Cooking with wine adds gastronomic dimension to food

Dear Wine Ladies, I am a culinary student, am starting to enjoy a glass of wine accompanying my meals and am starting a project on cooking with alcohol. Why should wine be used in cooking and what does it add to a recipe? Bret Toronto, Ontario Dear Bret, Enjoying food and wine in a pairing or utilizing it in a recipe can definitely add another dimension to the gastronomic experience. Cooking with wine adds extra flavour; it acts like a turbo booster, just as garlic, salt, pepper and even lemon does. It can also add extra body, complexity and texture. Wines with high acidity can serve to tenderize and impart flavour as well. When using wine in your recipes, be mindful of the amount of wine you use, too little can be inconsequential while too much can be overpowering. PS. Check out Liaison College with over 10 locations to learn all the tricks to the trade.

Anne Murray, Jann Arden, Tom Cochrane and company!

Watch The Wine Ladies TV TODAY out on location at the Angus Glen Golf Club for the Anne Murray Charity Golf Classic held in May 2010 in support of Colon Cancer Canada. Canadian icon, singer songwriter Anne Murray also known as the #1 female celebrity golfer in the world joins us for a glass of wine and discussion on her career in music and the cause dear to her heart, Colon Cancer and much, much more. Anne Murray’s life has been personally touched by this illness and she has made it her goal to get the message out to as many people as possible that Colon Cancer is preventable, treatable and beatable! Colon Cancer is 90% preventable if detected early. In 2009 and estimated 22,000 new cases were diagnosed in Canada. Close to 9100 Canadians lost their lives that same year. Speak to your doctor and get the test, Colon Cancer Canada. Also joining Anne on the golf tee and on the show multiple Juno award winners the very funny Jann Arden and humanitarian Tom Cochrane, hockey legend Darryl Sittler and CTV Sports caster Brian Williams. All for a great cause, raising over $165,000 in support of Colon Cancer Canada. To our health and yours! Cheers! Many thanks to Michael Da Costa of Fortune Fine Jewellers for the jewellery worn on the show, from the Harmony Phi necklace and earrings worn by Georgia to the stunning black and white diamond necklace by Susanne. Also a big thank-you to Gina and Deborah for the fabulous fashions provided by Silkeborg, with two locations in Oakville and Niagara-On-The-Lake. The Wine Ladies and guests also enjoyed from the iconic Penfolds, the Penfolds Koonunga Hill Cabernet/Shiraz 2008 while speaking to their celebrity guests on the show.