Win two pairs of tickets(4) to Flat Rock Cellars AW SHUCKS kick-off party July 22nd Value $200.00
Simply “LIKE” The Wine Ladies Fan Page and answer the following question.
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
Winners to be picked Sunday July 3rd, 2011 at noon and posted on The Wine Ladies Fan Page. Good luck everyone!
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.
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
Raise a glass to our “go to kitchen guy” 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.
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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.
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
Event Details Date: 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.
Dear Wine Ladies,
I heard that there is a winery in British Columbia that is actually owned and operated by an Indian Band. This is pretty cool! I’d love to know more! How are the wines and do they make any icewine…my new found passion! Is it possible to purchase any of these wines on line?
Absolutely! The winery you are referring to is called NK’Mip Cellars (pronounced in-ka-meep). It is located in the Osoyoos region in the South Okanagan. It’s actually North America’s first aboriginal-owned and operated winery producing VQA wines. The Indian Band owns 230 acres at the Inkameep Vineyard. Some of the vines dating back to 1968. Forty of these acres are currently being managed by NK’Mip Cellars producing a variety of wines including Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Merlot and Syrah.
Many of the wines, under the direction of head winemaker Randy Picton.
Randy Picton has been honoured with multiple gold, silver and bronze awards from both domestic and international competitions. Do they make any icewine? Indeed they do. In fact with quite an impressive track record. The Nk’Mip Qwam Qwmt 2007 Riesling Icewine was awarded Double Gold at the San Francisco International Wine Competition. A Gold at the Okanagan Wine Festival and Best of Category at Vancouver Magazine International Wine Competition. The list of awards going back several years is pretty impressive.
The newer line NK’Mip Qwam Qwmt, is a reserve line of wines that have also garnered a lot of attention and been recognized with multiple awards. Apart from the winemaking duties of Mr. Picton, he is also involved in training some of the youth of the Osoyoos Indian Band. Training in both the area of winemaking and in the day-to-day operations of running a winery. In fact, a number of the young band members have enrolled at the Okanagan University College taking the winery Assistant Certification Course.