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Girls' Night Out Sparkling

Add a little sparkle to Easter with Girls’ Night Out Sparkling and chocolate.

Add a little sparkle to Easter with Girls’ Night Out Sparkling and chocolate. Join us as we explore the pairing of these two delectable treats. Two of life’s greatest pleasures, wine and chocolate come together in a blissful union! Perhaps not quite so mainstream as wine and cheese, but definitely as delish, or decadent if not more!

Girls Night Out Sparkling Wine, Easter, The Wine Ladies TV

Girls Night Out Sparkling Wine, Easter, The Wine Ladies TV

Just in time for the Easter holiday! In studio to shed some light on this delectable duo, Doug Beatty Vice President Marketing of the highly successful Girls’ Night Out wines from Lake Erie North Shore, Ontario and Colio Estate Wines as well as Marketing Manager Alison Modesto who will reveal the woman’s point of view.

Girls Night Our Sparkling

Girls Night Our Sparkling

Check out the Girls’ Night Out Face Book Fan Page too for great offers, contests and more. Just like you! Only $14.95 (with deposit) and available at any one of 14 Wine Region of Colio Estate Retail Boutiques or an LCBO store near you.


Did someone say sparkle? It’s time to bring out the glitter (and sequins), grab your friends, and get ready to flaunt it with this wine that’s both elegant and bubbly — just like you!

What should I pair it with?

Perfect for all of your celebrations, you can up the glamour factor and serve this festive favourite with a tray of oysters or steaming hot bowl of mussels.

Taste: Bursting with crisp apple and citrus, lively in the mouth with tropical notes and a racy tartness that compliments the playful bubbles.

Blog post first published April 20,2011

Girls’ Night Out Sparkling for the Oscars!

Celebrate International Woman’s Day with Girls’ Night Out wines, the wine that gives back to women!

Girls’ Night Out Wines is all about the inclusive sisterhood of women. Whether you’re 19 or 90, all women have their version of a Girls’ Night Out. It could be book club, dinner, movie night, you name it, but what’s important about it is that you are with your friends and you’re sharing moments and having fun.That’s what we’re about, celebrating those moments with your friends.

Allison Modesto of Girl's Night Out Wines

Allison Modesto of Girl’s Night Out Wines

And then to close the show, we will welcome Allison Modesto, Brand Manager. Girls’ Night Out Wines  one of the most successful wine brands to hit our market. These wines targeted to none other than us ladies!
Girls’ Night Out Wines, knocking it out of the ball park, produced locally here in the Lake Erie North Shore wine region, Allison will share with us the philosophy behind the brand, and what GNO is up to with respect to helping women advance in the wine business.

Listen to Allison Modesto at 33:60 minutes into the show.

Girls’ Night Out Wines gives back to women!

 For every bottle of  Girls’ Night Out Chardonnay sold from April 26 – May 23 Girls Night Out will donate $1 to Dress for Success, Ontario.
Dress for Success, Ontario is a charitable organization that helps women develop skills for job interviews, and provides business attire for interviews and employment.

Allison Christ, winemaker Girl's Night Out Wines.

Allison Christ, winemaker Girl’s Night Out Wines.

Girl's Night Out Wines. Chardonnay

Girl’s Night Out Wines. Chardonnay

Girl's Night Out Wines. Merlot

Girl’s Night Out Wines. Merlot

Girl's Night Out Wines.

Girl’s Night Out Wines.

Look for a wide variety of Girls’ Night Out Wines at the LCBO and Colio Estate Wines retail locations.


Look for a wide variety of Girls’ Night Out Wines at the LCBO and Colio Estate Wines retail locations. 

Episode 42 

On this week’s radio show…Celebrate International Woman’s Day with us!

We have a fantastic show for you today all in Celebration of International Women’s Day that is coming up on March 8th. International Women’s Day was officially launched in 1911 and today over 100 years later IWD is celebrated around the world with 1000’s of events taking place honouring women everywhere for their various achievements.

So we thought we want to be a part of that too and so today we’re going to welcome three fantastic ladies to the show, each bringing something unique and different to the table, from Royalty, yes as in the Royal Highness  Prince William and Prince Harry, … you won’t want to miss that, to a pioneering, award winning winemaker to a very special brand of wine specifically designed for us ladies!

Meet Vina Santa Rita’s acclaimed winemaker Cecilia Torres Salinas, International Woman’s Day

Colio Bricklayer’s Reward Old Farm Cabernet Franc 2012, Susanne’s Wine Pick.

So for me this week, I am going to our wine growing region of Lake Erie North Shore, our most southerly wine region. Colio Bricklayer’s Reward Old Farm Cabernet Franc 2012 is my wine pick this week.The winery we are very familiar with Colio Estate Wines.  

Colio’s Bricklayer’s Reward Old Farm Cabernet Franc 2012

Colio’s Bricklayer’s Reward Old Farm Cabernet Franc 2012

Susanne'sWine Pick

Susanne’s Wine Pick

In fact we commandeered the mechanical harvester in the Sauvignon Blanc vineyards not too far back.. and have stomped grapes in the barrel cellar…we’ve got quite the intimate relationship with this winery!

 My pick is Colio’s Bricklayer’s Reward Old Farm Cabernet Franc 2012 (vintages 395277)…which by the way Cab Franc is the Papa of the King Cabernet Sauvignon.And Colio’s Cab Franc vines are in the oldest part of their vineyard, so called the “Old Farm”, not one to gravitate naturally to Cab Franc but this time I did and I am glad I did.

For $19.95 big bouquet of blackberries, raspberry touch of spice, of pepper and on the palate big flavor of more blackberry and cassis, I really like it… with my roasted lamb chops I made on my Himalayan salt stones! Great by for $19.95

Listen to my wine review at 5:12 minutes into this week’s radio show.


On this week’s showI am Chardonnay and my day is International Chardonnay Day coming up May 21st.

Episode 22

Our subject,narrow, yet very broad, global in scope of importance to many many wine makers, and certainly wine lovers,and drinkers alike…around the world……we will be dedicating this show and honoring one of the most popular and prolifically grown white, wine grape varietals!

Here is a description of the varietal. Can you guess?

I am a white grape, of noble heritage of the species vitis vinifera.
I am planted in over 400,000 acres worldwide.
I can be made in many styles.
I am NOT finicky.
I have a club named after me…the ABC Club.
There are also numerous spas using me as their namesake, and even baby girls are being named after me.
I am so special that I have a special day that has been named in my honor, on which 1000’s of people around the world celebrate my heritage, what I am and the kind of wines I can make.

I am Chardonnay and my day is International Chardonnay Day coming up May 21st, hence our dedication to this illustrious grape here today!


Wente Vineyards The First Family of Chardonnay…Come Celebrate National Chardonnay Day May 21st with us!



Cuvee Award of Excellence for Viticulture goes to Kevin Donohue, Colio Estate Wines

Cuvee Award of Excellence for Viticulture goes to Kevin Donohue, Colio Estate Wines.

Kevin Donohue

Kevin Donohue

Congrats to Kevin Donohue of Colio Estate Wines for his Cuvee Award of Excellence for Viticulture. The Cuvee Awards are the industry’s Oscars. It was deserved recognition for a lifetime of study and passion in a discipline that is away from the limelight, but centre stage in terms of its critical importance to the wine industry.

Among Kevin’s many roles, he tends the 200 acres of planted vineyards in the company’s vineyards in Colchester. The parcel of 20 acres they own on the Parkway in Niagara-on-the-Lake. One might think that his job gets easier in the off-season when vineyard activity has slowed to a crawl. But, if this winter is any indication, chances are on any given intensely cold night, Kevin will be up all night studying satellite images for temperature and humidity issues to determine whether the vineyard’s eight wind machines will need to be started up.

Cheers to Kevin of Colio Estates!

Kevin Donohue, Colio Estate Wines

Watch what Kevin has to say here around 3 minutes into this video.

Mechanical harvester at Colio Estate Wines, Sauvignon Blanc Vineyards – The Wine Ladies TV

Spectacular Girls Night Out for wine loving fashionistas at Silkeborg