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The Champagne Cocktail a Royal Wedding Event April 2011

Champagne Cocktail

Royal Cocktail

Royal Cocktail

The Champagne Cocktail has been around for a long time. It is one of the most enduring cocktails with good reason. It’s fabulous. What better cocktail for the April Signature Cocktail to commemorate the Royal Wedding of Kate Middleton and Prince Andrew.

4oz. (120 ml) Piper-Heidsieck champagne
3/4 oz. Remy Martn VSOP cognac
2 dashes Angostura bitters
1 sugar cube

Put a drop or two of the bitters on the sugar cube, pour in the cognac and then the champagne. Serve with a twist of lime or lemon.

The Champagne Cocktail History

References to this drink are found as early as 1862 in The Bon Vivant’s Companion and Jerry Thomas’s How to Mix Drinks

1/2 teaspoon sugar
1 or 2 dashes bitters
Piece of lemon peel

Fill tumbler 1/3 full broken ice. Fill balance with wine. Shake well and serve.

Thomas later published an updated edition in 1887  removing the shaking and crushed ice . The recipe is similar to ours but adds an ice cube and stirs. Serve with a lemon peel.

John Dougherty made the cocktail famous in 1899 when he mixed it to win The New York cocktail competition. John Dougherty called his concoction “The Business Brace”
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$5.00 Discount on Toronto Wine & Cheese Show coupon code promo

$5.00 Discount on the Toronto Wine & Cheese Show coupon code promo. The Toronto Wine and Cheese Show runs

Friday March 18 to Sunday March 20, 2011
International Centre, Hall 5
6900 Airport Rd., Mississauga
Friday: Noon – 10 p.m. | Saturday: Noon – 10 p.m. | Sunday: Noon – 6 p.m.

A $5.00 discount can be applied at the door using this $5.00 off coupon and print it for presentation at the door.

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Link Partners Wanted for Resource Directory in Toronto

The Toronto region has a new event planning resource.  ASAP Tent and Party Rentals new web site is almost ready to go.  Get listed in southern Ontario’s best resource directory.

It’s all about networking. Our web site intents to be the best event planning web site for wedding planners or event planners. We will list both competing and complimentary businesses with preference given to business in Toronto or companies that location does not reflect their purpose. Extra consideration will also be given to those that are willing to contribute to this blog.

The following or  related companies are invited to apply for a listing:

A/V Equipment

* Audio Visual & Sound Equipment
* Audio Visual Lighting & Special Effects


* Animals for Parties
* Dove & Butterfly Release


* Airbrush Artists
* Candy, Dough & Sculptures
* Caricatures
* Face & Body Painting
* Hands of Wax & Sand Art
* Henna, Temporary Tattoos & Bindi
* Silhouettes
* Unique Art


* Bakeries & Pastry Shops
* Wedding Cakes


* Balloons & Balloon Bouquets
* Hot Air Balloons
* Sky Lanterns


* Arabic Bands
* Armenian Bands
* Asian Bands
* Aussie Bush Bands
* Big Band, Swing Bands
* Bluegrass Bands
* British Bands
* Calypso & Reggae Bands
* Chamber Music & Classical Bands
* Country Bands
* Disco, Motown, Soul, R&B Bands
* European Bands
* Flamenco Bands
* Greek Bands
* Gypsy Bands
* Indian Bands
* Irish, Scottish, Celtic & Ceilidh Bands
* Israeli, Jewish, Klezmer Bands
* Jazz Bands
* Latin & Salsa Bands
* Mariachi Bands
* Persian Bands
* Polynesian & Hawaiian Bands
* Russian Bands
* String Quartet
* Tribute & Cover Bands
* Variety Band
* Wedding Bands

Bridal Gowns & Accessories

* Bridal Accessories & Jewelry
* Bridal Gown Preservation
* Bridal Registries
* Bridal Shoes
* Bridal Veils, Headpieces & Tiaras
* Lingerie
* Wedding Dress Alterations
* Wedding Dresses

Business to Business

* Wholesale Party Equipment
* Wholesale Party Supplies

Carnival Games

* Carnival Games & Rides

Catering & Food

* Bar & Wait Staff
* Bar Supplies
* Cappuccino and Frozen Drink Machines
* Catering
* Chefs & Cooks
* Chinese Caterer
* Chocolate Fountains
* Chocolates, Candies & Cupcakes
* Food & Ice Carving
* Food Carts
* Food Delivery & Pizza
* Greek Caterer
* Ice & Dry Ice
* Ice Cream
* Ice Cream Carts & Trucks
* Italian Caterer
* Kosher Catering
* Lobster
* Mexican Caterer
* Persian Caterer
* Picnic Catering

Confetti & Fireworks

* Confetti & Confetti Cannons
* Fireworks
* Wedding Sparklers


* Event Management
* Free Tips & Ideas
* Party & Event Planners
* Wedding Coordinators

Corporate & Special Events

* Corporate Event Producers
* Corporate Professional Speakers
* Event Insurance
* Event Producers
* Promotional Products & Event Souvenirs
* Team Building

Costumes & Uniforms

* Costumes, Masks & Wigs / Fancy Dress
* Uniforms

Creative Writing

* Poem & Speech Writers


* Dance Instruction
* Asian Dancers
* Ballet Dancers
* Ballroom Dancers
* Belly Dancers
* Caribbean Dancers
* Country & Square Dancers
* Hip-hop & Break Dancers
* Indian Dancers
* Irish Jig Dancers
* Jazz, Modern & Swing Dancers
* Jewish & Israeli Dancers
* Latin Dancers
* Polynesian Dancers
* Snake Dancers


* Centerpieces
* Decorations
* Life-Size Cutouts
* Plant Rentals
* Props & Scenery
* Signs, Flags & Banners

Disc Jockeys & Music

* DJs
* Karaoke
* Lip Sync Production
* Wedding Songs & Music CDs


* Acrobats & Gymnasts
* Astrologers
* Balloon Twister
* Cabaret & French Cabaret
* Celebrity Heads
* Celebrity Look-Alikes, Impressionists & Impersonators
* Characters for Children’s Parties
* Child Care
* Clowns & Children’s Entertainers
* Comedians
* Dance Show
* Drag Queens & Female Impersonators
* Entertainers & Shows
* Entertainment Agencies
* Extreme Sports
* Fire Entertainers
* Fortune Tellers
* Game Shows
* Handwriting Analysts
* Hypnotists
* Jugglers
* Magicians & Magic Shows
* Mimes
* Mind Readers
* Palm Reader
* Petting Zoo
* Pole Dancing
* Pony Rides
* Psychics
* Puppeteers & Puppet Shows
* Robots
* Showgirls
* Singing Telegrams
* Stiltwalkers
* Tarot Cards
* Ventriloquists
* Western Shows
* Zumba Dancers

Florists & Flowers

* Floral Preservation
* Florists & Flower Shops

Formal Wear

* Children’s Formal Wear
* Evening Gowns & Formal Wear
* Mother of the Bride / Bridesmaids
* Tuxedos & Men’s Formal Wear

Hair & Make-up

* Beauty Salons & Spas
* Bridal Makeover
* Hair Stylists & Hair Extensions
* Makeup Artist & Beauty Supplies
* Tanning Salons

Invitations & Printing

* Calligraphy
* Digital Media
* Party Invitations
* Wedding Invitations


* Wedding & Engagement Rings


* Linens

*Chair Covers

Locations & Venues

* Bars & Pubs
* Beach Locations with Ocean View
* Boats & Yachts
* Catering & Banquet Halls
* Ceremony Locations
* Churches & Wedding Chapels
* Country Clubs
* Country House
* Farm Parks & Ranches
* Gardens
* Hotels & Resorts
* Indoor Event Space
* Islands
* Kids Party Locations
* Mansions & Unique Locations
* Meeting Rooms
* Night Clubs
* Outdoor Locations
* Picnic Grounds & Parks
* Restaurants
* Temples & Synagogues

Master of Ceremonies etc

* Master of Ceremonies

Models and Actors

* Models & Actors


* Accordion Players
* Bagpipe Players
* Banjo Players
* Bass Guitar Players
* Bassoon Players
* Bouzouki Players
* Cello Players
* Clarinet Players
* Conductors
* Drums & Percussion Players
* Flute & Piccolo Players
* Guitar Players
* Harmonica Players
* Harp Players
* Harpsichord Players
* Heralding Trumpeteers
* Keyboard Players
* Mandolin Players
* Oboe Players
* Organ Players
* Pianists
* Saxophone Players
* Sitar Players
* Steel Drum Players
* String Bass Players
* Synthesizer Players
* Trombone Players
* Trumpet Players
* Tuba Players
* Viola Players
* Violin Players

New Homes

* Mortgages and Loans


* Celebrants
* Imams
* Judges
* Ministers
* Priests
* Rabbis

Party & Wedding Supplies

* Candles
* Gift Baskets
* Party & Wedding Favors
* Party Supplies
* Photographic Party Favors
* Sign In Books
* Unique & Personalized Gifts
* Wedding Accessories
* Wedding Books & Planning Guides

Party Rentals

* Festival Tents Rentals
* Furniture
* Inflatables & Moonbounce
* Interactive Game Rentals
* Oxygen Bar
* Party Equipment Rentals
* Pool Truss Flooring & Staging
* Portable Executive Bathrooms
* Table Wear
* Tables & Chairs
* Tent Rentals
* Video & Photo Booths
* Video Games, Sports & Simulator Rentals


* Corporate Event Photographers
* Digital Photography
* Event & Wedding Photographers
* Instant Photography
* Photo Albums & Online Albums
* Portrait Photographers

Security, Valet and Cleaning Service

* Cleaning Services
* Security Companies
* Valet Parking


* A Cappella & Doo-Wop Singers
* Basque
* Broadway Singers
* Country Singers
* Jazz, Blues, R&B Singers
* Opera Singers
* Pop & Rock Singers
* Wedding Singers

Special Parties – Adult

* Adult Parties
* Bachelor Party
* Bachelorette Party
* Female Exotic Dancers
* Gay Weddings & Parties
* Male Exotic Dancers
* Strip Clubs

Theme Parties

* Arabian Nights
* Baby Shower
* Bar & Bat Mitzvahs
* Bridal Shower
* Casino Parties & Equipment
* Ceramics, Crafts & Art Parties
* Children’s Party Themes
* Cigar Parties
* Cooking Class Parties
* Dance Party
* Foam Parties
* Fundraisers, Charity Events & Auctions
* Hawaiian Luau’s
* In Home Beauty & Spa Parties
* In Home Parties
* Indian Parties
* Laser Games
* Martial Arts Demonstrations
* Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre
* Prom
* Quinceanera
* Seance
* Sports Parties
* Sweet Sixteen
* Tea Party
* Western Stagecoaches
* Wrestlers


* Bus, Van & Car Rentals
* Chauffeur Services / Wedding Cars
* Fire Engine Rides
* Hayrides
* Helicopter Rides
* Horse Drawn Carriages
* Limousine Service


* Bed & Breakfast
* Destination Weddings
* Honeymoons & Travel Agencies

Videography & Video Production

* Green Screen
* Slide Show Production
* Video Editing, DVD Authoring & Duplication
* Videographers

To be listed you must be listed above or be in a complmentary type of work.

Please place a link as follows to


Title: Party Rentals or Tent Rentals or Party Toronto Party Rentals (one of the three)

(Optional) Description: Thank you for visiting ASAP Tent and  Party Rentals one of Southern Ontario’s  event leaders. Whether you are planning a wedding, graduation party, catered affair,  corporate event, a neighborhood festival, or a back yard party, you have come to the right place.

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Irish essentials: How to put a shamrock in your Guinness

The ultimate set of Paddy’s day skills: how to pour your pint of Guinness and draw a shamrock on top. Instructions for drinking pint not included.. Follow us on twitter at

Irish essentials: Put a shamrock in your Guinness

Niagara Icewine Festival 20 Valley With the Wine Ladies

Twenty Valley, Niagara Icewine Festival 2010 The W

Twenty Valleys Winter WineFest adds some sparkle to a winter favourite.
There is a new reason to venture out on a chilly January weekend this year.29 reasons, in fact. Visitors to the NEW Winter WineFest will be able to sample over 50 wines from 29 area wineries, and this year icewine will share centre stage with some of Ontarios best sparkling and premium VQA wines.

The not just icewine festival which will be hosted in Jordan Village January 16 and 17th will allow wine enthusiasts to sip and savour from a list of specialty and reserve wines not offered at any other wine festival.

The shift away from the traditional Icewine Festival was one of the first changes implemented by the Twenty Valley Tourism Association when they took over the management of the event this November. The Jordan Ice Bar has been very successful, but we wanted to create something that is distinctly Twenty Valley an event that better showcases the variety of premium wines available here, says Dori Andrewes, Event Manager for the Twenty Valley Tourism Association. Many of our most celebrated and popular wineries dont offer icewine and werent able to be a part of past events. It makes sense to put our best wines on display, and to highlight the range of talent in Twenty Valley.

Regular national TV personalities and hosts of their own weekly radio show about wine, food and lifestyle these ladies share their passion and live life to the fullest and without hesitation. Their motto everything in life somehow comes back to the vine keeps their audiences entertained and informed.

Join The Wine Ladies live on the air every Wednesday afternoon at 2:30pm-3:30pm 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.

The Wine Ladies

he Wine Ladies

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 thats always fun and enthusiastic.

Georgia and Susanne deliver their message to the public through their national The Wine Ladies newspaper columns in 24 HOURS and SNAP Newspaper Group and their regular food and wine articles and features in Arabella Magazine, the Womans Post and more. No question goes unanswered or is too simple or silly, we will answer all questions says Georgia. If you would like to ask The Wine Ladies a question, submit your questions on line to

Charismatic and entertaining The Wine Ladies enjoy their live public appearances whether it be hosting an event or gala, an on stage presentation, wine tour or wine tasting and have even been known to be an auctioneer from time to time. Spreading the word of wine to the world through product endorsements and sponsorship programs The Wine Ladies will assist you in getting your message, product or service known to all.

Perhaps their passion for wine and all of its beauty is truly reflected with their signature over sized wine glasses as they always remember to Take Life One Sip At A Time.


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How to Host a Cocktail Party

How to Host a Cocktail Party

It’s the dead of winter! Plan a cocktail party. What a great idea to beat the February Blahs.

Here is a short videos with some tips.

How to Host a Cocktail Party

Check back for  drink mixing tips in a later post. We will let you in on the latest.