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Sherry Savy with Dry Sack and Bodegas Williams & Humbert

Paola Medina of Bodegas Williams & Humbert.

Paola Medina of Bodegas Williams & Humbert.

Dry Sack Sherry Bodegas Williams & Humbert.

We decided to focus on Sherry as our fortified wine today. This fortified wine is very delicious and complex. It is however often misunderstood and underappreciated!

So joining us here today, in our first segment, to help us all become Sherry Savvy, is the winemaker for one of the most established, historical and largely awarded Sherry producers, Paola Medina of Bodegas Williams & Humbert.

Listen to Paola Medina at 5:24 minutes into the show.

On this week’s radio show…A salute to the glorious grape and beyond, from the table, to the fortified spirit, to the jewel of Spain, Rioja

We’ll start with our salute to the glorious grape, but beyond the grape as a table wine rather the role it plays in a variety of spirits of which there are many. Examples such as Pisco from Peru, Cognac from Cognac, Grappa traditionally from Italy…or as a  fortified wine like Port from Portugal and of one of the jewels of Spain, Sherry.

The Wine Ladies in Spain  for a wine, culinary and cultural tour!

Pascual Toso, Malbec World Day

Celebrating Malbec World Day in style with Pascual Toso Malbec!

Celebrate Malbec World Day April 17th, 2016

Tune in April 14th, 2016 to The Wine Ladies radio show

We shift our focus next to one wine producer in particular. This winery is one of the oldest and most prestigious wine producers in Argentina and is quickly becoming one of the leading quality wine brands from the country, with Robert Parkers Wine Advocate awarding 90 points to their most recent Limited Edition Malbec.The winery is Pasqual Toso, and our guest Julian Orti, Export Director to tell all in our second segment.

Listen to Julian Orti at 21:50 minutes in the show. 

Episode WL 04-13-2016

 

Pascual Toso’s, Paul Hobbs, the ‘Steve Jobs of wine’, reknowned winemaker and consultant having worked at Simi and Robert Mondavi –  Opus One no less!

Pascual Toso wines distributed by Eurovintage Wines & Spirits.

 

Pascual Toso Limited Edition Malbec- Susanne’s Wine Pick

Tweet to WIN Tickets to The Great New Zealand Wine Tiki Tour! Vancouver, Ottawa, Toronto! Enter here!

Maori People from New Zealand performing the traditional Haka (war dance)

Kiwis love setting off on a Tiki Tour. It’s a trip where you take the scenic route, sidetrack a little, linger and experience new things. We invite you to join us on the Great New Zealand Wine Tiki Tour. An evening of meandering, digressing, indulging and awakening the senses.

Buy tickets here – Vancouver, Ottawa, Toronto.

Who knows where, what or whom you’ll discover! What we do know is there will be amazing New Zealand wines, fascinating people and memorable photo opportunities. It’s time to escape and explore!

Three super events!!!

 Congrats to our winners @BrendaKennedy76  @CDNCountryGal1  @tinetravelhippo  @LammieLammie 

It’s as easy as 1-2-3 to win!!!!!

Five (5) prize packages to be given away. Total Value: $400.00!! Each prize package worth $130.00 and up! 

Each prize includes one pair of tickets to The Great New Zealand Wine Tiki Tour.( 2 pairs of tickets for Vancouver, 2 pairs of tickets for Ottawa and one pair of tickets for Toronto). Meet the wine makers and/or their representatives from 21 different wineries from New Zealand. Enjoy an array of scrumptious appetizers while you enjoy a variety of superb Sauvignon Blancs , the explosive varietal that awoke the world! Let us take you on a journey of taste and experience how terroir and winemaking results in the many unique styles of New Zealand, Sauvignon Blanc. Sauvignon Blanc accounts for around 70% of wine exported from New Zealand. New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc exports are worth over $1.1 billion annually.



May 5th, 2016

Tweet #TWLNZTikiTourVancouverWIN and re-tweet as often as you like! Two winners ( two pairs of tickets, Value: $130.00 per pair) will be picked at random.

May 9th, 2016

Tweet #TWLNZTikiTourOttawaWIN and re-tweet as often as you like! Two winner ( two pairs of tickets, Value: $130.00 per pair) will be picked at random) will be picked at random.

May 11th, 2016

Tweet #TWLNZTikiTourTorontoWIN and re-tweet as often as you like. One winner (one pair of tickets, Value: $140.00 per pair) will be picked at random.

Contest Rules

1.Make sure that you follow both of us on Twitter @TheWineLadies @NZWineCanada 

2.Enter as many times as you like from Friday, April 8th,2016 at 12:00pm until Friday, April 29th at 11:00am tweet and re-tweet and follow @TheWineLadies and @NZWineCanada

Below is an example that you can use and modify as you see fit.

Example Tweets:

 @TheWineLadies  @NZWineCanada #Vancouver #WIN #tickets #TWLNZTikiTourVancouverWIN  May 5 #SauvBlanc Enter me!

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3.Each time you tweet (or re-tweet our Tweets) using the hash tag #TWLNZTikiTourVancouverWIN or #TWLNZTikiTourOttawarWIN or #TWLNZTikiTourTorontoWIN your name will be entered into our draw for a chance to win the prizes. Keep entering as often as you like. Be sure to add @TheWineLadiesat the end of your Tweet as well to help track it.

4. If you don’t TWEET you can also enter on The Wine Ladies FACEBOOK Fan page too right here.

The winners will be randomly selected at noon on Friday, April 29th, 2016 at noon and will be notified via TWITTER and FACEBOOK.

Have some fun and Tweet with the participating wineries of The Great New Zealand Tiki Wine Tour, then meet them in person on May 5th, May 9th or May 11th!!!

#AraWines  @BabichWines  #Clark Estate  @InvivoWine  @MariscoWines  #MarlboroughWine  @MatuaWines  @MudHouseWine  #OysterBay  @Pernod_Ricard  @SacredHillWines  @SaintClairWine  @SileniWines #SpyValleyWines  @StaeteLandtWine   @Stoneleigh  @tePaWines  @ToiToiWines  @VillaMaria_wine  @WhitehavenNZ   @WitherHillsWine

 Coming up May 2nd…. on the radio show… Exploring Sauvignon Blanc and celebrating International Sauvignon Blanc Day. Representing New Zealand will be Kyle Thompson winemaker of Saint Clair Family Estate. We invite you to tune in.

Introducing Villa Maria Lightly Sparkling sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand’s most awarded winery, Villa Maria.

Villa Maria New Zealand’s most awarded Winery.

Founder and Owner Sir. George Fistonich

 We kick off the show with a sparkling wine, it is a brand new bubbly. We always like to share with you guys when we come across something new and delish, so here is one of our latest finds. Perfect for this time of year, from the most awarded winery in New Zealand, the “Lightly Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc” from a winery with an incredible success story, as they say of this winery, “From a one-man band to a global brand in just 50 years”, wow, we are talking about the winery,Villa Maria.

On this week’s radio show… Holiday Season sparkles with bubbly, glorious stemware, a variety of great value vino and luxurious limo.

Thank you for joining us, tis the season to be merry. Ho Ho Ho!! We have a fabulous holiday season show planned for you today, Including suggestions that will sparkle with bubbly and pleasure your palate . We have a fabulous vino that won’t break the bank.
Plus we’ll introduce you to a stunning stemware line. new to the market, hand crafted and glorious for gift giving. And “how to travel in style safe and sound this holiday season!

We welcome Marlborough Winemaker Josh Hammond to the show to share the story of  Villa Maria  and tell us all about the new Lightly Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc we fell in love with.

Listen to Josh Hammond at 6:51 minutes in the show. 

 

Available at the LCBO for $17.95 per bottle

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

Porta 6

Porta 6 launches in Ontario, a 90 Pointer claims Decanter Magazine.

Brand new to our market, a new Portuguese wine called Porta 6!

“Porta 6 a 90 POINTER”, claims Decanter Magazine is from the region of Lisboa. It brings great taste, super value, and street art all together.

On this week’s radio show…Ancient Vines,Historic Wines, Antiques, Beringer Vineyards, Taylor-Fladgate Port plus a great new find, Porta 6.

EPISODE 38

Victoria Ivanyushkina, will be calling in from the UK.Victoria is the Director of BinCellar Limited and fills us in on our latest discovery.

Listen to Victoria Ivanyushkina at 42:52 minutes in the show

About The Wine Ladies Audio Podcast

Our radio show “Taking Life One Sip at a Time” is an radio audio podcast. On the show 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. Living life large and with integrity intertwined with a variety of guests from around the globe.Chatting with celebrity chefs and 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.

Listen to the Audio Podcast here

Melanie Asher the woman behind the rise of Pisco and Macchu Pisco

Melanie Asher the woman behind the rise of Pisco and Macchu Pisco

Melanie Asher the woman behind the rise of Pisco and Macchu Pisco

Melanie Asher the woman behind the rise of Pisco and Macchu Pisco

And finally over to the extraordinary country of Peru, mystical, exciting, exploding on the scene in terms of gastronomy and their “hippest drink of the moment”… Pisco an awesome clear white spirit, an unaged brandy that’s been made in Peru for over 400 years.
. Melanie Asher, the founder, proprietor and hand crafted producer of Macchu Pisco, joins us. You are going to love her, she has a great story and a stunning Pisco.

Listen to Melanie Asher at 52:00 minutes into the show

 

Scotland had Johnnie Walker, the United States had Jim Beam, France had Richard Hennessy and now Peru has Melanie Asher. The 34-year-old has probably done as much in a decade to elevate the profile of Pisco, her native country’s signature spirit, as any booze pioneer did in his time for Scotch, bourbon or Cognac.

 Melanie Asher the quintessential entrepreneur had a picture of Donald Trump inside her school locker. Handsome David Hasselhoff of the day gets trumped by “The Donald”.

On this week’s radio show…

South America Sizzles with Sensational Sips and Sights! Exploring Chile, Argentina and Peru!

We have a super lineup of guests this week. Our topic today Sizzling South America. With their red hot wines, incredible gastronomy and the exploring of what one of our favorite Globe and Mail columnist recently called the “hippest sip of the moment”, that is Pisco.

Episode 29

Hi Everyone, We are excited The Wine Ladies have just got on board with Periscope. For a behind the scenes video glimpse check us out here. We invite you to follow us!!

 BRAND NEW SHOWS every Monday at 10:00 am and Wednesday at 2:00 pm or listen ON DEMAND on line anytime.

Yealands Family Wines, Marlborough, New Zealand.

The Most Sustainable Winery in the World,Yealands Family Wines, Marlborough, New Zealand. On this week’s audio podcast.

On this week’s radio show…We are grape stomping mad about Malbec and Malbec World Day…. April 17th, 2015!

The 5th annual Malbec World Day is coming up April 17th There will be tons of tastings, events and parties going on all over the globe, all devoted to this luscious, deep coloured, spicily rich very popular now…red grape. Yes, we said desert, albeit a desert that sits at the foot of the stunning Andes mountains with the snow melt that comes down and quenches the thirst of the vines. It is the perfect home for the vineyards with a climate and soils that allow Malbec to have found its niche.

Coming up on next week’s  show, we are “grape stomping mad about Malbec” from Argentina! And so are a lot of other wine lovers, experts and aficionados around the world.

BRAND NEW SHOWS every Monday at 10:00 am and Wednesday at 2:00 pm or listen ON DEMAND on line anytime.

This week’s episode….Episode #19  (WL-03-30-2015)

Grape stomping mad about Malbec and Malbec World Day April 17th, 2015

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Piper Heidsieck

Piper Heidsieck Red Label Cuvee Brut, Susanne’s Wine Pick.

Piper Heidsieck Red Label Cuvee Brut.

Piper Heidsieck Red Label Cuvee Brut.

Piper Heidsieck Marilyn Monroe’s Favourite Champagne

It’s rumored that this champagne was Marilyn Monroe’s favorite. She used to enjoy a glass every morning and I definitely agree with her!

 This stunning champagne has the finest bubbles, is pale yellow in color, very pleasing to the eye. Aromas of green apple and citrus.My pick for celebrating the Oscars this year is Piper Heidsieck Red Label Cuvee Brut.

Piper Heidsieck

Piper Heidsieck

LCBO $54.95 per bottle

TUNE INTO THE WINE LADIES RADIO SHOW at 4:17 minutes to hear it.

Episode #17 (WL 02-18-2015) We have Oscar fever!

Celebrity Chef Wolfgang Puck shares his culinary creations set for the stars on Oscar night!
Listen to The Wine Ladies Wine Pick at 4:30 minutes in the show.

On this week’s radio show…We have Oscar fever! Celebrity Chef Wolfgang Puck, Piper Heidsieck Champagne and much more!

We’ve got Rock Stars! Of the kitchen that is…Celebrity chefs are the new rock stars

Be a witness to a dynamic display of culinary arts at Delta Meadowvale’s Chef Wars competition.

The event to raise funds for Habitat for Humanity Mississauga on Wednesday, October 1, 2014. Guests will dine on a gourmet five course menu. The menu inspired by Delta Meadowvale’s Executive Chef Andrew Nelson and Personal Chef Solutions’ Owner and Head Chef Terry Port.

The chefs will entertain guests with a live cooking experience. A secret ingredient will be revealed and incorporated in each course. A panel of judges including The Wine Ladies and Chopped Canada winner Chef JohnRoss Woodland will evaluate each dish on presentation, taste, and creativity.

On this week’s radio show…
Chef Wars! Chopped Canada’s Celebrity Chef and Judge Roger Mooking.

BRAND NEW SHOWS every Monday at 10:00 am and Wednesday at 2:00 pm
or listen ON DEMAND on line anytime.

Coming up on today’s show, we’ve got Rock Stars!

Of  the kitchen that is…. Celebrity chefs today are the new rock stars, with so many cooking shows on the air from Hells Kitchen, to Iron Chef and one of our faves, CHOPPED Canada our daily diet excuse the pun is consumed with celebrity chefs, their talent and the dishing out of critiques.

 And speaking of critiques, we, The Wine Ladies have  been asked to be Celebrity Judges for Chef Wars, a fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity whereby just like in the TV show CHOPPED Canada, two accomplished chefs, in this case, Chef Andrew Nelson of the Delta Meadowvale Hotel as well as Chef Terry Port, of Personal Chef Solutions will vie for THE winning TITLE creating a fabulous menu using secret ingredients.

And as celebrity judges, we thought we’d reach out for some advice and why not go to the best of the best!

Joining us on the show, Celebrity chef extraordinaire,television host,judge on CHOPPED Canada, cookbook author, and an award winning recording artist,Celebrity Chef Roger Mooking. 

 Also joining us Executive Chef JohnRoss Woodland, who traded in his hockey skates for chopping knives as he trained to become a professional chef that lead him to fame as a recent winner of CHOPPED Canada winning $10,000 in prize money, and as it happens Roger Mooking was one of the judges that helped make that happen!

 We’ll be sure to get a lot of advice from these guys for not only ourselves being judges but also for our next guest Executive Chef Andrew Nelson of the Delta Meadowvale Hotel who is one of the two chefs competing at the CHEF WARS event! Andrew has quite a lineup of awards already attached to his name, so a formidable opponent he will be for sure.

 All this excitement and competition will be to raise funds for Habitat for Humanity of Mississauga. Habitat offers a hand up, not a hand out and helps make homes a reality for families in need. Mark Jambrovic, Event Manager, joins us to share all of this with us. It’s going to be a great show.

BRAND NEW SHOWS every Monday at 10:00 am and Wednesday at 2:00 pm
or listen ON DEMAND on line anytime.

 BRAND NEW SHOWS every Monday at 10:00 am and Wednesday at 2:00 pm
or listen ON DEMAND on line anytime.

Celebrity Chef Roger Mooking a reoccurring judge on Chopped Canada, which premiered to an all-time audience record high for Food Network Canada joins The Wine Ladies on the radio show  with a little advise on how to best be a Food Judge for Chef Wars! Hear what he has to say! Thanks Roger for your help!

 

Habitat for Humanity Mississauga builds simple, decent houses which are sold to partner families.

Sold at no profit and financed with affordable, no-interest mortgages geared to the partner family’s income. Habitat for Humanity homes help families avoid making impossible choices between rent and other basic necessities such as proper food, education, and medical expenses . It is a hand up not a hand out program relying on donations and in-kind contributions from all facets of the community.  Monthly mortgage payments are contributed to a revolving fund which is used to provide more affordable homes. For more information please visit habitatmississauga.ca.

Chef War Judge….. Chopped Canada’s JohnRoss Woodland as featured in Good Life Mississauga Fine Living Magazine.

Chef War Judge’s….. The Wine Ladies  as featured in Celebrity Dinner Date with Kathryn Kates in Good Life Mississauga Fine Living Magazine

Sonoma Cutrer Russian River Ranches Chardonnay 2012

Henri Bourgeois Petit Bourgeois Sauvignon Blanc 2013