Zonta Celebrates International Women’s Day…Celebrating 108 years in 2019!

Zonta Oakville International Women's Day 2019
Zonta Oakville

The Zonta Club of Oakville has partnered with the Oakville Hospital Foundation to celebrate International Women’s Day. This is happening on 
Tuesday, March 5, 2019, and Zonta International’s 100th anniversary.

This event is a celebration of women and a fundraiser for the Oakville Hospital Foundation, Zonta International 
and Zonta Club of Oakville.

Share this information with your friends, family, children, book clubs, athletes, co-workers, an inspiring night! 
Bring everyone out to this celebration!

Many new surprises at this very special celebration of INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY and ZONTA INTERNATIONAL Celebrating 100 years!


Our guest speaker will be the fastest woman on ice, Catriona Le May Doan.

Catriona won the Olympic Gold Medalist in 2002 Winter Olympic Games. She held the world record in the 500 metre skating for 10 years. During her career, Catriona broke 13 world records.

FOR TICKETS

The Wine Ladies to emcee the International Women’s Day Celebration.
wine wall

Love wine??

New this year! Our wine wall silent auction! Bid on rare wines, some of your favourites, wine accessories, wine tours and more!

If you would like to donate the the wine wall for the silent auction please email us at info@thewineladies.com

International Women’s Day 2018 Audio Podcast with The Wine Ladies

Twenty Valley Winter WineFest

Twenty Valley Winter WineFest a spectacular time!

A wonderful time at Twenty Valley Winter WineFest!

Check out highlights from the weekend here.

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Niagara Icewine Festival audiopodcast Jan 2019 Facebook

Leonard Pennachetti, President and CoFounder Cave Spring Cellars.

Cave Spring Cellars, The House That Riesling Built! Up Close And Personal With Len Pennachetti

Up next on this week’s audio podcast we welcome just awarded the 2017 Niagara Lifetime Achievement Award, President and Co-Founder Cave Spring Cellars, Len Pennachetti. Although much too young for this honour it however shows what he has accomplished and given to the area.

Listen to Len at 13:49 minutes in the audio podcast.

Niagara Icewine Festival audiopodcast Jan 2019 Facebook
Niagara Icewine Festival audiopodcast Jan 2019 Facebook
Cave Spring Cellars located in Jordan Village, Niagara.

Cave Spring Cellars goes back multiple generations starting with Len’s grand-dad Giuseppe Pennachetti. He came to Canada from Fermo, Italy. At that time he followed his love of wine and in time planted the native Labrusca grape. He however knew much more was possible!

Cave Spring is a hidden historical treasure that lies within the heart of #JordanVillage. Long before Cave Spring put down roots in the village, Jordan Wines occupied the historic building. Established in the early 1920s, they produced wines made from native grape varieties. Not quite the world renowned wines Ontario has now gained a reputation for.⁣
Cave Spring is a hidden historical treasure that lies within the heart of #JordanVillage. Long before Cave Spring put down roots in the village, Jordan Wines occupied the historic building. Established in the early 1920s, they produced wines made from native grape varieties. Not quite the world renowned wines Ontario has now gained a reputation for.⁣

Cave Spring Cellars is known for being among the first to plant the vitas vinifera grapes Riesling and Chardonnay. The vineyards are situated on one of the finest slopes of the Beamsville Bench. Len and his father founded Cave Spring Cellars in 1974 and planted these noble grapes in 1978.

Cave Spring Cellars 2016 Chardonnay Estate paired with @delaterrebakery Butternut Squash Galette.
Cave Spring Cellars 2016 Chardonnay Estate paired with @delaterrebakery Butternut Squash Galette.

Believing in the marriage of wine, food and hospitality, Len together with his wife Helen Young expanded the company to include On The Twenty Restaurant in 1993. In 1996 they and later added accommodations to the equation with building of Inn On The Twenty.

Inn On The Twenty located in the heart of Jordan Village.
Inn On The Twenty located in the heart of Jordan Village.
According to Len, "Riesling icewine is icewine off steroids!"
According to Len, “Riesling Icewine is Icewine on steroids!
Cave Spring Cellars recently chosen by the prestigious Wine and Spirits Magazine as one of the Top 100 Wineries of 2018. The only Canadian winery to have this honour.
Cave Spring Cellars recently chosen by the prestigious Wine and Spirits Magazine as one of the Top 100 Wineries of 2018 in the entire world. The only Canadian winery to have this honour.

On This Weeks The Wine Ladies Audio Podcast…The Niagara Icewine Festival 2019

Twenty Valley Winter WineFest, Jordan Village Street Party.

On This Weeks The Wine Ladies Audio Podcast…The Niagara Icewine Festival 2019

Twenty Valley Winter WineFest

Sweet, Sparkling, Sensational Celebrity Chef Icewine Brunch Contest, Twenty Valley Winter WineFest

Save the Date for the 10th Annual Winter WineFest: January 11th to 13th, 2019 | Main Street, Jordan Village 

Twenty Valley Winter WineFest

Twenty Valley Winter WineFest


We’re celebrating the new year with another great contest!

Enter to win two tickets

Sweet, Sensational, Sparkling Celebrity Chef Icewine Brunch

Icewine Brunch | Window Room, On the Twenty Restaurant | 10:30 AM – $85pp (+HST)

Master Chefs and owners of CHARCUT Roast House and Charbar use their talents to inspire and create a three-course menu that will awaken your senses! Join us in the stunning Windows Room of On the Twenty Restaurant on Sunday, January 13th, for a perfectly paired Sweet, Sparkling and Sensational Icewine Brunch!

Celebrity Chefs Connie DeSousa and John Jackson

Celebrity Chefs Connie DeSousa and John Jackson

The menu features three delectable brunch courses hand selected by Chef Connie DeSousa and Chef John Jackson. Our Chefs will introduce each course which will be paired to perfection with premium VQA wines from Twenty Valley. The chefs will be available to sign autographs and walk about the room throughout the meal. Both Chef Connie and John will  be delighted to offer a culinary experience that is a must attend for any foodie!

Here is How To Enter:

Please enter this contest ONLY if you will be able to travel to Jordan Village, Ontario for Jan 13th, 2019 to enjoy this fabulous prize.

 
#WinterWineFest, #IcewineFest, #uncoverTwentyValley
 
 
2. Like This Post  
 
Sweet, Sparkling, Sensational Icewine Brunch
 
3.Tag your drinking partner! (Each friend you tag = One entry)
Unlimited tags and entries.
 
 
We will randomly select a winner from the comments below, so stay tuned here and turn on post notifications to see our winner announcement.
 
Contest ends – January 9th, 2019 noon EST. Our winners will be contacted through Instagram DMs & announced in our Instagram Stories.
 

See you at the Twenty Valley Winter WineFest Jan 11th-13th, 2019

Good Luck to all!

 
Please note that this giveaway is in no way endorsed sponsored or administered by Instagram or Facebook. By entering, entrants confirm they are 19+ of age and release of all responsibility and are adhering to Instagram and Facebook Terms of Use.
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Ice wine grapes in barrels

Can Icewine come as a sparkling icewine?? Ask The Wine Ladies

Sparkling Icewine

Sparkling Icewine

Dear Wine Ladies,

I was thinking of bringing an icewine to a dinner party being thrown to congratulate a friend of mine on her newly acquired role in a television series.  A lover of sweet wines icewine seemed like a good choice.I then learned there are also sparkling ice wines.  What are they like and would this be an appropriate wine to bring? Are they served chilled like a regular white wine and are they served in white wine glasses?

Dina, Bolton, Ontario

Ask The Wine Ladies

Ask The Wine Ladies- Please submit your questions to info@thewineladies.com

 Dear Dina,

A sparkling icewine would be perfect for the occasion!

Not only does it satisfy with respect to being a sweet wine, but the added fanfare surrounding their opening! The celebratory note of the bubbles will surely be a hit! Sparkling Vidal ice wines isthe most common grape used for making ice wines. It will offer up a delightful blend of tropical fruit flavours, oftentimes of apricot and peach, and with a touch of citrus. Although a superb dessert wine, sparkling icewines also marry well with a variety of appetizers. The delectable flavour is enhanced with a wonderful balance of sweetness and acidity, perfectly delivered to the palate with the effervescence of the lively bubbles. Serve in fluted glasses and well chilled as you would a sparkling wine or a Champagne.

January 11–27, 2019

For three weekends in January the Niagara region is transformed into a wintry wonderland, in celebration of one of Canada’s most cherished products, Ontario Icewine. The 2019 Niagara Icewine Festival offers plenty for every taste – glamour and indulgence at the Niagara Icewine Gala, unique wine and food pairings at over 40 wineries, and vibrant outdoor street festivals.

If you’re looking for luxury, you can’t miss Canada’s most lavish evening, the Niagara Icewine Festival Gala at Fallsview Casino Resort on January 11. Dance the night away at this all-inclusive evening of elegance, fine wine, and the best in Niagara culinary, with a “Northern Lights” theme.

For the wine and culinary explorer, the Discovery Pass program is your ticket to eight unique pairings at your choice of over 40 wineries across the Niagara Region.

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Limoncello and Malfy Gin Free Giveaway from The Wine Ladies

Susanne enjoys a Lemon Pie Cocktail made with Limoncello, vanilla vodka, a splash of soda water and a mint garnish. Georgia enjoys a Lemon Drop Martini made wth Limoncello, vodka, lemon juice, sugar around the rim and a lemon rind garnish.

Susanne enjoys a Lemon Pie Cocktail made with Limoncello, vanilla vodka, a splash of soda water and a mint garnish. Georgia enjoys a Lemon Drop Martini made wth Limoncello, vodka, lemon juice, sugar around the rim and a lemon rind garnish.

Happy Holidays everyone!

We’re celebrating the kick off to the holiday’s with another Spirited Holiday Giveaway.

Enter to win one of 2 prizes.

1. Rossi D’Asiago Limoncello. The #1 selling Limoncello in Canada.  $23.40 per bottle at the LCBO.
2. Malfy Gin  – Malfy Gin brand. Now the #1 selling premium flavoured gin in Ontario.$34.95 at the LCBO

Here is How To Enter:

2. Like This Post  
Limoncello and Malfy Gin Giveaway
3.Tag your drinking partner! (Each friend you tag = One entry)
Unlimited tags and entries.
We will randomly select a winner from the comments below, so stay tuned here and turn on post notifications to see our winner announcement.
Contest ends – December 25th, 2018 noon EST. Our winners will be contacted through Instagram DMs & announced in our Instagram Stories. The prizes will be shipped directly to you.

Happy Holidays & Good Luck to all!

Disclaimer:  This giveaway is in no way endorsed sponsored or administered by Instagram or Facebook. By entering, entrants confirm they are 19+ of age and release of all responsibility and are adhering to Instagram and Facebook Terms of Use.
Want to know more about these great prizes?
Tune into our audio podcast below.
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Episode 77: When Life Gives You Lemons! Make Limoncello!

Episode 77: When Life Gives You Lemons! Make Limoncello!

Malfy Gin

On this week’s audio podcast…When life gives you lemons…make Limoncello and Malfy Gin!

Malfy Gin Lemons

Today we take a temporary departure from the vine and focus instead on not a grape, but a different fruit, one of our favorites for so many reasons, and that is the all mighty lemon!

What do they say, when life gives you lemons, you make lemonade?

Not today, We say limoncello! The iconic Italian liqueur which dates back to the Middle Ages. And not only Limoncello but we say Gin! Why gin you ask? Not only is Italy the birthplace of Gin, but this particular gin we’ll be talking about today is infused also with lemon, our featured fruit, not just any lemon, but with the famous  Femminello St. Teresa lemon. This lemon is also known as Sorrento from Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast, where this specific lemon reigns supreme!

Georgia having returned from this part of Italy, the Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast, absolutely stunning, and overwhelming how this limone takes centre stage in such a big way! They are everywhere! Washes of brilliant yellow lemon groves abound. In every restaurant one can enjoy the fruits of the lemon.  As an aperitif as a cocktail, or digestive, in deserts, in every shop featured in artwork, on pottery, aprons, anything you can imagine.The lemon is king and deservedly so.

Georgia having returned from this part of Italy, the Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast, absolutely stunning, and overwhelming how this limone takes centre stage in such a big way! They are everywhere! Washes of brilliant yellow lemon groves abound. In every restaurant one can enjoy the fruits of the lemon.  As an aperitif as a cocktail, or digestive, in deserts, in every shop featured in artwork, on pottery, aprons, anything you can imagine.The lemon is king and deservedly so.

Malfy Gin

Malfy Gin

Our first guest will be Elwyn Gladstone. Elwyn is the Founder and Proprietor of his New Jersey-based spirits company Biggar and Leith. He launched the Malfy Gin brand now the #1 selling premium flavoured gin in Ontario.

Elwyn Gladstone

Malfy is family owned by the Vergnanos who have made distilling spirits a family tradition for over 100 years… Elwyn will fill us in on his company, the award winning Malfy Gin and a little about the almighty ingredient the Amalfi coast lemon!

Listen to Elwyn at 6:33 minutes in the audio podcast.

AVAILABLE AT THE LCBO $34.95 

Nicola Dal Toso

Next we welcome Nicola Dal Toso the producers of the Rossi D’Asiago Limoncello. Once again the #1 selling Limoncello in Canada. The Dal Toso family has been using the same recipe generation after generation.  Producing the all natural Limoncello at their family owned distillery using our star fruit of discussion today the limone from south western Italy!

When life gives you lemons…drink  Limoncello from Rossi D’Asiago

Listen to Nicola at 15:05 minutes in the audio podcast.

Limoncello with lemons

AVAILABLE AT THE LCBO $23.40 

Two Hands Sexy Beast 2017 Georgia's Wine Pick

Two Hands Sexy Beast 2017 Georgia’s Wine Pick

J.Lohr Los Osos merlot Susanne Wine Pick

The Wine Ladies meet Celebrity Chef Clodagh McKenna at Dish Cooking School

On this week’s audio podcast…Holiday Entertaining with Celebrity Chef Clodagh McKenna, Guinness, Chase Vodka and Writers’ Tears Irish Whiskey

Coming up on today’s show, we are talking about glorious food and drink from “across the  pond” as they say. We’ll  be covering  from Ireland a feisty celebrity chef and an award winning whiskey. And from the UK a taste of England in a spirit you will covet. We promise!

EPISODE 76

Holiday Entertaining Audio Podcast Clodagh McKenna

We’ll start off with an Irish segment and an internationally known Celebrity Chef, visiting here in Toronto. She is Clodagh McKenna. You may have seen her on Rachel Ray ,on The Today Show or maybe even Marilyn Dennis. She is a TV Host, Cookbook author and restauranteur. How does she do it all?

She is absolutely divine and you are going to love her!!

Listen to Chef Clodagh McKenna at 3:39 minutes into the audio podcast.

Chef Clodagh McKenna make a turkey with Guinness

Roast Pancetta Wrapped Turkey with Guinness and chestnut gravy

So with the holiday season fast approaching  Clodagh was recently here in Toronto to host an intimate and interactive holiday entertaining event.
The Wine Ladies were guests at the event and witnessed her Irish charm and fabulous cooking talents first hand! Clodagh shared not only her entertaining tips but also a few Guinness based holiday season recipes.CLICK HERE for recipes.

Chase Vodka

And then to our second segment  we turn our focus to England and to the recently crowned “World’s Best Vodka” Chase Vodka, awarded in San Francisco. Chase Vodka is the first and sole British potato vodka on the market. Unique to Chase, it is truly a field to bottle spirit, with the full pedigree potatoes, grown, mashed, fermented and distilled on the Chase family farm deep in middle England.

We welcome head ambassador James Chase to the show. We learn a little about the company, what makes Chase so special, so smooth and so delicious! Perfect for the holidays too with beautiful packaging.

Listen to James Chase at 15:28 minutes in the show. 

Copper-Pot-Moodshot-Landscape

And to close off the show we are back to the Irish. Here’s one of the favorites of the boys in Susanne’s household, and that is Walsh’s Writers’ Tears Irish whiskey!

Our final guest today is the founder of Walsh Whiskey Distillery, Bernard Walsh. Joining us to share the story of Irish whiskey, from its earliest days, to now, how its made, how best to enjoy and what makes Writers’ Tears so unique and special. Bernard Walsh.

Listen to Bernard Walsh Chase at 27:35 minutes in the show. 

Writer’s Tears Copper Pot Irish Gift Pk with 2 Glasses. Available at the LCBO for $49.95

Enjoying our first Christmas Dinner of the Season with Celebrity Chef Clodagh McKenna and Guinness!

Award winning Chase Vodka the first and sole British potato vodka on the market.

Spirited Holiday Giveaway from The Wine Ladies – Chase Vodka, Writers’ Tears Irish Whiskey

Spirited Holiday Giveaway from The Wine Ladies – Chase Vodka, Writers’ Tears Irish Whiskey

Spirited Holiday Giveaway from The Wine Ladies

Spirited Holiday Giveaway from The Wine Ladies

Happy Holidays everyone!

We’re celebrating the kick off to the holiday’s with our Spirited Holiday Giveaway.

Enter to win one of 2 prizes.

1. A bottle of Chase Vodka – Recently crowned “World’s Best Vodka” awarded in San Francisco. Chase Vodka is the first and sole British potato vodka on the market. $56.95 per bottle at the LCBO.
2. Writer’s Tears Copper Pot Irish Gift Pk with 2 Glasses – $49.95 at the LCBO

Here is How To Enter:

2. Like This Post  
3.Tag your drinking partner! (Each friend you tag = One entry)
Unlimited tags and entries.
We will randomly select a winner from the comments below, so stay tuned here and turn on post notifications to see our winner announcement.
Contest ends – December 12th, 2018 5:00 pm EST. Our winners will be contacted through Instagram DMs & announced in our Instagram Stories. The prizes will be shipped directly to you.

Happy Holidays & Good Luck to all!

Disclaimer:  This giveaway is in no way endorsed sponsored or administered by Instagram or Facebook. By entering, entrants confirm they are 19+ of age and release of all responsibility and are adhering to Instagram and Facebook Terms of Use.

Holiday Giveaway 2018 Winners

Holiday Giveaway 2018 Winners

Want to know more about Chase Vodka and Writers’ Tears Irish Whiskey?
Tune into our audio podcast below.
Audio Podcast Clodagh McKenna