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On this week’s Audio Podcast…Lights, Camera, Action its TIFF time in Toronto!

TIFF 2018 The Wine Ladies Audio Podcast

TIFF2018

Lights, Camera, Action its TIFF2018 time in Toronto!

Its just a few more days ( September 6th-16th) before movie madness will strike our fair city! Yes, thousands of actors, film fanatics, directors, writers and red carpet celebrities will descend upon us for the 43rd annual Toronto International Film Festival… a.k.a. TIFF2018.

 

TIFF2018

On this audio podcast we welcome Peter Howell, THE Movie Critic for the Toronto Star for over 20 years! Peter to guide us on the most anticipated films for TIFF 2018, fill us in on his personal picks and offer some clues on how to get the most out of your TIFF experience.

On this audio podcast we welcome Peter Howell, THE Movie Critic for the Toronto Star for over 20 years! Peter to guide us on the most anticipated films for TIFF 2018, fill us in on his personal picks and offer some clues on how to get the most out of your TIFF experience.

Listen to Peter Howell’s interview at 3:10 minutes in the show.

Toronto Star

Up next Tricia Black starring in the smash hit She The People, Second City's, Toronto amazing new show. With an all female cast, this smash hit sketch show will have you laughing the whole night through. Its a definite must see.

Up next Tricia Black starring in the smash hit She The People, Second City’s, Toronto amazing new show. With an all female cast, this smash hit sketch show will have you laughing the whole night through. Its a definite must see.

Listen to Tricia Black’s in interview at 19:37 minutes in the show

She The People

The future is here and it’s female! Second City presents She The People – a sketch show entirely created, designed, and performed by the fearlessly funny women of The Second City!

Tickets on Sale now! https://bddy.me/2LsQfuL

And finally, Dan Aykroyd, alumni of Second City, Canadian international super star, member of SNL's original cast,

And finally, Dan Aykroyd, alumni of Second City, Canadian international super star, member of SNL’s original cast.

Listen to Dan Aykroyd’s  interview at 28:21 minutes in the show

Dan Aykroyd Wines

Dan Aykroyd Wines

Getting into the spirit of the holidays! Dan Aykroyd, Crystal Head Vodka and Senhora do Convento Port

Jim Treliving, Dragon’s Den judge and founder Boston Pizza chats with The Wine Ladies TV.

SIDEWAYS... The Movie.

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

Jancis Robinson

Jancis Robinson

On this week’s radio show…

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. What impact has 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.

All that coming up! What a line up!

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Episode 09-08-2014 The Role of Wine and Film with Frank Ostini, Jancis Robinson, Kathryn Kates and Bill Marshall

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With Wolf Blass founder "Wolfie" at TIFF

TIFF Wolf Blass wine dinner worthy of the Red Carpet! Meet “Wolfie ” the man that made it all happen!

With Wolf Blass founder "Wolfie" at TIFF

With Wolf Blass founder “Wolfie” at TIFF

This week we attended the Wolf Blass 2012 Luxury Collection Release wine dinner at the stunning Malaparte Restaurant located at the TIFF LightBox. We were anticipating meeting Wolf Blass himself, the man behind the iconic brand and famous bow tie! “Wolfie” as he is called did not disappoint and neither did the  four stunning wines we were privileged to enjoy.

Wolf Blass is the official sponsor of TIFF, for the second year running, and Wolf Blass is right at home on the red carpet and award ceremonies having won more awards than any other brand in the world! Wolfie, or the “Cool Wolf” as we nicknamed him last night, he really is a “dude” who appreciates living life to the fullest, embracing sports, he still skis, the arts, culture and of course amazing food and wines was totally engaging as he orated standing on the chair about the history, the present and the future plans of the company he founded over 46 years ago in 1961.

The Luxury Collection features four classic wines from three stellar vintages.

2010 Wolf Blass Grey Label McLaren Vale Shiraz

2010 Wolf Blass Grey Label Langhorne Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz

2008 Wolf Blass Black Label Langhorne Creek Barossa McLaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz Malbec

2009 Wolf Blass Platinum Label Barossa Valley Shiraz

Wolf Blass The Luxury Collection 2012

Wolf Blass The Luxury Collection 2012

The evening was a true celebration of stupendous wines. An absolutely delicious and inspired wine and food pairing menu in a stunning venue. With Wolf Blass himself and Head Winemaker Chris Hatcher on hand to answer all our questions and entertain us. The group of wine writers, bloggers, and television personalities embraced this wonderful, totally TIFF party, as Wolf Blass is the official sponsor, for the second year running.

Head winemaker Chris Hatcher

The stunning white and silver Malaparte provided the perfect backdrop for the evening. The tables dressed elegantly with white table cloths, floral arrangements bursting with colour and vivacity. Our dinner menu, five courses were five star, equaling the showcasing of the Wolf Blass 2012 Luxury Collection release.

The four wines included in the collection, two new Grey Labels from the 2010 Vintage. The first a Langhorne Creek Cabernet Shiraz, the blend Wolf used to create his very first wine under the Wolf Blass label in 1967.  The McLaren Vale Shiraz, a wine described as being the “definitive expression of this unparalleled Australian wine region”.
The 36th release of the iconic Black Label 2008 vintage and finally the 2009 Platinum Label Shiraz.

Wolf Blass wine dinner at TIFF

Wolf Blass wine dinner at TIFF

The fourth course, Red Wine Braised Boneless Beef Short Rib, see complete menu was Georgia’s favorite pairing with the 1998 Black Label Cabernet Sauvignon, caressing the stemware, returning over and over to the bouquet and commenting on the complexity, and finish, worth every single Cabernet Calorie!

Tweet to Win! TIFF prize packages valued at $1500 for lovers of film and fine Wolf Blass wines.

Wolf Blass Wines. Two First Prizes valued at $250.00 each.

Wolf Blass Wines. Two First Prizes valued at $250.00 each.

“Official wine sponsor Wolf Blass Wines wants you to Enjoy The View at this year’s TIFF Festival with a prize pack for lovers of film and fine Australian wine.”

Win one of 3 great Enjoy The View TIFF Festival prize packages. One Grand prize ($1000.00), and two (2) 1st prizes values at $250.00 each

It’s easy as 1-2-3

  1. Make sure that you are following us on Twitter @TheWineLadies
  2. From right now until Wednesday, Sept 5th,2012 @ 11am EST, tweet the follow hashtag #TIFFWolfBlassTWLContest  Below are examples that you can use and modify as you see fit.

Example Tweets:

• #TIFFWolfBlassTWLContest Enter me in @TheWineLadies contest to win prizes @WolfBlassWines for TIFF
• @WolfBlassWines official wine sponsor #Tiff 2012 #TIFFWolfBlassTWLContest @thewineladies

  1. Each time you tweet (or re-tweet our Tweets) using the hash tag #TIFFWolfBlassTWLContest, your name will be entered into our draw for a chance to win one of the 3 prizes. Be sure to add @thewineladies at the end of your Tweet as well to help track it.
  2. If you don’t TWEET you can also enter on The Wine Ladies FACEBOOK Fanpage too right here.

The more you Tweet, the better your chances! The winners of will be randomly selected on Wednesday Sept 5th, 2012 and will be  notified by noon on Thursday Sept 6th, 2012 (at noon)

Good luck everyone! See you at TIFF 2012

Prize Packages:

 1 Grand Prize Package: Approximately $1000

  • 2 TIFF tickets (to a select official festival film)
  • 2  bottles of Wolf Blass wine
  • 1 decanter
  • 2 high-quality wine glasses
  • 2 Wolf Blass jackets
  • An electronic wine fridge.
Wolf Blass Wines. Grand Prize Value $1000.00

Wolf Blass Wines. Grand Prize Value $1000.00

First (2) Prize Packages: Approximately $250.00 each

  • TIFF tickets (2) (to a select official festival film**)
  • Two  LCBO gift cards
  • 1 decanter
  • 2 high-quality wine glasses
Wolf Blass Wines. Two First Prizes valued at $250.00 each.

Wolf Blass Wines. Two First Prizes valued at $250.00 each.

TIFF Wolf Blass wine dinner worthy of the Red Carpet! Meet “Wolfie ” the man that made it all happen!

Celebrity Spa Secrets,red carpet ready, The Wine Ladies Beauty MedSPA

In Beauty MedSPA. Pssssssst!.Celebrity Hollywood beauty secrets revealed. A glass of red wine and more!

Celebrity Spa Secrets,red carpet ready, The Wine Ladies Beauty MedSPA

Celebrity Spa Secrets,red carpet ready, The Wine Ladies Beauty MedSPA

We had a lot of help from our beauty partner In Beauty MedSPA  located in Yorkville, Toronto Canada. This year at TIFF we rally needed to be “red carpet” ready for our Web TV series, The Wine Ladies Talking Wine With The Stars. Now we know what those Hollywood types do to get ready for any red-carpet or special events, TV interviews and more.

For 5 weeks we were catered to and treated like “A” list stars by Kate Lee

We had the extreme pleasure leading up to our TV shoot to experience the services of this amazing oasis in the heart of Toronto. For 5 weeks we were catered to and treated like “A” list stars by Kate Lee and her entire team. Pre-TIFF skin and beauty treatments including radio frequency treatments; IPL Intense Pulsed Light NannoLight facials, and the fabulous whole body LED light spa as we affectingly refer to as the “pod”. This is a one stop shopping spa to make you relaxed, beautiful and thinner!!!! Many thanks.

We had the distinct pleasure of speaking with Kate Lee on our radio show not too long ago and got the scoop on what the celebs do to look their best. Including choice foods which pack an antioxidant punch! Also on the show from Inniskillin Wines and their award winning Icewines, Public Relations Manager Debi Pratt as well as discover Executive Chef David Penny’s idea of the perfect “film fare” to pair with sparkling Icewines! Check out the highlight here!

In Beauty MedSPA Kate Lee and The Wine Ladies talk beauty secrets of the stars!

Celebrity Spa Secrets, red carpet ready, The Wine Ladies In Beauty MedSPA

Take a virtual tour of the In-Beauty MedSPA with Kate Lee and The Wine Ladies here.

The Wine Ladies anti-aging rules to live by.

1. A cup of green tea in the morning ( some blueberries on your cereal too)
2. A piece of dark chocolate in the afternoon
3. A glass of red wine with dinner at night.
4. Exercise regularly
5. And visit Kate Lee’s In Beauty Med-Spa!

Fountain of Youth Secrets Revealed! In Beauty MedSPA

Georgina Reilly, Talking Wine With The Stars, TIFF

Seasoned young starlet Georgina Reilly reveals her next film, Death Row’s Sons Two The Grave.

Georgina Reilly, Talking Wine With The Stars, TIFF

Actress Georgina Reilly with The Wine Ladies Talking Wine With The Stars, TIFF 2009

Georgina Reilly looked barely old enough to enjoy the glass of Jackson-Triggs Methode Classique sparkling wine. 

Having assured us she was over 19 we poured her a glass to celebrate her success! At such a young age this talented actress is determined to get her dream. To be a “star.” and she appears to be well on her way. At the young age of 23 this actress is experiencing her 3rd film at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Georgina  played in the hit movie directed by Bruce McDonald the “Ponty Pool”. This years’ entry, a short film “A Hindu’s Indictment of Heaven” where she plays one of the leads. No rest for this young actress as she is also currently shooting Death Row Records CEO Lara Lavi’s film “Sons Two the Grave” in Toronto. The film also stars  Tonya Lee Williams, Dorian Harewood, K.C. Collins (“Flashpoint”) and child actor Cameron Miles Jones on board.

Each year, the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) draws thousands of international filmmakers, stars and media to Toronto…

and for this years festival (Sept. 10-19), The Wine Ladies are entering the exciting world of web TV.

Georgia and Susanne (The Wine Ladies) set up their temporary TV studio at The Windsor Arms, 18 St. Thomas

Street in Yorkville – ground zero for the film festival – and have conducted brief interviews with the stars, filmmakers, writers, international VIPs and media representatives discussing favourite wines, what wines go with which movies at this years’ festival, favourite movies about wine (e.g.: Bottle Shock, Sideways, A Walk in the Clouds, Under the Tuscan Sun) – the ultimate in wine TV! Celebrity guests are invited to enjoy a glass of wine with The Wine Ladies

View highlights with Georgina Reilly here.

Dashing actor, writer and producer Jasper Graham enjoys Jackson Triggs Sauvignon Blanc, The Wine Ladies TV

The Wine Ladies TV at TIFF.

The Wine Ladies, Red Carpet ready at TIFF from “head to toe”.

Jargon Trulli "Abruzzo in the heart", TIFF, The Wine ladies Talking Wine With the Stars

Jargon Trulli, Formula One, Abruzzo in the heart fundraiser, TIFF

Jargon Trulli "Abruzzo in the heart", TIFF, The Wine ladies Talking Wine With the Stars

Jargon Trulli “Abruzzo in the heart”, TIFF, The Wine ladies Talking Wine With the Stars

“Abruzzo in the heart” to help victims of 6th April 2009 earthquake.

On Sept 16th The Wine Ladies attended a gala event at the Windsor Arms Hotel. Both celebrating the 10th anniversary of its grand re-opening and a fundraiser to support the rebuilding of a hospital and school following the devastating April  earthquake in Italy of this year. A night dedicated to film, fashion and F1:

http://www.filmfashionf1.com/

The Wine Ladies are entering the exciting world of web TV.

Each year, the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) draws thousands of international filmmakers, stars and media to Toronto and for this years festival. (Sept. 10-19)

Georgia and Susanne (The Wine Ladies) set up their temporary TV studio at The Windsor Arms, 18 St. Thomas

Street in Yorkville – ground zero for the film festival – and have conducted brief interviews with the stars, filmmakers, writers, international VIPs and media representatives discussing favourite wines, what wines go with which movies at this years festival, favourite movies about wine (e.g.: Bottle Shock, Sideways, A Walk in the Clouds, Under the Tuscan Sun) – the ultimate in wine TV! Celebrity guests are invited to enjoy a glass of wine with The Wine Ladies.

Seasoned young starlet Georgina Reilly reveals her next film, Death Row’s Sons Two The Grave.

Actress Raven Dauda, Talking Wine With The Stars, TIFF, The Wine Ladies TV

An “intimate” discussion with stunning Raven Dauda talented actress, fashionista and The Wine Ladies.

Actress Raven Dauda, Talking Wine With The Stars, TIFF, The Wine Ladies TV

Actress Raven Dauda, Talking Wine With The Stars, TIFF, The Wine Ladies TV

Positive energy radiated the room as the stunning award winning actress entered the set. 

This multi-talented, artistic lady is a talented stage actress having won the prestigious Dora Mayer Moore award ( 2009). Her portrayal in Miss Julie: Freedom summer (Outstanding Performance by a Female in a Featured Role in a Play or Musical ) was the award winning role.

In 2009 Raven starred in “Intimate Apparel” a love story set in New York in 1905, amid the ragtime. Last year she played the lead role of Esther, an ambitious and independent African-American woman. Esther has aspirations in conflict with turn of the century society. A gifted seamstress who has gained financial independence by sewing elegant undergarments for socialites and prostitutes.  She dreams of opening her own boutique. When George, a charming Caribbean islander employed in the construction of the Panama Canal, writes to her, a romance begins that promises to help her realize her dreams.

Raven Dauda’s superb performance is quite simply the highlight of the evening…wonderfully nuanced…she breathes life into the awkward, slightly prim and dowdy 35-year old woman rushing toward love.”
– The Toronto Star

The hit play “Intimate Apparel” is returning back to the Canadian Stage Company for a return performance in 2010.

Quite the fashionista Raven has also started her company Designs by Raven or DbR a line of striking and original jewelry designs. The “A” list stars have already taken notice and have been snapping up her designs.

The Wine Ladies are entering the exciting world of web TV.

Each year, the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) draws thousands of international filmmakers, stars and media to Toronto and for this years festival. (Sept. 10-19)

Georgia and Susanne (The Wine Ladies) set up their temporary TV studio at The Windsor Arms, 18 St. Thomas

Street in Yorkville – ground zero for the film festival – and have conducted brief interviews with the stars, filmmakers, writers, international VIPs and media representatives discussing favourite wines, what wines go with which movies at this years’ festival, favourite movies about wine (e.g.: Bottle Shock, Sideways, A Walk in the Clouds, Under the Tuscan Sun) – the ultimate in wine TV! Celebrity guests are invited to enjoy a glass of wine with The Wine Ladies.

View highlight with Raven Dauda here.

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