It’s an exciting day, new experiences await us; as we hit the road in our new sporty Buick Regal eAssist, http://www.gm.ca/gm/english/vehicles/buick/regal/overview which we are test driving and loving already. On the road to the “South Coast” an upcoming wine region, soon to be Ontario’s newest designated viticultural area, we are headed for an exhilarating day of adventure for not only our palates, but our body and soul too!

On a mission to experience first hand the excitement and rush of zip lining and rappelling, followed by a luxurious lunch and beautiful wine tasting at Burning Kiln Winery. http://www.burningkilnwinery.ca/  If all goes according to plan we’ll be leading a tour here sharing this unique adventure and culinary treat.

It’s a two-hour drive from Toronto, we fill up the tank and our coolers and drive in style, with the tunes rocking and the AC purring and keeping us “tres cool”! Our GPS set to Long Point, on the north shore of Lake Erie, where our adventure will take place, designated as a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO.

Our action-packed excursion begins at Long Point Eco-Adventures http://www.lpfun.ca/  offering up unique and exciting experiences including breathtaking zip lines, rappelling, mountain bike tours, kayaking and more.  We are greeted by our two guides Adam and Dillon, who have laid out the necessary apparatus for us to suit up, complete with harness and helmet. This zip lining is serious business, with clips and buckles being checked, double checked and checked again.

Read more: 2012 BUICK REGAL eAssist, The Wine Ladies Zip n Sip Adventure

Join The Wine Ladies as they take to the water for a glorious 4-hour cruise of fine wine, food and the adventure of salmon fishing! If you've never tried it, here's the perfect opportunity to join an intimate group of 20 for a fun filled, food and wine excursion!  To purchase your exclusive ticket on line http://guestli.st/111315 or call 905-338-6797

 

 Enjoy a memorable evening, aboard the luxurious 52’ yacht custom made Sportfish, as we set out on a pleasure cruise where you can choose to sit back, take in the views and the serenity of the lake, while enjoying some music and  select wines paired with our favorite cheese-monger's choice cheeses... OR cast a line and try your luck and test your skill! Our skipper will be there, ready to lend a helping hand, it's as easy as 1-2-3- to fish on our cruise!  Even if you're not manning a line, join in the commraderie and excitement when there's a tug on one of the 8 lines cast in the waters... first fisherman to make a catch wins a prize!   Lots of prizes to be won throughout the cruise.

 

We’ll start in Port Credit, where handsome young crewman and a perfectly chilled glass of sparkling wine will greet you. On board a steady stream of delectable hors d'oeuvres and excusive wines await you. As we cruise the waters of Lake Ontario embrace the fresh air and the beautiful vistas of Port Credit, Oakville and surrounding areas.

For the “sport minded”, either novice or avid fisherman, Captain Andrew and his mate are ready to make this fishing experience one to remember! The yacht is fully rigged with the very latest in fish finding electronics and fishing gear. Please see video of the 1st fish caught form the June fishing adventure. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOErmP_TRqU

The Wine Ladies invite you, for what promises to be a fun filled culinary and sport adventure, something a little different for couples, groups of friends or singletons too. Please view a review of one of the wines enjoyed that day. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXKlowzC4sQ

Read more: Adventures in wine,Salmon Pleasure Boat Cruise with The Wine Ladies

Everybody has them in their jewellery box..... gold necklaces, out of date jewellery, broken pieces, one earring sets, rings with missing stones or gold jewellery you simply don’t want anymore. Why not turn all of that gold into liquid gold ..... cash and at the same time support the Heart and Stroke Foundation? http://ww2.heartandstroke.ca/splash/

We have teamed up with " The Heart of Gold” charity drive established by Sam Rosenbaum, to host a gold selling event with partial proceeds going to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. This event to be held Thursday May 6th, 2010 at the chic Clarin's Skin Spa www.clarinsskinspa.ca in Yorkville is by invitation only and will employ the expert buying services of The Gold Smart Network www.goldsmart.ca in conjunction with Fortunes Fine Jewellers www.fortunes.com to purchase gold and jewellery. The elegant Clarins Skin Spa, will be offering a wide menu of specials on its unparalleled spa services, including pedicures, facials and body treatments, make-up touch ups, mini chair massages and more. Enjoy delectable heart healthy hors d'oeuvres catered by Encore Catering www.encorecatering.com/ and decadent chocolates by Bernard Callebaut, Oakville http://www.bernardcallebaut.com/users/folder.asp while sipping on Girls’ Night Out www.girlsnightoutwines.com wines generously donated by Colio Estate Wines. www.coliowinery.com We invite you to join us for our inaugural “The Heart of Gold” party. Why not turn all of that gold into liquid gold ... WALK OUT WITH SOME CASH and at the same time support the Heart and Stroke Foundation? http://ww2.heartandstroke.ca/splash/ RSVP early to ensure a spot as space is limited. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Having recently lost our own mother in October 2009 after a lengthy and debilitating stroke, we understand firsthand how awful this illness is and how preventable it could have been. We know that our family is only one among many that have been struck by this. Every 7 minutes, someone dies from heart disease or stroke and heart disease and stroke is responsible for one out of three deaths per year. We are proud to support the Heart and Stroke Foundation and hope that you will join us in this wonderful cause. We hope to see you there and raise a glass to your health! A glass of red wine from time to time is good for your heart health! Cheers! The Wine Ladies, Georgia and Susanne What’s happening that evening: · Sell diamonds, vintage and estate jewellery to The GoldSmart Network , professionally evaluated by Fortunes Fine Jewellers, www.fortunes.com/ with the same matching donation to The Heart & Stroke Foundation. A portion of the money you receive will be donated to The Heart & Stroke Foundation with a matching donation by The GoldSmart Network. www.goldsmart.ca · Complimentary Girls Night Out wines www.girlsnightoutwines.com from Colio Estate Wines www.coliowinery.com and the delicious and hors d'oeuvres courtesy of Encore Catering www.encorecatering.com · Enjoy a hand or lip mini treatment, make-up touch up or mini chair massage. http://www.clarinsskinspa.ca · Win one of two Harmony Phi Classic Pendants. An original jewellery creation, courtesy of Fortunes Fine Jewellers www.fortunes.com valued each at $175.00 · Meet The Wine Ladies in person · Gift bag courtesy of our sponsors

Caption: Harmony Phi Classic Pendant

Where it’s happening: · Clarins Spa, 87 Yorkville Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M5R 1C1 · Thursday May 6th 2010 from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm · Attendance strictly limited · This is a PRIVATE party, no cover or admission charges, but strictly This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. · This is a fund raiser: bring all the gold you can sell, your own or your friends’ How to register: · Email The Wine Ladies at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ( limited to 100 guests only) · Call The GoldSmart Network at 416-594-6533 in Toronto. Outside Toronto local area call Toll Free at 1-877-599-6533 If you would like to know about wine and your health, the Heart and Stroke Foundation and how you can turn your old gold into liquid cash join us at www.thatchannel.com on Wednesday April 21st,2010 at 2:30-3:30PM for The Wine Ladies TV show. For a complete podcast of The Wine Ladies TV go to www.thatchannel.com/thewineladies Some Important Facts about Heart and Stroke Heart disease and stroke is responsible for one out of three deaths per year Every 7 minutes, someone dies from heart disease or stroke Every 10 minutes, someone dies or is disabled by stroke, and if we can’t support further research and reduce prevalence, in 10 years this could be every five minutes Heart disease and stroke are extremely serious, complex and frequently fatal diseases Survivors often require the most advanced care available Heart disease and stroke have a greater impact on Canadians’ health than all other diseases combined – including cancer Almost 1 in 5 Canadians over the age of 65 are living with some form of heart disease of stroke 300,000 people in Canada are living with the effects of stroke and this number is predicted to increase significantly with our aging population Heart disease and stroke costs the Canadian economy over $22.2 billion a year including direct healthcare costs, as well as indirect economic costs related to disability and death The rates are on the decline and has been since 1951 though the amount of cases are going up because we have a larger population and people who are living longer.

On February 17, approximately 75 guests gathered at Cucci Restaurant in Oakville for The Wine Ladies Wine Tasting Dinner for the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario. “Our mom passed away in 2009 from Heart and Stroke disease, and we saw first-hand the devastation of this kind of illness”. says Susanne. According to Statistics Canada, there are over 50,000 strokes in Canada each year, resulting in one stroke occurring every 10 minutes. It is the number one killer of women in Canada and the third largest killer in Canada for men and women. And says Georgia, “When you offer people food and wine, you’re opening up your heart with love, and a glass of red wine every day is good for the heart and the soul. “As The Wine Ladies we want people to know that.” Experience three award winning winemakers and wineries from the prestigious Niagara region including Marco Piccoli from Jackson-Triggs, Viticulturist Matt Speck from Henry of Pelham and new kid on the block GreenLane Winery with winemaker Dianne Smith. The evening was a spectacular success and The Wine Ladies TV was there to capture it all. Many thanks to our generous partners and sponsors for making this all possible including: Wineries: Jackson-Triggs, Henry of Pelham, GreenLane Estate Winery, Silver Sponsors: Fortune Jewelers, O'Connor MacLeod Hanna LLP, Bronze Sponsors: Jason Greenlees RBC Dominion Securities, mdapps.ca, SPONSORS: Aradia Fitness,Beads4Health,Brix Chocolate for wine Burrows, Cambria Natural Quartz Surfaces, Cucci Ristorante, Enchanted Decor, Guess Seductive, Higgins Event Rentals, Inspire Cosmetics, Le Beau Optical Boutique, Nature’s Source, Ravi Instant Wine Refresher, Ridolfi, Senzu, Shaw Festival, Silkeborg, slik inc pr & communications, SNAP Oakville, Sony Music, tfnc London, Oakville.com ,Oakville Voice, TCHD Magazine, Wine Awakenings, YYZEvents Steve Blackburn, Wine Access Magazine, Vinturi Wine Aerators To view pictures from the evening. http://www.facebook.com/album.php?id=74962673175&aid=267585

 

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June 17th-18th 1000 Islands Wine and Food Festival Did you know that ... .....there are over 1,800 islands in the 1000 Islands Region, shared between the United States and Canada? .....that George Boldt the proprietor of the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City built a castle as a tribute to his wife, who perished at a young age before the castle was completed. Boldt, heartbroken, left the island and stopped the construction of the partly erected castle. It stands to this day unfinished.

 

....that Thousand Islands Salad Dressing was developed in the late 1800s by Oscar of the Waldorf while accompanying his manager, George Boldt on a fishing excursion on the St. Lawrence River. Thousand Island Dressing: 1 cup mayonnaise,1/4 cup chopped green olives,3 tablespoons chopped capers,1 small onion finely grated,1 tablespoon tomato paste,1/2 teaspoon chilli sauce Join us for the 1000 Island Wine and Food Festival taking place (June 17th-18th) all weekend long at the Brockville Memorial Center. Dine on delicious cuisine created by local award winning restaurants and local food purveyors from heavenly cheesecakes, to fresh roasted coffee, pancakes, artisan cheese ,olive oils and more. Taste local and international wine, spirits and beer and be entertained by some of the best jazz music in the country. The 11th annual 1000 Islands Jazz Festival, named the Canada’s “Best Small Jazz Festival in Canada” happens to be taking place at the same time, so while you enjoy the many fruits of the 1000 Islands you’ll be able to take in the tunes of popular jazz artists while sipping on your favourite vino of choice. Look for the giant jar of corks, count them at Brockville Tourism and you could win a surprise prize!

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