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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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A very special thank-you to our Gold Sponsor Rumi Galleries located in Mississauga, Ontario for sponsoring The East Meets West Celebrity Winemaker’s Dinner at 3 S’s Restaurant Sept 22nd, 2011. For tickets click here. Enriching an underprivileged child’s life through creative and artistic expression. Proven to build confidence and life skills, ArtHouse, the charitable organization offers cost free programs serving children regardless of socio economic status. Established in 1981, Rumi Galleries is one of Eastern North America's premier galleries specializing in 17th, 18th, 19th, and 20th century antiques and fine art. With locations in Ontario, Canada and Connecticut, USA and provides clients with exceptional service and taking pride in offering only the highest quality antiques and fine art.

With a vast inventory and extensive show space we have something to suit all tastes, ensuring a visit to either of our locations will be a pleasant one. Our outstanding online gallery provides the opportunity to view our full inventory, regardless of its location. We invite you to call upon our expertise when selecting antiques or fine art for your personal collection. Up coming exhibits at Rumi Galleries October 1st-15th Nicholas Malcolm Nicholas Malcolm was born in 1958. Following in his father’s footsteps Nicholas began working as an apprentice in the family’s real estate business. After two years of studying economics at McMaster University, Nicholas took on the role of designing and developing residential spaces. It was during this period that he discovered his passion for fine art, experimenting with colour and design while painting all forms of walls, balconies, apartment complexes and houses. In 2007 Nicholas set up his own private studio and began to express himself through a series of experimental works. His current series is a development of his living experience and follows in the footsteps of the Automatists.

November 12th - 26th Sonja Hidas Sonja Hidas was born in Montreal, Quebec in 1968. She studied Illustration and Design at Dawson College, Montreal, 1985-88. Sonja received recognition provincially in 2007 when her work was selected for the cover of Community Matters by Community Arts Ontario. In 2008 she was awarded grants by the Ontario Arts Council and The City of Mississauga for Hot Box Mississauga, a multi-arts community installation for the celebration of the 30th anniversary of the historic Mississauga Train Derailment and Evacuation of 1979. In 2009 Sonja was mentored by Reinhard Reitzenstein as part of the Burlington Sculpture Mentorship project. She continues to work with him on HotBox Joshua Creek, an outdoor educational program located at the Joshua Creek Heritage and Arts Centre, that will produce environmentally-friendly and site specific installations in Oakville, Ontario.

Rumi Galleries are located at 55 Woodlawn Avenue, Mississauga, Ontario L5G 3K7 905-274-3616

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For tickets: Click Here or call 905-338-6797 We'd like to invite you to a very special evening. The Wine Ladies Holiday Mix n Mingle Wine Tasting taking place in the beautiful space at Rumi Galleries located in Mississauga. It is sure to be the party of the season, mix and mingle while you sip on exclusive wines from around the world ( not available at the LCBO or Vintages),and enjoy delectable appetizers created by Executive Chef Lan Hoang of the 3s's Restaurant.

Find like minded palates, whether you're a fan of California Cabernet, have a soft spot for silky sultry Pinot Noir or simply can't refuse a glass of bubbly. The wines will be available to purchase but only by the case so we're making it simple, meet a mate and mix a case, just in time for the holidays or just come and have a wonderful time, in a beautiful venue, surrounded by stunning art, while you enjoy the sounds of our pianist, the ultimate entertainer David Johanns. We'll have prizes and loot bags for everyone too, so kick off your holiday season with us, at The Wine Ladies Holiday Mix and Mingle wine tasting November 17th at Rumi Galleries. Event Details Date: Thursday November 17th, 2011 Time: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm 7:00pm- 10:00pm: Reception, musical performance, appetizers and wine tasting, prizes and loot bags . Place: Rumi Galleries 55 Woodlawn Avenue, Mississauga, Ontario L5G 3K7 Cost: $60.00 (HST included) For tickets: Click Here or call 905-338-6797 Meet The Artist- David Johanns

The versatile style of David Johanns places him among the most in-demand, prolific pianists, vocalists and composers on the recording and live appearance scene today. With a repertoire steeped in the music of Frank Sinatra, Mel Torme, Joe Williams and other giants of the Great American Songbook, Johanns succeeds in offering a charismatic and adventurous style, while infusing the moment with originality. Strongly influenced by the music of Oscar Peterson, Frank Sinatra, Mel Torme, Tony Bennet, Bill Evans and Keith Jarret Johanns continues to hone his craft. Currently based in Toronto Canada Johanns performs with his group at festivals, weddings, corporate events and the local live scene. He performs regularly with Ross McIntyrs and Jay Mcllwain. If you have not heard Johanns live you probably still have heard his music. Through Yohands Music Productions and Colloaborating with other local artists and engineers including Waleed Abdull Hammeed, Jack Preobrazinski, Goeff Yong, and Claudio Vena, Johanns has scored over 100 television shows. From documentaries involving African Elephants in heat, dictators being overthrown in violent coups to commercials selling Levi’s, Coors, Toyota and Gatorade and films with crazed women bandits stealing diamonds johanns has created scores to make it as emotionally affective. Continuing in his musical journey Johanns is currently recording new material covering both original compositions and standards which will be released via CD and downloads this year. About The Wine Ladies The Wine Ladies, Georgia and Susanne founded by entrepreneur sister team in 2003, take life one sip at a time as they share the splendour of food and wine for all and the wonderful lifestyle it entails. Regular national TV personalities, columnists and hosts of their own weekly TV and radio show about wine, food and lifestyle these ladies share their passion and live life to the fullest and without hesitation. Their motto "everything in life somehow comes back to the vine" keeps their audiences entertained and informed. Contact them at TheWineLadies.com.

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Burning Kiln winery, in a word, spells adventure! A unique and delectable adventure for the palate, adopting and adapting slightly, the ancient "appassimento" method in winemaking.

The technique of drying the grapes on mats or slated crates is utilized at Burning Kiln, however, modified slightly with a twist. The land on which the vineyards are planted was formerly used to farm tobacco, and the tobacco drying kilns of the past are now being used to dry the grapes. Award winning winemaker Andrzej Lipinski formerly of several high profile, winning wineries including Legends, Megalomaniac, Foreign Affair and Organized Crime has this to say"This method helps to accentuate the sugars, boost the acids and balance the tannins allowing for a deeper coloured and fuller flavoured wine to be produced". Indeed, when you sample the wines of Burning Kiln your palate will concur! A range of wonderful wines include their Cureman's Chardonnay, an intense Pinot Noir dominated by pure black cherry with hints of spice, a blended wine of Merlot and Cabernet Franc called Strip Room as well as a dessert wine, Chenin Blanc just to name a few.



We are thrilled that Burning Kiln is our feature winery for Ontario and look forward to experiencing the above four wines, paired with the dishes masterfully created by Chef Lan Hoang of 3 S's Restaurant.

Congratulations to the partners of Burning Kiln, with its first release in 2010, there's already a buzz about the wines and its promising future. The team of owners represents a collection of individuals, each with their own strengths and passion, the combined skills, talents and ambitions required to make Burning Kiln Winery a success are there in abundance!



Assistant Winemaker Patricia Fixter

We mentioned "adventure" for the palate but there is more. Within walking distance from the winery is a completely unique ultra-luxurious eco-resort experience. Another kind of adventure, not for the faint of heart, a true thrill, loads of fun and a must for the active soul! New this summer zip lining, imagine gliding through the forest on a world class zip line canopy tour that includes 8 zip lines, 2 suspension bridges and a 40 foot rappel!



Return to the tasting room, enjoy a glass of first class wine, I'll take a Pinot Noir, light lunch of local delectables and relish your sense of adventure! We're booking our Burning Kiln visit soon, wine tasting and zip lining...anyone want to join us?





East Meets West Wine Celebrity Winemaker's Dinner....with The Wine Ladies ......a fundraiser in support of ArtHouse

Join us September 22nd 2nd, 2011 for a spectacular evening of sensory sensations, set in the "singingly stylish" 3 S's Restaurant located in beautiful downtown Oakville, Ontario. "East meets West" as celebrity winemaker Jak Meyer from Meyer Family Vineyards of the spectacular Okanagan Valley, wine region showcase their wines in a friendly battle with the winemakers of the newest winery from the South Coast, Burning Kiln Winery. Get to know the face behind award winning wine labels from both wine regions, the crown jewels of the Canadian wine industry as celebrity winemakers guide you through the individual wine and food pairings.

Truly an evening to savour for all of the senses! Enjoy exquisite wines and scintillating food to mesmerize your palate and magnificent music for your ears and art for your eyes too. Be entertained with the sensationally talented "3 S's singing servers", a one and only restaurant experience as they showcase songs from smooth n' silky jazz, snazzy show tunes to classic ballads against the backdrop of an array of special art.

The Wine Ladies TV cameras will be there welcoming you and capturing the magic and special moments of this sparkling night. Walk away with your loot bag as a sweet memory of the evening. Our silent auction table will be abundant with an assortment of incredible prizes, featuring something for everyone.

The funds raised that evening will are for ArtHouse not-for-profit charitable organization offers cost-free programs to young children, helping them to develop their hidden talents and experience the thrill of creative and artistic expression

To purchase tickets: Call The Wine Ladies at 905-338-6797 or online Click Here.

Event Details
Date: Thursday September 22nd, 2011
Time: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00pm- 7:45pm: Reception (wine, sparkling wine and appetizers)
7:45 pm-10:00pm: 4 course dinner matched with wine 2 wines from each region, your hosts The Wine Ladies and guest winemakers from will lead you through a wine tasting.
Place: 3 S's Restaurant, Oakville, 266 Lakeshore Road East, Oakville Ontario L6L 1J1
Cost: $125.00 (HST and gratuities included)




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Take one large venue. Add a generous helping of food connoisseurs and wine experts. Season well with tasting seminars, cooking demonstrations, divine sampling opportunities and informative exhibits. Mix with consumers who have a taste for fine wine, beer, spirits, and tempting cuisine and you've got the London Wine & Food Show.

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