Please join us Friday Feb 5th, 2011 in Niagara Falls for 4th Annual Niagara Spring Bridal Show, Club Italia. No, we are not getting married! We’ll be making a guest appearance on the main stage at 2:00pm. All in great fun. The theme on “Basic tools to get started with wine, proper stemware, decanter, good corkscrew etc…” and “Stocking a wine fridge, for budget conscious wines, as well as a little pricier, lighter styles and fuller bodied styles to have on hand to pair with food, cheese, and chocolate! The first 100 brides to call Niagara Life Magazine (905-641-1984) will receive complimentary tickets for themselves and 3 other guests.( Value $20.00) The 4th Annual Niagara Spring Bridal Show, February 5th will be taking place at the Club Italia in Niagara Falls, Ontario. This event is a one stop shop for brides leading up to their big day. Drop by and say hi. Georgia discovers the magic of Tequila at Casa Herradura, Mexico Georgia’s visit last week to Casa Herradura, the second oldest, most charming, and SOLE tequila distillery can boast being 100% natural! Tequila is much more complex than one might think, starting off with the Blanco up to the Anejo! We experienced the Herradura Selection anejo valued at $400/bottle and worth every peso! Munched on the Mexican delicacy cooked worms! Yup! and also egg larvae! Yup again! What an experience. Check out her adventure here through the magic of Facebook. Also check out a recent The Wine Ladies TV episode all about Tequila here too: Open up your heart….in support of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario….with The Wine Ladies Wine Tasting Dinner. Don’t be disappointed get your tickets here on line online here or call The Wine Ladies 905-338-6797. Just $125.00 (includes all taxes and gratuities) Every guest receives a loot bag with over $150.00 in gifts. Join us for a fabulous evening of fine wines paired with exquisite food and great entertainment. Get to know the face behind award winning wine labels as select winemakers guide you through the individual wine and food pairings. Experience three award winning winemakers and wineries from the prestigious Niagara region including Marco Piccoli from Jackson-Triggs, Viticulturist Matt Speck from Henry of Pelham and new kid on the block GreenLane Winery with winemaker Dianne Smith. The Wine Ladies TV cameras will be there welcoming you on the red carpet and capturing the magic and special moments of this sparkling night. Walk away with your loot bag as a sweet memory of the evening. Our silent auction table will be abundant with an assortment of incredible prizes, featuring something for everyone. February is Heart Month, open yours and embrace all this fabulous evening has to offer. For a glimpse of what to expect please view: A special thank-you to our Silver Sponsors Fortunes Jewellers, O’Connor Macleod Hanna LLP and Bronze Sponsors Jason Greenlees and Dr. Richard Casey of as well as Rob Dundas our media sponsors at Oakville Voice and TCHAD Quarterly, the lifestyle magazine featuring celebrities, fashion and more. Watch all The Wine Ladies TV podcasts and archived shows on The Wine Ladies TV Show and ThatChannel.com, http://thatradio.podhoster.com/index.php?sid=2574. Meet our celebrity winemakers and the wineries to be featured at the wine tasting! From Jackson –Triggs , winemaker Marco Piccoli. Growing up in north eastern Italy in one of the world’s most established wine regions, it is hardly surprising that Marco Piccoli’s interest in winemaking started at an early age. However, it wasn’t until his late teens that his true passion was fully realized. Having worked on a number of vintages over the past ten years in Italy, Germany and Argentina, Marco’s experience in both the Northern and Southern hemispheres has provided him with enviable knowledge and skills that he now brings to his work at Jackson-Triggs. Brimming with a passion for winemaking that reaches far beyond the cellar door, Marco enhances the Jackson-Triggs style with his own signature. “Wine is alive, and expresses its unique vigour from the vine right through to our palate,” he says, “and I enjoy infusing each grape with part of my own personality.” Recognizing that his challenge is to continue to create wines of exceptional quality and value, Marco looks forward to being part of Jackson-Triggs’ success well into the next decade. View a recent interview with Jackson-Triggs here. From Henry of Pelham, Matt Speck Viticulturalist Meet the fabulous Speck brothers, Paul, Daniel and Matt, owners of the Henry of Pelham winery. Their philosophies are many, but most importantly they make great wine that reflects the quality of their terroir and the spirit they put into their place. They have been working together since their father bought the first plot of land from their ancestry in 1982. In 1984 when their father, along with each of the brothers, tore out the Concord and Niagara grapes, people thought they were crazy. They planted Riesling and Chardonnay under newly contoured hills and under drainage, many said they would never grow. But they knew, that their vineyard was not only suitable for these special varieties but also located on the prime grape growing lands of the Short Hills Bench. The rest as they say is history! Winning numerous domestic and international awards, including those at VinItaly and the London Wine Trade Fair, Henry of Pelham wines are served in the U.K., U.S.A., Japan, and Denmark — and throughout the world. They say “Great wine is grown, not made.” although somewhat of a cliché, you will meet Matt Speck Viticulturalist Henry of Pelham who continues to develop the vineyards into some of the finest in Niagara. His viticultural work was recently recognized when Matt was named Grape King at the Niagara Grape & Wine Festival of 2000-2001. From GreenLane Winery, winemaker Dianne Smith Dianne Smith, winemaker from GreenLane Winery, the newest kid on the block in the Niagara region. With a passion for producing wines through biodynamic and organic practices, Dianne is committed to putting GreenLane on the map in Niagara by creating more environmentally sustainable vineyard practices resulting in the production of unique flavour profile wines for GreenLane Estate Winery. Nestled in the 20 Valley area of the acclaimed wine-growing region of the Niagara Peninsula, GreenLane Estate Winery sits on 22 acres of prime vineyard land and offers wine lovers a genuine Niagara winery experience. Dedicated to producing some of the region’s finest hand harvested wines from our mature vines dating from 1990, GreenLane Estate Winery embraces the art of winemaking through intensive personal methods resulting in the creation of higher quality wines with exceptional flavour and texture profiles. GreenLane produces two unique distinct brands including our flagship brand, GreenLane Estate Winery wine and GREETINGS, which combines grapes from our vineyard with sourced premium Ontario-grown grapes. From vineyard tours and private tastings to shopping in our contemporary wine boutique, GreenLane Estate Winery is committed to making your visit a truly memorable one. The Toronto Star Golf & Travel Show is Canada’s largest consumer golf show! Now in it’s 22nd year, the Golf Show features golf courses and resorts from all over the world, golf-related travel destinations, Ontario PGA professionals giving onsite instructions and ongoing golf demonstrations. Test the newest golf clubs and discover the latest accessories to improve your game. It’s the must-attend event for every golf enthusiast, from beginner to expert.