Last night, the CBC aired a surprisingly interesting 1 hour special dedicated to fine wine in full HD. The show was called Wine Confidential and featured interviews from Robert Parker (when he was up here last year for the Halpern tastings), Gary Vanderchuck (Wine Library TV), winemakers in France, California and Ontario including Dan Ackryod and The Greedy One (No. 99 wine - sorry, couldn't resist the jab despite the good work that profits from this winery deliver).
I was impressed how much was covered and there was enough interest to keep a couple of wine geeks entertained.
Sean Thackery is quite a character guided by some interesting historic text books.
Ange & pax of iYellow Wine Club fame enjoyed lots of airtime too.
Lots of interesting characters and wonderful HD footage. The industrial production of Two Buck Chuck was a huge gut check for me.
The CBC has posted a stream of the entire episode here.
I found it particularly funny that this morning the morning crew at Q107 was talking up the show and how wine is gaining in roads with the beer drinking guys of the world.
Congrats to the CBC. It's hard to balance the interests of the broad prime time audience with those of wine geeks. They pulled it off.