Pina Colada

If you like Piña Coladas! …. la la la…National Piña Colada Day, July 10,2020

Perfect weather here in for an icy cold tropical drink at cocktail hour! 

? If you like Piña Coladas! ?⁠

Who’s getting ready for National Piña Colada Day on July 10th? ? Enjoy this fruity drink as you sit back by the pool and soak in the sun ☀️⁠

Barrachina, a restaurant in Puerto Rico, says that “a traditional Spanish bartender Don Ramon Portas Mingot in 1963 created what became the world’s famous drink: the Piña Colada.”

How to make a Barrachina Piña Colada

If you follow Barrachina’s recipe. 

  1. Mix four parts pineapple juice with one part Coco Lopez or Goya coconut cream
  2. Blend for 30 to 40 seconds with 3/4-part water, then put the mixture in the freezer, stirring occasionally until it achieves your desired thickness. (If you want to blend it with a scoop of ice instead, then skip the water.)
  3. Pour your desired amount of rum — Reyes suggested a shot; I suggest a couple — into the bottom of your glass. To make it authentic, use Ron del Barrilito, Puerto Rico’s oldest and most cherished rum.
  4. Pour the slushy mix on top, then decorate with a cocktail-umbrella-stabbed maraschino cherry and pineapple chunk.
National Pina Colada Day, July 10th,2020

Perhaps a Piña Colada Ice lolly is more your speed!

Pina Colada ice lolly recipe from BBC Food.
Pina Colada ice lolly recipe from BBC Food.

Ingredients:
450g fresh pineapple chunks
4 tbsp Malibu
zest and juice ½ lemon
2 tbsp icing sugar
100ml coconut cream, plus 2 tbsp extra for dipping
2 tbsp desiccated coconut

Method:
Whizz the pineapple in a food processor until it is quite smooth but still has some texture. 

Add the Malibu, 2 tbsp lemon juice zest, icing sugar and coconut cream and whizz again to combine. Taste the mixture – it should be sweet and sharp. Add more lemon juice or icing sugar if needed.

Divide between the lolly moulds and freeze for 1 hr until thick enough to hold a lolly stick upright. Push a lolly stick most of the way into each mould and freeze for another 6-8 hrs until solid.

Meanwhile toast the coconut flakes in a dry pan until they are a light golden colour. 

Pull the lollies by their sticks to remove them from the mould. If they are stuck dip the mould in hot water for 10 secs and try again. 

Dip the tip of each lolly in the extra coconut cream then roll in the desiccated coconut. 

Either serve straightaway or wrap each lolly in baking parchment and store in individual airtight freezer bags for up to 1 week.

Enjoy!! ?

Image Credit: thebaker.chic

Singers Caesar Drink Mix

Enter to win Singers Caesar Contest, Canada Day 2020

Singers Caesar Contest for Canada Day 2020
Singers Caesar Contest for Canada Day 2020

#Win #Contest #SingersCaesarContest
We are celebrating #CanadaDay with the classic all Canadian #cocktail the #caesar
Enter to win one of two Singers Caesar Mix Gift packs with Dixon’s Spirits to make your very own!
Easy To Enter!
1. Follow us here @thewineladies@singerscaesarmix ?
2. Like this post ❤️❤️❤️
3. Tag a friend in the comments below. ?
Each friend tagged counts as an entry. Enter as much as you like. The winners will be contacted via Instagram DM. Contest closes Sunday, June 28th, 2020 at noon.

We invite you to check out our #audiopodcast episode 87: Canada Day 2020 featuring founders Wayne & Barb Singer, JD Dixon and Chris Wilson.

Click the link to listen to the show.

Please join us July 1st for Caesars on the patio in #Bronte#Oakville@cove_bronte

Episode 87 Singers Caesar

Celebrating Canada Day with the all Canadian Almighty Caesar! Singers Caesar Mix

On today’s podcast we shift gears temporarily away from the vine to Canada’s iconic cocktail. What is Canada’s very own originally created in 1969 at the Calgary Inn and was officially named Canada’s National cocktail by Parliament in 2009?
It is the spicy, scrumptious, red hot cocktail, the Bloody Caesar!
And why the Caesar you may ask? After all Canada Day is just around the corner and we’ll be celebrating with an all Canadian cast right here in Bronte, Oakville.

PLEASE TUNE IN TO THE PODCAST HERE NOW.

Founders Wayne and Barb Singer of Singers Caesar Mix.
We chat with founders Wayne and Barb Singer about how and why Singers Caesar Mix came to be.
Listen to the Singers at 3:05 minutes in the podcast. 
Singers Caesar Mix now available at Sobeys
Singers Caesar Mix
JD Dixon co-founder Dixon's Distilled Spirits.
JD Dixon co-founder Dixon’s Distilled Spirits.
Listen to JD Dixon at 15:04 minutes in the podcast. 
Cove Bar and Restaurant, GM Chris Wilson.
Chis Wilson, GM and co-owner of the Cove.
Listen to Chris Wilson at 29:17 minutes in the podcast. 
Cove Bar and Restaurant
Cove Bar and Restaurant
Susanne and Georgia enjoy a Singers Caesar Mix made with Dixon's Wicked Citrus Gin
Susanne and Georgia enjoy a Singers Caesar Mix made with Dixon’s Wicked Citrus Gin.
National Lobster Day

Celebrate National Lobster Day, June 15th, 2020

Today’s Lobster facts:

  1. Lobsters aren’t all red. They can be many different colors, including bright blue, white and brilliant gold tones.
  2. They can be right-handed, left-handed, or ambidextrous.
  3. Many species can live to be over 100 years old.
  4. Most travel over 100 miles a year and have migratory patterns.

What type of wine goes with lobster?

The number one wine to pair with them is hands-down Chardonnay. Consider the palate profile of most international Chardonnay wines whether they are from Burgundy or California, Chile or Australia—Chardonnay often highlights its own innate citrus nuances both in the aromatic components and in flavor

What kind of red wine goes with lobster?

In general, look to lighter styles of wines, such as a crisp dry rosé wine from any variey (typically Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault in France) and the lighter styles of Pinot Noir to pair with more delicately cooked white fish, poached salmon, and seafood such as oysters, crab, lobster, and mussels.

Pier53 Restaurant National Lobster Day

How do you boil the perfect lobster?

Bring water to a rolling boil over high heat. Place lobsters in the pot (head first), cover tightly, return to a boil as quickly as possible and start counting the time. Steam a lobster for 7 minutes per pound, for the first pound. Add 3 minutes per pound for each additional pound thereafter.

What is lobsters favorite food?

Lobsters usually move around and hunt for food at night. It was once thought that lobsters were scavengers and ate primarily dead things. However, researchers have discovered that lobsters catch mainly fresh food (except for bait), which includes fish, crabs, mussels, sea urchins, and sometimes even other lobsters!

Cove Bar and Restaurant in Bronte, Oakville

Bonterra Chardonnay 2017, Susanne’s Wine Pick. 

Susanne On the air, 1050 CHUM

Celebrity Chef Ted Reader on The Wine Ladies radio show August 27th, 2008,1050 CHUM. Throwback Thursday, May 28,2020

Celebrity Chef Ted Reader on The Wine Ladies radio show 2008, 1050 CHUM.

Celebrity Chef Ted Reader on The Wine Ladies radio show 2008, 1050 CHUM.

Find out who will be appearing on The Wine Ladies Radio Show this Saturday, August 30th, 2008 on 1050 CHUM.

1050 CHUM Call in radio show, with featured guests every week. Saturday mornings, 10:00am -11:00am. The lines are burning up with lost of "ask The Wine Ladies" questions. Georgia has the answers to be sure!

1050 CHUM Call in radio show, with featured guests every week. Saturday mornings, 10:00am -11:00am. The lines are burning up with lost of “Ask The Wine Ladies” questions. Georgia has the answers to be sure!

1050 CHUM every Saturday morning at 10:00a.m., set that dial to connect with The Wine Ladies radio show.

This week we’ll explore what is quickly becoming one of the world’s newest fine wine growing regions, Prince Edward County, Ontario. Joining us Frederic Picard, Winemaker of Huff Estates Winery. With two separate vineyard plantings in Prince Edward County, Frederic will share his passion for this wine growing area, its unique wines and its very bright future.

And don’t forget to log on to the Ted Reader website to enter the Chef Ted Reader contest and have a chance to win a fabulous Wine and Cheeseburger Party, plus barbeque package valued at $1,500!

Ted Reader

Grillin’ & Chillin’ with Ted Reader, the Kingpin of BBQ and BEERLICIOUS

Susanne On the air, 1050 CHUM

Susanne On the air, 1050 CHUM

TED’S BBQ RIG

The smoker and trailer were built by Dead Serious Cookers (www.deadseriouscookers.com) in Texas. It’s a 10 foot long barrel smoker. It runs on hard wood (hickory, maple, oak, and cherry) and charcoal. Traditional smoker with three smoking doors, however another shelf has been added to it.

This rig holds upwards of 500 lbs of meat. It’s traditionally used for low and slow, high volume smoking. It is 100% manual. No fancy gadgets, no electronic smoker units in it. It is pure hardwood manpower. Three (3) Napoleon PT450RBI Grills have been added…..MORE  

WTF! Wine Time Friday with The Wine Ladies

WTF! Wine Time Friday With The Wine Ladies! Online ZOOM Wine Party April 24, 2020

REMINDER TONIGHT! 
WTF! It’s Wine Time Friday with The Wine Ladies!

Please join us as we raise a glass together with your favorite #wine. We’ll talk a bit about wine chit chat and just have some fun.It will all be recorded and posted on The Wine Ladies YOU TUBE Channel and social media! 
So be sure to put on some lipstick, comb your hair and get out of your pj’s! 
If you would like to share this email and invite a friend or two that’s ok too!

Here are the details to the scheduled party
Friday, April 24th, 2020
Time: 7:00pm-8:00pm (EST)
Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8928314380?pwd=Wmp6ZnUrVVQ3dVkrOUV4ODJ5RitnUT09
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WTF! Wine Time Friday with The Wine Ladies
WTF! Wine Time Friday with The Wine Ladies

Celebrate Malbec World Day with The Wine Ladies on line with our own ZOOM wine party. Covid-19

Throwback Thursday. Jan 2014

The Wine Ladies discover the Pisco Trail.

Pisco es Peru… as is world class gastronomy, spectacular landscape, incredible people and of course Machu Picchu! In a word, our adventure to Peru, a world of hidden treasures was magical. Our mandate as we landed on Peruvian soil, in the capital city of Lima, located in a desert, surrounded by surreal spaces of sand dunes was to discover the “Pisco Trail”. Pisco, you see is the name of Peru’s national drink, a grape spirit, a wonderful elixir that is made with grapes from vast, green vineyards that flourish in the heart of the arid deserts of Peru. Our exploration of this traditional spirit that dates back hundreds of years was a delectable journey of a drink of exquisite qualities. There is a story to Pisco, we enjoy the unraveling of its secrets and its mysteries as shared with us by the proprietors of several Bodegas. Be sure to ask for Pisco on your next evening out, as Pisco is the new rising star at the bar!

"Celebs Suburban Stars" from Suburban Life Magazine

At Home With The Wine Ladies featured July 2008! Celebs Suburban Stars! Throwback Thursday

"Celebs Suburban Stars" from Suburban Life Magazine

Celebs Suburban Stars from Suburban Life Magazine.

Our good friend Kathryn Kates contributing writer for and The Toronto Star’s Saturday At Home With columnist asked us if we would like to showcase our homes in the magazine. We thought what a great way for people to get to know us a little bit more.

Although we are close as sisters and live close to each other,one street over and ten houses down, our decorating styles couldn’t be more different. We each have our own distinct styles.

Georgia’s style is more modern, sleek and minimalist. She likes clean lines and big sunny windows. Just like her smile and personality.

Susanne tends to be a little over dramatic from time to time maybe even a bit flamboyant. Romance is very important to me.

Although our home decorating styles are different we agree when we pick a wine for dinner. Georgia’s wine cellar at home is fully stocked with a great selection f over 5000 bottles.

For other celebrity home features you can read Kathryn’s articles and stories in The Toronto Star every Saturday as well as 6 times a year in Suburban Life.

Uncorking prize homes

Georgia Mensé-Chase and Susanne Seelig-Mensé are sisters known to lovers of the grape as the Wine Ladies. Owners of a small wine agency, the Montreal-born oenophiles have become media darlings in recent years.

Malbec World Day

Celebrate Malbec World Day with The Wine Ladies on line with our own ZOOM wine party. Covid-19

Hi wine lovers, family, fans and friends! Georgia and Susanne here! It’s not an easy time right now with the Covid-19 pandemic. We want to raise your spirits so we thought we would have an on line ZOOM wine party to celebrate Malbec World Day!

It's not an easy time right now with the Covid-19 pandemic. We want to raise your spirits so we thought we would have an on line ZOOM wine party to celebrate Malbec World Day!
It’s not an easy time right now with the Covid-19 pandemic. We want to raise your spirits so we thought we would have an on line ZOOM wine party to celebrate Malbec World Day!


We’ve decided to honour the Malbec grape once again, as well as the country that has become synonymous with Malbec, just as Shiraz  is to Australia, Sauvignon Blanc to New Zealand and Carmenere to Chile, Malbec is to Argentina.


Please join us as we raise a glass of your favorite Malbec!

We’ll talk a bit about the Malbec grape, the region, taste some wine, chit chat and just have some fun! It will all be recorded and posted on The Wine Ladies YOU TUBE Channel and social media! So be sure to put on some lipstick, comb your hair and get out of your pj’s! 

Don’t forget to bring your favorite bottle of Malbec to share on line with all of us! Let’s see if we can have friends from all over the world join us! We will all be safe from the Covid-19.

Here are the details to join the ZOOM call.

The Wine Ladies are  inviting you to a scheduled Zoom on line party.
Topic: Celebrate Malbec World Day with The Wine Ladies on line with our own ZOOM wine party.

Time: Apr 17, 2020 07:00PM- 8:00PM  

Oakville/Toronto


Join Zoom Meeting/party Covid-19

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/464081823?pwd=ZFB5cWpiVGwySVhQTCt1d0ZxQTJFZz09
Meeting ID: 464 081 823Password: 7uOQ9i
If you would like to share this email and invite a friend or two that’s ok too!

Malbec World Day Covid-19 on line Zoom party

On this week’s Audio Podcast With The Wine Ladies…Episode 67: Malbec World Day.

SharpLight, Spa In The Village

Join us March 5th for a totally fabulous event at Spa in the Village

Join us March 5th for a totally fabulous event at Spa in the Village

You’re invited to celebrate the launch of our new laser spa treatment, Sharplight! The latest technology in hair removal, skin resurfacing, body conturing and more!!

Complimentary wine tasting, food, prizes, spa treatments, specials and more.

Spa in the Village

Ladies and gentlemen welcome.

Thursday, March 5th, 2020

4:00pm-8:00pm

Spa in the Village

416 Pearl St, Burlington, ON L7R 2N1

Indulge in our new spa treatments.

Sip wine & snack while you spa and schmooze.

Win prizes and special discounts.

Click to R.S.V.P. here for your complimentary ticket.

For more info: thewineladies@gmail.com

Spa In The Village
Pampering with a conscience. Our spa is eco-friendly and uses cruelty free products. We love our planet. 85 to 95% of our waste is diverted from landfills.

Spa In The Village Instagram

Tiffany  Bourque Co-Founder with her sister Amber Gille and owners  of the Spa in the Village, a luxurious upscale Spa founded in 1987. Recognized as an industry leader in cutting edge solutions in beauty and relaxation, the sisters have introduced a new treatment protocol that we experienced first hand! You won’t want to miss out on hearing more! And be sure to join us March 5th for a fabulous wine and food event featuring a very special new spa treatment, SharpLight! The latest technology in hair removal, skin resurfacing and body conturing.  

At Spa in the Village we care about each other and we care about our clients. We do facials, massage, IPL hair removal, skin tightening, electrolysis, waxing, sugaring, threading, body scrubs, manicures, pedicures and so much more….

Sharplight

Click here to listen to the audio podcast

On this week’s audio podcast. Chocolate and wine! The ideal couple. Start a love affair this Valentine’s Day!

We have a terrific  show lined up for you today. It may be a little chilly out there but guess what? We’re going to heat things up a little here today and warm our hearts talking about  passion, and romance and wine and chocolate! Why? Because Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Today we pay homage to February 14th, the most romantic day of the year. 

We have all the bases covered with our esteemed guests, from a special bottle of wine, to delectable truffles, a unique and delicious chocolate “spirit” and to love and loving relationships.

Listen to EPISODE 79 here.

And that is where we’re going to start, with amour, with our first guest. 
She is an international speaker, television personality, an educator and entertainer and she has a PHD in Sexual Health Education. Plus she is a relationship expert, she is Jessica O’Reilly, Dr. Jess, The Sex Doctor. Dr. Jess is here to fill us in on some do’s and don’ts for your Valentine. Some tips on keeping your relationship real and connected!

Oh and if you don’t have a Valentine this year, tips on enjoying this special day anyways! Love Dr. Jess’s approach. We watched a few of her videos. Definitely some awesome advice, for the new relationships yes, but also for the ones that have stood the test of time! 

Listen to Dr. Jess on the audio podcast here. (5:26 minutes in the show)

Research shows the top 5 craved things across the board is…

CHOCOALATE!!!
Proprietor Ingrid Laderach Steven joins us from Swiss-Master Chocolatier

Our second guest will know that better than anyone. She is Ingrid Laderach Steven, Swiss Master Chocolatier extraordinaire. Ingrid founded her store the Swiss Master Chocolate Boutique, 33 years ago and has been pleasing chocolate lovers with her stunning authentic Swiss chocolates ever since.

Fans include the likes of NASA astronauts and President Clinton! Ingrid to fill us in the different kinds of chocolate. Why is Swiss chocolate considered the best? Is it really an aphrodisiac? 

 That is the the $64,000 dollar question! 

Listen to Ingrid Laderach on the audio podcast here. (18.55 minutes in the show)

Georgia's Wine Pick. Viticcio Morellino di Scansano 2015
Georgia’s Wine Pick. Viticcio Morellino di Scansano 2015

We’d now like to welcome from the glorious romantic region of Tuscany,  Senore Duccio Dogi, Senore Duccio is the Sales manager for the producer Fattorio Viticcio. They have been producing wine for over 45 years among the rolling green hills of Tuscan wine country in Greve in Chianti between the historic and enchanting cities of Florence and Siena

Duccio Dogi
Senore Duccio Dogi, Export Manager Fattorio Viticcio.

Today Fattorio Viticcioboasts 120 hectares of estate owned vineyards among the hills in Chianti Classico and Maremma. Senore Duccio is here to tell us more about this stunning region, and the beautiful wines Viticcio produces  including a very special release for Valentines Day!

Listen to Duccio Dogi on the audio podcast here. (38.00 minted in the show)

Just released in Vintages Feb 2, 2018. $19.95 per bottle.
Just released in Vintages Feb 2, 2018. $19.95 per bottle.

New Vintages Release… Feb 2, 2019…Viticcio Morellino di Scansano – Georgia’s Wine Pick

Patrick Fee, Vice President Marketing, McCormick Distilling.

And in our final segment we’ll turn our attention to still on a chocolate note, but in an absolutely decadent spirit. It is the 360 Double Chocolate Vodka!!!  And it is so delish. It is produced by McCormick Distilling, which is the planets first eco-friendly vodka.

To tell us all about it we’ll chat with Vice President of Marketing McCormick Distilling Patrick Fee.  

Listen to Patrick Fee here on the audio podcast here. (54.55 minutes in the show)

Cocktail Recipes Inspired with 360 Chocolate Vodka and Tequila Rose Strawberry Cream 

TEQUILA ROSE CHOCOLATE COVERED STRAWBERRY
Click here to listen to the audio podcast.
Click here to listen to the audio podcast.

Cocktail Recipes Inspired with 360 Chocolate Vodka and Tequila Rose Strawberry Cream

New Vintages Release… Feb 2, 2019…Viticcio Morellino di Scansano – Georgia’s Wine Pick

Meet Swiss Master Chocolatier Ingrid Laderach a true leading lady.