Wonders of Wine

S1: Episode 1

Host: Various
Joy in the Summer

Wonders of Wine, the culinary segment, tells the story of wine, places Canadian and BC wines in a world context, visits a vineyard in the Okanagan, explains the connection between visual art and wine, and introduces the newfound world of virtual wine tasting. Wine writer, educator, presenter and total wine expert, UBC alumna DJ Kearny (BA'84) provides the backbone to this episode. A highlight — she divulges her three favourite wines (of the day). UBC Zoology professor Chris Harley joins Kearney. He describes what it’s like to attend a virtual wine tasting — having hosted neighbours in his garden for alumni UBC's first event of the Summer Series.

Joy in the Summer is our three-part podcast mini-series, telling stories of wine, adventure and music from the perspectives of UBC alumni, faculty members and students.


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Other Episodes in this Series

Season 1 / Episode 3

Traveling with Music, the discovery episode, wraps up the series on a high note — a dream surprise for five UBC students who sing with the UBC A Cappella. Superstar voice and performance coach, Tamara Beatty, who coaches for "The Voice," "My Kind of Country," "I Can See Your Voice" and "Masked Singer" offers them a private session.

Season 1 / Episode 2

Seeking and Moving: Geocaching and a Virtual Race is our second episode, the adventure segment. Divided in two parts, the first half explores the world of geocaching, as explained and experienced by Jenn Sava, Senior Manager, Business Development, Geocaching (the company), and by UBC alumnus Matthew Le Page (PhD'00), who lives in Surrey and has found over 15,000 geocaches.