This week we welcome Thierry Busset, Master Chocolatier and Owner of Thierry Chocolates, and learn about their new cafe in Ambleside, West Vancouver, his popular specialties and he teases a fourth location coming in the future; our latest Valley First Wealth Management Spotlight is on Curtis Krouzel, Proprietor of 50th Parallel Estate Winery in Lake Country, whose positivity is infectious as he shares the ways in which they are meeting crop challenges while revealing an exciting new development at the winery to enhance your next tasting or event there; Dr. Tony Holler, proprietor of Poplar Grove Estate Winery in Penticton, has a new wine to announce, plus, he tells us why he's committed to producing syrah, despite great losses valley wide; Fabio Bosio, Export Area Manager for Fontanafredda, stops in to talk about Barolo and the underrated Gavi di Gavi, made from the Cortese grape. It's a full show, you won't want to miss it!
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! Be sure to tune in whether you're on the road to see family or cooking up a feast in the kitchen. Our guests include Brent Muller, GM for Vessel Liquor, who joins Anthony to recommend wine, cocktail and beer pairings for meat and meatless tables; Francesco Ricasoli calls in from Italy to tell us about his family's centuries old winery located in Chianti Classico; for those who've been concerned about their alcohol consumption since the World Health Organization reported there is "No Safe Level" for alcohol, you will want to hear from Mark Hicken, Executive Director of the Canadian Alliance for Responsible Consumption who says otherwise; lastly we revisit a buoyant interview from the summer featuring Annelise Simonsen and Kaleigh Jorgensen of Penticton's Creek & Gully Cider.
This week we are joined by Chef Ned Bell to talk turkey, with his tips on buying, preparing and using the leftovers that may just rival the big meal itself; Select Wines CEO Chris Hoffmeister shares his insights into the wine business; Marco Antonio De Martino, 4th Generation of De Martino calls us from South America to tell us about their wines made from selected parcels throughout Chile; and we replay an interview with Alexis Esseltine, Co-Owner of Penticton's Tin Whistle Brewing, one of the oldest craft breweries in BC.
This week we welcome back Warren Porter, President of Iron Gate Auctions who talks about their big upcoming auction which includes some first-half 19th century gems; Leandro Nosal, winemaker for Tinhorn Creek Vineyards takes a moment from harvest to tell us about their sparkling program and the two varieties they feel are big winners for them; Lee Man, food writer and judge shares his expertise on Chinese take out, with Anthony providing wine pairings, and a list of top value restaurants to visit around Metro Vancouver; then we revisit an interview with Joshua Kim, the Wine Shop & Wine Club Manager for Bench 1775, who highlights their exciting Asian food offerings on the Naramata Bench.