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Marvelous Mother’s Day Contest! WIN Over $600 In Prizes!

The Chronos Observatory. What is often mistaken for a silo on the side of the renovated barn, is in fact the Chronos Observatory. Inside the observatory is a deep space telescope capable of viewing interstellar bodies in significant detail.
The Wine Ladies dressed in Joan Kelley Walker fashions and about to enjoy some Calamus Ball Falls Red and White wine.

Make your Mother’s Day a marvelous one with Calamus Estate Wines and fashions by Joan Kelley Walker!

Enter to win this prize.

Love wine and fashion? Well one lucky mother and guest will join The Wine Ladies May 19th at Calamus Estate Winery and receive an unbelievable experience plus fashions from Real Housewives of Toronto star Joan Kelley Walker’s new fashion collection!

YOUR winery experience will begin in the 100 year old barn tasting room with a sampling of three (3) Calamus Estate Winery’s most popular award winning vintages. After that then join us on the stunning brand new patio restaurant for farm fresh salad, an our arrow head wooden charcuterie board and choice of fresh stone oven pizza. Plus a special service from a Dutch wooden shoe….. 

Grand Opening Weekend Party May 18th and 19th, 2019

You will also walk away with a collection of Joan Kelly Walker Fashions to complete your Mother’s Day experience.

Please make sure that you are available to attend and claim your prize on Sunday, May 19th, 2019. 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm.

Calamus Estate Winery is located ate 3100 Glen Road Jordan, ON L0R 1S0 Phone: 905-562-9303

President and owner Peter Van-Helsdingen of Calamus Estate Winery leads a wine tasting in the 100 year old barrel room.


A selection from the Joan Kelley Fashions available at Walmart.ca Proceeds from the sales donated by Joan to the Breakfast Club of Canada.

Here is How To Enter:

1.Follow us on INSTAGRAM! @ TheWineLadies @CalamusWinery   @JoanKelleyWalkerCollection

#Calamusestatewinerywedding #Calamusestatewinerypatio #Twentyvalleywinery #Niagarawinery #wine #contest #thewineladies

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3.Tag your drinking partner! (Each friend you tag = One entry) Unlimited tags and entries. We will randomly select a winner from the comments below, so stay tuned here and turn on post notifications to see our winner announcement. Contest ends – Sunday, May 12th, 2019 at noon EST. Our winners will be contacted through Instagram DMs & announced in our Instagram Stories. The prizes will be shipped directly to you.  

On this week’s audio podcast… Calamus Estate Winery and fashions by Joan Kelley Walker

Kendall-Jackson Vintner’s Reserve Chardonnay, Georgia’s Wine Pick.

Kendall-Jackson Vintner's Reserve Chardonnay

Kendall-Jackson Vintner’s Reserve Chardonnay

 This week The Wine Ladies explore one of California’s iconic wineries, one of the most successful family owned wineries in California,  and producer of the #1 selling Chardonnay in North America for over 25 years, the Kendall-Jackson Vintner’s Reserve Chardonnay produced by Kendall-Jackson Vineyard Estates.

Georgia's Wine Pick

Georgia’s Wine Pick

Kendall-Jackson Vintner’s Reserve Chardonnay  is one hundred percent barrel-fermented Chardonnay with the richness one wants from California. Plenty of sunny fruit and lively freshness. Creamy and round with notes of buttered toast and tropical fruits. Try with char-grilled corn on the cob, or with grilled chicken.

With winemaker Randy Ullom

With winemaker Randy Ullom

Join us every Wednesday for Women, Wine, Wednesday’s with Jazz at the Anchor Bar for 1/2 price wines by the glass and the bottle as selected by us, all night jazz and prizes.

Perfect for Easter Dinner. Kendall-Jackson Vintner’s Reserve Chardonnay

Women, Wine, Wednesday's with Jazz with Emily Steinwall

Women, Wine, Wednesday’s with Jazz at the AnchorBar in Burlington, May 10th,2017

Women, Wine, Wednesday's with Jazz

Women, Wine, Wednesday’s with Jazz

Live at AnchorBar in Burlington, May 10th, 2017  Women,Wine,Wednesday’s with Jazz.

Wines offered 1/2 price by the bottle and glass all night long. 

The Anchor Bar, Burlington is the venue, home of the Original Buffalo Chicken wings first created in Buffalo, New York back in 1964. Although many have tried to duplicate the Buffalo wing, the closely guarded secret recipe is what makes the AnchorBar chicken wings the “Best Wings in the World”. These amazing chicken wings now available in Burlington.

Accomplished jazz musician, Emily Steinwall will be regularly performing accompanied by different musicians on the Wednesdays. Emily Steinwall in an emerging tenor saxophone player, flautist and bandleader in Toronto’s jazz scene.

Steinwall has taken her love for the saxophone a long way in a short time, and has a pure, lyrical tone on the instrument. Her collaborative project Bloom is a quartet featuring fellow graduates of the Humber College program, and it derives influences from many styles of music including folk and classical. It is contemporary, ethereal, gorgeous music with influences from leaders like Mark Turner, Seamus Blake and Kurt Rosenwinkel.”

                                          -Scott Morin, CBC

Women, Wine, Wednesday's with Jazz

Women, Wine, Wednesday’s with Jazz

Women Wine Wednesday’s With Jazz – VIP Launch Party March 15, 2017 – AnchorBar , Burlington

Georgia’s Wine Pick Negrar Ripasso Val Classico Superiore Doc,Georgia’s Wine Pick

Negrar Ripasso Val Classico Superiore Doc

Negrar Ripasso Val Classico Superiore Doc

Valpolicella is a wine that comes from the region of Veneto, located in the north-east of Italy, home of the “big gun” Amarone and of Romeo and Juliet! When a Valpolicella is classified as a Classico and done in the ripasso method. The methodology of “ripasso” greatly concentrates the bouquet, flavours and texture. How? “Ripasso” literally means “re-passed”.

Georgia's Wine Pick

Georgia’s Wine Pick

After the fermentation process when producing an Amarone, the unpressed skins of the dried grapes are then used for the production of Valpolicella. These dried grape skins add body, character, complexity and a boost of alcohol strength.

Our Negrar Ripasso Valpolicella Classico is dark ruby red in colour, is seductive in the nose with lush blackberry and black liquorice notes and a hint of mint. Full bodied with a touh of vanilla the texture is rich and with a good finish.

 

For Georgia’s Wine Picks

Join us every Wednesday for Women, Wine, Wednesday’s with Jazz at the Anchor Bar for 1/2 price wines by the glass and the bottle as selected by us, all night jazz and prizes.  

E. Guigal Crozes-Hermitage 2012 Shiraz/Syrah

E. Guigal Crozes-Hermitage 2012 Shiraz/Syrah, Susanne’s Wine Pick.

E. Guigal Crozes-Hermitage 2012 Shiraz/Syrah

E. Guigal Crozes-Hermitage 2012 Shiraz/Syrah

Susanne'sWine Pick

Susanne’s Wine Pick

I think we are on a French kick here today. My wine too hails from the South of France. Although from the Northern Rhone and from a very well known and respected family owned house which is E. Guigal.

This was a juicy syrah, with a syrah, of course, it was juicy! This is a medium bodied wine, not always in the mood for a heavy weight, it was perfect with my baby lamb chops.
A juicy syrah, with notes of spice and hints of earth. It had softer tannins and was definitely a crowd pleaser among all of us at the dinner table. Here in our market it sells for $28.95, from a producer you can always depend on, E. Guigal founded in 1946.

E. Guigal Crozes-Hermitage 2012 Shiraz/Syrah

E. Guigal Crozes-Hermitage 2012 Shiraz/Syrah

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Listen to my review at 5:02 minutes into the show

Episode 43

On this week’s radio show…Celebrities and their love of wine.

We have a great show for you today, and our topic “Celebrity Wines.”
Whether owning their own wineries or hooking up with an existing winery, famous directors, actors, musicians, around the world are getting involved in this business.
And why not?  Who wouldn’t want to own a winery?  We do! So we’ve got three special guests joining us here today, from celebrity wineries, you know them all, the wines and the celebrities.

Meet Vina Santa Rita’s acclaimed winemaker Cecilia Torres Salinas, International Woman’s Day

 Next we will welcome from a business that has traditionally been male dominated,  a pioneer in this field. She has definitely helped pave the way for her fellow female colleagues. We are talking about the role of head winemaker for one of the most prominent and historic wineries in the wine growing country of Chile. An award winning winemaker, she is Cecilia Torres Salinas of Vina Santa Rita.

Listen to Cecilia Torres Salinas at 17:20 minutes into the show.

 While in Chile several years ago we had the opportunity to stay at Vina Santa Rita and met Cecilia. In fact we spent International Women’s Day with an array of journalists who were invited to spend an afternoon celebrating, picnicking and drinking Cecelia’s wines on the spectacular grounds of Vina Santa Rita.

 

EPISODE 42

On this week’s radio show...Celebrate International Woman’s Day 2016 with us!

We have a fantastic show for you today all in Celebration of International Women’s Day 2016. International Women’s Day was officially launched in 1911. Today over 100 years later IWD is celebrated around the world with 1000’s of events honouring women everywhere for their various achievements.

We want to be a part of that too and so today we’re going to welcome three fantastic ladies to the show. Each lady bringing something unique and different to the table. From Royalty, yes as in the Royal Highness Prince William and Prince Harry. You won’t want to miss that!  To a pioneering, award winning winemaker and to a very special brand of wine specifically designed for us ladies!

Celebrate International Woman’s Day with Girls’ Night Out wines, the wine that gives back to women!

Mason Spink, Dirty Laundry

Dirty Laundry Not So Knotty Chardonnay 2013, Susanne’s Wine Pick.

Dirty Laundry Not So Knotty Chardonnay

Dirty Laundry Not So Knotty Chardonnay

Susanne'sWine Pick

Susanne’s Wine Pick

Not too long ago we had the pleasure of interviewing on our audio podcast EPIDODE 31, the winemaker Mason Spink from Dirty Laundry. A wonderful winery located in Summerland of the Okanagan Valley.

This winery has a very cool history, with quite a bit of monkey business that went on in its earlier days. Check out the video for the full story. This winery is so much fun, it is laid back, tongue and cheek, but also makes fabulous wines.

My wine pick…Dirty Laundry Not So Knotty Chardonnay 2013 $19.95/bottle

Dirty Laundry Not So Knotty Chardonnay 2013

Dirty Laundry Not So Knotty Chardonnay 2013

“This femme fatale has a luscious, fruit forward style that is all nouveau monde. Vive la difference!” is how Mason Spink the winemaker refers to this un-oaked Chardonnay. It is stainless steel fermented to allow the fruit to show brilliantly in the wine.I loved this wine with a lively, bright acidity, citrus, apple and a hint of honey, really delicious and has also won numerous awards…

Gold – All Canadian Wine Championship 2015

Silver – Northwest Wine Summit 2015

Just to let you know they also have a “Naughty Version of the Chardonnay… only this one is done in oak!

Pick up a bottle before they sell out!

LISTEN TO MY WINE REVIEW OF THE DIRTY LAUNDRY NOT S0 KNOTTY CHARDONNAY 2013 AT 6:30 MINUTES IN THE SHOW

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

Bonterra Organic Vineyards

Bonterra Organic Vineyards ….On this week’s audio podcast with David Koball

Bonterra Organic Vineyards

Bonterra Organic Vineyards

 This organic wine and food pairing dinner could not find a better partner and location than Brad and his restaurant at the Evergreen Brick Works. He has an unparalleled commitment to sustainable and organic farming, he is all about creating a connection between the natural food from our land, the farmers that nourish and harvest it, and ultimately, the people who enjoy it.

 

Starting off today with our first guest from the organic and biodynamic wine making pioneer Bonterra Organic Vineyards.

Out of California, we will welcome Vineyard Director David Koball. You will get to hear first hand what exactly organic and biodynamic farming entails. Plus even more importantly the impact organic and biodynamic farming has on our environment, it is remarkable.

Listen to David Koball at 6:33 minutes in the show.

On this week’s radio show… Bonterra Organic Wines, Celebrity Chef Brad Long,the raw food diet and whats new in climate change.

Last month we had the opportunity to experience a fabulous Organic wine and food pairing dinner last month hosted by Bonterra Organic Vineyards, Evergreen Brick Works and Café Belong. What made this such an extraordinary evening was each of these three’s huge commitment to our environment.
A pure, ethical and sustainable dinner was presented and it so impressed us that we really wanted to share our experience with you and what biodynamic farming has on our environment, it truly is remarkable!

Episode 37 

WIN one of two $50.00 gift certifiates to Cafe Belong

Cafe Belong

WIN one of two $50.00 gift certificates to Cafe Belong. Celebrity Chef Brad Long.

CONGRATULATIONS TO WINNERS @REINVENTYOURDAY and @GEOTRAVEL

It’s as easy as 1-2-3 to win!!!!!

Two restaurant gift certificates for Cafe Belong to be given away. Each prize package worth $50.00

Celebrity Chef Brad Long to the show, co-host of the Food Network smash hit Restaurant Makeover, recognized as one of Canada’s top Chefs and is also the owner and Chef at Café Belong.

Tweet #TWLCafeBelongWIN and re-tweet as often as you like! Two winners will be picked at random.  

Contest Rules

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

2.Enter as many times as you like from Monday, November16th,2015 at 10:00am until Monday, November 30th at noon tweet and re-tweet and follow @TheWineLadies and @CafeBelong

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

Example Tweets:

@TheWineLadies I luv eating local @CafeBelong Enter me to win $50.00 #restaurant #certificates #TWLCafeBelongWIN 

@TheWineLadies Wow another great #contest Meet #Celebrity @ChefBradLong #contest #TWLCafeBelongWIN @BonterraWine Pick me please!
 

@TheWineLadies #WIN #contest #TWLCafeBelongWin $50.00 @ConnectMeRadio #radio interview @ChefBradLong @CafeBelong

3.Each time you tweet (or re-tweet our Tweets) using the hash tag #TWLCafeBelongWIN  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 @TheWineLadies at 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 winner will be randomly selected at noon on Monday, November 30th,2015 and will be notified via TWITTER and FACEBOOK.

On this week’s radio show… Bonterra Organic Wines, Celebrity Chef Brad Long,the raw food diet and whats new in climate change.

Last month we had the opportunity to experience a fabulous Organic wine and food pairing dinner last month hosted by Bonterra Organic Vineyards, Evergreen Brick Works and Café Belong. What made this such an extraordinary evening was each of these three’s huge commitment to our environment.
A pure, ethical and sustainable dinner was presented and it so impressed us that we really wanted to share our experience with you and what biodynamic farming has on our environment, it truly is remarkable!

Episode 37 

Celebrity Chef Brad Long of Cafe Belong.

Celebrity Chef Brad Long of Cafe Belong.

Chef Brad has an unparalleled commitment to sustainable and organic farming. He is all about creating a connection between the natural food from our land. From the farmers that nourish and harvest it, and ultimately, the people who enjoy it.

Cloudline Willamette Valley Pinot Gris 2013

Cloudline Willamette Valley Pinot Gris 2013, Georgia’s Wine Pick.

My wine comes from one of the Pacific Northwest regions that is Oregon. And we don’t get enough of these wines here, so when I spot one I like to pick it up and give it a try.I also am always on the search for a good Pinot Gris so this was my find. From the Burgundy house of the Drouhin family, this Pinot Gris, which sells for $19.95 was a pleaser to me. It was crisp and dry, aromatic with floral and peach notes with flavours of more peach and some lemony hints. It was perfect for what I was in the mood for, I enjoyed it very much with my famous grilled shrimp and scallops. And it was the Cloudline Willamette Valley Pinot Gris 2013. Price:$19.95

Cloudine Pinot Gris

Cloudine Pinot Gris

Listen to my wine review at 5:38 minutes into the show

On this week’s audio podcast…
Its Tequila time with Jose Cuervo!
Plus new delicious chocolate infused spirits and beer in time for the 5th Annual Luxury Chocolate Show.

Episode 36

Today we shift gears away from the grape vine and delve into the illustrious blue agave plant. To the number one selling tequila in the world, Jose Cuervo! Jonny Gray the Brand Ambassador for Jose Cuervo Tequila will fill us in on Jose Cuervo. As well as some of the myths and truisms surrounding Mexico’s signature spirit
The 5th Annual Luxury Chocolate Show is coming up in Toronto November 8th. With everything you can possibly imagine under one roof all having to do with chocolate. What is striking is how big this event has become. A true testament to the growing love and fascination with the beloved coco bean. And NOT only in Toronto. There are many events and festivals that go on now around the world all celebrating the ubiquity of chocolate, and the many ways it is being incorporated into our daily diets.