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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.

United Way Oakville

The Wine Ladies Holiday Special in support of the United Way Oakville. Highlights!

The United Way Gala, Otellos Banquet Hall.Nov 2011

The United Way Gala, Otellos Banquet Hall.Nov 2011

Several weeks ago we held the 1st annual The Wine Ladies Holiday Special in support of the United Way, Oakville at Otello’s Banquet Centre. It was a resounding SOLD OUT success with much needed money being raised towards the $3.6 million $ goal for the United Way Oakville.

Rudy Florio, President and Founder Liaison College introduces the grand prize of dinner at some for 8 served and prepared by Chef Paul.

Rudy Florio, President and Founder Liaison College introduces the grand prize of dinner at some for 8 served and prepared by Chef Paul.

SOLD OUT with over 400 people attending, arriving red carpet ready dressed in their holiday attire. In case you missed it The Wine Ladies TV was there to capture it all.

Stunning table decor prepared by Jackie Connolly.

Stunning table decor prepared by Jackie Connolly.

Many thanks to Liaison College Oakville and the fabulous students that prepared the most exquisite food and to Jackie Connolly for the fabulous decor. A memorable evening where the martinis flowed, the wine and beer pleased everyone’s palates all the while taking in the stunning holiday décor and holiday fashions.

Tom Jones appearance wowed the crowd!

Tom Jones appearance wowed the crowd!

Everyone had an amazing time. The entertainment rocked the room resulting in everyone kicking up their heels and dancing the night away. We would like to thank everyone that made it possible, including the volunteers and the very generous sponsors.

Our Sponsors:

Mary Cardamone, GOLD Sponsor. Many Thanks!!

GOLD: Chisholm Educational Centre, Mary T. Cardamone Royal LePage Real Estate Services Ltd., Brokerage, Liaison College

Jackie Connolly Interior Decorator, SILVER Sponsor. Many Thanks!

Jackie Connolly Interior Decorator, SILVER Sponsor. Many Thanks!

SILVER: Tag #5 Vodka, Cameron’s Brewing Company, Colio Lake & River Wines, William J. Macleod Barrister and Solicitor, Briarwood Cosmetic Surgical Centre, Jackie Connolly Interior Decorator, Otello’s, Splendour & Spice, IGita, Nzyme, Gem Limousine,

BRONZE: Sheddon Physiotherapy and Sports Clinic Sports, Dr. Elliott Berr and Dr. Teresa Caplice, State Farm Darryl R Demille, La Strada fine espresso machines, Jonathan Quinn for men, Silkeborg, Many Faces, In Beauty Med SPA, 21 Minutes to Fit, Peter Bregg Images and Bella Fiore

We would like to thank everyone who came out.

Buy Your Tickets.The Wine Ladies Holiday Special in support of the United Way, Nov 11th, 2010

United Way Holiday event., Nov 11, 2010

Buy Your Tickets.The Wine Ladies Holiday Special in support of the United Way, Nov 11th, 2010

The Wine Ladies Holiday Special for the United Way Holiday Nov 11, 2010

The Wine Ladies Holiday Special for the United Way Holiday Nov 11, 2010

Get yourself red carpet ready for the holiday season. Coming up, November 11th, The Wine Ladies TV show “One Sip At A Time” will be shot on location at Liaison College, at Otello’s Banquet and Conference Centre. A fabulous fundraiser. The Wine Ladies Holiday Special in support of the United Way, Oakville chapter just in time for the up-coming festive season!

To buy your tickets on line

Get yourself red carpet ready for the holiday season. Coming up, November 11th, The Wine Ladies TV show “One Sip At A Time” will be shot on location at Liaison College @ Otello’s Banquet and Conference Centre. A fabulous fundraiser,The Wine Ladies Holiday Special in support of the United Way, Oakville chapter just in time for the up-coming festive season!

Join us for a fabulous evening of fine wine, food, entertainment, great prizes and tips on entertaining for the holiday season, from wine, to trendy and easy appetizers to trimming your tree and decorating with the latest colours and styles.

This must attend event will have all guests arriving in style. Feel like a star as you walk the red carpet after stepping out of a luxurious limousine, and being snapped by a famous photo journalist.

Savour the culinary masterpieces of Executive Chef Paul Hoag of the leading culinary school in Ontario, Liaison College, Oakville campus while sipping on a selection of VQA wines from one of the stunning wines regions here in Ontario.

As for entertainment, rumour has it that Tom Jones, Frankie Vali, Neil Diamond and even Bob Marley will rock the stage for your enjoyment.

For a ticket price of just $25.00 support the United Way while enjoying all of the above plus a chance to win one of Santa’s sleighs brimming over with a variety of stunning wines worth over $1500.00.

For tickets call The Wine Ladies at 905-338-6797 or visit www.thewineladies.com

Over $10,000 in prizes to be won throughout the evening. Live auction prizes will include a dinner for eight prepared in your home by Chef Paul Hoag of Liaison College, a wine tasting excursion via limo to Niagara wine country, and your home personally designer decorated for the holidays including all the trimmings, and more!
All in support of the very worthy cause the United Way, help our Oakville chapter help our community, bring a little brightness to the less fortunate and shine a star just for a brief time for those in need.

Event Details
Date: November 11th,2010 Time: 6:30 pm – 10:00pm: 6:30pm-7:00pm red carpet/photo opportunities
7:00 pm-10:00pm: event program (wine, food, live auction, raffle, speakers, entertainment and taping of The Wine Ladies TV
Place: Liaison College @ Otello’s Banquet and Conference Centre, 2273 Royal Windsor Drive, Oakville, Ontario L6J 7X8
Cost: $25.00 per ticket (includes wine, food, entertainment/speakers plus 1 ticket for a door prize valued at approx $1500.00).
Dress: Dressy /Tres chic

Many thanks to our generous sponsors for making this all possible.

About The Wine Ladies

The Wine Ladies, Georgia and Susanne founded by entrepreneur sister team in 2003, take life one sip at a time as they share the splendour of food and wine for all and the wonderful lifestyle it entails.
Regular national TV personalities, columnists and hosts of their own weekly TV and radio show about wine, food and lifestyle these ladies share their passion and live life to the fullest and without hesitation. Their motto “everything in life somehow comes back to the vine” keeps their audiences entertained and informed.

Contact them at www.thewineladies.com or their Face BOOK Fan Page

The Wine Ladies Holiday Special for the United Way Holiday Nov 11, 2010

The Wine Ladies Holiday Special for the United Way Holiday Nov 11, 2010

Resounding success for 1st annual United Way Holiday party highlights with The Wine Ladies TV

Craig Peters, Founder Tag # 5 Vodka.

Sniff, Swirl and Slurp with Tag No.5 Vodka! Kerr Village Farmers Market, Oakville.

Tag #5 Vodka

Tag #5 Vodka

Engage all your senses.Tag No.5 is it!

Sweet corn based premium vodka with delectable treats!

What does a local farmer’s market, Kerr Village Farmers Market  and vodka have in common? Sweet delicious corn grown locally, the base for this quadruple distilled and filter polished five times vodka. Tag #5 Vodka .

The ultimate vodka experience!

We invite you to join us Saturday, Sept 25th, 2010 for a very special tasting event! Come experience the sensational taste of one of Canada’s finest vodkas made locally in Oakville, Ontario paired up with the delectable food prepared by Liaison College Oakville campus, Ontario’s largest trainer of chefs and cooks.

Richard Messer, Heads up Kerr Street, BIA.

Richard Messer, Heads up Kerr Street, BIA.

We invite you to shop at the local Kerr Village Farmers Market.

Buy your fresh vegetables and fruits. Then join us for a lovely culinary and vodka tasting at Coast Bar & Grill , 355 Kerr Street, Oakville, Ontario. Buying local is buying smart!

Explore and enjoy one of the most popular spirits today, that of vodka
Swirl and sniff? Does this apply to vodka and wine?
Is the “finish” of a vodka as important as it is with wine?
To vodka and vodka cocktails food pairing: Are the principles the same as with wine?
Optimum way to get the most out of your vodka.


There is no cover to attend the event and space is limited to just 40 people. In order to avoid disappointment, it is recommended that you R.S.V.P. in advance. Call 905-338-6797or email info@thewineladies.com (Kerr Village/Tag Vodka event RSVP)

Event Details:

Place: Coast Bar & Grill , 355 Kerr Street, Oakville, Ontario
Date: Saturday, Sept 25th, 2010
Time:11:30 a.m. -1:00pm.
Price: No charge

Every Saturday, many people spend their Saturday afternoon at the Kerr Village Farmers Market form June to October. — with Georgia, Susanne Seelig-Mense and Dale Roosien.

Every Saturday, many people spend their Saturday afternoon at the Kerr Village Farmers Market from June to October. — with Georgia, Susanne Seelig-Mense and Dale Roosien.

About Kerr Village Farmer’s Market

Now entering its fourth season at Heritage Square, in the heart of Oakville, this year’s expanded marketplace has something for
everyone – whether looking for locally grown produce, seeking seasonal ingredients for a favourite family recipe, or simply in search of a trendy community gathering place.

When shopping at the KVFM, you support local family owned farms, as well as independent businesses. This means you get your food directly from the source. Fresher food translates into better taste. And ultimately, better health. As well, precious resources are not wasted on long distance transportation.

You enjoy the most delicious, nutritious and reasonably priced seasonal produce, while meeting face to face with the very people who raise, grow and make your food.

In addition to providing the highest quality products, all KVFM farmers and vendors are committed to the long term well being of our fragile environment. And while some are actually “certified organic,” all practice sustainable farming methods – preserving the richness of their lands for farming generations to come.

The Kerr Village Farmers Market is open every Saturday, June 19th through October 9th between 9 am and 1 pm. This family friendly venue also features the Market Cafe.

The fabulous students who prepared the food for the vodka food pairing event taking place later on in the afternoon! — with Chantel Parkes, David Gosse, Michael Bartello and Winston Tham.

Celebrate in Oakville’s Kerr Village every Saturday all summer long!

Richard Messer, Heads up Kerr Village BIA.

Richard Messer, Heads up Kerr Village BIA.

Come see all the changes at Kerr Village  and join in the celebrations all summer long.

Every Saturday from 9am to 1pm at Heritage Square experience the Farmer’s Market brimming with local produce and goods. Now entering its third season at Heritage Square, in the heart of Oakville, this year’s expanded marketplace has something for everyone – whether looking for locally grown produce, seeking seasonal ingredients for a favourite family recipe, or simply in search of a trendy community gathering place.

We’ll be there too. Come sample a little wine, paired with some interesting food, meet your neighours, be entertained and informed. It’s all about taste! A wine tasting experience

The Wine Ladies and Scotch Block Winery
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Fish Bones Oyster Bar & Grille
335 Kerr Street (opposite the market)
11 am to 1 pm

Discover one of Halton’s best kept secrets. Owned by husband and wife

Team, Bert and Laurie Andrews (Andrews Scenic Acres), Scotch Block

Winery is an award winning producer of dry fruit and grape wines, as well as ice and dessert wines. Visit www.scotchblockwinery.com to learn more.

Caption: Scotch Block Wines and Chef Devin’s decadent desserts

Set that dial to CP24 Radio1050 (1050 am radio dial) or on line  every Saturday morning at 10a.m. to connect with The Wine Ladies radio show.

Radio Show Update Saturday August 22nd,2009

A celebration of local fare, award winning wines and a deliciously entertaining and informative wine tasting will all be our focus this week as we chat Oakville’s Kerr Village Farmers Market. Joining us in studio, Richard Messer, Executive Director Kerr Village BIA, Anise Docherty, Chair, Bert Andrews, Proprietor of Scotch Block Winery and Devin Shumilak, Chef and Market Manager. Black Currant Truffle and Framboise Raspberry & Chocolate are just two of the fruit wines we’ll explore while we discover ideal food pairings and much more.