On this week's radio show...Toasting Canada's 150th with wineries from coast to coast.

 

 Well we surely have plenty reason to pop the cork for Canada’s 150th birthday and that is exactly what we are going to do today with our featured wineries from different wine regions, Ontario, Nova Scotia and British Columbia.

This region hugs the Atlantic side of North America, and is one of the most challenging places to grow wine grapes in the world, but it works. Nova Scotia folks, now being touted by many as "Canada’s next great wine region!

 

We’re so looking forward to chatting with winemaker Jean-Benoit Deslauriers of the multi award winning winery Benjamin Bridge Estate Winery located in the Gaspereau Valley of Nova Scotia, here are a couple of quotes describing the winery’s bubbly!

"Mind blowing sparkling wines that would challenge any highly – rated French Champagne” 

 Anthony Gismondi for the Vancouver Sun

And Tony Aspler had this to say “They are without question the best sparkling wines I have tasted in Canada"

“It’s a sparkler that rivals Champagne…one of the best Canadian wines I’ve tasted. " 

Beppi Crosariol

Listen to Jean-Benoit Deslauriers at 17:49 minutes in the show.

 

Episode WL 08-10-2017

 

 

 

 

 Pioneering winemakers are busy discovering new wine regions within Ontario.Ontario's next VQA appellation Norfolk County, home of the Rapscallion Wine Company and the Frisky Beaver wine!

 

 

On this week's radio show...Toasting Canada's 150th with wineries from coast to coast.

On the show today we continue to celebrate and honour our nations  sesquicentennial birthday that is Canada’s 150th.

Happy Birthday Canada….a toast to you!  And what a fabulous country. Canada has been named AGAIN the 2nd "Best Country" (9.7 rating) in the world for a second year in a row, the "Great White North" was ranked second (Switzerland is #1 with a perfect 10 in the annual
“Best Countries” survey from the U.S. News & World Report.

Well we surely have plenty reason to pop the cork for Canada’s 150th birthday and that is exactly what we are going to do today with our 2 featured wineries from different wine regions, Ontario, Nova Scotia and British Columbia.

Episode WL 08-11-2017

 

Our first winery from here locally in Ontario, most suitable for Canada’s birthday, the wine is called Frisky Beaver… Don’t you love it, the winery also has another label Smoke & Gamble… the Rapscallion Wine Company is situated in an emerging wine region Norfolk County which is aiming to become Ontario’s next VQA appellation.
And that used to be at one time the tobacco belt, no longer, wine grapes are staking a claim and making some fantastic wine! 
 

 

 So joining us to fill us in on whats happening in the region, and fill us in on what’s up with the Frisky Beaver, selling out and winning multiple  awards is Brock Marshall. Brock is in Sales, Marketing and Operations at Rapscallion, Brock to be our first guest.


Listen to Brock at 4:10 minutes in the show.

 

Frisky Beaver Red VQA and Frisky Beaver White VQA widely available in Ontario at over 400 LCBO outlets, over 50 grocery stores with a wine/beer/spirits license and a number of licensed establishments.

Frisky Red winner of the Gold at the All Canadian Wine Championships 2017-Red Hybrid Blends category. Frisky Red won Double Gold in this category in 2016 as well.

New this month to the LCBO Frisky Beaver Chardonnay VQA.

A recent visit to Rapscallion Wine Company in Norfolk wine country and a lovely tasting with (left to right) Brock Marshall, Georgia, Peter Graham, Susanne and Richard Czerlau. Check out the complete article in Power Boating Canada.  

 

 

What a delicious show we have planned for you today. Our theme, Historical Treasures of France, in wine, in brandy and in fromage!!!

 

To start off we’ll go back almost three centuries and nine generations to the iconic wine region of Burgundy to one of the oldest Maison in Burgundy. Founded in 1731 with incredible holdings of 130 hectares including 12 Grand Crus and 74 Premier crus, unbelievable for Burgundy, the winery...Bouchard Père & Fils.

 

Château de Beaune, Head Office of Bouchard Père & Fils

 

Bouchard Père & Fils is the largest vineyard owners in the supremely coveted region of the Cote d’Or of Burgundy. We will be chatting with family member and Export Manager Luc Bouchard. We’ll explore the history of the region as well as the company, its fascinating history, the vineyards, the deep cellars underground housing over 2000 bottles from the 1800’s,their iconic wines and much more.

We had the pleasure to meet Luc about a month ago, we tasted some great wines, we look forward to welcoming him to the show!

Listen to Luc Bouchard at 4:39 minutes in the show.

 

 

 

 Making craft wine at Wines Unlimited is guaranteed to be an easy, fun and affordable experience.
Sure to be the best winemaking experience yet at Wines Unlimited.

 

Meet 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! 

 

 

 

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! 

 

Craft Winemaking Experience April 27th, 2017.

 

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!

 

 

 

 

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