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The Wine Ladies Holiday Party
in support of the 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.
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.
IN KIND SPONSORS
Just docked at the LCBO in time for summer time, the La Vida En Colores Blue Hawaii.
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!
La Vida En Colores Blue Hawaii
LCBO#: 549584 | 750 mL bottle
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.
About the Sailing Vessel ORENDA
Wines from the Rhine… absolutely divine!
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.
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.
For tickets visit wines of germanwinecanada.com
And finally, we’ll chat with a German winemaker and owner of Weingut 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!
Join the rosé Revolution
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.
Ventoux Appellation Ventoux Controllé 2017 Ogier $13.95
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.
Happy Rosé Day
YOUR PERSONAL INVITATION
Please join us Thursday, June 21st for some wine and food as we learn about The Wine Ladies Luxury Rhine River Wine Cruise taking place this November 2018.
A represenative from Concierge Travel Group and Amawater Ways will be present to showcase the highlights of this amazing wine and culinary adventure while enjoying some wines of Germany.
We invite you to join us for a lovely evening.
Join these two charismatic and entertaining Wine Ladies as they sail along the beautiful Rhine River from Basel in Switzerland to Amsterdam in The Netherlands. Along the way join them on private excursions and special tastings. Compare old and new world wines a chocolate hunt in Switzerland of course. There will be plenty of shopping too along the way. We visit stunning towns with excellent ships and markets just perfect for holiday gift shopping!
Castles from ancient empires and steep vineyards sprout up from every angle, which makes cruising on the Rhine River feel like entering a scene out of a storybook. Wind through Switzerland, France, Germany and the Netherlands, diving deep into the history and wine regions of this vital waterway.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
CONCIERGE TRAVEL GROUP
A Travel Leaders Consortia
For MORE INFORMATION take a look at the website http://www.conciergetravelgroup.ca/wineladies.html
Are you tired, fatigued, stressed, not sleeping, no sex drive, gaining weight, moody, irritable, suffering from hot flashes? Then let me help you go from Hormone Hell to Hormone Heaven!
The Best Anti-Aging Secrets Revealed. The Wine Ladies Ask The Experts.
Our focus; Our bodies, our mind, our health, staying vibrant and youthful no matter the chronological age with tips from three very special guests.
We’ll kick off the show with Irene Hogan, The Menopause Expert, and author of Hot Chixs Hot Sex.
A respected and renowned professional in her field Irene has been helping women through menopause through her consulting, drug reviews, weight management and more. From Hormone Hell to Hormone Heaven! Irene is launching her new book at a fundraiser on June 20th and will be held at the Shawn and Ed Brewing Company in Dundas. Irene to talk about surviving menopause, not only surviving but embracing. We can’t wait to hear what Irene has to share.
Hot Chixs Hot Sex: How to Survive Menopause
Takes a candid look at the reality of becoming empowered and dispelling the myths and negativity about menopause and aging and gives advice on how women can continue to grow personally and professionally while enjoying life and bring out positivity and living well without chronic disease and expecting or being told it’s normal for our bodies to fall apart as we go through menopause and beyond.
We invite you to join us June 20th, 2018 for the official Book Launch Gala & Fundraiser.
Date: Jan 20th, 2018
Time: 7;00pm -9:00pm
Location: Shawn and Ed Brewing Co. 65 Hatt Street, Dundas, Ontario L9H 0C1
Click here to get your COMPLIMENTARY ticket or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Sip and cycle through Niagara Wine Country with The Wine Ladies!
**Bicycle tours are conducted rain or shine – please dress for the weather!
- 9:00am – pick up by limo bus Burlington GO Station.
- 11.30am – Wine Tour & Tasting
- 1.00pm – Lunch
- 2.45pm – Wine Tasting
- 3.30pm – Wine Tasting
- 4.30pm -pick up by limo bus and return to Burlington GO Station