Momentum is building! Only 2 weeks to go so make sure you get your tickets to avoid disappointment. East Meets West Wine Celebrity Winemaker’s Dinner with The Wine Ladies To purchase tickets: Call The Wine Ladies at 905-338-6797 or click here to purchase online. Join us September 22nd 2nd, 2011 for a spectacular evening of sensory sensations, set in the “singingly stylish” 3 S’s Restaurant located in beautiful downtown Oakville, Ontario. “East meets West” as celebrity winemaker Jak Meyer from Meyer Family Vineyards of the spectacular Okanagan Valley, wine region showcase their wines in a friendly battle with the winemakers of the newest winery from the South Coast region Burning Kiln Winery. Get to know the face behind award winning wine labels from both wine regions, the crown jewels of the Canadian wine industry as celebrity winemakers guide you through the individual wine and food pairings. Truly an evening to savour for all of the senses! Enjoy exquisite wines and scintillating food to mesmerize your palate and magnificent music for your ears and art for your eyes too. Be entertained with the sensationally talented “3 S’s singing servers“, a one and only restaurant experience as they showcase songs from smooth n’ silky jazz, snazzy show tunes to classic ballads against the backdrop of an array of special art. The Wine Ladies TV cameras will be there welcoming you 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. The funds raised that evening are for ArtHouse not-for-profit charitable organization. ArtHouse offers cost-free programs to young children, helping them develop their hidden talents and experience the thrill of creative and artistic expression. For more information watch our promo video here To purchase tickets: Call The Wine Ladies at 905-338-6797 or click here to purchase online. Burning Kiln Winery hailing from the East… Burning Kiln Winery, in a word, spells adventure! A unique and delectable adventure for the palate, adopting and adapting slightly, the ancient “appassimento” method in winemaking. The technique of drying the grapes on mats or slated crates is utilized at Burning Kiln, however, modified slightly with a twist. The land on which the vineyards are planted was formerly used to farm tobacco, and the tobacco drying kilns of the past are now being used to dry the grapes. Award winning winemaker Andrzej Lipinski formerly of several high profile, winning wineries including Legends, Megalomaniac, Foreign Affair and Organized Crime has this to say “This method helps to accentuate the sugars, boost the acids and balance the tannins allowing for a deeper coloured and fuller flavoured wine to be produced”. Indeed, when you sample the wines of Burning Kiln your palate will concur! A range of wonderful wines include their Cure man’s Chardonnay, an intense Pinot Noir dominated by pure black cherry with hints of spice, a blended wine of Merlot and Cabernet Franc called Strip Room as well as a dessert wine, Chen in Blanc just to name a few. We are thrilled that Burning Kiln is our feature winery for Ontario and look forward to experiencing the above four wines, paired with the dishes masterfully created by Chef Land Hoang of 3 S’s. Congratulations to the partners of Burning Kiln, with its first release in 2010, there’s already a buzz about the wines and its promising future. The team of owners represents a collection of individuals, each with their own strengths and passion, the combined skills, talents and ambitions required to make Burning Kiln Winery a success are there in abundance! We mentioned “adventure” for the palate but there is more. Within walking distance from the winery is a completely unique ultra-luxurious eco-resort experience. Another kind of adventure, not for the faint of heart, a true thrill, loads of fun and a must for the active soul! New this summer zip lining, imagine gliding through the forest on a world class zip line canopy tour that includes 8 zip lines, 2 suspension bridges and a 40 foot rappel! Return to the tasting room, enjoy a glass of first class wine, I’ll take a Pinot Noir, light lunch of local delectable’s and relish your sense of adventure! We’re booking our Burning Kiln visit soon, wine tasting and zip lining…anyone want to join us? From The West… Jak Meyer of Meyer Family Vineyards After 3 long years of searching Jak Meyer, Meyer Family Vineyards finally found the perfect vineyard site in the Okanagan Valley. In 2006 he and his wife Janice bought a small 1.62 hectare vineyard on the coveted Naramata bench, and in 2009 a 6.9 hectare property in Okanagan Falls. The Meyer’s focus is Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, producing less than 3000 cases from mature 14 year old vines. Having fun and making excellent wines is the family philosophy and Jak was only too happy to oblige and agree to be our West Coast winemaker for our friendly battle of the wines event East Meets West on September 22nd. Jak is up to the challenge and we can’t wait to taste his award winning wines paired to perfection with our host restaurant Seafood, Steak and Song, 3 S’s Restaurant in beautiful downtown Oakville. A very special thank-you to our Gold Sponsor Rumi Galleries located in Mississauga, Ontario Established in 1981, Rumi Galleries is one of Eastern North America’s premier galleries specializing in 17th, 18th, 19th, and 20th century antiques and fine art. With locations in Ontario, Canada and Connecticut, USA and provides clients with exceptional service and taking pride in offering only the highest quality antiques and fine art. With a vast inventory and extensive show space we have something to suit all tastes, ensuring a visit to either of our locations will be a pleasant one. Our outstanding online gallery provides the opportunity to view our full inventory, regardless of its location. We invite you to call upon our expertise when selecting antiques or fine art for your personal collection. Up coming exhibits at Rumi Galleries October 1st-15th Nicholas Malcolm Nicholas Malcolm was born in 1958. Following in his father’s footsteps Nicholas began working as an apprentice in the family’s real estate business. After two years of studying economics at McMaster University, Nicholas took on the role of designing and developing residential spaces. It was during this period that he discovered his passion for fine art, experimenting with colour and design while painting all forms of walls, balconies, apartment complexes and houses. In 2007 Nicholas set up his own private studio and began to express himself through a series of experimental works. His current series is a development of his living experience and follows in the footsteps of the Automatists. November 12th – 26th Sonja Hidas Sonja Hidas was born in Montreal, Quebec in 1968. She studied Illustration and Design at Dawson College, Montreal, 1985-88. Sonja received recognition provincially in 2007 when her work was selected for the cover of Community Matters by Community Arts Ontario. In 2008 she was awarded grants by the Ontario Arts Council and The City of Mississauga for Hot Box Mississauga, a multi-arts community installation for the celebration of the 30th anniversary of the historic Mississauga Train Derailment and Evacuation of 1979. In 2009 Sonja was mentored by Reinhard Reitzenstein as part of the Burlington Sculpture Mentorship project. She continues to work with him on HotBox Joshua Creek, an outdoor educational program located at the Joshua Creek Heritage and Arts Centre, that will produce environmentally-friendly and site specific installations in Oakville, Ontario. Thanks to all of our sponsors: Advanced Rejuvenation, AgilityGuard, Aradia Fitness, Blue Heel Dance Studios, Burning Kiln Winery, Coveted Cakes, Diamond in the Ruff Golf Course and Cottages, Muskoka, Gear Music, Inspire Cosmetics, Jonathan Quinn, Jet Baby, Kitchen Designers Plus, Many Faces Hair Salon, Meyer Family Vineyards, Robinson Interior Design, Silkeborg, Some Like It Hot Yoga, Rumi Galleries, 3S’s Restaurant, T-Zone, The Wine Ladies, Wine Awakenings.