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I love bison meat but don’t know which wine pairs with it. Can you help? Ask The Wine Ladies

Double Bison Sirloin

Double Bison Sirloin


I would love to surprise my husband with a fabulous homemade dinner made with one of his favourite meats bison. I am not too familiar with this meat. Leaning toward a ribeye and wondered if you have any suggestions on which wines might pair well. Any ideas on how best to prepare and perhaps even source these meats? I live in a rural area so there’s not too much availability in my neck of the woods.

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We too are fans of the various meat alternatives such as bison, becoming increasingly more popular in restaurants and more available in butcher shops. Bison (often used interchangeably with buffalo meat) is known to be leaner and less dense than beef and is widely accepted as one of the tastiest and healthiest all-natural alternatives to the traditional meats.

When it comes to wine pairing, this meat has considerably less fat than beef, wines with less tannin will make for a better match. WHAT IS TANNIN? Tannins come from the skins, stems, and seeds of the grapes. As well as from the oak barrels the wine may have been aged in. That dry sensation you feel in your mouth when drinking a red wine is due to the tannin in the wine. The more tannic the wine, the more you will pucker up and feel the sensation.

The reason the level of tannins are relevant when it comes to pairing red wines and meat is that tannins cut through the fat of the meat. If one is enjoying a fattier cut, such as a juicy fatty rib eye steak, opt for a big Napa Cabernet for example. As bison is a high protein, lower fat alternative, a better choice would be a red wine with softer tannins such as a Pinot Noir, Malbec, a softer Syrah or perhaps a Tuscan Sangiovese.

As far as availability goes, upon a little investigative work, we learned of a company based in Montreal that markets high quality bison. The bison is raised without the use of any chemicals, hormones or steroids. Norfolk Bison ships across Canada and offer a wide range of wild game products. There is also one recipe we would like to share with you called the “Double Bison Sirloin; Michael Jordan’s style” that includes a touch of truffle oil and would pair beautifully with a silky Pinot Noir.

For more information, visit northforkbison.com.

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Grilled Wild Boar Steaks
Grilled Wild Boar Steaks

TODAY on The Wine Ladies Audio Podcast…The Best Anti-Aging Secrets Revealed. The Wine Ladies Ask The Experts.

Irene Hogan book launch party at Shawn and Ed Brewing Co.

Irene Hogan book launch party at Shawn and Ed Brewing Co.

TODAY On The Wine Ladies Audio Podcast… 

The Best Anti-Aging Secrets Revealed. The Wine Ladies Ask The Experts.


Our focus; Our bodies, our mind, our health, staying vibrant and youthful no matter the chronological age with tips from three very special guests.

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Irene Hogan Book Cover photo

Irene Hogan

We’ll kick off the show with Irene Hogan, The Menopause Expert, and author of Hot Chixs Hot Sex.

Listen to Irene Hogan at 3:43 minutes in the show.

A respected and renowned professional in her field Irene has been helping women through menopause through her consulting, drug reviews, weight management and more. From Hormome Hell to Hormone Heaven! 

Hot Chixs Hot Sex

Hot Chixs Hot Sex

Irene is launching her new  book at a fundraiser on June 20th and will be held at the Shawn and Ed Brewing Company in Dundas. Irene to talk about surviving menopause, not only surviving but embracing. We can’t wait to hear what Irene has to share.

We invite you to join us June 20th, 2018 for the official Book Launch Gala & Fundraiser.

Date: Jan 20th, 2018

Time: 7;00pm -9:00pm

Location: Shawn and Ed Brewing Co. 65 Hatt Street, Dundas, Ontario L9H 0C1

Click here to get your COMPLIMENTARY ticket or email irene@hotchixhotsex.com

Ed Madronich Flat Rock Cellars

Ed Madronich Flat Rock Cellars

  In our second segment we’ll be chatting with one of the Founders of Shawn and Ed Brewing Co, Ed Madronich.

Listen to Ed Madronich at 14:31 minutes in the show.

Shawn and Ed Brewing Co Logo

Shawn and Ed Brewing Co


Ed will also fill us in on some of the latest research on the many health benefits of red wine, and acquaint us a little more with Flat Rock Cellars located on the Jordan Bench of the Niagara Escarpment.

Shawn and Ed Brewing Co Beers

Shawn and Ed Brewing Co Beers

Flat Rock Cellars Logo

Flat Rock Cellars Logo

Flat Rock Cellars

Flat Rock Cellars

Gardner Dental Group

Gardner Dental Group

Finally who would have thought but it ‘s true, Dental Work is emerging as a New Anti-aging procedure.

Dr. Bruce Gardner

Dr. Bruce Gardner

We’ll  speak to Dr. Bruce Gardner of Gardner Dental Group, who will give you something to smile about! How do teeth affect overall facial structure, particularly when it comes to aging?  And of course who doesn’t love a bright white smile? Dr. Gardner on achieving that brighter smile at home and how your general health is related to your dental. Fascinating info here today on the show.

Listen to Dr. Bruce Gardner at 26:50 minutes in the show.




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Meet Irene Hogan, The Menopause Expert, Author Hot Chix Hot Sex…On this week’s audio podcast.

On this week’s audio podcast…Meet Ed Madronich, Shawn and Ed Brewing Co. and Flat Rock Cellars

Want whiter, healthier looking teeth! Dr. Bruce Gardner Gardner of the Dental Group shares on The Wine Ladies Audio Podcast.

Coming Up Next On The Wine Ladies Audio Podcast.International Sauvignon Blanc Day May 4th, 2018, #SauvBlancDa

Sokol Blosser

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

We turn our attention next to Oregon, which to many is synonymous with Pinot Noir, that fickle varietal, the most planted in the state at which Oregon excels! But there’s more! Now considered a world class wine region, Oregon has 18 approved wine growing regions, over 600 wineries and 900 vineyards, and the state is known for high quality award winning wines.

Kelly Brown the V.P. of Consumer Sales. Sokol Blosser

Kelly Brown the V.P. of Consumer Sales. Sokol Blosser

To fill us in more and share with us the story and wines of a very special, pioneering winery founded in 1971 called Sokol Blosser, we chat with Michael Kelly Brown the V.P. of Consumer Sales. Sokol Blosser is family owned and operated, organically farmed winery located in the Willamette Valley, having established themselves as a true legacy Oregon winery.

Listen to Michael Kelly Brown at 40:54 minutes into the show


Sokol Blosser, A Legacy of Oregon Wines since 1971.

Sokol Blosser, A Legacy of Oregon Wines since 1971.

1970 was winding down when our founders, Bill Blosser and Susan Sokol Blosser pulled their ’68 VW Camper up to an abandoned prune orchard some 30 miles southwest of Portland. These moonstruck kids had little farming experience and just a basic knowledge of wine making. What they did have, in abundance, was a passion for growing the Pinot Noir grape and creating world-class wine. Soon after settling on this extraordinary land, they planted their first vines and cinched their place as pioneers in Oregon’s budding wine industry.

Pinot Noir never tasted so good!


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.

Hahn Winery Pinot Noir 2013

Hahn Winery Pinot Noir 2013, Georgia’s Wine Pick.

Hahn Winery Pinot Noir 2013

Hahn Winery Pinot Noir 2013

So my wine pick also hails from California, and I know you would love this wine too. I’m going with a Pinot Noir today that really delivers big and at a great price point. $18.90 in our market.And finding inexpensive Pinot noir is not that easy, this elusive grape that it is, so I am happy!

Georgia's Wine Pick

Georgia’s Wine Pick

So from a family owned winery based in the Salinas Valley, Monterey County, this Pinot Noir is very enticing with an aroma of strawberries, hints of plum and spice, and full rich flavor with berries and cherries a hint of oak and spice. And to add to your Earth Day this winery was the first in Monterey to be certified SIP or Sustainable in Practice.My wine pick is the Hahn Winery Pinot Noir 2013. This will definitely be a standard go to Pinot for me.

Listen to my review at 4:05 minutes into the radio show.

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This week’s episode….Episode #21  (WL-04-25-2015)

A taste of Italy…Amarone,Grappa and Italian cuisine.

On this week’s radio show…A taste of Italy…Amarone, Grappa & Italian cuisine.Introducing Fabulous Finds For Foodies… Alioli Ristorante, Mississauga, Ontario

Hahn Winery Pinot Noir 2013

Hahn Winery Pinot Noir 2012, Monterey, California, Susanne’s Wine Pick.

Hahn Winery Pinot Noir 2012

Hahn Winery Pinot Noir 2012

Well I find myself in the same camp as Miles did in Sideways. He adored Pinot Noir as so do I! As you know Pinot Noir is often referred to as the heart break grape, because its so hard to grow. Just like the womanizer Jack broke Stephanie’s heart (played by Sandra Oh) in the movie. This grape can be very fickle indeed and break a winemakers heart too.

Susanne'sWine Pick

Susanne’s Wine Pick

My pick is the Hahn Winery Pinot Noir 2012. Hanh is a family owned winery out of Monterey. They’ve been making wine for over 30 years and have maintained their commitment to high quality and handcrafted wines. You can depend on Hahn!

This Pinot gives me what I like! It’s medium in body, wonderful aromas of strawberry, cherry and notes of spice. $18.95, a super buy


Hahn Pinot Noir Monterey

Pinot Noir

LCBO#: 226555 – $18.95

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Episode #5.Wine and Film

On this week’s radio show…with the Toronto International Film Festival in full swing we thought we would have a look at some of the roles that wine has played in a variety of movies and the impact that these films have had on you the consumer! Take the movie Sideways for example, the sales of Pinot Noir skyrocketed and what happened to the sales of Merlot?

They tanked…. for awhile anyways! Well we’re going to find out why because joining us on the show is Frank Ostini, the owner of the Hitching Post II Restaurant, frequented by Miles and Jack in the film Sideways, now celebrating it’s 10th anniversary.

Also joining us, one of the most influential wine critics, journalists, authors, wine TV show hosts, Jancis Robinson about the film Red Obsession, the story of wine from Bordeaux to Bejing…. An incredible story.

Also, Kathryn Kates,proprietor of Kathyrn Kates Public Relations,journalist and song writer, Kathryn currently writes a column Celebrity Dinner Date, of which we were one, or a duo, we’ll chat with Kathryn about that as well as introduce you to singer and songwriter Daniel Casavant and their new single, “Walking From The Clouds”.

And finally the Founder of the Toronto International Film Festival and now founder of another festival The Niagara Integrated Film Festival, Bill Marshall with tons of stories.


The Role of Wine in Film, Jancis Robinson guest stars on The Wine Ladies audio podcast.

The Striking Truth,Georges St-Pierre

UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St-Pierre enjoys a glass of red wine. Pinot Noir anyone?

Georges St-Pierre

Georges St-Pierre

Having discovered that MMA Welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre loves red wine we knew that we just had to meet with him.

Our opportunity arose when we were invited to meet GSP recently at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts for the Canadian premiere of “The Striking Truth:” This documentary is based on the juxtaposing careers of charismatic and humble current Welterweight Campion of the UFC, Georges St-Pierre and the dynamic MMA fighter David “The Crow” Loiseau.

This red-carpet evening also included a live and interactive one on one question and answer period with Rogers Sportsnet Joe “Showdown” Ferraro host of MMA Connected and main cast members of the film, Welterweight Champion of UFC Georges St-Pierre: David Loiseau MMA Fighter: and director/producer of the documentary Steven J.Wong: from Steven J. Wong Films.

We also had a chance to chat with “Kenny Cabernet”, world renowned enologist and international wine consultant who explained the health benefits of red wine, and why Pinot Noir is one of the healthiest grapes packing the biggest antioxidant punch, which by the way is GSP’s favourite wine! The Wine Ladies TV, “One Sip At A Time” was there to capture it all.

Georges St-Pierre meets The Wine ladies at the premiere in Toronto of The Striking Truth.

Georges St-Pierre meets The Wine ladies at the premiere in Toronto of The Striking Truth.

MMA fighter David "The Crow" Loiseau. Georges St-Pierre

MMA fighter David “The Crow” Loiseau.

When we discovered that UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St. Pierre is a wine lover, we knew we had to meet him. The opportunity arose recently when we were invited to attend the world premiere of “The Striking Truth” an exclusive documentary for charismatic Ultimate Fighting Champion Georges St-Pierre and dynamic MMA fighter David “The Crow” Loiseau.

The movie follows the two fighters over the past four years, starting with UFC 58 USA vs. Canada where Loiseau was fighting for the championship against Rich Franklin and St-Pierre was the co-main event against BJ Penn. The film juxtaposes their two careers with St-Pierre’s meteoric rise to UFC champion and Loiseau facing personal challenges, charting their respective ups and downs as they follow their paths.

The Striking Truth Steven J Wong Joe "Showdown" Ferraro

The Striking Truth Steven J Wong Joe “Showdown” Ferraro

The Striking Truth includes exclusive, never-before-seen footage of all that took place behind the scenes. The Project is directed by Steven J. Wong and is executive produced by James Hergott with action directing by Bobby Razak. What an amazing night!

Join us this Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011 on ThatChannel.com from 2:30-3:30 p.m. for exclusive interviews. We wish GSP the best at UFC 129: St-Pierre vs. Shields to be held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on Saturday, April 30, 2011 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario. A votre santé GSP!

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