Watch The Wine Ladies TV “live” on www.thatchannel.com Wednesday at 2pm. “What will you be serving at your Super Bowl party? It doesn’t have to be Bud Light and Buffalo wings…. bring a touch of class to your Super Bowl event as The Wine Ladies and their guests Rudy Florio founder of Liaison College, http://www.liaisoncollege.com/ former Alouette and Chef Shawn Whalen offer up a food and wine pairing touchdown! What’s a party without the wine? Also joining us from New York, home state of the New York Jets, Steven Shaw Jr. of Shaw Vineyard http://www.shawvineyard.com/ a small boutique winery located on Seneca Lake located in the Finger Lakes our neighbour and wine region just to the south of us. Shaw Vineyard- “Wine is not our business it is our passion”. To view other episodes of The Wine Ladies TV check out http://www.thatchannel.com/Thewineladies Last week’s show. Take the chill out of winter with Canada’s most cherished product, Ontario Icewine as we welcome on the show guests from the extraordinary wine-producing region Twenty Valley located in the Niagara Peninsula. Join us as we explore and celebrate this illustrious wine that helped put Canada on the world wide stage of wine… pure liquid gold! In studio Carole Tothe-Gurgol from Black Walnut Manor and Twenty Valley Tourism Association Len Pennachetti, President of Cave Spring Cellars and Ross Midgley chef and proprietor The Kitchen House.
Watch The Wine Ladies TV “live” on www.thatchannel.com Wednesday at 2pm.
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
Sweet, sparkling and sensational wines poured all week-end long at the inaugural Twenty Valley Winter WineFest ” not just Icewine” festival Jan 16th/17th 2010.Taking place during the 15th annual Niagara Icewine Festival, this year’s organizers in Twenty Valley wanted to offer all of the wineries in the region an opportunity to participate as not all make Ontario Icewine.
Over 50 wines poured by 29 wineries were enjoyed, “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”, announced Dori Andrews. The decision proved to be a fabulous one as over 4000 visitors descended on the quaint village of Jordan to enjoy of course Ontario Icewine ( otherwise known as liquid gold) as well as some of Ontario’s best sparkling and premium VQA wines.
We had so much fun that day moving from winery to winery and culinary station to culinary station all to a back drop of local live jazz entertainment, breathtaking ice sculptures and roasted chestnuts all adding to a festive outdoor atmosphere. All of this captured on video here.
Some of the highlights included a visit with wine maker Rob Power from another Canadian legend Wayne Gretzky. Rob shared a glass of Estate No 99. 2006 Shiraz Icewine with us.
Rich and luscious in the mouth it was a perfect start to an already beautiful Canadian winter day with promises of delicacies to be enjoyed all day long.
We were also caught up in the excitement as Sue-Ann Staff otherwise known as the “unofficial official Icewine Queen” appeared brimming with pride with her newly opened winery Sue-Ann Staff Estate Winery merely a few months old. Having been making Icewine for years for other wineries she decided to open her own label and has struck a chord with her 2008 Cabernet Franc Icewine. “Come on Sue-Ann pour the wine”, exclaimed Georgia as we enjoyed chatting with this accomplished winemaker and entrepreneur.
Donald Ziraldo drops by for a chat
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.