Tweet to Win! Over $3500.00 in prizes to be won in wine country with the Niagara-on-the-Lake Bed and Breakfast resorts, wineries, restaurants and more!

 Congratulations to all of our winners!

And this week's winner is…… Melissa Finn @MelissaFinn

Congratulations to Sunday’s winner (Oct 28th ,2012 ) who won the stay at the Baroque House in Niagara-on-the-Lake and assorted prizes valued at $900.00!

Niagara-on-the-Lake…an enchanting destination, for fine wine, food, theatre and much more! An easy drive, just ninety minutes from Toronto, NOTL is an oasis for the palate, the food and wine simply delectable,  top notch entertainment, home to the world-famous Shaw Festival Theatre,  quaint yet sophisticated with superb shopping.  Steeped in history NOTL is located on the southern shores of Lake Ontario where the Niagara River ends its journey into this famous Great Lake, now the selected destination of discriminating travellers from around the world. So much to see, to do, to taste and to embrace! Plan a romantic weekend get a way,  or a couple of days with friends or with family. With over 160 incredible Bed and Breakfasts ready to welcome you, feel at home away from home, with friendly personal service, amazing fresh, home cooked meals, from farm to table ingredients, and the "scoop" on what to see, where to go, what not to miss, there is a B & B for everyone, perfectly suited to your taste, from the traditional, to the contemporary, the historic and even small cottages to accommodate the family! Visit for details on accommodation and highlights for the region depending on the season. Watch The Wine ladies TV all about Niagara-n-the-Lake as well as our fabulous contest.


Tweet to Win! Over $3500.00 in prizes to be won in wine country with the Niagara-on-the-Lake Bed and Breakfast resorts, wineries, restaurants and more!

Win one of  6 incredible prize packages. Every week we will feature a stunning Niagara Bed and Breakfast resort and give away a great prize including accommodation and assorted great gifts

It's easy as 1-2-3

  1. Make sure that you are following us on Twitter @TheWineLadies
  2. From Sunday, Sept 16th,2012 @ 12pm EST until Sunday, Oct 28th, 2012 @11:00am EST tweet the follow hashtag #NiagaraBBTWLContest Below are examples that you can use and modify as you see fit.

Example Tweets:
• #NiagaraBBTWLContest Enter me in @TheWineLadies contest to win $3500.00 in prizes in Beautiful Niagara @OntarioBnBs
• @TheWineLadies stay in a #NiagaraBBTWLContest  win prizes @OntarioBnBs                                                    

  1. Each Sunday at 11:00 am, one winner will be selected at random from all the tweets received that week. Below is a list of the schedule and prizes.

         Week #1: Sept 16th – Sept 24th,  – Lakelands Luxury B&B prize package. Value $550.00 @LakelandsBnB  Winner #1 Mike  @ekimonalletsac

          Week #2: Sept 24th– Sept 30th  –  Stewart House B&B. Value $600.00 Winner #2 Emma Walpole @emmaleewalpole   

          Week #3: Sept 30th – Oct 7th – Brockamour Manor Value $600.00    Winner #3 Sandy T @SassyGirlCanada

          Week #4: Oct 7th-Oct 14th – Wishing Well Cottage Value $675.00 Winner #4 @savvari

          Week #5 Oct 14th-Oct 21st – Post House Inn Value $700.00 Winner #5 Cheryl @loucheryl

         Week #6: Oct 21st-Oct 28th Baroque House Value $900.00 Winner #6 Melissa Finn @MelissaFinn

     2. Each time you tweet (or re-tweet our Tweets) using the hash tag #NiagaraBBTWLContest, your name will be entered into our draw for a chance to win the prize. Keep entering every week for the    next 6 weeks for your chance at one of 6 great prizes. Be sure to add @thewineladies at the end of your Tweet as well to help track it.

     3. If you don't TWEET you can also enter on The Wine Ladies FACEBOOK Fan page too right here.

The more you Tweet, the better your chances! The winners of will be randomly selected at 11:00am  every Sunday (Sept 24th,Sept 30th,Oct 7th,Oct 14th, Oct 21st.Oct 28th) and notified via TWITTER and FaceBOOK

Good luck everyone! See you in Niagara!

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Chianti Classico Riserva, from Castello di Gabbiano with history of many centuries

Old world indeed, Castello di Gabbiano’s story dates back over 800 years when  the castle was constructed in the heart of the Chianti Classico region. The story goes that the Gabbiano Knight on horseback protected the Castello di Gabbiano Estate from outside invaders.  The Cavaliere on the label symbolizes the robust charm and tradition of the Chianti region.

 With rich Tuscan soil, the producer has long been crafting some of the finest wines from the Chianti Classico region. The grapes for the 2008 Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG come from the estate vineyards at the Castello di Gabbiano in the Chianti Classico region of Tuscany. The fruit was harvested from the oldest vines of the historic vineyard with an average age of 30 years.

The Chianti Classico Riserva is 95% Sangiovese and 5% Merlot and was aged for 16-18 months in 100% French oak, 50% of which was new oak barrels. On the nose you will enjoy a beautiful aroma reminiscent of sweet violets and cherry while on the palate full bodied and complex, the wine delivers flavours of black fruit including plum and blackcurrant  accompanied by a hint of licorice… simply delish!

For more information on Castello di Gabbiano contact Treasury Wine Estates

To enjoy this wine with fabulous food, breath taking song and Celebrity Chef Massimo Capra join us at our up coming event;

Celebrate Champagne Day Oct 24th in style! The art of sabrage.

Nothing says celebration like a little bubbly. So from Champagne, to Cava, Prosecco or Sparkling wine, bubbly served in a tall flute says the occasion is a special one. Why not ratchet it up a notch or two by opening your sparkling wine with flare befitting of the fabulous occasion. Now you too can practise the art of Sabrage,  a technique for opening a Champagne  bottle with a saber used for ceremonial occasions.

We offer a complete line of sabers through The Wine Ladies on line store. Check here for details!

A little history….
In times of triumph French officers under Louis XIV, and later, Napoleon’s gallant soldiers – the Hussars -opened Champagne with a strong blow from their swords. Napoleon is known to have said, “Champagne! In victory one deserves it; in defeat one needs it.”

Another says Mme.Clicquot  (the widow Clicquot), in order to have her land protected, was giving Napoleon’s officers Champagne and glasses.  Being on their horses, they couldn’t hold the glass while opening the bottle.  Consequently, they threw the glasses away, and took out their sabers, beheaded the bottles and drank directly from the bottle.

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