In our first segment we will look at Argentina as a wine producing country, look at the history, its roots and where it is today. We’ll also explore not only the success story of Malbec but also Argentina’s other wines, we’ll also learn more about its culture, from the Argentine gaucho, to the asado, to the Argentine Tango.
Joining us to start the conversation Monica Ralphs, the Founder of her PR company WineSpeak, Monica has been working with the wines of Argentina for almost 10 years, she is the authority on everything Argentinean,
Listen to Monica Ralphs at 5:00 minutes in the 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.
And finally, so many are seduced by and drawn to this beautiful country. To close off the show we’ll welcome back, he’s a favorite returning guest of ours, Dr. Gary Glassman. Dr Glassman @DrGaryGlassman is an endodontist to be specific, but also a wine lover and proud co-owner of a vineyard located in heart of the “Tiera de Malbec” Lujan de Cuyo,
in Mendoza. The winery is Los Flaneurs and Gary will join us to talk about his journey to fulfilling a dream in wine and also give us a few tips on wine and oral health, and it’s good news, so be sure to stay tuned.
And as a side note... This year, I Susanne got to complete one of my "bucket list" dreams and learned the Argentine Tango. I performed it for charity raising almost $13,000 for the Community Foundation of Mississauga in their Dancing With Mississauga Stars event. What a thrill!!! Here is my Argentine Tango! Enjoy! Watch Susanne's Tango here.
Girls’ Night Out Wines is all about the inclusive sisterhood of women. Whether you’re 19 or 90, all women have their version of a Girls’ Night Out. It could be book club, dinner, movie night, you name it, but what’s important about it is that you are with your friends and you’re sharing moments and having fun.That’s what we’re about, celebrating those moments with your friends.
And then to close the show, we will welcome Allison Modesto, Brand Manager for one of the most successful wine brands to hit our market, targeted to none other than us ladies!
The wines are Girls' Night Out, knocking it out of the ball park, produced locally here in the Lake Erie North Shore wine region, Allison will share with us the philosophy behind the brand, and what GNO is up to with respect to helping women advance in the wine business.
Girls' Night Out Wines gives back to women!
For every bottle of Girls’ Night Out Chardonnay sold from April 26 – May 23 Girls Night Out will donate $1 to Dress for Success, Ontario.
Dress for Success, Ontario is a charitable organization that helps women develop skills for job interviews, and provides business attire for interviews and employment.
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.
We kick off the show with a sparkling wine, it is a brand new bubbly. As you know 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.
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.
On to a delicious variety of wines to grace your holiday table, we have the whole gamet covered with our next esteemed guest described as a “genius winemaker, Chief Winemaker for the legendary Casillero del Diablo wines from Chile, one of the most successful brands in the world in over 135 countries.
Marcelo Papa to join us. What wines will be chilling in your ice buckets, served on your table, and with what this holiday season? Marcelo Papa here with awesome recommendations and great stories including the legend of the Cellar of the Devil.
Listen to Marcelo Papa at 20:55 minutes in the show.