Raise a glass to our “go to kitchen guy” John Anthony Vanderkolk of Kitchen Designers Plus The kitchen is the heart of the home, where everyone comes together, with great food, wine and lively and engaging conversation. The beautifully designed and decorated kitchen can add value both to your home and the enjoyment of it. We recently met John Anthony Vanderkolk, kitchen designer and proprietor of Kitchen Designers Plus and were so taken with his talent and passion we’ve decided to make him our “go to kitchen guy”. You’ll meet John this week on The Wine Ladies TV, Wednesday June 22nd on ThatChannel.com from 2:30-3:30p.m. Be sure to follow The Wine Ladies with regular tips from John V on the do’s and don’ts, and how to make your kitchen reno your dream come true. Coming soon, John V on “Build It” airing on I Channel, John V will be showcasing his projects from the blue prints to the cabinetry, the granite and the first dinner party. Raise a glass to our new “go to kitchen guy” John V. If you missed last week’s show not a problem, please visit For all The Wine Ladies TV podcasts and archived shows visit TheWineLadies TV Show and on ThatChannel.com from anywhere and anytime Your House. It’s anywhere you go to enjoy life, the company of others, good food and great wine, House Wine Company. Where you can just enjoy life’s simple pleasures without concern for details. Speed dating move over, how about speed tasting? Australia’s First Families of Wine Toronto: May 5th, 2011 Meet Australia’s First Families of Wine, Guardians of the Soil with over 1,200 years of family winemaking. Recently we had the first-ever opportunity to meet the premium producers behind Australia’s First Families of Wine (AFFW) as they showcased more than 1,200 years of collective winemaking at an exclusive media and trade tasting. AFFW’s “Guardians of the Soil”. The event showcased more than 60 iconic wines and rare back-vintages that demonstrate the unique characteristics of cherished vineyard sites from a collective of multi-generational family winemakers who are “guardians of the soil” for 16 Australian regions across four states. It was a really unique experience whereby like speed dating, we moved from table to table with our group of wine media, sommeliers and VIP trade with an opportunity to speak and taste with the principles of these iconic producers. Check out our interviews with Peter Barry of Jim Barry Wines: and Alister Purbick of Tahbilk Winery and Vineyard: from two of these distinguished producers. Look for these wine labels by these amazing producers at the LCBO and Vintages from Brown Brothers, Campbell’s ,d’Arenberg, De Bortoli, Henschke, Howard Park, Jim Barry Wines, McWilliam’s, Tahbilk,Tyrrell’s, Wakefield, Yalumba. To know more about this check this out, Australia’s First Families of Wine. When was your last great drive? Experience authentic Muskoka .Golf and stay with your chance to drive away! Spend a day at the race track. All you have to do to be entered is into the draw is to come and stay at the beautiful post and beam Cottages at Diamond in the Ruff situated in beautiful Muskoka on Nutt Lake bordering The Diamond in the Ruff Golf Course. To qualify for the special rates and to be entered into the draw to win you must book by July 1st, 2011. For details and to be entered to win 1-877-643-3343 or Diamond Cottages. Your chance to win and visit a slice of golf heaven! Go now and get access to our “Nine-wine-dine opportunity! A $150.00 VALUE! Click here to enter.