Pina Colada

If you like Piña Coladas! …. la la la…National Piña Colada Day, July 10,2020

Perfect weather here in for an icy cold tropical drink at cocktail hour! 

? If you like Piña Coladas! ?⁠

Who’s getting ready for National Piña Colada Day on July 10th? ? Enjoy this fruity drink as you sit back by the pool and soak in the sun ☀️⁠

Barrachina, a restaurant in Puerto Rico, says that “a traditional Spanish bartender Don Ramon Portas Mingot in 1963 created what became the world’s famous drink: the Piña Colada.”

How to make a Barrachina Piña Colada

If you follow Barrachina’s recipe. 

  1. Mix four parts pineapple juice with one part Coco Lopez or Goya coconut cream
  2. Blend for 30 to 40 seconds with 3/4-part water, then put the mixture in the freezer, stirring occasionally until it achieves your desired thickness. (If you want to blend it with a scoop of ice instead, then skip the water.)
  3. Pour your desired amount of rum — Reyes suggested a shot; I suggest a couple — into the bottom of your glass. To make it authentic, use Ron del Barrilito, Puerto Rico’s oldest and most cherished rum.
  4. Pour the slushy mix on top, then decorate with a cocktail-umbrella-stabbed maraschino cherry and pineapple chunk.
National Pina Colada Day, July 10th,2020

Perhaps a Piña Colada Ice lolly is more your speed!

Pina Colada ice lolly recipe from BBC Food.
Pina Colada ice lolly recipe from BBC Food.

Ingredients:
450g fresh pineapple chunks
4 tbsp Malibu
zest and juice ½ lemon
2 tbsp icing sugar
100ml coconut cream, plus 2 tbsp extra for dipping
2 tbsp desiccated coconut

Method:
Whizz the pineapple in a food processor until it is quite smooth but still has some texture. 

Add the Malibu, 2 tbsp lemon juice zest, icing sugar and coconut cream and whizz again to combine. Taste the mixture – it should be sweet and sharp. Add more lemon juice or icing sugar if needed.

Divide between the lolly moulds and freeze for 1 hr until thick enough to hold a lolly stick upright. Push a lolly stick most of the way into each mould and freeze for another 6-8 hrs until solid.

Meanwhile toast the coconut flakes in a dry pan until they are a light golden colour. 

Pull the lollies by their sticks to remove them from the mould. If they are stuck dip the mould in hot water for 10 secs and try again. 

Dip the tip of each lolly in the extra coconut cream then roll in the desiccated coconut. 

Either serve straightaway or wrap each lolly in baking parchment and store in individual airtight freezer bags for up to 1 week.

Enjoy!! ?

Image Credit: thebaker.chic

WTF! Wine Tasting Friday with The Wine Ladies

David Johanns, special guest tonight! WTF! It’s Wine Time Friday with The Wine Ladies


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.

WTF! Wine Tasting Friday with The Wine Ladies
WTF! Wine Tasting 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! 

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David Johanns of Dave's Virtual Piano Bar
David Johanns of Dave’s Virtual Piano Bar


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

Date: Friday, May 1st, 2020 Time: 7:00pm-8:00pm

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"Celebs Suburban Stars" from Suburban Life Magazine

At Home With The Wine Ladies featured July 2008! Celebs Suburban Stars! Throwback Thursday

"Celebs Suburban Stars" from Suburban Life Magazine

Celebs Suburban Stars from Suburban Life Magazine.

Our good friend Kathryn Kates contributing writer for and The Toronto Star’s Saturday At Home With columnist asked us if we would like to showcase our homes in the magazine. We thought what a great way for people to get to know us a little bit more.

Although we are close as sisters and live close to each other,one street over and ten houses down, our decorating styles couldn’t be more different. We each have our own distinct styles.

Georgia’s style is more modern, sleek and minimalist. She likes clean lines and big sunny windows. Just like her smile and personality.

Susanne tends to be a little over dramatic from time to time maybe even a bit flamboyant. Romance is very important to me.

Although our home decorating styles are different we agree when we pick a wine for dinner. Georgia’s wine cellar at home is fully stocked with a great selection f over 5000 bottles.

For other celebrity home features you can read Kathryn’s articles and stories in The Toronto Star every Saturday as well as 6 times a year in Suburban Life.

Uncorking prize homes

Georgia Mensé-Chase and Susanne Seelig-Mensé are sisters known to lovers of the grape as the Wine Ladies. Owners of a small wine agency, the Montreal-born oenophiles have become media darlings in recent years.

SharpLight, Spa In The Village

Join us March 5th for a totally fabulous event at Spa in the Village

Join us March 5th for a totally fabulous event at Spa in the Village

You’re invited to celebrate the launch of our new laser spa treatment, Sharplight! The latest technology in hair removal, skin resurfacing, body conturing and more!!

Complimentary wine tasting, food, prizes, spa treatments, specials and more.

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Thursday, March 5th, 2020

4:00pm-8:00pm

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Indulge in our new spa treatments.

Sip wine & snack while you spa and schmooze.

Win prizes and special discounts.

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Pampering with a conscience. Our spa is eco-friendly and uses cruelty free products. We love our planet. 85 to 95% of our waste is diverted from landfills.

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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….

Sharplight

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On this week’s audio podcast. Chocolate and wine! The ideal couple. Start a love affair this Valentine’s Day!

We have a terrific  show lined up for you today. It may be a little chilly out there but guess what? We’re going to heat things up a little here today and warm our hearts talking about  passion, and romance and wine and chocolate! Why? Because Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Today we pay homage to February 14th, the most romantic day of the year. 

We have all the bases covered with our esteemed guests, from a special bottle of wine, to delectable truffles, a unique and delicious chocolate “spirit” and to love and loving relationships.

Listen to EPISODE 79 here.

And that is where we’re going to start, with amour, with our first guest. 
She is an international speaker, television personality, an educator and entertainer and she has a PHD in Sexual Health Education. Plus she is a relationship expert, she is Jessica O’Reilly, Dr. Jess, The Sex Doctor. Dr. Jess is here to fill us in on some do’s and don’ts for your Valentine. Some tips on keeping your relationship real and connected!

Oh and if you don’t have a Valentine this year, tips on enjoying this special day anyways! Love Dr. Jess’s approach. We watched a few of her videos. Definitely some awesome advice, for the new relationships yes, but also for the ones that have stood the test of time! 

Listen to Dr. Jess on the audio podcast here. (5:26 minutes in the show)

Research shows the top 5 craved things across the board is…

CHOCOALATE!!!
Proprietor Ingrid Laderach Steven joins us from Swiss-Master Chocolatier

Our second guest will know that better than anyone. She is Ingrid Laderach Steven, Swiss Master Chocolatier extraordinaire. Ingrid founded her store the Swiss Master Chocolate Boutique, 33 years ago and has been pleasing chocolate lovers with her stunning authentic Swiss chocolates ever since.

Fans include the likes of NASA astronauts and President Clinton! Ingrid to fill us in the different kinds of chocolate. Why is Swiss chocolate considered the best? Is it really an aphrodisiac? 

 That is the the $64,000 dollar question! 

Listen to Ingrid Laderach on the audio podcast here. (18.55 minutes in the show)

Georgia's Wine Pick. Viticcio Morellino di Scansano 2015
Georgia’s Wine Pick. Viticcio Morellino di Scansano 2015

We’d now like to welcome from the glorious romantic region of Tuscany,  Senore Duccio Dogi, Senore Duccio is the Sales manager for the producer Fattorio Viticcio. They have been producing wine for over 45 years among the rolling green hills of Tuscan wine country in Greve in Chianti between the historic and enchanting cities of Florence and Siena

Duccio Dogi
Senore Duccio Dogi, Export Manager Fattorio Viticcio.

Today Fattorio Viticcioboasts 120 hectares of estate owned vineyards among the hills in Chianti Classico and Maremma. Senore Duccio is here to tell us more about this stunning region, and the beautiful wines Viticcio produces  including a very special release for Valentines Day!

Listen to Duccio Dogi on the audio podcast here. (38.00 minted in the show)

Just released in Vintages Feb 2, 2018. $19.95 per bottle.
Just released in Vintages Feb 2, 2018. $19.95 per bottle.

New Vintages Release… Feb 2, 2019…Viticcio Morellino di Scansano – Georgia’s Wine Pick

Patrick Fee, Vice President Marketing, McCormick Distilling.

And in our final segment we’ll turn our attention to still on a chocolate note, but in an absolutely decadent spirit. It is the 360 Double Chocolate Vodka!!!  And it is so delish. It is produced by McCormick Distilling, which is the planets first eco-friendly vodka.

To tell us all about it we’ll chat with Vice President of Marketing McCormick Distilling Patrick Fee.  

Listen to Patrick Fee here on the audio podcast here. (54.55 minutes in the show)

Cocktail Recipes Inspired with 360 Chocolate Vodka and Tequila Rose Strawberry Cream 

TEQUILA ROSE CHOCOLATE COVERED STRAWBERRY
Click here to listen to the audio podcast.
Click here to listen to the audio podcast.

Cocktail Recipes Inspired with 360 Chocolate Vodka and Tequila Rose Strawberry Cream

New Vintages Release… Feb 2, 2019…Viticcio Morellino di Scansano – Georgia’s Wine Pick

Meet Swiss Master Chocolatier Ingrid Laderach a true leading lady.

Mezzacorona Pinot Grigio

Epic Christmas wines, spirits and gift ideas for the holiday season. 

On today’s show we are celebrating with a wonderful group of guests… a charismatic winemaker from Italy, ( Gruppo Mezzacorona) a local artisan with a great Christmas gift idea for the wine and food lover in your life  (Celtic Relics) and a spirit that’s a perfect ingredient to the classic Christmas drink, Eggnog. (El Dorado Rum)

So joining us first, calling in from the historic beautiful region of Trento, Italy, Lucio Matricardi of Gruppo Mezzacorona. 

Lucio Matricardi of Gruppo Mezzacorona. 

Lucio earned his Ph.D. in viticulture and enology from the University of California at Davis and has worked at wineries from around the globe. 

We recently had the honour of attending a very special luncheon here in Toronto hosted by Woodman Wines & Spirits whereby Lucio was the guest of honour. A spectacular tasting of the winery’s portfolio including the iconic Mezzacorona Pinot Grigio, one of the most popular wines enjoyed all over the world.

Listen to Lucio on this week’s audio podcast at 4:14 minutes in the show.

For highlights of the luncheon and wine tasting…

Experiencing Pinot Grigio in Historic Trento and Sicily Sizzling with Stemmari reds!

Josh Dalziel Celtic Relics

It never ceases to amaze us the power of social media and the incredible connections and discoveries that can be made. This is how we discovered our next guest. 

Josh Dalziel owner of Celtic Relics custom woodworking based out of Fergus, Ontario. Josh creates the most spectacular handmade, custom, live edge designed beauties, including charcuterie boards, tipsy timbers for shots and more. 

He has an incredible story of courage and determination! 

Listen to Josh on this week’s audio podcast at 24:18 minutes in the show.

Celtic Relics Tipsy Timber 10 shot board.
Celtic Relics Tipsy Timber 10 shot board.
Makes a great Christmas gift! Still time to order yours' from Josh! Contact him on Instagram.@CelticRelics

Makes a great Christmas gift! Still time to order yours’ from Josh! Contact him on Instagram.@CelticRelics 

CONGRATULATIONS
@maureengrahamrealtor our lucky winner of the Celtic Relics Tipsy Timber 10 Shot Board. Valued at $140.00.
Shaul Caleb

And to our last guest we jump right into a spirit that has over the last few years found itself becoming a serious player in the respected spirits industry.

Much like “fine spirits” such as Malt Scotch and cognac the premiumization of rum is commanding the attention of many a discerning palate. There is much more to rum than your classic rum & coke.

So to fill us in on the latest in rum, we welcome Shaun Caleb to the show. Mr. Caleb is the Master Distiller for Demerara Distillers located in Guyana. 
 

DDL is touted as one of the best rums in the world. The very smooth and uniquely complex aged El Dorado rums which represent over 300 years of Caribbean rum making. All available at your local LCBO.

Listen to Shaun on this week’s audio podcast at 35:45 minutes in the show.

El Dorado Rum

We recently had the opportunity to enjoy a tasting of Mr Caleb’s rums as well as a few delicious Christmas cocktails. Enjoy!

El Dorado Mistletoe Mojito

To a Collins glass add rum, lime juice, fresh cranberries and maple syrup.  Stir well.  Clap mint in your hand and drop it in the glass.  Add crushed ice and stir up the ingredients from the bottom of the glass until mixed well.  Garnish with a generous offering of mint sprigs, a few cranberries and dust with icing sugar on the leaves.  Serve with a red and white striped paper straw.

El Dorado Holiday Egg Grog

Add rum, eggnog, extract and bitters to a shaker filled with ice.  Shake well and strain into a large rocks glass without ice.  Grate nutmeg and cinnamon over the top of the glass and serve.

Celtic Relics Tipsy Timber 10 shot board.

WIN! Celtic Relics Tipsy Timber 10 Shot Board. Value $140.00. Christmas Instagram Contest

We’re celebrating Christmas and the Holiday Season with an Instagram Contest!

Enter to win this prize.

This stunning Celtic Relics tipsy timber 10 shot board valued at $140.00 could be yours! Handmade right here in Ontario by local artisan Josh Dalziel.  This fabulous prize will be sure to add fun, joy and style to your Christmas and the Holiday Season. Holidays are for family, friends and large amounts of shots! I’m Irish you’re Irish let’s all do some Irish Whiskey!

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Josh Dalziel, Celtic Relics
Josh Dalziel, Celtic Relics

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Enter To Win! Celtic Relics tipsy timber 10 shot board valued at $140 could be yours!

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We will randomly select a winner from the comments below, so stay tuned here and turn on post notifications to see our winner announcement.

Contest Starts Friday, Dec 6th, 2019 at noon and ends – Thursday, December 12th, 2019 at noon EST.

Our winners will be contacted through Instagram DMs & announced in our Instagram Stories. The prizes will be shipped directly to you.  

Bernard Walsh, founder of Walsh Whiskey Distillery and producer of multi awarded Writers Tears Irish Whiskey.

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If you love adventure, solving puzzles and riddles, strategy and wine you are going to love this prize!
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Challenge yourself through our live adventure game which involves solving a series of puzzles and riddles, using a variety of clues, hints and strategies to achieve your objective!  An amazingly fun and interactive experience for any group of 2 – 8 players! 
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3.Tag your drinking partner! (Each friend you tag = One entry) Unlimited tags and entries. We will randomly select a winner from the comments below, so stay tuned here and turn on post notifications to see our winner announcement. Contest ends – Wednesday, June 5th, 2019 at noon EST. Our winners will be contacted through Instagram DMs & announced in our Instagram Stories. The prizes will be shipped directly to you.  

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Episode 83: Yes Way, Rose! Celebrate all things rose for International Rose Day June 8

Marvelous Mother’s Day Contest! WIN Over $600 In Prizes!

The Chronos Observatory. What is often mistaken for a silo on the side of the renovated barn, is in fact the Chronos Observatory. Inside the observatory is a deep space telescope capable of viewing interstellar bodies in significant detail.
The Wine Ladies dressed in Joan Kelley Walker fashions and about to enjoy some Calamus Ball Falls Red and White wine.

Make your Mother’s Day a marvelous one with Calamus Estate Wines and fashions by Joan Kelley Walker!

Enter to win this prize.

Love wine and fashion? Well one lucky mother and guest will join The Wine Ladies May 19th at Calamus Estate Winery and receive an unbelievable experience plus fashions from Real Housewives of Toronto star Joan Kelley Walker’s new fashion collection!

YOUR winery experience will begin in the 100 year old barn tasting room with a sampling of three (3) Calamus Estate Winery’s most popular award winning vintages. After that then join us on the stunning brand new patio restaurant for farm fresh salad, an our arrow head wooden charcuterie board and choice of fresh stone oven pizza. Plus a special service from a Dutch wooden shoe….. 

Grand Opening Weekend Party May 18th and 19th, 2019

You will also walk away with a collection of Joan Kelly Walker Fashions to complete your Mother’s Day experience.

Please make sure that you are available to attend and claim your prize on Sunday, May 19th, 2019. 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm.

Calamus Estate Winery is located ate 3100 Glen Road Jordan, ON L0R 1S0 Phone: 905-562-9303

President and owner Peter Van-Helsdingen of Calamus Estate Winery leads a wine tasting in the 100 year old barrel room.


A selection from the Joan Kelley Fashions available at Walmart.ca Proceeds from the sales donated by Joan to the Breakfast Club of Canada.

Here is How To Enter:

1.Follow us on INSTAGRAM! @ TheWineLadies @CalamusWinery   @JoanKelleyWalkerCollection

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3.Tag your drinking partner! (Each friend you tag = One entry) Unlimited tags and entries. We will randomly select a winner from the comments below, so stay tuned here and turn on post notifications to see our winner announcement. Contest ends – Sunday, May 12th, 2019 at noon EST. Our winners will be contacted through Instagram DMs & announced in our Instagram Stories. The prizes will be shipped directly to you.  

On this week’s audio podcast… Calamus Estate Winery and fashions by Joan Kelley Walker

On this week’s audio podcast… Calamus Estate Winery and fashions by Joan Kelley Walker

Guests: Joan Kelley Walker and Peter Van- Helsdingen

Coming up on today’s show, we salute all the moms, grand-moms and mothers to be, with their very special day just around the corner Mother’s Day of course, a tradition by the way that started 105 years ago in 1914! The creator of the holiday was social activist Anna Jarvis, from Virginia, who after her mom passed away worked tirelessly to establish a special day for her and other mothers of course. And it was actually Woodrow Wilson who finally took notice, clever man  and he’s the guy who  declared every second Sunday in May a national holiday aptly named Mothers Day! 

President Woodrow Wilson and first lady Edith Bolling Wilson are seen in Washington on May 15, 1918. Wilson proclaims Mother’s Day, May 9, 1914
President Woodrow Wilson and first lady Edith Bolling Wilson are seen in Washington on May 15, 1918. Wilson proclaims Mother’s Day, May 9, 1914

We are going to share with you a few ideas on how to help make your mom’s day a little extra special, with our two very fabulous guests today as always.Plus for one lucky Mom, we will be giving away a Marvelous Mother’s Day Gift including wine, a wine experience  and  fashion ! Valued at $600!!

Click here to enter!

And speaking of fashion and mom’s our first guest, many of you already know her  from the hit TV Show The Real Housewives of Toronto. She is a celebrity, an entrepreneur, journalist, philanthropist, and a fashionista. This lovely lady recently launched her own fashion line the Joan Kelley Walker Collection which combines her passion for philanthropy and her long time love of fashion. Proceeds from sales of the Joan Kelley Walker Collection towards feeding Canada’s children through the Breakfast Club of Canada.

Joan will fill us in on how she juggles motherhood and the various roles she has taken on, we’ll learn more about how she got started, her new collection, her life as a TV star and more!

Listen to Joan at 3:54 minutes in the audio podcast.

Joan Kelley Walker Collection available at Walmart.ca

Next, we welcome Peter Van-Helsdingen of  Calamus Estate Winery to the show. Peter and his wife Rosalee realized their life long dream of owning a winery with their recent purchase of Calamus Estate Winery, located in Niagara, producing award winning wines. They are so thrilled and passionate about the winery, some of the beautiful additions that they have made including a 3 tier deck over looking Balls Falls. Peter and Rosalee have been very generous in their contribution to our Marvelous Mothers Day prizes. We are going to chat with Peter about that, about his wines and the super cool Observatory they have there right at the winery!

Easy sipping table wines. The Balls Falls White, notes of green apple, and apricot.Balls Falls Red, medium bodied blend of mostly Cab Franc and Cab Sauvignon.

Listen to Peter at 14:40 minutes in the audio podcast.