Godfather of Zin Joel Peterson

Meet the “Godfather of Zin”, rebel winemaker Joel Peterson of Ravenswood.

The afternoon soared with fine wine, awesome food and incredible music. We attended the Wine Rock Ravenswood Experience in Toronto at the cool venue 99 Sudbury.

Attending was Joel Peterson, rebel winemaker, and reputed “Godfather of “Zin” (Zinfandel).  Founder of Sonoma Valley’s Ravenswood winery treated us to a fabulous line up of his award winning Zins.

Chef Rob Rainford

Awesome event at 99 Sudbury with The Godfather of Zin, winemaker and founder Ravenswood Wine Joel Peterson, rock star Ian Thornley and super Chef Rob Rainford.

"Godfather of Zin", rebel winemaker Joel Peterson of Ravenswood

“Godfather of Zin”, rebel winemaker Joel Peterson.

 Godfather of Zin Joel Peterson

#WineRock @99Sudbury @ChefRobRainford @ThornleyMusic @RavenswoodWine @thewineladies Fab event, met the Godfather of Zin Joel Peterson, delish 2008 Belloni Zinfandel, stay tuned for interview

Celebrity BBQ Chef Rob Rainford worked his magic with barbecue finger foods, sensational creations including quail, lamb, Jerk Chicken and much more, all paired with the variety of Peterson’s wines.

Canadian rock star Ian Thornley entertained the crowd with an exclusive debut of songs from his up coming acoustic CD. All the high notes were hit for everyone of our senses on this sunny, engaging summer afternoon.

Ravenswood Besieged 2013, Susanne’s Wine Pick.

Girls' Night Out Sparkling

Girls’ Night Out Sparkling for the Oscars!

Piper Heidsieck

Piper Heidsieck Red Label Cuvee Brut, Susanne’s Wine Pick.

Piper Heidsieck Red Label Cuvee Brut.

Piper Heidsieck Red Label Cuvee Brut.

Piper Heidsieck Marilyn Monroe’s Favourite Champagne

It’s rumored that this champagne was Marilyn Monroe’s favorite. She used to enjoy a glass every morning and I definitely agree with her!

 This stunning champagne has the finest bubbles, is pale yellow in color, very pleasing to the eye. Aromas of green apple and citrus.My pick for celebrating the Oscars this year is Piper Heidsieck Red Label Cuvee Brut.

Piper Heidsieck

Piper Heidsieck

LCBO $54.95 per bottle

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Episode #17 (WL 02-18-2015) We have Oscar fever!

Celebrity Chef Wolfgang Puck shares his culinary creations set for the stars on Oscar night!
Listen to The Wine Ladies Wine Pick at 4:30 minutes in the show.

On this week’s radio show…We have Oscar fever! Celebrity Chef Wolfgang Puck, Piper Heidsieck Champagne and much more!

Piper Heidsieck Oscars

On this week’s radio show…We have Oscar fever! Celebrity Chef Wolfgang Puck, Piper Heidsieck Champagne and much more!



On this week’s show….We celebrate the Oscars, from the illustrious Piper Heidsieck Champagne flowing, to the culinary creations of Celebrity Chef Wolfgang Puck, to the excitement of the Governor’s Ball and the Night of the 100 Stars Viewing party!
And then… here at home, many of us celebrate the Oscars with a get together and parties where we eat, drink and view the awards with groups of friends and fans of film!

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The creative culinary genius Wolfgang Puck for the 21st time in charge of the menu for the Governors Ball.

We’ll chat with Wolfgang about what will be on the plates…a collection of over 50 imaginative dishes, to tantalize and pleasure the palates of the stars attending the 87th Oscars Governors Ball.

 Cecile Bonnefond, CEO Piper Heidsieck and Celebrity Chef Wolfgang Puck

Listen to Cecile Bonnefond  17:24 minutes into the show.

  Known the world over for the red of its label and the gold of its wine Piper Heidsieck is the exclusive Champagne of the Oscars. A perfect pairing, as one of the world’s most awarded Champagnes, one of France’s oldest Champagne houses, with a fascinating history and story, Piper Heidsieck has long been a supporter of cinema. We are excited to welcome CEO Cecile Bonnefond to the show to chat about the magic and allure of Champagne, the natural partnering of Piper Heidsieck with the Academy Awards, the most prestigious awards in film, we’ll chat about the history of the house, and the Champagnes that will be served at the pre-show of the Oscars as well as at the Governors Ball where the rare Prestige Cuvee may many a flute fill!

 Rare 1988 – EXCLUSIVELY served in Governors Ball Oscar statuette engraving room. Sophisticated, complex, warm wine, powerful, yet elegant.
Each Oscar winner receives a stunning bottle and engraved.

Norby Walters,the Producer of the “Night of the 100 Stars Award Viewing Gala.”

Listen to Norby Walters at 37:57 minutes into the show.
Now in its 25th year, the grande old dame of Oscar parties. Norby will tell… not all but give us a hint on who might be walking the red carpet, he’ll share some of the trials and tribulations of mounting such a successful party year after year. What will be served, and who will hob nob with who!
Allison Modesto,Marketing for Girls Night Out Wine, Ontario Canada.
Allison will share with us the wines of the hugely popular Girls’ Night Out wines, one of the most successful launches in LCBO history. Many of us up north celebrate the Oscars with friends at home, many ladies gather with bubbly and eats and treats as they take in the academy awards with their own viewing parties. Girls Night Out wines for the Girls Night In on February 22nd.