We had the opportunity to host a virtual wine tasting for the Oakville Wine Enthusiasts Club. This event replaced their annual Christmas Gala due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Although not a “party” in the normal sense of the word, everyone had fun and we tasted some lovely wines. Peter Sharp, from Select Wine Merchants provided some wonderful wines for the members to taste and enjoy, including the Telmo Rodriguez/Blancos de Rueda, the 2019 Basa Rueda DO $ 18.99 from Spain and the Speri / Valpolicella Classico 2019 Valpolicella Classico Valpolicella Classico DOC $ 21.99 from Italy.
Lots of great prizes and games were part of the fun too.
If you are interested in a similar event for your club, restaurant or business, please do not hesitate to contact us directly.
This is an edited version of the 1.5 hour event that took place on Dec 4th, 2020 with over 100 participants.
You never know when or where our next event will be…. Life is like a box of chocolates…. But one thing is for sure, it will be filled with joy, laugher, great people and fabulous wine and food! Heck, you might even learn something!
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Whether practicing yoga in the vineyard, harvesting frozen grapes in the bold cold of January for icewine or stomping grapes in oak barrels, live life large with us!
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Thanks to everyone who joined us last Friday We had so much fun that we are doing it all over again and again! Same time… Same place… Zoom wine party.
Please join us as we raise a glass together with your favorite wine. We’ll talk a bit about wine chit chat and just have some fun.It will all be recorded and posted on The Wine Ladies YOU TUBE Channel and social media! So be sure to put on some lipstick, comb your hair and get out of your pj’s!
Tonight we have special guest who will be joining us! David Johanns of Dave’s Virtual Piano Bar who will be tickling the ivy’s with a wine song or two!
After The Wine Ladies…
Dave’s Virtual Piano Bar Tonight 8:00pm . New shirts, new songs, new stories. The 41st night of consecutive pandemic performances. Beautiful music, beautiful audience, beautiul moments. Please share. Sponsored by realtor
If you would like to share this email and invite a friend or two that’s ok too! Here are the details to the scheduled party
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REMINDER TONIGHT! WTF! It’s Wine Time Friday with The Wine Ladies!
Please join us as we raise a glass together with your favorite #wine. We’ll talk a bit about wine chit chat and just have some fun.It will all be recorded and posted on The Wine Ladies YOU TUBE Channel and social media! So be sure to put on some lipstick, comb your hair and get out of your pj’s! If you would like to share this email and invite a friend or two that’s ok too!
Pisco es Peru… as is world class gastronomy, spectacular landscape, incredible people and of course Machu Picchu! In a word, our adventure to Peru, a world of hidden treasures was magical. Our mandate as we landed on Peruvian soil, in the capital city of Lima, located in a desert, surrounded by surreal spaces of sand dunes was to discover the “Pisco Trail”. Pisco, you see is the name of Peru’s national drink, a grape spirit, a wonderful elixir that is made with grapes from vast, green vineyards that flourish in the heart of the arid deserts of Peru. Our exploration of this traditional spirit that dates back hundreds of years was a delectable journey of a drink of exquisite qualities. There is a story to Pisco, we enjoy the unraveling of its secrets and its mysteries as shared with us by the proprietors of several Bodegas. Be sure to ask for Pisco on your next evening out, as Pisco is the new rising star at the bar!
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Hi wine lovers, family, fans and friends! Georgia and Susanne here! It’s not an easy time right now with the Covid-19 pandemic. We want to raise your spirits so we thought we would have an on line ZOOM wine party to celebrate Malbec World Day!
We’ve decided to honour the Malbec grape once again, as well as the country that has become synonymous with Malbec, just as Shiraz is to Australia, Sauvignon Blanc to New Zealand and Carmenere to Chile, Malbec is to Argentina.
Please join us as we raise a glass of your favorite Malbec!
We’ll talk a bit about the Malbec grape, the region, taste some wine, chit chat and just have some fun! It will all be recorded and posted on The Wine Ladies YOU TUBE Channel and social media! So be sure to put on some lipstick, comb your hair and get out of your pj’s!
Don’t forget to bring your favorite bottle of Malbec to share on line with all of us! Let’s see if we can have friends from all over the world join us! We will all be safe from the Covid-19.
Here are the details to join the ZOOM call.
The Wine Ladies are inviting you to a scheduled Zoom on line party. Topic: Celebrate Malbec World Day with The Wine Ladies on line with our own ZOOM wine party.
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Tiffany Bourque Co-Founder with her sister Amber Gille and owners of the Spa in the Village, a luxurious upscale Spa founded in 1987. Recognized as an industry leader in cutting edge solutions in beauty and relaxation, the sisters have introduced a new treatment protocol that we experienced first hand! You won’t want to miss out on hearing more! And be sure to join us March 5th for a fabulous wine and food event featuring a very special new spa treatment, SharpLight! The latest technology in hair removal, skin resurfacing and body conturing.
At Spa in the Village we care about each other and we care about our clients. We do facials, massage, IPL hair removal, skin tightening, electrolysis, waxing, sugaring, threading, body scrubs, manicures, pedicures and so much more….
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The Wine Ladies Holiday Party
in support of the United Way Halton & Hamilton.
United Way Halton & Hamilton
Get yourself red carpet ready for the holiday season. Coming up, November 8th, The Wine Ladies Holiday Party in support of the United Way Halton & Hamilton.
The Wine Ladies TV show “One Sip At A Time” will be shot on location at Noble Hall, Oakville.
Just in time for the up-coming festive season!
Join us for a fabulous evening of fine wine, food, entertainment, great prizes and stunning holiday fashions for him and her. Tips on entertaining for the holiday season, from wine, to trendy and easy appetizers to trimming your tree and decorating with the latest colours and styles.
Feel like a star as you walk the red carpet.
Savour the culinary masterpieces of Executive Chef Jonny O’Callaghan of Noble Bistro from downtown Oakville and Lorne Park. Sip on a selection of international and VQA wines.
As for entertainment, rumour has it that Tom Jones, Frankie Vali, Neil Diamond and even Bob Marley will rock the stage for your enjoyment.
A stunning fashion show featuring two downtown Oakville high end boutiques for him, JOEY FOR MEN and her SHE IS.
Owners and fashionistas, Joey of Joey for Men and Natasha of She IS.
Decorate your holiday table with style and class with tips from our decor expert, Elizabeth Law of Elizabeth Interiors, Burlington.
Ticket price is $60.00 support the UNITED WAY.
Enjoy all of the above plus a chance to win one of Santa’s sleighs brimming over with a variety of stunning wines over $1500.00.
or call The Wine Ladies at 416-716-8510
Live auction prizes could include a dinner for eight prepared in your home by Executive Chef Jonny O’Callaghan of Noble Bistro, a wine tasting excursion via limo to Niagara wine country, a Fall Fashion wardrobe for him and her valued at $1000.00, a stunning piece of jewellery from a renowned local jeweller and your home personally designer decorated for the holidays including all the trimmings, and much,more!
All in support of the very worthy cause the United Way. Help our Oakville chapter help our community. Bring a little brightness to the less fortunate and shine a star just for a brief time for those in need.
Date: November 8th,2018
Time: 7:00 pm – 10:00pm: 7:00pm-7:30pm red carpet/photo opportunities
7:30pm-10:00pm: Event program (red carpet, wine sampling, cocktail style appetizers, live auction, raffle, speakers, entertainment, fashion show, cash bar and taping of The Wine Ladies TV show. Place: Noble Hall (formerly Otello’s), 2273 Royal Windsor Drive, Oakville, Ontario L6J 7X8
Cost: $60.00 per ticket (includes wine sampling, cocktail style appetizers, fashion show, entertainment/speakers plus 1 ticket for a door prize of a sleigh filled with wine valued at approx $1500.00). Dress: Dressy /Tres chic
Many thanks to our generous sponsors for making this all possible.
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Amazing time sailing Blue Hawaii style with our Captain and Piano Man David Johanns. Super beautiful night, started with a worrisome squall.. rain.. lightning….turned into a beautiful sail!
Great friends, beautiful food, wine, BBQ and entertainment!
You gotta try the Blue Hawaii wine cocktail beverage. Flavours of coconut and pineapple, lightly carbonated and well-balanced. Low in alcohol so easy to drink all night long. Only $10.50 per bottle. Limited time at LCBO so pick it up before its gone!
Low in alcohol but high in flavour. Striking bright blue colour. Forward and aromatic with pineapple and coconut aromas in the forefront. On the palate, it is lightly carbonated with well-balanced sweetness and flavours of fresh coconut and ripe pineapple. Light, refreshing with a delicate sweet finish.
David Johanns is Toronto Realtor with Keller Williams Referred Urban Realty, Brokerage. He has a penchant for contemporary homes, artful living and forward designs. Lust for sailing, creating music and singing for his supper. Listen to David Johanns at 3:00 minutes in the show
Kenneth Gunn: Président & CEO Marchands des Amériques Inc. Importer and Distributor of La Vida En Colores Blue Hawaii. Listen to Kenneth Gunn at 17:00 minutes in the show
La Vida En Colores Blue Hawaii
About the Sailing Vessel ORENDA
Come aboard Sailing Vessel ORENDA and cruise through Toronto Islands and Inner Harbour. We will anchor at the historic lighthouse where you can relax and enjoy a glass of fine Ontario wines and snack while viewing a beautiful summer sunset over the city. If you are feeling adventurous enjoy a quick paddle board while at anchorage. And if conditions are right sing along with the captain as he performs some of your favorite songs on the sailing piano!
Only a small fraction of people actually get a chance to view the city from on the water or even know the beauty that exists moments from the Toronto shoreline. You will move through the water on a 40 ft Piver Trimaran propelled by wind.
With over 800 sq ft of deck space there is plenty of room to relax and stretch out. Orenda is a unique boat in that it is a Trimaran meaning it has 3 hulls. Such a design make it very stable, allowing it to maintain a stable sailing platform quite unlike a traditional sailing vessel.
Orenda has all the comforts of home, a bathroom, fridge, kitchen and is completely self powered via solar. It is a truly off the grid entity.
La Vida En Colores Blue Hawaii
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On today’s show we take you on a journey, along the Rhine River. A journey that will have you board in Basel, Switzerland, make your way down the Rhine river, exploring a variety of wineries, historical towns, works of art and the wine and food culture of the multitude of stops we make along the way. Basel, Cologne, Freiburg, rheingau, finding off in Amserdam, which happens to be the birthplace of our own father.
We are inviting you to join us this Fall, departing Nov 19th on The Wine Ladies Rhine River Luxury Wine Cruise. Our partners on this amazing adventure the award winning travel company Concierge Travel Group and Ama Waterways river cruise ships. In fact our ship the AmaKristina was just announced in the 3rd edition of Berlitz: River Cruising in Europe & the USA, as the #1 River Cruise ship!! We will be doing this trip in style.
Rhine Wine Cruise
Our first guest, Lorraine Simpson, owner and operator of the award winning Concierge Travel Group will be joining us on the show today. Lorraine will share with us a few of the details of the tour and paint a picture of all this extraordinary tour has to offer. Quite spectacular! Lorraine was recently selected as the winner of the prestigious 2017 Magellan Award.
Lorraine is calling in from yet another exotic location from around the world. Currently experiencing a Champagne dinner cruise in Bangkok, checking out her next tour! She is handling and pulling together the most amazing Luxury Rhine River Wine Cruise for The Wine Ladies. We are so excited!
Our guest was recently selected as the winner of the prestigious 2017 Magellan Award.
We would also like to invite you to a complimentary information evening we will be holding June 21st, 2018 at the Glenerin Inn & Spa in Mississauga. Lorraine and a representative of Ama Waterways will showcase this amazing trip.
Our next guest is a great ambassador of the Wines of Germany, Jurgen Hammer. Jürgen Hammer is the head of the Berlin branch of the German Wine and Sommelier School and market leader in wine education in Germany. He will share the history, the incredible landscape and unique characteristics of the wines of German wine labels. What do they mean? Plus….Contrary to what many believe Rieslings are not always sweet. A noble varietal that can ran the gamut from yes, bone dry to Berrenauslese, very sweet, but with incredible acidity.
Jürgen will be visiting Toronto at the up and coming Wines of Germany event, Riesling & Co. A night in Berlin taking place June 20th. He will be leading trade seminar about the wines of Germany in the afternoon. But you have an opportunity to meet him and taste an amazing array of fabulous German wines that evening for a consumer wine tasting Berlin style, being held at the Arcadian Loft in downtown Toronto. Your evening includes 100 German Wines to try…Delicious food pairings for German wines:, entertainment, swag bags and More.
And finally, we’ll chat with a German winemaker and owner ofWeingut Dr. Loosen. In 2005, Ernst Loosen was selected as Decanter‘s “Man of the Year. We will be tasting his Loosen Up Riesling newly available at your local LCBO. So much ahead, all coming up today on The Wine Ladies podcast!
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National Rosé Day celebrates the delight and versatility of one of the oldest wines in the world dating back over 2600 years!
The Wine Ladies suggest you think pink for summer. Think pink indeed, and we’re not talking Giorgio Armani or Dolce & Gabbana. Although we are referring to what’s in fashion, it’s not what you’re wearing, but what’s in your wine glass. Rosés are enjoying a much deserved revival, with recent years showing the world going wild for these ever popular pink wines. Hence International Rosé Day now falls on three separate occasions, in 2018 June 9th, 22nd, and August 14th. No other wine or varietal can boast such a following! And in case you haven’t heard ladies we are not exactly cornering this market as real men drink pink too, and a lot of it! Check out the hash tag brosé sparked by men standing tall and shattering gender stereotypes by declaring that they are not afraid to drink pink. Also increasingly occupying prime real estate both on wine lists and on store shelves, retailers and restaurateurs are responding to the popular demand of these blushing “bevies”.
Why is everything coming up rosés now you may ask?
The sweeter, cloying days of former rosés are gone, stylistically now being replaced with a plethora of wonderfully, crisp, fresh and dry wines being produced in many parts of the wine-growing world. Plus improved wine making equipment and winemaking techniques have played a significant role, with the new rosés showing vibrant aromas, flavors and good structure. Pick your variety, Grenache, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Cinsault, Zinfandel or Cabernet just to name a few, or select your rosé according to colour, from a pale salmon hue to deep neon pink. The possibilities are endless.
Rosés are the perfect wine for summer, easily approachable and lighter bodied, served chilled they make a delectable accompaniment to a variety of warm weather fare. They’re like chameleons, able to adapt to partnering well with almost any kind of dish, from light snacks to more serious fare rosés can do it all. Fire up the barbeque and grill away, whether it be a choice cut steak, seafood or grilled veggies, grab a pink drink.
Of course many a celebrity have jumped on the rosé bandwagon too, most recently son of rock star Bon Jovi with his Diving into Hampton Water, Barrymore of Drew Barrymore and of course Brad Pitt and Angelina’s Miraval, although now divested. All this plus the aggressive marketing of these wines abroad, primarily by France, it’s no wonder rosé rules.
We’d like to share with you a sampling of a few rosé we’ve recently enjoyed two of which are made in France, the birthplace of rosé some 2600 years ago and a third coming from a local winery situated in one of Ontario’s newest emerging wine regions.
Our first rose, produced by Remy Pannier hails from the Loire Valley, France.
We recently had the opportunity to speak with the Export Director Julien Cothenet, of this historical house founded back in 1855. Remy Pannier we learn was founded by Francois Remy and has been identified with premium quality Loire Valley wines for over 150 years.
As the most recognized name in the Loire Valley, Remy Pannier over the years has established close and lasting relationships with over 800 growers, providing direction and knowledge on the latest viticultural practices ensuring the finest quality grapes for their wines. When asked how Julien would specifically characterise the rosés of the Loire Valley and specifically the Remy Pannier Rosé d’anjou this is what he had to say “The Loire Valley is the second largest region for the production of rosé wines, just after the Cotes de Provence, however our Loire Valley Rosé d’anjou Appellation is among the fruitiest rosé you can find in France, with a lovely hint of softness which makes it so easy to drink” To his pairings of delight, grilled shrimps, spicy pork sandwich or vegetable quiche. Delish!
Enjoy a glass of Rose d’anjou, definitely a crowd pleaser as one of the best-selling rosés in Ontario. This rosé is light bodied, crisp and fresh, light coral in colour, with an enticing aroma of strawberry, red cherries and citrus. It is off dry, elegant and will match well with a variety of salads, appetizers and grilled seafood! Made with Cabernet Franc.
For our second perspective on rosés made in France we turn our attention to the Rhone Valley and more specifically the appellation of Ventoux. Ventoux vineyards actually developed and expanded during the Avignon papacy which was 1309 -1376 and over the centuries were drunk at the table of the kings of France. Our producer Ogier founded in 1859 is situated in the southern Rhone in the famous Chateauneuf-du-Pape, which literally translates to “new castle of the Pope”. Ventoux is enjoying a positive affect of climate change and now due to the warmer climes are producing wines of deeper colour and body. Ogier’s Ventoux rosé comes from the best vineyards of the appellation in the South East of the Mont Ventoux mountains.
In a recent interview with Associate Winemaker and Brand Ambassador Raphael Pommier we learned that the beautiful acidity his Ventoux wines enjoy along with the full body is due to the positioning of the vineyards. When asked what might be Raphael’s desired culinary partner to enjoy with his Ventoux, grilled veggies doused with olive oil, zucchini, tomatoes and lamb with a healthy rub of fresh Provencal herbs was among his top picks, and ours!
Fresh and crisp, this rosé is full bodied, with aromas of fresh berries, hints of pink grapefruit and slight nuances of violet, dry on the palate with red berry flavours and smooth finish.Made with a blend of Grenache, Syrah and Cinsault
Onto our final leg celebrating Raphael Pommier, or should we say “Rosé days… ahh, the power of pink, our local representative is Adamo Estate Winery.
If one is familiar with the remarkable Hockley Valley Resort, just forty-five minutes north of Toronto located in the stunning rolling hills of Hockley Valley, you may know of the Adamo Estate Winery, founded and owned by the same remarkable person Mario Adamo and family.
Founded just seven years ago, Adamo Estate Winery was a dream come true for founders Mario Adamo, originally from Calabria Italy and his wife Nancy.
What started on a lot with a few vines planted and a dilapidated barn, we fast-forward to a stunning destination, a state of the art winery, glorious grounds and vineyards, a restaurant and more. A beautiful bonus, as an art lover was the multitude of incredible paintings permeating the space, all created by Mario himself, the founder who happens to be a breath taking painter!
We had the opportunity to chat with winemaker Shauna White.
Beautiful and so talented who has worked her magic in many wine growing regions around the world. Shauna was drawn to Adamo, being small, affording her the opportunity to work the full gamut, from the vineyards to the winemaking with a passion to commit to sustainability. With many Adamo wines gaining world wide recognition, and winning a good number of the most prestigious awards, Shauna is in a good place, and so evidently are the vineyards.
In a moment of serenity we take in the beautiful scenery, the vineyards and the backdrop of the Hawkley Valley Hills, Shauna and ourselves. We chat and sample Adamo’s Gamay Rose 2017 Kirby Vineyard. Shauna tells us the wine was made in the saignee method, the crushed grapes skin soak for 6 hours, the juice then cool settles in tank and fermentation begins.
The wine is light salmon in color, because of brief skin soak, it is dry, crisp and clean with “lots of grapefruit this year” Shauna tells us and “is drinking more like a white wine”. Hints of aged oak can be detected, aromatic and with a refreshing finish.
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