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Getting Loose and Talking Wine, with Maude Renaud-Brisson, Kelcie Jones and Jenna Briscoe

Welcome to the Track & Food podcast. Host Jamie Mah is a writer, bartender and sommelier in beautiful Vancouver, BC. With co-host Mickey McLeod, they take regular deep dives into everything food and culture in the city and around the globe.

Recently, I was lucky enough to have Maude Renaud-Brisson (Founder, Apero Mode), Kelcie Jones (GM, Elephant) and Jenna Briscoe (GM, Cafe Medina) on to discuss their new endeavour, ‘This is Wine School‘, launching in Chinatown (265 East Pender) this week.

These three ladies have already brought much vigour and enthusiasm regarding wine and wine education to Vancouver. With ‘This is Wine School’ they will collectively continue their trajectory by offering Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) accreditation classes for hospitality career-minded folks, as well as a slate of their own personally stylized ‘alternative’ wine courses designed for the general wine-loving public. In this episode, we chat about how this project took shape, what they hope to accomplish with it, and more. It’s not all serious wine talk, though – prepare yourself for a lot of laughs throughout!

Does Vancouver Have a Defining Food Image?

Welcome to the Episode 100 extravaganza! Get ready for a two-and-a-half-hour-long fun-filled and bubbles-fuelled episode of insider knowledge and laughter.

Demythologizing Poverty with Local Expert, Tracy Smith-Carrier

Will poverty always be a systemic issue? This is the question at the heart of an article published in The Conversation last December, written by today's guest and Jamie Mah's most recent Track & Food Podcast episode.

An Inside Look at the Controversial Mount Pleasant BIA Expansion

In this episode, we hear from Mount Pleasant BIA Executive Director, Neil Wyles, on why he's pushed so hard for this expansion and what that process has entailed so far, as well as from those in opposition, including three Main Street business owners.

Is the BC Restaurant Industry in a Crisis?

In the wake of the CEBA Loan Repayment extended deadline (Jan. 18th, 2024), host Jamie Mah and guests Shira Blustein, Shaun Layton, and James Iranzad debate where restaurants are headed in 2024 and what can be done to help an industry on the brink.