Espagne here we come! The Wine Ladies TV! Tune in 2:30pm Wed March 17th on Thatchannel.com

Watch The Wine Ladies TV “live” on www.thatchannel.com Wednesday at 2:30pm (new start time).

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Going Green for St. Patrick’s Day! The Wine Ladies TV! Tune in 2:30pm Wed March 10th on Thatchanne

Watch The Wine Ladies TV “live” on www.thatchannel.com Wednesday at 2:30pm. For a complete podcast of this show and all episodes of The Wine Ladies TV check out
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Okanagan Valley wines and cheese, simply golden www.thatchannel.com/thewineladies TV for details.

To view the entire TV show episode, “Beautiful British Columbia and It’s Wines” and to subscribe to the podcast for previous episodes. Click here. www.thatchannel.com/thewineladies

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The Wine Ladies SPOTLIGHT Wine Sceptre

This week’s SPOTLIGHT….. Wine Sceptre

Wine Sceptre

Wine Sceptre

Ok, did we ever find something fabulous for this week’s The Wine Ladies Spotlight. Its sleek, its sexy, it makes a stunning addition to your table.It works like a charm and it will allow you to serve your wines at the perfect temperature.

The Wine Sceptre is the newest innovation in wine chilling technology.

Invented by a European Chef and recommended by top French Sommeliers.The Winesceptre is designed to keep pre-chilled wines at the perfect serving temperature, while the wine is still in the bottle – even aerating the wine as it pours from the drip-less spout! Crafted from the highest grade of stainless steel, it is guaranteed to maintain serving temperature over long periods of time.

Worldwide Sommeliers take great pride in the treatment of wines. The different wines are kept in special wine refrigerators for their ideal serving temperature.
So far this effort became useless, as the pre-chilled wines were put in ice buckets where the temperature dropped drastically to 37.

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Tune in every Wednesday “LIVE” at 2:30pm – 3:30pm to The Wine Ladies TV on http://www.thatchannel.com as we host guests from the world of wine, food and the fabulous lifestyle it entails.

To listen or subscribe to the podcasts. The show is a perfect spot to share with our viewers, listeners and readers our latest discovery deserving of a special mention, an innovative wine accessory, a delectable wine we just tasted , a new spirit, cocktail or beer and much more.

Introducing The Wine Ladies SPOTLIGHT! Every week we will pick something special and share it with you!

Check out a complete podcast from Feb 24th, 2010.

Bring On The Sunshine with California Wines! The Wine Ladies TV! Our guest Astrid Young.

The Wine Ladies SPOTLIGHT – Victoria’s Gin

Tune in every Wednesday “LIVE” at 2:30pm – 3:30pm to The Wine Ladies TV on http://www.thatchannel.com as we host guests from the world of wine, food and the fabulous lifestyle it entails. To listen or subscribe to the podcasts http://www.thatchannel.com/thewineladies. The show is a perfect spot to share with our viewers, listeners and readers our latest discovery deserving of a special mention, an innovative wine accessory, a delectable wine we just tasted , a new spirit, cocktail or beer and much more. Introducing The Wine Ladies SPOTLIGHT! Every week we will pick something special and share it with you! Check out the http://www.thatchannel.com/thewineladies for a complete podcast from Feb 24th, 2010 Beautiful British Columbia and It’s Wines! The Wine Ladies TV! This week’s SPOTLIGHT….. Victoria’s Gin After appearing on stage at the National Home Show last weekend with the legendary super model Cheryl Tiegs we decided to take a walk through the show ending up in the wine garden, of course. Always on the search for new things, much to our delight we found the perfect The Wine Ladies Spotlight product for our Beautiful British Columbia and It’s Wines! TV show. We had the pleasure to meet Edward, a fine young man who was there showcasing Victoria’s Gin http://www.victoriaspirits.com/our-gin/ , the 1st gin to be made on Vancouver Island by Ken Winchester, winemaker at Winchester Cellars http://www.britishcolumbia.com/attractions/?id=145 . Caption: Peter Hunt Gin was invented around 1650 in the Netherlands by a professor of medicine as a cure for kidney and stomach ailments. In the 1700s, particularly in England where British soldiers in the Far East were given the spirit along with tonic for the medicinal powers of quinine, a key ingredient in tonic water, to ward off malaria. The rest, including its use in martinis and Singapore slings, is the stuff of legend. Victoria’s Gin is basically an infused neutral vodka to which about 9 ingredients( Junniper Berries, Coriander, Angelica, Orris Root, Lemon Peel, Orange Peel, Star Anise, Cinnamon Bark, Rose Petals), are added including an 10th secret ingredient. Complex and flavourful that you could drink on its own much the same way you’d enjoy a single-malt scotch. Simply delicious. Georgia liked her plain while Susanne enjoyed it with bitters. Either way delicious. Victoria’s Gin is already available in British Columbia already launched in May 2009 and will be available in Ontario at most LCBO stores April 2010. Price: $49.95 for Beautiful British Columbia and It’s Wines! The Wine Ladies TV Wednesdays 2:30-3:30pm (live on ThatChannel.com): Sisters, business partners, national newspaper columnists, TV personalities and radio hosts, these ladies share their passion for wine, food and living to the fullest and without hesitation. Their motto, “everything in life somehow comes back to the vine,” keeps audiences entertained and informed. Join the ladies every Sunday morning at 8:30am on The Jewel Network ( Jewel 88.5 FM in Toronto, Jewel 98.5 FM in Ottawa, Jewel 107.7 FM in Hawkesbury) as they host special guests from all walks of life on their weekly wine and lifestyle radio show. Watch The Wine Ladies on their web TV episodes “ One Sip At A Time” as they conduct two-on-one interviews featuring leading chefs, winemakers, business entrepreneurs, financial gurus, sports stars and innovators in the entertainment, literary and fine arts communities. Georgia and Susanne have a talent for discussion that’s always fun and enthusiastic . The Wine Ladies philosophy is that “Wine is part of living well, with joy, with good friends and good food, from a simple table wine to a Grand Cru”. To watch and subscribe to the podcasts http://www.thatchannel.com/thewineladies

Astrid Young with The Wine Ladies, That Channel TV

Bring On The Sunshine with California Wines! The Wine Ladies TV! Our guest Astrid Young.

SIDEWAYS... The Movie.

Hi movie buffs and wine lovers!

“What was the name of the movie that won an Oscar for “Best Adapted Screenplay” in 2004 that saw the sales of Pinot Noir soar and those of Merlot nose-dive? Know the answer? If you do you could win an autographed book “ Being Young” by Astrid Young www.astridyoung.net , author, singer, songwriter, sommelier and baby sister of Neil Young. Enter today. We’ll announce the winner live on the air TODAY!

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Episode: Bring On The Sunshine with California Wines!

Astrid Young joins us in studio today to tell us all about what’s it like “being young”. We will discuss her musical career and will lead us through a tasting of one of California’s best products. It’s wines, including the wines of Napa Valley and Beringer Vineyards.

Beringer Vineyard’s Rhine House

Beringer Vineyard’s Rhine House

Also joining us in studio chef Kevin McKenna of Globe Bistro will give us the details on “skinny” food, just in time for the Academy Awards, dahling!

Bring On The Sunshine with California Wines! Tune in 8:30am Sunday March 21st on The Jewel Radio Network.

If you missed last week’s show not a problem.

Join us as the award winning wines of British Columbia’s two distinct wine producing regions of Vancouver Island and the Okanagan Valley (Mission Hill Family Estate www.MisssionHillwinery.com ) take centre stage this week.

Wine and cheese… the perfect pairing and marriage! In studio, hailing originally from out west, Mark Moffatt, sommelier, wine writer and owner of Dine N’ Vines www.dinenvines.com. He will lead us through a tasting of the wines from the Olympic province. Also in studio Gurth Pretty, professional chef, cheese connoisseur and author will give all of the cheesy facts. www.cheeseofcanada.ca.

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Espagne here we come!

We invite you to join us in Spain June 2010 for our wine, culinary and cultural tour to the leading wine growing region of Rioja, stunning Barcelona, the cosmopolitan city of Madrid and more. Discover tapas, tempranillo, flamenco and more. A trip to Spain means to live an experience that you will never forget. Come discover it with us. For more details https://www.thewineladies.com/one_sip_at_a_time/join_the_wine_ladies_in_spain_june_2010_http_wwwthewineladiescom

Going Green for St. Patricks Day! The Wine Ladies TV!Quinn's Steakhouse & Bar

Going Green for St. Patricks Day! The Wine Ladies TV!Quinn’s Steakhouse & Bar

Going Green for St. Patrick’s Day with Irish whiskey, Irish coffee and pub fare.

The place to be on St. Patrick’s Day and for that matter every other day too is Quinn’s Steakhouse & Bar.

Joining us in studio Chef Paul Pisa from Quinn’s who will prepare everything you’ll need for a delicious St. Patrick’s Day including an Irish cheese board, cabbage, smoked beef soup, Guinness and beef stew and more.

Chef Paul Pisa, Quinns Steakhouse

Chef Paul Pisa, Quinns Steakhouse & Bar

Kelly McAlonen Bar Manager Quinn's Steakhouse & Bar

Kelly McAlonen Bar Manager Quinn’s Steakhouse & Bar

Also on tap to explore a taste of the Irish, Guinness beer, Bushmills Irish whiskey and more with Kelly McAlonen Bar Manager Quinn’s Steakhouse & Bar.

Liam Mcglashon

Liam Mcglashon

Special guest the Fiddle Kid, just 11 years old, fiddler virtuoso, Liam Mcglashon, will join us in studio and will have our toes tapping.

Everybody’s Irish on St. Patrick’s Day! Watch the show here now.

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Episode: Going Green On St. Patrick’s Day TV

The Wine Ladies Video Podcast “One Sip at a Time”

“One Sip at a Time” follows the adventures of The Wine Ladies, Georgia and Susanne; sisters, entrepreneurs, wine lovers and food aficionados who embrace their travels with a sense of adventure and discovery. Bringing the audience the latest and the coolest in everything wine,culinary and lifestyle related.
Georgia and Susanne have a knack for discovering wine, spirits and culinary treasures in the most unlikely places. Whether stomping grapes in Italy, driving a mechanical harvester, horseback riding among the vineyards along the foothills of the Andes, or sabering champagne at a red carpet event,The Wine Ladies always take life one sip at time.
Each episode focuses on an adventure and special guest appearance by a winemaker, master chef, restaurateur, or celebrity from many walks of life whether in sports, music, entertainment or leading business entrepreneur. It’s all intertwined with the love of the grapevine!

Tony Pethakas of Mezes Restaurant 

It’s All Greek To Me! Greece. The Wine Ladies TV explore the wines of Greece with Boutari.

Boutari

Boutari

 We are celebrating the Olympics today. The birth of the games which started a long time ago in 776 BC in the exquisite country of Greece. The games back then allowed for all the countries to compete. If at war a truce was enacted so that the athletes could travel in safety to participate. The Olympics today haven taken a 12 century sabbatical were rekindled in 1896 in Athens. Greece have now transitioned to a global competition. More than 80 countries at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics ( out of 195 in the world) participated. We thought it would be fitting to find out more about the glorious country of Greece, the history of the games, the myths and legends, the culture, food and of course the wine.

It’s All Greek To Me! Greece. The Wine Ladies TV explore the wines of Greece with Boutari Santorini.

Joining us in studio to explore the origin and the history of the games and to bring the beautiful country of Greece alive for us we were honoured to welcome the Consul General of Greece, Dimitrius Azemopoulos. The ancient Greeks, the Consul General revealed to us, “knew that in order to have a healthy mind you need to have a healthy body.” That Greek philosophy is evident in the beautiful ancient nude statues celebrating the beauty of the body. In fact, stated Dimitrius, “the ancient Olympic athletes competed in the nude which was meant to showcase the form and beauty of a fit body often covered in olive oil for greater appearance of the body.” The Renaissance period , with its classical literature and mythology had a lot to do with the resurrection of the Olympic games.

Today we honour our athletes with gold, silver and bronze medals, but in ancient times the athletes were awarded an olive branch, much honoured throughout Greece, especially in the athlete’s home town, or large sums of money and prizes including vats of the famous Greek olive oil. “Although the truth , myth and legends are often intertwined or lost about the ancient Olympics, the spirit lives on”, noted Dimitrius.

God of the vine, grape harvest, winemaking, wine, ritual madness, religious ecstasy, and theatre

God of the vine, grape harvest, winemaking, wine, ritual madness, religious ecstasy, and theatre

Dionysus, one of the twelve Greek gods is the ancient Greek god of wine.

The inspirer of ritual madness and ecstasy freeing one from one’s normal self, by madness, ecstasy or wine.“The wines of Greece have had an exceptional history, in fact the Roman nobility preferred the wines of Greece over those of Rome”, Giovanni Priorello from the Kolonaki Group revealed on the show. There is evidence of wine stored in clay jars as far back as 7000-5000 BC.

Grapes are grown in all parts of Greece, including Macedonia and Thrace, Peloponnessos, Ionian Islands Cyclades ( which includes Santorini) With over 300 grape varieties planted in Greece, the country has a vast diversity of climates throughout from the coolver vineyards in the mountains of Pelopennese to the intense heat such as Crete and Rhodes where the grapes are picked in July. Giovanni stated that, “where before Greek wines were often used as just a house wine, now they are exceptional wine lists made with the wines of Greece”.  Wines we tasted on the show available through the Kolonaki Group

1.2008 Boutari Santorini ($16.95)  is a wine with a brilliant, pale yellow colour and a pleasant distinctive aroma of exotic fruits. A fatty wine with a very good balance, full taste and long aromatic aftertaste.

2. 2008 Boutari Moschofilero ($14.40) LCBO general list Moschofilero Boutari presents a brilliant, crystal-clear, white yellow colour with grayish tints. A fresh wine with intense floral and fruity aromas, dominated by the aromas of white rose, melon and citrus trees. A well-balanced fresh wine, with intense flavour and long aromatic aftertaste (orange blossom, grapefruit).

Boutari Moschofilero

Boutari Moschofilero

3. Boutari Agiorgitiko ($12.95) LCBO general list. Deep ruby colour and intense aroma of red fruits marmalade, berry, cherry, accompanied by sweet ageing aroma. On the pallet the wine gives a velvet taste with good structure. Round and fatty with flavours of chocolate, honey and dry nuts.

Boutari Agiorgitiko

Boutari Agiorgitiko

4. 2004 Boutari Grand Reserve Naoussa ($18.00). A wine with deep red colour, typical aromatic character of Xinomavro, cedar, olive, tomato juice, spices and mint. In mouth it is balanced full-bodied with good acidity and sweet flavor of vanilla, cocoa, berry surrounded by the oak barrel.

Boutari Grand Reserve Naoussa

Boutari Grand Reserve Naoussa

Tony Pethakas of Mezes Restaurant which means a “selection of appetizers”. Dolmathes (stuffed green vine leaves).

Tony Pethakas of Mezes Restaurant which means a “selection of appetizers”. Dolmathes (stuffed green vine leaves).

The proprietor Tony Pethakas of Mezes Restaurant which means a “selection of appetizers” brought in the classic Greek cuisine including Spanakopita ( spinach phyllo pastry, Dolmathes (stuffed green vine leaves), grilled shrimp and lamb chops. This style of cuisine represents the idea of a selection of appetizers or small dishes to taste, nibble and share with friends and family. The food was delicious, refreshing and wonderful with the wines. Opa!

On this week’s radio show….Out of the ordinary,but quite extraordinary!Dining on dirt or in the dark?