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TOP 3 Tips to survive the holidays! The Wine Ladies Top 10 New Year’s Resolutions and the year in review!

Top 10 New Year’s Resolutions

WE want to share with you our Top 10 New year’s Resolutions. So today we thought  we would share with you snippets of a few select interviews we’ve done over the year, a few of our faves and a few that all have one thing in common… and that is offering up specific tips we can all use this holiday season.On everything from how best to cook the big bird,to selecting great value wines, to your spirit of choice and even terrific holiday fashions.
We’re bringing back Chopped Canada winner Chef JohnRoss Woodland for his tips on holiday entertaining, world renown wine journalist Jancis Robinson from the United Kingdom,Jancis talks about wine scores, should we chase these wines, yes or no? Sam Heitner from the Champagne Bureau in Chicago on bubbly…

 Bill Redelmeirer of Southbrook Vineyards here in NOTL,trending now biodynamic wineries, what does that mean?….his was the 1st to be certified in Canada, and finally, last but not least, if you have a penchant for delish premium vodka,Crystal Head, love the blues, great comedy and the movies Ghost Busters, be sure to stay tuned and be entertained once again by our very own Dan Aykroyd.

 

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Darrin Robinson of Emerge Lifestyle and Fitness

Darrin Robinson of Emerge Lifestyle and Fitness

Personal trainer & nutrition expert Darrin Robinson of Emerge Lifestyle and Fitness shares his
TOP 3 Tips to survive the holidays!

#1 TIP  Pick and choose your food and dining battles!
#2 TIP  Eat more of low impact food and only taste the richer foods!
#3 TIP Reduce your carbohydrate  intake loading up to and Christmas Day!


To learn more tune into this week’s radio show.

Also on the show today, before we get to those brief interview segments…. getting through the holidays leading up to New Years Eve…will that special dress still fit! Or for the guys, will your shirt button… button?  Our fitness guru, personal trainer Darrin Robinson of Emerge Lifestyle & Fitness Training will join u and shares his  “3 basic tips/tricks to make sure that it does

Top 10 New Year's Resolutions.

Top 10 New Year’s Resolutions.

Top 10 New Year’s Resolutions

1) We will, no matter how painful or arduous, dedicate ourselves to

fulfilling our doctor’s orders of having one glass of red wine per day…
Got to keep the ticker healthy!

2) We promise to never drink any wine before its time!

3) Our new found love for hiking will continue with a promise to scale
another peak, another mountain. Macchu Pichu this year, Angels Landing before… whats next?  Mount Everest,Mount Kilimanjaro anyone?

4) YES!!! Yet another reason to continue to enjoy our red wine! Keep the
Pinot Noir coming, one of the top grapes for “resveratrol” composition!

A glass of red will give you about 640 mg of resveratrol. Resveratrol is a
naturally occurring antioxidant found in the skin of red grapes. Research
has shown that resveratrol can reduce or slow down certain signs of aging.

Let’s pull a Jack Benny, 39 AGAIN! Fill her up… Actually not quite, leave
enough room to swirl, about 1/6 to 1/4 the volume of the glass, depending on
the size of the glass.Swirl,sniff and savour!

5) Discover a new wine, a new grape or a new region at least once a week and
tweet to our friends.

6) Write a book…

7) Continue to explore organic and biodynamic local wines to help reduce our carbon
footprint.

8) We love connecting with fellow wine lovers, enthusiasts and wine novices
around the world, our goal is to try to bring the world of wine together,
one person at a time, one tweet at a time, one sip at a time!

9) This year be a part of the annual Beaujolais Race! We’re working on it…

10) And finally for the Top Ten’s #1 New Year’s Resolution….we promise to
continue to spread our playful approach and wine tasting philosophy to the
most unsuspecting wine aficionado!

Every day presents a new opportunity to be the best we can be, enjoy,
embrace and be challenged. As Oprah says “Cheers to a new year and another
chance for us to get it right”. We’re with you Oprah, live, learn and live
what you learn!
Santorini

On this week’s radio show….Out of the ordinary, but quite extraordinary! Dining on dirt or in the dark?

O’Noir located in the fabulous city of Montreal.

O’Noir located in the fabulous city of Montreal.

Coming up on today’s show “Out of the ordinary, but quite extraordinary”… that is our theme this week. We have got some really cool things we’re going to talk about…including a very unique and different style of growing grapes on a volcanic island… I’ll bet you, you have never heard of this or seen it before, it is really really quite something,  we’re also going to talk about two very different styles of dining… including dining in the dark.

Our first guest will be the founder of the restaurant O’Noir located in the fabulous city of Montreal, where you dine in complete darkness, no candles, no cell phones, no luminous watches… nothing…this style of dining is all the rage in Europe, New York, LA and now in Canada! So we’ll get the scoop and get enlightened on this culinary experience when the founder Leo of O’Noir joins us.

The other unique style of dining… are you ready for this? Dining on dirt, gourmet dirt that is…another foodie trend,  one of the newest things in haute cuisine. We speak with the founder and  Chef of the restaurant Actinolite, named “ one of the most essential places to eat  in Ontario if not all of Canada” Justin Cournoyer, will share his thoughts on this trend, why he searches out soil near maples and pines, what he does with that soil and who not all dirt is created equal… and we’ll hear first hand why so many are flocking to his restaurant…that Justin Cournoyer coming up

And to the volcanic island of Santorini, Greece, and their seductive delicious wines  where the vineyards look like a field of rows upon  rows of baskets! Not a basket case at all, … rather quite unique and brilliant the way they have the vines intertwined and woven like a basket that protects the luscious grapes… To tell us all about it we speak with Konstantinos Rampaounis of the Kolonaki Group, a prominent Toronto wine agency specializing in Greek wine.

And finally also trending huge these days, Food Trucks!  We’ll chat with the founder of the Feisty Jack Food Truck, named one of the TOP 10 Food Trucks in Toronto, British cuisine, its more than you think, not just bangers and mash, although they have that too  and also  the first Hybrid Food Truck-Restaurant in Toronto… … all this coming up….

This healthy, speedy BBQ dish, dishes up huge flavour and packs a punch with secret ingredient that keeps you young! Personal trainer and guru Darrin Robinson of EMERGE Lifestyle grills up a super dish that includes a glass of wine too… a skinny wine that delivers big on taste, little in calories! Watch the video here.

On this week’s radio show…
Out of the ordinary but quite extraordinary!

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Château Ksara Réserve du Couvent 2011

Boutari Santorini 2013 Assyrtiko

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Healthy living, from the plate to the glass to the strong and sexy body!EMERGE Lifestyle and Fitness.

This healthy, speedy BBQ dish, dishes up huge flavour and packs a punch with secret ingredient that keeps you young! Personal trainer and guru Darrin Robinson of EMERGE Lifestyle grills up a super dish that includes a glass of wine too… a skinny wine that delivers big on taste, little in calories!

Personal trainer and guru Darrin Robinson of EMERGE Lifestyle grills up a super dish that includes a glass of wine too

Personal trainer and guru Darrin Robinson of EMERGE Lifestyle grills up a super dish that includes a glass of wine too.

On this week’s radio show…
Healthy living, from the plate to the glass to the strong and sexy body!

BRAND NEW SHOWS every Monday at 10:00 am and Wednesday at 2:00 pm
or listen ON DEMAND on line anytime.

On this weeks radio show “getting the skinny” on skinny low cal wines. A huge trend we are seeing these days.We’ll be chatting with  brand manager Sarah  Ripley for Skinny Grape wines, plus getting the dish on delish healthy recipes with Personal trainer, Performance Nutrition Specialist and Chef, Darrin Robinson.

Darrin is our personal trainer and founder of EMERGE Lifestyle and Fitness Training who says,thank -god,yes, to a glass of wine is  A-OK from time to time.

And also joining the three of us, in the 2nd half of the show Michael Ryan Thibodeau, Michael is the CEO of Fitness STAR International an incredible fitness oriented organization that also hosts competitions for all ages!  Of which Darrin is the Head Judge and Vice President.

And finally in our last segment, calling in from California, we focus back on the grape. Paul Novak, CEO of the company WholeVine, where the pomace is turned into an array of golden nutritional foods…hmm hmm… .BE sure to stay with us, so much coming up this hour.


Canada’s first low calorie wine is here

It’s bursting with flavour that’s nothing short of fabulous! At only 80 calories per glass (142 mL), you can really have it all! Available in 4 amazing varietals – Chardonnay,Shiraz, Pinot Grigio and Rosé. These low-calorie wines pair beautifully with your favourite foods and still fit perfectly into health and calorie conscious lifestyles. Now you can have your cake, and a glass of wine too!

WholeVineTM Culinary Grapeseed Oil

Don’t confuse our oils with ones you’ve used in the past.

Welcome to a new kind of grape seed oil that we call our “culinary” oil because it imparts natural flavor character to your favorite dishes. All WholeVine grapeseed oils are crafted pure, so there’s no need for refining. Each has a distinguishable varietal character, in the same way that wine’s character can be distinguished by varietal.

Joining the three of us, in the 2nd half of the show Michael Ryan Thibodeau.

Michael is the CEO of Fitness STAR International an incredible fitness oriented organization that also hosts competitions for all ages!

Di Bernardino Pecorino 2013, Georgia’s Wine Pick.

Domaine Le Grand Retour Plan de Dieu 2011, Susanne’s Wine Pick.

Darrin Robinson

Can a bottle of wine shape your arms, just in time for summer?Our personal trainer says it can be done!

How can a bottle of wine shape your arms, just in time for summer? Our personal trainer says it can be done! Darrin Robinson of Emerge Lifestyle and Fitness shows us how, check it out here.

Darrin says…no excuse for flabby arms and shoulders for summer.

If you don’t belong to a gym or own any weights, not to worry here’s an alternative that really works! 3 easy steps to supreme shoulders just in time for the halter dress! And for you guys out there get those delts going, nothing sexier than strong, shapely arms!

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With Darrin Robinson

With Darrin Robinson

It is time to Emerge with Darrin…Emerge Lifestyle and Fitness Training. The Wine Ladies get in shape!