Monday, March 27, 2017

03/27 WILLIAM CARTER, THE CANYON VILLA BED & BREAKFAST, SOMMELIER LARRY VAN AALST, SPRING WINE TRENDS

WILLIAM CARTER - THE CANYON VILLA BED & BREAKFAST

Chef William S. Bloxsom-Carter previously worked as the Executive Chef, and Food and Beverage Director for the Playboy Mansion West for over two and half decades. A frequent wine judge he constantly looks for wines to pair with his foods for the multitude of foods he presents. Chef Carter has prepared winery dinners in Sonoma County, Napa Valley, Paso Robles and the Santa Ynez Valley as well as special events for high-profile clients throughout the United States, focusing on the importance of food and wine pairings and extraordinary hospitality service. Additionally, Chef Carter is a recurring featured guest on numerous radio shows syndicated nationwide describing and promoting California wines and foods.

ABOUT THE CANYON VILLA:

The Canyon Villa, where weary wine lovers revive
Like an Italian villa perched on a Tuscan hillside, the Canyon Villa bed and breakfast pampers wine lovers touring Paso Robles wineries or couples seeking a charming retreat. The Canyon Villa offers an intimate setting, lavish amenities, fine food and an ideal location.

At the Canyon Villa, we offer only four guest rooms, each uniquely decorated and each appointed with luxurious extras such as spa tubs and lush towels. You can enjoy your gourmet breakfast in the courtyard or our dining room.

We also offer a cozy great room for relaxing with other guests, and a wine tasting with hors d'oeuvres every afternoon between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. In the summer, enjoy your wine and appetizers in our lovely shaded courtyard, with its trickling fountain and evening breezes.

Beyond the elegant setting of our inn, take a leisurely stroll through our eleven acres while admiring the views. Visit the local wineries, and then enjoy an evening meal at one of Paso Robles' fine restaurants. The Canyon Villa is also the ideal bed and breakfast for day trips to other locales, such as Hearst Castle or Cambria's art galleries.

Indulge your love of wine or your love of each other. Plan a romantic getaway to charming Paso Robles, and plan to indulge in the intimacy and luxury of the Canyon Villa.
The Canyon Villa Bed & Breakfast
1455 Kiler Canyon Road
Paso Robles, CA 93446
805-238-3362

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LARRY VAN AALST – SPRING WINE TRENDS AND SONOMA HAPPENINGS

LARRY HOSTS A WEEKLY PROGRAM ON CRN AND IS AN EXPERT ON WINE WHO IS SOUGHT AFTER FOR, TASTING AND MAJOR SOMMELIER EVENTS IN THE SAN FRANCISCO AREA. HE COMMENTS ON THE INDUSTRY, WHATS GOING ON IN THE SOMNOMA AREA AND HIS THOUGHTS ABOUT WINE.

Friday, March 24, 2017

03/24 MORGEN MCLAUGHLIN, SANTA BARBARA VINTNERS SPRING WEEKEND & FESTIVAL, LIFESTYLE EXPERT LIMOR SUSS, STEVE EVANS, THE MOVIE GUY

MORGEN MCLAUGHLIN - EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, SANTA BARBARA VINTNERS - APRIL 20-23 SANTA BARBARA VINTNERS SPRING WEEKEND & FESTIVAL

Morgen has been deeply involved in the wine and tourism industries since childhood through her family's various projects on the East Coast and Colorado.  Wanting to follow her own path outside of wine, Morgen graduated from Boston College with degrees in English and Secondary Education.  As she prepared to enroll in Graduate School, she was pulled back into the family wine business as the General Manager and eventual Co-owner of McLaughlin Vineyards.  After twelve years at the winery and diversifying the business into special events, direct to consumer initiatives and ag-tourism projects, she left to become the President and CEO of Finger Lakes Wine Country Tourism Marketing Association in Corning, New York.  Morgen led the organization and region through six and a half years of tremendous growth and national and international visibility.  Morgen lives in Santa Barbara County with her husband (a fellow wine professional) and three sons. She currently serves on the Visit Santa Barbara Board of Directors, Santa Barbara Vintners Foundation Board of Directors, Santa Barbara County Agriculture Advisory Committee, and the Santa Barbara County Right to Farm Committee.

APRIL 20-23 SANTA BARBARA VINTNERS SPRING WEEKEND & FESTIVAL

WHAT'S NEW AT THE SANTA BARBARA VINTNERS SPRING FESTIVAL?

In its 35th year, the Santa Barbara Vintners New Release Spring Weekend is four days of wine, food and fun throughout Santa Barbara Wine Country Thursday, April 20 - Sunday, April 23.

The highlight of the weekend is the New Release Festival Grand Tasting on Saturday, April 22 from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. (Early Entry and Connoisseurs Club at 12:00 p.m.) at the beautiful River View Park in Buellton, the heart of Santa Barbara Wine Country. Enjoy new release wines from participating member wineries; food sampling from more than twenty food purveyors; live music; wine and culinary demonstrations; silent auction; and free parking all included.

The Saturday morning Santa Barbara Wine Seminar from 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. at the Santa Ynez Valley Marriott, minutes from the Festival Grand Tasting, will feature a new release in-depth tasting, and optional lunch, with a wine maker panel moderated by renowned wine writer, Elaine Brown.

Join us on Saturday evening at 7:00 p.m. for the Big Bottle Bash at K'Syrah, a new special event venue in downtown Solvang, featuring large format wines brought by guests and winery representatives paired with a delicious family-style dinner. In the style of a La Paulee, guests are invited to bring their own bottles to share.

Want to visit up to twelve tasting rooms on an all-inclusive wine tasting pass?  Get a Vintners Visa Wine Country Tasting Pass for unique and complimentary offerings at your choice of twelve participating tasting rooms from Thursday - Sunday. Typically 25 - 40 wineries and tasting rooms participate in this program.

Throughout the four day weekend many wineries host their own events, including open houses, wine maker dinners, vineyard walks, and barrel tastings.

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LIFESTYLE EXPERT LIMOR SUSS - LIFE HACKS FOR THE MILLENNIAL MOM 

Life Hacks for the Millennial Mom
Redefining the term “balancing act” for the millennial age.

More Millennials are becoming mothers. In fact they now account for 65% of first time moms of infants/toddlers with the oldest child under 2 years old. Mothers from all generations want the absolute best for their child, but Millennial Moms are now redefining the term “balancing act” with their tech savviness, need for efficiency and connectivity!

Millennial Moms are tapped into the virtual world with a touch of smart phone or tablet seeking advice from bloggers, social media and the internet. But, the more tapped in they are, the more they are bombarded with endless information on the best basic needs for their child. Newly Millennial Mom and Lifestyle Expert Limor Suss tips and life hack solutions for Moms, grandma’s and everyone in between!

Limor Suss has been seen around the country giving her latest trend picks on both local and national shows including GMA, Dr. Oz, Fox and Friends, Better TV, CBS’s on the Couch, New York Live and more! Limor has also been quoted in various news sources including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Washington Post, Mashable & The Next Web. She can be seen on her weekly product-pick segment on the PIX11 morning news in New York City.

   The best ways for Mom to look and feel her best
   The latest in apps and tech
   The best ways to keep you and your family organized
   And more!

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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, March 23, 2017

03/23 WELLNESS EXPERT, DR. STEVEN GUNDRY, PLANT PARADOX: THE HIDDEN DANGERS IN HEALTHY FOODS THAT CAUSE DISEASES AND WEIGHT GAIN, TECH JOURNALIST PAUL HOCHMAN, WHY YOUR CAR SHOULD BE SMARTER THAN YOU

WELLNESS EXPERT, DR. STEVEN GUNDRY - AUTHOR, PLANT PARADOX: THE HIDDEN DANGERS IN HEALTHY FOODS THAT CAUSE DISEASES AND WEIGHT GAIN

"Plant Paradox: The Hidden Dangers in Healthy Foods That Cause Diseases and Weight Gain"

Most of us have heard of gluten—a protein found in wheat that causes widespread inflammation in the body. Americans spend billions of dollars on gluten-free diets in an effort to protect their health. But what if we’ve been missing the root of the problem? In The Plant Paradox, renowned cardiologist Dr. Steven Gundry reveals that gluten is just one variety of a common, and highly toxic, plant-based protein called lectin. Lectins are found not only in grains like wheat but also in the “gluten-free” foods most of us commonly regard as healthy, including many fruits, vegetables, nuts, beans, and conventional dairy products. These proteins, which are found in the seeds, grains, skins, rinds, and leaves of plants, are designed by nature to protect them from predators (including humans). Once ingested, they incite a kind of chemical warfare in our bodies, causing inflammatory reactions that can lead to weight gain and serious health conditions.
At his waitlist-only clinics in California, Dr. Gundry has successfully treated tens of thousands of patients suffering from autoimmune disorders, diabetes, leaky gut syndrome, heart disease, and neurodegenerative diseases with a protocol that detoxes the cells, repairs the gut, and nourishes the body. Now, in The Plant Paradox, he shares this clinically proven program with readers around the world.

The simple (and daunting) fact is, lectins are everywhere. Thankfully, Dr. Gundry offers simple hacks we easily can employ to avoid them, including:

  • Peel your veggies. Most of the lectins are contained in the skin and seeds of plants; simply peeling and de-seeding vegetables (like tomatoes and peppers) reduces their lectin content.
  • Shop for fruit in season. Fruit contain fewer lectins when ripe, so eating apples, berries, and other lectin-containing fruits at the peak of ripeness helps minimize your lectin consumption.
  • Swap your brown rice for white. Whole grains and seeds with hard outer coatings are designed by nature to cause digestive distress—and are full of lectins.
  • With a full list of lectin-containing foods and simple substitutes for each, a step-by-step detox and eating plan, and delicious lectin-free recipes, The Plant Paradox illuminates the hidden dangers lurking in your salad bowl—and shows you how to eat whole foods in a whole new way.

ABOUT DR. GUNDRY:
Dr. Gundry practices as director at The International Heart and Lung Institute in Palm Springs, California, and as founder and director at The Center for Restorative Medicine in Palm Springs and Santa Barbara, California. A Yale graduate, he is a double board certified surgeon and has been practicing medicine for over 40 years. Working mostly at Loma Linda University as a cardiologist, Gundry has pioneered minimally invasive surgical techniques, xenotransplantation and pediatric heart surgery.  Almost a decade later, his first book “Dr. Gundry’s Diet Evolution: Turn Off the Genes That Are Killing You and Your Waistline” (Random House) still sits on Amazon.com’s list of Top 20 diet books. In April 2017, HarperCollins will publish his long-awaited sophomore book, “The Plant Paradox: The Hidden Dangers in ‘Healthy’ Foods That Cause Disease and Weight Gain.”


TECH JOURNALIST PAUL HOCHMAN REVIEWS A REVOLUTIONARY NEW APP THAT PROVES…WHY YOUR CAR SHOULD BE SMARTER THAN YOU!
 
WHY YOUR CAR SHOULD BE SMARTER THAN YOU ARE!

Learn How an App & Device Can Make Your Car Safer, Interactive & More Efficient

It’s safe to say that technology is changing the way we live, and nowhere is that more evident than in our automobiles.  We’ve all seen some amazing technology in expensive new cars that have plenty of ‘WOW’ power for consumer.  Now, however, there is affordable wireless iPhone technology that can connect most cars to an app that provides amazing services that can make driving safer and more efficient.  On March 23th, Tech journalist Paul Hochman will review the Verizon Humx App and device and many of its special options.  Hochman has made a career out of simplifying complex technological issues so that the average consumer can understand.  He’ll breakdown the ways that technology is becoming more important than ever when driving.   Your viewers and listeners are going to love his insight and humor!

ABOUT PAUL:
Hochman is best known as America’s Technology Reporter.  He is the founder of Humongous Media, Inc., which makes short-format video content that helps people understand and use complicated stuff.  He demystifies consumer products, financial services, apps, accounting software, appliances, home automation gadgets, even cars.  Hochman was also the former Gear and Technology Editor for the NBC TODAY Show.  He was also the technology and culture reporter for Versus TV and the Tour de France; the host of an online technology talk show on MSN called "Playit4Ward" and has been a longtime technology contributor for CNBC and MSNBC.  His articles in Fast Company Magazine were called a “Must Read” by the New York Times, establishing Paul one of the top tech journalist in the nation.


Wednesday, March 22, 2017

03/22 TECH EXPERT DESI SANCHEZ, RICK STEVES, TRAVEL EXPERT, BROOKE PARKHURST, EASY WEEKDAY MEALS

TECH EXPERT AND HOST OF MTV’S NIGHT OUT, DESI SANCHEZ - COOL NEW APPS HIT THE MARKET   

MORE THAN 268 MILLION APPS WILL BE DOWNLOADED THIS YEAR ALONE!

Recent studies show that Americans are now – for the first time -- spending more time on digital outlets than any other type of media. Another study found that because people are looking at media on their phones they are downloading more APPS than ever. Last year alone more than 268 million APPS were downloaded. Many of those downloads were made by millennials who are fans of Tech Expert & MTV Host Desi Sanchez, who has founded her own technology website. On March 22nd, Sanchez looks at the hottest new APPS that are on the market and how they can solve problems or provide lifestyle hacks! This is a unique and timely interview your audience will enjoy.

DESI SHARES UNIQUE & UNUSUALLY HELPFUL APPS: 
How a new APP is making a classic doll the talk of the toy world
An APP that offers designer clothing at retail prices
The latest technology to keep up with your family
Tech to find dog sitters, babysitters and everything else you need

Desi was the host of Night Out, a micro-series which airs across Viacom platforms (MTV, VH1, Spike, Comedy Central + more). Desi is also the host of HealthiNation’s TryOut Workout, as well as produces and hosts Awaken Inspire Create (AIC-TV), an exciting new interview series featuring passionate artists & innovators, designed to motivate viewers to pursue their creative passions.

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RICK STEVES, TRAVEL EXPERT - AUTHOR, BEST OF EUROPE

RICK STEVES talks BEST OF EUROPE and encourages Americans to travel across the pond and create life-changing memories!

For over 30 years, acclaimed travel expert Rick Steves has been teaching people how to travel. Through his best-selling guidebooks, his popular PBS television series, his weekly radio show, and his syndicated newspaper column, he has helped millions of people with the logistics of finding the right hotel, avoiding long lines, sampling the best local delicacies, and catching the train on time.

Always looking for something new to share with his readers and viewers, Steves has spent 100 days a year in Europe since 1973, finding the best sights, eats and accommodations for travelers. As always, you can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you need to know to experience the Best of Europe. In this newest guide, Rick Steves Best of Europe, Rick covers the best of England, France, Germany, England, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, and Switzerland.

ABOUT RICK:
Since 1973, Rick Steves has spent about four months a year exploring Europe. His mission: to empower Americans to have European trips that are fun, affordable, and culturally broadening. Rick produces a bestselling guidebook series, a public television series, and a public radio show, and organizes small-group tours that take over 20,000 travelers to Europe annually. When not on the road, Rick is active in his church and with advocacy groups focused on economic justice, drug policy reform, and ending hunger. Find out more about Rick at www.ricksteves.com and on Facebook.

WWW.RICKSTEVES.COM


BROOKE PARKHURST- ENTERTAINING EXPERT AND COOKBOOK AUTHOR - EASY WEEKDAY MEALS   


EASY WEEKDAY MEALS - ENTERTAINING AND LIFESTYLE EXPERT SHARES HER TOP TIPS

Don’t have an hour to spend slicing, dicing, and simmering dinner over the stove? Who does! Preparing dinner for you and your family during the week can be difficult even in the best of times. Making weeknight meals easier, without giving up any flavors is every busy mom’s dream.

On, Wednesday, March 22nd, entertaining experts and cookbook author, Brooke Parkhurst will be available to share her quick and easy recipes for busy weeknights. Her tips and recipes will not only reinvigorate your Monday-through-Friday meal rotation but free up some time to spend outside the kitchen and with those who matter to you most.

SOME OF BROOKE’S TIPS WILL INCLUDE:
Shopping tips to help you prep for the week
Simple recipes that are sure to save you time in the kitchen without sacrificing flavor
And more!

ABOUT BROOKE:
Brooke is a mother, writer and cook. Tying the knot with her husband James rocked her world and gave her the most delicious morsel of all- daughter, Parker Lee. With their daughter and debut cookbook, Just Married & Cooking, out in the world, Brooke developed into a culinary, entertaining and wine expert with recurring appearances on and writing gigs for: NBC Today Show; CBS New York, The Couch; Fox, Fox & Friends, People.com, Redbook.com and WomensDay.com But that’s no surprise because writing and cooking (and cheese) have always been central to Brooke’s life. Her debut novel with recipes, Belle in the Big Apple features a small town Southern girl who moves to New York City in search of a career—and a good meal. Brooke penned the online food column, Full Plate, (think Carrie Bradshaw-cum-June Cleaver) for the New York Daily News and hosted the ABC digital food series, Eat & Greet. She also served as the lifestyle/cooking correspondent for Conde Nast’s debut web network. Together, James and Brooke are the voice of young couples and families looking for answers to the nightly cooking challenge. They work with everyone from corporate clients, to neighborhood friends to the new couples they meet every week during their Date Night Couples Cooking classes at the Institute of Culinary Education. They’d love to cook with you and make your life a little more delicious.

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

03/21 LISA CAREY, CALIFORNIA STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL, HGTV’S TOP CONTRACTOR CHIP WADE, NEW METHODS TO IMPROVE YOUR HOME

LISA CAREY – CALIFORNIA STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL

THE GOLDEN STATE’S TASTY TRIBUTE May 20 & 21

34th ANNUAL CALIFORNIA STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL

Strawberry revelry is ripest when the 34th Annual California Strawberry Festival kicks off the summer fun May 20 and 21, 2017 on the newly expanded acreage at Strawberry Meadows of College Park in Oxnard.  More than 1.5 million strawberries will be consumed over the weekend’s iconic berry spectacular.

Ranked nationwide among the top outdoor Festivals, the fruity fete boasts lip-smacking strawberries every way imaginable with live concerts on multiple stages, more than 200 Fine Arts & Crafts booths, the Strawberry Promenade with celebrity cooking demonstrations, Strawberryland For Kids with rides and attractions, gooey contests, and more.

Strawberry pizza alongside a strawberry beer is just a sampling of the delicacies where the region’s most prolific crop is the main ingredient for goodness. Other favorites include strawberry nachos, strawberry funnel cake, strawberry crepes, chocolate dipped strawberries, fried strawberries, and strawberry smoothies. With selections from 50 food booths, those who wish to control their destiny can visit the “build you own” strawberry shortcake tent to pile on the sweetness.

Best of all, indulging is guilt free. With each bite of berry bliss from the non-profit food booths, 100% of sales support their causes. The formula has proved to be a fruitful enterprise with close to $5 million dollars benefiting a multitude of southland charities over the past decades.

“This year we’re enhancing the Festival experience with a 50% expansion of the Festival grounds,” says California Strawberry Festival Chairperson Kim Gibas. “As volunteers, we work year round to produce a first class event. We’re excited because the added acreage and new footprint gives us the opportunity to double the fun.”

Oxnard is located just 60 miles north of Los Angeles and 30 miles south of Santa Barbara. The free Park & Ride “Strawberry Express” shuttles from multiple convenient locations off the 101 freeway make getting there a breeze. Amtrak California offers a special Kids Ride Free promotion Festival weekend (shuttles meet the trains). Parking is also available on site for $10. Address: 3250 South Rose Avenue, Oxnard.

California Strawberry Festival general admission is $12, seniors 62+ and active military are $8, and youths ages 5-12 are $5. Kids 4 and under are free. The California Strawberry Festival toll free information line is 888 288-9242.

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HGTV’S TOP CONTRACTOR CHIP WADE - INNOVATIVE WAYS TO USE NEW METHODS TO IMPROVE YOUR HOME

COOL NEW TOOLS & SIMPLE TIPS TO REDUCE YOUR DIY & HOME FIX-IT WORKLOAD

Warmer days and shorter nights mean that it will soon be time to get out garden tools, tidy up the yard and prepare your home spring and summer use. In fact, creating a beautiful and comfortable outdoor living space has become a national obsession, according to Chip Wade, best known as the Emmy-winning host of Elbow Room, Curb Appeal: The Block and several other HGTV shows, which are fan favorites.

Just in time to spruce up your home for spring Chip is here with some affordable ideas to create or rejuvenate our personal sanctuaries. Wade will get us ready for spring projects and the many ways to get ready for an enjoyable spring and summer.

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