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Thursday, December 31, 2009

The Wine Ladies Top Ten New Year’s Resolutions. Happy New Year !

Well it’s been an unbelievable year, 2009 has, with a few challenges yes, but with many jubilations too. We’ve so enjoyed connecting with all of our radio show guests, our fans, listeners and readers, and fellow wine lovers and look forward to an even better 2010!

With the clock ticking we’ve finally penned our Top Ten New Year’s Resolutions that we’d love to share, and hope to hear back with some of yours!

A toast to 2010 for wine lovers everywhere, “Cheers, Prost, Salute, Salut!

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 “21 Minutes to Fit” workouts with personal trainer Gold Medal Brazilian Jujitsu's Anthony Tullo are a killer... our biceps never looked so good (is it the 30 lb weight bicep curl, or the excercise raising our super-sized signature wine glasses...hmm) We’re signed up for another year!

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) Explore organic and biodynamic local wines to help reduce our carbon footprint,

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) 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!

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!
Happy New Year
The Wine Ladies
Georgia and Susanne

The Wine Ladies Georgia and Susanne
Sisters, business partners, national newspaper columnists, TV personalities and radio hosts, these ladies share their passion for wine, food and living to the fullest and without hesitation. Their motto, "everything in life somehow comes back to the vine," keeps audiences entertained and informed. Join The Wine Ladies live on the air every Wednesday afternoon at 2:00pm-3:00pm for their internet TV/Radio show on or Sunday mornings at 8:30am on The Jewel Network (Jewel 88.5 FM in Toronto, Jewel 98.5 FM in Ottawa, Jewel 107.5 FM in Hawkesbury) as they host special guests from all walks of life. Call in live from anywhere in the world to speak with The Wine Ladies and their guests. Watch The Wine Ladies on their web TV episodes “ One Sip At A Time” as they conduct two-on-one interviews featuring leading chefs, winemakers, business entrepreneurs, financial gurus, sports stars and innovators in the entertainment, literary and fine arts communities. Georgia and Susanne have a talent for discussion that's always fun and enthusiastic . The Wine Ladies philosophy is that “Wine is part of living well, with joy, with good friends and good food, from a simple table wine to a Grand Cru”. Visit them at

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Calorie counting Santa selects a glass of red wine for the holidays!

Dear Wine Ladies,

As I indulge in one of my favorite holiday beverages, an eggnog and rum cocktail, I take note of my clothing becoming increasingly tighter. With a number of cocktail parties and dinners yet to attend I wonder if a glass of wine (or two) might be a more prudent choice? I’m sure that it would, but by how much I wonder? What is the caloric count of wine, and are some less fattening than others? How would a mixed drink compare as well?

Oakville, Ontario

Dear Leesa,

Your instincts are right on, better to steer clear of the egg nog, although delightfully rich and festive, the classic cocktail packs quite the caloric punch weighing in as high as 400 calories for a small four ounce serving. If you simply cannot resist, ask for a sampler that can be served in a shot glass.

The caloric count of a glass of red or white wine in comparison is definitely significant; on average you can count on 70-95 calories for a 4 ounce glass, depending on level of sweetness and percentage alcohol. Opt for the drier wines as well as those lower in alcohol; those that tend to come from cooler climates or the old world of winemaking.

A 1.5-ounce shot of any 80-proof liquor - vodka, rum, gin, etc. - has 100 calories. Be mindful when opting for mixed drinks, of the additional calories of prepared mixes, soft drinks or even orange juice, which can mount the final calorie count significantly. One of our little tricks of the trade come holiday time, is to ensure we enjoy two to three full glasses of bubbly… sparkling water that is, before and after each cocktail.

Toast the New Year with the Champagne of Icewine….Sparkling Icewine

Dear Wine Ladies,

My husband and I will be celebrating New Year’s Eve at a dinner party hosted by a great friend and superb chef! I have heard of icewines, although never tasted one, and just learned that there are also sparkling icewines.

Dear Wine Ladies,

My husband and I will be celebrating New Year’s Eve at a dinner party hosted by a great friend and superb chef! I have heard of icewines, although never tasted one, and just learned that there are also sparkling icewines. What are they like and would this be a good wine to bring to the party? Is it served chilled like a regular white wine?


Houston, Texas

Dear Karen,

A sparkling icewine would be perfect for the occasion, sometimes referred to as “the Champagne of Icewine”. The fanfare surrounding their opening, and the celebratory note of the bubbles, not to mention the delectable flavour is always a crowd pleaser and an icebreaker. Sparkling Vidal icewines, will offer up a delightful blend of tropical fruit flavours, oftentimes of apricot and peach, and with a touch of citrus. A superb dessert wine, with a wonderful balance of sweetness and acidity, perfectly delivered to the palate with the effervescence of the lively bubbles. Serve well chilled as you would a sparkling wine or Champagne.

Saturday, December 5, 2009


For Immediate Release

December, 7th, 2009 - Toronto: After the success of their first web TV show, “Talking Wine with the Stars”, filmed during the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival, The Wine Ladies, Georgia and Susanne are currently in production for their second series of two-on-one interviews - this time featuring celebrities and leading business entrepreneurs, financial gurus, sports stars and innovators in the entertainment, literary and fine arts communities.

“One Sip At A Time!” filmed live, on location at some of the most exclusive hospitality venues, offers a unique media opportunity to access a live audience as well as an online viewership reaching across the country, the continent and the world.

The Wine Ladies welcomed Crystal Award winners (presented by Women in Film & Television-Toronto (WIFT-T) to “One Sip At A Time!” this past Monday Nov 30th. Filmed at The Fairmont Royal York in Toronto, The Wine Ladies spoke with the recipients of the Crystal Awards while sharing a glass of the popular VQA wine Girls Night Out courtesy of Colio Estate Wines . For every bottle of Girls’ Night Out Riesling and Cabernet/Shiraz sold until December 31, 2009, Colio Estate Wines will donate 25¢ towards special scholarship funds in select colleges across Ontario for second-year female students who exemplify commitment to their programs and as chosen by an appointed panel of judges.

Creative Excellence Award winner TASSIE CAMERON, Screenwriter & Producer, was the first to drop by and share her stories, next was LISA MEECHES, Executive Producer, President, Eagle Vision Inc., Meeches Video Production Mentorship Award followed by Outstanding Achievement Award winner CHRISTINE SHIPTON, Senior Vice President, Drama/Factual Content, Canwest Broadcasting. All the award winners are a testament to hard work, passion, and creativity. We are honoured to celebrate their achievements.

And finally, the lady that took your breath away the legendary, iconic Canadian actress of film, TV and theatre SHIRLEY DOUGLAS, International Achievement Award winner that truly captivated us with her charm and wit.

To view “One Sip At A Time!”
Episode 11/30/09 :The Wine Ladies Visit Women In Film & Television 2009 Crystal Awards

The Wine Ladies , sisters Georgia and Susanne, have built a loyal following of sophisticated wine aficionados as well as novices and casual consumers. Their
popular radio show is heard every Saturday morning 10am-11am on CP24 Radio 1050, and then uploaded and heard on The Wine Ladies’ own website

In addition to their radio show, The Wine Ladies’ newspaper column (24 HOURS) is syndicated across Canada and they are regular contributors and food and wine editors for various lifestyle
magazines. The Wine Ladies are frequent guests on local TV shows including City TV’s Breakfast Television, on national network series (CBC, Food Network Canada, W Network) as well as being featured in 60-second vignettes across North America on PBS TV.

Where will One Sip At A Time be seen?
Check out the daily blogs on and for updates.

Call or email us now if you have an interesting interview ideas at 905-338-6797 or