Wednesday, June 21, 2017

06/21 LARRY LIPSON, AFFORDABLE WINE REPORT, BECKY RAPINCHUK, SUMMER MESSES: THE BEST TIPS ON TACKLING THE TOUGHEST SUMMER MESSES!

LARRY LIPSON - THE AFFORDABLE WINE REPORT

For fifty years Larry Lipson was the food critic for the Los Angeles Daily News and now reports from Florida weekly with his thoughts and favorite picks for Food & Wine.  His lovely Wife Lillian is also on hand at the Lipson Institute for advanced wine studies.



BECKY RAPINCHUK - SUMMER MESSES: THE BEST TIPS ON TACKLING THE TOUGHEST SUMMER MESSES!

With the fun of summer comes the "fun" of tackling those summer messes left behind. Don’t let the prospect of cleaning up after those sticky summer soirees keep you from enjoying those special summer moments. Clean Mama Becky Rapinchuk has the best cleaning tips and tricks that will make this sunny season even more enjoyable.

Becky Rapinchuk is a cleaning expert, a wife and mom to three, a successful entrepreneur, and a former art teacher. She’s the blogger behind Clean Mama, the leading online homekeeping community, and advises the world’s leading lifestyle brands—Martha Stewart, Real Simple, Better Homes & Gardens, SC Johnson, Bissell, and Scotch-Brite—on how to clean up life’s little and big messes. She’s also the go-to girl for the over twenty million readers who follow her online and buy her books, paper goods, and signature cleaning products.

SCOTCH-BRITE.COM 

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

06/20 DR. SYLVIA TARA, HOW WE METABOLIZE FOOD AND STORE FAT, TONY LYTLE, THE WESTIN MAUI RESORT & SPA, MARK A. MILLER, PROTECTING POLLINATORS

BIOCHEMIST Dr. SYLVIA TARA - THE SCIENCE BEHIND THE BODY’S LEAST UNDERSTOOD ORGAN, FAT - HOW WE METABOLIZE FOOD AND STORE FAT

THE SECRET LIFE OF FAT
The Science Behind the Body’s Least Understood Organ and What It Means for You    

Fat has long been a subject of national and personal shame, a repugnant biological adversary that we obsessively seek to eradicate. In 2014 alone, the United States spent $60 billion fighting fat—more money, even, than the $44.7 billion budgeted for Homeland Security. But how much do we know about fat, really? In THE SECRET LIFE OF FAT: The Science Behind the Body’s Least Understood Organ and What It Means for You biochemist Sylvia Tara reveals the ways in which our battle with the bulge has been misinformed and misdirected. Fat, it turns out, isn’t just unsightly blubber; it’s an essential and critically misunderstood body part, an endocrine organ that is as vital to our health as our heart, lungs, or stomach.

Tara presents trailblazing research, uncovering fat’s true identity. She recounts fascinating medical stories and introduces the scientists who have revealed fat’s secrets. Tara explores the history and science behind this multifaceted organ’s hidden talents to explain precisely why the fight against fat is so challenging. Did you know that fat can grow even without excess calories? That it can affect the body’s metabolic rate? Fat fights back. THE SECRET LIFE OF FAT describes the unexpected tricks fat uses in order to preserve itself even when we’re trying our hardest to lose it—and offers intelligent solutions for combating fat’s peculiar tactics.

Tara goes beyond the struggle to shed pounds, however, to show us fat’s unexpected importance to our health. We fight it all the time, but in truth we need it. Tara offers an entertaining and informative education in why a healthy amount of it is crucial to our well-being—while also providing useful guidance on managing the body part we love to hate. THE SECRET LIFE OF FAT is a groundbreaking investigation into fat’s complex reality as a reviled but necessary component of the human body—one that we are now discovering enables our reproductive organs, strengthens our immune system, protects us from disease, and may even help us live longer.

This pioneering work of practical, popular science establishes Dr. Sylvia Tara as an indispensable authority on our most misunderstood organ, and it emboldens us to reevaluate everything we thought we knew about fat’s effects on our bodies. THE SECRET LIFE OF FAT is an invaluable and highly insightful look at what is at once our most elusive enemy and our most bewildering ally, poised to spark a revolution in our physical—and mental—health.


TONY LYTLE - DIRECTOR OF FOOD & BEVERAGE, THE WESTIN MAUI RESORT & SPA

"WHERE HEAVEN AND ALOHA MEET"™

The Westin Maui Resort & Spa is situated along a spectacular stretch of the famed Ka'anapali Beach. This oceanfront resort blends an endless array of activities and amenities with gracious aloha spirit, perfect for any Hawaiian vacation.

Located beachfront with spectacular views of Lana'i and Moloka'i, The Westin Maui Resort & Spa is just minutes from Maui's many attractions, yet remains a world unto itself, where exclusive services, first-rate restaurants, cultured entertainment and thrilling diversions satisfy every interest.

WWW.WESTINMAUI.COM 


MARK A. MILLER - PROTECTING POLLINATORS: HOW YOU CAN HELP “BEE” KIND TO THE ENVIRONMENT

Can you imagine a world without berries, apples, oranges, or almonds? Hardly! But without honeybees, butterflies and other pollinators to keep a healthy ecosystem in place, it could happen.

These animals and insects pollinate many of the foods we love, but often they can't find enough food for themselves. Loss of habitat is a key factor in the declining population of pollinators. Urban and suburban environments can play a vital role in restoring these habitats, which is why we’re asking gardeners to help by creating pollinator habitats at their homes and in their neighborhoods. Every garden can help.

On Tuesday, June 20th, Mark A. Miller, Outreach Education Manager for Franklin Park Conservatory, will be available to discuss why pollinator gardens are particularly important today and share key insights on how every one of us can help increase the pollinator population, promote pollinator diversity, and keep our lawns and gardens looking beautiful with the right guidance.

ORTHO.COM/POLLINATOR

Monday, June 19, 2017

06/19 AWARD-WINNING BARTENDER JEFFREY MORGENTHALER, THE BAR BOOK: ELEMENTS OF COCKTAIL TECHNIQUE, DOUGLAS MACKENZIE, VISIT PHOENIX

AWARD-WINNING BARTENDER AND COCKTAIL BLOGGER JEFFREY MORGENTHALER - AUTHOR, THE BAR BOOK: ELEMENTS OF COCKTAIL TECHNIQUE

THE BAR BOOK: ELEMENTS OF COCKTAIL TECHNIQUE
Written by renowned bartender and cocktail blogger Jeffrey Morgenthaler, The Bar Book is the only technique-driven cocktail handbook out there. This indispensable guide breaks down bartending into essential techniques, and then applies them to building the best drinks. More than 60 recipes illustrate the concepts explored in the text, ranging from juicing, garnishing, carbonating, stirring, and shaking to choosing the correct ice for proper chilling and dilution of a drink. With how-to photography to provide inspiration and guidance, this book breaks new ground for the home cocktail enthusiast.

ABOUT JEFFREY:
Jeffrey Morgenthaler is an award-winning bartender, working since 1996 in everything from neighborhood taverns and college nightclubs to fine restaurants and upscale lounges. He currently manages the James Beard Award-nominated bar program at Clyde Common in Portland, Oregon.

Jeffrey has been writing about bartending and mixology for several years at his website, jeffreymorgenthaler.com. The website features original cocktail recipes, product reviews, and discussions of bartending technique. He is also the author of The Bar Book: Elements of Cocktail Technique, the world’s first technique manual for cocktails.

His recipes and wisdom have appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Wine Enthusiast, Playboy, Wired, and Imbibe magazines. Forbes Traveler called him one of the "Cocktail Movers and Shakers" of 2007, Playboy.com named him one of the top ten mixologists in the United States, and Tasting Panel Magazine awarded him as a "New Leader" in 2009. In 2011, he was named a "Rising Star Mixologist" by StarChefs, and Bartender of the Year in 2013 by Nightclub and Bar.

WWW.JEFFREYMORGENTHALER.C0M


DOUGLAS MACKENZIE FROM VISIT PHOENIX - WHAT'S NEW IN GREATER PHOENIX

Desert character. It can’t be conjured, landscaped or kindled with twinkling bulbs. John Ford knew that. So did Frank Lloyd Wright and Louis L’Amour. Spend a few days in Greater Phoenix and you’ll understand, too. America’s fifth-largest city still has cowboys and red-rock buttes and the kind of cactus most people see only in cartoons. It is the heart of the Sonoran Desert and the gateway to the Grand Canyon, and its history is a testament to the spirit of Puebloans, ranchers, miners and visionaries.

This timeless Southwestern backdrop is the perfect setting for family vacations, weekend adventures or romantic getaways. Each year, 16 million leisure visitors travel to Greater Phoenix. They enjoy resorts and spas infused with Native American tradition, golf courses that stay emerald green all year, mountain parks crisscrossed with trails, and sports venues that host the biggest events in the nation.

The best way to learn about America’s sunniest metropolis, of course, is to experience it firsthand. The following information will give you a snapshot of what to expect before your visit and provide sound reference material after you leave.

LAY OF THE LAND
Greater Phoenix encompasses 2,000 square miles and more than 20 incorporated cities, including Glendale, Scottsdale, Tempe and Mesa. Maricopa County, in which Phoenix is located, covers more than 9,000 square miles. Phoenix’s elevation is 1,117 feet, and the city’s horizon is defined by three distinct mountains: South Mountain, Camelback Mountain and Piestewa Peak.

WWW.VISITPHOENIX.COM

Friday, June 16, 2017

06/16 DR. GREG WELLS, EAT, SLEEP, MOVE AND THINK BETTER, PAT BOONE, STEVE EVANS, THE MOVIE GUY

DR. GREG WELLS - HOW CAN YOU IMPROVE YOUR LIFE AND ULTIMATELY EAT, SLEEP, MOVE AND THINK BETTER?

A 1%  IMPROVEMENT CAN MAKE A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE

The solution is easy says Dr. Greg Wells , a scientist who specializes in extreme human physiology, and author of the book “The Ripple Effect: Eat, Sleep, Move and Think Better.” Just like throwing a pebble in a pond. That one little action can set off a chain of events that could change your life.

“Many people are starting to recognize their poor health habits and are taking action to change them. You don’t have to make major changes in your life,” says Wells. “With an improvement of just 1 percent in your sleeping, eating, exercising or thinking habits, you’ll see dramatic results.”

Wells says that the ripple effect begins with sleeping better.

Sleep better and you will eat better: Sleep controls the hormones that regulate hunger and appetite.

Eat better and you will move more. Move more and ultimately you will think better: An hour of exercise can turn a B grade into an A. You will also feel better: Muscular meditation helps reduce stress and decrease symptoms of depression and anxiety. From there, the cycle starts over.

“Good health can be as natural as breathing,” Wells says. “We must all eat, move and think. If we do these simple things well, we are capable of extraordinary things.”

Dr. Wells is available to speak to your listeners about the Ripple Effect and how one small thing that we do can completely change our lives.

WWW.DRGREGWELLS.COM


SINGER, COMPOSER, ACTOR, WRITER, PAT BOONE

ABOUT PAT BOONE
Google Pat Boone - be warned, more than 1.9 million results show up! - and a word picture of an astonishing, long lasting, still thriving career in music and entertainment emerges. Singer, actor, TV host, producer, songwriter, author, motivational speaker, TV pitchman, radio personality, record company head, TV station owner, sports team owner, family man, humanitarian, a man unafraid to air his views. A lot of Pat Boones from which to pick and choose.A lot of Pat Boones to go around. Right now, Boone - the #10 all time top recording artist, according to music industry bible, Billboard - is the Lion in Winter, five decades of recording history behind him and a busy future ahead.

Boone runs his own record company, The Gold Label, designed for legendary artists of a certain age and certifiable talent (all with million-selling gold records to their credit). "It's a senior tour for singers," he jokes. "But there is a qualification: they have to be able to sell records." So far Glen Campbell, Jack Jones, Roger Williams, Patti Page, Cleo Laine, Sha Na Na and others (as well as Boone himself) have lived up to the Founder's Maxim. More than 30 Gold Record albums have been released to date.

Boone has involved himself in a couple of personal projects: "For My Country," a musical acknowledgment to the National Guard that Boone wrote himself, and regards as a follow-up to his Pledge of Allegiance pitch, "Under God," recorded a couple of years ago, which became Boone's 61st hit record. Tuned to current events, close to Boone's heart and views, both stirred up debate as well as sales. "It's not just liberals who can stir things up through recordings," he says.

An updated pictorial autobiography, "Pat Boone's America 50 Years" has joined the line of more than a dozen autobiographical and motivational books. He became a book author for the first time, writing the still-in-print "Twixt Twelve And Twenty," in 1958 as a Teen Idol, himself barely out of his own teens. His newest book venture, co-written with Cord Cooper, is "Questions About God And the Answers That Could Change Your life".  This book addresses one of today's hottest topics, and is packed with facts that will challenge readers' thinking.

UPCOMING APPEARANCES:
Date Venue
06/27/2017 Fallsview Casino Resort Canada
12/15/2017 Lancaster Performing Arts Center
05/10/2018 Israel Tour Toll-free from anywhere: 1-404-990-0228

WWW.PATBOONE.COM




STEVE EVANS – THE MOVIE GUY

GREAT MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND AND BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS AND HOPES. FIND OUT WHAT MOVIES ARE WORTH YOUR HARD EARNED MONEY. GET SET FOR THE WEEKEND.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

06/14 LARRY LIPSON, THE AFFORDABLE WINE REPORT, ALBERT W. A. SCHMID, BURGOO, BARBECUE, AND BOURBON: A KENTUCKY CULINARY TRINITY

LARRY LIPSON - THE AFFORDABLE WINE REPORT

For fifty years Larry Lipson was the food critic for the Los Angeles Daily News and now reports from Florida weekly with his thoughts and favorite picks for Food & Wine.  His lovely Wife Lillian is also on hand at the Lipson Institute for advanced wine studies.



AUTHOR, CHEF AND EDUCATOR, ALBERT W. A. SCHMID - BURGOO, BARBECUE, AND BOURBON: A KENTUCKY CULINARY TRINITY

Burgoo, barbecue, and bourbon have long been acknowledged as a trinity of good taste in Kentucky. Known as the gumbo of the Bluegrass, burgoo is a savory stew that includes meat―usually smoked―from at least one "bird of the air," at least one "beast of the field," and as many vegetables as the cook wants to add. Often you'll find this dish paired with one of the Commonwealth's other favorite exports, bourbon, and the state's distinctive barbecue.

Award-winning author and chef Albert W. A. Schmid serves up a feast for readers in Burgoo, Barbecue, and Bourbon, sharing recipes and lore surrounding these storied culinary traditions. He introduces readers to new and forgotten versions of favorite regional dishes from the time of Daniel Boone to today and uncovers many lost recipes, such as Mush Biscuits, Kentucky Tombstone Pudding, and the Original Kentucky Whiskey Cake. He also highlights classic bourbon drinks that pair well with burgoo and barbecue, including Moon Glow, Bourbaree, and the Hot Tom and Jerry. Featuring cuisine from the early American frontier to the present day, this entertaining book is filled with fascinating tidbits and innovative recipes for the modern cook.

WWW.ALBERTSCHMID.COM

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

06/13 MIKE BAKO, FATHER DAY GIFT IDEAS, CHEF CLAUD BELTRAN, UPCOMING GUMBO FEST

MIKE BAKO, DIGITAL JOURNALIST AND NEW DAD - LAST MINUTE GIFT IDEAS FOR THE MODERN FATHER IN YOUR LIFE

UPGRADE YOUR FATHER’S DAY GIFT IDEAS WITH THE MODERN MAN
Last minute gifts for the techie in your life that needs grooming help

What defines the Modern Man? The Modern Father? And what types of gifts are appropriate to give such a man? According to the experts, the traditional socks or tie will not cut it!

Whether your modern man is a new Dad or a silver fox, this year’s # 1 gift trend is in grooming! Yes, the modern man cares more about his appearance than ever before.  But he also remains the dedicated techie. Whether it’s tech products to keep his family safe or enjoying his music.  He still loves his  tech!

New dad and digital journalist, Mike Bako, will fill your audience in on what is on his gifting giving and must have list for all the dads out there.

ABOUT MIKE BAKO:
Mike Bako is a broadcast and digital journalist. Reuters, FOX News, Fox Business, WPIX in New York, and ESPN Radio all frequently rely on Mike’s insights on new trends, current events, sports, and culture. He currently serves as editor of the lifestyle and news website Daily National. Mike is also a new dad and father to a beautiful son named Evan.

DAILYNATIONAL.COM


RESTAURATEUR CHEF CLAUD BELTRAN – CURRENT HAPPENINGS AND MENU ITEMS

ABOUT CHEF CLAUD BELTRAN:
Passion, commitment to excellence, integrity, humor and a sense of adventure these words begin to sum up Chef Claud Beltran. An exotic mix of Mexican and Lebanese heritage, Chef Beltran was exposed to various ethnic foods at an early age. After being mentored by Master Chef Thomas Keller, Chef Beltran set out to make his own name. For over a quarter century Claud Beltran has established himself as one of Los Angeles preeminent chefs. With his accomplished staff he creates culinary delights and fantastic designs that please all the senses. His experience with multiple venues makes your event experience seamless and his exquisite palate for food and wine makes your meal one to top all others.

ABOUT TAP & KITCHEN:
488 N. Allen Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91106
How it all started...
tap & kitchen, inspired by the taverns, gastropubs, brasseries and bistros from around the world. Claud & Co welcomes you to the newest Pasadena destination to gather and enjoy a pint & a bite.

ABOUT BACCHUS KITCHEN:
1384 Washington Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91104
How it all started...
Our extension to Bacchus’ Kitchen started in the spring of 2014. As I drove by and saw a for lease sign, I saw the potential for further serving a great neighborhood that we were already serving at The Eatery location. We are also a catering company and service many functions on the San Gabriel Valley. Since that part of the business kept growing, it was difficult functioning out of a 1400 square foot location that was taxing all elements of the business.  Construction and design started in the spring of 2014 and completed 8 months later into was is now Bacchus’ Kitchen. The kitchen has proved efficient for catering and banquets as well serving the dining room and patio. We wanted a relaxed, casual atmosphere for the neighborhood with one of the other elements involved at Bacchus is our music program that features a monthly concert of top tier jazz musicians. We have made friends with artists from all over the country who have graced the Bacchus Live stage and we are very grateful. We are very involved in local charities and gladly use our space for events supporting many different groups. We hope you join us soon and visit either Bacchus’ Kitchen or the Eatery on Allen.

WHAT’S NEW/UPCOMING EVENTS:

BACCHUS KITCHEN: APERITIVO HOUR AND NEW MENU ITEM.
What the heck is an aperitivo?  Is it something you see in the distance that looks enchanting?  Well, sort of.  Aperitivo is an Italian term for a drink/light meal that takes place at the end of the workday as a kind of warm up to dinner.  That sounds enchanting to us!  We hope it sounds good to you too. For the summer months, we will have Aperitivo Hour on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights from 6:00 to 8:00.  Our Aperitivo Hour menu will consist of a specially selected white, red and rose wine for your partaking.  In addition to the liquid refreshment, we will also offer small plates for your indulgence.  We will have a Moroccan inspired flatbread, smoked salmon spring rolls and Baja style fish tacos.  Each glass or plate will be $9 each. What’s better than a sharp poke in the eye? A yummy poke on your plate!  We will have a seasonal watermelon poke salad that is cool and unique.  Instead of the customary tuna poke, this dish is made of watermelon, basil, cilantro stems, cashews, a pinch of green curry and soy sauce. We’ve taken this hokey poke and turned it all around!
  
TAP & KITCHEN: NEW MENU ITEM.
We have added a Vietnamese tofu dish to our menu.  I know, I know...you are saying, “Tofu?  I’m not one of those tree huggers eating grass clippings and bland cubes.”  Well, you’re wrong on that one!  Our Vietnamese tofu dish will have the bold flavors of fresh ginger, fresh lemon grass and soy sauce.

GUMBO FEST: LE BON TEMPS EST DE RETOUR!
After a year off, we have decided to return to Gumbo Fest.  The festivities will be held at Bacchus’ Kitchen on July 16th 4 pm - 8 pm.  It will be an evening of fun and food with bowls of gumbo and flaming bananas foster.  Good eats!  Add to that the rockabilly sounds of the Swinging Eight Balls and we’ve got us a feté that can’t be beat.  Hooooo Weee! The cost for the food, boogying and good times is $45 a person and $15 for children under 12.  But you’d better shake a leg because we are putting a cap on the night of 100 people and we hope you are one of them.

3RD ANNUAL ROSÉ SOIRÉE - AUGUST 6TH  6:00PM
Come dressed in hues of pink to the 3rd annual Rosé Soirée!  This midsummer night’s dream will include over 30 different rosés, food from local area restaurants, and the beautiful scenery of the Blacker House in Pasadena, August 6th, 6:00pm.  This event benefits you and your friends with a splendid night in a garden setting sipping some delightful wines.  This event also benefits the Professional Child Development Associates (PCDA) and all the fine work they do for local children and their families. See more about the cause at www.pcdateam.org. We hope to see you in the pink! Tickets will be available on  soon.

CCTAPANDKITCHEN.COM
WWW.BACCHUSKITCHEN.COM
WWW.CLAUDANDCO.COM

Monday, June 12, 2017

06/12 KELLY CHOI, LAURA KATH, SOLVANG VISITORS BUREAU

FOOD JOURNALIST  KELLY CHOI - HIDDEN SUGAR & NUTRITION 

IT MAY SOUND SWEET BUT THIS SNEAKY SUBSTANCE  SUBTLY SENDS SCALES SOARING

Did You Know That SUGAR Has More Than 50 Aliases?

Learn Which of Your Favorite Foods May Have Hidden Dangers

Do you know how many calories are stuffed into your favorite sandwich? How much fat and salt are peppered into your favorite morning omelet? How much sugar is in the south’s quintessential summertime drink - sweet tea? Or the other favorite seasonal drink for all regions of the country – lemonade?
The ingredients in foods and beverages can surprise us all. The “hidden sugar effect” may also be present and can make an enormous difference in your eating habits and can add to weight gain.

Did you know?
Two slices of sandwich bread=six teaspoons of sugar in the body
1 cup of corn flakes=7 teaspoons of sugar
1 small potato=6 teaspoons of sugar
One bagel=7.5 teaspoons of sugar

Sugars are hiding in plain sight. Nine in 10 Americans are unaware that certain foods convert to sugar during digestion. While a person can’t see these sugars, their body can. The Sugar Gap Study is the first to look at the gap in our understanding about nutrition and the “hidden sugar effect.”

Whether you’re at the office, choosing a snack from a vending machine, eating out at your favorite restaurant or getting ready to prepare your next meal at home, the key is knowing whether to eat this and not that.

HIDDENSUGAR.COM


LAURA KATH - MEDIA RELATIONS DIRECTOR,  SOLVANG VISITORS BUREAU - SUMMER HAPPENINGS

Solvang, California
The sight of so much beauty in one town is enough inspiration for vacations in Solvang.   Solvang, California is a historic town – really a Danish village filled with a little something for everyone.  Spend some time here, check out our Solvang hotel deals.

Explore Wine Country

Are you a wine lover?  We are home to some of the finest wine tasting rooms.  We feature wine tours, a Solvang wine trail and beautiful vineyards.  Why not have a destination wedding in one of our beautiful vineyards or many other beautiful locations?  If you love to travel and do any central coast travel do not miss the Santa Ynez Valley with the quaint towns of Los Olivos, Ballard, Buellton and Santa Ynez.  We are in the middle of  Santa Barbara wine country, home of the Santa Barbara Vintners.  Take an afternoon and visit the Santa Barbara wineries.  We are home to art, antiques and our Solvang restaurants offer a cuisine for every diner.  Why not plan your next group meeting in this charming town.

If you do any leisure travel along the central coast do not miss Solvang, California – the Danish village with so much to offer.

SUMMER HAPPENING:

JULY 4TH USA INDEPENDENCE DAY

Enjoy the food, wine, beer and fun at the July 4th parade, festival, BBQ and spectacular fireworks! The parade strolls down Alisal Road, Mission Drive, and Copenhagen Drive.  The BBQ is in Solvang Park with fun and games. The festival is at the Olde Mission Santa Inés beginning at 1:30 PM and the fireworks start at around 9 PM.

WINE TASTING SUMMER PASS

The Summer Pass gives you 14 tastings, to be used any time this summer!

Take a self-guided tour of the Santa Ynez Valley's boutique winery tasting rooms. Wine Tasting All Summer Long with The Summer Pass Now through August 31, 2017 One Pass--One Price--14 Wineries! Summertime means sun, fun, and wine tasting with the Summer Pass. The pass allows tasters to visit the premier boutique wineries of the Santa Ynez Valley, any time during the summer for one low price. For just $45, you'll receive one wine tasting at each of the Santa Ynez Valley Wine Country Association tasting rooms (over $150 value). You choose the dates you'd like to taste, between May 1 and August 31. Reservations are not required, and there are no blackout dates.

Your pass will expire when you've tasted at all 14 wineries, or on August 31, 2017—whichever occurs first. Summer Passes are available for $45 each, online at www.santaynezwinecountry.com. You may choose to have your passes mailed to you, or you may will-call them at Imagine Wine in Santa Ynez, Alexander & Wayne in Los Olivos, or Casa Cassara in Solvang. Passes are also available for sale at the above three tasting rooms for $50 each. Participating wineries: Alexander & Wayne, Arthur Earl, Buscador Wine, Ca’ Del Grevino, Carivintâs, Casa Cassara Wines, Dreamcôte Wine Company, Imagine Wine, Kalyra Winery, Lincourt Vineyards, Lucas & Lewellen, Lucky Dogg Winery, Rideau Vineyard, and Toccata Wine. Savor the tastes of Santa Ynez Valley’s Wine Country all summer long with the Summer Pass.

WWW.SOLVANGUSA.COM

Friday, June 9, 2017

06/09 WINE EXPERT BODVAR HAFSTRÖM, NATIONAL ROSE DAY, MARLENE KOCH, THE MAGICIAN IN THE KITCHEN, STEVE EVANS, THE MOVIE GUY

THE KING OF ROSÉ BODVAR HAFSTRÖM  (CEO, BODVÁR HOUSE OF ROSÉS) - NATIONAL ROSE DAY

Wine expert and innovator Bodvar Hafström, the founder of the national celebration is hosting a star-studded event in Hollywood to celebrate. Bodvar is also the originator of Bodvár House of Rosés, which counts such celebrities as Malin Akerman and Kelly Rutherford as fans.

Recognized throughout the world as the King of Rosé, Bodvar is not only able to talk about National Rosé Day, but he can suggest original rosé cocktail recipes perfect for the upcoming summer season, and he can expertly speak to the different types of the trendy wine, including the three varieties that make up his Bodvár House of Rosés collection:

•   N°1 - This pearly sparkling Rosé is dry, fresh and fruity with smooth notes of red berries
•   N°5 - The heart of Bodvar, this wine is pale in color with an aroma of citrus and white flowers as well as exotic fruits
•   N°7 - Dry, fresh and elegant with a deliciously intensive scent of raspberries, orange and citrus

The Hafström family has been in the tradition to explore the world in search of unique, high-quality alcoholic beverages and other luxury products with over 160 years in providing the connoisseurs of the world with the best the world has to offer. Bodvar's great-great grandfather started one of the largest cigar brands in Sweden. Today, Hafströms of Sweden has an exclusive assortment of hand-rolled premium cigars. In addition, Bodvar's family founded the legendary Grönstedts Cognac in 1846, and it is still one of the top brands in the world.

A man of great spirits, Bodvar continues his family's legacy by launching Bodvár of Sweden No.5 Rosé which is a massive international success and is now available for order in the U.S. and around the world.

WWW.BODVAR.SE


THE MAGICIAN IN THE KITCHEN MARLENE KOCH - COOKBOOK, EAT WHAT YOU LOVE - “EAT ALL THE DELICIOUS FOODS YOU LOVE – GUILT FREE!”

EAT WHAT YOU LOVE
“Eat all the delicious foods you love – guilt free!”

New York Times bestselling author Marlene Koch is back with her much anticipated, updated and revised paperback edition of this groundbreaking cookbook EAT WHAT YOU LOVE.

Since 2010, Marlene Koch, registered dietician and culinary wizard, continues to give her fans even more to love, now with the much anticipated updated and revised paperback edition of EAT WHAT YOU LOVE: More than 300 Incredible Recipes Low in Sugar, Fat and Calories (published by Running Press). Today, there are more than 800,000 copies and four cookbooks in the Eat What You Love series.

A dynamic media personality and regular television guest, Marlene is the master when it comes to creating crave-worthy recipes that are deceptively decadent. Her extraordinary ability to slash excess sugar, fat and calories from everyone’s favorite foods without ever sacrificing taste has earned her legions of amazed fans (and television hosts), proclaiming her with the heralded title “The magician in the kitchen.”(Her spot-on version of Panda Express® Orange Chicken has 50% less fat, sugar and “points,” yet double the protein.)

With over 300 expertly crafted flavor-packed recipes for everyone’s favorite foods, from classic dishes, comfort foods and restaurant favorites, to today’s most popular trends (Coffeehouse Chai Latte, BAJA Fish Tacos, No-Bake Peanut Butter Oat Bites),

In a time when many are struggling more than ever with concerns about waistlines, diabetes, and feeding families healthier (not to mention food allergies), Marlene’s beloved top-rated recipes and realistic nutrition advice is timely. EAT WHAT YOU LOVE is the perfect kitchen companion for today’s food loving health conscious families and cooks.

WWW.MARLENEKOCH.COM




STEVE EVANS – THE MOVIE GUY

GREAT MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND AND BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS AND HOPES. FIND OUT WHAT MOVIES ARE WORTH YOUR HARD EARNED MONEY. GET SET FOR THE WEEKEND.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

06/08 SHANIN YBARRONDO, LA WINE FEST, “CELEBRITY VET” DR. JEFF WERBER, PET APPRECIATION WEEK

SHANIN YBARRONDO - MEDIA/PUBLIC RELATIONS, LA WINE FEST 

AN EXPLORATION OF TOWN AND TASTE WINE LOVERS AND CRAFT BEER ENTHUSIASTS:

12TH ANNUAL LAWINEFEST RETURNS JUNE 17TH AND 18TH, AT ROW DTLA

Mark your calendars and prepare to immerse yourself in all things wine and beer at the LAWineFest, on June 17 and 18, 2017. This year we'll exhibit, sip and explore at the very cool ROW DTLA, 777 S. Alameda St. The new event location, headed to be the next big destination in downtown LA, is a beautiful blend of artsy and urban, and offers plenty of parking. When you add award-winning wines, artisan beers and ciders, shopping, and tasty food curated by Smorgasburg LA, you've got an excellent way to enjoy a weekend in LosMAngeles.

LA's "Signature Celebration of all Things Wine" attracts thousands of attendees
annually. Guest savor and discover flavors from around the world, whether a
buttery chardonnay, fruity Zinfandel, or an ice cold innovative craft beer made in
DTLA. For wine aficionados who want to experience small-batch pours from
boutique wineries, there will be a limited number of daily tickets for these
unique, exciting tastings. For those who love beer, we’ve got you covered too!
Now in its 12th year, the event blazed a trail in L.A. to bring wine and people
together, while delivering an event that balances fun, exploration and education.
In the spirit of exploration, each day will comprise of tastings, flights, and
presentations. Wine makers and reps are eager to chat. Toggle between wine
and beer as our brewers take their place side by side in crafting with as much
care as the winemakers.

And, it's not just about wine and beer. Fest goers will love the exciting food truck
vendors curated by Smorgasburg LA. Food trucks are a true phenomenon of
intense gourmet meals prepared on the spot. While sipping, savoring, and
strolling, attendees will be able to shop for unique, one-of-a-kind items offered
from artesian boutiques exhibitors.

LAWineFest will donate a portion of the event proceeds to Sunshine Kids. This
non-profit organization is dedicated to providing activities, trips and events to
young people diagnosed with cancer. Event sponsors include ROW DTLA, Los
Angeles Magazine, La Brea Bakery, Icelandic Glacial, Tasting Panel Magazine,
Somm Journal Magazine, Tossware, and Pasquini Coffee.

Admission to LAWineFest includes commemorative glass, beverage sampling,
bottled water, coffee and bread. Designated drivers are encouraged and receive
significantly discounted admission. Festival hours are: Saturday 2pm to 6pm, and
Sunday 1pm to 5pm. Tickets are $90 per day, $125 (which includes boutique
tasting), and $25 for designated drivers.

WWW.LAWINEFEST.COM


“CELEBRITY VET” DR. JEFF WERBER GIVES TIPS TO SHOW YOUR PET YOU CARE DURING “PET APPRECIATION WEEK

Along with unconditional love, cats have been shown to be psychologically, emotionally and physically beneficial to their owners. June 4-10 is Pet Appreciation Week, a perfect time to show our furry friends how much they mean to us. Join celebrity vet Dr. Jeff Werber for advice on effective ways to bond with your four-legged friends, including nutritional best practices for lifelong health.

For more than 30 years, veterinarian and pet parenting specialist Dr. Jeff Werber, A.K.A. “Doc Hollywood,” has been caring for the pets of some of Hollywood’s biggest stars.





Wednesday, June 7, 2017

06/07 LARRY LIPSON, AFFORDABLE WINE REPORT, FOOD CRITIC MERRILL SHINDLER, DINING IN AIRPORTS

LARRY LIPSON - THE AFFORDABLE WINE REPORT

For fifty years Larry Lipson was the food critic for the Los Angeles Daily News and now reports from Florida weekly with his thoughts and favorite picks for Food & Wine.  His lovely Wife Lillian is also on hand at the Lipson Institute for advanced wine studies.


FOOD CRITIC MERRILL SHINDLER DISHES ON FOOD/TRAVEL TRENDS

Food critic/reviewer Merrill Shindler has written and spoken about his various oral fixations, both in America and abroad, for most of his adult life.  Beginning in the early ’70s as the Restaurant Critic for the San Francisco Bay Guardian (a position that led, inexplicably, to three years as Music Editor at Rolling Stone), he’s written about livin’ large as Restaurant Critic for San Francisco Magazine, and the Los Angeles Herald Examiner, along with covering the world of chow for the New York Times, Los Angeles Magazine, Travel & Leisure, Diversion, Food Arts, Food & Wine and Bon Appetit. Merrill Shindler has been editor of the Los Angeles Zagat Survey, host of Fine Living: Critics on the Fine Living Network, restaurant critic for the Copley and San Gabriel Valley Newspapers, and host of a weekly program on how much fun it is to put things in your mouth on KABC Radio.

DINING IN AIRPORTS
The Shock of Eating Really Well in Airports: It used to be a given that you couldn't Now, you definitely can. Indeed, some airports would be great culinary destinations...if you didn't have to buy a ticket and go through the TSA to get in.

WWW.MERRILLSHINDLER.COM

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

06/06 JAMES C. GREENWOOD, BREAKTHROUGH IN BIOTECHNOLOGY, CHARLES LANKTREE, EGGLANDS BEST

JAMES C. GREENWOOD, PRESIDENT AND CEO OF THE BIOTECHNOLOGY INNOVATION ORGANIZATION - 2017 BIO INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION

BREAKTHROUGH WITH BIOTECHNOLOGY
2017 BIO International Convention is June 19-22 in San Diego

James C. Greenwood is here to discuss biotech advances across healthcare, agriculture and energy. As the leader of the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) and a champion of policies that prioritize biotech industry innovation and economic growth, Greenwood will share his expertise in the industry’s most recent breakthroughs, important trends and most difficult challenges, and will discuss details of the upcoming 2017 BIO International Convention (BIO 2017), which takes place from June 19 – 22 in San Diego.

BIO 2017 will unite thousands of biotech leaders and pioneers from around the globe to showcase exciting new discoveries in the life sciences.

This year’s Convention theme is “Breakthrough.” The biotechnology industry thrives on the innovations that address the world’s most pressing, most intractable challenges across healthcare, agriculture and energy.
         
As the leader of BIO and a champion of policies that prioritize biotech industry innovation and economic growth, Greenwood will share his expertise in the industry’s most recent breakthroughs, important trends and most difficult challenges and discuss details of the upcoming Convention in San Diego.

CONVENTION.BIO.ORG 
WWW.BIO.ORG 


CHARLES LANKTREE - PRESIDENT & CEO OF EGGLAND’S BEST - 25 REASONS TO CELEBRATE NATIONAL EGG DAY

Over the past weekend, National Egg Day was recognized.  It’s an ‘egg-citing’ holiday, when many people may have ‘cracked’ a few ‘egg-cellent’ puns to celebrate the benefits of an ‘egg-ceptional’ food.  Others might have debated which came first, the chicken or the egg. But in all seriousness, there are many reasons to recognize the benefits of eggs.

On June 6th, we have nationally renowned egg expert Charles Lanktree, the President and CEO of Eggland’s Best, available to discuss the important nutritional benefits of eggs and how egg-producing technology has vastly improved the quality of eggs at the market.  This timely interview comes just after National Egg Day, which was the previous Saturday, and as Eggland’s Best is celebrating the company’s 25th anniversary.   Mr. Lanktree will share some unique and egg-straordinary facts about eggs that your listeners may not know and will find egg-tremely interesting.

WWW.EGGLANDSBEST.COM

06/21 LARRY LIPSON, AFFORDABLE WINE REPORT, BECKY RAPINCHUK, SUMMER MESSES: THE BEST TIPS ON TACKLING THE TOUGHEST SUMMER MESSES!

LARRY LIPSON - THE AFFORDABLE WINE REPORT For fifty years Larry Lipson was the food critic for the Los Angeles Daily News and now reports ...