Juliet Harbutt British Cheese Awards

The Finest Selection World Cheese Book, by cheese expert Juliet Harbutt.The Wine Ladies Radio/TV Dec 2011

 If you love cheese, you’ll love this book! Win a copy of The Finest Selection World Cheese Book, autographed by cheese expert and author Juliet Harbutt.
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for the answer and Simply “LIKE” The Wine Ladies Fan Page and answer the following question. How many counties in England is Stilton legally allowed to be made? Winners to be picked Friday December 9th,2011 at noon and posted on The Wine Ladies Fan Page Good luck everyone

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Watch The Wine Ladies TV Wednesday December 7th, 2011 on www.thatchannel.com 2:30pm-3:30pm Today’s show is little bit about celebration, including sparkling wine, New Years’ Eve 2011 and the amazing world of cheese!

We’ll be sampling a range of award winning hand selected cheese under the guidance of one of the world’s leading authorities on cheese, visiting here from England.We welcome to the show cheese specialist,expert author of 11 books, the founder of the British Cheese Awards and with her own collection of cheeses called “Simply the Best” Juliet Harbutt.

World Cheese Book

Girls Night Out Suzie and AllisonAlso in studio, Allison Modesto and Suzy Podrebarac from Colio Estate Wines and the maker’s of the top selling line of wines Girls’ Night Out.
Ring in the New Year this year with Girls’ Night Out Sparkling wine,made of 100% Riesling. Delicious! Tart green apple with a hint of lemon zest in a creamy, silky frothy finish. Available across Canada (except for Quebec)

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The Wine ladies with Margrit Monday, Modus Restaurant, Toronto

Pearls of wisdom from Margrit Mondavi in Toronto.

Margrit Mondavi’s pearls of wisdom continue to ring through our ears.

This amazing lady at 86, wife of the late California wine pioneer Robert Mondavi is still very much involved in the Napa winery. Her philosophy and advice….. “Look into each others’ eyes when you toast with wine, or you will have seven years of bad sex.” Good advice for sure.

The Wine Ladies recently attended a fabulous night at the newly opened Modus Restaurant, 145 King Street West, Toronto for the dedication of the Robert Mondavi room.

A spectacular structured tasting led by the charming and witty Master of Wine, Mark de Vere of 5 stunning Mondavi wines were all paired with mouth-watering creations created by head chef Bruce Woods.

The Wine Ladies with Mark deVeres, Modus Restaurant,Toronto

The Wine Ladies with Mark de Vere, Modus Restaurant,Toronto

The evening was marked by a generous donation to the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra on behalf of Mondavi wines by the very special guest Margrit Mondavi, A very special lady indeed who’s humour was most evident throughout the night.”There are more old winemakers, than old doctors!”A very special thrill to meet this lovely lady.

The fabulous line up of wine included; the Fume Blanc Reserve 2009 paired with pan roasted diver scallop, cauliflower puree with pepperonata, the Chardonnay Reserve 2008 with Foie gras, chestnut and sweet potato ravioli, porcini truffle cream sauce, Pinot Noir Reserve 2009 with duck prosciutto, fig chutney with caramelized onion port reduction, the Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 served with roasted venison loin, smoked bacon jus and sour cherries and finally the Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2008 with house made cocoa cavatelli pasta with braised oxtail.

We can’t agree more with Margrit after all, she described the Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2008, “with the tenderness of a babies bottom and the power of Pavarotti!” Simply wonderful, we are now huge fans of the wine and this grand lady indeed.

Robert Mondavi,the man, the winery, Napa Valley.. On this week’s radio show.

Corporate wine and chocolate in an IceBag

Wine and Chocolate Pairing. Unique Gift Ideas from The Wine Ladies.

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Whether you need distinctive corporate gifts or something for friends and family, we have unique gift ideas to suit your taste & budget. This week we concentrate on two of life’s wonderful pleasures, wine and chocolate. Some say it can’t be done, pairing wine with chocolate, but if you have the right wine to complement the right chocolate it can be a match made in heaven!
Whether you are pairing a delicate white chocolate or a lively dark chocolate with wine, there are a few pairing tips to keep in mind. Watch this video for some awesome ideas. 

Make great corporate gifts too! If you would like to know more and for us to personally handle your order please email us at info@thewineladies.com for more ideas, our complete catalogue and price list.

Here is just one great gift idea! Include an 8 oz bar of Brix Chocolate paired up with a unique bottle of wine all packaged up in an IceBag.
A beautiful 8 oz bar of Brix Medium Dark Chocolate (60% Cacao) ($13.95), paired up with an bottle of Le Clos Vin de Pays d’Oc, available through our selection of wines $15.95 and wrapped in an IceBag ($6.95) and holiday ribbon all for way under $40.00!

Chesterfield Browne Mont Gay Rum

Happy National Rum Day Aug 16th, 2013

Mount Gay Rum, the oldest rum distillery in the Caribbean caresses the palate with it’s 1703 Old Cask Selection!

Mount Gay Rum Mixologist Chesterfield Browne at Dominion on Queen in Toronto – November 9th – sharing his knowledge and recipes.

Celebrated and award winning mixologist, Barbados’ cocktail  expert and International Ambassador for the Caribbean’s oldest rum distillery dazzles us with charisma, his expertise and his unbelievable rum!  Chesterfield Browne,  International Ambassador for Mount Gay Rum founded in 1703, considered the rum that invented rum, leads us through a tasting of Mount Gay’s ultra premium rums, first the Mount Gay Extra Old, followed by the sublime 1703 Old Cask. Enjoy Chester’s  passionate delivery on the Abc’s of rum making, what makes Mount Gay unique and his creativity and finesse in showcasing classic cocktails with a twist!

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Celebrate with The Wine Ladies in Las Vegas New Year’s Eve, “eve”

 

“City that never Sleeps” Las Vegas beckons The Wine Ladies New Year’s Eve, “eve”, to Emcee and entertain at “Founder’s Celebration Dinner “Among Stars” in support of CHILD FOCUS

December 31st, 2011

Although known as “Sin City”, Las Vegas has a big heart, as vast as the dessert and the eight-lane highway or “strip” as it is affectionately known the world over.The second annual “Party with a Purpose” incredible celebratory New year’s Event is set to rock the town once again. Don’t miss out,be a part of  something big, something special, ring in the new year with exuberance, fun and a sense of  paying it forward! We’ll be there, kicking up our heels on the “heels” of our previous gig, in support of Child focus too! The venue, the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, walk the Red Carpet, prepare to be dazzled with the Futuristic Theme,“Future Forward”, nationally known DJ’s, musical performers, real Las Vegas nightlife and superb libations all await you,for the New Year’s Eve celebration of all time… and all for a great cause as an added bonus!

Hosted by “Club Curry”, www.Clubcurry.com and founder Mark Curry, the mandate is to raise funds for Child Focus,enabling siblings placed in foster care to reunite for one week in a safe and meaningful environment, at “Camp to Belong NV”. “Last year we partied at the Palms and raised $45,000,this year our goal is to raise $100,000for the youth!”

Click here to buy tickets and avoid disappointment.

http://clubcurrynye-eorg.eventbrite.com/

Follow us on Twitter @ClubCurry and on FaceBOOK http://www.facebook.com/ClubCurry

 

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Johnny 'V'

Johnny V, our “Go to Kitchen guy” of Kitchen Designers Plus. Sprucing things up for the holidays.

With the holidays around the corner, if you’re expecting  family and friends to soon be on your door step, you  may be thinking, as we are “I wish I hadn’t postponed my much needed kitchen reno, everything looks “so tired”. Here’s a tip we got from our “go to kitchen guy”  Johnny V of KDP, that we’re going to take advantage of for sure.

If a  huge chunk of  your entertaining takes place in the kitchen, sprucing up the major surfaces is going to make all the difference! Starting with the floors, an expansive marble floor, once pristine and gorgeous maybe now suffering from a little grimy grout!  We can vouch for that!

The dog, food and wine stains and simply grime due to high traffic has taken the luster out of  the flooring. The answer, rinse the floor, priming it, then get a stiff brush to loosen stubborn stains and the dirt, a little elbow grease works wonders! Hit the cabinetry next, tighten any hinges and wipe down the cabinets thoroughly, finally give the back splash and counter tops a little loving care and presto, a little reno magic! Cheers everyone, Johnny ‘V’

Be sure to follow The Wine Ladies TV with regular tips from Johnny ‘V’ on the do’s and dont’s, and how to make your kitchen reno your dream come true. For highlights of latest episode click here.

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Honey wine and Jack Dniels Nov 30th, 2011

Honey wine made on the bench with Rosewood Estates Winery and Jack Daniels Tennessee Honey Liqueur. The Wine Ladies TV.

Jack Daniels Tennessee Honey Liqueur

Jack Daniels Tennessee Honey Liqueur

Honey wine and Jack Daniels Tennessee Honey Liqueur

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It will be a  honey of a TV show this week as we speak with William Roman, Operations Manager and “beekeeper” at Rosewood Estates Winery sharing his passion for his wines, his honey wines and his honey. While Brad Fletcher of Brown-Forman treats us to the Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey Liqueur. New on the market great straight, neat or on ice. Jack Daniel’s is the oldest registered distillery in the U.S. local favourites launches this week. Now we know where that expression “busy as a bee” comes from, Did you know that one honey bee will visit 1 million flowers to produce a pound of honey? This bee will fly the distance of 4 times around the world to give you one ounce of honey. Amazing creatures!

Rosewood Estates Winery

Rosewood Estates Winery

Update April 2018

Afternoon fun tasting honey wine made on the bench with Rosewood Estates Winery.

Rosewood Esates Winery with Sommelier and Consultant Robert W Paul

Rosewood Esates Winery with Sommelier and Consultant Robert W Paul

First up on the roster the 2016 Mead Blanc a blend of Gewürztraminer juice and estate honey.  Loved the freshness of the wine with lovely notes of lychee and wildflower. Royalty was next with the Mead Royal, a wine made strictly with honey. The bees have been working overtime creating this lovely wine. A unique semi-sweet traditional mead fermented from Niagara Escarpment Wildflower Honey. Notes of honey round out the pallet before leading to a long-lingering finish. And finally, the 2015 Legacy Cyzer a wine inspired by Eugene ,R. W. Roman’s son.  Using R.W.R’s original recipe, the winemaker  recreated his Cyser by co-fermenting apple juice & estate honey. Refreshing acidity. All unique and truly a pleasure to imbibe.

 All wines sold at the winery or on line.

Rosewood Esates Winery

Rosewood Esates Winery Legacy

Meanwhile in Muskoka…The Wine Ladies meet the Queen Bee and Poppa Jim!

Icewine Festival Shimmer of Gold VIP Wine Tours with The Wine Ladies

 

 

Join us Sunday,January 25th, 2015,

Niagara-on-the-Lake

or call 905-338-6797

Hello everyone, tis a hectic time we know, but we wanted to invite you to join us on our fun filled, absolutely delectable “Shimmer of Gold” VIP wine tour taking place in January! Sure to be a stupendous day, a wintry wonderland awaits you, come and celebrate Icewine and winter,with us, at the annual Niagara Icewine Festival. We’ll visit three personally selected wineries where our small group will enjoy a unique VIP wine experience just for us. In between visits, we’ll spend a little time in the village, with the festival offering up fabulous wines, superb foods, and lots of shopping and entertainment.The ice sculptures and roasting marshmallows are always a hit too!

 

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Two convenient pick-ups

10:00 am Departing from Yorkdale Mall in Toronto and returning at 7:00pm

10:30 am Departing from Whole Foods  in Oakville and returning at 6:00pm

We have created a very special VIP experience for you.Travel in style and comfort in our limo bus,provided by Just For U Limo, visit 3 award winning local wineries. An exclusive experience created especially for our group including samplings of some of Ontario’s best Icewine, sparkling and premium VQA wines.

Everything for your day is included in our pricing from tastings, to transportation, to giveaways, to a complimentary gift bag, to your lunch.Grab a few friends and why not join us for a fun filled wine and culinary experience.

 

 

 

or call 905-338-6797

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1st winery stop: Jackson-Triggs Niagara Estate

Canada’s most awarded winery and have been named “Best Canadian Winery” an unprecedented number of times in international and domestic competitions.A vey special VIP experience will be yours.

 

2nd winery stop:

Niagara’s newest premium winery. VIP wine tasting and enjoy a delicious local lunch at the winery.

 

3rd winery stop: Pilletteri Estates Winery

Enjoy this stunning wintery in the heart of Niagara-on-the_Lake and meet proprietor Charlie Pilletteri. and Experience a VIP cellar experience.

$125/per person

RECEIVE $15 The Wine Ladies $ GIFT CERTIFICATE to spend on The Wine Ladies online store.

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Thank -you to Whole Foods in Oakville for coffee and special treats.

 

 

 

Cypress Grove Chevre's Humboldt Fog

Cypress Grove Chevre’s Humboldt Fog, sublime!

 

Enjoy a slice of heaven with two of life’s greatest culinary pleasures, wine and cheese. Seeking out the perfect partner is key, as it is in love and marriage, and when you do, it can be total bliss… on the palate!

Our latest discovery, Cypress Grove Chevre’s Humboldt Fog, an incredible soft-ripened goat cheese, perfectly balanced with pleasing acidity, full flavour, but not too strong a goaty taste that many goat cheeses have.  Humboldt Fog has a creamy and luscious texture, a has a thin line of edible vegetable ash in the middle, which represents the coastal fog in Humboldt County, the region where the cheese is made in California. Absolutely divine, we enjoy this pasteurized award winning goat’s milk cheese with a fresh, crisp Sauvignon Blanc or a dry rose. If you prefer a red, select a medium bodied Pinot Noir.

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