Wine and Spirits Auction “Uncorked Holiday Edition” [Les Dames d’Escoffier Ontario and Crafting for a Cure] has Concluded

We want to “Thank You” for your continued, and faithful support towards

Crafting for a Cure in delivering Craft Kits to over 100 hospitals and contributing to Les Dames d’Escoffier’s Ontario Scholarship and Student Bursary Program for 2022.

Auction by the Numbers:

7,035 page views

$10,300+ Monies Raised

287 Bids

@crafting4acureca @lesdamesontario

 

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Press Release: TORONTO, November 30, 2021 /CNW/ – Les Dames d’Escoffier Ontario and Crafting For A Cure partner once again to bring Ontario Residents “Uncorked – Holiday Auction”

“Uncorked Holiday Auction” invites Ontario residents, 19 years of age and older to bid on a wide variety of amazing items, including Air Canada tickets, wines, spirits, product packages, vacation stays, experiences and so much more! Wine enthusiasts, craft-lovers or those who embrace the opportunity to give back to the community will find items to bid on. Uncorked – Holiday Auction is completely online, allowing participants to bid for items from the comfort of their own homes. Values range from $100 up to $5,000.

Auction Dates: November 25th to December 5th, 2021

Registration: https://www.32auctions.com/CC-LD

“We are thrilled to partner with Crafting For a Cure once again and to contribute to the success of “Uncorked: Holiday Auction”” said Liz Palmer, President, Les Dames d’Escoffier, (Ontario).

All proceeds raised will help support two critically important causes – “Crafting for a Cure” in delivering Craft Kits to over 100 hospitals in 7 countries and contributing to “Les Dames d’Escoffier’s Ontario” Scholarship and Bursary Program for 2022.

Our sponsors include:

A special thank you to the Air Canada Foundation for your tremendous support helping to make this event possible!

Air Canada@aircanada
Air Canada Foundation@aircanada_foundation
Les Dames d’Escoffier@lesdamesontario
Heather Zordel

Virginia Hutton

 

@virginiaannhutton

Liz Palmer@Lizpalmer_
Doris Bradley@lacontessa89
Wine Plush@wineplush
Académie du Vin Library@academieduvinlibrary
Meukow Cognac@meukowcognac
Bottega@bottegagold

@bottegasparkling

Andrea Kaiser@andreakaiser
Drea’s Wine Co.@dreawine
Grand Marnier@grandmarnierofficiel
Villa Maria Estate (New Zealand)@villamariawines
Frankie Solarik@frankiesolarik
BarChef@barchef
Arterra Canada@arterrawinescanada
Le Dolci@ledolci
Giffard@giffardcanada

@giffard_liqueurs_syrups

Nike MPG Sports Camp / Sports Camps Canada@nikesportscampcanada
Kanvas Chefs@kanvaschefs
Janet Dorozynski, DipWSET, PhD Trade Commissioner for Canadian wine, beer, and spirits at Global Affairs Canada@winetrackmind
Mel Umali
Sergii Daragan
@miss.lissa.u
@serjinio_daragan
Inniskillin@inniskilllinwines
Dymon Wine Cellar + Club Membership@dymonwinecellar

“We have an opportunity to make things better for children in unimaginable circumstances,” said Pamela Bielak, President, Crafting For a Cure. “Uncorked will support our mission to ensure that every child has a positive experience when a hospital visit is necessary.”

Pamela continues, “We are excited to collaborate with Les Dames d’Escoffier Ontario (LDE), and renowned wine expert, the wonderful Liz Palmer on this incredible fundraiser. Uncorked will contribute to both helping make hospital stays more manageable for children and supporting LDE Ontario’s Scholarship and Bursary program.”

About Les Dames d’Escoffier Ontario

As an incorporated, not-for-profit organization, LDE is a collective of forward-thinking women who aim to advance and support aspiring professional women in food, beverage, and hospitality as well as to champion critical industry issues. With a focus on philanthropy and education, their Scholarship and Bursary Program is one of their proudest achievements, providing aspiring students in the world of food, beverage, and hospitality with financial assistance and other industry opportunities.

Contact Information: Virginia Hutton, Communications, virginiahutton@gmail.com, Tel: 416-579-3788, www.lesdamesontario.org, @lesdamesontario – Instagram, Lesdamesontario – Facebook, lesdamesdescoffier-ontario

About Crafting For a Cure

Crafting For a Cure is a registered charity that collaborates with over 100 hospitals worldwide that looks to ensure all children have a positive experience whenever a hospital visit is necessary. Our “Committed to Crafting” program, provides craft kits and other distractions to children in hospitals, and our “Creating Breathing Space” program enables us to support teens in mental health wards with distraction and self-esteem items.

Contact Information: Pamela Bielak, President, pamela.bielak@craftingforacure.net, Tel: 416-995-0635, www.craftingforacure.ca

Save the Date: Les Dames d’Escoffier Ontario’s “Uncorked Holiday Edition,” virtual silent auction commences November 25th

Save the Date: Les Dames d’Escoffier Ontario’s “Uncorked Holiday Edition,” virtual silent auction commences November 25th and will run through to December 5th!

Opportunity knocks and bottles pop!
Crafting For a Cure is pleased to host “Uncorked” – a wine and gift basket silent auction supporting of two critically important causes.

Bid on our fantastic lots (values $100 – $5,000), which include wines, spirits, product packages, vacation stays, and more!

All proceeds raised will help support Crafting for a Cure in delivering Craft Kits to over 100 hospitals in 7 countries and contribute to Les Dames d’Escoffier’s Ontario Scholarship and Bursary Program for 2022.

Browsing, bidding and buying takes place exclusively online. In order to participate, please register:

https://www.32auctions.com/CC-LD

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RESULTS ARE IN for the 2021 International Wines and Spirits Competition (NH)

The IWSC has just released the results of the 2021 Northern Hemisphere wines, and here are some of the winners.

This year there were 3,460 wines that were awarded medals.

Gold Medal Wines

Only 148 wines qualifying for a gold medal this year.

Fifteen of the wines were sweet wines and sixteen were fortified wines (with eight being port wines and eight were Sherries).

Canada this year received seven gold medalists in the sweet wine category. All seven were ice wines from the Niagara Peninsula, Ontario. The highest-rated wine was the Andrew Peller Estates, Niagara Peninsula VQA, 2019 Riesling, 10.5% ABV.

Greece also had two gold medalists – 2001 and the 2013 bottlings from Estate Argyros on Santorini. Other standout sweet wines included the Szent Tamás Furmint 2018 from Balassa Bor Tokaj in Hungary and the 2017 Trockenbeerenauslese Riesling from Weingut Rabl in Austria.

Sparkling Wine

There were 32 gold medalists in the sparkling wine category with France dominating this category with 14 winners. The top-ranked Champagne was the 2008 Piper Heidsieck, Brut. Right behind it was the 2008 Piper Heidsieck, Rosé Brut. Other standouts include the 2012 Chateau Palmer Brut and the 2008 Orpale Grand Cru Blanc de Blanc from Champagne de Saint Gall.

Italy had seven sparkling wine winners: Franciacorta, 2014 Brut from Lo Sparviere and, surprisingly, a 2020 Concerto Lambrusco Dry from Medici Ermete. There were four Prosecco bottlings: 2019, Duca di Dolle Societa’ Agricola, 100% Extra Dry; Tenuta di Collalbrigo, Non-Vintage, Extra Dry NV; Conte Collalto, Octavian Sui Leviticus Zero Dosage Brut Naturale and the 2020 San Salvatore Brut Millesimato Prosecco DOCG from Collalto.

UK had nine winners in the sparkling wine category, with the highest-rated British sparkler being Nyetimber, 2013 Blanc de Blanc.

Dry Still Wines

There was a total of 73 dry still wines that won gold medals. The top four countries that dominated this category were: Spain (7), France (12), Italy (28) and US (7). Together these four countries accounted for 54 of the 73 medalists.

The top-ranked French wine was the Famille Carabello-Baum, 2018 Corton Grand Cru, Pinot Noir. The top ranked Italian wine was the Lagarbiana 2016 Barolo from G.D. Vajra.

The top-ranked Spanish wine was the Vina Arnaiz, 2016 Pata Negra Reserva, Ribera Del Duero.

US Winners

Naked Wines, an online subscription wine vendor won three gold medals for its 2018 Exposed Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2018 Petite Sirah and the 2019 Pinot Noir. Among premium wine producers, Francis Ford Coppola Winery won a gold medal for its 2017 Director’s Cut Zinfandel and the 2018 Archimedes Cabernet Sauvignon.

There are a lot more winners to explore … you can find the complete list at the IWSC’s website  https://bit.ly/3hHNRiK

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CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY WITH FRANCE CANADA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE – WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP – MARCH 8TH, 2021

I am honoured and delighted to participate in an online panel discussion to mark “International Women’s Day 2021 – France Canada Chamber of Commerce (ON) and the French Embassy in Canada” celebrating – Women in Leadership –

I am excited to come together with other industry leaders and to hear their perspectives.

A special “Thank You” to Ms Riva Walia for suggesting me as a panel speaker.

I invite you to join us to celebrate International Women’s Day!

Registration:

https://www.fccco.org/event-details/women-in-leadership

Happy Women’s Day
Liz Palmer 

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