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This is such an exciting time here in our wine country, the 2nd annual Niagara Integrated Film Festival, otherwise known as NIFF is kicking off June 18th -21st. We’ll be welcoming hundreds of excited wine,food and film buffs from around the world!
Over 50 films will be premiering and the Niagara region will be awash with actors, movie directors, producers, script writers. It's going to be fantastic!

“Uncork your love of Cinema” at this weekend long event marrying film,food and wine with a wide range of ways you can participate. Starting off with a stupendous Opening Night Experience extravaganza gala, loads of movie screenings, wine tastings, and glittering after parties just to name a few.

Let's not forget the other stars,our winemakers and chefs who have teamed up to bring you the foodie and film buff "Oscar" worthy wine tasting dinners, exquisite wine and food pairings all weekend long.


 

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

Episode (WL 05-26-2015) Unlock your love of Cinema.The 2nd annual Niagara Integrated Film Festival, otherwise known as NIFF kicks off June 18th -21st.

 

 

 

Kicking off the show we’ll be welcoming Dino Fazio, Niagara Integrated Film Festival Manager and Dino will fill us in on all that this cinematic experience has to offer long after the credits roll!

Listen to Dino Fazio at 6:10 minutes into the show.

 

And many different wineries are hosting events including Jackson Triggs Niagara Estate who will be hosting the Ultimate Gala Experience for three nights… in glamourous Hollywood premiere-style, before, while and after you take in your riveting film premiere you will be treated to a divine tasting menu created by Executive Chef Tim MacKiddie of JT… who will be our second guest.

Listen to Tim MacKiddie at 21:15 minutes into the show.

 

 

 

 

 

And finally we turn our attention to one of the films actually premiering at NIFF with our next esteemed guest, she is the screenwriter, and the producer of this film was shot in the Niagara region in which the plot surrounds the wine, sex, relationships,etc...She is an award winning screenwriter, known for her work on the movie Looking for "Angelina” and now she has our vote for an Oscar! The film is called the The Colossal Failure of the Modern Relationship and our guest is Alessandra Piccione.

Listen to Alessandra Piccione at 32:43 minutes into the show.

 



Watch the teaser here for a sneak preview of the film.


103 Minutes I Comedy, Drama, Romance I 2014 l Canada I English I World Premiere I PG
Director: Sergio Navarretta
Cast: Enrico Colantoni, Krista Bridges, David Cubitt, Brooke Palsson


BUY TICKET :June 19 | 6:30 PM | Spotlight | Landmark Cinemas


Wine and romance are both uncorked in this delightful journey into Niagara’s spectacular wine country. The film was shot in various locations, including several wineries, a B&B and a restaurant–keep your eyes open to spot the locale–and employed dozens of local cast and crew. The film celebrates the region while not glossing over the work required keeping a relationship strong. While Niagara Falls has enjoyed the moniker “Honeymoon Capital of the World” since the early 1900s, amour seems trickier for the couples in The Colossal Failure of the Modern Relationship. Love in the new millennium is harder to balance—how do you keep a fine vintage relationship from turning to plonk? – Kate Yorga

 

 

 

 

IN AID OF THE QUEEN ELIZABETH HOSPITAL (QEH), BARBADOS' PRIMARY ACUTE CARE MEDICAL FACILITY.

Saint Peters Bay Luxury Resort & Residences on the North West coast of Barbados will be home to a high quality cast of New York Broadway performers from 19 th - 29 th March, 2014.  The performers will be in Barbados for the popular Broadway to Barbados show which will be held at the island's Frank Collymore Hall.  Saint Peter’s Bay Luxury Resort & Residences will host a special welcome cocktail party for the cast where the stars will perform a selection of songs from the show in the resorts beachfront gardens this Thursday 20th March, 2013.

 

Read more: Broadway to Barbados at Saint Peter's Bay

Red Obsession the newest in films about the wine industry! Simply fascinating and fabulous! This movie examines the bubble created by China's infatuation with Bordeaux. The Red Dragon is awake and they are in love with all things wine! If you love wine , you'll love this film!

Narrated by Russell Crowe, Red Obsession offers an in-depth documentary investigation of a prized global commodity in times of enormous economic change, and an intoxicating meditation on its enduring mystique and allure. 

Coveted by oenophiles worldwide, the wines of France's Bordeaux region have been legendary for centuries. Though having long endured the vagaries of climate, the winemakers of Bordeaux now find themselves subjected to another tempestuous, uncontrollable force: the massive sea change in the global financial markets, which has seen the cash-strapped West — long the primary export market for Bordeaux — superseded by China, whose insatiable thirst for the illustrious vintage has turned the wine market on its head.

Red Obsessionopens at TIFF Bell Lightbox on Friday, September 27, 2013.

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

Read more: TIFF Wolf Blass wine dinner worthy of the Red Carpet!

Tweet to Win! TIFF prize packages valued at $1500 for lovers of film and fine Australian wine.

"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

 

 

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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

Read more: Tweet to Win! Wolf Blass Wines and TIFF 2012

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