Arlene Dickinson

Join us on this week’s Audio Podcast, International Women’s Day 2018

Arlene Dickinson

Arlene Dickinson, The Dinner Party, March 7th, 2018 International Women’s Day

Join us on this week’s Audio Podcast, International Women’s Day 2018.

We have a fantastic show for you today all in celebration of International Women’s Day 2018 coming up on March 8th. International Women’s Day was officially launched in 1911. Therefore, as a result, 100 years later IWD is celebrated around the world hence 1000’s of events take place honouring women everywhere for their various achievements.

We are proud to celebrate the accomplishments of three extraordinary women, two of which are in one of the most exciting and delicious businesses in the world. Yes, it’s true, we may be a little bias due to this world of wine being ours. And one other in the traditionally male dominated world of politics. You will want to meet THIS Mayor, she is a definite force!

International Women's Day

Our 1st guest… Margo Van Staaveren Winemaker and General Manager of Chateau St. Jean.

Chateau St. Jean is located in Sonoma Valley. This year will be Margo’s 38th harvest at Chateau St Jean. Margo was named Winemaker of the year by Wine Enthusiast Magazine in 2008 and we’re looking forward to learning more about Chateau St. Jean, Margo’s wines and Margo’s story on getting in the biz as a woman. How was  her journey to achieving such success, including challenges perhaps and some great advice for upcoming female winemakers.

Please listen to Margo Van Staaveren at 4:42 minutes into the show.

Breaking through the proverbial glass ceiling!

There has definitely seen a shift in the wine business over the last 10-15 years with a greater presence of women. We attend may events from the weekly wine tastings, the winemakers we meets and to the Export Directors and the various media we would say at least half are women, if not more. And just a side note women been proven to be superior tasters? Or is the jury still out on that?

Mayor Bonnie Crombie

Mayor Bonnie Crombie, Mississauga, Ontario.

In our second segment of the show, we shift our gears to women in politics!

This Mayor is one of the most charismatic, loved and respected Mayors of today in our fair province of Ontario The Mayor of the 6th largest city in all of Canada, the Mayor of Mississauga, Bonnie Crombie. Mayor Crombie was elected in 2014 and will share with us a little about her experience as a female politician, her ascent and what she stands for. Great story ahead from Mayor Crombie.

Please listen to Mayor Bonnie Crombie at 17:28 minutes into the show.

Marilisa Allegrini International Women's Day 2018

Marilisa Allegrini, Allegrini Estates.

 To close off the show its back to vino with Marilisa Allegrini, owner of Italy’s 2016 Winery of the Year.

Marilisa is a  global ambassador for the iconic wine region of Veneto. A voice for the women today in this business traditionally dominated by men, the “voice of Amarone”. Marilisa will join us and share her story of this historic winery going back six generations. We will explore her philosophy, her challenges and her greatest accomplishments.

Please listen to Marilisa Allegrini at 26:56 minutes into the show.

Three amazing women, three perfect candidates to celebrate and honour International Women’s Day!

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This week's audio podcast

Persuasion Dragon Blend 2010

Persuasion Dragon Blend 2010, Georgia’s Wine Pick

Persuasion Dragon Blend 2010

Persuasion Dragon Blend 2010

I had the opportunity recently to enjoy Persuasion but alert to fellow Ontarions, it is only available at select restaurants for now…

For more info on where to find Persuasion or if you are a licensee and would like to offer this wine on your list contact Bill at Noteworthy Wines

$38 suggested retail

So we are talking major celebrity guests on this week’s radio show. Dan Aykroyd joining us on the show this week. So continuing along the vein of celebrity, my wine pick is actually a celebrity wine.This celebrity is also a Canadian. An entrepreneur, a business maven, marketing genius, and known for handing out money. Well if the pitch is right that is! The celebrity I am talking about is Arlene Dickinson of Dragon’s Den. Her wine is called Persuasion Dragon Blend 2010. A red of course.  It is a blend of Russian River Valley AVA Cabernet Sauvignon and Chalk Hill AVA Merlot. It is made at the family owned winery Thomas-George Estates of California. Persuasion is deep purple in colour, is full bodied, has soft tannins and is mouth filling rich in ripe fruit flavours, spice and notes of oak. Be sure to decant as the wine is unfiltered and could throw a little sediment.
 Arlene Dickinson 

Arlene Dickinson

TUNE INTO THE WINE LADIES RADIO SHOW at 3:19 minutes to hear it.

Episode #14 (WL 12-08-2014) Getting into the spirit of the holidays featuring Dan Aykroyd and Crystal Head Vodka.


Join us on this week’s Audio Podcast, International Women’s Day 2018