We’ve got Rock Stars! Of the kitchen that is…Celebrity chefs are the new rock stars

Be a witness to a dynamic display of culinary arts at Delta Meadowvale’s Chef Wars competition.

The event to raise funds for Habitat for Humanity Mississauga on Wednesday, October 1, 2014. Guests will dine on a gourmet five course menu. The menu inspired by Delta Meadowvale’s Executive Chef Andrew Nelson and Personal Chef Solutions’ Owner and Head Chef Terry Port.

The chefs will entertain guests with a live cooking experience. A secret ingredient will be revealed and incorporated in each course. A panel of judges including The Wine Ladies and Chopped Canada winner Chef JohnRoss Woodland will evaluate each dish on presentation, taste, and creativity.

On this week’s radio show…
Chef Wars! Chopped Canada’s Celebrity Chef and Judge Roger Mooking.

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Coming up on today’s show, we’ve got Rock Stars!

Of  the kitchen that is…. Celebrity chefs today are the new rock stars, with so many cooking shows on the air from Hells Kitchen, to Iron Chef and one of our faves, CHOPPED Canada our daily diet excuse the pun is consumed with celebrity chefs, their talent and the dishing out of critiques.

 And speaking of critiques, we, The Wine Ladies have  been asked to be Celebrity Judges for Chef Wars, a fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity whereby just like in the TV show CHOPPED Canada, two accomplished chefs, in this case, Chef Andrew Nelson of the Delta Meadowvale Hotel as well as Chef Terry Port, of Personal Chef Solutions will vie for THE winning TITLE creating a fabulous menu using secret ingredients.

And as celebrity judges, we thought we’d reach out for some advice and why not go to the best of the best!

Joining us on the show, Celebrity chef extraordinaire,television host,judge on CHOPPED Canada, cookbook author, and an award winning recording artist,Celebrity Chef Roger Mooking. 

 Also joining us Executive Chef JohnRoss Woodland, who traded in his hockey skates for chopping knives as he trained to become a professional chef that lead him to fame as a recent winner of CHOPPED Canada winning $10,000 in prize money, and as it happens Roger Mooking was one of the judges that helped make that happen!

 We’ll be sure to get a lot of advice from these guys for not only ourselves being judges but also for our next guest Executive Chef Andrew Nelson of the Delta Meadowvale Hotel who is one of the two chefs competing at the CHEF WARS event! Andrew has quite a lineup of awards already attached to his name, so a formidable opponent he will be for sure.

 All this excitement and competition will be to raise funds for Habitat for Humanity of Mississauga. Habitat offers a hand up, not a hand out and helps make homes a reality for families in need. Mark Jambrovic, Event Manager, joins us to share all of this with us. It’s going to be a great show.

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Celebrity Chef Roger Mooking a reoccurring judge on Chopped Canada, which premiered to an all-time audience record high for Food Network Canada joins The Wine Ladies on the radio show  with a little advise on how to best be a Food Judge for Chef Wars! Hear what he has to say! Thanks Roger for your help!

 

Habitat for Humanity Mississauga builds simple, decent houses which are sold to partner families.

Sold at no profit and financed with affordable, no-interest mortgages geared to the partner family’s income. Habitat for Humanity homes help families avoid making impossible choices between rent and other basic necessities such as proper food, education, and medical expenses . It is a hand up not a hand out program relying on donations and in-kind contributions from all facets of the community.  Monthly mortgage payments are contributed to a revolving fund which is used to provide more affordable homes. For more information please visit habitatmississauga.ca.

Chef War Judge….. Chopped Canada’s JohnRoss Woodland as featured in Good Life Mississauga Fine Living Magazine.

Chef War Judge’s….. The Wine Ladies  as featured in Celebrity Dinner Date with Kathryn Kates in Good Life Mississauga Fine Living Magazine

Sonoma Cutrer Russian River Ranches Chardonnay 2012

Henri Bourgeois Petit Bourgeois Sauvignon Blanc 2013

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Dear Wine Ladies,

This may sound like a silly question but I’m truly at odds on the best way to deal with a crumbly cork! Last night, once again, while trying to open a bottle of wine the cork was dry and crumbly. The harder I tried, and the further I drove the cork screw, the more the cork crumbled and then finally ended up in fragments in the bottle. Is there a way to properly extract a crumbly cork?
Chris Houston, Texas

Chris, Houston, Texas.

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Ask The Wine Ladies…What’s the best way to deal with a crumbly cork?

Crumbly Cork

Crumbly Cork

Dear Wine Ladies,

This may sound like a silly question. I’m truly at odds on the best way to deal with a crumbly cork! Last night, once again, while trying to open a bottle of wine the cork was dry and crumbly. The harder I tried, and the further I drove the cork screw, the more the cork crumbled and then finally ended up in fragments in the bottle. Is there a way to properly extract a crumbly cork?

Chris, Houston, Texas.

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Dear Chris

This exact same scenario just happened to us this week with one of our favorite wines! The trick here is to exercise patience, as the harder you push the corkscrew into the cork, the worse the situation. Here are a couple of suggestions.

Often times a firm but lighter hand is all that is needed. Carefully extract the corkscrew and proceed once again, with caution and with a light yet firm hand. The goal is to get the corkscrew back into the cork without pushing it entirely into the bottle. Try to re-insert the opener into the portion of the cork that is not compromised, usually off-centre; be firm but cautious, pulling up gently and re-adjusting as necessary. Sometimes this is all that is needed.

Option number two: a sommelier friend of ours advises using two corkscrews instead of one. Approach the cork from opposite directions, working the corkscrews in, and having them meet at the bottom. Pull gently, and voila! Finally, a nifty tool called the “Ah So” could also come in handy; as a two-pronged cork remover, the two flat blades slide down either side of the cork allowing it to stay intact as much as possible while being retrieved. Hopefully one of the above suggestions will help, but if not, no worries, simply filter the wine with a paper coffee filter into a decanter or glass pitcher and enjoy.

The Wine Ladies, Georgia and Susanne

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Henri Bourgeois Petit Bourgeois Sauvignon Blanc 2013

Henri Bourgeois Petit Bourgeois Sauvignon Blanc 2013, Susanne’s Wine Pick.

Henri Bourgeois Petit Bourgeois Sauvignon Blanc

Henri Bourgeois Petit Bourgeois Sauvignon Blanc

One of my all time favourite wines are the Sauvignon Blancs as I find them so refreshing to drink, zesty and a real party in the mouth! Speaking of which I went to a wonderful party on the weekend where my hosts are real wine lovers. They had a great selection of wines to enjoy! I discovered this Sauvignon Blanc and surprise its not from New Zealand. As we all know New Zealand has claimed Sauvignon Blanc as their signature grape and they do it exceptionally well, this happens to be from the one is from the Loire Valley, a wine region from Northern France that is also known for making Sauvignon Blancs for a much longer time. My pick this week is the Henri Bourgeois Petit Bourgeois Sauvignon Blanc 2013.

Susanne'sWine Pick

Susanne’s Wine Pick

What I really liked about this wine was that contrary to the NZ Sauvignon Blancs, which are very intensely perfumed this one was a little more restrained on the nose, with good notes of citrus, a floral touch and great acidity. It’s a great value at just $15.95 per bottle

Henri Bourgeois Petit Bourgeois Sauvignon Blanc 2013

Sauvignon Blanc

—VINTAGES#: 672345

$15.95 per bottle

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Sonoma Cutrer Russian River Ranches Chardonnay

Sonoma Cutrer Russian River Ranches Chardonnay 2012, Georgia’s Wine Pick.

Sonoma Cutrer Russian River Ranches Chardonnay

Sonoma Cutrer Russian River Ranches Chardonnay

No brand new discovery to share with everybody. But instead this week I’ve decided to share with everyone one, for a couple of years now, of my tried and true favourites. I never ever tire of it. It always delivers a mouthful of joy, sip after sip! It’s not an everyday wine, it’s a little pricey Monday-Friday however well worth the $26.95, when you feel like a treat.

Georgia's Wine Pick

Georgia’s Wine Pick

The winery is Sonoma Cutrer, California of course…. and the wine is The Sonoma Cutrer Russian River Ranches Chardonnay 2012… an award winning wine, first introduced in 1981… made from grapes from distinct vineyard lots, it is full bodied, rich rich…with flavours of citrus and peach, a creaminess but with beautiful acidity and long finish…. forever on my palate! wonderful wine!

Sonoma-Cutrer Russian River Ranches Chardonnay 

—VINTAGES#: 608653

$26.95

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Clos du Bois Calcaire Chardonnay 2013, Susanne’s Wine Pick.

4th annual Luxury Chocolate Show

The 4th Annual Luxury Chocolate Show Toronto. The Wine Ladies present The Wine and Chocolate Salon

The Wine and Chocolate Salon

The Wine and Chocolate Salon

Calling all agents and wineries in the Toronto and the surrounding GTA!

The Wine Ladies are presenting and hosting “The Wine and Chocolate Salon” at the 4th annual Luxury Chocolate

Show at Roy Thomson Hall, Sunday November 2nd.

If you are a wine agent or winery in the Toronto and surrounding area perhaps you would like to participate.

Great promotional opportunity.

Please email us at info@thewineladies.com

 4th annual Luxury Chocolate Show

4th annual Luxury Chocolate Show

Sexy, seductive chocolate wine pairing party for two! Good for the heart in love and health. Ask The Wine Ladies

Santorini

On this week’s radio show….Out of the ordinary, but quite extraordinary! Dining on dirt or in the dark?

O’Noir located in the fabulous city of Montreal.

O’Noir located in the fabulous city of Montreal.

Coming up on today’s show “Out of the ordinary, but quite extraordinary”… that is our theme this week. We have got some really cool things we’re going to talk about…including a very unique and different style of growing grapes on a volcanic island… I’ll bet you, you have never heard of this or seen it before, it is really really quite something,  we’re also going to talk about two very different styles of dining… including dining in the dark.

Our first guest will be the founder of the restaurant O’Noir located in the fabulous city of Montreal, where you dine in complete darkness, no candles, no cell phones, no luminous watches… nothing…this style of dining is all the rage in Europe, New York, LA and now in Canada! So we’ll get the scoop and get enlightened on this culinary experience when the founder Leo of O’Noir joins us.

The other unique style of dining… are you ready for this? Dining on dirt, gourmet dirt that is…another foodie trend,  one of the newest things in haute cuisine. We speak with the founder and  Chef of the restaurant Actinolite, named “ one of the most essential places to eat  in Ontario if not all of Canada” Justin Cournoyer, will share his thoughts on this trend, why he searches out soil near maples and pines, what he does with that soil and who not all dirt is created equal… and we’ll hear first hand why so many are flocking to his restaurant…that Justin Cournoyer coming up

And to the volcanic island of Santorini, Greece, and their seductive delicious wines  where the vineyards look like a field of rows upon  rows of baskets! Not a basket case at all, … rather quite unique and brilliant the way they have the vines intertwined and woven like a basket that protects the luscious grapes… To tell us all about it we speak with Konstantinos Rampaounis of the Kolonaki Group, a prominent Toronto wine agency specializing in Greek wine.

And finally also trending huge these days, Food Trucks!  We’ll chat with the founder of the Feisty Jack Food Truck, named one of the TOP 10 Food Trucks in Toronto, British cuisine, its more than you think, not just bangers and mash, although they have that too  and also  the first Hybrid Food Truck-Restaurant in Toronto… … all this coming up….

This healthy, speedy BBQ dish, dishes up huge flavour and packs a punch with secret ingredient that keeps you young! Personal trainer and guru Darrin Robinson of EMERGE Lifestyle grills up a super dish that includes a glass of wine too… a skinny wine that delivers big on taste, little in calories! Watch the video here.

On this week’s radio show…
Out of the ordinary but quite extraordinary!

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Château Ksara Réserve du Couvent 2011

Boutari Santorini 2013 Assyrtiko

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Dear Wine Ladies,

My partner and I are just getting acquainted with wine and are wondering if
the terms aroma and bouquet are interchangeable? Secondly does the length of
wine refer to its age ability?

Bruce

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Château Ksara

Château Ksara Réserve du Couvent 2011, Georgia’s Wine Pick.

Château Ksara Réserve du Couvent

Château Ksara Réserve du Couvent

So in keeping with our theme today “off the beaten track” or a little out of the ordinary lets say… my wine pick comes from a place that most people wouldn’t ordinarily think of as a wine growing region… it actually comes from one of the oldest regions of wine production, over 5000 years!

And not only that but the producer of my wine pick has been making wine for over 150 years, it is the oldest,largest and most visited winery in this country.

So what is my wine pick?   For $15.00 bucks!  What a find!

A Syrah blend, 40% Syrah, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 30% Cabernet   Franc  it had beautiful intense berry fruit on the nose, was  medium bodied and had a long finish, just tasted and felt great on the palate from beginning to end… And the wine is the Chateau Ksara Reserve du Couvent 2011 Syrah blend. Producer Chateau Ksara from the country of Lebanon! Now that’s extraordinary!

Château Ksara Réserve du Couvent 2011

Syrah Blend

—VINTAGES#: 443721

$14.95

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Santorini

Boutari Santorini 2013 Assyrtiko, Susanne’s Wine Pick.

Boutari Santorini 2013 Assyrtiko

Boutari Santorini 2013 Assyrtiko

When we started looking into doing a radio show on “Out of the Ordinary but Extraordinary”b the  island of Santorini was an obvious choice. The way the grapes are grown in baskets are very unique as are their wines.  I found a super white wine. It is made with one of the indigenous grapes of the island. Although they do make wines from the traditional Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc etc., my goal was to something unique.

Susanne'sWine Pick

Susanne’s Wine Pick

And I did. The grape is Assyrtiko. Its origins come from Santorini although it is planted widely in Greece. The grape loves the volcanic soil and typically produces dry, full bodied, aromatic white wines with a touch of mineral character.

My wine pick is the Boutari Santorini 2013 Assyrtiko…. Crisp, with green apple and hint of citrus, with that mineral note and long finish, so delish with my grilled fish!

Boutari Santorini 2013

Assyrtiko

VINTAGES#: 47985

$18.95

 

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Healthy living, from the plate to the glass to the strong and sexy body!EMERGE Lifestyle and Fitness.

This healthy, speedy BBQ dish, dishes up huge flavour and packs a punch with secret ingredient that keeps you young! Personal trainer and guru Darrin Robinson of EMERGE Lifestyle grills up a super dish that includes a glass of wine too… a skinny wine that delivers big on taste, little in calories!

Personal trainer and guru Darrin Robinson of EMERGE Lifestyle grills up a super dish that includes a glass of wine too

Personal trainer and guru Darrin Robinson of EMERGE Lifestyle grills up a super dish that includes a glass of wine too.

On this week’s radio show…
Healthy living, from the plate to the glass to the strong and sexy body!

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On this weeks radio show “getting the skinny” on skinny low cal wines. A huge trend we are seeing these days.We’ll be chatting with  brand manager Sarah  Ripley for Skinny Grape wines, plus getting the dish on delish healthy recipes with Personal trainer, Performance Nutrition Specialist and Chef, Darrin Robinson.

Darrin is our personal trainer and founder of EMERGE Lifestyle and Fitness Training who says,thank -god,yes, to a glass of wine is  A-OK from time to time.

And also joining the three of us, in the 2nd half of the show Michael Ryan Thibodeau, Michael is the CEO of Fitness STAR International an incredible fitness oriented organization that also hosts competitions for all ages!  Of which Darrin is the Head Judge and Vice President.

And finally in our last segment, calling in from California, we focus back on the grape. Paul Novak, CEO of the company WholeVine, where the pomace is turned into an array of golden nutritional foods…hmm hmm… .BE sure to stay with us, so much coming up this hour.


Canada’s first low calorie wine is here

It’s bursting with flavour that’s nothing short of fabulous! At only 80 calories per glass (142 mL), you can really have it all! Available in 4 amazing varietals – Chardonnay,Shiraz, Pinot Grigio and Rosé. These low-calorie wines pair beautifully with your favourite foods and still fit perfectly into health and calorie conscious lifestyles. Now you can have your cake, and a glass of wine too!

WholeVineTM Culinary Grapeseed Oil

Don’t confuse our oils with ones you’ve used in the past.

Welcome to a new kind of grape seed oil that we call our “culinary” oil because it imparts natural flavor character to your favorite dishes. All WholeVine grapeseed oils are crafted pure, so there’s no need for refining. Each has a distinguishable varietal character, in the same way that wine’s character can be distinguished by varietal.

Joining the three of us, in the 2nd half of the show Michael Ryan Thibodeau.

Michael is the CEO of Fitness STAR International an incredible fitness oriented organization that also hosts competitions for all ages!

Di Bernardino Pecorino 2013, Georgia’s Wine Pick.

Domaine Le Grand Retour Plan de Dieu 2011, Susanne’s Wine Pick.

The Wine Thief- Pipette

Ask The Wine Ladies…What is a wine thief?

In the barrel room at Vinwood Cellars, where several of Kendall-Jackson’s key wines are made. Not open to the public, we are treated to lessons in “battonage” and enjoyng a “wine thief” or pipette experience. Drawing a sample of wine straight from the barrel.

In the barrel room at Vinwood Cellars, where several of Kendall-Jackson’s key wines are made. Not open to the public, we are treated to lessons in “battonage” and enjoyng a “wine thief” or pipette experience. Drawing a sample of wine straight from the barrel.

Dear Wine Ladies

What is a wine thief?

Jason, Dallas, Texas

Watch The Wine Ladies TV and our adventure at Kendall-Jackson where we experienced wine thieving first hand!

 

Dear Jason,

It is a “pipette” a slim tube-like product made with glass or food-safe material, about between 12-24 inches long, used to draw a small amount of wine from a cask or other fermentation container.

The Wine Ladies, Georgia and Susanne

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