Talking Wine With The Stars TV series launches at TIFF with The Wine Ladies

Each year, the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) draws thousands of international filmmakers, stars and media to Toronto and for this year’s festival (Sept. 10-19), we are entering the exciting world of web TV with our unique interview series, Talking Wine With The Stars! This web TV series is being taped in Yorkville!!. “ground zero” for movie stars and fans alike.

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The Wine Ladies talk tiff, wine and celebrity with Jackson-Triggs star winemaker

WOW, this is a very exciting time for us here in our fair city of Toronto, the Toronto Film Festival www.tiff.net is about to kick off in just a couple of weeks, you can feel the groundswell of anticipation percolating! (Or should we say fermenting?)

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Kevin Costner and Susanne

Kevin Costner flirts and plays golf with The Wine Ladies TV

Toronto Star Golf & Travel Show. February 27th March 1st, 2009

Toronto Golf and Travel Show

Toronto Golf and Travel Show

We are inviting you to join us at the 20th Annual Toronto Star Golf & Travel Show, the largest consumer golf show in North America. Three days in spring of golf, golf, golf!

Golf courses, golf destinations, demonstrations by leading golf pros, golf equipment, accessories. And now The Wine Ladies featuring Greg Norman, Nick Faldo and Mike Weir!. Well maybe not any of these great golfers in person but their wines anyway!

Toronto Star Golf & Travel Show

Toronto Star Golf & Travel Show

Georgia is known for playing 36 holes straight, carrying her bag and running from hole to hole with excitement, while I (Susanne) am mostly known for the 19th hole when it comes to playing golf. Be sure to join us at the Golf & Travel Show while we drive home the illustrious points of wines tasting as we sniff, swirl and slurp the wines of these iconic golfers. It is sure to be a hole in one!

Toronto Star Golf & Travel Show

Toronto Star Golf & Travel Show

Date: Saturday February 28th, 2008

Time: 12:00pm, 2:00pm and 4:00pm

Also be sure to tune in to our radio show on Saturday, February 21st, 2008 on 1050 CHUM (or listen online) at 10:00am as we interview the folks from the Golf& Travel Show as well as some other surprise celebrity guests. Lots of prizes for golfers and wine lovers alike including passes to the Golf & Travel Show to all callers. Call in at 1-866-444-8326 or toll free 1-866-444-8326. We would love to hear from you.

There will be lots to do for the whole family at the show. Here are just a few highlights.

Get great tips from Ontario PGA pros for adults & juniors!

Pizza Pizza sponsors the Junior Zone and Clubs for Kids: Junior Golfers can participate in the Pizza Pizza putting challenge and win a free club. Free clubs will be given out to the first 200 kids to participate each day.

Over 5,000 Free rounds of golf will be given away at the show! Book your round at the Play Golf Ontario Pavilion.

Everything a golfer could want under one roof.

Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Dates: Friday, February 27 to Sunday, March 1, 2009
Hours:
Friday: noon – 8:00 pm
Saturday:10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Admission:
Adults $15. Seniors $11. Kids under 12 FREE with adult.
City Parent Family Golf Pass – click here for details

Visit the Toronto Golf Show Website.

Below: Mike Weir Wine teams up with Chateau Des Charmes

Foster’s Inn

 

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The Great Grange reigns! Stunning, seductive and aging with grace!

The Great Grange reigns! Stunning, seductive and aging with grace!

Peter Gago, Penfolds

Those Penfolds luxury wines did not disappoint. Tuesday, September 9th, 2008 will be a day to remember. Seated at Reds Bistro for a unique tasting lead by award winning Chief Winemaker Peter Gago. Peter, bravely fought off the sniffles, not a good thing when you’re the chief leading the tasting. We were treated to an experience, with the wines showing brilliantly and the wine writers and personalities around the table sipping, slurping, commenting and busily scratching down tasting notes, prices and most importantly, availability!

In 2001, the National Trust of South Australia listed Penfolds Grange as a Heritage Icon.

Gathered together to experience this tasting, with each wine being presented with another of a previous vintage, we were all exposed to how these wines develop over a certain time period of cellaring. Anyone who thinks all Australian wines are meant for earlier consumption, you might want to reconsider! Of course these are not just ANY wines from down under. Penfolds has legs! long beautiful legs! excuse the pun.

It is the confidence of Penfolds that allows them to subject their range of wines to an independent assessment, an assessment of wine critics and writers the world over who pen their measure of and opine on the various wines and vintages of Penfolds all to appear, non edited every 5 years in “The Rewards of Patience” a book long anticipated by wine critics and lovers from around the globe. This 6th edition, launched on September 9th here in Toronto, on the 18th in Melbourne and in New York and London not until October, is a wine lovers superb reference for Penfolds; independent and honest.

The Wine Ladies With Celebrity winemaker Peter Gago, Penfolds REDS Bistro, 2008

The Wine Ladies With celebrity winemaker Peter Gago, Penfolds

Enjoy and experience the latter vintages of the wines we were honored to sample, here then is a list of wines to be released with dates and prices;

2005 Yattarna Chardonnay release date: November 8th, 2008 $100.00/bottle

2005 Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz release date: November 8th, 2008 $ 37.95/bottle

2004 St. Henri Shiraz release date: November 8th, 2008 $ 64.00/bottle

2005 RWT Shiraz release date: November 8th, 2008 $135.00/bottle

2005 Bin 707 Cabernet Sauvignon release date: $120.00/bottle

2003 Grange Shiraz release date: September 10th $370.00/bottle

The Rewards of Patience

For precise tasting notes on all of the above please visit www.penfolds.com or treat yourself to a copy of “The Rewards of Patience” for an overview of almost every single wine Penfolds has ever produced!

Penfolds Grange…The crescendo of our “Ultimate Penfolds Experience”

DINE magazine – Sara Waxman Tastes and Tells: 2nd edition now available

Well Toronto is a buzz with TIFF in full swing and people say that this festival is the jump start to the Oscars. Well with all of the beautiful people lining our streets from all over the world, they have to eat of course, but how to know where to go?

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