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The Wine Ladies meet Celebrity Chef Clodagh McKenna at Dish Cooking School

On this week’s audio podcast…Holiday Entertaining with Celebrity Chef Clodagh McKenna, Guinness, Chase Vodka and Writers’ Tears Irish Whiskey

Coming up on today’s show, we are talking about glorious food and drink from “across the  pond” as they say. We’ll  be covering  from Ireland a feisty celebrity chef and an award winning whiskey. And from the UK a taste of England in a spirit you will covet. We promise!

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Holiday Entertaining Audio Podcast Clodagh McKenna

We’ll start off with an Irish segment and an internationally known Celebrity Chef, visiting here in Toronto. She is Clodagh McKenna. You may have seen her on Rachel Ray ,on The Today Show or maybe even Marilyn Dennis. She is a TV Host, Cookbook author and restauranteur. How does she do it all?

She is absolutely divine and you are going to love her!!

Listen to Chef Clodagh McKenna at 3:39 minutes into the audio podcast.

Chef Clodagh McKenna make a turkey with Guinness

Roast Pancetta Wrapped Turkey with Guinness and chestnut gravy

So with the holiday season fast approaching  Clodagh was recently here in Toronto to host an intimate and interactive holiday entertaining event.
The Wine Ladies were guests at the event and witnessed her Irish charm and fabulous cooking talents first hand! Clodagh shared not only her entertaining tips but also a few Guinness based holiday season recipes.CLICK HERE for recipes.

Chase Vodka

And then to our second segment  we turn our focus to England and to the recently crowned “World’s Best Vodka” Chase Vodka, awarded in San Francisco. Chase Vodka is the first and sole British potato vodka on the market. Unique to Chase, it is truly a field to bottle spirit, with the full pedigree potatoes, grown, mashed, fermented and distilled on the Chase family farm deep in middle England.

We welcome head ambassador James Chase to the show. We learn a little about the company, what makes Chase so special, so smooth and so delicious! Perfect for the holidays too with beautiful packaging.

Listen to James Chase at 15:28 minutes in the show. 

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And to close off the show we are back to the Irish. Here’s one of the favorites of the boys in Susanne’s household, and that is Walsh’s Writers’ Tears Irish whiskey!

Our final guest today is the founder of Walsh Whiskey Distillery, Bernard Walsh. Joining us to share the story of Irish whiskey, from its earliest days, to now, how its made, how best to enjoy and what makes Writers’ Tears so unique and special. Bernard Walsh.

Listen to Bernard Walsh Chase at 27:35 minutes in the show. 

Writer’s Tears Copper Pot Irish Gift Pk with 2 Glasses. Available at the LCBO for $49.95

Enjoying our first Christmas Dinner of the Season with Celebrity Chef Clodagh McKenna and Guinness!

Award winning Chase Vodka the first and sole British potato vodka on the market.

Spirited Holiday Giveaway from The Wine Ladies – Chase Vodka, Writers’ Tears Irish Whiskey

Chase Vodka

Award winning Chase Vodka the first and sole British potato vodka on the market.

A story from potato farmers to potato chips and crisps ( Tyrrell’s) to makers of the worlds fastest craft spirit brand, Chase Vodka.The incredible journey spanning 4 generations.

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Founder William Chase, Chase Vodka.

The potato farm is located in Herefordshire. A county that boasts some of the richest farmland in the world. It is here where they grow the King Edward, Lady Claire and Lady Rosetta potatoes for the distillery.

Chase Vodka

One of the best vodkas created entirely from field to bottle. This truly British vodka has exquisite quality and real provenance with 250 glorious Herefordshire potatoes in every bottle.

Chase Vodka available at the LCBO. $56.95 per bottle.

Chase Vodka available at the LCBO. $56.95 per bottle.

 We turn our focus to England and to the recently crowned “World’s Best Vodka” Chase Vodka, awarded in San Francisco. Chase Vodka is the first and sole British potato vodka on the market. Unique to Chase, it is truly a field to bottle spirit. With the full pedigree potatoes, grown, mashed, fermented and distilled on the Chase family farm deep in middle England.

We welcome head ambassador James Chase to the show. We learn a little about the company. What makes Chase so special, so smooth and so delicious! Perfect for the holidays too with beautiful packaging.

Listen to James Chase at 15:28 minutes in the show. 

The Wine Ladies Audio Podcast Episode 76 Holiday Entertaining Clodagh McKenna, Chase Vodka, Writer's Tears

On this week’s audio podcast…Holiday Entertaining with Celebrity Chef Clodagh McKenna, Guinness, Chase Vodka and Irish Tears’ Whiskey

Enjoying our first Christmas Dinner of the Season with Celebrity Chef Clodagh McKenna and Guinness!

Spirited Holiday Giveaway from The Wine Ladies – Chase Vodka, Writers’ Tears Irish Whiskey

Ed Ed Madronich, Shawn and Ed Brewing Co. and Flat Rock Cellars

On this week’s audio podcast…Meet Ed Madronich, Shawn and Ed Brewing Co. and Flat Rock Cellars

Ed Madronich, Shawn and Ed Brewing Co. and Flat Rock Cellars

Ed Madronich, Shawn and Ed Brewing Co. and Flat Rock Cellars

Our guest is the Ed, in the Shawn and Ed. Ed Madronich is a co-owner of the brewery as well as the President of the award winning wines of Flat Rock Cellars. The winery is located on the  Jordan Bench of the Niagara Escarpment. We welcome Ed to share with us some of the health benefits of enjoying a glass of red wine or beer and learn more about Flat Rock Cellars and the Shawn and Ed Brewing Co.

Listen to Ed and 14:31 minutes in the show

On this week’s Audio Podcast…

The Best Anti-Aging Secrets Revealed.
The Wine Ladies Ask The Experts.

The focus…Our bodies, our mind, our health, staying vibrant and youthful no matter the chronological age with tips from three very special guests.

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Shawn and Ed Brewing Co Logo

Craft beer has health benefits.
You read that right!

Research has shown that craft beer has more health benefits than red wine! Craft beer contains more nutrients than does wine. Craft beer also contains some soluble fiber, some B vitamins (notably folate), a range of antioxidants and it is also the richest source of silicon. Silicon in the diet may help in countering osteoperosis.
Wine contains more antioxidants than beer. But do they actually get into the body and reach the parts where they need to work? There are doubts about that. It has been shown that the antioxidant ferulic acid is taken up from beer into the body (more efficiently than from the tomato).

Shawn and Ed Brewing Co. Lagershed

Shawn and Ed Brewing Co. Lagershed

LAGERSHED beers are brewed with the kind of craftsmanship that went into beer making before it became a high volume business.

The brew master prepares LAGERSHED beers for everyday enjoyment using natural, simple ingredients carefully crafted to deliver the great taste adventure only possible when you brew for quality not quantity.

Shawn and Ed Brewing Co, Barrelshed

Shawn and Ed Brewing Co, Barrelshed

BARRELSHED brews are like nothing else you’ll find. They are craft brewed then aged gently in wine barrels to produce unique, flavour-filled taste adventures.

Available in smaller batches, BARRELSHED is for those who like to take the road less travelled, to seek adventure that few dare to try because they know new adventures deliver the best rewards.

Uses a variety of beer styles to match to the woody, lightly acidic red wine characteristics.The perfectly-balanced flavour profiles will utilize a variety of malts and hops to provide distinctive oak affected beers that benefit from slow oxidation to generate lengthy, burnt flavours with a light to moderate bitter finish.

Shawn and Ed Brewing Co Beers

Shawn and Ed Brewing Co Beers

Flat Rock Cellars Logo

Flat Rock Cellars Logo

Flat Rock Cellars was founded in 1999 on a spectacular piece of the Niagara Escarpment known as the Jordan Bench. The winery is perched on a gently rolling slope studded with vines. The building is a quirky, glass-encased, hexagonal masterpiece that’s distinctive and fun. From here you can enjoy our crowning glory, the breathtaking views of the Peninsula and across Lake Ontario to Toronto.

Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Riesling. Given the regional characteristics, the sub region and Flat Rock’s physical location or terroir, these are the three varietals that are the signature wines of Flat Rock Cellars.

We’ve created two tiers of wine within each variety, Reserve and Estate. 

The Reserve wines are identified by unique names relating to our wines like The Rusty Shed and Gravity. The Estate wines highlight the individual variety.

The Reserve wines, created from sub blocks in the vineyard that express exceptional purity of fruit. They are intricately layered and show great depth. While the Estate wines provide a fruit forward, easy-drinking wine experience.

2013 Gravity Pinot Noir

2013 Gravity Pinot Noir

2015 The Rusty Shed Chardonnay

2015 The Rusty Shed Chardonnay

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Coming up next on The Wine Ladies Audio Podcast…The Best Anti-Aging Secrets Revealed. The Wine Ladies Ask The Experts.

Flat Rock Cellars, The Wine Ladies speak with Ed Madronich.

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TODAY on The Wine Ladies Audio Podcast…The Best Anti-Aging Secrets Revealed. The Wine Ladies Ask The Experts.

Irene Hogan book launch party at Shawn and Ed Brewing Co.

Irene Hogan book launch party at Shawn and Ed Brewing Co.

TODAY On The Wine Ladies Audio Podcast… 

The Best Anti-Aging Secrets Revealed. The Wine Ladies Ask The Experts.

EPISODE 69

Our focus; Our bodies, our mind, our health, staying vibrant and youthful no matter the chronological age with tips from three very special guests.

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Irene Hogan

We’ll kick off the show with Irene Hogan, The Menopause Expert, and author of Hot Chixs Hot Sex.

Listen to Irene Hogan at 3:43 minutes in the show.

A respected and renowned professional in her field Irene has been helping women through menopause through her consulting, drug reviews, weight management and more. From Hormome Hell to Hormone Heaven! 

Hot Chixs Hot Sex

Hot Chixs Hot Sex

Irene is launching her new  book at a fundraiser on June 20th and will be held at the Shawn and Ed Brewing Company in Dundas. Irene to talk about surviving menopause, not only surviving but embracing. We can’t wait to hear what Irene has to share.

We invite you to join us June 20th, 2018 for the official Book Launch Gala & Fundraiser.

Date: Jan 20th, 2018

Time: 7;00pm -9:00pm

Location: Shawn and Ed Brewing Co. 65 Hatt Street, Dundas, Ontario L9H 0C1

Click here to get your COMPLIMENTARY ticket or email irene@hotchixhotsex.com

Ed Madronich Flat Rock Cellars

Ed Madronich Flat Rock Cellars

  In our second segment we’ll be chatting with one of the Founders of Shawn and Ed Brewing Co, Ed Madronich.

Listen to Ed Madronich at 14:31 minutes in the show.

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Shawn and Ed Brewing Co

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Ed will also fill us in on some of the latest research on the many health benefits of red wine, and acquaint us a little more with Flat Rock Cellars located on the Jordan Bench of the Niagara Escarpment.

Shawn and Ed Brewing Co Beers

Shawn and Ed Brewing Co Beers

Flat Rock Cellars Logo

Flat Rock Cellars Logo

Flat Rock Cellars

Flat Rock Cellars

Gardner Dental Group

Gardner Dental Group

Finally who would have thought but it ‘s true, Dental Work is emerging as a New Anti-aging procedure.

Dr. Bruce Gardner

Dr. Bruce Gardner

We’ll  speak to Dr. Bruce Gardner of Gardner Dental Group, who will give you something to smile about! How do teeth affect overall facial structure, particularly when it comes to aging?  And of course who doesn’t love a bright white smile? Dr. Gardner on achieving that brighter smile at home and how your general health is related to your dental. Fascinating info here today on the show.

Listen to Dr. Bruce Gardner at 26:50 minutes in the show.

ZOOM! TEETH WHITENING TREATMENT – YOUR BURLINGTON COSMETIC DENTIST EXPLORES THE BENEFITS

ZOOM! TEETH WHITENING TREATMENT – YOUR BURLINGTON COSMETIC DENTIST EXPLORES THE BENEFITS

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Meet Irene Hogan, The Menopause Expert, Author Hot Chix Hot Sex…On this week’s audio podcast.

On this week’s audio podcast…Meet Ed Madronich, Shawn and Ed Brewing Co. and Flat Rock Cellars

Want whiter, healthier looking teeth! Dr. Bruce Gardner Gardner of the Dental Group shares on The Wine Ladies Audio Podcast.

Coming Up Next On The Wine Ladies Audio Podcast.International Sauvignon Blanc Day May 4th, 2018, #SauvBlancDa

The Wine ladies Audio Podcast, International Sauvignon Blanc Day #SauvBlancDay May 4th, 2018

Coming Up Next On The Wine Ladies Audio Podcast.International Sauvignon Blanc Day May 4th, 2018, #SauvBlancDay

International Sauvignon Blanc Day 2018

International Sauvignon Blanc Day 2018

COMING UP NEXT ON THE WINE LADIES AUDIO PODCAST

TAKING LIFE ONE SIP AT A TIME
France has the pedigree, California the size and New Zealand has the personality.
Today we explore two of the important Sauvignon Blanc Regions, France and New Zealand.

The Wine Ladies Audio Podcast

Our radio show “Taking Life One Sip at a Time” is a radio blog on which we share with the audience our passion and sense of adventure for delectable and fascinating foods, wine, spirits and lifestyle discoveries. Our motto “everything in life somehow comes back to the vine and to live life large and with integrity is intertwined with a variety of guests from around the globe. Chatting with celebrity chefs, celebrity winemakers, exotic food purveyors, artists, musicians, sports personalities, lifestyle advocates and fashion icons be sure to tune in for an hour of lively topical and educational conversation.

Listen to the Audio Podcast Here

STARRING OUR ESTEEMED GUESTS

Export Director Julien Cothenet of Remy Pannier, a company with its roots firmly planted in the Loire, with a fascinating history, scrumptious story and wines.

Listen to Julien Cothenet at 5:44 minutes in the show.

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Remy Pannier, Sauvignon Blanc.

Remy Pannier, Sauvignon Blanc.

Kyle Thompson, winemaker for Saint Clair Family Estate located in Marlborough. Since their first vintage in 1994 Saint Clair Family Estate has won awards every single year.

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Winemaker Kyle Thompson, Saint Clair Family Estate, Sauvignon Blanc Day 2018

Winemaker Kyle Thompson, Saint Clair Family Estate, Sauvignon Blanc Day 2018

Saint Clair Family Estate Sauvignon Blanc.

Saint Clair Family Estate Sauvignon Blanc.

Pure, iconic and vibrant, New Zealand has set the standard for New World Sauvignon Blanc. With a distinct, lush style and explosive flavours, New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc is recognised globally as a true category of its own.

Marlborough has mapped its place internationally as the ‘it’ location for New World Sauvignon Blanc, however, New Zealand offers over 11 regions and 50,000 acres (21,400ha) planted of this exciting variety.

This International #sauvblanc day we celebrate #nzwine and the iconic New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc that lets the world know that we Kiwis always punch well above our weight.

The Wine ladies Audio Podcast, International Sauvignon Blanc Day #SauvBlancDay May 4th, 2018

The Wine ladies Audio Podcast, International Sauvignon Blanc Day #SauvBlancDay May 4th, 2018

Bonterra Chardonnay 2017, Susanne’s Wine Pick.

La Crema,Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2015, Georgia’s Wine Pick.

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On this week’s Audio Podcast With The Wine Ladies…Episode 67: Malbec World Day 2018.

Malbec World Day, Heart of Argentina, April 17, 2018

Malbec World Day 2018, Heart of Argentina, April 17, 2018

Grape Stomping Mad

Grape Stomping Mad About Malbec event


Grape Stomping Mad About Malbec

Looking back at this time of the year, great memories start to flood back to one of our best and most fun events The Wine Ladies created for our guests. We do have an adventurous and fun loving group of friends and followers. Grape Stomping Mad About Malbec event. (2013)
Beautifully pedicured feet were deep purple when we left that night! Fabulous Malbecs, great food and literally so many of the guests, great sports!  They took off their shoes and jumped in and stomped the grapes! What a night, we have to do it again!

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On this week’s Audio Podcast With The Wine Ladies…

MALBEC WORLD DAY 2018.

FOLLOW US HERE, You won’t want to miss this Episode.

Episode 67: Malbec World Day 2018

Look out wine world!!!! The 8th Annual Malbec World Day is celebrated with tons of tastings, events and parties going on around the globe. A salute to this luscious, spicily rich, very relish, red grape!

 This year once again we are doing our part to participate in the annual Malbec World Day on April 17th!

So honouring the Malbec grape once again, as well as the country that has become synonymous with Malbec, that could only be Argentina, we have two guests that will join us today, both producing amazing Malbec!

Our first guest on the show Julian Orti, Export Director, Pascual Toso.

We’ll begin with one of the oldest and most prestigious wine producers in Argentina, it is quickly becoming one of the leading quality wine brands in the country, the winery is Pascual Toso.

Julián Orti Pascual Toso Winemaker

March Madness Malbec #PascualToso #WINWINE #MalbecWorldDay

Preparing to celebrate Malbec World Day 2018 in style with Pascual Toso Malbec and Empanadas!

Preparing to celebrate Malbec World Day 2018 in style with Pascual Toso Malbec and Empanadas!

And to our second guest, so many are seduced by and drawn to this beautiful country.We’ll welcome back, he’s a favourite returning guest of ours Dr. Gary Glassman.

Dr. G is an endodontist, a wine lover and proud co-owner of a vineyard located in the heart of the Tiera de Malbec, Lujan du Cuyo in Mendoza, the winery is Flaneur. Gary to give us an update on his wines as well as offer us a few tips on wine and oral health. It is GOOD news folks!!!

Wines now available in Ontario through Da Capo Wines.

Dr.Gary Glassman.

Dr.Gary Glassman.

Los Flâneur Malbec

Two Malbecs, the same vintage the difference is the altitude the grapes were grown in.

Please checkout our full feature article on Dr. Gary Glassman, celebrity endodontist turned winemaker. (As seen in Power Boating Magazine)

Passion turns to Purpose, Celebrity Endodontist turned winemaker!

Dr. Gary Glassman - Los Flanneur, Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina

Dr. Gary Glassman – Los Flanneur, Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina.

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Bernard Walsh, Founder Walsh Whiskey Distillery

Bernard Walsh, founder of Walsh Whiskey Distillery and producer of multi awarded Writers Tears Irish Whiskey.

Walsh Whiskey Writers Tears

Walsh Whiskey Distillery Writers Tears Irish Whiskey

On this week’s audio podcast we welcome Bernard Walsh, founder of Walsh Whiskey Distillery and producer of multi awarded Writers Tears Irish Whiskey. A unique old Irish Pot still Whiskey with a supurb flavour and history.

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Listen to Bernard Walsh at 35:40 minutes in the show. 

Trending big time is Irish Whiskey!

19th and 20th century Ireland was a golden era both for Irish whiskey and for great Irish novelists and poets.
It’s perfect for our theme today, celebrating Valentines Day because Irish Whisky is for HIM and for HER! It is being enjoyed by both men and women. In fact, in 2014, women in the US represented 37% of whisky drinkers up from the 1990’s. Check out Women Who Whiskey! 

Women Who Whiskey Toronto Chapter now accepting members.

About Irish Pot Still Whiskey

Single (or Pure) pot still whiskey is a type of whiskey traditionally made from a mixture of malted and unmalted barley distilled in a pot still. It is unique to Ireland. Not to be confused with blended whiskey, which is a mixture of column still unmalted grain whiskey and pot still single malt whiskey, “pure pot still” is a single whiskey made from a batch of Barley composed of both unmalted and malted barley that has been distilled in a pot still.

Pure Pot still came about in 1802 as a reaction to the introduction of Tax’s by the British on Irish Malt Whiskey. Irish Whiskey accounted for 90% of all the worlds exported whiskey and was seen as a cash cow by the British. By introducing this tax they hoped to “Cash in” on their neighbors good fortune. However in an effort to avoid taxes the Irish Distiller decided to use a higher percentage of unmalted barley (as opposed to Malted Barley) into the still. This resulted in a very different style of Whiskey and one which we have come to know as “Pure Pot Still Irish Whiskey”. This style of Whiskey became known as the Champagne of Irish Whiskey. The much sought after liquid was a favorite with Irish writers through the 19th and 20th century.

Although Pure Pot Still was once widespread in Ireland, a number of historical factors including the The Irish War of Independence, the Irish Civil War, and prohibition in the United States led to a drastic reduction in the number of Irish distilleries. With this reduction in Irish whiskeys available came the loss in recognition abroad of the pure pot still style itself. The majority of the surviving distilleries began to produce blends and single malts to the detriment of the Pure Pot Still.

About Writers Tears

Writers Tears is leading the charge to recreate some of the great whiskies of 100 years ago. Writers Tears is a Vatting of Pure Pot Still and Single Malt (proportions are a closely guarded secret). The resulting whiskey is one of Ireland’s highest rated whiskies in the Whisky Bible…

“This whisky evokes the type enjoyed at the time of Yeats and Joyce a century ago in Dublin. A blend of pot still malted and unmalted barley, triple distilled and matured in American bourbon casks, it’s smooth with bourbon notes on a bed of malt. It slips down with ease; a honeyed vanilla-tinged fruit and kick of ginger linger hauntingly”. Margaret Swaine, The National Post

A Very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! On this week’s audio podcast. Best wines for turkey and to pair with your Christmas dinner.

Best wines for turkey and to pair with your Christmas dinner!

Best wines for turkey and to pair with your Christmas dinner!

Best wines for turkey and to pair with your Christmas dinner!

We are excited the holidays are finally here and we know what that means, lots of turkey for one thing for many, family get togethers, parties, lots of glam and glitter and very importantly, lets not forget about a little bubbly and the wine!

Talking the Big Bird & Wine

Whether it’s your turn to cook and serve the big bird this year or you’re just looking for the right wine to bring your host — try these wines that pair best, along with tips for the perfect big bird.

The mild flavour of turkey matches well with VQA Ontario wines in a variety of styles and varietals. Ontario’s cool-climate sparkling whites and bubbly rosés have natural food-friendly acidity and a range of sweetness levels. If you’re serving whites, take pairing cues from the sides: a local oak-aged Chardonnay complements a chestnut stuffing, while herbaceous Ontario Sauvignon Blanc partners with green veggies such as beans, fresh peas or Brussels sprouts. For reds, Ontario Pinot Noir’s fruity character tastes perfect with turkey and earthy sides, such as mushrooms and onions.

On this week’s radio show… 

 

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Best wines for turkey and to pair with your Christmas dinner!

Cantina Scacciadiavoli of Umbria a devlish story and great wines.

On this week’s radio show…Lavish lifestyle with prize Pitars Prosecco, Preferred Magazine and Executive Chef from OVEST.

Pitars Prosecco

Pitars Prosecco

Pitars Wines imported and distributed exclusively by VDF Importers of Fine Wines.

On this week’s radio show…

Episode 46

Lavish lifestyle with prize Pitars Prosecco, Preferred Magazine and Executive Chef from OVEST.

Coming up on our show today, one of Italy’s many claims to fame. It is of course their very own sparkling wine, growing in popularity day by day. Not only is it a wine, but it is a place.  It is also a grape and there is a bit of confusion out there about this delightful and delicious bubbly and that is Prosecco.

Episode 46: Pitars Prosecco; Nicola Pittaro, Danylo Mielnik, Carlo Greco

There is much more to this bubbly, with an interesting history, than many might know. So in our first segment we are excited to share with everyone today a very special winery, located in the Friuli region in northeastern Italy, the wine Castel Pitars winery.

Pitars family

Pitars family

Here is a wine producer that dates back to 1510, steeped in tradition, now run by four brothers producing an exciting array of wines, along with their Prosecco, wines of indigenous grapes, international varietals and unique blends.

First up, we welcome Nicola Pittaro, of Pitars to the show, to share a little about Pitars story, their wines and why Trip Advisor says don’t miss out on Pitars if you are anywhere near this region!

Listen to Nicola Pittaro at 6:00 minutes in the show

Pitars Wines imported and distributed exclusively by VDF Importers of Fine Wines.

Order on line or contact us to setup a wine tasting at your home, restaurant or business establishment. info@vdfwines.com or 905-995-2542

Follow us on Twitter @VDFWines

Gentlemen prefer Preferred Magazine….and VDF Gives You Pitars

Robert Mondavi

Robert Mondavi,the man, the winery, Napa Valley.. On this week’s audio podcast.

Robert Mondavi,the man, the winery, Napa Valley.

Our next guest to share the story, of a man who created celebrity for himself and his winery. He also created celebrity for the whole wine region of Napa Valley, and actually of California.
We are talking about a great new world wine pioneer, an international icon, the late Robert Mondavi, founder of the Robert Mondavi Winery, co-founder with Baron Philippe de Rothschild of Opus One of course, a great patron of the arts, and so much more.

Robert Mondavi and Baron Phillipe de Rothshield

Robert Mondavi and Baron Phillipe de Rothshield

1966 The Winery’s first harvest is celebrated with the first Blessing of the Grapes.
1970 Baron Philippe de Rothschild and Robert Mondavi meet for the first time in Hawaii. The Baron suggests the idea of a joint venture, which later becomes Opus One.The photo here is from a later time when the Baron visited Robert Mondavi Winery in Napa.

 Mark de Vere, Master of Wine.

Mark de Vere, Master of Wine.

Here to share the Mondavi story, and share a few of his own, he is a celebrity in his own right.

Our guest  bearing the title of the most prestigious title in the world of wine, that is a MW. Master of Wine, such an elite group, one of only 38 residing in all of the US. Lots to cover today we welcome Mark de Vere, Director of Wine Education for the Constellation Academy of Wine.

Listen to Mark de Vere at 30:06 minutes into the show.

On this week’s radio show…Celebrities and their love of wine.

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We have a great show for you today. Our topic “Celebrity Wines.”
Whether owning their own wineries or hooking up with an existing winery, famous directors, actors, musicians, around the world are getting involved in this business.
And why not?  Who wouldn’t want to own a winery?  We do! So we’ve got three special guests joining us here today. You know them all, from celebrity wineries,  the wines and the celebrities themselves.

After Robert’s success in Napa Valley, he returned to his boyhood home in Lodi and founded Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi…. everyday wine.

 

Robert’s foresight of planting vineyards throughout Northern California resulted in the Robert Mondavi Private Selection.

The late Robert Mondavi is considered the godfather of the California wine movement. This classic cab with cassis, blackberry and cedar notes has been made since the winery’s founding in 166. Enjoy it with hearty dishes, meats, lasagna or filet mignon.

The Wine Ladies meet Margrit Mondavi

On this week’s radio show…Francis Ford Coppola Winery