Amazing structured tasting and luncheon at George Restaurant, Toronto. The women in Wine. Left to right: Megan Schofield, Robert Mondavi Winery, Vitalie Taittinger, Champagne Taittinger, , Louise Engel, Featherstone Estate Winery and Susana Balboa, Susana Balboa Wines.

Women in Wine…Megan Schofield, Vitalie Taittinger, Louise Engel and Susana Balbo all connected by the vine.

Amazing structured tasting and luncheon at George Restaurant, Toronto. The women in Wine. Left to right: Megan Schofield, Robert Mondavi Winery, Vitalie Taittinger, Champagne Taittinger, Georgia, Jennifer Huether, Master Sommelier, Susanne, Louise Engel, Featherstone Estate Winery and Susana Balboa, Susana Balboa Wines.

Amazing structured tasting and luncheon at George Restaurant, Toronto. The Women in Wine. Left to right: Megan Schofield, Robert Mondavi Winery, Vitalie Taittinger, Champagne Taittinger, Georgia, Jennifer Huether, Master Sommelier, Susanne, Louise Engel, Featherstone Estate Winery and Susana Balbo, Susana Balbo Wines.

Happy Mother’s Day

We spent a beautiful Saturday afternoon in May just before Mother’s Day at George Restaurant in Toronto. What an amazing treat!

A pre Mother’s Day event celebrating mothers and some super wines made and marketed by some very accomplished Women in Wine from around the world. The afternoon consisted of a formal structured tasting moderated by Jennifer Huether, Canada’s first Master Sommelier who did an outstanding job! Followed by a 4 course luncheon created by Executive Chef Lorenzo Loseto, GEORGE Restaurant

Structured Tasting

First up one of The Wine Ladies favourites, Champagne. And this was no ordinary Champagne. The Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs Champagne 2006 VINTAGES#: 55277  $229.00 per bottle. A stunning Champagne, with fine integration of the wonderful bight acidity, rich mineral character and creamy palate of glazed apricot, biscuit and passion fruit flavours. Superb.

Birds of a feather to flock together! The Featherstone Black Sheep Riesling 2017 VINTAGES#: 80234   $16.95 per bottle from Niagara. Lovely bright notes of lime blossom, lemon zest and flint. Considered by many critics among the best Riesling made in Ontario. Loved it!

Just coming off of Malbec World Day, April 17th, we were delighted to see another beautiful Malbec to enjoy. This one did not disappoint. The Susana Balbo Signature La Delfina Altamira 2013 VINTAGES#: 127514 $75.00 per bottle. Exploding aromas of blackberry, black cherry, and violets framed by hints of oak. This is a rich and ripe style of wine, reigning in the fruit and focusing it into a long finish. Salud!

Last but definitely not least the Robert Mondavi Winery Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 VINTAGES#: 670463 $149.00 per bottle From Napa, California this Cabernet showcases beautifully with its concentration of dark cherries and blackberries. Long and lingering luscious finish. Excellent!

Structured Tasting included: Taittinger Comtes de Champagne 2006, Featherstone Blck Sheep Riesling 2017, Susana Balbo Signature La Delfina Altamira 2013 and Robert Mondavi Winery Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Structured Tasting included: Taittinger Comtes de Champagne 2006, Featherstone Black Sheep Riesling 2017, Susana Balbo Signature La Delfina Altamira 2013 and Robert Mondavi Winery Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Jennifer Huether Canada's first Master Sommelier moderates the structure tasting with the Women In Wine. Jennifer represents California's Jackson Family Wines in Canada.

Jennifer Huether Canada’s first Master Sommelier moderates the structure tasting with the Women In Wine. Jennifer represents California’s Jackson Family Wines in Canada.

Reception after the structured tasting featured the Featherstone Rose 2017

Reception after the structured tasting featured the Featherstone Rose 2017

Louise Engel

Co-owner, Featherstone Estate Winery

Before entering the wine game in 1999, Louise and her partner, David Johnson, ran a gourmet specialty shop in Guelph. Louise and David have consistently taken an eco-friendly approach to farming. In 2003, Louise became a licensed falconer, working with birds of prey to deter nuisance birds in the vineyard. In 2007, Louise and David pioneered the use of lambs in vineyards in Canada; their top -selling signature wine, Black Sheep Riesling, is named for this natural vineyard practise.

Reception after the structured tasting featured the Taittinger Brut Reserve Champagne

Reception after the structured tasting featured the Taittinger Brut Reserve Champagne

Vitalie Taittinger

Communication and Marketing Director, Champagne Taittinger

Vitalie graduated from the Emile Cohl School of Art, in Lyon, in 2001. In 2004, with Gilles Bernard, she published a monograph on the surrealist painter Alfred Courmes. Since 2015, she has been working as the head of Taittinger communication and marketing department and is responsible for ensuring that the Taittinger name remains front and centre, the world over, in any discussion of Champagne. As though life were not busy enough, Vitalie is also the mother of four children.

1st Course: AHI TUNA with curry and zucchini. Prepared by Executive Chef Lorenzo Loseto, Executive Chef, GEORGE Restaurant. The dish was paid with the Taittinger Prestige Brut Rose Champagne.

1st Course: AHI TUNA with curry and zucchini. Prepared by Executive Chef Lorenzo Loseto, Executive Chef, GEORGE Restaurant. The dish was paid with the Taittinger Prestige Brut Rose Champagne.

Susane Balbo

Owner and Chief Winemaker, Susana Balbo Wines

The first female winemaker in Argentina, Susana graduated cum laude with a degree in oenology in 198. In 2012, she was the only Argentinian named among the “50  Most Powerful Women in the Wine World” by the British magazine The Drinks Business. In 2015, she was awarded Women the Year 2015 by the same magazine. Susana is also a national congresswoman and in 2017 was elected by the president of Argentina to be part of the W20.

2nd Course: Salmon with avocado cream and cucumber.Prepared by Executive Chef Lorenzo Loseto, Executive Chef, GEORGE Restaurant. The food was paired with 2 choices... Robert Monday Winery Reserve Fume Blanc 2014 and the Susana Balboa Signature Rose 2017.

2nd Course: Salmon with avocado cream and cucumber.Prepared by Executive Chef Lorenzo Loseto, Executive Chef, GEORGE Restaurant. The food was paired with 2 choices… Robert Mondavi Winery Reserve Fume Blanc 2014 and the Susana Balbo Signature Rose 2017.

Megan Schofield

Winemaker, Robert Mondavi Winery

Megan grew up in St. Catherines, Ontario surrounded by grapes, but paid little not. She enrolled in Brock University in Ontario as a biotechnology student but was soon intrigued by the excitement around a new program being offered in oenology and viticulture. Her interest piqued, she applied, and was one of only 10 students accepted into the program. Before becoming a winemaker at Robert Mondavi Winery in 2015, Megan worked for Beringer and Buena Vista.

3rd Course: Cornish Hen with sweet potato and aged cheddar. Prepared by Executive Chef Lorenzo Loseto, Executive Chef, GEORGE Restaurant. We had two wines with this course. The Featherstone Cabernet Franc 2016 and the Susana Balbo Signature Malbec 2015.

3rd Course: Cornish Hen with sweet potato and aged cheddar. Prepared by Executive Chef Lorenzo Loseto, Executive Chef, GEORGE Restaurant. We had two wines with this course. The Featherstone Cabernet Franc 2016 and the Susana Balbo Signature Malbec 2015.

Heartbroken! We missed dessert!  It was a Lemon Tart with Italian meringue and pine nuts paired with the Robert Mondavi Winery

Moscato D’Oro 2015.

Darn it!

Selfie time with Megan Schofield, winemaker Robert Monday Winery! We had a blast! Adieu until we meet again!

Selfie time with Megan Schofield, winemaker Robert Mondavi Winery! We had a blast! Adieu until we meet again!

Robert Mondavi,the man, the winery, Napa Valley.. On this week’s audio podcast.

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TODAY on The Wine Ladies Audio Podcast…The Best Anti-Aging Secrets Revealed. The Wine Ladies Ask The Experts.

Irene Hogan book launch party at Shawn and Ed Brewing Co.

Irene Hogan book launch party at Shawn and Ed Brewing Co.

TODAY On The Wine Ladies Audio Podcast… 

The Best Anti-Aging Secrets Revealed. The Wine Ladies Ask The Experts.

EPISODE 69

Our focus; Our bodies, our mind, our health, staying vibrant and youthful no matter the chronological age with tips from three very special guests.

Follow us here so you don’t miss it!

Irene Hogan Book Cover photo

Irene Hogan

We’ll kick off the show with Irene Hogan, The Menopause Expert, and author of Hot Chixs Hot Sex.

Listen to Irene Hogan at 3:43 minutes in the show.

A respected and renowned professional in her field Irene has been helping women through menopause through her consulting, drug reviews, weight management and more. From Hormome Hell to Hormone Heaven! 

Hot Chixs Hot Sex

Hot Chixs Hot Sex

Irene is launching her new  book at a fundraiser on June 20th and will be held at the Shawn and Ed Brewing Company in Dundas. Irene to talk about surviving menopause, not only surviving but embracing. We can’t wait to hear what Irene has to share.

We invite you to join us June 20th, 2018 for the official Book Launch Gala & Fundraiser.

Date: Jan 20th, 2018

Time: 7;00pm -9:00pm

Location: Shawn and Ed Brewing Co. 65 Hatt Street, Dundas, Ontario L9H 0C1

Click here to get your COMPLIMENTARY ticket or email irene@hotchixhotsex.com

Ed Madronich Flat Rock Cellars

Ed Madronich Flat Rock Cellars

  In our second segment we’ll be chatting with one of the Founders of Shawn and Ed Brewing Co, Ed Madronich.

Listen to Ed Madronich at 14:31 minutes in the show.

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Shawn and Ed Brewing Co

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Ed will also fill us in on some of the latest research on the many health benefits of red wine, and acquaint us a little more with Flat Rock Cellars located on the Jordan Bench of the Niagara Escarpment.

Shawn and Ed Brewing Co Beers

Shawn and Ed Brewing Co Beers

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Flat Rock Cellars Logo

Flat Rock Cellars

Flat Rock Cellars

Gardner Dental Group

Gardner Dental Group

Finally who would have thought but it ‘s true, Dental Work is emerging as a New Anti-aging procedure.

Dr. Bruce Gardner

Dr. Bruce Gardner

We’ll  speak to Dr. Bruce Gardner of Gardner Dental Group, who will give you something to smile about! How do teeth affect overall facial structure, particularly when it comes to aging?  And of course who doesn’t love a bright white smile? Dr. Gardner on achieving that brighter smile at home and how your general health is related to your dental. Fascinating info here today on the show.

Listen to Dr. Bruce Gardner at 26:50 minutes in the show.

ZOOM! TEETH WHITENING TREATMENT – YOUR BURLINGTON COSMETIC DENTIST EXPLORES THE BENEFITS

ZOOM! TEETH WHITENING TREATMENT – YOUR BURLINGTON COSMETIC DENTIST EXPLORES THE BENEFITS

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Meet Irene Hogan, The Menopause Expert, Author Hot Chix Hot Sex…On this week’s audio podcast.

On this week’s audio podcast…Meet Ed Madronich, Shawn and Ed Brewing Co. and Flat Rock Cellars

Want whiter, healthier looking teeth! Dr. Bruce Gardner Gardner of the Dental Group shares on The Wine Ladies Audio Podcast.

Coming Up Next On The Wine Ladies Audio Podcast.International Sauvignon Blanc Day May 4th, 2018, #SauvBlancDa

Bonterra Chardonnay

Bonterra Chardonnay 2017, Susanne’s Wine Pick.

Bonterra Chardonnay 2017

Bonterra Chardonnay 2017

So I am happy to share with everyone my wine pick today, which has been a favourite of mine for quite some time.   To be honest at first I didn’t even realize it was organic. I just knew I loved it! A bonus biodynamic!

From Mendocino, California, my pick is Fonterra Chardonnay 2017 $19.95 in  our Ontario market.

Bonterra which means “good earth” 

Susanne'sWine Pick

Susanne’s Wine Pick

Listen to my wine review at 3:33 minutes in the show.

Because of Mendocino’s climate and the hot,dry summers a great diversity of cover crops are part of the landscape. The olive trees, a variety of poppies and even strands of lavender can be seen among the vineyards. Perfect for biodynamic farming. This is reflected in the taste in the glass!

It is a rich wine, buttery and nutty, mouth filling and with a crisp acidity and aromas and flavours of tropical fruit, lemon. It is a delectable journey on the palate and with a long standing

Bonterra Chardonnay

Bonterra Chardonnay

On this week’s Audio Podcast…Celebrate International Sauvignon Blanc Day May 4th, 2018.

EPISODE 68

Coming up on today’s show we are going to be celebrating a very special day in the world of wine. Saluting one of our favorite grape varietals. It is grown in many wine regions around the globe and growing in popularity day by day.

How would you describe me this grape???

I am zesty, fresh and crisp. I smell like citrus, grapefruit, tropical fruit and sometimes goosesberries and even cats pee!!  But that’s  a good thing.  And I originated in France but am planted prolifically in many different regions.

I could only be one grape  and that is Sauvignon Blanc!

And the special day is International Sauvignon Blanc Day, coming up on May 4th. There are lots of tastings, events going on all honouring this diverse, very expressive, and delicious grape!

And we are so on board,100% ready to celebrate, to educate and introduce you to two very distinct Sauvignon Blancs. which  come from two different wine growing regions.

#SAUVBLANCDAY

La Crema,Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2015, Georgia’s Wine Pick.

La Crema,Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2015, Georgia’s Wine Pick.

La Crema,Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2015

La Crema,Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2015

So my wine pick comes from sunny California, which is where we were around this time a couple of years ago,in Sonoma County.

Georgia's Wine Pick

Georgia’s Wine Pick

Strolling through the LCBO at the latest vintages releases, which I always love to do, like a kid in a candy shop, I came across what was one of our favorite wines and tastings rooms we visited in Healdsburg, and that was La Crema.

It was ruby  red in colour, seductive aroma with red cherry, strawberry and raspberry, fruit balm, lovely and hints of spice, a little earth and touch of well integrated oak plus a long finish! I really enjoyed this Pinot Noir

Listen to Georgia’s wine review at 4:47 minutes in the show.

La Crema Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2015  $34.95

La Crema Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2015

La Crema Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2015

On this week’s Audio Podcast…Celebrate International Sauvignon Blanc Day May 4th, 2018.

EPISODE 68

Coming up on today’s show we are going to be celebrating a very special day in the world of wine. Saluting one of our favorite grape varietals. It is grown in many wine regions around the globe and growing in popularity day by day.

How would you describe me this grape???

I am zesty, fresh and crisp. I smell like citrus, grapefruit, tropical fruit and sometimes goosesberries and even cats pee!!  But that’s  a good thing.  And I originated in France but am planted prolifically in many different regions.

I could only be one grape  and that is Sauvignon Blanc!

And the special day is International Sauvignon Blanc Day, coming up on May 4th. There are lots of tastings, events going on all honouring this diverse, very expressive, and delicious grape!

And we are so on board,100% ready to celebrate, to educate and introduce you to two very distinct Sauvignon Blancs. which  come from two different wine growing regions.

#SAUVBLANCDAY

The Wine ladies Audio Podcast, International Sauvignon Blanc Day #SauvBlancDay May 4th, 2018

Coming Up Next On The Wine Ladies Audio Podcast.International Sauvignon Blanc Day May 4th, 2018, #SauvBlancDay

International Sauvignon Blanc Day 2018

International Sauvignon Blanc Day 2018

COMING UP NEXT ON THE WINE LADIES AUDIO PODCAST

TAKING LIFE ONE SIP AT A TIME
France has the pedigree, California the size and New Zealand has the personality.
Today we explore two of the important Sauvignon Blanc Regions, France and New Zealand.

The Wine Ladies Audio Podcast

Our radio show “Taking Life One Sip at a Time” is a radio blog on which we share with the audience our passion and sense of adventure for delectable and fascinating foods, wine, spirits and lifestyle discoveries. Our motto “everything in life somehow comes back to the vine and to live life large and with integrity is intertwined with a variety of guests from around the globe. Chatting with celebrity chefs, celebrity winemakers, exotic food purveyors, artists, musicians, sports personalities, lifestyle advocates and fashion icons be sure to tune in for an hour of lively topical and educational conversation.

Listen to the Audio Podcast Here

STARRING OUR ESTEEMED GUESTS

Export Director Julien Cothenet of Remy Pannier, a company with its roots firmly planted in the Loire, with a fascinating history, scrumptious story and wines.

Listen to Julien Cothenet at 5:44 minutes in the show.

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Remy Pannier, Sauvignon Blanc.

Remy Pannier, Sauvignon Blanc.

Kyle Thompson, winemaker for Saint Clair Family Estate located in Marlborough. Since their first vintage in 1994 Saint Clair Family Estate has won awards every single year.

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Winemaker Kyle Thompson, Saint Clair Family Estate, Sauvignon Blanc Day 2018

Winemaker Kyle Thompson, Saint Clair Family Estate, Sauvignon Blanc Day 2018

Saint Clair Family Estate Sauvignon Blanc.

Saint Clair Family Estate Sauvignon Blanc.

Pure, iconic and vibrant, New Zealand has set the standard for New World Sauvignon Blanc. With a distinct, lush style and explosive flavours, New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc is recognised globally as a true category of its own.

Marlborough has mapped its place internationally as the ‘it’ location for New World Sauvignon Blanc, however, New Zealand offers over 11 regions and 50,000 acres (21,400ha) planted of this exciting variety.

This International #sauvblanc day we celebrate #nzwine and the iconic New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc that lets the world know that we Kiwis always punch well above our weight.

The Wine ladies Audio Podcast, International Sauvignon Blanc Day #SauvBlancDay May 4th, 2018

The Wine ladies Audio Podcast, International Sauvignon Blanc Day #SauvBlancDay May 4th, 2018

Bonterra Chardonnay 2017, Susanne’s Wine Pick.

La Crema,Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2015, Georgia’s Wine Pick.

Grape Escape Wine Tour, 2015 at Frogpond

Sip and cycle through Niagara Wine Country with The Wine Ladies! Join us Sunday, June 3rd! 

Niagara-on-the Lake bicycle wine tour with Grape Escape Wine Tours.

Grape Escape Wine Tours

Grape Escape Wine Tours

Sip and cycle through Niagara Wine Country with The Wine Ladies! 

VIP Lunch & Winery Bicycle Tour.
 Sunday, June 3rd, 2018
What better way to see Niagara Wine Country than by bicycle? Experience wine country through beautiful trails, along the Niagara Parkway and into many of the wineries in the area!
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$125.00 plus hst
Space is limited to 14 guests.
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6Na Presidential Limousine Services logo

Your tour includes:
Luxury limo to and from Niagara wine country provided by 6Na Presidential Limousine Services.*
Bicycle, helmets and refreshment.
Delicious catered lunch at one of the wineries.
Visit 4 award winning VQA wineries with wine tastings. ( a minimum of 12 wines will be enjoyed)
Special The Wine Ladies gift.
Prizes, prizes and more prizes.
Complimentary pick up of any wine purchases made throughout the day
Space is limited to 14 guests.
* Pick up of all guest will be at 9:00am at the Burlington GO Station. A luxury limo bus will be provided for all guests. Return will be 4:30 pm form Niagara-on-the-Lake back to the Burlington GO Station.

**Bicycle tours are conducted rain or shine – please dress for the weather!

Itinerary

  • 9:00am – pick up by limo bus Burlington GO Station.
  • 11.30am – Wine Tour & Tasting
  • 1.00pm – Lunch
  • 2.45pm – Wine Tasting
  • 3.30pm – Wine Tasting
  • 4.30pm -pick up by limo bus  and return to Burlington GO Station

iGrape Escape Wine Tours owner Richard Mell

Grape Escape Wine Tours owner Richard Mell

Listen to Rich Mell at 34:30 minutes into the show

On this week’s radio show…

Episode 33

Grape Escape Wine Tour, 2015 at Inniskillin.

Grape Escape Wine Tour, 2015 at Inniskillin.

Grape Escape Wine Tour, 2015

Grape Escape Wine Tour, 2015

Ask The Wine Ladies – Can you recommend a bicycle wine tour to Niagara-on-the-Lake?

Passion turns to Purpose, Celebrity Endodontist turned winemaker!

Júlia Florista (1883-1925)

Portuguese wine Júlia Florista launches in Ontario, follow up to Porta 6. Easter wines under $9.00!

Júlia Florista

Portuguese wine Júlia Florista launches in Ontario, follow up to Porta 6. Easter wines under $9.00!

Júlia Florista (1883-1925): Flower seller during the day, Fado singer at night. A true bohemian soul known in the old streets of Lisbon and taverns alike for her breathtaking fado singing. Her life and death had all the ingredients of a fado song… (Although short lived she left us 2 precious vinyl records named: “Espirito Fado”). We dedicate these wines to her memory.

Júlia  Florista White Blend

Julia Florista White White Blend

Júlia Florista White Blend

Fresh and fruity, with aromas with tropical fruit and citrus in the foreground. On the palate, enjoy flavours of passionfruit and citrus, with refreshing minerality on the finish. Serve with grilled fish or seafood.

Limited Time Offer Until April 1, 2018

Júlia Florista

Júlia Florista

Júlia Florista Red Blend

Júlia Florista Red Blend

Júlia Florista Red Blend

Bright ruby, aged color with pale gold and tawny tones. Fruit aroma, vegetal hints. Medium body with elegant spices and delicate finale.

Limited Time Offer Until April 1, 2018
Porta 6

Brand new to our market, a new Portuguese wine called Porta 6!

“Porta 6 a 90 POINTER”, claims Decanter Magazine is from the region of Lisboa. It brings great taste, super value, and street art all together.

On this week’s audio podcast…Ancient Vines,Historic Wines, Antiques, Beringer Vineyards, Taylor-Fladgate Port plus a great new find, Porta 6.

EPISODE 38

Victoria Ivanyushkina, will be calling in from the UK.Victoria is the Director of BinCellar Limited and fills us in on our latest discovery.

Listen to Victoria Ivanyushkina at 42:52 minutes in the show

Porta 6, Vr Lisboa Regional Blended Red

Porta 6, Vr Lisboa
Regional Blended Red

About The Wine Ladies Audio Podcast

Our radio show “Taking Life One Sip at a Time” is an radio audio podcast. On the show we share with the audience our passion and sense of adventure for delectable and fascinating foods, wine, spirits and lifestyle discoveries. Our motto “everything in life somehow comes back to the vine. Living life large and with integrity intertwined with a variety of guests from around the globe.Chatting with celebrity chefs and winemakers, exotic food purveyors, artists, musicians, sports personalities, lifestyle advocates and fashion icons be sure to tune in for an hour of lively topical and educational conversation.

Listen to the Audio Podcast here

The Wine Ladies in the newly renovated kitchen at Kendall-Jackson, Sonoma.

Perfect for Easter Dinner. Kendall-Jackson Vintner’s Reserve Chardonnay

Kendall-Jackson Vintner's Reserve Chardonnay

Kendall-Jackson Vintner’s Reserve Chardonnay

Kendall-Jackson Vintner’s Reserve Chardonnay

America’s #1 selling Chardonnay for 20 years and counting! Handcrafted from 100% Jackson Estates grapes. The grapes grown in the Kendall-Jackson vineyards along the cool coastal growing regions of Monterey County, Santa Barbara County, and Mendocino County. Vintner’s Reserve Chardonnay is fruit-forward, divinely complex, approachable and exceptionally food-friendly. Perfect for Easter celebrations!

Available at the LCBO in Ontario for $19.95 per bottle

Randy Ullom shows The Wine Ladies the Chardonnay.

Beautifully integrated tropical flavors such as pineapple, mango and papaya with citrus notes that explode in your mouth. These flavors delicately intertwine with aromas of vanilla and honey to create depth and balance throughout. A hint of toasted oak rounds out the long, lingering finish. — Randy Ullom, Winemaster

In 1993, Randy was hired by Jess Jackson.

When Jess made the first vintage of Kendall-Jackson Vintner’s Reserve Chardonnay, his goal was simple: He believed that regardless of where you live – whether it be Sonoma County or South Carolina – everyone deserves a great “affordable luxury.” To him this was the great American wine. In 2017, Randy reached a milestone – 25 years working for the Jackson Family – in the same year Kendall-Jackson celebrated 25 years producing America’s number-one selling Chardonnay.

Our Easter Wine and Food Pairings The Wine Ladies CHCH TV Morning Live

Originally published April 18th, 2014