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Happy Valentine’s Day Everyone!

Just 3 days to go to Open Up Your Heart in support of the Heart and Stroke Foundation The Wine Ladies wine tasting event! Reserve your ticket today. Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! Why not give your sweetheart, friends, family and in fact yourself and everyone that you love and care about the gift of a healthy heart? Join us this Thursday Feb 17th, 2011 for The Wine Ladies Open Up Your Heart in support of Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario wine tasting dinner ($125.00 per ticket includes gratuities and taxes) at Cucci Ristorante in Oakville. And we haven’t forgotten about the classic Valentines gifts and treats like perfume, jewellery, chocolate, wine and more…. that will be there too! Everyone gets a gift bag valued at $150.00. (include new picture of gift bag here)Extend the love for your heart from the inside and out! To view the dinner menu and reserve your ticket today here or call The Wine Ladies at 905-338-6797 If you missed last week’s TV show not a problem, watch The Wine Ladies TV podcasts and archived shows on The Wine Ladies TV Show and ThatChannel.com from anywhere and anytime. Spring is just around the corner and with that comes the annual Wine & Cheese Show. Check out some of these great things at the show this year. This three-day event features a tasty selection of gourmet foods, award-winning wines, beers, spirits and vintages, and interactive and informative seminars! Wine and Cheese Show March 18-20 at the International Centre, the ultimate food and drink experience. Be sure not to miss Visit the Toronto Wine & Cheese Show Sat. March 19, 2011, from 5pm-10pm for Girls’ Night Out! TIX FOR LADIES ONLY $12 AT THE DOOR. Sponsored by Girls’ Night Out Wines. Win a $7000 Shores of Erie Girls’ Night Out Package! Check out this fabulous prize here. Join Food Network Canada Star Kevin Brauch, The Thirsty Traveler as he hosts the Annual Patrón Spirits Bartender Competition, at the 2011 Toronto Wine & Cheese Show! 18 top Ontario Mixologists compete for the title of Patrón Ontario Bartender of the Year. Sun. March 20th, 1-3 in the Jazz Garden. This week’s Genie Award Best Motion Picture Nominee is befitting of a bit of bubbly! Les Amours Imaginaires (HEARTBEATS) 31st Annual Genie Awards will be taking place March 10th, 2011 in Ottawa. These prestigious awards are Canada’s “Oscars” and we thought it would be fun leading up to the awards ceremony to feature one of the top 5 Best Motion Pictures nominees each week and match it up with The Wine Ladies pick for award winning culinary and wine combinations. Given that it is Valentine’s Day, we thought we would select the romantic drama LES AMOURS IMAGINAIRES (HEARTBEATS) as this week’s Best Motion Picture nominee. The film is a story about close friends Francis and Marie, who both fall in love with the same person. Francis and Marie meet Nicolas at a dinner party, and the trio begins to spend a lot of time together. However, with each passing day, Nicolas becomes more remote, causing the two friends to obsess over him and compete for his attention. The classic love triangle. Given the movie theme is about love and its Valentine’s Day we thought a bit of bubbly was in order. Therefore to celebrate Valentine’s Day the most romantic day of the year this week’s this culinary, wine and movie combination fitting of a Genie Award is Jackson-Triggs sparkling wine Methode Classique paired with a popcorn worthy of the red-carpet, Truffle Popcorn. The truffle oil sprinkled over the is a match of true love. The contrast of the richness of the truffle and the crisp acidity of the sparkling wine gets top marks from all. This combination worthy of a Genie Award! Watch for The Wine Ladies at the 31st Genie Awards with red-carpet interviews , fabulous fashion and more. The Wine Ladies Genie Awards episode brought to you in part by Tribute. Blue Rodeo’s Jim Cuddy, Billy Talent’s Jon Gallant and Sarah Harmer JUNO 2011 nominee trade in their microphones for hockey sticks at Juno Cup training camp. With less than two months to get ready for Juno Cup, presented by The Keg Steakhouse & Bar, Canada’s fearless musicians traded in their microphones for hockey sticks and sized up the competition: some of the NHL’s greatest players — during the first-ever training camp that was held at the Ricoh Coliseum. The Wine Ladies were invited to witness some practice drills last week. The 8th annual Juno Cup will be held On Friday, March 25th where proceeds benefit MusiCounts for music programs across Canada. Additional players for The Rockers and NHL Greats will be announced soon. Check out our interviews with rockers Jim Cuddy: Jon Gallant: Sarah Harmer: and NHL Great Mark Napier: and highlights of the day here: The Rockers Team: Jim Cuddy 11-time JUNO Award winner with Blue Rodeo Andrew Scott and Chris Murphy Members of the JUNO Award-winning group, Sloan Jon Gallant Seven-time JUNO Award winner with Billy Talent Peter Kesper Two-time JUNO Award nominee with NQ Arbuckle (in goal) Sarah Harmer 2011 JUNO Award nominee The NHL Greats: Gary Roberts ?89 Stanley Cup winner with Calgary Flames, and former Toronto Maple Leaf Gary Leeman 93 Stanley Cup winner with the Habs, and former Leaf Mark Napier Two-time Stanley Cup winner (Montreal and Edmonton) Paul Coffey Hockey Hall of Fame, 2004 Brad Dalgarno NY Islander’s first round pick and seven-season veteran Juno Cup will take place Friday, March 25, 7:30 pm at Ricoh Coliseum. Tickets to Juno Cup now on sale. $19.75/ticket, Family Pack of six for $99.00 (plus service charges) through Ticketmaster.ca, or by phone at 1-855-985-5000. Proceeds benefit MusiCounts. 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.

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