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EP 189 | Rick Mercer ‘Talking To Canadians’


Canada is famous for its hockey and hockey stars.

Singers and Songwriters?  Yup!

Sometimes lost in the debate is one of our greatest resources,   “Funny”.

We do funny as well as anyone.

Dan Aykroyd. Martin Short. Andrea Martin,  John Candy. The people of Schitt’s Creek, Second City,  Kids in the Hall, Norm MacDonald, Samantha Bee, Jim Carrey, Lorne Michaels to name just a few. That’s not even counting the writers, directors, and producers who do funny,  under the radar.

They all went South to work and became stars in the US.  Go for “The Show”

Rick Mercer, our guest this week has created an astounding career and profile.  Rick achieved fame making Canadians laugh. At themselves! Rick stayed in Canada and mined comedy gold. He has released his very personal memoir, Rick Mercer.  Talking to Canadians.

It’s funny, clever, and revealing from cover to cover.

He first came to fame with Show Me the Button I’ll Push It, or Charles Lynch Must Die, a one-man show that toured across Canada. He co-created and was a resident performer on CBC’s This Hour Has 22 Minutes, and was the host of The Rick Mercer Report, CBC’s highest-rated comedy show, for fifteen seasons. Rick is co-chair of the Spread the Net campaign, dedicated to preventing the spread of Malaria in Africa, and has also campaigned for the Canadian AIDS Society’s The Walk for Life project. His many honours include 21 Geminis and the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award. He is from St. John’s and currently resides in Toronto.

He shaved and cleaned up for this interview.


Mulligan Stew Dec 25th 2021-The Christmas Stew/Christmas in the Round Rediscovered!


The DAY has arrived.

That one day, when most of The World pauses for Christmas and the Holidays!

For many, it’s a religious time. For others, it’s a gathering of “the clan”. Family and dear friends. Unfortunately for some, it’s the loneliest day of the year.

So. How to create two hours of music that becomes a warm backdrop to all those listeners.  That was the assignment I gave myself.

The first hour features songs that give a sense of time and place. Some aren’t even Christmas songs but they speak to the feelings of the season.

HOUR TWO features a  lost episode of Christmas in the Round.

Its from the first Christmas at Roundhouse Radio in Vancouver’s East Side.

It’s a tribute to Christmas specials that Roy Forbes, Shari Ulrich and I did way back in our CBC Radio days.

The “gathering” included road warriors Barney Bentall, Craig Northey (Odds), Jim Byrnes, Shaun Verreault (Wide Mouth Mason) plus originals Roy Forbes and Shari Ulrich.

Trading songs and stories for an entire second hour of this Christmas Stew.

I hope you like this Christmas Day Christmas Stew. I was moved just putting it together.

Now, I’m going to see the one person I know who is alone and let him know he’s loved and surrounded by friends.

Maybe leave him a dram or two.

Is there someone you know is alone this Christmas?  I can only hope this music will lift your soul the way it did me.

Have a warm and wonderful  Christmas.  We will meet again on New Years Day.



The Christmas Stew Dec 25 2021 features the 2015 Christmas in the Round Year One
Christmas must be tonight The Band Islands
Merry Christmas Blind Boys of Alabama and Taj Mahal Talking Christmas
Les Trois Cloches Ben Keith Neil and Peg Young Christmas at the Ranch
Blues on a Holiday Susan Tedeschi Wait for me
www.river-café.com www.deanehouse.com
Blue Christmas Willie Nelson Pretty Paper
Love reigns on Christmas Day Lennie Gallant Peace on Earth
Deck them Halls Bill Sample We Three Kings
Joy to theWorld Whitney Houston and Georgia Mass Choir The Preacher’s Wife
River Tami Neilson single
The Christmas Stew Dec 25 2021 features the 2015 Christmas in the Round Year One
Merry Christmas baby Otis Redding 100 greatest songs
Imagine Ray Charles True Genius
Mercy Now Mike Farris Shine for all the people
www.nobleridge.com Coming UP – Christmas in the Round
God only knows The Beach Boys Beach Boys Love Songs
Christmas Blues Willie Nelson Pretty paper
The Christmas Stew Dec 25 2021 NEXT – Christmas in the Round Year One 2015
Christmas in the Round BBentall.SUlrich.RForbes.CNorthey.JByrnes.Shaun Verrault Recorded Christmas 2015 at Roundhouse Radio Vancouver
Please come home for Christmas Jim Byrnes
Christmas in the Round BBentall.SUlrich.RForbes.CNorthey.JByrnes.Shaun Verrault
Baby please come home Craig Northey
Christmas in the Round BBentall.SUlrich.RForbes.CNorthey.JByrnes.Shaun Verrault
Hear the bells ring Shari Uilrich
Christmas in the Round BBentall.SUlrich.RForbes.CNorthey.JByrnes.Shaun Verrault
Christmas must be tonight Barney Bentall
Christmas in the Round recorded Christmas 2015 at Roundhouse radio Vancouver
Rocking around the Christmas Tree Shaun Verrault
Christmas in the Round BBentall.SUlrich.RForbes.CNorthey.JByrnes.Shaun Verrault
Mincemeat Tart Roy Forbes
Christmas in the Round BBentall.SUlrich.RForbes.CNorthey.JByrnes.Shaun Verrault
Huron Carol Shari Ulrich
Christmas in The Round – Year One BBentall.SUlrich.RForbes.CNorthey.JByrnes.Shaun Verrault
Santa Claus is back in town Roy Forbes
Merry Christmas Everyone – Happy Holidays Be Safe. Be Kind. Be Loving
Christmas time is here Vince Guaraldi Trio A Charlie Brown Christmas (extended mix)


EP 188 | Joey Landreth ‘All That You Dream’


The very first time I heard The Bros Landreth my heart jumped “those boys were raised on Little Feat (One of the very best bands to ever step onto a stage. Anywhere)

They were led by the late Lowell George. Lead singer, primary writer, singular guitarist.

When I got to interview Joey and brother David, they spun a story of growing up in Winnipeg. Their father was a well-known working musician and the house was filled with Byrds, Buffalo Springfield, Poco records but the most popular were the early 70’s albums by Little Feat. (Little Feat. Sailin’ Shoes. Dixie Chicken. Feats don’t fail me now)

It was a true musical education.

This all leads us to this Podcast featuring Joey Landreth and his new solo album All that you dream.

It’s a tribute to Lowell George and Little Feat. A “thank you” if you will.

Turns out, we’re the ones who should be saying thank you. It’s a beautiful table full of the Little Feat Dixie Chicken. One generation saluting another.

The Bros are headed back to Europe for tour dates (listed here)

Remarkably they are even bigger stars in Europe than here but that imbalance will surely change this year when this killer solo album is joined by the next Bros Landreth album, in the Spring!

Note:  check out Joey in episode #52

Dec 25, 2021 -The Okanagan Reconnect – (The Repeat) Week One!


The Okanagan Reconnect –  (The Repeat) Week One

(A 5-week series repeat presented by Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association)

 See Full Video below!


 It’s been close to two years since Tasting Room Radio toured the vineyards and restaurants of the Okanagan.

TRR started its 14-year existence on the Naramata Bench in 2007.  Since leaving the valley we’ve stayed in touch through Zoom, Phone, Text, What’s app, Skype, email, and in person. The in-person was usually in Vancouver or Victoria when wineries poured for the media and public.

I truly missed traveling through the Okanagan, walking the vineyards, seeing and smelling the cellars, and listening to the winemakers and winery principals tell great stories of bud break, harvest, and release days. The past year and a half also included a heat dome, wildfires, and Covid19.

With the assistance and support of TOTA –  The Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association – On Aug 3 we headed back to the Okanagan.

Rather than drive around to 20 plus wineries and losing valuable interview time to the driving, we decided to try and base ourselves at our sponsor locations.

The Hatch in West Kelowna, Hillside Winery and Bistro on Naramata Bench, Moon Curser in Osoyoos, and Noble Ridge in OK Falls.

This first week we called The Hatch our home.

Winery Guests were asked to bring a red and white to feature.  They included:


Mark Filatow – Executive chef and Sommelier Waterfront Wines Restaurant (Kelowna) waterfrontrestaurant.ca

Mark Filatow

David Patterson – GM and Winemaker at Tantalus Vineyards (East Kelowna) Tantalus.ca

David Patterson Tantalus

2018 Chardonnay and 2019 Pinot Noir

Jason Parkes – Founder of The Hatch Wines  (West Kelowna) (also Black Swift/Crown and Thieves/Screaming Frenzy) The HatchWines.com

Jason Parkes The Hatch

Grayson Riordan, Mikayla Jones, Graham Dell – (Manager Black Swift/Manager The Hatch/CFO) blackswiftvineyards.com

Grayson Mikayla and Graham. The Hatch

2017  Crown and Thieves Arch Doxy Cab Franc   2020  Black Swift Pinot Blanc

Ellen Walker-Mathews – new CEO of TOTA (Kelowna)

Ellen Walker-Mathews

Jeff Hundertmark – Chef Winemaker of Mt Boucherie and Rust Wine Co mtboucherie.com/rustwine.com

Jeff Hundertmark


Rust Wine 2020 Chardonnay  &  2019 Solus

Christine Coletta, Matt Dumayne and (standing) Duncan Billing  – Founder of Okanagan Crush Pad and Haywire Wines/OCP Winemaker and Director of Viticulture

Duncan, Matt and Christine… OCP and Haywire

2019 Narrative Chenin Blanc  Haywire 2019 Gamay Rose  okanagancrushpad.com



Okanagan Reconnect Week Two ( at Hillside Naramata Bench)

Rickard & Jill Branby – Sperling Vineyards

Jay Drysdale – Bella Wines (Naramata)

Marcus Ansems – co-founder/winemaker/master of wine  Daydreamer Wines (Naramata)

Chef Ned Bell and Sommelier Emily Walker – Naramata Inn

Penelope and Dylan Roche – Roche Wines (Naramata)

Kathy Malone and Evan Robertson – Winemaker Hillside Winery and Bistro Executive Chef


Okanagan Reconnect  5 week series  presented by Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association


EP 187 | Benjamin Cleary Writer, Director ‘Swan Song’



In the recently released film Swan Song,  Oscar winner  Mahershala Ali plays Cameron, an illustrator involved in a happy marriage,   father of one with another on the way.  He’s also terminally ill. This being the future, a medical procedure exists which allows Cameron to be cloned and have his memories and DNA  implanted in the clone. The clone then returns to Cameron’s wife Naomie Harris and family, so that they don’t have to deal with the grief of losing him.

In his first leading role, Mahershala Ali takes on a demanding role. Playing both  Cameron and his clone. Taking the stereotypical double role, he shaped it with such an amazing level of sensitivity and genuine craft, that he matched his work in his Oscar-winning Moonlight and The Green Book roles. He’ll very likely be in the middle of the Critics Choice and Oscar races yet again.

Swan Song also stars Glenn Close, Adam Beach, Awkwafina and is written for the screen and directed by our guest this week  Academy Award winner Benjamin Cleary


December 18th, 2021- The Wine Diva’s Top 50 Over $20 & Best Bubbles Plus Fitz Wines


The Wine Diva’s Top 50 Over $20 & Best Bubbles Plus Fitz Wines


Even though it’s been a completely eventful year we still arrive at perhaps the best season of the year.  Hanukah,  Christmas,  the Holidays, and New Year’s Eve. If ever there was a great time to heal and recommit to family and friends this is the one.

If you’re considering those important last-minute gifts – the ones that say “Thank You” – great wine and sparkling wines can’t be beaten.

Daenna van Mulligen through her websites, winediva.ca, and winescores.ca has tasted 100’s of wines every month of 2021 and her year-end lists are a fantastic resource. This week it’s the Top 50 over 90 points and over $20.00


To start The Show we head to Fitzpatrick Family Vineyards just south of Peachland.  You can’t miss the gateway sign at the entrance of Greata Ranch.

Our guest is Gordon Fitzpatrick, the president of the winery.

Gordon Fitzpatrick and TDM

Grew up in Vancouver.  Father Ross became a Senator.  Gordon worked for a future Prime Minister. Spent 10 years in mining (gold!). Came to the Okanagan in 1996 to run CedarCreek Estate Winery.  Helped shape the BC wine industry as the Former Chair of the BC Wine Institute.

The family sold Cedar Creek with their eyes firmly on the almost forgotten Greata Ranch Estate above Okanagan Lake.   It was a  former peach-producing estate that had been left to wither but Gordon had a dream to reclaim the land and rebuild the home base as a producer of bubble and still wines.  Voila!  Fitzpatrick Family Vineyards.  They have a quickly expanding portfolio.

Here are the latest releases from Gordon and the team at Fitzpatrick.

Greata Ranch – Fitzpatrick Winery

2017 Fitz Brut  Their signature Cuvee (Pinot Noir. Chard. Meunier)  Bottle aged. 24 months on lees. $32.50

2019 Fitz Cremant soft and yummy.  $24.50

2020 Big Leap Chardonnay.  Ripe stone fruit.  Caramel.  Texture.  50% Stainless steel and 50% Neutral French oak.  $24.50

2018 Sudden Inversion Meritagewe turned the valley upside down” 70% Merlot. 20% Cab Franc 10% Cab. 14 months on Oak  (some new) $28.50

Also, keep an eye out for the Fitz Reserve Sparkling wines.

The glorious Blanc de blanc – Blanc de Noir – and Blanc de Noir Special Rose




Wine Divas Top 50 Wine List for 2021  (Year 15)

All more than 90 points and over $20.00..

ALL tasted and reviewed by Daenna van Mulligen.  The full list can be found at  www.winediva.ca  and www.winescores.ca

daenna van mulligen – The Wine Diva


Belle Glos Pinot Noir ‘Clark & Telephone’, Santa Maria Valley, Santa Barbara, Calif. $62.99

Seghesio Family Vineyards Zinfandel, Sonoma California $36.99

Meyer Family Vineyards ‘Micro Cuvee’ Pinot Noir, Okanagan Falls, BC N/A

Pentage Winery Syrah, Okanagan Valley BC N/A

Lake Sonoma Winery Dry Creek Zinfandel, Sonoma County California $25.99

Philipponnat ‘Royale Reserve Rose Brut’, Champagne, France $109.99

Robin Ridge ‘Falcon’ Merlot, Similkameen Valley BC N/A

Monte del Fra Amarone della Valpolicella Classico ‘Lena di Mezzo’, Valpolicella, Veneto $57.99

Carmel Road Pinot Noir, Monterey, California $30.00

Township 7 Vineyards and Winery ‘Seven Stars Sirius’, British Columbia N/A

CedarCreek ‘Platinum’ Home Block Pinot Noir, Okanagan Valley BC $55.00

Stag’s Hollow Pinot Noir, Shuttleworth Creek Vineyard, Okanagan Falls, BC N/A

Chateau de Rauzan~Gassiers ‘L’Orme’, Haut~Medoc, Bordeaux, France $45.00

Cambria Estate Winery ‘Julia’s Vineyard’ Pinot Noir, Santa Maria Valley, California $38.99

Da Silva Vineyards and Winery Cabernet Franc, Okanagan Valley N/A

Unsworth Vineyards Pinot Noir, Vancouver Island, British Columbia $35.00

Moon Curser Tannat, Okanagan Valley, BC N/A

Phantom Creek Estates ‘Red’, Okanagan Valley, BC N/A

Hester Creek ‘Limited Edition The Judge’, Golden Mile Bench, Okanagan Valley, BC N/A

Quartz & Yarrow Sustainable Red, Okanagan Valley, BC $36.00

Mt. Boucherie Estate Winery ‘Summit’, British Columbia N/A

SpearHead Pinot Noir ‘Saddle Block’, Okanagan Valley BC $40.00

Laughing Stock Vineyards ‘Portfolio’, Okanagan Valley, BC N/A

Quails’ Gate Chenin Blanc, Okanagan Valley $25.00

Unsworth Vineyards Pinot Noir, Vancouver Island, British Columbia $35.00

Painted Rock Syrah, Skaha Bench, Okanagan Valley BC $42.99

Domaine Drouhin ‘Arthur’ Chardonnay, Dundee Hills, Oregon $43.99

Lake Breeze Winery ‘Cellar Series Mistral’, Okanagan Valley, BC N/A


Wine Diva Sparkling Wines of 2021

McWatters Collection Brut, Okanagan Valley BC $65.00

Time Estate Brut, Okanagan Valley BC $35.00

Chronos Brut, Okanagan Valley BC $35.00

Gray Monk Odyssey White Brut Sparkling, Okanagan Valley BC $26.00

Jackson-Triggs ‘Entourage’ Grand Reserve Brut, Niagara Peninsula N/A

Philipponnat ‘Royale Reserve Rose Brut’, Champagne, France $109.99

Pentage Winery ‘Fizz Blanc’, Okanagan Valley N/A

Steller’s Jay ‘Mountain Jay’ Brut, Okanagan Valley BC $22.99

Township 7 Vineyards and Winery ‘Seven Stars Equinox’, Okanagan Valley N/A

Township 7 Vineyards and Winery ‘Seven Stars Rigel’, Okanagan Valley N/A

Township 7 Vineyards and Winery ‘Seven Stars Polaris’, Okanagan Valley N/A

Township 7 Vineyards and Winery ‘Seven Stars Sirius’, British Columbia N/A

Medici Ermete ‘Concerto’ Lambrusco Reggiano Frizzante, Emilia-Romagna, Italy $19.99

CedarCreek ‘Platinum’ Sparkling Rose, Okanagan Valley, BC N/A

Unsworth Vineyards ‘Charme de L’ile’ Rose Brut, Vancouver Island, BC $25.99

Da Silva Vineyards and Winery ‘Isabella’ Frizzante, Naramata Bench, Okanagan Valley, BC N/A

Stoneboat ‘Piano’ Brut, Okanagan Valley BC $25.00

Fitzpatrick Family Vineyards ‘Fitz’ Brut, Okanagan Valley BC N/A

Hester Creek Estate Old Vine Brut, Golden Mile Bench, Okanagan Valley, BC N/A

Covert Farms Family Estate Sparkling Zinfandel, Okanagan Valley, BC $35.00

Marques de Monistrol ‘Monistrol Seleccion Especial’ Cava, Penedes, Spain $18.00

Louis Bouillot ‘Perle d’Aurore’ Cremant Brut Rose, Bourgogne, France $26.99

Evolve Cellars Pink Effervescence, Okanagan Valley BC N/A

Evolve Cellars Effervescence, Okanagan Valley BC $19.99

Fitzpatrick Family Vineyards H’s Brut, Okanagan Valley, BC N/A

Blue Mountain Vineyard and Cellars Gold Label Brut, Okanagan Valley BC $30.00






Mulligan Stew Nov 18th 2021- Christmas Stew part 2!


It’s that seasonal fulcrum when we all start counting the days until Christmas Day.

7-6-5-4-3-2-1..  Comes The Day.

For a child, it’s pure magic!

These two hours are intended for the child in all of us. Embrace the season, remind those you love that you love them. Reconnect with family and friends.

A week from today Christmas Day arrives like an old friend.

This Saturday – the 18th – is two hours of music. Songs and artists were chosen for their passion and honesty.

We start with Ben Harper and the Soweto Gospel Choir singing Coldplay’s Fix You.

Sheryl Crow, Norah Jones, Fleet Foxes, Calexico, John Prine, Joni, Emmylou, Alan Doyle, Blue Rodeo, Tom Petty, Aretha, Darlene Love, The Reverend Shawn Amos and the wonderful piano of Bill Sample and many more.

And on Christmas Day ..music to get you through meal prep and the first-ever replay of a 2015 Christmas in the Round. Sharing songs and stories are Barney Bentall, Shari Ulrich, Roy Forbes, Craig Northey, Jim Byrnes, and Shaun Verreault from Wide Mouth Mason. All together in the same room. Singing, playing and remembering past Christmas’.

The New Years Day show will be laying the best tracks of the year plus classics I know you like. The Mulligan Stew Podcast on New Year’s Eve will be Rick Mercer, talking about his memoir Talking to Canadians.

Details at mulliganstew.ca

Have a Happy Holiday!!!!

The Stew Crew



Welcome to The Christmas Stew Part 2 www.mulliganstew.ca Playlist
Fix you Ben Harper and Soweto Gospel Choir with Jordan C Brown Single
Long road home Sheryl Crow Home for Christmas
I dream of Christmas Norah Jones I dream of Christmas
No money No honey Maria Muldaur and Duke Robillard Stoney Plains Christmas Blues
The Christmas Stew Part 2 NEXT WEEK – Christmas in the Round
Mele Kalikimaka Jimmy Buffett Christmas Island
We call it Christmas Keb Mo The Spirit of the Holiday
White Winter Hymnal Fleet Foxes Fleet Foxes
Funky Little Drummer Boy Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings Holiday Soul Party
Happy Holidays from Mulligan Stew www.mulliganstew.ca
Hear the bells Calixico Seasonal Shift
Everything is cool John Prine John Prine Christmas
Welcome to The Christmas Stew Part 2 with tdm NEXT weeK – Christmas in the Round
River (with French horns) Joni Mitchell Blue 50 (Demos and Outakes)
The First Noel Emmylou Harris Light of the stable
I’ll be there Christmas Eve Alan Doyle single
Glad to be alive Blue Rodeo Merri Christmas to you
Santa Clasu is coming to town Bill Sample We Three Kings
Join us Christmas Day. Special music for a special day. and Christmas in the Round, details at MulliganStew.ca
Christmas must be tonight The Band (alternate take) N Lights – Southern Cross (Expanded)
Come home for Christmas Charles Brown Sings Christmas Songs
Christmas in Chicago Leon Russell Slipping in Christmas
Santa Claus is gonna make it right The Reverend Shawn Amos Santa Claus is gonna make it right
The light of Christmas Day Alison Krauss and Robert Plant Love the Coopers Soundtrack
I want to come home for Christmas Marvin Gaye Christmas with Motown
www.coyotesbanff.com www.mulliganstew.ca
Mary had a baby Bruce Cockburn Christmas
It’s ChristmasTime (Lets just survive) Kathleen Edwards A Dual Tone Christmas
Little Red Rooster Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers a very special Christmas 5
Silent Night Aretha Franklin This Christmas
www.mulliganstew.ca Welcome to The ChristmaS Stew Two
Christmas comes but once a year BB King BB King Christmas
White Christmas Darlene Love Very Special Christmas 5
Christmas Song (Live 9.18.10 Chicago) Dave Mathews Band a Very Special Christmas. 25 years
Maybe this Christmas Ron Sexsmith A Winter’s Night
Next Week – Christmas in the Round Merry Christmas ALL – Be careful out there.
Deck the Hall Bill Sample We Three Kings

EP 186 | Eric Wright – The Fretless


Eric Wright, a founding member of the Juno winning The Fretless,  is the guest. Their latest album is called Open House.

The Fretless is Trent Freeman (Fiddle/Viola), Karrnnel Sawitsky (Fiddle/Viola), BenPlotnick(Fiddle/Viola), and Eric Wright (Cello).

Open House is a 10 song vocal collaboration album and the first project that The Fretless feature vocals on all the tracks and in such a prominent role.  They teamed up with Dan Mangan for a spin on his single “Troubled Mind“. Up next was Celeigh Cardinal featured on a version of William Prince’s “Earthly Days“, Nuela Charles on a gorgeous rendition of “Stay“. And most recently The Bros. Landreth on a version of their song “Let It Lie”  and 6 more artists.

Outreach and inspiring the next generation of string players is very much a part of The Fretless ’ethos. They continue to support numerous fiddle camps, masterclass’ and workshops around the world, not only as instructors but as mentors. Over the past few years, they have connected with notable organizations such as the Calgary Youth Orchestra and the Luxembourg Youth Orchestra, creating and performing full orchestral arrangements of Fretless tunes.

Eric says the Fretless are modern folk. To the ear, they sound like a rock band with violins, violas, and Eric on cello.  They happily share their creative space with other artists.

I’ve chosen four to talk about and play

  • Dan Mangan – Troubled Mind
  • Celeigh Cardinal – Earthly Days
  • Nuela Charles  – Stay
  • The Bros Landreth – Let it lie

Mulligan Stew Dec 11th 2021- The First Christmas Special 


The First Christmas Special

All Christmas tunes but not the ones you hear at The Mall or coming out of store doors on the street.  Nope, not those records.

The Christmas Stew will still play the classics

  • Corb Lund – Just me and the ponies
  • U2 – baby please come home
  • Keb Mo – Jingle bell jamboree
  • Norah Jones – Last month of the year
  • Darlene Love – Baby Please
  • Ray Charles – Rudolph
  • William Bell – Every Day will be like a Holiday
  • Otis Redding – Merry Christmas Baby
  • John Prine – Christmas in Prison
  • Jann Arden – Blue  Christmas
  • The Drifters – White Christmas
  • John and Yoko –  Happy Christmas
  • The Crystals – Santa Clause is town
  • The Pogues with Kirsty MacColl  – Fairytale of New York –
  • Roy Forbes – Mince Meat tart

And new versions of classics

  • Norah Jones – Christmas Glow
  • Dominique Fils-Aime – Stand by me
  • Blue Rodeo – Getting ready for Christmas Day
  • Dr John – Mary had a baby
  • Joan Osborne – Children go where I send thee
  • Rosanne Cash – May everyday be Christmas
  • Bill Sample – We Three Kings
  • Jars of Clay – Christmas for Cowboys
  • Bahamas – Christmas Highway

And that’s not all…

Enjoy..be safe –

Merry Christmas

Happy Holiday


Mulligan Stew Dec 11 2021
Welcome to The Christmas Stew Part One www.mulliganstew.ca
Getting ready for Christmas Day Blue Rodeo A Merrie Christmas to you
Last month of the year Norah Jones I dream of Christmas (deluxe)
Merry Christmas, Baby Dr John Today’s Christmas
Christmas Highway Bahamas Single
Merry Christmas ALL www.mulliganstew.ca
Christmas for cowboys Jars of Clay Maybe this Christmas tree
Just me and these ponies (for Christmas this year) Corb Lund An Americana Christmas
Baby, please come home U2 A very special Christmas
www.mulliganstew.ca www.tastingroomradio.com
Children. Go where I send thee Joan Osborne Christmas means Love
Baby please come home Darlene Love A Christmas Gift for you
www.river-café.com www.deanehouse.com
May everyday be Christmas Rosanne Cash Holiday Rules 2
Rudolph Ray Charles Stockings by the fire
Every day feels like a Holiday William Bell Very best of
Home to you this Christmas Blue Rodeo A Merrie Christmas to you
Santa’s messing with the Kid Lynryd Skynyrd Christmas time again
Welcome to The Christmas Stew Part One www.mulliganstew.ca
Stand by me Dominique Fils-Aime 3 Little Words
Merry Christmas Baby Otis Redding Best of
We Three Kings Bill Sample We Three Kings
Welcome to The Christmas Stew Part One We bring – Christmas in The Round on Christmas Day
Christmas in Prison John Prine a John Prine Christmas
Blue Christmas Jann Arden Christmas
2000 miles Skydiggers Angels
Ho Ho Ho Whitehorse Winter Classic
White Christmas The Drifters Jolly Old Soul
Mulligan Stew Podcast – The Fretless www.mulliganstew.ca
Welcome to The Christmas Stew Part One
NEXT – Norah. Keb Mo. John and Yoko. McCartney. Rockin Roy Forbes
Christmas glow Norah Jones I dream of Christmas
Jingle bell jamboree Keb Mo Best of Christmas blues
Christmas must be tonight Amy Helm and The Wood Brothers Spotify singles
www.mulliganstew.ca Podcast – The Fretless
Wonderful Christmas time Paul McCartney. Jimmy Fallon – The Roots Holiday Rules 2
Happy Christmas John and Yoko Now that’s what I call Christmas
Christmas Prayer Aaron Neville Christmas Gumbo
www.nobleridge.com The Fretless on The Mulligan Stew Podcast
Santa Clause is coming to town The Crystals A Christmas Gift to you
Mince Meat Tart Roy Forbes and Connie Kaldor New songs for an old celebration
Fairytale of New York The Pogues If I should fall from Grace
Merry Christmas ALL Happy Holidays Be Safe
Santa Clause is coming to town Bill Sample We Three Kings

December 11th, 2021-The wonderful world of wine with DJ Kearney


The wonderful world of wine with DJ Kearney




DJ Kearney – Director of Wine/Terminal City Club

(Wine Education Specialist, Mentor, Wine Judge, Consultant)

DJ Kearney

DJ Kearney has trained over a thousand sommelier candidates throughout North America for the International Sommelier Guild and the Wine and Spirit Education Trust and has consulted for many global wine marketing bodies — including Wines of Chile, Wines of South Africa, Wines of California, Jura Wines, Sopexa, and Wines of Argentina — while leading educational master-classes for these entities around North America.

DJ  judges, moderates, present at wine festivals and competitions around the globe. She brings a truly global perspective to her work. She holds a Bachelor of Arts., the WSET Diploma, and the ISG Sommelier Certification. She has been the Drink Editor for Vancouver Magazine and critic/contributor/judge for Wine Align.

Pinot Gris goes National | Godello

As we approach the end of a very different year I hope that everyone is safe and well.

It was also time to get a perspective on how the wines turned out. All the wines.

BC, Canada, and The World! Who better to ask than DJ Kearney.


Long-time friend and the leading edge of wine knowledge in today’s World.


I asked DJ to comment on the recent 2021 Wine Align final results.

WineAlign (@WineAlign) / Twitter

She was there – in Penticton – tasting and judging 100’s of Canadian wines.

On today’s Tasting Room Radio DJ brings wines that she recommends make great gifts – for friends or yourself.

Then her Wines of the Year and what she was going to pour over the Holidays.

Tasting Room Radio became The DJ Kearney Show!

  • PIERRE PAILLARD – LES PARCELLES BOUZY GRAND CRU 750 ml | SKU: 477372 France $67.99
  • POL ROGER – RESERVE BRUT 750 ml | SKU: 51953 France  $73.99
  • PENEDES CABERNET SAUVIGNON – TORRES MAS LA PLANA 2015 750 ml | SKU: 315838 Spain $67.99 on sale from $72.99 On Sale (until Jan 1)
  • CHABLIS – WILLIAM FEVRE CHAMPS ROYAUX 2018 750 ml | SKU: 25270 France $36.99
  • CHIANTI CLASSICO RISERVA – MAZZEI SER LAPO 2015 750 ml | SKU: 176842 Italy  $29.99 down from  $32.99 On Sale (until Jan 1) 

POL ROGER - RESERVE BRUT French Sparkling Wine



Our BC conversation:




Cab Franc



DJ and I finish with a question we always ask ourselves.

Will BC wines ever be truly available in Ontario and other provinces and will Ontario wines show up  on shelves in BC?  If you’re a wine fan, perhaps you could ask your local member of parliament.




  • A replay of the five-week Okanagan Reconnect
  • Fitzpatrick Wines
  • Fort Berens
  • Kitsch
  • Gold Hill
  • Update on Vancouver Wine Fest
  • Canadian Whisky Championships (Victoria)
  • Chain Reaction Winery