Watch The Wine Ladies TV! TODAY Wed March 2nd at 2:30PM -3:30PM on ThatChannel.com Portuguese excellence in wines, Herdade de Comporta. This week we explore a well established old- world wine growing region that is enjoying the accolades of many wine experts and aficionados around the world, that of PORTUGAL! This wine growing region has over 500 indigenous grape varieties and we will share several of these fine wines in our glass. Joining us all the way from Portugal, Managing Partner and Co-Founder of BRANDIR, representing multiple award winning winery Herdade da Comporta, one of the largest estates in Portugal; producing incredible wines with a commitment to sustainability, we are pleased welcome Eric Auriault. Also joining us, from Tinto Wines in Toronto, Daniel Santos, with a pulse on what Canadian wine drinkers are looking for and how Herdade de Comporta wines fit into that. Preview of the show:
If you miss the show not a problem, watch The Wine Ladies TV podcasts and archived shows on The Wine Ladies TV Show, ThatChannel.com and ThatRadio.com from anywhere and anytime. Win! Tickets to the Wine and Cheese Show! March 18-20 Toronto’s Ultimate Food & Drink Experience not to be missed! The annual Wine & Cheese Show Win two pairs of tickets (4) (Value:$18.00 each ) to the show! It’s easy to win. What’s your favourite wine and cheese pairing? Perhaps a Gorgonzola and a Sauternes from Bordeaux, or a Roquefort with a Tawny Port? Simply tell us your favourite pairing. Enter here at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit The Wine Ladies Facebook page. Winner will be drawn at random and announced on The Wine Ladies FACEBOOK Fan Page Friday March 4th,2011 at noon. Good luck everyone. 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. Buy tickets to the show online here and save $3.00 per ticket. 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 on GirlsNightOutWines.com. 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.
The Dairy Farmers of Ontario present The Great Ontario Wine and Cheese Pairing. Savour Ontario’s burgeoning artisan cheese offerings and the finest Ontario wines. At each station you will be guided by a cheese specialist. For Seminar Info click here. The Bosch Sip and Savour Stage: Food Network presents Chuck Hughes, Iron Chef America competitor and host of Chuck’s Day Off on Food Network. Barefoot Wine and Bubbly will be bringing music and fun to the Toronto Wine & Cheese Show, while donating all proceeds from their wine samples to the Canadian Music Therapy Trust Fund. Our Jazz Garden line up: Canada’s Seriously Cool Chardonnay to take on the Big Apple March 8th! Last May, a group of Ontario wine producers headed to the U.K. to take part in the Seriously Cool Chardonnay event that featured the province’s top Chardonnays at a debut tasting held at Canada House in London for wine critics and the trade. The Ontario Chardonnays were tasted … and praised … by such noted British wine critics as Jancis Robinson, Steven Spurrier and Oz Clarke. Buoyed by the success of the London event, British Columbia has now joined Ontario to take on the Big Apple in another Seriously Cool Chardonnay event on March 8th for key wine writers and members of the wine trade.
For the upcoming New York City event, more than 100 Chardonnays from Ontario and British Columbia were previewed by a panel of wine experts and 54 top wines were selected. These wines were poured at the Ontario Wine Society’s dress rehearsal last week at the Toronto Lawn and Tennis Club in Toronto. We had a chance to taste and meet some of the winemakers: and principles: before they head to NYC for their March debut on the 50th floor of the prestigious McGraw-Hill building in midtown Manhattan. Ontario makes some very impressive cool climate, Burgundian-like Chardonnays, and other styles including sparkling and Icewines. Good luck everyone! Rock ‘n’ roll wine guru “Kenny Cabernet” Be sure to join regular guest of The Wine Ladies TV and audience favourite, “Kenny Cabernet”, the rock ‘n’ roll wine guru along with his band “Mid Life Chaos” for one night only, Friday March 11th (9:30 P.M.) at Boston Manor, Burlington. Cuvée Weekend, March 4th-6th a red-carpet celebration of excellence in Ontario wine making Consisting of the Cuvée Gala, with the red-carpet black-tie optional gala on Friday night where culinary stars share the spotlight with our Ontario wine celebrities. This spectacular Gala is hosted by Fallsview Casino Resort, Niagara Falls, Ontario. Often called the “Oscars” of the Ontario wine industry, the evening celebrates the Cuvée Award winners – exceptional wines judged by the winemakers themselves. the Cuvée Awards, and Cuvée en Route, is a red carpet celebration of the outstanding Ontario wine and food in the heart of Niagara wine country. Join us for the “Oscars” of the Ontario wine industry at the black-tie gala where the winemakers select the winners, guests mingle with the stars of the Ontario wine and culinary scene, and travel the wine route for special tastings as our wineries roll out the red carpet. This year the Gala will feature a special silent auction of cases of wine sourced from throughout North America. All proceeds from the silent auction will go to support humanitarian assistance administered through the New Zealand Red Cross 2011 Earthquake Appeal, which pledges that 100% of funds raised will be used towards direct response to the disaster. Cuvée Weekend tickets are available at Cuvee.ca or by calling 905-684-8688. Cuvée en Route admission can be purchased separately for $30.00 per person, via the same outlets or at participating wineries on Cuvée Weekend. Ticket and event information, details about each winery’s Cuvée en Route tastings, overnight accommodation packages, and event announcements can all be found on the Cuvée website.