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The Luxury Chocolate Toronto Show with The Wine Ladies. Nov 6th, 2016

The Luxury Chocolate Toronto Show is the place to sample and buy your chocolate for the coming Holiday Season. Each of our participating chocolatiers,  pastry chefs and confectioners are on hand to introduce you to their amazing creations. From bean to bar, from cocao to creation, this is the place to get your ideas for entertaining “chocolate-style” this season.

The Wine Ladies Present the Chocolate + Wine Tasting Salon

Chocolate + Wine pairing tables will be located on the upper pods of Roy Thomson Hall. Having the right wine to complement the right chocolate can be a match made in heaven! Sample wine and chocolate together. Samplings are available by ticket purchase.

What chocolate goes with what wine? Here you can sample wines with the chocolate that tastes best as a pairing with sampling tickets. THE WINE LADIES will be hosting scheduled Wine + Chocolate Pairing sessions throughout the day. Register at the bottom of stairs to pods in the South Lobby.

Some incredible wines will be featured from France, Italy, Chile and Argentina. All paired with BRIX Chocolate, the chocolate designed to pair with wine. These wines will be featured on this page over the next few weeks so stay tuned!!

Must be 19 years of age to enter this section and sample products.

Price per seminar is $15.00 per session and includes, chocolate wine and door prizes! (Does not include entry fee into the show) Buy your ticket the day of the show. Seminar times: 12:00pm, 1:30 pm, 3:00pm and 4:30 pm.

An example of some of the world class, highly esteemed wineries featured in the show include:

With winemaker Felipe Stahlschmidt and Export Director Julian Orti of esteemed winery Pascual Toso of Argentina, recognized as one of this countries oldest and prestigious wineries. A stunning tasting of 12 varietals, including Malbecs, Cabernet Sauvignon, red blends and the newly released Barrancas were tasted at the National Club,in Toronto hosted by EuroVintage Wines & Spirits.
This special edition Cabernet Sauvignon and Mabec blend was made to celebrate the wineries 125th anniversary.  Only 125 bottles were produced. A selection of these stunning wines are available through LCBO and Vintages. They are exquisite. The high altitudes, warm temperatures and soils produce fruity, fresh and smooth wines.

 Listen to Julian Orti, Export Director Pascual Toso on The Wine Ladies radio show Episode WL 04-13-2016 at 21:50 minutes in the show.

 

One of Italy’s many claims to fame, is of course their very own sparkling wine, growing in popularity day by day. Not only is it a wine, but it is a place, and it is a grape and there is a bit of confusion out there about this delightful and delicious bubbly and that is Prosecco. There is much more to this bubbly, with an interesting history, than many might know. We are excited to share with everyone at the show a very special winery, located in the Friuli region in northeastern Italy, the wine Castel Pitars winery. Here is a wine producer that dates back to 1510, steeped in tradition, now run by four brothers producing an exciting array of wines, along with their Prosecco, wines of indigenous grapes, international varietals and unique blends. Pitars Wines imported and distributed exclusively by VDF Importers of Fine Wines.

Listen to Nicola Pitaro on The Wine Ladies radio show Episode WL at 05-11-2016

Founded in 1885 by François Rémy, Rémy Pannier is the Loire Valley’s single largest wine producer, accounting for about 15% of all Loire Valley wine production, and with markets in over 40 countries worldwide. This progressive winery offers three AOC wines including the best selling Rosé in Ontario – Rosé D’Anjou, Muscadet and more recently, Sauvignon Blanc. Remy Pannier wines imported by EuroVintage Wines & Spirits.

Listen to the Export Director,Julien Cothenet  of Remy Pannier, a company with its roots firmly planted in the Loire, with a fascinating history, scrumptious story and wines.

Listen to Julien Cothenet on The Wine Ladies radio show Episode WL 04-23-2016 at 8:17 minutes into the radio show.

 

On this week’s radio show…Lavish lifestyle with prize Pitars Prosecco, Preferred Magazine and Executive Chef from OVEST.

Pitars Prosecco

Pitars Prosecco

Pitars Wines imported and distributed exclusively by VDF Importers of Fine Wines.

On this week’s radio show…

Episode 46

Lavish lifestyle with prize Pitars Prosecco, Preferred Magazine and Executive Chef from OVEST.

Coming up on our show today, one of Italy’s many claims to fame. It is of course their very own sparkling wine, growing in popularity day by day. Not only is it a wine, but it is a place.  It is also a grape and there is a bit of confusion out there about this delightful and delicious bubbly and that is Prosecco.

Episode 46: Pitars Prosecco; Nicola Pittaro, Danylo Mielnik, Carlo Greco

There is much more to this bubbly, with an interesting history, than many might know. So in our first segment we are excited to share with everyone today a very special winery, located in the Friuli region in northeastern Italy, the wine Castel Pitars winery.

Pitars family

Pitars family

Here is a wine producer that dates back to 1510, steeped in tradition, now run by four brothers producing an exciting array of wines, along with their Prosecco, wines of indigenous grapes, international varietals and unique blends.

First up, we welcome Nicola Pittaro, of Pitars to the show, to share a little about Pitars story, their wines and why Trip Advisor says don’t miss out on Pitars if you are anywhere near this region!

Listen to Nicola Pittaro at 6:00 minutes in the show

Pitars Wines imported and distributed exclusively by VDF Importers of Fine Wines.

Order on line or contact us to setup a wine tasting at your home, restaurant or business establishment. info@vdfwines.com or 905-995-2542

Follow us on Twitter @VDFWines

Gentlemen prefer Preferred Magazine….and VDF Gives You Pitars

Pitars Winery

Pitars Prosecco DOC, Susanne’s Wine Pick

My discovery, the Pitars Prosecco DOC made from a fourth generation, historic and stunning winery located in Friuli. This Prosecco  is lively with zesty fruits and floral notes and  of course, BONUS  its affordability at just  $17.25 per bottle. It’s pretty exclusive too as its not sold through the LCBO but is available exclusively by the case (6) here in Ontario through www.VDFwines.com.

So I an kicking Spring off is style with my Pitars Prosecco!

Spring fever is finally upon us and I wanted to kick of the season in style! What better way to celebrate than with a beautiful glass of bubbly. Although I do enjoy a glass of Champagne from time to time its not always in my budget. Therefore,I searched out for one of the most popular bubblies out there and that is of course Prosecco.

We know, this sparkling wine must come exclusively from one of two wine growing regions in north eastern Italy.

The two regions are  Veneto and Friuli-Venezia Giulia. In fact the name comes from the Italian village of Prosecco near Trieste. It is also the name of the wine and was until recently the name of the grape. Due to a change in regulation in 2009  the “Glera” grape which is a long standing synonym for Prosecco was officially recognized as the proper grape name used to identify this iconic Italian export.

$17.25 per bottle (case of 6). Available through VDF Wines & Spirits.

My discovery, the Pitars Prosecco DOC made from a fourth generation, historic and stunning winery located in Friuli. This Prosecco  is lively with zesty fruits and floral notes and  of course, BONUS  its affordability at just  $17.25 per bottle. It’s pretty exclusive too as its not sold through the LCBO but is available exclusively by the case (6) here in Ontario through www.VDFwines.com.

So I an kicking Spring off is style with my Pitars Prosecco!

TUNE  to listen to my review at 5:20 minutes in the show. 

Episode 44

 Here we are again, on the cusp of the 6th Annual #MalbecWorldDay coming up on April 17th on which there will be tons of tastings, events and parties all going on around the globe, honoring this luscious, spicily rich, very delish red grape!
We’ve decided to honour the Malbec grape once again, as well as the country that has become synonymous with Malbec, just as Shiraz is to Australia, Sauvignon Blanc to New Zealand and Carmenere to Chile, Malbec is to Argentina!