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

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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!

For tickets to The Dinner Party, International Women’s Day 2018.

This week's audio podcast

“Pitchin in” on Foodnetwork Canada…plus she’s got her own restaurant right here in Toronto called Ruby Watchco…. Chef Lynn Crawford

Extraordinary women of wine, food and politics! Chef Lynn Crawford, Evelyn Campbell and Bonnie Crombie.

On this week’s radio show… 

Extraordinary women of wine, food and politics!

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Coming up on this week’s show…woman, woman and more woman…..in wine, food and politics!

We are going to speak with 3 incredible ladies,each hugely successful, each  in their own individual fields…including a celebrity Chef TV host, a founder of an innovative, quirky award winning winery…. .
And last but not least….a fierce contender, with beauty and brains, she is a mayoral candidate for the 6th largest city in all of Canada…  who also happens to have a wine connection, an intriguing story you will not want to miss

Our first guest … The first female Executive Chef ever for the Four Seasons worldwide, she is the author of 2 books, she is the host of the incredibly entertaining TV show “Pitchin in” on Foodnetwork Canada…plus she’s got her own restaurant right here in Toronto called Ruby Watchco…. Chef Lynn Crawford

Coming up after that the Blasted Church… that is the name of a winery in the Okanagan Falls of B.C. with wines that go by the names…. Unorthodox Chardonnay, OMG Sparkling wine and Mixed Blessing. We’ll have a chat with the proprietor and risk taker, we might add, especially a the time… Evelyn Campbell

And finally…. Bonnie Crombie, the mayoral candidate for Mississauga is going to join us on the line, the hometown of ConnectMeRadio.com, Bonnie will give us her take, her vision for the town that we love, and also share a story of intrigue, of exceedingly valuable wine labels that she has the scoop on, all that coming up!

 BRAND NEW SHOWS every Monday at 10:00 am and Wednesday at 2:00 pm
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Dear Wine Ladies,

Is it true that you can open wine with a shoe? I don’t believe it.

Derek,Halifax, Nova Scotia

Click here for the answer.

If you missed last week’s radio show…

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