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Dine Magazine

Sara Waxman of Dine Magazine Tastes and Tells!

Sara and Adam Waxman, Dine Magazine, The Wine Ladies TV.

Sara and Adam Waxman, Dine Magazine, The Wine Ladies TV.

Watch The Wine Ladies TV! Wed Sept 14th, 2011 at 2:30PM -3:30PM on ThatChannel.com

DINE Magazine is Toronto’s leading magazine for reaching active food lovers who enjoy the dining out experience. Sara Waxman, renowned taste-maker and travel journalist, brings more than 30 years of knowledge to the table. She then invites the reader to join her, whether at restaurants in Toronto, or around the globe. Sara and her well trained taste buds joins us this week on the show as she tastes and tells all! Also joining us in studio Adam Waxman, contributing writer Dine Magazine who brings along some Niagara wines for us to enjoy and taste. One is a Chardonnay Musque from Ravine Vineyards and the other is called Family Tree (a red blend) from Henry of Pelham. Both wineries are owned and operated by U.E.L. families who have owned these lands since the 1700s, and yet they both represent what is new and exciting about Niagara. Perfect timing as the LCBO’s 20th annual Ontario wine promotion inviting customers to find their local favourites launches this week.

Johnny V, our “Go to Kitchen guy” of Kitchen Designers Plus and TV star of “Build It” has this to say.

You’ve made the decision to renovate your kitchen and are now ready to pick the style that is uniquely you. Where to begin? Our “Go to Kitchen “ guy Johnny V’s suggests you do a little homework. Take some time to go through a good number of home and decor magazines, pulling out tear sheets of any kitchens that appeal to you. Perhaps it’s the light fixtures you are drawn to, or the exquisite countertop, or even the color palate? When it is time to meet with your designer, Johnny V says, you’ve identified your style without even realizing. A common theme will be obvious to the trained eye and you’ll be off to the races. Be sure to follow The Wine Ladies TV with regular tips from John V on the do’s and don’ts, and how to make your kitchen reno your dream come true. For highlights of latest episode: or for the entire show

John Anthony Vanderkolk of Kitchen Designers Plus. 

John Anthony Vanderkolk of Kitchen Designers Plus.

Collingwood Canadian Whisky, first new major whisky in 10 years.

Collingwood Whisky, a new Canadian spirit hit the store shelves this month. Collingwood will be the only maple wood mellowed Canadian whisky available on the market. The whisky is triple distilled and then matured in white oak barrels. It’s finished by mellowing the blended whisky with toasted Maplewood, which adds sweetness to the spirit while reducing natural astringency. Collingwood, which sports an interesting men’s cologne shaped bottle is now available at the LCBO (#244186). Each bottle clocks in at 80 proof, and a 750ml bottle will retail for around $29.95. Collingwood delivers a refined flavour profile that can be enjoyed on the rocks or mixed in a cocktail. Check out 3 awesome cocktail ideas here: Awesome new Canadian whisky made from the finest Canadian grains, pure spring water from Ontario’s Georgian Bay. Smooth, hand-crafted, maple wood mellowed.

JD creates 3 delicious cocktails to enjoy

JD creates 3 delicious cocktails to enjoy

Oakville, Ontario 100 Mile CHEF Mash Up with Chef Massimo Capra.

This past Saturday, chefs came together for an afternoon of culinary creations to launch a taste of downtown Oakville, Celebrity Chef Massimo Capra of CITYLINE and The Food Network was there to lend his opinion and autograph his cookbook “One Pot Cooking”. Local brewery Cameron’s and vodka company Tag #5 was there along with Burning Kiln Winery.

Highlights here:

Only 8 days 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.

East Meets West Celebrity Winemaker's Dinner The Wine Ladies PROMO

East Meets West Celebrity Winemaker’s Dinner The Wine Ladies PROMO

To purchase tickets: Call The Wine Ladies at 905-338-6797 or click here to purchase online.

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, Squint Eyewear,3S’s Restaurant, T-Zone, The Wine Ladies, Want Boutique, Wine Awakenings.

Desert Cliffs Hiking Spa shadows on the red mountains.

Hiking and Fitness Adventure Desert Cliffs Fitness Spa in Utah

Desert Cliffs Hiking Spa

Desert Cliffs Hiking Spa

The day of great anticipation has finally arrived. We are Utah bound, to the glorious red mountains, stunning canyons, incredible sand dunes and the most extraordinary hiking one can imagine. Desert Cliffs Fitness Spa located in St George, Utah is our destination. Specializing in breathtaking hikes, a range of first class fitness classes, fabulous healthy food and an environment of beauty and calm.

Whats the skinny on the skinny white jeans? Every girl has a pair she needs to get back into and these are Susanne's. The plan is to leave www.DesertCliffs.com wearing them — with John Kemp

Whats the skinny on the skinny white jeans? Every girl has a pair she needs to get back into and these are Susanne’s. The plan is to leave www.DesertCliffs.com wearing them! John Kemp.

Chateauneuf du “Tap” will be our beverage of choice while here in the desert.

Yes, we’ve put away our signature over sized wine glasses and replaced them with extreme backpacks, complete with 2 liter water bladders, special pockets for our cameras and of course lots of sun block! We arrive late Sunday afternoon and are welcomed to Desert Cliffs, by the very friendly and fit John Kemp, the proprietor of this fabulous resort. A “boutique” fitness resort if you will, with room for a maximum of only fourteen guests, all housed in a beautiful 7,000 square foot home. Personalized attention for each of the guests is what Desert Cliffs is all about. All the amenities are provided including two in-house chefs ready to cater to your personal needs.

Desert Cliffs Hiking Spa – Hiking,Weight loss,Fitness Spa in Utah – The Wine Ladies Part 1

Desert Cliffs Hiking Spa - Hiking,Weight loss,Fitness Spa in Utah - The Wine Ladies Part 1

Desert Cliffs Hiking Spa – Hiking,Weight loss, Fitness Spa in Utah – The Wine Ladies Part 1

After the introductions and a little lively and engaging chatter, John gives us a brief tour, an orientation to the program and shows us our room, spacious and bright, we love it. “If you can come back down in about an hour,” he says “we can get started right away and do your weigh-ins and measurements” Yikes, already” we exclaim “we just got off the plane, we’re all bloated, maybe we should do it in the morning”. Within the hour we find ourselves filling out a questionnaire, being measured and standing on a NASA looking machine, a scale that tells you much more than the number of pounds you have to lose! “Sometimes less is more John”, we say, but not to worry based on the program we are about to embark on including the level of personal attention, the challenging hikes and more, we are confident our goals will be met, and Susanne will fit once again into her white skinny jeans! Let the adventure begin!

Desert Cliffs Hiking Spa with Tracy L. Crane.

Desert Cliffs Hiking Spa with Tracy L. Crane.

Desert Cliffs Hiking Spa – Hiking,Weight loss,Fitness Spa in Utah – The Wine Ladies Part 2

Desert Cliffs Hiking Spa - Hiking,Weight loss,Fitness Spa in Utah - The Wine Ladies Part 2

Desert Cliffs Hiking Spa – Hiking,Weight loss,Fitness Spa in Utah – The Wine Ladies Part 2 

Hiking,Weight loss, fitness spa, Utah – The Wine Ladies Part 3

Desert Cliffs Hiking Spa - Hiking,Weight loss,Fitness Spa in Utah - The Wine Ladies Part 3

Desert Cliffs Hiking Spa – Hiking,Weight loss,Fitness Spa in Utah – The Wine Ladies Part 3

Day 2: Kanarraville, a hike of splendour and adventure. Incredible waterfalls, climbing ladders up to new heights. No worries about the hiking boots, got to rough it sometimes. Steep climbing meaning you got to come down, had to go down on the behind in a couple of spots. How unsophisticated is that!

Canyon slots with the walls stretching over 100 feet high into the brilliant blue sky, down in the canyon , protected from the sun, we relish the coolness, and take in the magnificence of this geological wonder, A glistening fresh, rapid water fall, rushes over a man made wooden, somewhat unbalanced ladder, we are to ascend. the water is Freezing, Georgia takes the plunge and starts the climb, in a moment, legs feeling numb…. No one else is coming! She turns back, soaking, and a little more than refreshed.

Desert Cliffs Hiking Spa Chef Salad.

Desert Cliffs Hiking Spa Chef Salad.

To see all the pictures from this amazing hiking and fitness adventure visit The Wine Ladies Facebook Fan page here.

On this week’s radio show….Healthy living, from the plate to the glass to the strong and sexy body!

Salerno,

Taste of Salerno, winemaker’s dinner charms the guests with wines of Aglianico and Fiano..

This week's show is all about the wine growing province of Salerno, one of five that make up the sun soaked wine growing region of Campania on the Italian Peninsula in south western Italy. There are a number of wine principals and dignitaries from Salerno here in Toronto this week for a special event the " Taste of Salerno" taking place at the Delta Chelsea. So before they head over to the tasting we are very pleased to welcome our two special guests, all the way from Salerno, the Honorable Edmondo Cirielli President of the Province of Salerno, Mr. Cirielli as well as President of Province of Enoteca di Salerno, Ferdinando Cappuccio who will be speaking specifically on the wines, their origin, the unique grapes and taste profiles . And our translator Giorgio Tinelli from the Italian Chamber of Commerce of Ontario.

All the way from Salerno, the Honorable Edmondo Cirielli President of the Province of Salerno, Mr. Cirielli as well as President of Province of Enoteca di Salerno, Ferdinando Cappuccio.

This week’s show is all about the wine growing province of Salerno. One of five that make up the sun soaked wine growing region of Campania on the Italian Peninsula in south western Italy. There are a number of wine principals and dignitaries from Salerno here in Toronto. This week a special event the “ Taste of Salerno” taking place at the Delta Chelsea.

Before they head over to the tasting we are very pleased to welcome our two special guests, all the way from Italy. The Honorable Edmondo Cirielli President of the Province of Salerno, Mr. Cirielli as well as President of Province of Enoteca di Salerno, Ferdinando Cappuccio. They will be speaking specifically on the wines, their origin, the unique grapes and taste profiles . And our translator Giorgio Tinelli from the Italian Chamber of Commerce of Ontario.

Taste of Salerno winemakers dinner held in Toronto, Canada.

Taste of Salerno winemaker's dinner with Sommelier Giacomo Fagnola

Sommelier Giacomo Fagnola

A wonderful winemakers dinner featuring the indigenous varietals of Aglianico and Fiano.

To view highlights from the evening.

Chin Chin to sun soaked Salerno, one of five that make up the sun soaked wine growing region of Campania, Italy. The Wine Ladies TV

“Canada’s most visited winery”, Summerhill Pyramid Winery,Kelowna, B.C

The mysterious effect this chamber has on the wines.

An indulgent, fascinating and delectable tour of “Canada’s most visited winery”, Summerhill Pyramid Winery in Kelowna, B.C. Steve Cipes, founder and owner explains the theory behind the pyramid, the resting place for his barrels. “The Summerhill Pyramid is second only to the Great Pyramid of Egypt for alignment and precision” he explains. Steve Cipes, engaging, passionate, colourful. Our brief tour is complete with sabering Cipe’s award winning sparkling wines set against the backdrop of the majesty of the Okanagan.

Rocky Creek Winery, Pinot Gris

The Wine Ladies head west to BC and experience Rocky Creek Winery, Cowichan Valley.

Rocky Creek Winery

Rocky Creek Winery

Rocky Creek Winery, Cowichan Valley. BC:

We arrived so late to the winery BUT so happy we made it! Linda, you and Mark rule… passion, guts, talent, personality galore and great wines! Anyone heading out to Vancouver Island be sure to make a stop to Cowichan Bay and visit the winery Rocky Creek. Their Pinot Grigio rocks, the owners are crazy charismatic, friendly, down to earth and eager to share their story… And it is QUITE the story! Mark, is the winemaker, 3rd generation with over 20 years experience and Linda formerly a technologist working with budgets, business plans and pipeline projects… that was in her former life! They began their gravity fed winery in their house in the basement and the rest is history! What a couple, what a story!

“Canada’s most visited winery”, Summerhill Pyramid Winery,Kelowna, B.C

Cuvee Award of Excellence for Viticulture goes to Kevin Donohue, Colio Estate Wines

Cuvee Award of Excellence for Viticulture goes to Kevin Donohue, Colio Estate Wines.

Kevin Donohue

Kevin Donohue

Congrats to Kevin Donohue of Colio Estate Wines for his Cuvee Award of Excellence for Viticulture. The Cuvee Awards are the industry’s Oscars. It was deserved recognition for a lifetime of study and passion in a discipline that is away from the limelight, but centre stage in terms of its critical importance to the wine industry.

Among Kevin’s many roles, he tends the 200 acres of planted vineyards in the company’s vineyards in Colchester. The parcel of 20 acres they own on the Parkway in Niagara-on-the-Lake. One might think that his job gets easier in the off-season when vineyard activity has slowed to a crawl. But, if this winter is any indication, chances are on any given intensely cold night, Kevin will be up all night studying satellite images for temperature and humidity issues to determine whether the vineyard’s eight wind machines will need to be started up.

Cheers to Kevin of Colio Estates!

Kevin Donohue, Colio Estate Wines

Watch what Kevin has to say here around 3 minutes into this video.

Mechanical harvester at Colio Estate Wines, Sauvignon Blanc Vineyards – The Wine Ladies TV

Spectacular Girls Night Out for wine loving fashionistas at Silkeborg