewart and his family did the same above BC’s  Okanagan Lake at Quails Gate.
Now they’re making Plume and introducing a new label into their portfolio –  Lake Sonoma.
Here’s the complete story and how they may just be the Tip of a very large Iceberg.
 
 
www.lakesonomawinery.com
www.plumewinery.com
quailsgate.com
 

Dominique Demarville

Dominique Demarville is the very lucky Cellar Master at Veuve Clicquot. The makers of fine champagne for 240 years.
Dom says he can still feel the presence of Madame Clicquot in the darkest corners of the cellars.
This quiet conversation made its way through the history of the label, how he felt when he first walked into those cellars and what makes Veuve so unique. We agreed on the value of the bubbles. Best bubbles in the World.
The label has a special place in this world. Whenever someone wants to celebrate a marriage..a graduation, a conquest or to remember someone departed..a bottle of Veuve Clicquot usually finds its way into the occasion. Special place that.
Salute!!
 
www.veuveclicquot.com
 
 
Richard Parsons/il Palazzone

Richard Parsons

Richard Parsons


Former Citigroup Inc.  Chairman Richard Parsons, whose career in banking and media saw him at the helm of the industries’ biggest companies, is betting he can make money in retirement in the wine-rich Tuscan hills.
Twelve years after buying Il Palazzone, a Montalcino vineyard perched on the ancient trail to Rome, Parsons is getting serious about winemaking, turning a hobby into a business. He’s built a new cellar he inaugurated with this year’s harvest and plans to double production of his finest wine, Brunello, turning Il Palazzone into a profitable activity within five years.
Despite its name, il Palazzone, or “the big palace” is actually quite a small winery making less than 1,000 cases of Brunello di Montalcino annually. While the estate is roughly 20 acres, the vineyard area authorized for the production of Brunello di Montalcino is a mere 10 acres.
Il Palazzone recently completed construction of a new cellar, designed to blend beautifully into the landscape and minimize its carbon footprint. While the cellar utilizes the best of modern technology, the vineyard still creates its Brunello in the traditional method by aging the wine in large, Slavonian oak barrels for nearly four years.
Great story this.
www.ilpalazzone.com
 
 
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Wine Diva at Intervin

 
Intervin
 
 
 
 
The InterVin International Wine Awards is designed to recognize and celebrate the very best wines available to Canadian consumers.
An entirely objective, blind tasting format has been developed that utilizes a team of qualified and respected judges. The panel features wine industry professionals with backgrounds in hospitality, media, education and winemaking.
Competing wines are  grouped by varietal or style ensuring that each is fairly evaluated. Judges awarded  gold, silver and bronze medals in each category as well as determine the prestigious top awards for the overall best wines.
One of the highly qualified judges was Daenna van Mulligen – The Wine Diva.
The results are now out but Daenna has her tasting notes and gives us the inside edge on who won what and why.
Wines included in our discussion were
 

Best in Show

  • Cavas la Capilla – Malbec
  • Tyler Harleton – Pinot Gris
  • Taylor Fladgate LBV Port
  • Stellars Jay Brut 2008
  • Mission Hill Compendium
  • Nk Mip  Qwam Qwmt  Riesling ice wine
  • Painted Rock Cabernet and Syrah
  • Poplar Grove – Pinot Gris
  • Quails Gate  – Chenin 2012
  • Quails Gate – Dry Riesling
  • Red Rooster – Reserve Viognier
  • Silk Scarf  Malbec-Cab 2009
  • Stellars Jay
  • Tinhorn Creek Pinot Noir 2009
  • Tyler Harleton  Viognier. Pinot Gris
  • Wild Goose
  • Stoney ridge
  • Tawse

 
www.winediva.ca
www.intervin.ca
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STORIES WE’RE WORKING ON

 

  • Carlo Mondavi at Continuum
  • The 17th annual Cornucopia. Whistler Wine Festival
  • Bistro Seventeen 89
  • A Return to La Morra Piedmont
  • Beppi Crosariol

Mulligan Stew June 15th

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Jim Cuddy
Jim Cuddy and tdm both headed for Clayoquot Wilderness Resort last weekend.
It was a Wilderness Wine Weekend with France’s M Chapoutier and The Okanagan’s Le Vieux Pin
Jim brought his guitar and songs.
Even though the resort has room for 40 guests and a staff of 20..it felt like we were at The Commodore Ballroom.
After the concert Jim and I shared sensational wines from Ehlers etc that our friend Will Flatt smuggled in.
 
As Jim was waiting for his float plane to arrive the next morning, we sat at the breakfast table and talked Blue Rodeo, The Cuddy Band and the new release that’s coming from BR and the battles they’ve chosen to fight.tdm&Cuddy
One with the Prime Minister.
 I’m thinking you’re going to like this interview.

Wooden Ships Crosby Stills and Nash CSN 2012
Jesus was a Cross Maker The Hollies Elizabethtown soundtrack
Gonna Walk Bare Naked Ladies Grinning Streak
Bright Lights Gary Clark Jr The Bright Lights EP
Dust My Broom ZZ Top Deguello
A woman in love (It’s not me) Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers The Live Anthology
Walk On Neil Young Road Rock
Heartbreaker The Alabama Shakes Boys and Girls
Josephine Snooks Eaglin Soul’s Edge
Not Fade Away The Band and The Crickets Remembering Buddy Holly
Come and get it The Wood Brothers Let us in Americana
Watch yourself go down Jim Cuddy band Skyscrapper Soul
Jim Cuddy Interview
Try Blue Rodeo Greatest Hits Volume 1
Jim Cuddy Interview
Remedy Colin Linden Still Live
Happy Pills Norah Jones Little Broken Hearts
Black Coffee in bed Squeeze Singles 45 and under
I will Steve Earle Let us in Americana
Deja Vu Crosby Stils & Nash CSN 2012

Mulligan Stew Jan 12th

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Terry David Mulligan welcomes Jim Cuddy of Blue Rodeo to The Stew this week They’ll talk about the 25th anniversary re-release of Blue Rodeo’s early CDs and the accompanying celebration tour. Also, a father’s pride as Jim’s son takes the stage in Toronto.
Rock legend Steven Van Zandt of the E Street Band and The Sopranos drops by in the second hour. Hear about his role as Executive Producer and Music Director of the new rock-driven David Chase film Not Fade Away. Terry and Steve talk mid-60’s music – Stones, Beatles, Yardbirds, the music of the day. And the nationally syndicated rock radio show Underground Garage.
Tune in as Steve talks about Bruce Springsteen – find out what really happened in London when Paul McCartney and Bruce were on stage.
Finally, hear about the concert for Hurricane Sandy relief, 12-12-12, and whether Steve thinks music still has the power to change the world.
All this and more on Mulligan Stew, Saturday, January 12 from 5-7pm.

Artist

Song

Album

Mavis staples Keep on pushing I believe to my soul
Rod stewart Gasoline alley Decades
Ray Charles I got news for you Unlimate hits
Mark Knopfler Hot or what Privateering
Herald Nix Mai Qui Single
Harpoonist  and Ax Murderer Shake it Checkered past
Jim cuddy/Blue Rodeo interview
  Blue rodeo Til I am myself again Casino Demos
Blue Rodeo Outskirts Outskirts
Blue rodeo Lost together Lost together
Blue rodeo Diamond Mine Diamond Mine
Steve Van Zandt interview
Bob Dylan You belong to me Not fade away soundtrack
Small Faces Itchycoo park Not fade away
Bo Diddley Bo Diddley Not Fade Away
Rolling Stones Parachute woman Not fade away
Bruce Springsteen Easy money Wrecking ball
Bruce Springsteen Born to Run (live) Live 75/85
Tom Petty/Heartbreakers When a kid goes bad Last DJ
Elvis Costello/A Toussaint River in Reverse River in Reverse
James Brown There was a time Not Fade Away
Aretha Think (live) Something to believe in

 

Mulligan Stew July 21st

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Saturday’s mulligan stew has several guests.

Two we expected…
Amy Hill from Interstellar Rodeo…she fills us in on who’s playing and how next weekend works.
One of the bands headlining is Blue Rodeo. Jim Cuddy describes the ever wild summer tours they do. Plus he’s also touring as The Jim Cuddy Band, which is how he’ll play at Edmonton Folk Fest this year.
And the special “what do we have here” guest is Edmontons Michael Rault.
He brings with his local dates and a new Release called Whirlpool!!
We’ll play a Staple Singers cover possibly for the first time anywhere.
Did I tell you the music playlist is posted and would go well with BBQ and a big honkin RED.
Enjoy
-TDM
 

Artist

Song

Album

Lyle Lovett If I had a Boat (live) Live in texas
Joan Osborne St Teresa Relish
Sting Driven to tears (live) Bring on the Night
Mofro How Jr got his head put out (live) Bonnaroo 2
Steve Cropper (L. Williams) When I get like this Dedicated
Johnny Rivers Memphis Tenn (live) Live at Whiskey a Go Go
Smokey Robinson/Miracles You’ve really got a hold on me The Anthology
Martha Reeves/Vandellas Dancing in the Streets Greatest Hits
Marvin Gaye Too busy thinking bout my baby 20th Century Masters
Los Lobos (Mavis Staples) Someday The Ride
Jim Cuddy Interview
Blue Rodeo Clearer View Palace of Gold
Matt Anderson Devils Bride  (live) Live at Phoenix Theatre
Colin James I’m losing you Take it from the Top
ZZ Top I gotsta get Paid Single
Mary Chapin Carpenter We travelled so far The Age of Miracles
Leroy Stagger Night time talks to me Radiant land
The Beatles Eleanor Rigby One
Michael Rault Interview
Michael Rault Two Wings Whirlpool
U2 Desire 18 singles
Amy Hill Interstellar Rodeo Interview
Blue Rodeo Try Outskirts
Randy Newman Sail Away Sail Away
Lyle Lovett Ain’t it Something I love everybody

 

Mulligan Stew June 5th 2012

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OK..we have two guests this week on The Stew.
The first is Matt Rose from The Matinee. Vancouver band that’s just completed a new album produced by Steve Berlin from Los Lobos.
Also The Hip, Great Big Sea, The Blasters etc
They are Across Canada by train – just like Festival Express – and have plans to stop Saturday June 9th in Jasper around 4pm and later that night in Edmonton.
The PLAN is to get off and play a short set somewhere around jasper..then back on the train.
Apparently Edmonton has been scrubbed  BUT if enough people show up..perhaps they can be convinced to play.
Matt’s in the first hour.
The second hour has a feature interview with Stephen fearing and Steve Dawson.
We cover a lot of ground..both their careers..and their plans for this year.
The last 30 minutes of the show are spent spotlighting some of the main artists at this years Edmonton Folk Fest
Bonnie Raitt, Amos Garrett, Jim Cuddy, Mavis Staples, David Lindley, etc
Please enjoy
 

Artist

Song

Album

Janis Joplin I just want a man (live) Janis
Etta James Baby what you want me to do (live) Her best: Live 63 New Era Club
ZZTop Waiting for the Bus (live) Tres Hombres  re-issue
ZZTop Jesus just left Chicago (live) Tres Hombres
ZZTop La Grange (live) Tres Hombres
Neil Young Helpless (live) Unplugged
Blue Rodeo Trust Yourself (live) Just like a vacation
Mayer Hawthorne The Walk How do you do? 
JJ Cale/ Eric Clapton Danger Road to Escondido
Adele The one and only (live) iTunes London
Eric Clapton/Wynton Marsalis 44 blues (live) Play the Blues
Bruce Springsteen Darkness/Edge of Town (live) In Concert
Tower of Power I thank you (live) 40thAnniversary 
Tom Waits Last leaf Bad as me
The Decemberists That’s’ no way to say goodbye iTunes London
The Who Wont get fooled again (live) Bridge School concerts
Fat Freddy’s Drop The Camel (LIVE) Live at the Roundhouse
Neville Bros Love the one you’re with/Cant always get what u want Live at Planet Earth