Gordon Pinsent

Iconic Canadian Actor Gordon Pinsent dies at 92

So sad to hear about the recent passing of Canadian actor and icon Gordon Pinsent.

We had the immense pleasure of meeting him in 2010 on the red carpet at the 30th annual Genie Awards.

We wires pleased to hear that he was true wine lover!

Rest n Peace Gordon. 

He was a charmer as you will see by the attached 

Gordon Pinsent

The Genie Awards were given out annually by the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television to recognize the best of Canadian cinema from 1980–2012.

First awarded: 1980 Last awarded: 2012

"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.

The Thought Leader Revolution with Nicky Billou

As you guys know we have our own podcast where we interview awesome guests from all over the world. Sometimes it’s fun and refreshing to have the interview shoe on the other foot. Our interview with Nicky Billou of The Thought Leader Revolution focuses on our story, trials and tribulations, success and failures and our ingredients for hanging in there! 

We share our our journey over the past 17 years! Where has the time gone?

Hope you enjoy it!

The Thought Leader Revolution with Nicky Billou



The Thought Leader Revolution podcast is about building your thought leadership around your expertise, your brand and your name. To become well known and highly regarded in the market place for the results you are able to produce for your clients.

Our guests are top thought leaders who have done it. They’ve become widely known for their expertise and results they’re able to deliver for their clients. They all love what they do and get paid very well for doing it.

You’ll meet entrepreneurs that have leveraged thought leadership in driving business revenue, coaches that were unknown and barely making ends who later became celebrities and took their income into the 7 figures, consultants that transformed into best-selling authors and built multi-million dollar firms and senior executives who followed their passion, left their day jobs and are changing the world.

We’ve had interviews with notables such as success and investment coaching icon, Raymond Aaron, a personal coach to billionaires, Alex Charfen & Tony Robbins’ Director of Coaching, Marc Von Musser.

Steve Jobs once said…

“The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.”

— Steve Jobs


Brilliant cover by Freedom Train - You Shook Me All Night Long -AC/DC Gala event Stardust Rocks 2019 for Children's Aid of Halton Raised over 200K Congrats to all for a job well done! Rock on!!!!

Stardust Rocks Le Dome April 13th, 2019. Feel the Power of Love. We invite you to join us! 

Children's Stardust Gala April 13, 2019
Children’s Stardust Gala April 13, 2019
Children's Aid Foundation of Halton
Children’s Aid Foundation of Halton

Party like a ROCK STAR and celebrate changing the world for children, youth and families being helped by the
Children’s Aid Foundation of Halton

Saturday April 13, 2019
Le Dome Banquet Halls
Doors open at 6pm
Includes: Top Class Entertainment, Silent/Live Auctions, All Inclusive Host Bar, Swag Bag, Wine Wall and many more surprises!


Buy Tickets Now
Featuring the music of Freedom Train
Dance the night away to the music of Freedom Train
The Wine Ladies will be there! Bid on amazing wines at the WINE WALL.....  Donations including...Fielding Estate, Tawse, Angels Gate, Kacaba, Rosewood, Hernder, Vineland and Chateau de Charmes
The Wine Ladies will be there! Bid on amazing wines at the WINE WALL…..  Donations including…Fielding Estate, Tawse, Angels Gate, Kacaba, Rosewood, Hernder, Vineland and Chateau de Charmes.

We are thinking of dressing like the gals from the B’52’s Love Shack!

Providing Resources to Help Children, Youth and Families Thrive

“The Children’s Aid Foundation of Halton gave me the greatest gift of all, the gift of an education. I couldn’t have gone to school without their support and funding.
Since 1990, with the support of generous, caring donors and sponsors, we have distributed over $5 million in support of the Halton Children’s Aid Society. We are proud that 100% of funds raised from donations are directed towards programs for our children and youth to make a significant, positive impact in their lives.

A volunteer Board of Directors oversees the Children’s Aid Foundation of Halton’s fundraising activities and fund disbursements. The crucial programs supported by the CAFH are delivered to all children and youth in need within the Region of Halton.

Singing with the fabulous band Freedom Train. Brilliant cover by Freedom Train – You Shook Me All Night Long -AC/DC
Zonta Oakville International Women's Day 2019

Zonta Celebrates International Women’s Day…Celebrating 108 years in 2019!

Zonta Oakville International Women's Day 2019
Zonta Oakville

The Zonta Club of Oakville has partnered with the Oakville Hospital Foundation to celebrate International Women’s Day. This is happening on 
Tuesday, March 5, 2019, and Zonta International’s 100th anniversary.

This event is a celebration of women and a fundraiser for the Oakville Hospital Foundation, Zonta International 
and Zonta Club of Oakville.

Share this information with your friends, family, children, book clubs, athletes, co-workers, an inspiring night! 
Bring everyone out to this celebration!

Many new surprises at this very special celebration of INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY and ZONTA INTERNATIONAL Celebrating 100 years!

Our guest speaker will be the fastest woman on ice, Catriona Le May Doan.

Catriona won the Olympic Gold Medalist in 2002 Winter Olympic Games. She held the world record in the 500 metre skating for 10 years. During her career, Catriona broke 13 world records.


The Wine Ladies to emcee the International Women’s Day Celebration.
wine wall

Love wine??

New this year! Our wine wall silent auction! Bid on rare wines, some of your favourites, wine accessories, wine tours and more!

If you would like to donate the the wine wall for the silent auction please email us at info@thewineladies.com


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QuickStrip by Rapid-Dose Therapeutics
QuickStrip by Rapid-Dose Therapeutics
Sandbanks Winery
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Woodman Wines & Spirits

On This Week’s Audio Podcast…International Women’s Day 2019

International Women's Day 2019 Audio Podcast with The Wine Ladies
International Women’s Day 2019 Audio Podcast with The Wine Ladies

Tune In Today! The Wine Ladies Audio Podcast…Celebrating International Women’s Day 2019 With Three Remarkable Women! Follow Us At https://www.mixcloud.com/WineLadies/

Meet Marilisa Allegrini, wine women extraordinare… Lady Amarone.

Introducing QuickStrip, the game changing delivery system.

Tavel, Marquis d'Aqueria

Delightful night of French Rosé in Toronto with The Consul General of France.

From left to right; Liz Palmer, award-winning author and wine journalist, Marc Trouyet,The Consul General of France in Toronto, Georgia and Susanne, The Wine Ladies and guest, Boris Zayachkowski.

From left to right; Liz Palmer, award-winning author and wine journalist, Marc Trouyet,The Consul General of France in Toronto, Georgia and Susanne, The Wine Ladies and guest, Boris Zayachkowski.

International Rosé Day June 22nd, 2018

Its definitely rosé season when one receives a delightful invitation to The Consul General of France’s home in Toronto for a Rosé Tasting Reception. We gladly accepted Mr. Marc Trouyet’s invitation as rosé is enjoying a worldwide revolution and International Rosé Day is just around the corner, June 22nd. It was a lovely opportunity to taste some renowned French wines that are typically not available here in our market. The good news is that these wines are coming here soon! 

Consul General

Consul General Marc Trouyet and Liz Palmer welcome guests as the rose tasting is about to begin.

Consul General Marc Trouyet and Liz Palmer welcome guests as the rose tasting is about to begin.

 Award-winning author and Wine Journalist, Liz Palmer was present to present the rose story and to guide us through a tasting of five different rosé wines. The wines were accompanied by an assortment of delicious freshly-made handcrafted hors d’oeuvres prepared by Chef Francoise Briet.

This blend of Grenache and Cinsault is beloved for its zippy personality, ripe red berry, raspberry and Provençal tones. It pairs beautifully with smoked salmon.

This blend of Grenache and Cinsault is beloved for its zippy personality, ripe red berry, raspberry and Provençal tones. It pairs beautifully with smoked salmon. 

Always great running into fellow wine and foodie friends! Adam and Sara Waxman founders and publishers of DINE Magazine and Destinations.

Always great running into fellow wine and foodie friends! Adam and Sara Waxman founders and publishers of DINE  and Destinations Magazine.

Chateau Jouclary, Languedoc

Chateau Jouclary, Languedoc.Delicate, airy aromas of white and violet flowers, mixed with notes of currant and exotic fruits.

Villa Riviera, Cotes de Provence

Villa Riviera, Cotes de Provence, Floral and fine bouquet that evolves into fruity aromas of raspberry. Fullness and harmony on the palate. 


Domaine Pieracci,Gourmet rosé with light and orange color. Fine and long wine in the mouth, with citrus flavors.

Domaine Pieracci,Gourmet rosé with light and orange color. Fine and long wine in the mouth, with citrus flavors.

Coming up on the next The Wine Ladies Audio Podcast. International Rosé Day #RoséAllDay. June 22nd, 2018

On this week’s audio podcast…

Celebrating International #RoséAllDay June 22nd, 2018

Join the Rosé revolution!

Episode 70

CHCH TV Easter Wine and Food Pairing, with Annette Hamm March 23

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

The Wine Ladies on CHCH TV Morning LIVE with Annette Hamm.

CHCH TV Appearance Easter Wine and Food Pairings.

CHCH TV Appearance Easter Wine and Food Pairings.

Happy Easter Everyone! Watch the episode here!

Original airdate March 23, 2013

 As we know Easter is a time when family and friends get together usually surrounded with some wonderful dishes, and in many cases delicious wines of course.We thought we’d share with everyone a couple of wonderful dishes, our second office…from our office away from the office home Wholefoods Market in Oakville…. always freshest, organic foods, delicious recipes… thank you to France, Chef Ron and the whole crew! Our Good Friday or Sunday Easter brunch to include a Citrus Glazed Salmon with Fresh Herbs, Lamb Shepards Pie topped with mashed potatoes, a selection of cheese and a choice of Vanilla or Chocolate Bunny cakes! What a cornucopia of delicious treats.

With these plates we’ve selected a range of wines, from $12.00 to $20.00, nothing here is over the $20.00 mark, all super value wines, versatile and with an international flair!

Well nothing says celebration like a glass or two of bubbly, from Champagne, Prosecco or sparkling wine. Its also a wine that is perfect for a table that has a large variety of dishes as it is one that is very versatile and will compliment a bountiful Easter table with many foods and flavours. We found one  doesn’t have to break the bank too.With a nod to our own back yard, we’ve got a sparkling here called Lily CEV Signature Series, by Colio Estate Wines in keeping with the theme of Easter…

Lily CEV Signature Series -Limited Edition wines,VQA sparkling  wine by Colio Estates Wines

Price: $17.95. Can be purchased at the Colio Wine Boutiques ( 14 locations across Ontario, one in Hamilton, two in Burlington) as well as the LCBO store locations.

Tasting/info:100% Riesling, also a very versatile grape variety with notes of fresh apple, lemon and a creamy finis  start the party off right

Winery/Region: Colio estate Wines  first opened their doors in 1980, one of the first to get their winery licence after prohibition. Located in lesser known region of Lake Erie North Shore, in Ontario. The region has the same latitude as Tuscany in Italy.

On Good Friday many folks choose to eat fish for today and we have here a magnificent Citrus Glazed Salmon, marinated in fresh orange and orange zest sauce, then baked and with herbs including parsley and chives.

Our wine pairing for this magnificent dish include a selection of two (2) white wines, the Santa Rita Reserva Sauvignon Blanc 2011 from Chile, Fielding Estate Winery Riesling 2011  plus for the red wine lover at your Easter table form California, the Chateau St. Jean Pinot Noir 2011.

Here we’ve brought in a super value Sauvignon blanc, we’ve just returned from Chile, and although the country may be long and skinny, it is big and fat on flavour and great value! This Sauvignon Blanc pairs great with this preparation, with notes of juicy grapefruit, fragrant citrus, good acidity with a touch of herbal notes, a natural for the salmon.

Santa Rita Reserva Sauvignon Blanc

Price: $14.95. Available at the LCBO

Tasting/info: Sauv Blanc pair great with this preparation, with notes of juicy grapefruit, fragrant citrus, good acidity with a touch of herbal notes,a natural for the salmon.

Winery/Region:Founded in 1880, stunning property in very important Maipo Valley.The grapes from Casablanca region of Chile, one of the finest producing regions in the world for white wines.

Curtis Fielding crowned Grape King

Fielding Estate Riesling 2016

Price: $19.95. Can be purchased at the winery or the LCBO

Tasting/info:Will also pair lovely with the salmon, shares the wonderful citrus notes, a little peach, delicious, also good acidity.We do Riesling really well here, Fiedling is located in Beamsville, Niagara.

Not always white wine with fish…. for the red wine lover, we have a California Pinot Noir from Chateau st. Jean                        

Chateau St. Jean Pinot Noir

Price: $19.95, 

Tasting/Info:New California appelation Pinot from this Sonoma based winery.The wine is supple, smooth, slightly soft Pinot with cran-raspberry fruit and dried herbs

Moving onto the next dish, one of the more popular dishes for Easter often involves lamb, whether a leg roasted, rack or like we have here Whole Foods favourite, fresh Lamb Sheperds Pie, sauteed with onions and fresh herbs,thyme parsley, cheese and topped off with a mound of mashed potatoes. Our selection includes a Malbec from Argentina as well as a Carmenere from Chile, having just come back from those regions we are Mad about Malbec in Mendoza and Crazy for Carmenere in Chile.

Our recent trip to Argentina included a trip to Callia in San Juan province. Here vineyard manager Gustavo Matocq explains the terroir that delivers such a beautiful Malbec.

Callia Alta Malbec 2012

Price:$10.90. Available at the LCBO

Tasting/info: Medium bodied, smooth, clear deep ruby colour, blackberry, plum,hints of oak and spice.

Winery/Info: Callia, is located in province of San Juan,Argentina, it is one of the wineries of Salentein Family of Wines with properties in Mendoza. San Juan 2nd largest wine region in Argentina after Mendoza.

 Another awesome wine pairing with the Lamb Shepherds Pie is the “hottest” grape to come from that long and skinny country Chile, the Carmenere. Our pick the MontGras Reserva Carmenere 2011. Our  recent trip to Chile included a visit to MontGras.

MontGras Reserva Carmenere

Price: $11.95 Available at the LCBO.

Tasting/info:The Mont Gras Properties, have vineyards in 3 major Chilian wine regions, this one from Cochagua, known for producing high quality Carmenere and Syrah.The vineyards are protected by         coastal mountain range and Andes, ideal meditteranean climate, rich in color, aroma, taste with soft round tannin. The wine is spicy, medium body, fruity, ripe fruit sweetness,with hint of                               vanilla, and toasty flavours.

And if you are feeling in the mood for something French, back to those mediterrean climate varietals and wines, we have here from the Cotes du Rhones  just released beginning of this month

La Coterie 2009 Seguret Cotes du Rhone Villages

Price:$16.95. Available at the LCBO. A Vintage released March 2013.

Tasting/info:From the village of Seguret, grapes grenache and syrah. Medium weight, bodied, with raspberry and blackberry fruit with spicy notes, round on the palate, good length, good fruit,with touch of herbal notes. Great with lamb once again|

 Onto “les fromage….” brought in 3 today, courtesy of cheese spcialist Sandra from Whole Foods Oakville, all Canadian and all very different,Comfort Cream, Blue Haze and a hard grainier cheese the Toscano.

Comfort Cream made in Niagara by the Upper Canada Cheese Company. Camenbert-style soft white bloomy rind cheese with silky creamy golden interior,intense buttery palate, and long tangy finish. Delish with the Wolf Blass Chardonnay

 Wolf Blass Chardonnay, Australia

Price: $15.95. Available at the LCBO.

Tasting/info: Everyone knows Wolf Blass, one of the most successful brands, great value, reliable and excellent with this cheese.Full bodied, rich, tropical fruit, rich with buttery oak aromas,hint of spice, echoes creaminess of the cheese.

A little blue goes great with a little sweet! Icewines are beautiful with this cheese and the Inniskillin Vidal Icewine is an excellent choice.

This is a smoked blue cheese, made from cow’s milk, that is produced by the the monks at the Abbaye de Saint-Benoît-du-Lac in Quebec. Blue Haze is aged 10 weeks at the Abbaye then it is shipped to Provincial Fine Foods in Toronto. There it is packaged in Cryovac to set the curds and it is held for 4 weeks to firm. After that, it is transported to Hansen Farms in Cayuga, Ontario for smoking. The journey is worth it. The result is a smokey rind that transitions into a creamy salty and sweet center enhanced by the special tang and flavor of the blue veins. It all comes together so nicely.

Inniskillin Vidal Icewine 2011

Price $49.95 Available at the LCBO and at Inniskillin in Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Tasting Notes/info: The 1989 vintage of this Icewine won the Grand Prix d’Honneur at Vinexpo and put Canada on the global wine map. Delicious creamy peach, candied citrus peel and honey flavours. Delectable with raspberry mousse, pear tart or an assertive cheese such as Gruyère. A little blue goes great with a little sweet! Icewines are beautiful with this cheese.

 Monforte Toscano, produced by Monforte Dairy located in Stratford pasteurized, sheep firm, natural rind, pressed, cooked.

Speri Pigaro Ripasso Valpolicella Classico Superiore 2015

Price: $12.95. Available at the LCBO. Vintage release March 16th, 2013.

Tasting/info: Medium bodied, fruity, ripe fruit, cherry, bit of spice. Smooth tannins,savory, rich, complex ripasso style – “repassed”literally, adding unpressed skins of Amarone, giving further body, intesity, flavour. Awesome with this cheese reminds us  a bit of peccorino  from Italy. region: Valpoliceela in Veneto, up to 70% corvina grape Classico (original Val zone, superiore min alc 12%

Onto the Wine Ladies withthe biggest sweet tooth, bigger than those Easter Bunnnies! I love cake! And here we have two gorgeous Easter cakes, almost too pretty to cut into…all natural ingredients, handmade Whole foods bakery…

  Inniskillin Cabernet Franc Icewine 2008

Price: $99.95  Available at Inniskillin in Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Tasting/info: Most people think of icewines being made out of typical white grapes, Vidal and Riesling but here we’d love to share with you an incredible icewine made with Cabernet Franc grapes.Soft crimson in colour, our Cabernet Franc Icewine displays alluring aromas of raspberry and plum with hints of figs. Full bodied, the intense flavours of berries and rhubarb marry with a touch of pepper and spice on the extended silky finish.

Our beautiful wardrobe courtesy of reknowned Canadian Designer Ross Mayer

Canada's 150th Birthday Frisky Beaver winery, winemaker Peter Graham.

Canada’s 150th birthday is plenty reason to pop a cork…with wineries from coast to coast!

Join us Sept 28th for the 2017 Open House at Chateau Le Jardin.

An exclusive invitation for upcoming Brides and Grooms and all folks planning a wedding.This year, Chateau Le Jardin is pulling out all of the stops for our 2017 Great Gatsby themed Open House.

We have vowed to wow offering everything from live entertainment and wine tastings to a new and improved menu that will be sure to impress! Also in attendance will be many vendors, both in-house and new that can help give you an idea of what you need at your upcoming event! Arrive before 8:00 PM and you will be entered for a chance to win a Grand Prize!

Looking for further details? Sorry, we’re keeping our surprises hush hush. You’ll just have to come and find out on September 28, 2017!

On today’s radio show we talk about a fantastic event taking place Sept 28th. An Open House, themed after the Great Gatsby over at Chateau Le Jardin, a French style chateau event venue with grand ballrooms, stunning foyers and majestic fireplaces located in Woodbridge, Ontario.


Not sure if you remember way back when you got married? Although exciting it was oh so stressful! For most couples it’s the first time that they have planned anything of such a  magnitude! Well this Open House is going to show you how to a plan a fabulous wedding stress free!
That’s right! Chateau Le Jardin has been an amazing event space offering the best in corporate events, holiday parties and weddings. Today we are going to concentrate on the wedding end of things.
Canada's 150th Birthday Frisky Beaver winery, winemaker Peter Graham.

Power Boating Canada Magazine, Toasting Canada’s 150th!