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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
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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.

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

Create inspiring and delicious cocktails using two superb spirits.

The series of 360 Vodkas available in twelve decadent flavors including a focus today on the popular 360 Double Chocolate Vodka. The 360 Eco Luxury Chocolate Vodka, LCBO # 396671, $16.90 per 375 ml bottle is a six times distilled vodka made with eco awareness and corporate responsibility. It’s chocolate just like you want it… deep, dark and deliciously seductive. That’s the irresistible result of pairing smooth 360 Vodka with a double dose rich and creamy Chocolate.

And completing the cocktails, a daring alternative…the Tequila Rose Strawberry Cream, LCBO# 382747, $29.95 per 750 ml bottle the original strawberry cream liqueur! Combining strawberry cream with tequila…exotic, unexpected and delicious! Over twenty years later, Tequila Rose Strawberrhttps://tequilarose.comy Cream remains the world’s best-selling strawberry cream liqueur and was the inspiration that paved the way for the unique cream liqueurs that have followed.

Check out these 10 cocktail recipes

TEQUILA ROSE STRAWBERRY SPLIT  BRANDS: 360 Double Chocolate Vodka. Tequila Rose Strawberry Cream Liqueur. INGREDIENTS: 0.5 oz Tequila Rose. 0.5 oz Banana Liqueur. 0.5 oz 360 Double Chocolate Vodka. INSTRUCTIONS: Layer in a shot glass.
TEQUILA ROSE STRAWBERRY SPLIT
BRANDS: 360 Double Chocolate Vodka. Tequila Rose Strawberry Cream Liqueur. INGREDIENTS: 0.5 oz Tequila Rose. 0.5 oz Banana Liqueur. 0.5 oz 360 Double Chocolate Vodka.
INSTRUCTIONS: Layer in a shot glass.
TEQUILA ROSE CHOCOLATE COVERED STRAWBERRY BRANDS: Tequila Rose Strawberry Cream Liqueur. 360 Double Chocolate Vodka. 1.0 oz Tequila Rose. 0.5 oz 360 Double Chocolate Vodka. Splash of Half and HalfMix together and sever.
TEQUILA ROSE CHOCOLATE COVERED STRAWBERRY
BRANDS: Tequila Rose Strawberry Cream Liqueur. 360 Double Chocolate Vodka.
INGREDIENTS: 1.0 oz Tequila Rose. 0.5 oz 360 Double Chocolate Vodka, splash of Half and Half
INSTRUCTIONS: Mix together and sever.
CHOCOLATE COVERED RASPBERRY BRANDS: 360 Red Raspberry Vodka. 360 Double Chocolate Vodka. INGREDIENTS: 1.0 oz 360 Red Raspberry Vodka. 1.0 oz 360 Double Chocolate Vodka. 0.5 oz Simple Syrup. 3 Raspberries. 1.0 oz Sour Mix. 0.25 oz Raspberry Liqueur. INSTRUCTIONS: Shake and strain. Splash with lemon lime soda on top.

CHOCOLATE COVERED RASPBERRY
BRANDS: 360 Red Raspberry Vodka. 360 Double Chocolate Vodka. INGREDIENTS: 1.0 oz 360 Red Raspberry Vodka. 1.0 oz 360 Double Chocolate Vodka. 0.5 oz Simple Syrup. 3 Raspberries. 1.0 oz Sour Mix. 0.25 oz Raspberry Liqueur.
INSTRUCTIONS: Shake and strain. Splash with lemon lime soda on top.

360 DOUBLE CHOCOATE VODKA BULLDOG BRANDS: 360 Double Chocolate Vodka INGREDIENTS: 2.0 oz 360 Double Chocolate, 1.0 oz Coffee Liqueur, Cream, Cola INSTRUCTIONS: Mix ingredients in glass with ice and top with Cola and cream.
360 DOUBLE CHOCOLATE VODKA BULLDOG
BRANDS: 360 Double Chocolate Vodka
INGREDIENTS: 2.0 oz 360 Double Chocolate, 1.0 oz Coffee Liqueur, Cream, Cola
INSTRUCTIONS: Mix ingredients in glass with ice and top with Cola and cream.
360 DOUBLE CHOCOLATE VODKA COVERED ORANGE BRANDS: 360 Mandarin Orange Vodka, 360 Double Chocolate Vodka INGREDIENTS: 2.0 oz 360 Mandarin Orange Vodka, 0.5 oz OJ., 0.5 oz Agave Nectar, 0.5 oz 360 Double Chocolate Vodka, Chocolate syrup for drizzle. INSTRUCTIONS: Add ingredients shake with ice and strain into martini glass that has been drizzled with chocolate syrup.
360 DOUBLE CHOCOLATE VODKA COVERED ORANGE BRANDS: 360 Mandarin Orange Vodka, 360 Double Chocolate Vodka
INGREDIENTS: 2.0 oz 360 Mandarin Orange Vodka, 0.5 oz OJ., 0.5 oz Agave Nectar, 0.5 oz 360 Double Chocolate Vodka, Chocolate syrup for drizzle. INSTRUCTIONS: Add ingredients shake with ice and strain into martini glass that has been drizzled with chocolate syrup.
360 VODKA S'MORE  BRANDS: 360 Double Chocolate Vodka 2.0 oz 360 Double Chocolate  INGREDIENTS: 0.5 oz Agave Nectar 3.0 oz Lemon Lime Soda 1.0 oz Chocolate Syrup Graham Cracker for rim.  INSTRUCTIONS: Rim a martini glass with graham cracker rim. Drizzle 1.0 oz chocolate syrup in glass. Mix ingredients together and  strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a roasted marshmallow.
360 VODKA S’MORE
BRANDS: 360 Double Chocolate Vodka 2.0 oz 360 Double Chocolate
INGREDIENTS: 0.5 oz Agave Nectar 3.0 oz Lemon Lime Soda 1.0 oz Chocolate Syrup Graham Cracker for rim. INSTRUCTIONS: Rim a martini glass with graham cracker rim. Drizzle 1.0 oz chocolate syrup in glass. Mix ingredients together and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a roasted marshmallow.
INGREDIENTS: 360 Double Chocolate Vodka, McCormick Irish Cream Liqueur INGREDIENTS: 2.0 oz 360 Double Chocolate Vodka, 0.5 oz Peppermint Schnapps, 0.5 oz McCormick Irish Cream. INSTRUCTIONS: Shake and serve up with a candy cane.
BRANDS: 360 Double Chocolate Vodka, McCormick Irish Cream Liqueur
INGREDIENTS: 2.0 oz 360 Double Chocolate Vodka, 0.5 oz Peppermint Schnapps, 0.5 oz McCormick Irish Cream.
INSTRUCTIONS: Shake and serve up with a candy cane.
360 DOUBLE CHOCOLATE JALAPENO MARTINI BRANDS: 360 Double Chocolate Vodka INGREDIENTS: 2.0 Oz 360 Double Chocolate Vodka, 1 Jalapeño Pepper sliced,pinch Cayenne Pepper INSTRUCTIONS: Muddle Jalapeño Pepper slices. Add ingredients. Fill with ice. Shake/Strain.
360 DOUBLE CHOCOLATE JALAPENO MARTINI BRANDS: 360 Double Chocolate Vodka INGREDIENTS: 2.0 Oz 360 Double Chocolate Vodka, 1 Jalapeño Pepper sliced,pinch Cayenne Pepper
INSTRUCTIONS: Muddle Jalapeño Pepper slices. Add ingredients. Fill with ice. Shake/Strain.
360 CHOCOLATE VODKA PEPPERMINT SHOT BRANDS: 360 Double Chocolate Vodka INGREDIENTS: 2.0 oz 360 Double Chocolate 0.5 oz Peppermint schnapps INSTRUCTIONS: Shake over ice and serve in a chilled martini glass.
360 CHOCOLATE VODKA PEPPERMINT SHOT
BRANDS: 360 Double Chocolate Vodka
INGREDIENTS: 2.0 oz 360 Double Chocolate 0.5 oz Peppermint schnapps
INSTRUCTIONS: Shake over ice and serve in a chilled martini glass.
BRANDS: 360 Double Chocolate Vodka, McCormick Irish Cream Liqueur INGREDIENTS: 2.0 oz 360 Double Chocolate,0.5 oz Coffee Liqueur. INSTRUCTIONS: Shake ingredients with ice in a shaker and strain into a martini glass.
360 MOCAHATINI
BRANDS: 360 Double Chocolate Vodka, McCormick Irish Cream Liqueur INGREDIENTS: 2.0 oz 360 Double Chocolate,0.5 oz Coffee Liqueur. INSTRUCTIONS: Shake ingredients with ice in a shaker and strain into a martini glass.

ENTER TO WIN…Instagram Valentine’s Day Contest.The Ideal Couple! 360 Vodka and Tequila Rose for the perfect pairing.

360 Double Chocolate Vodka

360 Double Chocolate Vodka the planets,first eco-friendly vodka.

360 Double Chocolate Vodka

360 Double Chocolate Vodka

We are always on the look out for something new and exciting! We recently discovered an absolutely decadent, delicious spirit. As lovers of anything having to do with the coco bean, this vodka, the 360 Double Chocolate Vodka produced by McCormick Distilling is the best! “The planets first eco-friendly vodka” is not only delish but there’s a lot going on here to feel good about and are excited to share with you.

 

McCormick Distilling, producers of 360 Vodka

And once again this year, The Wine Ladies will be hosting several chocolate and beverage tastings at the 5th Annual Luxury Chocolate Show over at Roy Thomson Hall. In preparing for the show we were recently introduced to a couple of really delicious unusual “chocolate infused” beverages. We would love to share with you including a product of a unique chocolate vodka, 360 Double Chocolate Vodka from McCormick Distilling . As well as a delectable award winning chocolate beer, Young’s Double Chocolate Stout, all paired with one of our faves, BRIX chocolate.

Join us for 3 special Wine, Spirit, Beer and Chocolate seminars Sunday, Nov 8th, 2015 at 1:00pm, 2:30pm & 4:00pm. Get your ticket on site at the show.

Next, we welcome ow to the show Patrick Fee.Patrick is with McCormick Distilling,he is the Creative and Design Manager.Here to tell us all about 360 Double Chocolate Vodka and 360 Vodka the brand.

Listen to Patrick Fee at 23:50 minutes in the show.


 

 

On this week’s audio podcast…
Its Tequila time with Jose Cuervo!
Plus new delicious chocolate infused spirits and beer in time for the 5th Annual Luxury Chocolate Show.

Episode 36

Today we shift gears away from the grape vine and delve into the illustrious blue agave plant. To the number one selling tequila in the world, Jose Cuervo! Jonny Gray the Brand Ambassador for Jose Cuervo Tequila will fill us in on Jose Cuervo. As well as some of the myths and truisms surrounding Mexico’s signature spirit
The 5th Annual Luxury Chocolate Show is coming up in Toronto November 8th. With everything you can possibly imagine under one roof all having to do with chocolate. What is striking is how big this event has become. A true testament to the growing love and fascination with the beloved coco bean. And NOT only in Toronto. There are many events and festivals that go on now around the world all celebrating the ubiquity of chocolate, and the many ways it is being incorporated into our daily diets.

Celebrate Dias de los Muertos with #1 Tequila Jose Cuervo.