Arrogant Frog Ribet White 2007

 

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Domaine de Tout Vent 2004

 

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Vina Santa Monica 2007

 

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Goorambath 2006

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Veuve Clicquot Brut Champagne

Veuve Clicquot and Porsche Team Up to Make the Fridge of Your Dreams

Vertical Limit, Porsche Design Studio.

Vertical Limit, Porsche Design Studio.

A “Vertical event” rocks the Richmond Club in Toronto with Veuve Clicquot Champagne and Porsche design coming together!

Hello Canada captures the excitement and snaps The Wine Ladies taking it all in.

Picture this; Vertical Limit, designed by Porche Design Studio, the sleek stainless steel “slim” fridge, a work of art really is engineered to house twelve of the most coveted vintages of Veuve Clicquot Champagne. Only fifteen manufactured for world ownership and one is auctioned off to benefit the McEwen Centre for Regenerative Medicine. An infinite stream of fashionable guests are there to help celebrate the successful bid of $100,000 courtesy of Dr. John Li hailing from Vancouver. When asked where we might place this object d’art if our bid took the prize, the kitchen was absolutely out of the question! Why only the grand entrance of a magnificent home or villa with a spotlight would make any sense! it’s a good thing Dr. Li made another bid! Phew!that was a close call!

Vertical Limit

Vertical Limit

Photos: A great cause with “les boules” extraordinaire, Courtesy of Veuve Clicquot Champagne.

Georgia and Susanne at the Richmond Club join the celebration of the successful bid for “Vertical Limit” at $100,000, July 2008.

Win a Wine Dinner with Ted Reader and 10 of your closest friends

A hamburger will never be the same! Ted Reader, award winning chef and grilling guru wants YOU! to win a “a Wine Dinner with Ted Reader and 10 of your closest friends” valued at $1500.00! !. And so do we! So, what are you waiting for?

Here’s the deal! Ted Reader, affectionately known as the Crazy Canuck Barbeque Kingpin, a recent guest on our radio show proceeded to drive us crazy! in a good way with his pyrotechnic charm and crazy hair. Visit Ted’s site for specifics on his hair-do, and to enter to win the fabulous contest. Ted enlightened us, and our listeners as to the differences between grilling and barbequing! who would have known? ! and revealed a few tricks of the trade on how to make the best cheeseburger time after time! Oh yeah, the prize also includes a fabulous barbeque, 10 autographed copies of Ted’s latest book and a basket full of Ted’s personal sauces! Lindemans wines, including the hot Bin 65 Chardonnay, the Bin 50 Shiraz and the Bin 85 Pinot Grigio are all paired with a variety of cheeseburger recipes and actually incorporated into the recipes! Ted has it all going on, kick your burger up a notch! a few notches and listen to Ted. Click here to hear what Ted had to say, just a reminder, he’s the guru of grilling, the Crazy Canuck Barbeque Kingpin! For recipes, log on to www.wineandcheeseburger.ca and let us know if you found heaven on earth, cheeseburger chefs need only reply!

2007, An Exceptional Vintage for Ontario Wines!

Dr. Allan Jackson and The Wine ladies at Jackson-Triggs, NOTL

Dr. Allan Jackson and The Wine Ladies at Jackson-Triggs, NOTL

The 2007 vintage is poised to rock the wine world.

“In thirty seven years I’ve never seen a vintage like this in Ontario!”, announces Allan Jackson, co-founder of Jackson-Triggs Estate Winery.

And neither had any of the plethoras of wine writers, authors and radio and television personalities present at a recent wine tasting at Jackson-Triggs Estate Winery in Niagara. The wine tasters were clearly impressed based on the descriptives being attached to the barrel samplings of two flights of wines being tasted.

The 2007 vintage is poised to rock the wine world. This was evident by the audible comments streaming down the long tasting table seating about thirty of us. Among the brief speeches made, at the helm, Keith Brown, VP Winemaking for Vincor Canada, Frank Hellwig, the Australian Director of Vineyard Operations (we loved his accent),Bruce Nicholson, Senior Winemaker, Inniskillin and Marco Piccoli, winemaker Jackson-Triggs all echoing the enthusiasm for 2007.

Vincor National Hospitality Director Del Rollo, with his exuberant charm set the stage. We all knew we were in for a special treat, and that is exactly what we got.

Among the wines stupendously enjoyed, Jackson-Triggs Delaine Vineyard Gewurztraminer, with tropical notes, ripe fruit, lychee, honey and spice, simply delicious. And for a red, the Inniskillin Winemaker’s Series, Montague Vineyard Pinot Noir, with intense depth in color, cherry and strawberry on the nose and lots of ripe flavor, thanks to the vintage (target for release: January 2009).

But the day didn’t end there! We were still to celebrate the official opening of the Inniskillin renovation of the Brae Barn and the beautiful new Piazza, which in Italian means meeting place. But that’s a post for another day.

Phebus 2007 (Lujan de Coya, Mendoza)

 

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Sleepy Chardonnay

Dear Wine Ladies,

What does it mean when some-one says “a wine goes to sleep” for a while? Did I hear that right?

Douglas

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Wine & Dine

 

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