The Luxury Chocolate Toronto Show is the place to sample and buy your chocolate for the coming Holiday Season. Each of our participating chocolatiers, pastry chefs and confectioners are on hand to introduce you to their amazing creations. From bean to bar, from cocao to creation, this is the place to get your ideas for entertaining “chocolate-style” this season.
The Wine Ladies Present the Chocolate + Wine Tasting Salon
Chocolate + Wine pairing tables will be located on the upper pods of Roy Thomson Hall. Having the right wine to complement the right chocolate can be a match made in heaven! Sample wine and chocolate together. Samplings are available by ticket purchase.
What chocolate goes with what wine? Here you can sample wines with the chocolate that tastes best as a pairing with sampling tickets. THE WINE LADIES will be hosting scheduled Wine + Chocolate Pairing sessions throughout the day. Register at the bottom of stairs to pods in the South Lobby.
Some incredible wines will be featured from France, Italy, Chile and Argentina. All paired with BRIX Chocolate, the chocolate designed to pair with wine. These wines will be featured on this page over the next few weeks so stay tuned!!
Must be 19 years of age to enter this section and sample products.
Price per seminar is $15.00 per session and includes, chocolate wine and door prizes! (Does not include entry fee into the show) Buy your ticket the day of the show. Seminar times: 12:00pm, 1:30 pm, 3:00pm and 4:30 pm.
An example of some of the world class, highly esteemed wineries featured in the show include:
With winemaker Felipe Stahlschmidt and Export Director Julian Orti of esteemed winery Pascual Toso of Argentina, recognized as one of this countries oldest and prestigious wineries. A stunning tasting of 12 varietals, including Malbecs, Cabernet Sauvignon, red blends and the newly released Barrancas were tasted at the National Club,in Toronto hosted by EuroVintage Wines & Spirits.
This special edition Cabernet Sauvignon and Mabec blend was made to celebrate the wineries 125th anniversary. Only 125 bottles were produced. A selection of these stunning wines are available through LCBO and Vintages. They are exquisite. The high altitudes, warm temperatures and soils produce fruity, fresh and smooth wines.
One of Italy’s many claims to fame, is of course their very own sparkling wine, growing in popularity day by day. Not only is it a wine, but it is a place, and it is a grape and there is a bit of confusion out there about this delightful and delicious bubbly and that is Prosecco. There is much more to this bubbly, with an interesting history, than many might know. We are excited to share with everyone at the show a very special winery, located in the Friuli region in northeastern Italy, the wine Castel Pitars winery. Here is a wine producer that dates back to 1510, steeped in tradition, now run by four brothers producing an exciting array of wines, along with their Prosecco, wines of indigenous grapes, international varietals and unique blends. Pitars Wines imported and distributed exclusively by VDF Importers of Fine Wines.
Founded in 1885 by François Rémy, Rémy Pannier is the Loire Valley’s single largest wine producer, accounting for about 15% of all Loire Valley wine production, and with markets in over 40 countries worldwide. This progressive winery offers three AOC wines including the best selling Rosé in Ontario – Rosé D’Anjou, Muscadet and more recently, Sauvignon Blanc. Remy Pannier wines imported by EuroVintage Wines & Spirits.
Listen to the 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.
We auditioned for the show, Amazing Race Canada and got really far in the process.
But alas won’t be there to race to the finish line! Please enjoy our audition tape! We had fun making it! Boo Hoo! Do you think we would have been a ok on the show???
The Amazing Race Canada is a reality television competition series that features teams in a grueling race across Canada and the world. The Race is divided into a series of legs and on each leg; teams strive to reach the Pit Stop where they are greeted by the host, Jon Montgomery. During each leg teams receive destination clues and challenges to complete in order to move onto the next task. The first team to cross the finish line wins $500,000 in cash and prizes. This prize is the largest grand prize ever awarded for a Canadian competition series. Commissioned by CTV, The Amazing Race Canada is produced by Insight Productions in association with Bell Media and with the support of Profiles Television.
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 radio show…Ancient Vines,Historic Wines, Antiques, Beringer Vineyards, Taylor-Fladgate Port plus a great new find, Porta 6.
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
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.
One of the most talked about local events, the third annual Dancing with Mississauga Stars gala was held on Friday November 6, 2015 at the Mississauga Convention Centre.
This year five stars have accepted the challenge to raise essential funds for the Foundation while learning one ballroom dance. They performed their chosen dance in front of the audience on gala night. These brave stars were Tim Beckett, Fire Chief of Mississauga; Lauren Bernardi, Principal, Bernardi Human Resource Law; Dorothy Guerra, Owner Birth Yoga Studio, Susanne Seelig-Mense, Partner The Wine Ladies; and Cliff Silveira, Director of Operations, Mississauga Convention Centre.
For complete information on the event and information about The Community Foundation of Mississauga.
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- bring donors to the table as community builders, and help them formulate and realize their philanthropic goals, matching their interests and concerns with community needs and organizations, and finding innovative and responsible ways to give their investments lasting impact.
- take the broadest view of what a community is and what it needs to succeed. This is why our grants support everything from shelter, sustenance and care for those most in need, to recreation, the arts, and the environment.
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Susanne’s performance with professional dancer Ciro Delgado. Asi se baila il tango…(Veronica Verdier) Bailongoht
So we’ll start off the show today with a bang or should we say a POP with a very special bubbly. This historic premium Champagne house is breaking all the rules with their latest launch, Verve Clicquot RICH.
Straight from the garden into your champagne glass goes a cucumber, or perhaps a bell pepper. In my champagne? Yes! That’s right. Veuve Clicquot is causing a sensation with their revolutionary recently launched Veuve Clicquot RICH, Champagne.
Veronique Gonneville, National Brand Manager for Veuve Clicquot to join us to tell us all about it.
On this week’s radio show…Celebrating local summer bounty and bubbly and masterly crafted small batch spirits!
We are in the month of August, the middle of summer and as lovers of food, great food, wine and drink… like most everybody, one our most favorite things about the summer is all the fresh, amazing local produce we get to enjoy here in Ontario.
And so today’s show is all about celebrating our summer and our fresh, local bounty with a few knock out recipes, a very unique and special bubbly, and some local small batch masterly crafted spirits and cocktails.
How do you enjoy a Veuve Clicquot cocktail? By following this easy recipe:
A fantastic event recently held at the Stirling Room, Distillery District put on by OCEX Toronto to celebrate Lima, Peru winning the bid for the 2019 Pan American Games. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!
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.
To close off the show, as we all know the Pan Am games just concluded here in Toronto, it was an extraordinary success, way to go T.O.!!! Congrats to all the athletes and Canada’s 271 medals! The next Pan Am games will be in 2019 and who will be the host? Lima,Peru has been awarded and we will chat with Antonio Ramos of OCEX, the Trade Office of Peru. How to experience Lima and all it has to offer.
The Community Foundation of Mississauga is thrilled to present its third Dancing with Mississauga Stars Gala, this year on November 6th, 2015. Fashioned after the TV show, it is an action packed, glitzy evening beginning with a cocktail reception and ending with a live deejay and a whole lot of fun in between.
As The Wine Ladies we are thrilled and honored to take part in this year’s fundraising event! We are truly blessed and strongly believe in giving back to our community. This is our chance to truly make a difference and we are asking you to help us make that happen.
We have two important goals!
1. Our financial challenge is to raise $10,000.
Progress as of Aug 26th, 2015
2. Our dancing challenge…Susanne will be representing The Wine Ladies Nov 6th by learning then performing the Tango at the Gala event.
“As The Wine Ladies, my sister Georgia and I are truly blessed and strongly believe in giving back to the community. I have always had a passion for singing and dancing, so learning and performing a ballroom style dance in front of a live audience, and doing this for such a worthy cause, is a bucket list dream realized. I am thrilled to be part of this dancing adventure. Join me and Georgia so we can make a difference and make others dreams come true”, says Susanne.
Any individual or corporate support is welcome.
All gifts with a value of $10 or more will be tax receipted.
Thank you for your donation to the Community Foundation of Mississauga!