Up next on this week’s audio podcast we welcome just awarded the 2017 Niagara Lifetime Achievement Award, President and Co-Founder Cave Spring Cellars, Len Pennachetti. Although much too young for this honour it however shows what he has accomplished and given to the area.
Cave Spring Cellars goes back multiple generations starting with Len’s grand-dad Giuseppe Pennachetti. He came to Canada from Fermo, Italy. At that time he followed his love of wine and in time planted the native Labrusca grape. He however knew much more was possible!
Cave Spring Cellars is known for being among the first to plant the vitas vinifera grapes Riesling and Chardonnay. The vineyards are situated on one of the finest slopes of the Beamsville Bench. Len and his father founded Cave Spring Cellars in 1974 and planted these noble grapes in 1978.
Believing in the marriage of wine, food and hospitality, Len together with his wife Helen Young expanded the company to include On The Twenty Restaurant in 1993. In 1996 they and later added accommodations to the equation with building of Inn On The Twenty.
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Coming up on today’s show, we are talking about glorious food and drink from “across the pond” as they say. We’ll be covering from Ireland a feisty celebrity chef and an award winning whiskey. And from the UK a taste of England in a spirit you will covet. We promise!
We’ll start off with an Irish segment and an internationally known Celebrity Chef, visiting here in Toronto. She is Clodagh McKenna. You may have seen her on Rachel Ray ,on The Today Show or maybe even Marilyn Dennis. She is a TV Host, Cookbook author and restauranteur. How does she do it all?
She is absolutely divine and you are going to love her!!
Roast Pancetta Wrapped Turkey with Guinness and chestnut gravy
So with the holiday season fast approaching Clodagh was recently here in Toronto to host an intimate and interactive holiday entertaining event. The Wine Ladies were guests at the event and witnessed her Irish charm and fabulous cooking talents first hand! Clodagh shared not only her entertaining tips but also a few Guinness based holiday season recipes.CLICK HERE for recipes.
And then to our second segment we turn our focus to England and to the recently crowned “World’s Best Vodka” Chase Vodka, awarded in San Francisco. Chase Vodka is the first and sole British potato vodka on the market. Unique to Chase, it is truly a field to bottle spirit, with the full pedigree potatoes, grown, mashed, fermented and distilled on the Chase family farm deep in middle England.
And to close off the show we are back to the Irish. Here’s one of the favorites of the boys in Susanne’s household, and that is Walsh’s Writers’ Tears Irish whiskey!
Our final guest today is the founder of Walsh Whiskey Distillery, Bernard Walsh. Joining us to share the story of Irish whiskey, from its earliest days, to now, how its made, how best to enjoy and what makes Writers’ Tears so unique and special. Bernard Walsh.
A story from potato farmers to potato chips and crisps ( Tyrrell’s) to makers of the worlds fastest craft spirit brand, Chase Vodka.The incredible journey spanning 4 generations.
Founder William Chase, Chase Vodka.
The potato farm is located in Herefordshire. A county that boasts some of the richest farmland in the world. It is here where they grow the King Edward, Lady Claire and Lady Rosetta potatoes for the distillery.
One of the best vodkas created entirely from field to bottle. This truly British vodka has exquisite quality and real provenance with 250 glorious Herefordshire potatoes in every bottle.
Chase Vodka available at the LCBO. $56.95 per bottle.
We turn our focus to England and to the recently crowned “World’s Best Vodka” Chase Vodka, awarded in San Francisco. Chase Vodka is the first and sole British potato vodka on the market. Unique to Chase, it is truly a field to bottle spirit. With the full pedigree potatoes, grown, mashed, fermented and distilled on the Chase family farm deep in middle England.
We welcome head ambassador James Chase to the show. We learn a little about the company. What makes Chase so special, so smooth and so delicious! Perfect for the holidays too with beautiful packaging.
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Ed Madronich, Shawn and Ed Brewing Co. and Flat Rock Cellars
Our guest is the Ed, in the Shawn and Ed. Ed Madronich is a co-owner of the brewery as well as the President of the award winning wines of Flat Rock Cellars. The winery is located on the Jordan Bench of the Niagara Escarpment. We welcome Ed to share with us some of the health benefits of enjoying a glass of red wine or beer and learn more about Flat Rock Cellars and the Shawn and Ed Brewing Co.
Craft beer has health benefits. You read that right!
Research has shown that craft beer has more health benefits than red wine! Craft beer contains more nutrients than does wine. Craft beer also contains some soluble fiber, some B vitamins (notably folate), a range of antioxidants and it is also the richest source of silicon. Silicon in the diet may help in countering osteoperosis. Wine contains more antioxidants than beer. But do they actually get into the body and reach the parts where they need to work? There are doubts about that. It has been shown that the antioxidant ferulic acid is taken up from beer into the body (more efficiently than from the tomato).
Shawn and Ed Brewing Co. Lagershed
LAGERSHED beers are brewed with the kind of craftsmanship that went into beer making before it became a high volume business.
The brew master prepares LAGERSHED beers for everyday enjoyment using natural, simple ingredients carefully crafted to deliver the great taste adventure only possible when you brew for quality not quantity.
Shawn and Ed Brewing Co, Barrelshed
BARRELSHED brews are like nothing else you’ll find. They are craft brewed then aged gently in wine barrels to produce unique, flavour-filled taste adventures.
Available in smaller batches, BARRELSHED is for those who like to take the road less travelled, to seek adventure that few dare to try because they know new adventures deliver the best rewards.
Uses a variety of beer styles to match to the woody, lightly acidic red wine characteristics.The perfectly-balanced flavour profiles will utilize a variety of malts and hops to provide distinctive oak affected beers that benefit from slow oxidation to generate lengthy, burnt flavours with a light to moderate bitter finish.
Shawn and Ed Brewing Co Beers
Flat Rock Cellars Logo
Flat Rock Cellars was founded in 1999 on a spectacular piece of the Niagara Escarpment known as the Jordan Bench. The winery is perched on a gently rolling slope studded with vines.The building is a quirky, glass-encased, hexagonal masterpiece that’s distinctive and fun. From here you can enjoy our crowning glory, the breathtaking views of the Peninsula and across Lake Ontario to Toronto.
Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Riesling. Given the regional characteristics, the sub region and Flat Rock’s physical location or terroir, these are the three varietals that are the signature wines of Flat Rock Cellars.
We’ve created two tiers of wine within each variety, Reserve and Estate.
The Reserve wines are identified by unique names relating to our wines like The Rusty Shed and Gravity. The Estate wines highlight the individual variety.
The Reserve wines, created from sub blocks in the vineyard that express exceptional purity of fruit. They are intricately layered and show great depth. While the Estate wines provide a fruit forward, easy-drinking wine experience.
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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
Irene is launching her newbook 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
Listen to Ed Madronich at 14:31 minutes in the show.
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
Flat Rock Cellars Logo
Flat Rock Cellars
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
We’llspeak 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.
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France has the pedigree, California the size and New Zealand has the personality.
Today we explore two of the important Sauvignon Blanc Regions, France and New Zealand.
The Wine Ladies Audio Podcast
Our radio show “Taking Life One Sip at a Time” is a radio blog on which we share with the audience our passion and sense of adventure for delectable and fascinating foods, wine, spirits and lifestyle discoveries. Our motto “everything in life somehow comes back to the vine and to live life large and with integrity is intertwined with a variety of guests from around the globe. Chatting with celebrity chefs, celebrity winemakers, exotic food purveyors, artists, musicians, sports personalities, lifestyle advocates and fashion icons be sure to tune in for an hour of lively topical and educational conversation.
Winemaker Kyle Thompson, Saint Clair Family Estate, Sauvignon Blanc Day 2018
Saint Clair Family Estate Sauvignon Blanc.
Pure, iconic and vibrant, New Zealand has set the standard for New World Sauvignon Blanc. With a distinct, lush style and explosive flavours, New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc is recognised globally as a true category of its own.
Marlborough has mapped its place internationally as the ‘it’ location for New World Sauvignon Blanc, however, New Zealand offers over 11 regions and 50,000 acres (21,400ha) planted of this exciting variety.
This International #sauvblanc day we celebrate #nzwine and the iconic New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc that lets the world know that we Kiwis always punch well above our weight.
The Wine ladies Audio Podcast, International Sauvignon Blanc Day #SauvBlancDay May 4th, 2018
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Malbec World Day 2018, Heart of Argentina, April 17, 2018
Grape Stomping Mad About Malbec event
Grape Stomping Mad About Malbec
Looking back at this time of the year, great memories start to flood back to one of our best and most fun events The Wine Ladies created for our guests. We do have an adventurous and fun loving group of friends and followers. Grape Stomping Mad About Malbec event. (2013) Beautifully pedicured feet were deep purple when we left that night! Fabulous Malbecs, great food and literally so many of the guests, great sports! They took off their shoes and jumped in and stomped the grapes! What a night, we have to do it again!
Look out wine world!!!! The 8th Annual Malbec World Day is celebrated with tons of tastings, events and parties going on around the globe. A salute to this luscious, spicily rich, very relish, red grape!
This year once again we are doing our part to participate in the annual Malbec World Day on April 17th!
So honouring the Malbec grape once again, as well as the country that has become synonymous with Malbec, that could only be Argentina, we have two guests that will join us today, both producing amazing Malbec!
Our first guest on the show Julian Orti, Export Director, Pascual Toso.
We’ll begin with one of the oldest and most prestigious wine producers in Argentina, it is quickly becoming one of the leading quality wine brands in the country, the winery is Pascual Toso.
Preparing to celebrate Malbec World Day 2018 in style with Pascual Toso Malbec and Empanadas!
And to our second guest, so many are seduced by and drawn to this beautiful country.We’ll welcome back, he’s a favourite returning guest of ours Dr. Gary Glassman.
Dr. G is an endodontist, a wine lover and proud co-owner of a vineyard located in the heart of the Tiera de Malbec, Lujan du Cuyo in Mendoza, the winery is Flaneur. Gary to give us an update on his wines as well as offer us a few tips on wine and oral health. It is GOOD news folks!!!
Dr. Gary Glassman – Los Flanneur, Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina.
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On this week’s audio podcast we welcome Bernard Walsh, founder of Walsh Whiskey Distillery and producer of multi awarded Writers Tears Irish Whiskey. A unique old Irish Pot still Whiskey with a supurb flavour and history.
19th and 20th century Ireland was a golden era both for Irish whiskey and for great Irish novelists and poets. It’s perfect for our theme today, celebrating Valentines Day because Irish Whisky is for HIM and for HER! It is being enjoyed by both men and women. In fact, in 2014, women in the US represented 37% of whisky drinkers up from the 1990’s. Check out Women Who Whiskey!
Single (or Pure) pot still whiskey is a type of whiskey traditionally made from a mixture of malted and unmalted barley distilled in a pot still. It is unique to Ireland. Not to be confused with blended whiskey, which is a mixture of column still unmalted grain whiskey and pot still single malt whiskey, “pure pot still” is a single whiskey made from a batch of Barley composed of both unmalted and malted barley that has been distilled in a pot still.
Pure Pot still came about in 1802 as a reaction to the introduction of Tax’s by the British on Irish Malt Whiskey. Irish Whiskey accounted for 90% of all the worlds exported whiskey and was seen as a cash cow by the British. By introducing this tax they hoped to “Cash in” on their neighbors good fortune. However in an effort to avoid taxes the Irish Distiller decided to use a higher percentage of unmalted barley (as opposed to Malted Barley) into the still. This resulted in a very different style of Whiskey and one which we have come to know as “Pure Pot Still Irish Whiskey”. This style of Whiskey became known as the Champagne of Irish Whiskey. The much sought after liquid was a favorite with Irish writers through the 19th and 20th century.
Although Pure Pot Still was once widespread in Ireland, a number of historical factors including the The Irish War of Independence, the Irish Civil War, and prohibition in the United States led to a drastic reduction in the number of Irish distilleries. With this reduction in Irish whiskeys available came the loss in recognition abroad of the pure pot still style itself. The majority of the surviving distilleries began to produce blends and single malts to the detriment of the Pure Pot Still.
Writers Tears is leading the charge to recreate some of the great whiskies of 100 years ago. Writers Tears is a Vatting of Pure Pot Still and Single Malt (proportions are a closely guarded secret). The resulting whiskey is one of Ireland’s highest rated whiskies in the Whisky Bible…
“This whisky evokes the type enjoyed at the time of Yeats and Joyce a century ago in Dublin. A blend of pot still malted and unmalted barley, triple distilled and matured in American bourbon casks, it’s smooth with bourbon notes on a bed of malt. It slips down with ease; a honeyed vanilla-tinged fruit and kick of ginger linger hauntingly”. Margaret Swaine, The National Post
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Best wines for turkey and to pair with your Christmas dinner!
Best wines for turkey and to pair with your Christmas dinner!
We are excited the holidays are finally here and we know what that means, lots of turkey for one thing for many, family get togethers, parties, lots of glam and glitter and very importantly, lets not forget about a little bubbly and the wine!
Talking the Big Bird & Wine
Whether it’s your turn to cook and serve the big bird this year or you’re just looking for the right wine to bring your host — try these wines that pair best, along with tips for the perfect big bird.
The mild flavour of turkey matches well with VQA Ontario wines in a variety of styles and varietals. Ontario’s cool-climate sparkling whites and bubbly rosés have natural food-friendly acidity and a range of sweetness levels. If you’re serving whites, take pairing cues from the sides: a local oak-aged Chardonnay complements a chestnut stuffing, while herbaceous Ontario Sauvignon Blanc partners with green veggies such as beans, fresh peas or Brussels sprouts. For reds, Ontario Pinot Noir’s fruity character tastes perfect with turkey and earthy sides, such as mushrooms and onions.
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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.
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.
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!
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