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Celebrate Father’s Day at the Niagara Integrated Film Festival…great film, wine and food!

Lord Mayor of Niagara-on-the-Lake, Pat Darte

Lord Mayor of Niagara-on-the-Lake, Pat Darte

 Up next a Lord, the Lord Mayor of Niagara-on-the-Lake, Pat Darte for the scoop on NIFF. And for tips on getting the best out of your trip to his town and the Niagara region.

Listen to Lord Mayor Pat Darte 51:50 minutes into the show

Pondview Estate Winery

Pondview Estate Winery

Pondview Estate Winery

Konzelmann Estate Winery

Konzelmann Estate Winery

Konzelmann Estate Winery

Pillitteri Estates Winery

Pillitteri Estates Winery

Pillitteri Estates Winery

We got to enjoy first hand the Film Feast experience on a media press tour whereby we visited Pond View Estate Winery, Konzelmann Estate Winery and Pillitteri Estates Winery. At each winery, we experienced a flight of wines accompanied by prepared hors d’oeuvres and two short films from Canada’s Not Short on Talent. Fantastic experience! Mark your calendar for Saturday June 20th or Sunday June 21st!

On this week’s radio show…Happy Father’s Day

Calling all Dads out there.This show is for you! We have you covered  for your special day Fathers Day!

Coming up we’re going to talk about what might be some of your favorite things…like lip smacking delicious, bold burgers or crunchy flavor filled spicy homemade tacos or to quench your thirst how about a small batch craft beer chock full of flavor,no additives,all natural, just 100% pure delicious.Or straight from the small, rugged and remote Scottish island of Islay comes the authentic premium single malt Scotch whisky,a wee dram for you lads perhaps?

And for the fine wine, food and film buff we bring you the 2nd annual Niagara Integrated Film Festival. Taking place on Father’s Day weekend where you can choose from a plethora of wine tasting dinners, movie premiers, short film screenings, and much more!

And finally the tables are turned on The Wine Ladies when we are interviewed by Laura Wolfe a student who is studying the art of social media and blogging. We give her our thoughts on social media!

Alright so its time now to salute all the Dads out there, Happy Father’s Day, lets start!!!

Episode 25

Ardbeg Scotch Whisky often described as the greatest distillery on earth! On this week’s radio show… just for Dads all over the world!

Red Stone Winery

Red Stone Winery to host FILMALICIOUS at NIFF June 19th and 20th

Paul Pender, acclaimed winemaker at Tawse Winery and consulting winemaker for Red Stone Winery

Paul Pender, acclaimed winemaker at Tawse Winery and consulting winemaker for Red Stone Winery

Paul Pender, acclaimed winemaker at Tawse Winery and consulting winemaker for Red Stone Winery will join us to fill us in on their Niagara Integrated Film Festival (NIFF) FILMALICIOUS experience (June 19th) and a little more about this much touted new winery.

Listen to Paul Pender at 45:11 minutes into the show.

 

On this week’s radio show…

Everything is coming up Rosé …Think pink when you grab a drink!

Episode 24

Rosés are one of the hottest trends in wine. They have been enjoying huge growth in popularity and are definitely getting the respect they are due. Gone are the days of super sweet and sappy pink rosés. Now when you think pink, think crisp,dry,fruity,delicious and well made wines. They are now made from most wine growing regions around the world. And so today we salute rosé. It is the perfect time with the warm weather upon us. To  learn more about what makes pink the perfect drink for summer enjoyment and beyond.

Tawse Gamay Noir 2013, Susanne’s Wine Pick.

Uncork your love of Cinema

On this week’s audio podcast…Unlock your love of Cinema.The 2nd annual Niagara Integrated Film Festival.

This is such an exciting time here in our wine country, the 2nd annual Niagara Integrated Film Festival, otherwise known as NIFF is kicking off June 18th -21st. We’ll be welcoming hundreds of excited wine,food and film buffs from around the world!
Over 50 films will be premiering and the Niagara region will be awash with actors, movie directors, producers, script writers. It’s going to be fantastic!

“Uncork your love of Cinema” at this weekend long event marrying film,food and wine with a wide range of ways you can participate. Starting off with a stupendous Opening Night Experience extravaganza gala. Loads of movie screenings, wine tastings, and glittering after parties just to name a few.

Let’s not forget the other stars! Our winemakers and chefs who have teamed up to bring you the foodie and film buff “Oscar” worthy wine tasting dinners, exquisite wine and food pairings all weekend long.

Episode 23

Unlock your love of Cinema.The 2nd annual Niagara Integrated Film Festival, otherwise known as NIFF kicks off June 18th -21st.

Niagara Integrated Film Festival

Niagara Integrated Film Festival

Dino Fazio, Niagara Integrated Film Festival Manager

Dino Fazio, Niagara Integrated Film Festival Manager

Kicking off the show we’ll be welcoming Dino Fazio, Niagara Integrated Film Festival Manager and Dino will fill us in on all that this cinematic experience has to offer long after the credits roll!

Listen to Dino Fazio at 6:10 minutes into the show.

And many different wineries are hosting events including Jackson Triggs Niagara Estate who will be hosting the Ultimate Gala Experience for three nights… in glamourous Hollywood premiere-style, before, while and after you take in your riveting film premiere you will be treated to a divine tasting menu created by Executive Chef Tim MacKiddie of JT… who will be our second guest.

Listen to Tim MacKiddie at 21:15 minutes into the show.

And finally we turn our attention to one of the films actually premiering at NIFF. Our next esteemed guest is the screenwriter, and the producer of this film. It was shot in the Niagara region in which the plot surrounds the wine, sex, relationships,etc. She is an award winning screenwriter, known for her work on the movie Looking for “Angelina” and now she has our vote for an Oscar! The film is called the The Colossal Failure of the Modern Relationship and our guest is Alessandra Piccione.

Listen to Alessandra Piccione at 32:43 minutes into the show.

 

Watch the teaser here for a sneak preview of the film.

103 Minutes I Comedy, Drama, Romance I 2014 l Canada I English I World Premiere I PG
Director: Sergio Navarretta
Cast: Enrico Colantoni, Krista Bridges, David Cubitt, Brooke Palsson

BUY TICKET :June 19 | 6:30 PM | Spotlight | Landmark Cinemas

The Colossal Failure of the Modern Relationship

Wine and romance are both uncorked in this delightful journey into Niagara’s spectacular wine country. The film was shot in various locations, including several wineries, a B&B and a restaurant–keep your eyes open to spot the locale–and employed dozens of local cast and crew. The film celebrates the region while not glossing over the work required keeping a relationship strong. While Niagara Falls has enjoyed the moniker “Honeymoon Capital of the World” since the early 1900s, amour seems trickier for the couples in The Colossal Failure of the Modern Relationship. Love in the new millennium is harder to balance—how do you keep a fine vintage relationship from turning to plonk? – Kate Yorga