Tag Archive for: Okanagan Valley

Dirty Laundry…”The Okanagan’s Dirty Little Secret”..Hear why on The Wine Ladies audio podcast!

To the Okanagan Valley in BC, one of the world’s most northerly wine making regions. The Okanagan Valley is BC’s premier wine making region and is consistently ranked among the world’s best at international competitions. Joining us Mason Spink, Mason is the winemaker for a very cool and exciting, award winning winery, not only for their awesome wines but also as a destination as voted by TRIP Advisor as the area’s Top Wine Destination. The winery is Dirty Laundry and do they have a story! Get the “dirt” on Dirty Laundry and what makes them and the Okanagan so fabulous.

Listen to Mason Spink at 27:55 minutes into the show


On this week’s audio podcast…

Wine World News… Hot off the Press with UK’s Wine Critic Jancis Robinson PLUS the Pacific Northwest Winning Wine Regions, BC and Oregon.

Extra, extra, read all about it! We have the latest scoop on what is happening in the world of wine. Coming to you today from one of the greatest authorities on wine worldwide. She hails from the UK and is Jancis Robinson.

You’ll hear all about what is happening in China’s vineyards. Yes they grow grapes, they make wine and in fact are the 5th largest producer of wine in the world.

We’ll chat about climate change. Is it affecting our vineyards and how? And finally we have red wine, white, rose and yellow, but have you heard of “orange wine”? And no it is not made with oranges!

We like to stay on top with what’s going on in our market here as well. So as we just recently had a Vintages release of some of the wines of the Great Pacific Northwest, we thought we would take this opportunity to share with you what is going on in two of it’s exciting regions.
Our next two guests hail from award winning wineries representing BC  and Oregon.

Sokol Blosser, Legacy Oregon winery since 1971, The Wine Ladies Audio Podcast.

David & Cynthia Enns

Laughing Stock Blind Trust Red 2012 Merlot Blend, Georgia’s Wine Pick.

Laughing Stock Blind Trust Red 2012 Merlot Blend

Laughing Stock Blind Trust Red 2012 Merlot Blend

Happy Canada Day everyone! I am also celebrating our west coast and the stunning Okanagan Valley, with a winery situated in the desirable sub region of the Naramata Bench. The Naramata Bench boasts ideal conditions for ripening Merlot and Bordeaux varieties. And believe me this is no laughing matter, the winery Laughing Stock strives everyday not to live up to its unfortunate name! Lol

My wine is the Laughing Stock Blind Trust Red 2012 Merlot Blend, and what’s cool about this wine, is the winery encourages you to have a Blind Trust in the wine by not disclosing the varietals on the label.Try it and see what you think. Its a big Bordeaux style blend.

Georgia's Wine Pick

Georgia’s Wine Pick

A very intense wine with ripe blackberry, blueberry. Medium bodied and ripe tannins. Chocolate notes and a long finish.

If you really want to know the varietals are listed, they are kept under wrap and seal of the capsule.

Laughing Stock Blind Trust Red 2012 Merlot Blend

Laughing Stock Blind Trust Red 2012 Merlot Blend

$37.95 at Vintages… at the LCBO

Episode 25

Happy Canada Day! Introducing our new weekly radio segment SIP and SLEUTH To Win!

Ask The Wine Ladies…Bring on the Okanagan wines please!

Winery spotlights St. Hubertus Estate Winery of the Okanagan Valley.

Winery spotlights St. Hubertus Estate Winery of the Okanagan Valley.

We had an opportunity to visit Kelowna and Okanagan wine country recently with a wonderful visit with Andy Gebert of St. Hubertus Estate Winery. Dating back to the mid 1920’s, the St. Hubertus & Oak Bay vineyards are some of the oldest in the Okanagan Valley. Since 1984, the Gebert Family use sustainable farming practices on their 76 acre vineyard, to produce wines that reflect the terroir of the north Okanagan valley under the St. Hubertus & Oak Bay label.

Astrid Young with The Wine Ladies, That Channel TV

Bring On The Sunshine with California Wines! The Wine Ladies TV! Our guest Astrid Young.

SIDEWAYS... The Movie.

Hi movie buffs and wine lovers!

“What was the name of the movie that won an Oscar for “Best Adapted Screenplay” in 2004 that saw the sales of Pinot Noir soar and those of Merlot nose-dive? Know the answer? If you do you could win an autographed book “ Being Young” by Astrid Young www.astridyoung.net , author, singer, songwriter, sommelier and baby sister of Neil Young. Enter today. We’ll announce the winner live on the air TODAY!

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Episode: Bring On The Sunshine with California Wines!

Astrid Young joins us in studio today to tell us all about what’s it like “being young”. We will discuss her musical career and will lead us through a tasting of one of California’s best products. It’s wines, including the wines of Napa Valley and Beringer Vineyards.

Beringer Vineyard’s Rhine House

Beringer Vineyard’s Rhine House

Also joining us in studio chef Kevin McKenna of Globe Bistro will give us the details on “skinny” food, just in time for the Academy Awards, dahling!

Bring On The Sunshine with California Wines! Tune in 8:30am Sunday March 21st on The Jewel Radio Network.

If you missed last week’s show not a problem.

Join us as the award winning wines of British Columbia’s two distinct wine producing regions of Vancouver Island and the Okanagan Valley (Mission Hill Family Estate www.MisssionHillwinery.com ) take centre stage this week.

Wine and cheese… the perfect pairing and marriage! In studio, hailing originally from out west, Mark Moffatt, sommelier, wine writer and owner of Dine N’ Vines www.dinenvines.com. He will lead us through a tasting of the wines from the Olympic province. Also in studio Gurth Pretty, professional chef, cheese connoisseur and author will give all of the cheesy facts. www.cheeseofcanada.ca.

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Episode:Beautiful British Columbia and It’s Wines! 

Espagne here we come!

We invite you to join us in Spain June 2010 for our wine, culinary and cultural tour to the leading wine growing region of Rioja, stunning Barcelona, the cosmopolitan city of Madrid and more. Discover tapas, tempranillo, flamenco and more. A trip to Spain means to live an experience that you will never forget. Come discover it with us. For more details https://www.thewineladies.com/one_sip_at_a_time/join_the_wine_ladies_in_spain_june_2010_http_wwwthewineladiescom