Women, Wine, Wednesday's with Jazz with Emily Steinwall

Women, Wine, Wednesday’s with Jazz at the AnchorBar in Burlington, May 10th,2017

Women, Wine, Wednesday's with Jazz

Women, Wine, Wednesday’s with Jazz

Live at AnchorBar in Burlington, May 10th, 2017  Women,Wine,Wednesday’s with Jazz.

Wines offered 1/2 price by the bottle and glass all night long. 

The Anchor Bar, Burlington is the venue, home of the Original Buffalo Chicken wings first created in Buffalo, New York back in 1964. Although many have tried to duplicate the Buffalo wing, the closely guarded secret recipe is what makes the AnchorBar chicken wings the “Best Wings in the World”. These amazing chicken wings now available in Burlington.

Accomplished jazz musician, Emily Steinwall will be regularly performing accompanied by different musicians on the Wednesdays. Emily Steinwall in an emerging tenor saxophone player, flautist and bandleader in Toronto’s jazz scene.

Steinwall has taken her love for the saxophone a long way in a short time, and has a pure, lyrical tone on the instrument. Her collaborative project Bloom is a quartet featuring fellow graduates of the Humber College program, and it derives influences from many styles of music including folk and classical. It is contemporary, ethereal, gorgeous music with influences from leaders like Mark Turner, Seamus Blake and Kurt Rosenwinkel.”

                                          -Scott Morin, CBC

Women, Wine, Wednesday's with Jazz

Women, Wine, Wednesday’s with Jazz

Women Wine Wednesday’s With Jazz – VIP Launch Party March 15, 2017 – AnchorBar , Burlington

Discover the French Macaron a gastronomic delicacy taking North America by storm!

Next we will turn our focus to the French Macaron a gastronomic delicacy.

Over the last few years the French Macaron has been trending big time in North America. With a rich history this sweet and now savoury pastry is dominating upper scale restauranat menus, bakeries and even cooking school courses!

Joining us in our second segment, Katsy Entifi, founder of RepChampion Canada. Importer of the finest macarons from a producer of 3 generations. What is a macaron? How is it made? Why is it so trending?

Listen to Katsy Entifi at 28:56 minutes the show.

Episode WL 02-01-2017

Attention Restauranteurs…

Our French, savoury gourmet macarons are as exquisite as caviar and champagne. Imported from France, they have won the prestigious award of the Tophee de la Gastronomie. These delightful pastries are served in 5 star hotels and restaurants. They are also perfect as appetizers, for every occasion. Call Katsy to place your wholesale orders 647-861-2579

 

Looking to try before you buy? Visit these fine spots that serve France Originelle Macarons.

www.madhattertea.co
www.myfrenchclub.ca
www.thegalleryupstairs.com
www.missbaileybrownchocolate.com
www.mysticalweddings.ca

 

SAVE THE DATE!!! Winemakers Dinner. Vivre à Bordeaux! Et Plus!

Dairy Farmers of Canada, The Dinner Party

Which one of The Wine Ladies, Georgia or Susanne was recently featured in the national TV commercial The Dinner Party for the Dairy Farmers of Canada?

Winemakers Dinner Bordeaux

SAVE THE DATE!!! Winemakers Dinner. Vivre à Bordeaux! Et Plus! Presented by The Wine Ladies, Château Larose Trintaudon and Noble Bistro.

Winemakers Dinner

Vivre à Bordeaux! Et Plus!

Presented by The Wine Ladies, Château Larose Trintaudon and Noble Bistro.

We are hosting a Winemakers Dinner at Noble Bistro on February 22nd, 2017 featuring wines from the Bordeaux region.This extraordinary wine region still today considered by many the most important wine region in the world and remains the benchmark globally for winemakers.

Wines featured that evening will be from three stunning wineries from Bordeaux, Château Larose Trintaudon, Château Arnauld and Château Larose Pergason, dating back to 1719.

Meet Franck Bijon from Bordeaux,Technical Director and CEO of Château Larose Trintaudon who will lead you through the history of the region, the stories of the three Château being featured and a dynamic wine tasting.

Château Larose-Trintaudon 2012
Cabernet Sauvignon Blend
VINTAGES#: 297945 | 750 mL bottle

$24.95 per bottle

Vintages release date Jan 21st, 2017

Enjoy the amazing cuisine of Chopped Canada TV winner and Executive Chef JohnRoss Woodland, of Noble Bistro in Oakville. Opened just in May 2016, this chef and his culinary team are packing the house night after night.

Noble Bistro Bordeaux Winemakers Dinner video

Macarons

Sweet and savoury macarons provided by RepChampion Canada.

We will turn our focus to a French gastronomic delicacy that over the last few years has been trending big time in North America and that is the famous French macaron! With a rich history this sweet and now savoury pastry is dominating upper scale restaurant menus, bakeries and even cooking school courses!

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017
7:00pm arrival, dinner 7:30pm

Noble Bistro

218 Lakeshore Road East, Oakville

$100 per person
4 course dinner and wine pairing
includes all food, wine, taxes and gratuities
featured in the Noble Chamber
seating is limited

Please R.S.V.P. by Feb 20th,2017 to Brooke@noblebistro.com or call 289-837-3108

Coming up next, Wednesday, February 1st, 2017, The Wine Ladies Radio Show…Vivre à Bordeaux! Et Plus!

The Wine Ladies Radio Show...Vivre à Bordeaux! Et Plus!

The Wine Ladies Radio Show…Vivre à Bordeaux! Et Plus!

LISTEN ON DEMAND on-line anytime from anywhere.

This is a global show with a Canadian local flare! 



Bordeaux still until today defines the finest red wine in the world and for many winemakers whether in California, Italy or Spain in the old world or Chile, Argentina or California in the new, it is the benchmark. World renown is the famous 1855 Classification where upon the Emperor Napoleon the 3rd, wanted to display the best wines of Bordeaux at the Universelle de Paris Exposition, or The World’s Fair in today’s terms and so requested of the Bordeaux brokers to make a list of the highest quality properties.

 From this, the 1855 Classification remains today with just a few changes, famous names Château Lafite, Château Latour, Château Margaux, Haut Brion and Château Mouton Rothschild are recognized around the globe.  But what of the many other incredible wineries, Bordeaux is a large wine region, with so much to offer, with many wineries that produce delectable, elegant powerful superb wines and at great value?

 So on this show we introduce you to one such winery, located on the left bank in the Medoc, with the largest vineyard and largest producer of wine in this region, this brand, a beautiful award winning wine, is Château Larose Trintaudon which we will explore with our first guest.

Franck Bijon, the Technical Director and CEO of Château Larose Trintaudon

Franck Bijon, the Technical Director and CEO of Château Larose Trintaudon

We’d like to welcome Franck Bijon, the Technical Director and CEO of Château Larose Trintaudon to share the story of this winery and a little about the importance and romance of the historical wine region of Bordeaux.

Château Larose-Trintaudon 2012
Cabernet Sauvignon Blend
VINTAGES#: 297945 | 750 mL bottle 

$24.95 per bottle

Vintages release date Jan 21st, 2017

French treat than Moroccan-Canadian Kaoutsar “Katsy” Entifi from RepChampion Canada

Moroccan-Canadian Kaoutsar “Katsy” Entifi from RepChampion Canada

Macarons have been all rage in last couple of years! The rise of macaron dates as far back as the Revolutionary France during the 1700s. Legend has it that French nuns baked and sold these during difficult times to help them pay for day-to-day essentials. It’s also believed that macarons had a much more humble beginning, having started out with no filings or the array of unique flavours that we’ve come to associate them with. We’ve all tasted the notoriously sweet and airy macarons that come in the usual flavours of chocolate, strawberry, coffee, and lemon. But today is different- today we get introduced to the beauty of savoury macarons, orange & cumin, goat cheese and figs and onions, olive tapenade, Porcini mushrooms to name a few. 

And who better to discuss the lesser-known French treat than Moroccan-Canadian Kaoutsar “Katsy” Entifi from RepChampion Canada. Katsy imports only the most delicious, difficult-to-acquire goods from France Originelle, and is making the Greater Toronto Area the latest new home for savoury macarons.

These aren’t your run-of-the-mill macarons. France Originelle’s goods are hand-made in France and are only made using the highest quality, freshest ingredients. You can taste the French pride in these macarons, and it’s no wonder why they’re used in many of France’s most prestigious sporting events. Their gourmet savoury macarons have even won Le Trophée de la Gastronomy, one of France’s highest distinctions.

We explore the pairing of wine with the macarons and more. What a unique and interesting spin! These macarons are available to purchase on line and make a beautiful gift too.

Chef JohnRoss is the chef and co owner at Noble Bistro located in beautiful downtown Oakville f

Chef JohnRoss is the chef and co owner at Noble Bistro located in beautiful downtown Oakville   And what about the food!!! Our go-to chef for tips for unique and delish dishes.. the winner of CHOPPED Canada on Food Network Canada JohnRoss Woodland. He will be joining us and Chef JohnRoss is the chef and co owner at Noble Bistro located in beautiful downtown Oakville for chef inspired farm to table inspired cuisine.

SAVE THE DATE… WINEMAKER’S DINNER FEB 22, 2017. Stay tuned for details!

The Luxury Chocolate Toronto Show with The Wine Ladies. Nov 6th, 2016

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.

 Listen to Julian Orti, Export Director Pascual Toso on The Wine Ladies radio show Episode WL 04-13-2016 at 21:50 minutes in the show.

 

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.

Listen to Nicola Pitaro on The Wine Ladies radio show Episode WL at 05-11-2016

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.

Listen to Julien Cothenet on The Wine Ladies radio show Episode WL 04-23-2016 at 8:17 minutes into the radio show.

 

South Africa Wine Tour

South Africa Beckons… Please join us Feb 2017 for a trip of a lifetime!

With Tselane Mokuena, Consul General of South Africa to Canada

With Tselane Mokuena, Consul General of South Africa to Canada

With beautiful vineyards, wines, amazing food, historic sites and a touch of the wild side.

We will soon be embarking on yet another journey, this time to stunning Cape Town and the Cape Winelands, with stops to historical cities and sites including Robben Island, Table Mountain and of course a game reserve!

To find out more and to book you tour with us.

or call 416-768-5375

  

We are thrilled to be heading out to South Africa this February 2017 and would love you to join us!

A spectacular tour that will include personalized visits to stunning wineries own the Cape Winelands. Amazing culinary adventures, an historic Robben Island personal tour, Table Mountain, exciting jeep game-drives, safari tours and much more! explore your sense of adventure with us, please, if you have ever thought of embracing what South Africa has to offer and you like to eat , to drink, and experience life big and bold, come with us!

Finca Hispana wine tasting Carmen Restaurant, Toronto.

On this week’s Audio Podcast…Finca Hispana,Rioja,Spain

Join us June 30th, 2016 for Pintxos with Finca Hispana at restaurant Mercat del Carmen, Toronto. An evening of wine and food pairing featuring Peter Deutsch of Finca Hispana. A relaxed and fun Spanish style evening of wine and amazing pintxos. For more information.  

And in our final segment, back to the grape, in its original state as a delectable table wine, in this case from the famous wine producing region of Rioja, Spain.

The house is Finca Hispana, a multi generational wine producer with vineyards located in the heart of Rioja. We’ll welcome Peter Deutch President Vindemia to join us and share the Finca Hispana story, talk a bit about the region and a super event he has coming up right here in Toronto, June 30, 2016.

On this week’s radio show…A salute to the glorious grape and beyond, from the table, to the fortified spirit, to the jewel of Spain, Rioja

EPISODE 47

We’ll start with our salute to the glorious grape, but beyond the grape as a table wine rather the role it plays in a variety of spirits of which there are many. Examples such as Pisco from Peru, Cognac from Cognac, Grappa traditionally from Italy…or as a  fortified wine like Port from Portugal and of one of the jewels of Spain, Sherry.

Listen to Peter Deutch at 39:20 minutes into the show.

Finca Hispana wines imported by Boldworks.
Follow us on Twitter @BoldWorksC

Danylo Mielnik, Executive Chef Ovest Cucina E Vineria.

If you love Italian food you are going to love Ovest Cucina E Vineria!

Danylo Mielnik, Executive Chef Ovest Cucina E Vineria.

Danylo Mielnik, Executive Chef Ovest Cucina E Vineria.

And if you are anywhere near King and Bathurst streets in our fair city of Toronto, don’t miss out on the restaurant Ovest Cucina E Vineria. We love Italian food, always a fave. But here the Executive Chef Danylo Mielnik, is a rock star with traditional and authentic Italian dishes. This chef is hitting new heights with creative, delectable twists leaving you begging for more! Chef Mielnik, will join us. What’s new and exciting on the chef’s menu? Why are people flocking to Ovest?Find out why in our second segment.

Listen to Danylo Mielnik at 31:00 minutes in the show

Pitars Wines imported and distributed exclusively by VDF Importers of Fine Wines.

Order on line or contact us to setup a wine tasting at your home, restaurant or business establishment. info@vdfwines.com or 905-995-2542

Follow us on Twitter @VDFWines

On this week’s radio show…

Lavish lifestyle with prize Pitars Prosecco, Preferred Magazine and Executive Chef from OVEST.

Coming up on our show today, 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. There is a bit of confusion out there about this delightful and delicious bubbly. It is Prosecco.

Episode 46: Pitars Prosecco;Nicola Pittaro, Danylo Mielnik, Carlo Greco

There is much more to this bubbly, with an interesting history, than many might know. So in our first segment we are excited to share with everyone today a very special winery, located in the Friuli region in northeastern Italy, the wine Castel Pitars winery.

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 family

Pitars Prosecco DOC, Susanne’s Wine Pick

 

Carolyn Robb with her two daughters, Lucy and Mandy

The Royal Touch. A Simply Stunning Home Cooking From A Royal Chef, Carolyn Robb.

"Executive

 We’ll kick off this trio of fabulous females. Our first guest will be calling in from the United Kingdom! It so happens that this April is the Queen’s 90th Birthday. We will be welcoming Executive Chef Carolyn Robb to the show. Carolyn was the Personal Chef to The Royal Highness Prince Charles and Princess of Wales, Prince William and Prince Harry for ten years.

Listen to Carolyn Robb at 6:30 minutes into the show.

Carolyn  has many exciting tales to tell of her time in Kensington Palace and will share some of her special recipes suited for special occasions available in her new cookbook, THE ROYAL TOUCH; Simply Stunning Home Cooking From a Royal Chef.

A woman of so many accomplishments, she is also a triathlon athlete, single mom and more.Carolyn personifies International Woman’s Day.

THE ROYAL TOUCH; Simply Stunning Home Cooking From a Royal Chef.

THE ROYAL TOUCH; Simply Stunning Home Cooking From a Royal Chef.

Carolyn has many exciting tales to tell of her time in Kensington Palace and will share some of her special recipes suited for special occasions available in her new cookbook,THE ROYAL TOUCH; Simply Stunning Home Cooking From a Royal Chef.

A woman of so many accomplishments, she is also a triathlon athlete, single mom, and more, Carolyn personifies International Woman’s Day.

THE ROYAL TOUCH; Simply Stunning Home Cooking From a Royal Chef.

THE ROYAL TOUCH; Simply Stunning Home Cooking From a Royal Chef.

Chocolate Biscuit Cake from Carolyn Robb The Royal Touch

Chocolate Biscuit Cake from Carolyn Robb The Royal Touch

 The Royal Chocolate Biscuit Cake a favourite of TRH Prince William and Prince Harry childhood. This cake  was the official groom’s cake for the royal wedding!

On this week’s radio show…

Celebrate International Woman’s Day with us!

Episode 42

We have a fantastic show for you today all in Celebration of International Women’s Day. The day  is coming up on March 8th.  International Women’s Day was officially launched in 1911 and today over 100 years later IWD is celebrated around the world with 1000’s of events taking place honouring women everywhere for their various achievements. So we thought we want to be a part of that too. So today we’re going to welcome three fantastic ladies to the show, each bringing something unique and different to the table. First off, from Royalty, yes as in the Royal Highness  Prince William and Prince Harry. You won’t want to miss that. Up next, a pioneering award winning winemaker to a very special brand of wine specifically designed for us ladies!

Meet Vina Santa Rita’s acclaimed winemaker Cecilia Torres Salinas, International Woman’s Day