Alexandra Lapostolle

Joining us in studio today, Grand Marnier, French wine royalty Alexandra Lapostolle.

Alexandre Marnier Lapostolle

Alexandre Marnier Lapostolle

Meet Alexandre Marnier Lapostolle

Today we are going to be talking about one wine growing region, although considered “new world” this country has been producing wine since the 16th century when the Spanish conquistadors brought over the vitis vinifera vines.  We are talking about Chile, this stunning country, plays an important role in the world of wine, as the 5th largest exporter and the 8th largest producer in the world.

Joining us in studio to fill us in on the latest news on Chile, and tell us all about her winery, we welcome the dynamic, very astute business woman and very beautiful Alexandra Lapostolle. Alexandra is the founder of the award winning winery Casa Lapostolle, producing some of the finest wines coming out of Chile today. Alexandra says that her wines are ,”French in essence and Chilean by birth”, find out what she means by that. Her Casa Carmenere 2008 recently received 91 points in the Wine Enthusiast and also been selected #3 in the Top 100 Best Buys.

Also her roots go very deep with a long history in liqueur and wine, Alexandra is the great granddaughter of Alexandre Marnier Lapostolle, the founder of the world renowned liqueur Grand Marnier, and her family has been involved in winemaking for generations with wines from France in the Loire Valley, the Chateau de Sancerre. Join us this Wednesday as we speak with this fascinating woman, Alexandra Lapostolle.

Casa Carmenere 2008, TOP 100 BEST BUYS 2010 in Wine Enthusiast

Fielding Estate Winery featured in Jan 15th The Wine Ladies Icewine Tour to Twenty Valley in Niagara.

Join us Jan 15th  http://guestlistapp.com/events/79167   for The Wine Lades Shimmer of Gold Icewine Tour taking place during the annual Niagara Icewine Festival. 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!

Our  1st stop on the 15th  will be Fielding Estate Winery www.fieldingwines.com the Muskoka-inspired Fielding wine lodge nestled at the foot of the Niagara Escarpment, offering stunning views across the winery’s vineyard to Lake Ontario and Toronto’s skyline. This vista is the dominating feature as you cozy up to the wine bar for a sample of some of Ontario’s finest VQA wines. Curtis and Heidi Fielding have quickly carved out a solid reputation for crafting quality VQA wines from their estate vineyards in Beamsville, focusing on grape varieties that perform best in Niagara’s unique microclimate vineyards — Riesling, Pinot Gris and Chardonnay for whites, and Pinot Noir and Merlot for reds.

To book your tickets please call 905-338-6797 or buy on line here http://guestlistapp.com/events/79167    

To learn more, visit the winery online at www.fieldingwines.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Fielding.Wines and follow them on Twitter @FieldingWinery.

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Twenty Valley’s Winter WineFest adds some sparkle to a winter favourite.

There is a new reason to venture out on a chilly January weekend this year, 29 reasons, in fact. Visitors to the NEW Winter WineFest will be able to sample over 50 wines from 29 area wineries, and this year Icewine will share centre stage with some of Ontario’s best sparkling and premium VQA wines.

The not just Icewine festival which will be hosted in Jordan Village January 16 and 17th  will allow wine enthusiasts to sip and savour from a list of specialty and reserve wines not offered at any other wine festival.

The shift away from the traditional Icewine Festival was one of the first changes implemented by the Twenty Valley Tourism Association when they took over the management of the event this November. The Jordan Ice Bar has been very successful, but we wanted to create something that is distinctly Twenty Valley an event that better showcases the variety of premium wines available here, says Dori Andrewes, Event Manager for the Twenty Valley Tourism Association.  Many of our most celebrated and popular wineries don’t offer Icewine and were not able to be a part of past events. It makes sense to put our best wines on display, and to highlight the range of talent in Twenty Valley.

To view highlights of the Twenty Valley Wine Fest Jan 2010 

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2v4J85za2U

Twenty Valley Icewine Festival Jan 2010

 

Twenty Valley’s Winter WineFest adds some sparkle to a winter favourite.

 

There is a new reason to venture out on a chilly January weekend this year, 29 reasons, in fact. Visitors to the NEW Winter WineFest will be able to sample over 50 wines from 29 area wineries, and this year Icewine will share centre stage with some of Ontario’s best sparkling and premium VQA wines.

The not just Icewine festival which will be hosted in Jordan Village January 16 and 17th  will allow wine enthusiasts to sip and savour from a list of specialty and reserve wines not offered at any other wine festival.

The shift away from the traditional Icewine Festival was one of the first changes implemented by the Twenty Valley Tourism Association when they took over the management of the event this November. The Jordan Ice Bar has been very successful, but we wanted to create something that is distinctly Twenty Valley an event that better showcases the variety of premium wines available here, says Dori Andrewes, Event Manager for the Twenty Valley Tourism Association.  Many of our most celebrated and popular wineries don’t offer Icewine and were not able to be a part of past events. It makes sense to put our best wines on display, and to highlight the range of talent in Twenty Valley.

To view highlights of the Twenty Valley Wine Fest Jan 2010 

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2v4J85za2U

 

The Wine Ladies Top Ten New Year’s Resolutions. Happy New Year ! Ask The Wine Ladies December 2013

Well it’s been an unbelievable year, 2013 has, with a few challenges yes, but with many jubilations too. We’ve so enjoyed connecting with all of our TV show guests, our fans, listeners and readers, and fellow wine lovers and look forward to an even better 2014!

With the clock ticking we’ve finally penned our Top Ten New Year’s Resolutions that we’d love to share, and hope to hear back with some of yours!

A toast to 2014 for wine lovers everywhere, “Cheers, Prost, Salute, Salut!

1)We will, no matter how painful or arduous, dedicate ourselves to fulfilling our doctor’s orders of having one glass of red wine per day… Got to keep the ticker healthy!

2) We promise to never drink any wine before its time!

3) Our new found love for hiking will continue with a promise to scale another peak. Mount Everst,Mount Kilimanjaro anyone? We’re signed up for another year!

4) YES!!! Yet another reason to continue to enjoy our red wine! Keep the Pinot Noir coming, one of the top grapes for “resveratrol” composition!
A glass of red will give you about 640 mg of Resveratrol. Resveratrol is a naturally occurring antioxidant found in the skin of red grapes. Research has shown that Resveratrol can reduce or slow down certain signs of aging. Let’s pull a Jack Benny, 39 AGAIN! Fill her up… Actually not quite, leave enough room to swirl, about 1/6 to 1/4 the volume of the glass, depending on the size of the glass. Swirl, sniff and savour!

5) Discover a new wine, a new grape or a new region at least once a week and tweet to our friends.

6) Write a book.

7) Explore organic and biodynamic local wines to help reduce our carbon footprint,

8) We love connecting with fellow wine lovers, enthusiasts and wine novices around the world, our goal is to try to bring the world of wine together, one person at a time, one tweet at a time, one sip at a time

9) Every day presents a new opportunity to be the best we can be, enjoy, embrace and be challenged. As Oprah says “Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right”. We’re with you Oprah, live, learn and live what you learn!

10)… And finally for the Top Ten’s #1 New year’s Resolution, we promise to continue to spread our playful approach and wine tasting philosophy to the most unsuspecting wine aficionado!

Happy New Year!
The Wine Ladies
Georgia and Susanne

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Entertaining with Icewine, Reif Estate Winery, Niagara Icewine Festival with The Wine Ladies

Join us Jan 22nd http://guestli.st/79104  for The Wine Lades Shimmer of Gold Icewine Tour taking place during the annual Niagara Icewine Festival. 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!

Our 2nd stop on the 22nd will be the stunning Reif Estate Winery www.reifwinery.com where the philosophy that “great wines start in the vineyard” is the cornerstone of the quality and integrity of Reif Estate wines. Reif Estate Winery. One of Niagara-on-the-Lake’s founding-family wineries, Reif opened in 1982, after founder Ewald Reif planted its vineyards in 1977; the property was later acquired by nephew Klaus W. Reif. Today, the large 50-hectare site produces a complete range of varietals, including Vidal Icewine, a perennial medal winner. Premium “first growth” reds from the oldest vines are turning heads as well

Our special experience at Reif Estate Winery: The Sweet and Savoury Experience

Explore Reif Estate Winery and hear the story of how Klaus W. Reif brought his 13th generation winemaking skills to the Niagara Region and founded a 125 acre vineyard in historic Niagara-on-the-Lake. Your tour will conclude with a comparative tasting of a dry Riesling and Cabernet Franc followed by a Riesling and Cabernet Franc Icewine.

Before you head off for your next wine adventure – stop in at our Icewine Festival annual pig roast and taste our signature Vidal Icewine paired with Porketta and apple Icewine sauce.

To book your tickets please call 905-338-6797 or buy on line here http://guestli.st/79104

 Follow Reif Estate Winery on Twitter @reifwinery and like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/ReifEstateWinery

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Inniskillin Icewine grapes

Experience Inniskillin Icewine and the sparkling Canadian winter with The Wine Ladies wine tour Jan 22nd

Join us Jan 22nd for The Wine Lades Shimmer of Gold Icewine Tour taking place during the annual Niagara Icewine Festival.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!

Our first stop will be Inniskillin www.inniskillin.com   Inniskillin often referred to as the birthplace of the “modern Canadian winery”. It  was the first winery to receive a winery license (1975) in Ontario since prohibition. Also in 1984, founders Karl Kaiser and Donald Ziraldo made the most of the extreme Canadian winter to produce the first Icewine, a pivotal point for Inniskillin and the Canadian wine industry. The world began to take notice. The turning point for Canadian Wine had also arrived where in 1991 Inniskillin’s Vidal Icewine won a Grand Prix d’Honneur at Vinexpo in Bordeaux. Now almost every winery makes Icewine – the best of astounding luscious freshness.”!

Riedel Icewine Glass
 

Our special experience at Inniskillin:

Extreme winemaking in extreme Canadian winters-experience three styles of Vidal Icewine along with tasting the Vidal grape from the Inniskillin Icewine Vineyards.  Discover the difference a glass makes with a comparison using the Riedel Vinum Extreme Icewine Glass- a collaboration inspired by Inniskillin!  Enjoy with the pairing of an unique dried fruit bread!

Book your tickets prior to Dec 23rd and SAVE!!! To purchase your ticket please call 905-338-6797 or buy on line here http://guestli.st/79104

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Italian Romanesque Colaneri Estate Winery featured in The Wine Ladies Icewine Tour Jan 22nd.

Join us Jan 22nd for The Wine Lades Shimmer of Gold Icewine Festival. Colaneri Estate Winery will be one of  3 very special  wineries we will be visiting on Jan 22nd, 2012. This Italian Romamesque winery promises to be an unforgettable experience not only with the appearance of the winery, but also the “Amarone ” style wines. We guarantee it will be an extraordinary experience for you! To purchase your ticket please call 905-338-6797 or  buy on line here

Frosolone, Italy. It was there in those humble beginnings that, a handsome man, Joseph Colaneri, set his sights on a beautiful woman, Maria from the same “paese”, town. She took one look at those blue eyes and especially his curl hair and she was “innamorato”…in love. We always got a chuckle over the fact Papa lost his hair shortly after they married in 1951. Thank goodness their marriage lasted a lot longer than his hair so the story could continue!

They were blessed with two sons, Michele (Mike) and Nicola (Nick). In 1967,the new world beckoned with possibilities, dreams and the promise of good things to come. After many years of hard work and perseverance, the family acquired a 40 acre vineyard where Colaneri Estate Winery now stands. Ma and Papa Colaneri took great joy in tending to the vines all year long. There was a sense of peace and accomplishment in seeing the vines prosper under their care.

Mike and Nick married sisters, Angiolina (Angie) and Liberina (Betty) and all lived together on the vineyard. Later, with their children, Tara, Michael, Nicholas and Christopher they continued to teach the importance of hard work and dedication. They were difficult times, but some of the happiest as everyone was together. The Colaneri Family, today, is determined to do Joseph and Maria proud. It is in their honour and memory that we are inspired to continue the tradition that crossed the ocean to the new world. Da paese a nuovo mondo.

Tradition, the driving force of our passion for family, life and all it encompasses. We sincerely hope that you enjoy our wines and experience the passion that went into the making of them.Frosolone, Italy. It was there in those humble beginnings that, a handsome man, Joseph Colaneri, set his sights on a beautiful woman, Maria from the same “paese”, town. She took one look at those blue eyes and especially his curl hair and she was “innamorato”…in love. We always got a chuckle over the fact Papa lost his hair shortly after they married in 1951.

Thank goodness their marriage lasted a lot longer than his hair so the story could continue!

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The Wine Ladies TV Dec 7th Wine and Cheese, the Classic Combo

Watch The Wine Ladies TV! Wine and Cheese, the classic combo  Wed Dec 7th,2011 from 2:30PM-3:30PM on www.Thatchannel.com

This week’s show is all about the wonderful world of wine and cheese, a classic combination and everyone’s favourite to be sure. We’ll sample a range of award winning hand selected cheeses under the guidance of one of the world’s leading authorities visiting Canada from across the pond. We welcome to the show cheese specialist, expert, author of 11 books, the founder of the British Cheese Awards, with her own collection of cheeses called “Simply The Best”
(Available at Sobey’s) 

Juliet Harbutt.

Also in studio from Girls’ Night Out Wines introducing the perfect companion to the cheese, the Girls’ Night Out Sparkling (100% Riesling) , Suzy Podrebarac and Alison Modesto.

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Girls’ Night Out Sparkling

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