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Margo Van Staaveren Winemaker and General Manager of Chateau St. Jean.

Margo Van Staaveren Winemaker and General Manager of Chateau St. Jean.

International Women's Day 2018 Audio Podcast with The Wine Ladies

International Women’s Day 2018 Audio Podcast with The Wine Ladies

International Women's Day 2018 Audio Podcast with The Wine Ladies

International Women’s Day 2018 Audio Podcast with The Wine Ladies

Join us on this week’s Audio Podcast, International Women’s Day 2018.

Episode 65: Feb 28th, 2018

We have a fantastic show for you today. And its all in celebration of International Women’s Day 2018 coming up on March 8th. International Women’s Day was officially launched in 1911. As a result, 100 years later IWD is celebrated around the world. And therefore,1000’s of events take place honouring women everywhere for their various achievements.

We are proud to celebrate the accomplishments of three extraordinary women. Two of which are in one of the most exciting and delicious businesses in the world, the world of WINE. Yes, it’s true! Therefore, we may be a little bias due to this world of wine being ours. And one other in the traditionally male dominated world of politics. You will want to meet THIS Mayor, she is a definite force!

Our esteemed guests on the show are as follows. First of all, Margo Van Staaveren Winemaker and General Manager of Chateau St. Jean. Up next, breaking through the proverbial glass ceiling! Mayor Bonnie Crombie.  Finally its back to vino with Marilisa Allegrini, owner of Italy’s 2016 Winery of the Year.

Arlene Dickinson

Join us on this week’s Audio Podcast, International Women’s Day 2018

Arlene Dickinson

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Arlene Dickinson, The Dinner Party, March 7th, 2018 International Women’s Day

Join us on this week’s Audio Podcast, International Women’s Day 2018.

We have a fantastic show for you today all in celebration of International Women’s Day 2018 coming up on March 8th. International Women’s Day was officially launched in 1911. Therefore, as a result, 100 years later IWD is celebrated around the world hence 1000’s of events take place honouring women everywhere for their various achievements.

We are proud to celebrate the accomplishments of three extraordinary women, two of which are in one of the most exciting and delicious businesses in the world. Yes, it’s true, we may be a little bias due to this world of wine being ours. And one other in the traditionally male dominated world of politics. You will want to meet THIS Mayor, she is a definite force!

International Women's Day

Our 1st guest… Margo Van Staaveren Winemaker and General Manager of Chateau St. Jean.

Chateau St. Jean is located in Sonoma Valley. This year will be Margo’s 38th harvest at Chateau St Jean. Margo was named Winemaker of the year by Wine Enthusiast Magazine in 2008 and we’re looking forward to learning more about Chateau St. Jean, Margo’s wines and Margo’s story on getting in the biz as a woman. How was  her journey to achieving such success, including challenges perhaps and some great advice for upcoming female winemakers.

Please listen to Margo Van Staaveren at 4:42 minutes into the show.

Breaking through the proverbial glass ceiling!

There has definitely seen a shift in the wine business over the last 10-15 years with a greater presence of women. We attend may events from the weekly wine tastings, the winemakers we meets and to the Export Directors and the various media we would say at least half are women, if not more. And just a side note women been proven to be superior tasters? Or is the jury still out on that?

Mayor Bonnie Crombie

Mayor Bonnie Crombie, Mississauga, Ontario.

In our second segment of the show, we shift our gears to women in politics!

This Mayor is one of the most charismatic, loved and respected Mayors of today in our fair province of Ontario The Mayor of the 6th largest city in all of Canada, the Mayor of Mississauga, Bonnie Crombie. Mayor Crombie was elected in 2014 and will share with us a little about her experience as a female politician, her ascent and what she stands for. Great story ahead from Mayor Crombie.

Please listen to Mayor Bonnie Crombie at 17:28 minutes into the show.

Marilisa Allegrini International Women's Day 2018

Marilisa Allegrini, Allegrini Estates.

 To close off the show its back to vino with Marilisa Allegrini, owner of Italy’s 2016 Winery of the Year.

Marilisa is a  global ambassador for the iconic wine region of Veneto. A voice for the women today in this business traditionally dominated by men, the “voice of Amarone”. Marilisa will join us and share her story of this historic winery going back six generations. We will explore her philosophy, her challenges and her greatest accomplishments.

Please listen to Marilisa Allegrini at 26:56 minutes into the show.

Three amazing women, three perfect candidates to celebrate and honour International Women’s Day!

For tickets to The Dinner Party, International Women’s Day 2018.

This week's audio podcast

A blast from the past for Valentine’s Day. Wine and chocolate, a match made in heaven on 1050 CHUM. The Wine Ladies Radio Show.

Audio Podcast 02 08 2018 Valentine' s Day Banne

On this week’s Audio Podcast..French wine and chocolate truffles, the perfect Valentine’s experience.

Foss Marai Prosecco

Perfect for the holidays! Foss Marai Prosecco,one of the most respected Prosecco producers in Italy.

On this week’s radio show… 

Festive Fizz For The Holidays! Foss Marai Prosecco.

The Wine Ladies open a bottle of Foss Marai Prosecco

The Wine Ladies open a bottle of Foss Marai Prosecco

And for those with great taste, but with perhaps with a little more modest budget.

We will explore one of the fastest growing wines in popularity, that is the Italian sparkling specialty, Prosecco!

The whole sparkling wine category is just exploding with Prosecco leading the charge in a really big way!

The Wine ladies and their guests enjoyed the Foss Marai Prosecco at a recent holiday party.

To learn more about this trend, the drink, the place.. yes it Prosecco is a village. We’ll be joined by Umberto Biasiotto, the CEO/Owner of Foss Marai Prosecco.
Foss Marai is considered one of the most respected and appreciated producers of Prosecco in Italy. They produce a benchmark product with their laser focus on quality and elegance.


Listen to Umberto Biasiotto at 20:10 minutes in the show.

Episode 62 

Foss Marai Extra Dry Prosecco

Foss Marai Extra Dry Prosecco

Foss Marai Extra Dry 

MARAI de MARAI stems from a blend of grapes native to the hills of the Alto Trevigiano region of Italy. The long-standing commitment of Foss Marai in the reclamation of disused native vines and experimentations in the vine-growing field has given rise to MARAI de MARAI Extra Dry, a highly fruity, light, easy to drink wine.

Elegantly versatile, it is an inviting drink at all times of day. It has an attractive rounded flavour.

Available at the LCBO. Vintages # 729392 $19.95 per bottle

To learn more…Festive Fizz! In love with Champagne and Prosecco.

Introducing uncompromising wines from Nova Scotia and Benjamin Bridge. Rare terroir, classic techniques.

 On this week’s radio show…Toasting Canada’s 150th with wineries from coast to coast.

 Well we surely have plenty reason to pop the cork for Canada’s 150th birthday and that is exactly what we are going to do today with our featured wineries from different wine regions, Ontario, Nova Scotia and British Columbia.

This region hugs the Atlantic side of North America, and is one of the most challenging places to grow wine grapes in the world, but it works. Nova Scotia folks, now being touted by many as “Canada’s next great wine region!

We’re so looking forward to chatting with winemaker Jean-Benoit Deslauriers of the multi award winning winery Benjamin Bridge Estate Winery located in the Gaspereau Valley of Nova Scotia, here are a couple of quotes describing the winery’s bubbly!

“Mind blowing sparkling wines that would challenge any highly – rated French Champagne” 

 Anthony Gismondi for the Vancouver Sun

And Tony Aspler had this to say “They are without question the best sparkling wines I have tasted in Canada”

“It’s a sparkler that rivals Champagne…one of the best Canadian wines I’ve tasted. ” 

Beppi Crosariol

Listen to Jean-Benoit Deslauriers at 17:49 minutes in the show.

Episode 59

 

Next up we explore another exciting wine producing province in which temperatures dip well below zero. Nova Scotia.

Spectator Marilisa Allegrini

Marilisa Allegrini, the first Italian woman wine producer to grace the cover of Wine Spectator

Marilisa Allegrini is the first Italian woman wine producer to grace the cover of Wine Spectator! We have a fantastic show for you today all in celebration of International Women’s Day that is coming up on March 8th, International Women’s Day was officially launched in 1911 and today over 100 years later IWD is celebrated around the world with 1000’s of events taking place honouring women everywhere for their various achievements.

Listen to the Audio Podcast here now.

Episode 54: February 21, 2017

Off to Italy next with Marilisa Allegrini, owner of Italy’s 2016 Winery of the Year, a global ambassador for the iconic wine region of Veneto. A voice for the women today in this business traditionally dominated by men, the “voice of Amarone”. Marilisa will join us and share her story of this historic winery going back six generations, explore her philosophy, her challenges and her greatest accomplishments.

Listen at 13:47 minutes into the show.

Amazing afternoon meeting and tasting a selection of wines with  Marilisa Allegrini, “the voice of Amarone “, proprietor Allegrini vineyards. Check it out here. 

The spectacular Villa della Torre in Fumane di Valpolicella, today the official reception venue of the Allegrini group companies.

Cabin. Gifts, Goods and Grooming for Gents.The perfect gift for him!

Cabin. Gifts, Goods, and Grooming for Gents.

And finally to close off the show. Let’s talk about what is trending? Now is this for HIM or for HER??? Cabin. Gifts, Goods, and Grooming for Gents. Close shaves, short sides and back cuts for all ages. So cool, so sexy no matter the age! Packing the bodies in for a variety of shaves and cuts, the old fashioned barber shop is back!!! At Cabin, located in Mississauga, we will welcome founder and operator Louis Manzo to fill us in. What an awesome gift for your guy and for you!

Listen to Louis Manzo at 1 hour into the show.

Episode WL 02-09-2017

Something trending big these days are the old fashioned barbershops. Take a look around, they’re popping up everywhere.In the old days A place where the guys used to go for a hot towel shave, a beard trim and a hair cut… but even more it was a place for them to gather, feel comfortable and share a little camaraderie, maybe have a coffee.

 

While men were going to women’s salons, Manzo wanted to create “a social aspect around grooming and accessories that guys would like, private clubs exist but nothing at a pedestrian level”, explains Manzo.

Awesome gift ideas for the man in your life!

if you’re looking for something unique and cool for your guy, there are so many unique things to buy. Lots of Canadian brands too…Hand blown whiskey tumblers, luxurious Merino Wool throw hand woven by group of Grannys in New Brunswick,mens jewellery,cool work accessories, bowties, socks, underwear, hats, winter accessories and more.

Villa Maria Winery, New Zealand’s “Most Awarded Winery”. Meet Ollie Powrie head viticulturist on this week’s radio show.

Villa Maria Winery, New Zealand’s “Most Awarded Winery”

Our first guest here today, the head viticulturist for the “Most Awarded Winery” in New Zealand, a huge success story. What do they say of this winery, “From a one-man band to a global brand in just 50 years, that is Villa Maria Winery, and our guest is Ollie Cowrie. Ollie to tell fill us in each of the wines so unique and delicious coming from various wine regions, and terroir within NZ.

Listen to Ollie Powrie at 4:00 minutes into the show.

On this week’s radio show… Best wines for turkey and to pair with your Christmas dinner!  

EPISODE 51

Grand Opening Holiday Party of K. Barketti of Oakville now opened at the CF Lime Ridge Shopping Center in Hamilton! Holiday Fashion Show with fabulous wine & food. Bring a “Toy for Toddlers for Christmas.”

Guests sipped on sumptious wines and cocktails provided by Villa Maria of New Zealand including Pinot Noir, Lightly Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc and Sauvignon Blanc.