The Wine Ladies Salmon fishingPenfolds BIN 389 Cabernet Shiraz

The Wine Ladies Pleasure Boat Cruise to include iconic Penfolds BIN 389 Cabernet Shiraz on deck!

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The Wine Ladies Salmon fishing Penfolds BIN 389 Cabernet Shiraz

The Wine Ladies Salmon fishing with Penfolds wine. The  Penfolds BIN 389 Cabernet Shiraz

Penfolds BIN 389 Cabernet Shiraz

1960 marks the first vintage! The Penfolds BIN 389 Cabernet Sauvignon 2008, we’ll enjoy, a superb vintage  for decades!
Rock the night with fab food and great wines including a Penfolds’ wine from the iconic Australian winery, Penfolds Grange. Founded in 1844 and created by the legendary Max Schubert, the creator of Penfolds Grange.
BIN 389 is often referred to as “Poor Man’s Grange” or “Baby Grange”. The “Baby Grange” wine is matured in the same barrels that held the previous vintage Grange.
The Wine Ladies Salmon Pleasure Cruise June 24 2012,
Here’s a chance to enjoy one of the legendary Penfolds’ wines, an Australian Grand Vin, the BIN 389 Cabernet Shiraz 2008. BIN 389 is produced from a selection of the best parcels from the best vineyard sites, and for many wine drinkers is their preferred Penfolds wine.

Experience and enjoy, Penfolds’, with our intimate group on the water, eating, enjoying fine wine, laughing and salmon fishing!

$avvy Wine Buy…Maycas del Limari Reserva Especial Syrah 2008, The Wine Ladies Pick

Chile is still hot when it comes to great value wines and this Syrah from the Limari Valley is one you can bank on! Maycas del Limari Reserva Especial Syrah 2008  owned by the legendary Concha y Toro.

We had the pleasure to interview Chief Winemaker Marcelo Papa on our TV show not too long ago, on which Marcello explained some of the reasons behind the great success Chile is enjoying as a wine producing country, and also how they are able to over some of the best value wines. (Click here to view the show)

 

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Happy Canada Day Everyone!Celebrate with Canada’s favourite summer pastime, the BBQ

Wishing all our friends, fans and wine lovers a fabulous 145th birthday! We are celebrating in style this week with 2 awesome TV shows and 2 fun prize packages all about one of Canada’s greatest summer pastimes, the BBQ! Good luck everyone.

Grillin’ & Chillin’ with Ted Reader, the Kingpin of BBQ and BEERLICIOUS. Win Ted’s Book BEERLICIOUS, The Art of Grillin’ & Chillin’ in a picnic basket filled to the brim with Ted’s sauces, seasonings, beer and more! Value: $150.00 Click here
Win a BIO-Safe BBQ Cleaning and Restoration from The BBQ Guys! Value: Up to $300.00 http://www.thewineladies.com/blog/lifestyle/events/1388-susanne

Visit www.TheWineLadies.com or The Wine Ladies FaceBook Fan Page http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Wine-Ladies/74962673175 for more details.

Grillin’ & Chillin’ with Ted Reader, the Kingpin of BBQ and BEERLICIOUS

CONGRATULATIONS EFFIE TSIAKOPOULOS, YOU ARE THE WINNER! HAPPY CANADA DAY!

Win Ted’s Book BEERLICIOUS, The Art of Grillin’ & Chillin’ in a picnic basket filled to the brim with Ted’s sauces, seasonings, beer and more! Value: $150.00

How do you enter?

  1. Answer this question. How many BBQ’s did Ted Reader have in his backyard at one time?
    1. 5
    2. 89
    3. 109
    4. 46
    5. 1
  2. Simply “LIKE” The Wine Ladies Fan Page and post your answers on line there.
  3. HINT

Winners to be picked form all entries at random on Canada Day July 1st,2012 from all entries. The winners to be posted at noon that same day on The Wine Ladies Fan Page.

Good luck everyone!Georgia and Susanne

Celebrate Canada Day in style with Ted Reader, the Kingpin of BBQ and The Wine Ladies TV!

Not all barbeques or barbeque “cooks” are created equal. There are lots of tricks of the trade that can make a big difference, from the bbq itself , to the recipes that you choose, and how it is cooked on the BBQ. Joining us this week on the show in anticipation of Canada Day and the launch of the BBQ season we welcome to the show award winning chef, food entertainer known for his pyrotechnic charm and fearless culinary spirit, author , the kingpin of the BBQ, often referred to as the Pied Piper, Ted Reader www.tedreader.com .

We discuss two of Ted’s passions beer and BBQ and his new book BEERLICIOUS, The Art of Grillin’ & Chillin’. The book is a delicious journey with over 100 recipes made with 100 different beers. Now, Ted has taken the idea of paring drink with food to a whole new level by hand picking beers that act not only as the perfect accompaniment to grilled foods, but also as an ingredient in the recipes. What makes this, or any of Ted’s books standout is how much Ted loves what he does and it shows in how he approaches recipes, cooking, and writing.  Congrats Ted on another outstanding must have book!

Watch Ted Reader, the Kingpin of BBQ with The Wine Ladies here.

Win a BIO-Safe BBQ Cleaning and Restoration from The BBQ Guys! Value: Up to $300.00

CONGRATULATIONS MICHAEL HARDES of REGINA, SASKATCHEWAN, YOU ARE THE WINNER! HAPPY CANADA DAY!

Celebrate Canada Day in style with the best looking and working BBQ!

How do you enter?

1. Watch The BBQ Guys on The Wine Ladies TV here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZaL1Hw3tko

2. Answer this question.

What are the 2 main reasons not to use a degreaser or oven cleaner on your BBQ.

a.It voids the manufacturer’s  warranty in most cases.
b.The fumes can cause a propane explosion in the BBQ
c.The cleaner leaves trace elements on the grill getting into the food you grill.
d.It will rust your grills after prolonged use.
e. It clogs the burners.

3.Simply “LIKE” The Wine Ladies Fan Page and post your answers on line there. Hint: Question is asked at about 20:00 min into the TV episode.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZaL1Hw3tko

Winners to be picked from all entries at random on Canada Day July 1st,2012 from all entries. The winners to be posted at noon that same day on The Wine Ladies Fan Page.

Good luck everyone!

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Tweet and win! #SpotTheWineLadiesMobile &win prizes! June 22nd LCBO BBQ FOR CAMP OOCHIGEAS @ LCBO Queens Quay

 

Spot The Wine Ladies wine mobile TODAY Friday from 11:30am to 2:00pm at LCBO Head Office employee parking lot Cooper Street at Queens Quay Boulevard East (two blocks east of Yonge Street immediately east of the LCBO Queens Quay store, next to Loblaws)and WIN a  Shoe LaLa Wine Shoe Holder and Stopper set http://www.thewineladies.com/shop-the-wine-ladies?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&product_id=21&category_id=15

 

All you have to do is…..

1. Spot the van

2. Take a picture

3. Tweet your pic with #SpotTheWineLadiesMobile

We’ll pick a winner from all the tweets at random today and announce it here. Good luck everyone!

Hints:

Date: Friday, June 22nd, 2012

Time: 11:30am-2:30pm

Place: LCBO Head Office employee parking lot Cooper Street at Queens Quay Boulevard East (two blocks east of Yonge Street immediately east of the LCBO Queens Quay store, next to Loblaws)

Where: LCBO Head Office employee parking lot  Cooper Street at Queens Quay Boulevard East (two blocks east of Yonge Street immediately east of the LCBO Queens Quay store, next to Loblaws)

LCBO BBQ FOR CAMP OOCHIGEAS RESCHEDULED FOR JUNE 22 –HELPS SEND KIDS WITH CANCER TO CAMP

LCBO and its suppliers are presenting the 21st annual Queens Quay

barbecue in support of Camp Oochigeas on Friday, June 22.  An earlier

date for the annual event was postponed due to rain and high winds. This

fundraiser is open to the public and all proceeds go to Camp Oochigeas, a

year-round camp for children with cancer.

               

LCBO President & CEO Bob Peter and the Queens Quay store staff will present Andrew Irvine, Vice Chair, Camp Oochigeas Board of Directors, with a cheque for $160,217 representing the anticipated proceeds from this year’s barbecue and donations from suppliers participating in year-round LCBO in-store tastings. The LCBO and its suppliers have raised more than $1.2 million for Camp Oochigeas in the last 20 years.

Fundraising activities include skill-testing games and a silent auction table with some 300 items, including vacation packages, electronics and unique gift baskets. There will also be live music.    

Located on a private lake outside Rosseau, Ontario, “Camp Ooch”, as the kids affectionately call it, offers eight weeks of summer camp for children affected by cancer. It also provides weekendsat camp throughout the fall and winter, day camp programs and year-round programming at The Hospital for Sick Children and Ooch Downtown, its urban camp facility in Toronto. Camp Ooch is the only residential camp in Ontario to provide on-site chemotherapy and blood transfusions.  

 

WHERE:    LCBO Head Office employee parking lot      

Cooper Street at Queens Quay Boulevard East (two blocks east of Yonge Street immediately east of the LCBO Queens Quay store, next to Loblaws)

 

WHEN:   Friday, June 22, 2012, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Cheque presentation at 12:45 p.m.

A Victorious, Voluptuous Viognier!The Wine Ladies Daily Wine Pick.

The Wine Ladies Wine Pick: Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

Take a summer shift from the old stand-bys Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio and Sauvignon Blanc and opt for a Viognier, opulent and rich!  With a perfect aromatic combo… think a garden of flowers and a tropical fruit bowl!

Viognier’s home is France, especially in the Northern Rhone and from the region of #Condrieu, where it produces fabulously fragrant, rich and voluptuous wines. But we found, we too produce fabulously rich and opulent Viogniers particularly from B.C. and the Southern Okanagan Valley… where we’ve got the heat too baby!

Our discovery is the 2010 Sandhill #Viognier, which is part of their “Small Lots Program, producing only 658 cases.  From the #Osprey Ridge Vineyard, located in the Southern Okanagan, ideally suited for this grape to ripen well, it needs the heat, this wine is beautifully aromatic with a nose of perfumey floral and peach notes, luscious with a rich texture, and intense flavours of tropical fruit, it is well balanced with a lingering finish.

Enjoy on its own or with most anything on the grill, from rich lobster, scallops, grilled chicken, pork to savory dishes. @TheWineLadies #Sandhill  $26.75 LCBO

 

Exploring New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. The Wine ladies TV

Exploring New Zealands Sauvignon Blanc, The Wine Ladies TV

On the show this week we discover a new world wine growing region with wine or vineyards grown the length of the country from the North Island down to the South, and particularly known for their award winning Sauvignon Blanc and the Kiwi. Let's raise our wine glasses to new Zealand.
Here to tell us all about this incredible wine growing region, our guest the Global Business Relations Manager for one of the premier wine and spirits companies in New Zealand, Pernod Ricard, an industry veteran, a huge player in New Zealand wine explosion onto the world stage, please welcome Jim Robertson.

Watch The Wine Ladies TV  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lG052oagXWs

Jim Robertson

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Barolo has been called the “king of wines,” and the “wine of kings.” Ceretto’s 2008 Barolo “Zonchera, Today’s Wine Pick.

The Wine Ladies www.thewineladies.com Daily Wine Pick: Thursday, June 13th, 2012

Ahh…. Barolo has been called the “king of wines,” and the “wine of kings.” It is regarded as one of the world’s best wines and is made from only the very best Nebbiolo grapes, grown in Italy’s Piedmont. We had the pleasure to sample an array of Barolos at a recent tasting in Yorkville at One Restaurant. One of our highlights was meeting Federico Ceretto, charming and passionate about the family owned Ceretto, that has been making wine for more than 80 years. Located in the Langhe region of Italy the family is most well known for being among the first to produce single-vineyard wines beginning in the 1970’s.  The Ceretto name has become synonymous with estate-grown produced wines and has set a benchmark for quality among both Barolo and Barbaresco wines. Today we celebrate Ceretto’s 2008 Barolo “Zonchera”.

Please see our short interview with Federico Ceretto as we tasted this delectable Barolo.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgLGIEuc0co

Made from 100% Nebbiolo, this wine is considered one of the family’s historic labels as it was first produced by Riccardo Ceretto in 1962, fifty years ago. A classic Barolo, harmonious and velvety, with good balance, acidity, approachable now but with a lifespan of upwards of 15 years. A real treat, fit for a “king”!
Ceretto 2008 Barolo “Zonchera”, classic, harmonious, velvety, delish.

Available in Ontario through Halpern Enterprises  http://www.halpernwine.com

India’s Grand Polo Tradition Takes Toronto. HRH Princess Diya Kumari and the fashions of House of Valaya.

There was a time during the British Raj when it was wildly popular for India’s elite to attend the “Season”. Attending sporting events as social outings such as Polo matches, known as the “Sport of Kings,” was commonplace in those days. The ladies were especially excited to come out in the latest couture, eat the most decadent of food while sipping the finest drinks.

This weekend, in Toronto at Alliston Polo Field in Egbert, Ontario a Polo exhibition match was held featuring the Royal Jaipur Polo Team led by Mahraj Narendra Singh of Jaipur against the Toronto Polo Club. In attendance as well was HRH Princess Diya Kumari as well as top Indian couturier J.J. Valaya.

Sunday evening a spectacular Royal event of dinner, fashion and culture with the House of Valaya was enjoyed by all. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the House of Valaya. J J Valaya showcased his exclusive collection at the Liberty Grand, June 10th in Toronto. He is an iconic name in South Asian fashion, known for his creativity and style.  Watch the Fashion show finale http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5j0swsizrFk

A spectacular dance was one of the highlights of the evening. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8J_gKtIpBtg