Episode WL-03-31-2017

 

 Our first guest on the show today enjoys travelling around the world as a host of his own TV show, author of 4 books, owner of 5 restaurants, guest celebrity chef on long running City Line... who could it be????

 

 

 

There's only one answer to that question and one man to fit the bill, and that is Celebrity Chef Massimo Capra! You all know him well, the charismatic, fun loving, moustachioed Massimo to join us as our first guest. Born in a small town in Lombardy , Italy, we chat with Massimo about his Italian roots and his latest venture Capra's Kitchen, just recently opened to rave reviews! 

Listen to Massimo Capra on the show here at 3:11 minutes.

 

The Wine Ladies visit Capra's Kitchen and see first hand the secret's of Chef Massimo and son Daniel's secret of the signature pizza. Watch the tour here.  

 

 

Episode WL 03-27-2017

 

What spirit is perfect after meals, nicely chilled, pairs delightfully with dark chocolate and is used to "correct espresso" in Veneto?  

 

Grappa!

We welcome another guest to the show,also calling in from Italy,from Processco, Veneto and although we’re going to stay within the region of Veneto we’ll turn our attention away from wine for a little bit and move to a “trending” refined white spirit housed in glorious artsy glass bottles.

This spirit is called Grappa, and we will be chatting with the founder of the multi generational luxury house of Bottega SpA, Sandro Bottega.

 

Listen to Sandro Bottega on the show here at 11:20 minutes.

 

 

 

Did you ever want to be a winemaker of fine craft wines? Well now you can!

 

Our final guest Cathy Clark founder of Wines Unlimited, an independent winemaking store located in Oakville, Ontario. For over 30 years, Cathy's winemakers have been crafting artisan wines for their clientele, great wines, beating out many on the shelves in blind wine tastings. Cathy joins us to fill us in on making a great wine! It"s inexpensive, fun and easy at Wines Unlimited to be your own award winning winemaker! 

 

Listen to Cathy Clark on the show here at 25:30 minutes.

 

 

 

WATCH VIDEO

At Wines Unlimited in Oakville ready to make a The Wine Ladies Pinot Noir Rose from Chile. Cathy Clark and Gail Morrone our winemakers show us how it's done! Winner Darlene Gustin who won the $250 gift certificate to make wine donated for the Anchor Bar's VIP launch March 15th Women, Wine, Wednesdays with Jazz joins in too! Great fun and delicious too!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marilisa Allegrini is the first Italian woman wine producer to grace the cover of Wine Spectator!

  

We have a fantastic show for you today all in celebration of International Women's Day that is coming up on March 8th, International Women's Day was officially launched in 1911 and today over 100 years later IWD is celebrated around th world with 1000's of events taking place honouring women everywhere for their various achievements.

 

 

Episode WL 01-03-2017

 

Off to Italy next with Marilisa Allegrini, owner of Italy’s 2016 Winery of the Year, a global ambassador for the iconic wine region of Veneto. A voice for the women today in this business traditionally dominated by men, the “voice of Amarone”. Marilisa will join us and share her story of this historic winery going back six generations, explore her philosophy, her challenges and her greatest accomplishments.

Listen to Marilisa Allegrini at 13:47 minutes into the show.

 

 


Amazing afternoon meeting and tasting a selection of wines with  Marilisa Allegrini, "the voice of Amarone ", proprietor Allegrini vineyards. Check it out here. 

 

 

The spectacular Villa della Torre in Fumane di Valpolicella, today the official reception venue of the Allegrini group companies.

 

 

 

 

 

Celebrating Women From Around The Globe With International Women's Day!

Tune in Wednesday March 1st, 2017


We have a fantastic show for you today all in Celebration of International Women’s Day that is coming up on March 8th. International Women’s Day was officially launched in 1911 and today over 100 years later IWD is celebrated around the world with 1000’s of events taking place honouring women everywhere for their various achievements.

Episode WL 01-03-2017

 

 

 

 

So coming up today, The Dinner Party, is one such event, an annual fundraiser, started in 2003 is co-presented  by Women of Halton Action Movement and Zonta Club of Oakville. This is a fabulous evening coming up on March 8th, honouring International  Women's Day. Our first guest to fill us in on the event, to tell us a little more about the mission of Zonta, a global organization in 67 countries Catherine Bobesich, the Fundraising Chair and Communications chair of Zonta Club of Oakville.  

Listen to Catherine Bobesich at 4:13 minutes into the radio show.

For tickets to The Dinner Party. 

 

Off to Italy next with Marilisa Allegrini, owner of Italy’s 2016 Winery of the Year, a global ambassador for the iconic wine region of Veneto. A voice for the women today in this business traditionally dominated by men, the “voice of Amarone”. Marilisa will join us and share her story of this historic winery going back six generations, explore her philosophy, her challenges and her greatest accomplishments.

Listen to Marilisa Allegrini at 13:47 minutes into the radio show.

 

Wines available in our market include the Allegrini Palazzo Della Torre 2013 - $24.95 per bottle and the Allegrini Soave 2015 -$16.95 per bottle

 

 

 

Listen to Amanda Usher at 31:54 minutes into the radio show.

 

 

And finally our final guest is accomplished jazz musician, Emily Steinwall.The Emily Steinwall Quartet features some of the rising young stars in Canada's jazz scene. With a voice that is distinctive and emotional, sophisticated playing and a beat that swings, this group captures the essence of jazz. On March 15th, they will feature special guest Brian Dickinson, a Juno award-winning piano player and who has been a mainstay on the Canadian jazz scene for over thirty-five years. The group features Emily Steinwall on voice and saxophone , Hayden Farrar on upright bass, David Steinmetz on drums and Brian Dickinson on piano.

Listen to Emily Steinwall at 41:54 minutes into the radio show

 

 

 

Episode... Happy Valentine's Day! Something for him and her!

Wednesday, February 9th, 2017

 

 

Starring our esteemed guests

 

Valerie Gibson relationship expert and author of "The Later Dater" and “Cougar”Facebook

 

 Grégory Viennois Technical Director and Winemaker Domaine LaRoche@DomaineLaRoche 

 

 Bernard Walsh founder of The Walsh Whiskey Distillery and the company behind Writers’ Tears and Irishman Whiskey. @WalshWhiskey

 

 Louie Manzo proprietor Cabin, Goods and Grooming for Gents. @cabinforlife 

 

 

 Coming up next... The Wine Ladies Radio Show...Vivre à Bordeaux! Et Plus! Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

 

 

 

 

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This is a global show with a Canadian local flare!  

 



Bordeaux still until today defines the finest red wine in the world and for many winemakers whether in California, Italy or Spain in the old world or Chile, Argentina or California in the new, it is the benchmark. World renown is the famous 1855 Classification where upon the Emperor Napoleon the 3rd, wanted to display the best wines of Bordeaux at the Universelle de Paris Exposition, or The World’s Fair in today’s terms and so requested of the Bordeaux brokers to make a list of the highest quality properties.

 From this, the 1855 Classification remains today with just a few changes, famous names Château Lafite, Château Latour, Château Margaux, Haut Brion and Château Mouton Rothschild are recognized around the globe.  But what of the many other incredible wineries, Bordeaux is a large wine region, with so much to offer, with many wineries that produce delectable, elegant powerful superb wines and at great value?

 So on this show we introduce you to one such winery, located on the left bank in the Medoc, with the largest vineyard and largest producer of wine in this region, this brand, a beautiful award winning wine, is Château Larose Trintaudon which we will explore with our first guest.

We’d like to welcome Franck Bijon, the Technical Director and CEO of Château Larose Trintaudon to share the story of this winery and a little about the importance and romance of the historical wine region of Bordeaux.

Château Larose-Trintaudon 2012
Cabernet Sauvignon Blend
VINTAGES#: 297945 | 750 mL bottle 

$24.95 per bottle

Vintages release date Jan 21st, 2017

 

 

Macarons have been all rage in last couple of years! The rise of macaron dates as far back as the Revolutionary France during the 1700s. Legend has it that French nuns baked and sold these during difficult times to help them pay for day-to-day essentials. It’s also believed that macarons had a much more humble beginning, having started out with no filings or the array of unique flavours that we’ve come to associate them with. We’ve all tasted the notoriously sweet and airy macarons that come in the usual flavours of chocolate, strawberry, coffee, and lemon. But today is different- today we get introduced to the beauty of savoury macarons, orange & cumin, goat cheese and figs and onions, olive tapenade, Porcini mushrooms to name a few.  

And who better to discuss the lesser-known French treat than Moroccan-Canadian Kaoutsar “Katsy” Entifi from RepChampion Canada. Katsy imports only the most delicious, difficult-to-acquire goods from France Originelle, and is making the Greater Toronto Area the latest new home for savoury macarons.

These aren’t your run-of-the-mill macarons. France Originelle’s goods are hand-made in France and are only made using the highest quality, freshest ingredients. You can taste the French pride in these macarons, and it’s no wonder why they’re used in many of France’s most prestigious sporting events. Their gourmet savoury macarons have even won Le Trophée de la Gastronomy, one of France’s highest distinctions.

We explore the pairing of wine with the macarons and more. What a unique and interesting spin! These macarons are available to purchase on line and make a beautiful gift too.

 

 

  And what about the food!!! Our go-to chef for tips for unique and delish dishes.. the winner of CHOPPED Canada on Food Network Canada JohnRoss Woodland. He will be joining us and Chef JohnRoss is the chef and co owner at Noble Bistro located in beautiful downtown Oakville for chef inspired farm to table inspired cuisine.

SAVE THE DATE... WINEMAKER'S DINNER FEB 22, 2017. Stay tuned for details!

 

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