Ed Madronich, Shawn and Ed Brewing Co. and Flat Rock Cellars
Our guest is the Ed, in the Shawn and Ed. Ed Madronich is a co-owner of the brewery as well as the President of the award winning wines of Flat Rock Cellars. The winery is located on the Jordan Bench of the Niagara Escarpment. We welcome Ed to share with us some of the health benefits of enjoying a glass of red wine or beer and learn more about Flat Rock Cellars and the Shawn and Ed Brewing Co.
Craft beer has health benefits.
You read that right!
Research has shown that craft beer has more health benefits than red wine! Craft beer contains more nutrients than does wine. Craft beer also contains some soluble fiber, some B vitamins (notably folate), a range of antioxidants and it is also the richest source of silicon. Silicon in the diet may help in countering osteoperosis.
Wine contains more antioxidants than beer. But do they actually get into the body and reach the parts where they need to work? There are doubts about that. It has been shown that the antioxidant ferulic acid is taken up from beer into the body (more efficiently than from the tomato).
Shawn and Ed Brewing Co. Lagershed
LAGERSHED beers are brewed with the kind of craftsmanship that went into beer making before it became a high volume business.
The brew master prepares LAGERSHED beers for everyday enjoyment using natural, simple ingredients carefully crafted to deliver the great taste adventure only possible when you brew for quality not quantity.
Shawn and Ed Brewing Co, Barrelshed
BARRELSHED brews are like nothing else you’ll find. They are craft brewed then aged gently in wine barrels to produce unique, flavour-filled taste adventures.
Available in smaller batches, BARRELSHED is for those who like to take the road less travelled, to seek adventure that few dare to try because they know new adventures deliver the best rewards.
Uses a variety of beer styles to match to the woody, lightly acidic red wine characteristics.The perfectly-balanced flavour profiles will utilize a variety of malts and hops to provide distinctive oak affected beers that benefit from slow oxidation to generate lengthy, burnt flavours with a light to moderate bitter finish.
Shawn and Ed Brewing Co Beers
Flat Rock Cellars Logo
Flat Rock Cellars was founded in 1999 on a spectacular piece of the Niagara Escarpment known as the Jordan Bench. The winery is perched on a gently rolling slope studded with vines.The building is a quirky, glass-encased, hexagonal masterpiece that’s distinctive and fun. From here you can enjoy our crowning glory, the breathtaking views of the Peninsula and across Lake Ontario to Toronto.
Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Riesling. Given the regional characteristics, the sub region and Flat Rock’s physical location or terroir, these are the three varietals that are the signature wines of Flat Rock Cellars.
We’ve created two tiers of wine within each variety, Reserve and Estate.
The Reserve wines are identified by unique names relating to our wines like The Rusty Shed and Gravity. The Estate wines highlight the individual variety.
The Reserve wines, created from sub blocks in the vineyard that express exceptional purity of fruit. They are intricately layered and show great depth. While the Estate wines provide a fruit forward, easy-drinking wine experience.
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A respected and renowned professional in her field Irene has been helping women through menopause through her consulting, drug reviews, weight management and more. From Hormome Hell to Hormone Heaven!
Hot Chixs Hot Sex
Irene is launching her newbook at a fundraiser on June 20th and will be held at the Shawn and Ed Brewing Company in Dundas. Irene to talk about surviving menopause, not only surviving but embracing. We can’t wait to hear what Irene has to share.
We invite you to join us June 20th, 2018 for the official Book Launch Gala & Fundraiser.
Date: Jan 20th, 2018
Time: 7;00pm -9:00pm
Location: Shawn and Ed Brewing Co. 65 Hatt Street, Dundas, Ontario L9H 0C1
Listen to Ed Madronich at 14:31 minutes in the show.
Shawn and Ed Brewing Co
Ed will also fill us in on some of the latest research on the many health benefits of red wine, and acquaint us a little more with Flat Rock Cellars located on the Jordan Bench of the Niagara Escarpment.
Shawn and Ed Brewing Co Beers
Flat Rock Cellars Logo
Flat Rock Cellars
Gardner Dental Group
Finally who would have thought but it ‘s true, Dental Work is emerging as a New Anti-aging procedure.
Dr. Bruce Gardner
We’llspeak to Dr. Bruce Gardner of Gardner Dental Group, who will give you something to smile about! How do teeth affect overall facial structure, particularly when it comes to aging?And of course who doesn’t love a bright white smile? Dr. Gardner on achieving that brighter smile at home and how your general health is related to your dental. Fascinating info here today on the show.
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While attending the 2012 Niagara Wine Festival we visited Flat Rock Cellars in Jordan, Ontario. Enjoyed a couple of glasses of wine with Ed Madronich, Proprietor. The topic of Ontario wines and how they have evolved over the 30 past years was discussed. Do you think Ontario wines are expensive? Ed shared his views. What do you think? http://flatrockcellars.com
About Flat Rock Cellars
We are here at Flat Rock for two reasons. First, we’re here to make great wine. Second, we’re here to offer you a truly personal wine experience. Everything we do comes from these two basic principles. We start in the vineyard with low yields, progressive viticulture practices and hand picking and sorting the grapes. We continue inside the winery with a sexy gravity-flow design and the latest in wine making equipment from around the world. But that’s just the tip of it. You see, it’s no fun for us if you aren’t enjoying yourself. So you’ll find an infectious sense of fun and lack of pretension at Flat Rock. We love what we do and we want to share that sense of wonder about the mysteries of the vine. From the tasting bar to our wine education programs — it’s all about getting you involved.
Founded in 1999 on a spectacular piece of the Niagara Escarpment known as the Jordan Bench.
Flat Rock is perched on a gently rolling slope studded with vines. The winery building is a quirky, glass encased, hexagonal masterpiece that’s distinctive and fun. From here you can enjoy our crowning glory, the breathtaking views of the Peninsula and across Lake Ontario to Toronto. Look closely at our logo and you’ll see the image of a woman holding a basket of grapes. To us, she is the embodiment of winemaking. Our predominant colour is red because it is not only the colour of wine, but also of passion; and we are nothing if not passionate about winemaking! The rocks that are the geological foundation of the winery and are found throughout the property are the roots of our Flat Rock Cellars name.
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Watch The Wine Ladies TV! Wed July 6th at 2:30PM -3:30PM on ThatChannel.com This week’s show is all about the wine growing province of Salerno, one of five that make up the sun soaked wine growing region of Campania on the Italian Peninsula in south western Italy.
Honorable Edmondo Cirielli President of the Province of Salerno, Mr. Cirielli as well as President of Province of Enoteca di Salerno, Ferdinando Cappuccio.
There are a number of wine principals and dignitaries from Salerno here in Toronto this week for a special event the “ Taste of Salerno” taking place at the Delta Chelsea. So before they head over to the tasting we are very pleased to welcome our two special guests, all the way from Salerno, the Honorable Edmondo Cirielli President of the Province of Salerno, Mr. Cirielli as well as President of Province of Enoteca di Salerno, Ferdinando Cappuccio who will be speaking specifically on the wines, their origin, the unique grapes and taste profiles.
If you missed last week’s show not a problem, please visit For all The Wine Ladies TV podcasts and archived shows visit The Wine Ladies TV Show and That Radio Podhoster from anywhere and anytime.Go local rocks with Flat Rock Cellars, Cameron’s Brewing Company and Gastronomo Vagabundo
Happy Canada Day! Local wine with Flat Rock Cellars, Cameron’s Brewing Company and Peapod Cuisine.
Happy Canada Day. Eh? What better way to celebrate Canada’s 144th birthday this year than with a Canadian bounty of award winning wines, locally grown food and a true local crafted Canadian beer. Our guests this week will help us celebrate in style as we welcome winemaker Ross Wise, originally from New Zealand now working his magic at Flat Rock Cellars, We’ll be tasting the 2009 Rusty Shed Chardonnay that just recently was awarded the only GOLD for a Canadian Table wine at the International Wine Challenge. We will also discover more about the upcoming i4c — International Cool Climate Chardonnay Celebration coming up in July, Also in studio, Australian professional chef Adam Hynam-Smith and his partner Tamara Jensen of Gastronomo Vagabundo, located in St. Catharine’s, with a focus on using local produce to create delicious and healthy dishes. And , what more Canadian then beer eh? We welcome president, entrepreneur and marketer Bill Coleman of Cameron’s Brewing Company, a brewery a true craft brewery that has been passionately brewing their all natural.
Congratulations to Colleen Cole of Toronto.
You and three of your friends are in for a fabulous evening of bubbly and Chardonnays from over 15 international wineries. All paired with the humble oyster.
Colleen correctly answered our trivia question on The Wine Ladies Face Book Fan Page. Name the two red grapes used in making Champagne. The answer… Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier.
AW SHUCKS kick-off party!
Aw Shucks! Nothing can compare with party atmosphere that results when you co-mingle boisterous bubbles and the humble oyster. Rub shoulders and talk barrels with wine producers from 15 international wineries and dance the night away to the sounds of local musicians on the Green Roof Patio, overlooking our estate vineyards and Lake Ontario. For tickets Click Here. Date: Friday, July 22, 2011 Time: 7:30pm-10:30pm Price: $50 (+HST) per ticket Location: Flat Rock Cellars, Jordan
Thank-you to everyone that helped make our Evening of South African Splendour a fabulous one!
Fantastic night of South African culture ,set in the stunning interior decor store Touch De L’Afrique. An evening of spectacular wines from South Africa, scintillating food, mesmerizing music and more. Guests enjoyed the vibrant beat of the African drums, indigenous dance expression and a “medicine man”. All to help send our Canadian culinary team to South Africa this summer for the 3rd “World Chefs Tour Against Hunger”. Helping bring friendship, food, funds and gifts to the African nation from Canada.
The Wine Ladies TV show “One Sip At A Time” welcomed our guests on the red carpet and captured the magic and special moments of this sparkling night. Our silent auction table filled was with an assortment of incredible prizes, featuring something for everyone including a special door prize. A good time was had by all! Watch for the next fabulous The Wine Ladies event coming soon!
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Champagne is made predominantly with three grape varieties. Although the majority of Champagne is ‘white’ in colour, two of the main grapes used are red skinned . The third grape used is Chardonnay (white skinned) Which 2 red grapes are used to make Champaign?
1 Petit Meunier 2.Syrah 3. Petit Verdot 4. Merlot 5. Malbec 6. Cabernet Franc 7.Pinot Noir
Watch The Wine Ladies TV! Wed June 29th at 2:30PM -3:30PM on ThatChannel.com Happy Canada Day. Eh?
What better way to celebrate Canada’s 144th birthday this year than with a Canadian bounty of award winning wines. All locally grown food and a true local crafted Canadian beer. Our guests this week will help us celebrate in style as we welcome winemaker Ross Wise, originally from New Zealand now working his magic at Flat Rock Cellars.
The Rusty Shed Chardonnay 2009
We’ll be tasting the 2009 Rusty Shed Chardonnay that just recently was awarded the only GOLD for a Canadian Table wine at the International Wine Challenge. We will also discover more about the upcoming i4c – International Cool Climate Chardonnay Celebration coming up in July. Also in studio, Australian professional chef Adam Hynam-Smith of Peapod Cuisine, located in St. Catharine’s. Peeped Cuisine with a focus on using local produce to create delicious and healthy dishes. And,what more Canadian then beer eh? We welcome president, entrepreneur and marketer Bill Coleman of Cameron’s Brewing Company. A brewery a true craft brewery that has been passionately brewing their all natural ales, and lagers since 1997. Brewed by a connoisseur,not an accountant.
AW SHUCKS kick-off party!
Aw Shucks! Nothing can compare with party atmosphere that results when you co-mingle boisterous bubbles and the humble oyster. Rub shoulders and talk barrels with wine producers from 15 international wineries and dance the night away to the sounds of local musicians on the Green Roof Patio, overlooking our estate vineyards and Lake Ontario.
For tickets Click Here. Date: Friday, July 22, 2011 Time: 7:30pm-10:30pm Price: $50 (+HST) per ticket Location: Flat Rock Cellars, Jordan
If you missed last week’s show not a problem, please visit For all The Wine Ladies TV podcasts and archived shows visit The Wine Ladies TV Show and ThatRadio.com from anywhere and anytime.
Raise a glass to our “go to kitchen guy” John Anthony Vanderkolk of Kitchen Designers Plus.
John Anthony Vanderkolk of Kitchen Designers Plus
The kitchen is the heart of the home, where everyone comes together, with great food, wine and lively and engaging conversation. The beautifully designed and decorated kitchen can add value both to your home and the enjoyment of it. Meet John Anthony Vanderkolk: kitchen designer and proprietor of Kitchen Designers Plus our new “go to kitchen guy” a.k.a. “Johnny V”. Be sure to follow The Wine Ladies TV with regular tips from Johnny V on the do’s and don’ts, and how to make your kitchen renovation your dream come true.
For all the tips on the perfect kitchen view here.
SAVE THE DATE! September 22nd, 2011 East Meets West Wine Tasting Dinner with The Wine Ladies and Celebrity Winemakers . A fundraiser in support of ArtHouse.
East Meets West Celebrity Winemaker’s Dinner
Join us September 22nd 2nd, 2011 for a spectacular evening of sensory sensations, set in the “singingly stylish” 3 S’s Restaurant located in beautiful downtown Oakville, Ontario. “East meets West” as celebrity winemakers from the spectacular Okanagan Valley, wine region showcase their wines in a friendly battle with the winemakers and wines of the Niagara wine region. Get to know the face behind award winning wine labels from both wine regions, the crown jewels of the Canadian wine industry as celebrity winemakers guide you through the individual wine and food pairings. Truly an evening to savour for all of the senses! Enjoy exquisite wines and scintillating food to mesmerise your palate and magnificent music for your ears and art for your eyes too.
Be entertained with the sensationally talented “3 S’s singing servers”.
A one and only restaurant experience as they showcase songs from smooth n’ silky jazz, snazzy show tunes to classic ballads against the backdrop of an array of special art. The Wine Ladies TV cameras will be there welcoming you on the red carpet and capturing the magic and special moments of this sparkling night. Walk away with your loot bag as a sweet memory of the evening. Our silent auction table will be abundant with an assortment of incredible prizes, featuring something for everyone. The funds raised that evening will are for ArtHouse not-for-profit charitable organization offers cost-free programs to young children, helping them to develop their hidden talents and experience the thrill of creative and artistic expression For more information
Click Here or to purchase tickets: Call The Wine Ladies at 905-338-6797 or online here.
Event DetailsDate: Thursday September 22nd, 2011 Time: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm 7:00pm- 7:45pm: Red carpet and reception (wine, sparkling wine and appetizers) 7:45 pm-10:00pm: 4 course dinner matched with wine 2 wines from each region, your hosts The Wine Ladies and guest winemakers from will lead you through a wine tasting. Place: 3 S’s Restaurant, Oakville, Ontario Cost: $125.00 (HST and gratuities included) Your chance to win and visit a slice of golf heaven!
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NK’Mip Cellars and delish iconic wine Mer’riyn definitely delivers.
Mer’r’iym is our word for “marriage” and the inspiration for a wine that represents the perfect union of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Malbec. A joyful celebration of balance, texture, and length.
Nk’Mip Cellars (Pronounced in-ka-meep) is North America’s first Aboriginal owned and operated winery. The winery is located in the far south of the Okanagan in B.C. Join us as we visit the incredible history of the Osoyoos Indian Band and the role they play in producing these award winning wines. Indulge in the stunning architecture and the native art and artifacts. Embrace the passion of winemaker Randy Picton as he reveals the story and the flavour profile of the iconic wine Mer’r’iyn, meaning marriage. A blend of the 5 grape varietals that typify the great wines of Bordeaux.
“Canada’s most visited winery”, Summerhill Pyramid Winery, Kelowna, B.C
An indulgent, fascinating and delectable tour of “Canada’s most visited winery”, Summerhill Pyramid Winery in Kelowna, B.C. Steve Cipes, founder and owner explains the theory behind the pyramid, the resting place for his barrels, “The Summerhill Pyramid is second only to the Great Pyramid of Egypt for alignment and precision” he explains the effect this chamber has on the wines. Engaging, passionate, colourful. Our brief tour is Complete with sabering Cipe’s award winning sparkling wines set against the backdrop of the majesty of the Okanagan. Insert pictures of pyramid winery stuff here. Your House. It’s anywhere you go to enjoy life, the company of others, good food and great wine, House Wine Company. Where you can just enjoy life’s simple pleasures without concern for details.
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