WIN one of Two Grape Escape Wine Tours to Niagara! Value $1000.00.Click here for contest details!

 The Wine Ladies, Georgia and Susanne enjoying a recent bicycle wine tour in Niagara with Grape Escape Wine Tours.

CONGRATULATIONS to our two winners…. Debbie Watson, Hamilton, On and Lindsay Fox, Coldwater, On.

It’s as easy as 1-2-3 to win!!!!!

Your prize includes two great prize packages.

Picnic Lunch Bicycle Tour for 6 people (retail value $637.32)

All would be valid for the rest of the 2015 season or 2016 season.

Afternoon Cycle Tour for 4 people (retail value $289.28)

All would be valid for the rest of the 2015 season or 2016 season.

Tweet #TWLGrapeEscapeWIN and re-tweet as often as you like! Two winners will be picked at random.  

Contest Rules

1.Make sure that you follow both of us on Twitter @TheWineLadies @TourGrapeEscape

2.Enter as many times as you like from Wednesday, Sept 30th,2015 at noon until Monday, October 19th at noon tweet and re-tweet and follow @TheWineLadies and @TourGrapeEscape

Below is an  example that you can use and modify as you see fit.


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@TheWineLadies Enter me to #win! $1000.00 #Niagara #TWLGrapeEscapeWIN #wine @TourGrapeEscape

@TheWineLadies #wine #bicycle #contest @TourGrapeEscape #TWLGrapeEscapeWIN  I wanna win!

3.Each time you tweet (or re-tweet our Tweets) using the hash tag #TWLGrapeEscapeWIN  your name will be entered into our draw for a chance to win the prizes. Keep entering as often as you like. Be sure to add @TheWineLadies at the end of your Tweet as well to help track it.

4.If you don’t TWEET you can also enter on The Wine Ladies FACEBOOK Fan page too right here.

The winner will be randomly selected at noon on Monday, Oct 19th, 2015 and will be notified via TWITTER and FACEBOOK.

 

Listen to Rich Mell at 34:30 minutes into the show

On this week’s radio show…

Episode 33

Discover Washington wines. Make your own wine in time for the holidays. Discover the secret anti aging ingredient and Canada’s most southerly wine region Pelee Island and Pelee Island Winery.

Ask The Wine Ladies – Can you recommend a bicycle wine tour to Niagara-on-the-Lake?

On this week’s audio podcast…Drink New Zealand and think the “King of Sauvignon Blanc”,sustainability and the meteoric rise in popularity! Experience the “New Zealand In A Glass 2015” event taking place across Canada.

 Experience the “New Zealand In A Glass 2015” event taking place across Canada. #SauvBlancDay … Buy tickets.

In every glass of New Zealand wine is a world of pure discovery. Join 22 premium New Zealand wineries with over 85 wines at our exclusive annual tasting. Meet the representatives, taste their exceptional wines, and make our discoveries your own. Food stations offering small samplings will be provided to enhance your New Zealand tasting experience.Please join us!

For wine trade please see here.

On this week’s showDrink New Zealand and think the “King of Sauvignon Blanc”,sustainability and the meteoric rise in popularity!

Episode 21

We explore a youthful wine region that has enjoyed a meteoric rise in popularity.  It is recognized the world over for its commitment to the environment and sustainability. Widely recognized as the “King of Sauvignon Blanc” which has become synonymous with this region,and has recently been awarded its very own Pinot Noir glass for one of its regions by the preeminent 11th generation Austrian glass maker Riedel. We can only be talking about one country and that is New Zealand!

To start things off .. If there’s anyone in Canada that is truly passionate about the wines of New Zealand,and instrumental in the meteoric rise in popularity of these wines it is our first guest,who is Robert Ketchin, the Market Manager for New Zealand Winegrowers Canada for over twenty years.

Listen to Robert Ketchin at 5:53 minutes into the show. 

Great fun at the International Sauvignon Blanc Day April 24th enjoying 18 Sauvignon Blanc wines with 4 delicious types of oysters at Johnson and Sons Oyster House in Toronto. Celebrations started in New Zealand and continued as they traversed the various time zones around the globe ending in San Francisco,Twitter headquarters. #SauvBlancDay

 Our first kiwi caller as they are affectionately known as … Jim Robertson and Jim will share with us a little about the brief history of this youthful region, the role Brancott Estate winery played at the time as well as the significance of New Zealand’s signature grape Sauvignon Blanc.
Listen to Jim Robertson at 21:35 minutes into the show.

We first met Jim back in 2012 and had the opportunity to speak with him on our online talk TV show.Check what Jim had to see on line here.YouTube video

 

Stoneleigh Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. Available at the LCBO $17.75 per bottle.

Brancott Estate Letter B Sauvignon Blanc. Available at the LCBO $19.95 per bottle.

Peter and Vai Yealands
We’ll then speak to James McDonald of Yealands Family Wines also in Marlborough, to explore the commitment New Zealand has to sustainability, and what exactly that is… we might even hear the story of the dwarfed sheep put to work in the vineyards!

Listen to James McDonald at 35:53 minutes into the show.

Yealands Family Wines, Marlborough, New Zealand, the most sustainable winery in the world. Watch the video here and find out why.

 We chat with Georg Riedel of the 10th generation, world renown Austrian glass maker Riedel who has been making stemware for over 300 years.

Listen to Georg Riedel at 47:45 minutes into the show.

New Zealand wine region honoured in the launch of the Central Otago Pinot Noir glass. Available in Australia/New Zealand in May 2015.

Riedel Central Otago Pinot Noir Workshop with Georg Riedel.

In March 2013, the Central Otago Winegrowers Association host a sensory workshop in the region
attendance from 11 wineries:
Alongside local media, the participants sampled the same wines from 14 differently shaped glasses
instructed to analyse the aroma, taste, and overall flavour profile, to determine the best performing glass.
two glasses stood out above the others: the Vinum XL Pinot Noir and the Vinum Extreme Pinot Noir.
The Central Otago Pinot Noir glass incorporates the best features from these two glasses

Watch the Video here

 Our last call coming from down under is Sue White,proprietor of the multi awarded and highly regarded winery Whitehaven also located in Marlborough, Sue will fill us in on some of the specifics of kiwi wines, what makes them unique, their aromatics, their taste profiles.

Listen to Sue White at 1:04 minutes into the show.

 

Sue White of Whitehaven…Totally,utterly Marlborough to the last drop!On this week’s audio podcast.

Marilyn and Bill Redelmeier's love story with wine, the land, and all things “local.”

Nakedness of nature! Discover Southbrook Vineyards’s Biodynamic wines & delicious raw foods at the OmJuice Bar.

Bill Redelmeier founder of Southbrook Vineyard

Please note the interview with Bill starts at 34:13 into the show.

On the second half of the show we will be leaving South America and heading back up to Canada to one of our premiere wine growing regions,Niagara-on-the-Lake. Our focus this half hour, biodynamic farming, and wine making, where minimalist intervention is the name of the game… we’ll welcome Bill Redelmeier founder of Southbrook Vineyards, Canada’s first certified biodynamic winery. What does this mean? How does this affect the taste, the quality, the price of a wine, they are award winning… Bill will fill us in……

And to close off the show, staying close to the concept of minimalist intervention, keeping nature naked if you will, “raw food, and raw food desserts…. Sound kooky? Well its not and the desserts are to die for! Healthy? Oh yes, delish oh yes? Learn more about the concept of raw! Allison Orr of OmJuice located at Igita Hot Yoga Club, Spa & Boutique, will join us too!
Dessert pick of the week…our new Chocolate Covered Strawberry Delight!
Practicing yoga in the vineyard at Southbrook Vineyards with Igita Yoga instructor Tim Rivers. Stay tuned for our next yoga event this summer.

Practicing yoga in the vineyard at Southbrook Vineyards with Igita Yoga instructor Tim Rivers. Stay tuned for our next yoga event this summer.

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Episode #12

The 10th anniversary of “The Berlin Tasting”

Nakedness of nature! Discover Southbrook Vineyards’s Biodynamic wines & delicious raw foods at the OmJuice Bar.

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The 10th anniversary of “The Berlin Tasting” The Wine Ladies interview with Eduardo Chadwick

 

Abruzzo, Italy wine tour with The Wine Ladies TV June and Sept 2013

Dizzy with Decadence, on our Wine and Chocolate Tour!

At Pondview Estate Winery with the Puglisi’s and David Levy of Chocolate Tales. Get ready  to make truffles!

 

Two of life’s greatest pleasures together, wine and chocolate, was the theme of the day.  Enjoyed with an awesome group, a decked out limo for VIP travel,a knock-out fabulous chocolate inspired luncheon, three wine tastings, including icewine slushies and a chocolate truffle workshop, thank you David Levy of Chocolate Tales  in Niagara-on-the-Lake, how much more can you ask for on a chilly February winter day.

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Never a dull moment and lots of fun on The Wine Ladies wine tours to be sure!

If you could just imagine the best possible group ever of extreme fun loving, crazy for wine and chocolate twenty-five individuals, it wouldn’t be much different from the incredible group we had with us on our inaugural Wine and Chocolate tour last month.

All VIP guests receive a gift bag filled to the brim with wonderful surprises including some Cookies & Corks and d’vine Skin Care made from grapes!

Lots of prizes to be won! Psychic Marishka and Fire Captain Roy each win a bottle of delicious 2011 Northern Ice 2011 Cabernet/Dornfelder Signature Series from the Ice House Winery. Congrats!

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Join The Wine Ladies Georgia & Susanne On The Abruzzo Wine & Food Tour!

Click here for more details and to book your trip.

 

Come join us on a magical experience in the incredible region of Abruzzo! Long time know as the hidden gem and undiscovered treasure of Italy. Join Georgia & Susanne the incredible “Wine Ladies” along with your hosts from DEA SOL, on the vacation of a lifetime uncovering The Wines, The Food & The Amazing Sights of Abruzzo!

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VIP Wine and Chocolate Tour with The Wine Ladies, a decadent day of two of life’s greatest pleasures together!

Three spectacular wineries, exclusive tastings, private Barrel Cellar tasting and  luncheon plus a Chocolate truffle workshop, Icewine Slushies and more!

Join us Sunday, February 24th, 2013, Niagara-on-the-Lake

RECEIVE $15.00 in The Wine Ladies $ GIFT CERTIFICATE to spend on The Wine Ladies Online store.

A special gift bag filled to the brim with lots of goodies too.

Buy your VIP ticket here now.

Explore the decadently sweet and savoury art of wine and chocolate pairing.  Visit 3 spectacular Niagara-on-the-Lake wineries, personally selected by The Wine Ladies and taste a selection of stunning VQA wines paired with chocolate-infused dishes – from classically sweet flavour combinations to unexpected surprises.  For chocolate lovers and foodies a like, a perfect day for a romantic celebration for two, group of friends or a girls’ getaway!

Everything for your day is included in our pricing from first class transportation, to exclusive tastings, a spectacular lunch in the  Barrel Room of Jackson Triggs Estate Winery  with VQA wines, led by celebrity wine maker Marco Piccoli and Executive Chef Tim Mackiddie.  Chocolate workshop to be led by David Levy, Founder of Chocolate Tales, infuse an decorate your truffle to your heart’s content! While riding back in style and sipping on sparkling wine, unveil your loot bag filled to the brim with goodies, and pay attention, you may hear your name called as a winner of one of the fabulous multiple prizes!

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Meet Jackson-Triggs winemaker Marco Piccoli

Fresh baked goodies and coffee from Whole Foods Oakville will await you as you board, and set off for a spectacular wine and culinary adventure! 

So grab a few friends or your partner and make this year’s Valentine’s Day extra special! 

AGENDA

Sunday February 24th – 9:45am-7pm

Two convenient pick-ups

9:45am Departing from Yorkdale Mall (Milestone’s entrance) and returning at 7:00pm

10:30am Departing from Whole Foods (HSBC side) and returning at 6:00pm

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Be greeted by a glass or two of JT Sparkling wine, upon arrival. Then meet celebrity wine maker Marco Piccoli who will take you on a winery tour and then lead you through an exclusive seated tasting in the stunning barrel cellar.

Following the tasting, Executive Chef Tim Mackiddie will share a few words on his inspiration behind the spectacular lunch menu we are all about to enjoy, all recipes reflecting the theme of wine and chocolate. Tasted wines will served throughout the lunch. 

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 Though Pondview Estate Winery itself is new, the Puglisi family has been growing grapes since the 1970s. As a testament to the quality and craftsmanship put into each bottle of wine, Luciano (Lou), was crowned 2008 Grape King, a Ministry of Agriculture award for the finest vineyard operator in Ontario. Meet the 2008 Grape King and enjoy a personalized tasting to include a range of award winning VQA wines, including one spectacular wine and chocolate inspired pairing!

Meet the winemaker Jamie Macfarlane and his partner and fellow proprietor Karen.  Specializing in icewine, often referred to as Canada’s “liquid gold” Jamie and Karen’s boutique winery was  recently featured on Dragon’s Den, showcasing their specialties which include their ever popular Vidal Icewine Slushie. Simply divine, we’ll enjoy this unique and delicious cocktail paired with a dark chocolate, cherry, almond and ginger treat. Other tastings will include icewine cocktails with a nod to Valentine’s Day with red raspberry, pomegranate and possibly even rose petals making an appearance.

 The Ice House is the perfect spot to toast a special occasion, and bid adieu to a completely wonderful day of adventure for our palates! 

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Buy your exclusive VIP ticket here now

 

Jackson Triggs Estate Winery Luncheon Menu*

Cauliflower and white chocolate “cappuccino” | Truffle creme | Valrhona coco

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Baby romaine

Pinot vinaigrette | Dark chocolate caramel hazel nuts | Nosy goat

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Beef cheeks braised in red wine and cocoa nib | Ontario root vegetables | Candied garlic | Fine herbs

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Milk chocolate custard tart | Grapefruit

Niagara Icewine Festival VIP Wine Tour with The Wine Ladies

 

NOW SOLD OUT!

Join us Sunday,January 13th, 2013,Twenty Valley and Jordan Village, Niagara

RECEIVE $15.00 inThe Wine Ladies $ GIFT CERTIFICATE to spend on The Wine Ladies Online store.

WIN $1000.00 Chocolate Walking Tour too!

Now just In! $1000.00 PRIZE Chocolate Walking Tour of Toronto to be won by one lucky VIP guest and 9 of their friends on our Icewine Tour.

Walk and taste with us with David Levy, chocolatier and proprietor of Chocolate Tales!Every VIP guest will also receive a box of assorted hand made assorted Truffles and much more!

 

Hello everyone, tis a hectic time we know, but we wanted to invite you to join us on our fun filled, absolutely delectable “Shimmer of Gold” wine tour taking place in January! Sure to be a stupendous day, a wintry wonderland awaits you, come and celebrate Icewine and winter, with us, at the annual Niagara Icewine Festival. We’ll visit three personally selected wineries where our small group will enjoy a unique VIP wine experience just for us. In between visits, we’ll spend a little time in the village, with the festival offering up fabulous wines, superb foods, and lots of shopping and entertainment. The ice sculptures and roasting marshmallows are always a hit too!

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Sunday January 13th – 9:45am-7pm

Two convenient pick-ups

9:45am Departing from Yorkdale Mall  (Milestone’s entrance) and returning at 7:00pm

10:30am Departing from Whole Foods (HSBC side) and returning at 6:00pm

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Join us as we visit Twenty Valley embracing Lincoln’s communities of Beamsville,Vineland and Jordan, Situated in Niagara’s lush Greenbelt, just an hour’s drive from Toronto, this extraordinary wine-producing area transforms itself into a stunning winter wonderland embracing Canada’s liquid gold, Icewine.

We have created a very special VIP experience for you. Travel in style and comfort in our limo bus, visit 3 special local wineries. An exclusive experience created especially for our group including samplings of some of Ontario’s best Icewine, sparkling and premium VQA wines.

We’ll also enjoy a visit to Main Street- Jordon Village for the Twenty Valley Winter Wine Fest for lunch and more wine sampling by 35 local wineries and restaurateurs preparing delectable dishes to temp your palate and warm your insides. There will be lots to see and enjoy as this year’s event will again feature a fashion show featuring local winemakers, local chef demonstrations and a Wine Makers Olympics – a barrel rolling championship for the coveted Golden Blundstone Boot.

Everything for your day is included in our pricing from tastings, to transportation, to giveaways, to a complimentary gift bag filled to the brim including Truffles by Chocolate Tales and Olive Oil from Olivo Fresco and more, snacks and coffee from Whole Foods Oakville, to your lunch. Grab a few friends and why not join us for a fun filled wine and culinary experience. RECEIVE $15 The Wine Ladies $ GIFT CERTIFICATE to spend on The Wine Ladies Online store.

 

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Henry of Pelham Family Estate

Discover this beautiful winery with roots as a tavern 150 years ago now run by brothers Paul, Daniel and Mathew.Experience a VIP cellar experience.

Cave Spring Cellars

Enjoy this stunning wintery in the heart of Jordan Village and meet proprietor Len Pennachetti and more.

Creekside Estate Winery

Meet the one and only Rob Power winemaker extraordinaire.

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$125/per person

 

VIP Limo transportation provided by Niagara Classic Transport.

 

Buy Your Exclusive Ticket here.

 

 

 

South Africa wine,culinary and safari tour with The Wine Ladies April 14,2012

South African tour of a lifetime, 14 day tour with 7 day culinary program, 7 day safari. Prepare to be awestruck! For the complete itinerary click here  http://gotouchdown.com/special-tours/wine-tour.html

ONLY A FEW SPOTS LEFT!

We are going to South Africa in April 2013 for 14 days. Culinary and wine tour for the 1st 7 days followed by an incredible, spellbinding African Safari for the next 7. Sure to be on everyone’s bucket list, our exclusive tour will include wineries, wines and exhibitions not normally accessible to the public or other tours! Only 10 spots in all. We are so excited!!! Who would like to join us on this FIVE STAR, all inclusive adventure?

For those of you located outside the geographical area, we are happy to arrange a personal web cast. Please email  info@TheWineLadies.com to set up. Everyone around the globe is welcome!

 

 

Niagara-on-the-Lake beckons…our boisterous, fun loving group for our Shimmer of Gold Icewine Tour.

First stop, Royal York Hotel, Toronto… all aboard, let the adventure begin! “Wow, this is quite the mode of transport” comments one of our guests as she boards and surveys the luxury limo bus, (NCT, carrier of the stars, we are all stars today) with perimeter seating, the aroma of freshly brewed premium Reunion Island Columbia  Las Hermosas coffee wafting through the air, an oversized basket loaded with an assortment of fresh crisp apples and a totally decadent tray of cupcakes awaiting  you. Delish by Coveted Cakes, choices included, the Blackout Cupcake, Red Velvet, and for those on a strict regime, Carrot with cream cheese icing and of course the ever popular non fattening banana. Right…

We welcome all our guests, which include our TWITTER contest winners, father and son, so happy to be with us, and we are off.

It is not long before the group is sharing stories, joking and having fun, “that sure didn’t take long” we think to ourselves, and that… our friends was the way of the entire day! So on the road, with the first bottle of sparkling wine already poured, we officially welcome our clan and give them the low down on how the day will proceed.

Mary-Ann, of Oakville, expressing herself

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