Melanie Asher the woman behind the rise of Pisco and Macchu Pisco

Melanie Asher the woman behind the rise of Pisco and Macchu Pisco

Melanie Asher the woman behind the rise of Pisco and Macchu Pisco

Melanie Asher the woman behind the rise of Pisco and Macchu Pisco

And finally over to the extraordinary country of Peru, mystical, exciting, exploding on the scene in terms of gastronomy and their “hippest drink of the moment”… Pisco an awesome clear white spirit, an unaged brandy that’s been made in Peru for over 400 years.
. Melanie Asher, the founder, proprietor and hand crafted producer of Macchu Pisco, joins us. You are going to love her, she has a great story and a stunning Pisco.

Listen to Melanie Asher at 52:00 minutes into the show

 

Scotland had Johnnie Walker, the United States had Jim Beam, France had Richard Hennessy and now Peru has Melanie Asher. The 34-year-old has probably done as much in a decade to elevate the profile of Pisco, her native country’s signature spirit, as any booze pioneer did in his time for Scotch, bourbon or Cognac.

 Melanie Asher the quintessential entrepreneur had a picture of Donald Trump inside her school locker. Handsome David Hasselhoff of the day gets trumped by “The Donald”.

On this week’s radio show…

South America Sizzles with Sensational Sips and Sights! Exploring Chile, Argentina and Peru!

We have a super lineup of guests this week. Our topic today Sizzling South America. With their red hot wines, incredible gastronomy and the exploring of what one of our favorite Globe and Mail columnist recently called the “hippest sip of the moment”, that is Pisco.

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Nothing says summer than lemons and the Italian Limencello, Rossi D’Asiago

Nothing says summer like the fresh crisp zesty lemons. Citrus is synonymous with summer and the Italian liqueur. Limoncello is the perfect liqueur for all summer entertaining. Limoncello Rossi D’ Asiago is a sweet liqueur obtained only from the finest raw materials. Infusion of natural Sicilian lemon peels, without the addition of artificial flavours and colouring.The taste is typical of lemon peels.The taste is clean,crisp, intensely lemony, and just plain brilliant,wow!

Nicola Dal Toso from Rossi D’Asiago,

Nicola Dal Toso from Rossi D’Asiago,

Starting off with a call from Italy. A producer of the sun kissed, citrus delectable liquor, Limoncello Perfect for summer. Nicola Dal Toso from Rossi D’Asiago, the #1 selling Limoncello in English Canada calls in.

Listen to Nicola Dal Toso at 8:00 minutes into the show

Limoncello Rossi D’ Asiago

Limoncello Rossi D’ Asiago

Excellent digestive, to be served cold, possibly into a glass which has been pre-chilled in the freezer.

Limoncello Rossi D’ Asiago

Limoncello Rossi D’ Asiago

On this week’s radio show…

Summer cocktails, beers and wines…dish it up! Lindeman’s 1000 Moments Of Sunshine. Sip and Sleuth to Win – $100.00 Neal Brothers Foods tote bag filled with goodies and snacks.

We are well into the throws of summer and we hope you are all enjoying a little summer fun. Whether at the cottage, on a beach or maybe on your patio or wherever you are. On today’s show we are going to share with you some spectacular summer drinks, cocktails, wines, super craft beers and snacks to help make your vaca days even that much more delicious!

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On Canada Day enjoy Collingwood Whisky with a post-blending maple mellowing process. How Canadian is that?

From a white spirit now to a brown spirit and back to our neck of the woods right here in Ontario, to Collingwood cottage country and Collingwood Whisky! A whisky that is rich in sweet notes and oh so smooth made with  a post-blending maplemellowing process.. how Canadian is that? To fill us all about it Collingwood Whisky Ambassador John Breckon.

Listen to John Brekon at 40:45 minutes into the show!

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Happy Canada Day! 

Introducing our new weekly radio segment SIP and SLEUTH To Win!

We have a super show lined up for you today, with Canada Day around the corner and a fabulous lineup of guests,all connected in someway to our fabulous country celebrating its 138thbirthday.

PLUS we are also really excited about introducing a brand new segment to our show SIP and SLEUTH To Win!!! 

Click here to enter and win a Himalayan Salt Stone Set with Tray valued at $99.99.

Collingwood Whisky

Collingwood Whisky

Collingwood Whisky

Collingwood Whisky

Happy Canada Day! Scottish Ale and Lamb Burgers a perfect match!

Celebrate Canada Day with a Caesar made with Iceberg Vodka!

Iceberg Vodka

Iceberg Vodka

To our most easterly province now, the island of Newfoundland and to a white spirit that has people crazy enough to harvest icebergs to gather one of its ingredients, to get the worlds purest water.The spirit is vodka, and the Vodka is Iceberg Vodka. Another Canadian winner!

Joining us David Meyers, the President and CEO of Iceberg Vodka to fill us in on the spirit and the amazing and daring process of harvesting icebergs in the freezing cold North Atlantic.

The Ultimate Canadian Drink…The Bloody Caesar invented in Calgary, Alberta made with Iceberg Vodka made in Newfoundland.Over 350 million Caesars are consumed annually.

Happy Canada Day! 

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Introducing our new weekly radio segment SIP and SLEUTH To Win!

We have a super show lined up for you today, with Canada Day around the corner and a fabulous lineup of guests,all connected in someway to our fabulous country celebrating its 138thbirthday.

PLUS we are also really excited about introducing a brand new segment to our show SIP and SLEUTH To Win!!! 

Click here to enter and win a Himalayan Salt Stone Set with Tray valued at $99.99.

Happy Canada Day! Scottish Ale and Lamb Burgers a perfect match! Highlander Brew Company.

Salt Stone Grilled Collingwood Whisky and Maple Glazed Salmon served with a glass of Collingwood Whisky.

What will be on the grill and on your plate for your Canada Day celebration? Why not BBQ on Himalayan salt stones for fab flavour, ease and great style.

Himalayan Salt Stone

Himalayan Salt Stone

In our second segment,what will be on the grill and on your plate for your Canada Day celebration? Super easy scrumptious recipe ideas coming your way with the Salt Ambassador Philip Allen for My Gourmet, BBQing on Himalayan salt stones for fab flavor,ease and great style.

Listen to Philip at 20:06 minutes into the show!

Himalayan Salt Stone Set with Tray

Himalayan Salt Stone Set with Tray

Himalayan Salt 3-Stone Set

Himalayan Salt 3-Stone Set

 Happy Canada Day!

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Introducing our new weekly radio segment SIP and SLEUTH To Win!

We have a super show lined up for you today, with Canada Day around the corner and a fabulous lineup of guests,all connected in someway to our fabulous country celebrating its 138th birthday. PLUS we are also really excited about introducing a brand new segment to our show SIP and SLEUTH To Win!!!

Click here to enter and win a Himalayan Salt Stone Set with Tray valued at $99.99.

Happy Canada Day

Happy Canada Day

Salt Stone Grilled Collingwood Whisky and Maple Glazed Salmon served with a glass of Collingwood Whisky.

Salt Stone Grilled Collingwood Whisky and Maple Glazed Salmon served with a glass of Collingwood Whisky.

Himalayan Salt Stone Rosemary Lamb Burgers with caramelized shallots and garlic served with Highlander Scottish Pale Ale BBQ sauce, Tzatziki and charred grape tomatoes.

Himalayan Salt Stone Rosemary Lamb Burgers with caramelized shallots and garlic
served with Highlander Scottish Pale Ale BBQ sauce, Tzatziki and charred grape tomatoes.

The Ultimate Canadian Drink...The Bloody Caesar invented in Calgary, Alberta made with Iceberg Vodka made in Newfoundland.Over 350 million Caesars are consumed annually. The perfect pairing Himalayan Salt Block Grilled Chipotle Lime Shrimp and a classic Caesar rimmed with a Chipotle, Lime & Himalayan salt blend.BBQ seasoned Iceberg Vodka Bloody Caesar

The Ultimate Canadian Drink…The Bloody Caesar invented in Calgary, Alberta made with Iceberg Vodka made in Newfoundland.Over 350 million Caesars are consumed annually.
The perfect pairing Himalayan Salt Block Grilled Chipotle Lime Shrimp and a classic Caesar rimmed with a Chipotle, Lime & Himalayan salt blend.BBQ seasoned Iceberg Vodka Bloody Caesar

Ardbeg Scotch Whisky often described as the greatest distillery on earth! On this week’s radio show… just for Dads all over the world!

Global Brand Ambassador Hamish Torrie of Ardbeg Scotch Whisky.

Global Brand Ambassador Hamish Torrie of Ardbeg Scotch Whisky.

So we are saluting all the Dads out there Father’s Day which is just around the corner and we’ve got another one of Dad’s all time favourites,a spirit with a long history dating back to the 15th century, a drink that many fathers have enjoyed over the years with more and more enjoying it and that is a glass of fine Scotch Whisky.

Our next guest is the Global Brand Ambassador Hamish Torrie for the Ultimate Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Ardbeg, founded in 1815 celebrating 200 years of Ardbeg,… which has been described as “unquestionably the greatest distillery on earth.”

Listen to Hamish Torrie at 35:49 minutes into the show.

Ardbeg distributed in Canada by Charton Hobbs

On this week’s radio show…Happy Father’s Day

Calling all Dads out there.This show is for you! We have you covered  for your special day Fathers Day!

Coming up we’re going to talk about what might be some of your favorite things…like lip smacking delicious, bold burgers or crunchy flavor filled spicy homemade tacos or to quench your thirst how about a small batch craft beer chock full of flavor,no additives,all natural, just 100% pure delicious.Or straight from the small, rugged and remote Scottish island of Islay comes the authentic premium single malt Scotch whisky,a wee dram for you lads perhaps?

And for the fine wine, food and film buff we bring you the 2nd annual Niagara Integrated Film Festival, taking place on Father’s Day weekend where you can choose from a plethora of wine tasting dinners, movie premiers, short film screenings, and much more!

And finally the tables are turned on The Wine Ladies when we are interviewed by Laura Wolfe a student who is studying the art of social media and blogging. We give her our thoughts on social media!

Alright so its time now to salute all the Dads out there, Happy Father’s Day, lets start!!!

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Celebrate Father’s Day at the Niagara Integrated Film Festival…great film, wine and food!

It’s Tequila time and time for Patrón and to celebrate Cinco de Mayo!

Chris Spake,Director of Brand Education for Patrón

Chris Spake,Director of Brand Education for Patrón

Did you say lime? We love anything lime! Especially when paired in a cocktail with an ultra premium Tequila like Patrón .

Which brings us to our guest who will give us the scoop. He will talk about the  myths and the truths on Mexico’s national spirit, one of the fastest growing spirits in North America. He is the Director of Brand Education, for Patrón , the number one ultra premium tequila in the world, Chris Spake will join us.

Listen to Chris Spake at 30:35 minutes into the show.

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This week’s episode….Episode #20  (WL-04-12-2015)

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo May 5th,2015

Patrón

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Patrón

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Patrón

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Patrón

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On this week’s radio show, we celebrate Cinco de Mayo!

Cinco de Mayo

On this week’s radio show, we celebrate Cinco de Mayo!

Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo

On today’s show our focus will be Mexico as a tribute to Mexico’s national holiday “Cinco de Mayo” which is just around the corner, about to celebrate its 153rd anniversary. The 5th of May is a very special day for Mexico, Its a great tale of battle and of triumph, and is commemorated not only in Mexico but many other places around the world with events, food, drink,parades and much more

So… to Mexico! And to start things off get ready for a little history, perhaps a little mystery, and then  a move to the present day, and of much that this fabulous country has to offer.


Listen to our 1st guest Diego Espinosa from the Consul General of Mexico at 6:50 minutes into the show.

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This week’s episode….Episode #20  (WL-04-12-2015)

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo May 5th,2015

Next up after that, we’ll be chatting with Pete Neal, Co-founder and owner, with his brother Chris, of Neal Brothers Foods, founded in 1988, these brothers have a long standing commitment to healthy, organic, delicious and sometimes daring  foods…we’ll introduce you to some healthy snack foods and fabulous Mexican inspired recipes using unique and delicious condiments such as Neal Brother’s all natural, gluten free zesty lime mayonnaise.

Chris and Pete Neal
Listen to Pete Neal at 18:26 minutes into the show.

Looking for a fun and delicious way to celebrate Cinco de “Mayo” (pun intended) this year? Try this creamy lime slaw made with Neal Brothers all natural lime mayo. It’s simply delicious – bursting with colour and lime flavour!
Lots of great recipes!
Quick, Easy and Simply Delicious White Fish

Quick, Easy and Simply Delicious White Fish

Happy Cinco de “Neal Brothers” Mayo! Four delicious flavours (Classic, Truffle, Sriracha and Lime)

 

 Did you say lime?  We love anything lime! Especially when paired in a cocktail with an ultra premium Tequila like Patron for example! Which brings us to our next guest…who will give us the scoop, talk about the  myths and the truths on Mexico’s national spirit, one of the fastest growing spirits in North America the Director of Brand Education, for Patron Tequila, the number one ultra premium tequila in the world, Chris Spake will join us.

Listen to Chris Spake at 30:35 minutes into the show.

 View Patrón Reposado recipes

View Silver Patrón recipes

View Anejo Patrón recipes.

View Patrón Citronage Recipes

Incredible unique beers from a bold little northern brewery.
Finally, we’ll top off the show chatting with a local brewery located in the highlands of Ontario, about their specialty beers, one of which is aged in old tequila barrels, and we’ll also hear all about the very exciting crowd funding venture they are doing and how you can be a part of the craft beer biz! Dwayne Wanner, the Founder of Highlander Brew Co. will join us.
Highlander has expanded its line with the addition of Blacksmith Smoked Porter, Lion Grass and Centurion, as well as a number of seasonal and collaboration beers.

Go to the New Brewery age for details, and please visit our Indiegogo Campaign Page to become a part of this exciting project!

Whether you contribute to our campaign or not – and we hope you will – there other ways to help out:
• Help spread the word about Highlander Brew Co. and our campaign.
• Buy our current beer offerings at your local Ontario LCBO, or at your Beer Store in the GTA.
• Visit us at the brewery or one of our many events throughout the year.

The Four Special Beers We are Making for You

These four unique beers in special 750ml bottles are our special thank you.
The Fives

Tequila & The Fives on the Mayan Riviera! The Wine Ladies Audio Podcast.

The Fives, in Playa del Carmen

Amazing beachfront condo development The Fives in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.

This week The Wine Ladies take you on an excursion of everything Mexican!

We explore the spirit of Tequila, revealing the truths and busting open the myths! Why are all tequilas mescal but not all mescal tequilas? What is the best way to enjoy this drink, either neat, on the rocks or in specialty cocktails?

Recipes, and tips on how to best enjoy tequila. From the stemware, to chilling, to swirling!  And what constitutes authentic Mexican cuisine. From the words of a native of Mexico City, you will hear about the ultra key ingredients and staples of this cuisine. So recognized is Mexican cuisine  that Mexican food was recently classified an “irreplaceable cultural heritage of Humanity” by UNESCO.

The stretches of stunning beaches along the Mayan Riviera, the ultra-cool town of Playa del Carmen. The amazing beachfront condo development “The Fives” in Playa del Carmen will be explored.

And finally from a 5th generation Mayan learn about the mystery and history surrounding Tulum. One of the most visited ancient ruin sites in the world. Be sure to tune in!

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Episode #2. All About Mexico.

The Fives, Playa del Carmen.

Congratulations to Mary who was the BIG Winner of the night an all expenses paid trip ( excluding airfare) for 2 to The Fives in Play del Carmen valued at $3500.00!!! She was so excited as were all of we! She will be joining The Wine Ladies as part of our TV show we will be filming in the Fall at The Fives! Hoorah for Mary!!!

The Wine Ladies TV One Sip At A Time… adventures around the globe is heading to The Fives in Playa del Carmen, Mexico this October 2014.

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