1050 CHUM every Saturday morning at 10:00a.m., set that dial to connect with The Wine Ladies radio show. If you love to barbeque, love burgers and would like to be entertained be sure to join us this Saturday. As we welcome television personality, barbeque guru Ted Reader as our guest. Affectionately known as the “crazy Canuck barbeque kingpin”. Ted will show us, with a little flair, how to take the simple cheeseburger to new heights with mouth watering recipes. And don’t forget to log onto www.wineandcheeseburger.ca to enter the contest and have a chance to win a fabulous Wine and Cheeseburger Party, plus barbeque package valued at $1,500!
Wow! What great fun emceeing Sante’s finale the 10th on the 10th with guest star, Iron Chef America Cat Cora from New York!
Hazelton Lanes proved to be the ideal venue to close the fabulous week long wine festival, Sante. Several hundred patrons of the vine and of haute cuisine! not to mention haute couture, attended the evening, sipping on fine wines and savoring the delectables of Cat Cora, of Iron Chef America fame, as well as many a Toronto star chef including Greg Coulliard of the Spice Room and Manyata Cafe.
Find out more about The Wine Ladies Life Experiences restaurant listing. This week’s feature restaurant is Le Papillon on Front.
The Wine Ladies would like you to join us Saturday, September 27th at the Pantages Hotel & Spa for the exciting annual tradition, the Angels in Action Prosperity Ball 2008. If it is anything like last years gala is going to be a simply magical night!
A “Vertical event” rocks the Richmond Club in Toronto with Veuve Clicquot Champagne and Porsche design coming together!
Hello Canada captures the excitement and snaps The Wine Ladies taking it all in.
Picture this; Vertical Limit, designed by Porche Design Studio, the sleek stainless steel “slim” fridge, a work of art really is engineered to house twelve of the most coveted vintages of Veuve Clicquot Champagne. Only fifteen manufactured for world ownership and one is auctioned off to benefit the McEwen Centre for Regenerative Medicine. An infinite stream of fashionable guests are there to help celebrate the successful bid of $100,000 courtesy of Dr. John Li hailing from Vancouver. When asked where we might place this object d’art if our bid took the prize, the kitchen was absolutely out of the question! Why only the grand entrance of a magnificent home or villa with a spotlight would make any sense! it’s a good thing Dr. Li made another bid! Phew!that was a close call!
Photos: A great cause with “les boules” extraordinaire, Courtesy of Veuve Clicquot Champagne.
Georgia and Susanne at the Richmond Club join the celebration of the successful bid for “Vertical Limit” at $100,000, July 2008.
A hamburger will never be the same! Ted Reader, award winning chef and grilling guru wants YOU! to win a “a Wine Dinner with Ted Reader and 10 of your closest friends” valued at $1500.00! !. And so do we! So, what are you waiting for?
Here’s the deal! Ted Reader, affectionately known as the Crazy Canuck Barbeque Kingpin, a recent guest on our radio show proceeded to drive us crazy! in a good way with his pyrotechnic charm and crazy hair. Visit Ted’s site for specifics on his hair-do, and to enter to win the fabulous contest. Ted enlightened us, and our listeners as to the differences between grilling and barbequing! who would have known? ! and revealed a few tricks of the trade on how to make the best cheeseburger time after time! Oh yeah, the prize also includes a fabulous barbeque, 10 autographed copies of Ted’s latest book and a basket full of Ted’s personal sauces! Lindemans wines, including the hot Bin 65 Chardonnay, the Bin 50 Shiraz and the Bin 85 Pinot Grigio are all paired with a variety of cheeseburger recipes and actually incorporated into the recipes! Ted has it all going on, kick your burger up a notch! a few notches and listen to Ted. Click here to hear what Ted had to say, just a reminder, he’s the guru of grilling, the Crazy Canuck Barbeque Kingpin! For recipes, log on to www.wineandcheeseburger.ca and let us know if you found heaven on earth, cheeseburger chefs need only reply!
Saturday Jan 24th, 2008 The Wine Ladies ventured into somewhat less familiar territory, the territory of Scotch.
In honour of the great Scottish poet Robbie Burns we attended his 250th birthday party at the LCBO Summerhill store in Toronto. This is one of many events going on around the world this year including a year- long Homecoming Scotland celebrations.
The party began with a colourful parade as “Robbie Burns” led the cast of characters. Including the presentation on a large platter, the legendary Scottish dish Haggis into the event kitchen in the store. Once inside “Robbie Burns” recited the poet’s immortal Address to the Haggis’. We were advised that there would be an interpreter provided as he recited the poem. Believe us we needed one as we stood there listening without a clue what he had said. Unfortunately, there was no translation forth coming so we still don’t know what he said but we were most charmed by the thick accent and passionate delivery of the poem.
While waiting for the Haggis to be ready we were treated to a spirited Highland dance.
Two fine ladies of the Scottish Dance Company performed several flings, jigs and reels. We were exhausted just watching these ladies as it takes tremendous physical fitness to perform this art of dance. Now, we know aerobics were invented in Scotland and not California.
We also were poured a wee dram of 12-Year-Old Single Scotch Whiskey from Bowmore Islay as well as an Cnoc 12-Year-Old Single Scotch Whiskey. Now these two whiskeys delivered and were rich and complex. Magnificent!
And finally, the moment we had been waiting for in trepidation. The tasting of the Haggis. Neither one of us had ever tried this and had avoided it up until that very moment. As we know this dish has had a bad tasting reputation. Well much too our delight we were most definitely surprised and this Haggis was very tasty indeed. Chef James of The Old Mill Restaurant had prepared a delicious Haggis for us all to enjoy!
The LCBO offers some 150 single malts and 40 blended Scotches throughout its 605 store network. LCBO single malt sales grew by 7.2 percent in 2008 over the previous year. The LCBO sells more than $35 million worth of single malt Scotch whiskey and more than $93 million worth of blended Scotch whiskey annually.
Bowmore Islay 12-Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whiskey – LCBO Product # 330803- $49.05 per bottle
an Cnoc 12-Year Old Highland Single Malt Scotch Whiskey- LCBO Product # # 358341 – $65.95 per bottle
Below: Scotch for everyone!
Visit the Homecomings Scotland website for details on this year-long 2009 celebration.