The 5th annual Malbec World Day is coming up April 17th, and there will be tons of tastings, events and parties going on all over the globe, all devoted to this luscious, deep coloured, spicily rich very popular now…red grape. Yes, we said desert, albeit a desert that sits at the foot of the stunning Andes mountains with the snow melt that comes down and quenches the thirst of the vines, it is the perfect home for the vineyards with a climate and soils that allow Malbec to have found its niche.


Coming up on next week's  show, we are "grape stomping mad about Malbec" from Argentina! and so are a lot of other wine lovers, experts and aficionados around the world.

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This week's episode....Episode #19  (WL-03-30-2015)

Grape stomping mad about Malbec and Malbec World Day April 17th, 2015


Read more: On this week's radio show...We are grape stomping mad about Malbec and Malbec World Day.... April...

Coming up on today's show, one of our Fabulous Finds For Foodies we just recently discovered in Las Vegas! The restaurant is Aureole, located in the Mandalay Bay resort.It is part of the incredible Charlie Palmer Group, a two time Michelin Star recipient and Wine Spectator Grand Award winner for its wine list every year since 1999!

Read more: On this week's radio show...Welcome to fabulous Las Vegas... wine and dine scene extraordinaire!...

On this week's show....We celebrate the Oscars, from the illustrious Piper Heidsieck Champagne flowing, to the culinary creations of Celebrity Chef Wolfgang Puck, to the excitement of the Governor’s Ball and the Night of the 100 Stars Viewing party!
And then… here at home, many of us celebrate the Oscars with a get together and parties where we eat, drink and view the awards with groups of friends and fans of film!

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The creative culinary genius Wolfgang Puck for the 21st time in charge of the menu for the Governors Ball. We’ll chat with Wolfgang about what will be on the plates…a collection of over 50 imaginative dishes, to tantalize and pleasure the palates of the stars attending the 87th Oscars Governors Ball.



Happy New Year everyone! Hope you all had a fantastic holiday season and are ready to welcome all that 2015 has to bring! And what a way to start off the year as Canadians! With huge Congratulations to our Juniors in hockey for bringing home the GOLD in the World Junior Championship! Way to go team!



Yes you were there Georgia, and what excitement!!! We  think we can safely say Canada is hockey…and hockey is Canada!!! But do you know what else is Canada? Something that consistently brings home the gold, also known as liquid gold! Its our Icewine! Ooh yea, got that right, that delectable, luscious, seductive  dessert wine also known as the Nectar of the Gods!

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On this week's radio show we explore all that is our iconic Icewine, this special wine that literally put Canada on the world-wide wine map! What makes it so special, how its made, and no we don’t put the grapes in a freezer, but some do,a commercial freezer that is…so we’ll learn all about it, the risks, the rewards, and the amazing taste profiles!
And to help us do all that and also chat about some of the other award winning still wines coming out of this region…  Joining us today, 3 guests from different wineries, all located in our beautiful Niagara-on-the-Lake and stops on our Shimmer of Gold Icewine Tour coming up January 25th.

So today we thought  we would share with you snippets of a few select interviews we’ve done over the year, a few of our faves and a few that all have one thing in common… and that is offering up specific tips we can all use this holiday season.On everything from how best to cook the big bird,to selecting great value wines, to your spirit of choice and even terrific holiday fashions.
 We’re bringing back Chopped Canada winner Chef JohnRoss Woodland for his tips on holiday entertaining, world renown wine journalist Jancis Robinson from the United Kingdom,Jancis talks about wine scores, should we chase these wines, yes or no? Sam Heitner from the Champagne Bureau in Chicago on bubbly…

 Bill Redelmeirer of Southbrook Vineyards here in NOTL,trending now biodynamic wineries, what does that mean?….his was the 1st to be certified in Canada, and finally, last but not least, if you have a penchant for delish premium vodka,Crystal Head, love the blues, great comedy and the movies Ghost Busters, be sure to stay tuned and be entertained once again by our very own Dan Aykroyd.


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Personal trainer & nutrition expert Darrin Robinson of Emerge Lifestyle and Fitness shares his
TOP 3 Tips to survive the holidays!

TIP #1  Pick and choose your food and dining battles!
TIP #2 Eat more of low impact food and only taste the richer foods!
TIP #3 Reduce your carbohydrate  intake loading up to and Christmas Day!
To learn more tune into this week's radio show.

Also on the show today, before we get to those brief interview segments…. getting through the holidays leading up to New Years Eve…will that special dress still fit! Or for the guys, will your shirt button… button?  Our fitness guru, personal trainer Darrin Robinson of Emerge Lifestyle & Fitness Training will join u and shares his  “3 basic tips/tricks to make sure that it does

1) We will, no matter how painful or arduous, dedicate ourselves to
fulfilling our doctor's orders of having one glass of red wine per day...
Got to keep the ticker healthy!
2) We promise to never drink any wine before its time!
3) Our new found love for hiking will continue with a promise to scale
another peak, another mountain. Macchu Pichu this year, Angels Landing before… whats next?  Mount Everest,Mount Kilimanjaro anyone?
4) YES!!! Yet another reason to continue to enjoy our red wine! Keep the
Pinot Noir coming, one of the top grapes for "resveratrol" composition!

A glass of red will give you about 640 mg of resveratrol. Resveratrol is a
naturally occurring antioxidant found in the skin of red grapes. Research
has shown that resveratrol can reduce or slow down certain signs of aging.

Let's pull a Jack Benny, 39 AGAIN! Fill her up... Actually not quite, leave
enough room to swirl, about 1/6 to 1/4 the volume of the glass, depending on
the size of the glass.Swirl,sniff and savour!
5) Discover a new wine, a new grape or a new region at least once a week and
tweet to our friends.
6) Write a book…

7) Continue to explore organic and biodynamic local wines to help reduce our carbon
8) We love connecting with fellow wine lovers, enthusiasts and wine novices
around the world, our goal is to try to bring the world of wine together,
one person at a time, one tweet at a time, one sip at a time!
9) This year be a part of the annual Beaujolais Race! We’re working on it…
10) And finally for the Top Ten's #1 New Year's Resolution....we promise to
continue to spread our playful approach and wine tasting philosophy to the
most unsuspecting wine aficionado!

Every day presents a new opportunity to be the best we can be, enjoy,
embrace and be challenged. As Oprah says "Cheers to a new year and another
chance for us to get it right". We're with you Oprah, live, learn and live
what you learn!


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