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Make your own wine, ready in time for the holidays with National Wines U-Brew of Oakville.

Anthony Reis of National Wines U-Brew in Oakville.

Anthony Reis of National Wines U-Brew in Oakville.

Oakville’s Hidden Gem…Real Juice, Real Wine, Real Taste

No it’s not too soon to be thinking about the holidays if you make your own wine and want to have it ready in time!

Our next guest is the proprietor of National Wines U-Brew, a full service wine making facility located in Oakville, Ontario, voted #1 year after year. Anthony Reis will join us to share his knowledge, and experience on what it takes to make premium quality home made wine!

As award winning winemakers often say “it starts in the vineyards with the grapes” and Anthony will concur providing fresh premium grapes from around the world, including our own backyard Niagara.

Listen to Anthony Reis at 22:48 minutes into the show

 

On this week’s radio show…

WIN one of Two Grape Escape Wine Tours to Niagara! Value $1000.00. Discover Washington wines. Make your own wine in time for the holidays. Discover the secret anti aging ingredient and Canada’s most southerly wine region Pelee Island and Pelee Island Winery.

Episode 33

About National Wines U-Brew

We are located in the heart of Oakville. Our Wine Making facility is frequented by the most discerning wine making enthusiast. Specializing in TOP QUALITY PREMIUM WINEMAKING  PRODUCTS, and FRESH PREMIUM JUICES. Now introducing award winning WINE KITS, from Mosti Mondiale.    We also import  FRESH QUALITY GRAPES (PIA BRAND) in season, for the traditional wine maker, as well as all wine making accessories, and supplies.
Our FERMENT ON PREMISE facility is user friendly. JUST COME IN, SELECT YOUR PREMIUM FRESH JUICE, AND RETURN IN 7/9 WEEKS TO BOTTLE YOUR PREMIUM WINE.  We are the sole distributor of Mosti Mondiale products in Oakville.
Come and visit us, and make your best wine ever!!
“WE ARE YOUR PRIME WINE MAKING PLACE”
The Wine Ladies TV TIFF 2009

Walk the Red Carpet for Charity! K.Barketti. Glitter and Glam, Fashion, Food, Wine, Music and Fun! Nov 20th

 

Walk the Red Carpet for Charity! K. Barketti 

of Oakville

YOU ARE INVITED!!

Sip on sumptuous holiday cocktails and seductive wines

Savour Holiday bites

Shop, Shape and show off Holiday fashions suited uniquely to you!

Tips and Tricks for Holiday dressing…

Mini-Up-do’s and styling tips by Celebrity Hair Stylist Linda Hall of Diva Couture Salon & Spa

Get a sneak peek and preview the Joseph Ribkoff Spring 2015 line

 

JOIN THE WINE LADIES and Walk the Red Carpet… for charity!

Over $3,500 and counting in prizes to be won!

FOUR ways to WIN!

Your entrance ticket gives you one chance…

Your “Walk down the red carpet” gives you another

Your gently used piece of clothing you bring gives you yet another

Your additional $5.00 raffle purchases gives you another

 

 Everyone is a WINNER with $50.00 Gift Bags for all!

And

the charitable organization for ladies in need of clothing to find employment WINS too!

Fill the Santa sleigh with…. gently used pieces, dollars from 10% of all sales of K. BARKETTI, dollars from all ticket sales of raffle.

 

Tickets: $20.00

Please Purchase Ticket on line here

Thursday

November 20th, 2014

From: 7:00pm – 10:00pm

 

K.Barketti

236 Lakeshore Road East, Oakville, Ontario L6J 1H8

 

Please call 905-338-6797 to RSVP or email

info@thewineladies.com

 

Thank-you to our generous sponsors and partners!!

 

 

rosé wine tasting

Please join us for a complimentary rosé wine tasting! Customer Appreciation Day with The Wine Ladies & Diva Couture Salon & Spa

@TheWineLadies #JanieLiangSalonandSpa in #oakville great event, loads of prizes, great #wine @RemyPannier #rose #Loire super #chocolate #strawberries @EuroVintage

The Wine Ladies and guests at Janie Liang Salon and Spa in Oakville. Great event, loads of prizes. Remy Pannier rose wine tasting from the Loire.

Join us Thursday, July 17th for Customer Appreciation Day with The Wine Ladies & Diva Couture Salon & Spa in downtown Oakville.

We are always red carpet ready thanks to the efforts of our good friends Cate, Linda and the entire beauty team!

Your evening includes a complimentary rosé wine tasting with us!


The numbers are staggering, wine lovers and aficionados around the world are flocking to rosé.

“Think Pink” this summer and taste why more and more wine drinkers are seeing a lot more pink in their glasses!  No longer sweet on the palate today’s rose´s are crisp and dry with a seductive aroma of fresh field strawberries, raspberries and black currant. Ranging in colour from a soft salmon to a bright pink, ranging in flavour from full berry fruit, to floral notes and touch of mineral, medium to full bodied and complex, these are the rose´s of today! And they are easy going, adaptable to pair with most foods, bringing red wine structure with white wine freshness, toss in a little sunshine and Voilå, the perfect summer sipper!

Door Prizes! Including a Grand Prize Diva Makeover valued at $500.
Product demos – New Optimera Skin care line
Complimentary Service Specials – Nail polish changes by Jessica, Makeup by Lynn Eyebrow shaping by Lynn L and much more.
Live entertainment
Discount on Services and Products and your VIP Invite before Midnight Madness.

PLEASE RSVP at 905-844-DIVA (3482) or email info@divacouturesalonspa.com

Check out Downtown Oakville’s Midnight Madness on Friday, July 19th, more fun and entertainment.

Remy Pannier Rosé d’Anjou is the #1 selling rosé in Ontario! Find out why on The Wine Ladies audio podcast….

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!

 For more great tips follow DARRIN @EmergeLifestyle on Twitter or Like him on FACEBOOK Fan Page

With Darrin Robinson

With Darrin Robinson

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

 

TABLE TOPS SOIRÉE

Join us May 24th TABLE TOPS SOIRÉE featuring BRYAN & SARAH BAEUMLER hosted by The Wine Ladies

TABLE TOPS – DECORATING & ENTERTAINING TRENDS – GENERAL ADMISSION – TICKETS $30.00

SATURDAY, MAY 24 + SUNDAY, MAY 25, 2014 – 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Designer Showcase l Speaker Series l Forget-Me-Not-Café l Prizes l Bake Sale

Showcasing the stunning artistic talents of 30+ interior designers, event planners, decor stores and more

While viewing these ‘tablescapes’ stop by and visit our ‘Ask An Expert’ Booth

Enjoy a relaxing break in our Parisienne inspired Forget-Me-Not-Café where tasty refreshments are available to purchase

Your one day admission includes our Speakers Series focusing on all topics decorating and entertaining

Click here to view/download the Speaker Series schedule and presenters.

Purchase tickets and pre-register for our Speaker Series (space is limited) here

TABLE TOPS SOIRÉE

TABLE TOPS SOIRÉE

TABLE TOPS SOIRÉE featuring BRYAN & SARAH BAEUMLER – TICKETS $85.00

SATURDAY, MAY 24, 2014 – 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Entertainment l Fabulous Silent Auction l Great Food l Beverages

join us for an evening with delectable savouries from Award Winning Cookbook Author and Food Expert, Nadine Hughes

hosted by The Wine Ladies

stroll the ‘tablescapes’ designed by our talented interior designers, event planners, decor stores and more

learn more about ROCK – Reach Out Centre for Kids, recipients of all net proceeds from our Table Tops Event

Your Table Tops Soirée ticket includes a one day General Admission and access to our Speakers Series for either Saturday, May 24th OR Sunday, May 25th.

Click here to view/download the Speaker Series schedule and presenters.

Purchase tickets and pre-register for our Speaker Series (space is limited) here.

Darrin Robinson is the founder of Emerge Lifestyle and Fitness Training located in our hometown of Oakville.

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

Our fitness journey with Darrin Robinson of Emerge Lifestyle and Fitness Training

With Darrin Robinson Day #1 Training begins! Our 90 day transformation.Check out the H2O in our signature wine glasses!

With Darrin Robinson Day #1 Training begins! Our 90 day transformation.Check out the H2O in our signature wine glasses!

With Darrin Robinson Day #1 Training begins! Our 90 day transformation.Check out the H2O in our signature wine glasses!

We love our job as “The Wine Ladies” and appreciate every day and all that it brings.  Fabulous, entertaining and interesting people and places, incredible wines and spirits and delicious and diverse foods from around the world…. all make up our daily diet for life!

Yes, we know… it’s a tough life…. but believe it or not, this amazing lifestyle definitely has a few major challenges too!

The major snag in all of this is…. the challenge to maintain a healthy balance, an abundance of energy and a healthy body!  A fit strong body with enough lean body mass to allow us to indulge in all of the above.

The last couple of years have definitely become more of a struggle. We recognized that we needed to take some kind of action but what? And that’s where Emerge Lifestyle and Fitness Training comes in… and so does super personal trainer/nutritionist and author/ Darrin Robinson.

Darrin Robinson is the founder of Emerge Lifestyle and Fitness Training located in our hometown of Oakville.

A quick visit to his studio, a thirty minute chat and learning Darrin’s philosophy that we “can bid adieu to our treadmill and stair master”…is all we needed. “We are in, when do we get started?”

Oh and the testimonials and before and after posters of a few of his clients.... well those helped too.

Oh and the testimonials and before and after posters of a few of his clients…. well those helped too.

Oh and the testimonials and before and after posters of a few of his clients…. well those helped too.

Our individual food plan... key is planning ahead!

Our individual food plan… key is planning ahead!

Our individual food plan… key is planning ahead!

In a nutshell, Darrin says “the goal is to achieve a certain level of fitness, a reasonable percentage of lean body mass that will allow you to indulge guilt-free, in whatever strikes your fancy whether it be in a glass or on a plate… or both!

It has been two weeks since we had our preliminary consult with “kick-@#5$* Darrin. Our goals are a little different but the journey is the same.

My goal, Georgia is to rid myself of these skinny legs and put on some serious muscle!

My goal, Georgia is to rid myself of these skinny legs and put on some serious muscle!

My goal, Georgia is to rid myself of these skinny legs and put on some serious muscle!

I’ve been on an extended hiatus from working out and its definitely time to hit the weights… “not the treadmill or the bike “ says Darrin, but weights… that’s what you need to achieve a place of fitness and body composition that will allow you to enjoy those amazing foods and wines guilt FREE! Really? Guilt FREE?

As for me, Susanne, I am ready to be the best that I can be. Super strong, fit and looking FF (#oxo%%4* FABULOUS!!!). 

As for me, Susanne, I am ready to be the best that I can be. Super strong, fit and looking FF (#oxo%%4* FABULOUS!!!).

As for me, Susanne, I am ready to be the best that I can be. Super strong, fit and looking FF (#oxo%%4* FABULOUS!!!). 

To be able to slip on an outfit and it looks just right. No fuss, no bother.   Confident everytime. My goal is to be at about 15-20% body fat! Hey I might even apply for a Fitness Model  competition too. Lets see where this adventure takes me.

Be sure to look for our weekly posts of “Darrin says”, little golden nuggets of knowledge that will help us in our quest to meet our goals”

1.Darrin says…. too often we think about sacrificing certain foods when trying to get get fit or lose a few pounds… why not think about what your fit body is sacrificing to eat those foods instead?

2. Darrin says…. Eat frequently….

3.Darrin says…. Post workout shakes. It’s very important to feed your muscles within an hour after finishing your workout.You require a quickly absorbed protein and quickly absorbed high GI simple carb. At Emerge each client is given a custom post workout shake with whey protein and a dextrose based carb source to ensure rapid recover for our client’s muscles.Stay tuned for our progress results o Monday Nov 25th, 2013!

It is important to eat frequently, but not too frequently! Six meals a day is the way to go, eating every 21/2 – 3 hours. More often than and your body will never get the chance to tap into your “reserve tank”. Why is this important? Think of what you eat as going into two tanks… in the first tank the calories are used for your dietary needs/calories,  while in the second your “reserve tank” these calories are storing fat. If you continuously are dumping calories in your dietary tank, your body will never get an opportunity to tap into the “reserve tank” and use up those calories  that are storing fat. Bottom line, eat often, not too often, use up the appropriate calories from both tanks for optimal fat burning, weight loss and overall health fitness

Darrin you see has the formula, once you reach a certain level/degree of fitness many of those calories get cheated, they have very little affect on your body, because your body is equipped to metabolize, metabolize, metabolize! We still have to be reasonable,  although “The Wine Lady” reasonable might be slightly skewed, if you get our drift!

Darrin has so much valuable info to share, we really would like to share some of his tips with you. This guy rocks! Every week we will share a little bit of our journey with you as we strive to each of our individual goals! We have our eyes on the prize…

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We don’t mind sharing…. if you would like to book a consultation with Darrin contact him directly.

November 11th, 2013; 1st Progress Report.

Two weeks into our Emerge Lifestyle and Fitness program with Darrin, our stories are not alike…

For me, Georgia  my first progress today report put a smile on my face! With a little increase in muscle and a reduction of fat! Darrin is pleased, but with slight reservation! Darrin says… the goal was not necessarily to lose pounds (which I did, unceremoniously) but to  gain lean body mass and reduce my percentage body fat. Although I did that too, almost a full pound of muscle, Darrin says “if you are not consuming your quota of good fats and carbs accordingly, your results will be slower and/or compromised”.  My mandate this week, to pay more attention to consuming the required healthy fat quota of the program, incorporating the 3-6-9- essential fatty acids, easily done when the Omega 3-6-9- oil is used for salads, veggies etc). “Make sure you eat those calories Georgia, as dictated in your tailor-made individual program”. Seven days from now, the callipers will make a comeback. I am feeling good! Stay tuned… will the scale tip downward to Darrin’s chagrin or will the “skinny-#$%$# arms and legs gain some strength and tonality? I will do my part, hopefully the body parts will cooperate.

Now as for  me, Susanne… to be truthful I was a little bit disappointed in my results INITIALLY…I am still stuck on the master in the bathroom the bleep bleep bleep scale… I only lost 1 lb in 2 weeks! With years of yo yo dieting my metabolism is a lot slower than my sister Georgia who lost 3lbs!!!! But all is not lost, the good news is I also put on 2 lbs of muscle. This will help speed up the metabolism .

To be truthful on this plan I am not hungry at all and was skipping a few of the protein drinks and some of the 6 mini meals required every day. A big no no… so this week I will be much more diligent with the food plan. The good news is I can already fit into my leather pants that have been way toooooo small for many years. Just in time to, because leather pants are back in style!

November 25th, 2013; 2nd Progress Report.
Darrin Robinson and Georgia.

Darrin Robinson and Georgia.

For me Georgia…Over the last nine months or so leading up to my knee surgery this bod of mine has taken a serious hiatus from working out. The affects of that are plain to see…long, skinny, whimpy legs, with very little muscle… oh come on, how bad can it be you might ask? Pretty bad… one of the major wake-up calls happened when I was getting a spray tan for a fashion show. After I came out of the cubicle I noticed a bunch of white lines around my knee cap area. “What happened here I ask the owner? Oh, it’s not the tanning equipment, you just don’t have any muscle there, so the spay couldn’t access that area…you really should work on that! Yikes, thanks, now that bites!
And lets not even go to the other long, thin extremities, my arms!
Alas, four weeks into working at Emerge, I feel like I am beginning to Emerge! I have gained 2 pounds of lean body mass and am leg pressing 360 pounds! Wahoo! And my skinny arms… well lets just say I got quite a few compliments on a “small bulging bicep at a recent event!

Thanks Darrin, I am slowly starting to feel a little like my old self again… and who knows the way things are going I may not need that second surgury on the other knee. Fingers crossed! .. legs and toes!

Darrin Robinson and Susanne.

Darrin Robinson and Susanne.


For me Susanne….How does one measure happiness? One of the ways is by going through your closet and trying on things that have been gathering dust for quite some time. Trying them on
and lo and behold they fit! This has been my delightful experience this past week.
Just 3 weeks and 3 days into my physical transformation I am down 8.5 lbs of fat and up 5lbs of lean muscle mass! It truly is incredible.
I have been dedicated to the cause and have my eyes on the prize… wearing a bikini in Barbados in early January. Its been a few years to be sure! I’ll even post a picture lol. The workouts and the food plan have been great. My only real challenge has been the omission of wine from my diet for NOW only… soon to be reintroduced once I have achieved my goals
Here Darrin uses calipers on 4 body areas to measure my results! Darrin thank you for your encouragement, friendship, sense of humour and giving me this 
wonderful gift!
December 13th, 2013; 3rd Progress Report.
Darrin Robinson and Georgia.

Darrin Robinson and Georgia.

For me Georgia…
EMERGING…. with definition! So thrilled with my results so far after just 6 weeks with our awesome trainer Darrin over at EMERGE Fitness. Progress report #3. I am feeling a transformation happening.  Starting off just 6 weeks ago with very little muscle, feeling a little “broken” I remember calling it, Darrin promised if I followed the program we would start to see “ripples”  and a gain in muscle and strength pretty quickly. It’s actually been an enjoyable experience… the “diet” or way of eating Darrin tailor-made for me  is very, very palatable! And the workouts are challenging but also an hour I truly look forward to. Darrin’s expertise, his personality and sense of humour ( he did do a little stand-up comedy) makes the time fly by, and this “back” view is not too bad… Next goal… to work on my “stilts” !
Darrin Robinson and Susanne.

Darrin Robinson and Susanne.

For me Susanne…
Just finished up our 6th week of training with my “new best friend” Darrin over at EMERGE! I am ecstatic over my results… 10lbs of fat… count the number of fingers here! GONE and 7 lbs of new muscle is now mine! Overall, the scale shows a loss of about 6 lbs… I have to say the journey has really been a wonderful experience.I am not hungry at all, am enjoying healthy foods and the training although challenging, Darrin has created a program that is challenging for me and fits my physical condition.

We are off to Barbados in January to shoot another episode of The Wine Ladies TV and I know I will be proud to walk the beach!
Merry Christmas from Darrin, Georgia and Susanne

Merry Christmas from Darrin, Georgia and Susanne

We ask Darrin, as The Wine Ladies “vino cheer” is a big part of the holidays! Can you offer us any hints on how we can enjoy without risking losing ground on the progress we have made in the last 7 weeks on our program?

So Darrin says… absolutely! Here are a few tricks of the trade that will allow you to indulge (without going crazy ladies) while still keeping the waistline in check!
Tip #1 If you know you are in for an indulgent evening ahead, plan ahead and cut back on the carbs and the fats thoughout the day. Stick with lean protein choices and plenty of veggies and salad to fill you up..


Tip #2 Stay hydrated before, during and post party time.


Tip #3 Decide ahead of time what your goal is for the holiday season. Do I want to maintain the momentum of losing fat and gaining muscle? Or, do I simply want to maintain my present weight/body composition throughout the holidays and resume my program in the new year? Or do I want to say to heck with it, I am going to enjoy myself, not deny myself (within reason hopefully) and get back on the program in the new year, even if that means taking a few backward steps and re-losing the 4-5 pounds you previously lost. Everybody is different, depending on where you are at this moment any one of the three choices might work for you, but the idea is choose where you are at, and embrace it. Making that mental decision alone will go a long way in your enjoyment of the holiday season. Any if you elect to take option #3, no guilt necessary, enjoy and pick up where you left off… you will get there

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone!

 

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

Happy Canada Day! Local wine with Flat Rock Cellars, Cameron's Brewing Company and Peapod Cuisine.

Cameron’s award-winning products recognized over 200 times at local, national and worldwide brewing awards.

Happy Canada Day! Local wine with Flat Rock Cellars, Cameron's Brewing Company and Peapod Cuisine.

Happy Canada Day! Local wine with Flat Rock Cellars, Cameron’s Brewing Company and Peapod Cuisine.

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, 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, with a focus on using local produce to create delicious and healthy dishes. And , what more Canadian then beer eh?

Bill Coleman of Cameron's Brewing Company

Bill Coleman of Cameron’s Brewing Company, a brewery a true craft brewery that has been passionately brewing their all natural.

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. 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

With Owner Doug Grecco of Cucci Restaurant, Oakville.

Cheers to a healthy heart! February is heart and stroke month.

Cheers, to happiness and great health, particularly HEART health.

The Wine Ladies Wine Tasting Dinner for the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario.

The Wine Ladies Wine Tasting Dinner for the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario.

Which brings us to the focus of this week’s show. Coming up on February 17th, we will be hosting our “Open Up Your Heart” Wine Tasting Dinner, fundraiser in support of the Heart and Stroke Foundation. It’s going to be a fabulous evening featuring 3 incredible winemakers. All there to present their wines and pair with the food, wonderful wines of course, to enjoy, a jazz trio and much more.

It is a cause that we hold dear to our hearts as our Mum passed away in October of 2009 due to stroke. It is our goal to sell as many ticket as we can!

Joining us this week, one of the esteemed winemakers who will be presenting at the event, Dianne Smith, from Green Lane Estate Winery, Niagara’s newest winery. Dianne is committed to putting Green Lane on the map, with her passion for creating wines through biodynamic practices, producing wines with unique flavour profiles.

Viticulturist Matt Speck from Henry of Pelham and new kid on the block GreenLane Winery with winemaker Dianne Smith.

Viticulturist Matt Speck from Henry of Pelham and new kid on the block GreenLane Winery with winemaker Dianne Smith.

Also with us, Executive Chef Extraordinaire… from the beautifully appointed Cucci Ristorante in Oakville, Gordon Goss. Both Diane and Gordon have brought along a few samples as well as their unique passions and talents for their selected crafts.

Open Up Your Heart Fundraiser, Cucci Ristorante,Bronte, Oakville.

Cheers to a healthy heart! Open Up Your Heart Wine Tasting Dinner.The Wine Ladies TV

With Owner Doug Grecco of Cucci Restaurant, Oakville.

With Owner Doug Grecco of Cucci Ristorante, Oakville.

Watch The Wine Ladies TV! 2:30pm Wed Jan 26th, 2011 at 2:30PM -3:30PM on ThatChannel.com

Cheers, to happiness and great health, particularly HEART health, Which brings us to the focus of this week’s show. Coming up on February 17th, we will be hosting our “Open Up Your Heart” Wine Tasting Dinner, fundraiser in support of the Heart and Stroke Foundation. It’s going to be a fabulous evening featuring 3 incredible winemakers. All there to present their wines and pair with the food, wonderful wines of course, to enjoy, a jazz trio and much more. It is a cause that we hold dear to our hearts. Our Mum passed away in October of 2009 due to stroke and it is our goal to sell as many ticket as we can!

Joining us this week, one of the esteemed winemakers who will be presenting at the event, Dianne Smith, from Green Lane Estate Winery, Niagara’s newest winery.

Dianne is committed to putting Green Lane on the map, with her passion for creating wines through biodynamic practices, producing wines with unique flavour profiles. Also with us, Executive Chef Extraordinaire… from the beautifully appointed Cucci Ristorante in Oakville, Gordon Goss. Both Diane and Gordon have brought along a few samples as well as their unique passions and talents for their selected crafts  If you missed last week’s TV show not a problem, watch The Wine Ladies TV podcasts and archived shows on The Wine Ladies TV Show and ThatChannel.com, http://thatradio.podhoster.com/index.php?sid=2574.

Open up your heart….in support of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario….with The Wine Ladies Wine Tasting Dinner.

Space is limited so order your tickets today either online here or call The Wine Ladies 905-338-6797.

Just $125.00 (includes all taxes and gratuities) Every guest receives a loot bag with over $150.00 in gifts. Join us for a fabulous evening of fine wines paired with exquisite food and great entertainment. Get to know the face behind award winning wine labels as select winemakers guide you through the individual wine and food pairings. 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. February is Heart Month, open yours and embrace all this fabulous evening has to offer.

A special thank-you to our Silver Sponsors Fortunes Jewellers, O’Connor Macleod Hanna LLP and Bronze Sponsors Jason Greenlees and Dr. Richard Casey of mdapps.ca as well as Rob Dundas our media sponsor at Oakville Voice.

Meet the winemakers.

Dianne Smith, winemaker from GreenLane Winery, the newest kid on the block in the Niagara region. With a passion for producing wines through biodynamic and organic practices, Dianne is committed to putting GreenLane on the map in Niagara by creating more environmentally sustainable vineyard practices resulting in the production of unique flavour profile wines for GreenLane Estate Winery. Nestled in the 20 Valley area of the acclaimed wine-growing region of the Niagara Peninsula, GreenLane Estate Winery sits on 22 acres of prime vineyard land and offers wine lovers a genuine Niagara winery experience. Dedicated to producing some of the region’s finest hand harvested wines from our mature vines dating from 1990, GreenLane Estate Winery embraces the art of winemaking through intensive personal methods resulting in the creation of higher quality wines with exceptional flavour and texture profiles. GreenLane produces two unique distinct brands including our flagship brand, GreenLane Estate Winery wine and GREETINGS, which combines grapes from our vineyard with sourced premium Ontario-grown grapes. From vineyard tours and private tastings to shopping in our contemporary wine boutique, GreenLane Estate Winery is committed to making your visit a truly memorable one.

The Venue, Cucci Ristorante .FRESH. FUN. CHIC. UNIQUE.

Our evening takes place in the beautifully appointed and intimate Cucci Ristorante located in the Bronte area of Oakville. Recognized as one of the most popular dining spots in the area, proprietor Doug Greco makes everyone feel immediately comfortable and welcomed. Look forward to enjoying a sumptuous four course meal created by Executive Chef extraordinaire, Gordon Goss.  Awesome entertainment throughout the evening Hold on to your seats. This girl can sing! You’re in for a night of Jazz, Blues, Gospel, Soul, and R and B all performed with uncompromising excellence. Mary interprets each tune in her special way. You’ll definitely swing to the Mary McKay trio.

Loot bags for all guests! Valued over $150.00 each

Each guest will receive a fabulous red loot bag valued over $150.00 in gifts and surprises; including the CD ‘Michael’ featuring the hit single ‘Hold My Hand’ from Sony Music.

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A one year subscription (VALUE $35.00) to Wine Access, Canada’s wine magazine with over 125 plus wine reviews in every issue written by the country’s most celebrated wine critics!  The seductive new fragrance from Coty, GUESS SEDUCTIVE eau de toilette (50ml)VALUE:$69.00 PER BOTTLE. The enticing scent evokes femininity, confidence and a seductive charm with notes of bergamot, sambac, jasmine and cashmere wood combined to create an irresistible scent that melts perfectly onto the skin.  Move over cheese! Each guest receives an 8 oz of BRIX chocolate (VALUE:$14.00 PER CHOCOLATE) ,the first line of chocolates specially blended to complement wine. Brix comes in three varieties to enhance the nuances found in great wines. It is packed in 8 oz bricks meant to be fractured like a hard cheese. BRIX Chocolate was recently featured in the LCBO Food & Drink Magazine Winter edition (page 15)  Keep it cool with the goCool bag to keep your wine cool and dry, no need to add ice or water. Graciously donated by RAVI Solutions. All guests receive one. Available in 4 colours.

Silent Auction table filled to the brim!

The Wine Ladies Wine Tasting Dinner for the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario., Gift Bags.

The Wine Ladies Wine Tasting Dinner for the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario., Gift Bags.

Incredible and unique items.

Ridolfi shirts are legendary. Being one of the handful of true master tailors in existence today, one who can design, cut, create assembly techniques, and personally sew the shirt together, attention to detail and ability to achieve perfection is unparalleled. No where will you find such total dedication to elegance than within the Ridolfi products. Value: $300.00.  Stunning fashions by Silkeborg. A charming boutique with two locations in the heart of down town Oakville and Niagara-On-The-Lake,Silkeborg is a delicious blend of hard-to-find labels and emerging designers that is the perfect treat for every woman with a craving for fashion. A gift certificate valued at $250.00 available to bid on.

 Bead 4 Health designed by Nikki Clarke, is Natutrally Yours . All the accessories are hand made from nature’s materials; wood, semi-precious stones, magnets, glass, pearls, shells, straws and feathers and more. Own a stunning original piece by this talented artist valued at over $200.00

Bead 4 Health designed by Nikki Clarke, is Natutrally Yours . All the accessories are hand made from nature’s materials; wood, semi-precious stones, magnets, glass, pearls, shells, straws and feathers and more. Own a stunning original piece by this talented artist valued at over $200.00

 A stunning painting valued at $600.00 graciously donated by ENCHANTED DECOR could be yours’! Enchanted Decor takes pride in enhancing and creating suitable surroundings for families and corporate, with all the trimmings, drawing from hand-selected and one-of-a-kind decorative accessories.

The perfect gift for your wine lover, the VINTURI Wine Aerator.

If you’re looking for a sleek looking, quick and easy, affordable and portable wine decanter your search is over. The VINTURI Essential Wine Aerator is all of that and more. Perfect for decanting just one glass if that’s your pleasure! Bring your VINTURI to restaurants, dinner parties, a girls night out and more.  Relish the beauty of the Harmony Phi Pendant designed and generously donated by 3 time Debeers Diamond Today Award winner and the 2010 Canadian Excellence in Design, Michael daCosta of Fortunes Fine Jewellers of Toronto. Taking inspiration by the beauty of nature, Harmony Phi is based on the Golden Ratio and spirals of PHI. This is just one of many unique and wonderful gifts to be available for the silent auction.

Unleash that sexy, confident, beautiful, woman inside of you!

Aradia Fitness, Oakville www.oakville@aradiafitness.com, a pole dancing and fitness company. It offers regular ladies a fun and safe alternative form of fitness. Bid on an one hour studio Girls Night Out Party for you and your friends, located on Kerr Street in Oakville featuring chair Chair/Burlesque Dancing, Pole Dancing For Fitness. Don’t forget to bring the wine! Value: $300.00.  This and much more throughout the evening and all for a great cause, the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario

Some Important Facts about Heart and Stroke

* Heart disease and stroke is responsible for one out of three deaths per year

* Every 7 minutes, someone dies from heart disease or stroke

* Every 10 minutes, someone dies or is disabled by stroke, and if we can’t support further research and reduce prevalence, in 10 years this could be every five minutes

* Heart disease and stroke are extremely serious, complex and frequently fatal diseases

* Survivors often require the most advanced care available

* Heart disease and stroke have a greater impact on Canadians’ health than all other diseases combined – including cancer

* Almost 1 in 5 Canadians over the age of 65 are living with some form of heart disease of stroke

* 300,000 people in Canada are living with the effects of stroke and this number is predicted to increase significantly with our aging population

* Heart disease and stroke costs the Canadian economy over $22.2 billion a year including direct healthcare costs, as well as indirect economic costs related to disability and death

* The rates are on the decline and has been since 1951 though the amount of cases are going up because we have a larger population and people who are living longer.

Nzyme Restaurant in Oakville features a raw food diet.

Cheers to a healthy New Year with Yoga, a raw food diet and a glass of wine of course!

Nzyme Restaurant in Oakville features a raw food diet.

Nzyme Restaurant in Oakville features a raw food diet.

Cheers to a healthy New Year with Yoga, a raw food diet and a glass.

Let 2011 be your best year ever. A healthy, strong body, a focused mind of clarity and wisdom and a spirit of calm.

Barb Leese of Igita Yoga.

Barb Leese of Igita Yoga.

Join us this week as we welcome Barb Leese of iGita Hot Yoga Club, Spa and Boutique, certified professional in Yoga, Personal Training and Mind/Body. An extraordinary woman who will share her expertise in finding wellness through the mind/body connection with a specific focus on the practice of hot yoga.

Maureen, Owner Igita Yoga.

Maureen, Owner Igita Yoga.

Then acquaint yourself with the extraordinary health benefits of enjoying a raw food diet, not what you think!

Angie Brown, Certified Chef in raw food diet preparation and Proprietor of Nzyme Restaurant in Oakville will tantalize us with her a few of her latest recipes including her Rawsagna. A twist on the conventional lasagna, and her eggless egg salad sandwich.

Bonterra Organic Vineyards

Bonterra Organic Vineyards

We all toast to our health with an organic glass of Bonterra www.Bonterra.com Chardonnay from Mendocino County, California. Cheers!

Bonterra Chardonnay 2017, Susanne’s Wine Pick.