Friday, October 24, 2014

10/24 SUSAN ZIRINSKY, 48 HOURS, LISA REDWINE, SAN DIEGO BAY WINE AND FOOD FESTIVAL

SUSAN ZIRINSKY - EXECUTIVE PRODUCER, 48 HOURS (CBS)

48 HOURS: “THE PACT” - a 15 year old boy goes to a dance and never returns. Teens keep a secret for 40 years -- until one of them cracks.

AIRDATE: Saturday October 25th, 2014
CORRESPONDENT: Richard Schlesinger
Datelines: Chicago, Los Angeles and Santa Barbara CA

For more than four decades, Evelyn McCabe wondered who killed her son, John. He was 15 years, six months and two weeks old when she let him attend a Knights of Columbus Dance. He never made it to 15 years, six months, two weeks and one day old.   After the dance, John was murdered.
Richard Schlesinger and 48 HOURS investigate the murder of John McCabe and his family’s more than 40 year quest to find out what really happened to their son in “The Pact,” to be broadcast Oct. 25, 2014 (10:00 PM ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

“I don’t think I’ve had a whole night’s sleep since it happened,” Evelyn McCabe tells 48 HOURS. Evelyn waited up for John’s return on that fateful night in 1969.  At midnight she got in her car and rode down the darkened streets screaming out his name.  “No John,” says Evelyn, “I began praying at that point.”

The day after John McCabe should have been back in his Tewksbury, Massachusetts home, three young kids cutting through a vacant lot in the neighboring city of Lowell, found his body. He’d been tied up and his mouth and eyes taped over.

Police launched a massive investigation and talked to dozens of teenagers. From the beginning there were suspicions that John’s schoolmates may be involved.  One of them, Walter Shelley, was driving around that night in a car that matched the description of a car spotted near the crime scene. Shelley denied having anything to do with John’s death. There was no definitive forensic evidence and no corroborating witnesses, so the case went cold. Years turned into decades without answers, but the family never lost hope. McCabe’s father, Bill, began documenting his son’s life in a notebook. Bill and Evelyn also kept the heat on police to keep looking for their son’s killer.

Can investigators solve the case that haunted the McCabe family for so long?


LISA REDWINE - ADVANCED SOMMELIER, LA JOLLA BEACH & TENNIS CLUB - SAN DIEGO BAY WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL

Southern California’s largest food and wine classic returns to San Diego November 16-23 for its 11th season! Lisa will provide a sneak peak into the season’s most anticipated food and wine event, the San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival.  Advanced Sommelier Lisa Redwine will provide listeners with her top tasting tips and her choices for can’t miss wine events during this year’s festival.

ABOUT LISA:
As Director of Restaurants and Beverage Programs of the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club, Inc., Lisa Redwine is responsible for creating innovative seasonal beverage programs that encompass wine, cocktails and beer, staff training, revenue generation and service standards for The Marine Room, The Shores Restaurant, La Jolla Shores Hotel Catering, and La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club Catering and Club Dining.

Lisa Redwine brings a whole new level of food and wine knowledge to the San Diego community. Redwine passed the Court of Master Sommeliers’ Advanced Exam in 2010 and is on her way to Master Sommelier status. She is only the second woman in San Diego to hold Advanced Sommelier accreditation. And having worked as a professional chef and general manager for some of the finest restaurants in San Francisco, Redwine elevates the dining experience to an art form, where service, atmosphere, food and wine intermingle to form a feast for all the senses.

Prior to joining the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club Inc., she was General Manager at the renowned Cypress Club under restaurateur extraordinaire, John Cunin. Redwine then joined the Grand Cafe as assistant General Manager where she worked with General Manager Umberto Gibin. There, she developed a wine program that garnered awards from Wine Spectator and Sante magazines. After relocating to San Diego, she served as General Manager and Hotel Wine Director at Molly’s Restaurant & Bar at the Marriott Hotel.

She brings with her multiple food and beverage certifications, including: Advanced Sommelier from Court of Master Sommeliers, Certified Wine Professional and an AOS Degree in Culinary Arts from the Culinary Institute of America. She is also on the Board of Directors for the San Diego Women’s Wine Alliance.

www.sandiegowineclassic.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, October 23, 2014

10/23 ALEXIS EATON, SHERATON MAUI RESORT AND SPA


ALEXIS EATON – PR MANAGER, SHERATON MAUI RESORT AND SPA - LAUNCHED WIKIGRINDS, AN IN-ROOM DINING TO-GO CONCEPT

SHERATON MAUI RESORT AND SPA LAUNCHES WIKIGRINDS AN IN-ROOM DINING, TO-GO CONCEPT!

Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa has launched a new dining concept called WikiGrinds.  WikiGrinds, founded on the idea of “good things from our kitchen, bundled to-go for your convenience” brings the in-room dining menu created by award-winning chef Raymond Nicasio to the entire Kannapali community. WikiGrinds offers a wide variety of cuisine including local style food such as the Wiki Bento Combo, and complete 3-course dinners such as the Paniolo BBQ meal which includes a half rack of Hawaiian style baby back pork ribs, corn on the cob, bbq baked beans, dessert and more, as well as an ala carte menu.

“We launched this dining concept realizing how difficult grabbing food to-go can be in Kaanapali.  Alongside the many resorts, there are numerous condominium properties here in the Kaanapali area creating a great demand. With a simple yet delicious menu and an easy drive through area at our Aloha Landing, WikiGrinds really fills a special niche,” explains Tets Yamazaki, General Manager of the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa. “It’s a great option for beachgoers wrapping up a day in the sand and sun to grab dinner to-go on their way back to the condo,” continues Yamazaki.

WikiGrinds is available daily between 5:30pm and 10:00pm.  Full menu is available online at www.sheraton-maui.com/wikigrinds. Please call (808) 662-8052 to place an order for pick up.

About the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa
Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa is where the legend of Ka‘anapali began. Situated on Ka‘anapali Beach at historic Pu‘u Keka‘a, Black Rock, the oceanfront resort is nestled among 23 acres of tropical landscaping with 83 percent of the resort’s 508 rooms and suites facing the ocean.

Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa was named the Starwood Hotels & Resorts 2007 “Hotel of the Year” for the Sheraton brand, and recognized in Conde Nast Travelers’ 2012 Top 25 Hawaiian Resorts. Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa has also appeared in TRAVEL + LEISURE magazine’s World’s Best Awards “Top Resorts in Hawaii” in 2007, 2008 and 2013. For more information about Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa please visit http://www.sheraton-maui.com.

WWW.SHERATON-MAUI.COM


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

10/22 LARRY LIPSON, TRAVEL EXPERT SAMANTHA BROWN, SAVVY TIPS FOR THE SMART TRAVELER


LARRY LIPSON - WINE REPORT FROM FLORIDA

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.



TV HOST & TRAVEL EXPERT SAMANTHA BROWN OFFERS SAVVY TIPS AND INSIGHTS FOR THE SMART TRAVELER

THE ULTIMATE GUIDE FOR THE SMART TRAVELER

When planning your next vacation, there are countless ways travelers can get immersed in local culture and stretch their budget. True immersion in local regions is the best way to enrich traveling experiences. Thinking like a local can help you get the most out of your vacation…and thinking like a smart traveler will enable you to do more while staying within your budget.  From traveling slightly off-season to having a flexible travel rewards credit card, travelers can create once in a lifetime memories and not feel like they spent their life savings doing so.

So, with millions of Americans hitting the air, land and sea this winter, how can they smartly plan local activities that create lasting memories and stay within their budget? According to a recent Bank of America survey, nearly 40 percent of Americans with a rewards credit card are unaware of how many points they have.

Travel Channel host, Samantha Brown, is available for live remote interviews from Equinox Resort in Manchester Village, VT to provide tips and raise awareness on how to outsmart the vacation planning process. She will share must-do tips on booking affordable vacations and unique activities without overspending.

MORE ABOUT SAMANTHA BROWN:
Samantha Brown is best known for hosting 170 hours (and counting) of travel programming for The Travel Channel on series like Passport to Europe, Asia and Great Weekends. She has spent the last 14 years living in airports, hotels and out of a suitcase, taking viewers on a journey to discover the best places to vacation around the world. From exotic locations abroad to destinations closer to home people follow Samantha not only because of her expertise but her warmth, genuineness and passion for travel. Now a mom of twins she's packs up the kids and brings them along with her and knows first-hand the amount of planning that goes into making a family trip go as smoothly as possible.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

10/21 HEATHER MURAN, SAN LUIS OBISPO WINE COUNTRY ASSOCIATION, HARVEST ON THE COAST

HEATHER MURAN, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, SAN LUIS OBISPO WINE COUNTRY ASSOCIATION - HARVEST ON THE COAST, NOVEMBER 7-9, 2014

Celebrating the pronounced coastal climate that makes the region’s wines so distinctive, the San Luis Obispo (SLO) Wine Country Association hosts its 24th annual “Harvest on The Coast” extravaganza on November 7 – 9, 2014.

This series of wine and food events includes a collaborative winemaker dinner on November 7; winery tasting room open houses on November 9; and the main event—an open-air, ocean-view Grand Tasting and Wine Auction on November 8 at the Avila Beach Golf Resort from noon to 3 p.m. ($85 / $95 for 11 a.m. early entry).

GRAND TASTING & AUCTION – November 8
Attendees at the Grand Tasting and Wine Auction enjoy all-inclusive wine tastings provided by the winemakers of SLO Wine Country; cuisine by more than two dozen local chefs and artisan food producers; and live music by Cuesta Ridge, a local band beloved for its strains of acoustic Americana with bluegrass flavor. Along with all of this comes a winemaker-hosted wine and lifestyle auction featuring rare wines, culinary treats and SLO Wine Country destination experiences. (See examples of exciting auction items below).

“The winemakers and growers are going all out to provide some incredible auction items,” said Heather Muran, Executive Director of SLO Wine Country. “As always, it’s going to be raucous and fun.”

She adds that one of the more popular live-auction lots is called “fund a need,” where auction monies benefit a local cause. This year’s chosen non-profit is the Family Care Network, a family services provider for more than 1,400 families throughout San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties.

Meanwhile, SLO Wine Country has teamed up with the Avila Beach Tourism Alliance to offer a $20 per ticket discount off the Saturday Grand Tasting for attendees booking their stay in Avila Beach. For information and tickets, visit www.slowine.com or contact (805) 541-5868, info@slowine.com. A “designated driver” ticket is also available for $30.

CRAFTED ON THE COAST – November 7
Other weekend events include “Crafted on the Coast,” ($120), a collaborative winemaker dinner happening at Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort & Spa on Friday, November 7 at 5:30 p.m. The evening includes a patio reception; wines from nine different winemakers; plus a multi-course “Secret Mystery” dining experience crafted by Sycamore’s own Chef Gregg Wangard. Attendees are also invited to enjoy discount accommodations at Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort & Spa.

“GO COASTAL” OPEN HOUSES – November 9
Sunday, November 9 is a winery open house day where participants who attended Saturday’s Grand Tasting are invited to “Go Coastal in SLO Wine Country” and enjoy complimentary tastings. This is a chance to visit local tasting rooms; enjoy light bites and live entertainment; and take advantage of wine discounts including the “Six-Pack Sampler Program,” where wineries offer a group of six wines at a special event price.









SAMPLING OF AUCTION ITEMS

Some of this year’s November 8 auction items include:
-Endless Summer...in Montana! (five-day, four night luxury cabin retreat for four at the Montana Sporting Club with access to sporting club activities, amenities, Polaris Ranger vehicle and personal ranch host.

-Blend If You Want To! (private blending seminar for six with Winemaker Mike Sinor of Sinor-LaVallee. Create one barrel of wine (12 cases to be shared amongst six guests). Includes one-night stay at the Avila La Fonda Hotel in Avila Beach.

-Wine Weekend Getaway in the Edna Valley (includes two-night stay at the Kurtz Casita in the Edna Valley for four; Claiborne & Churchill Winery gourmet winemaker dinner and separate library tasting).

-May the MAGNUM FORCE Be with You (eclectic collection of 11 magnum (1.5L) bottles from SLO Wine Country member wineries).

-Private Stay with the Talley Family (three-night getaway for four and dining at Rosemary Talley's home in Sun Valley, Idaho; dining at acclaimed restaurant in Ketchum, Idaho; two magnums of Talley Vineyards Wine for each couple.

-Year of Wine Club Memberships (wine club memberships for a full year to several wineries; includes pick-up parties and club member discounts).

-When the Sun goes Down...at the Casitas Estates! (two night Stay at The Casitas Estate for eight. Includes candlelight dinner by Luna Red with Kynsi Winery’s winemaker; wine country luncheon beneath century old oaks; educational tasting of Pinot Noir clones; and one bottle of Kynsi’s finest for each guest).

In the San Luis Obispo Wine Country on California’s Central Coast—or “SLO Wine Country,” as locals call it—the Pacific Ocean shapes our culture, our terrain and our wines. Here, where our wineries boast an average distance of just five miles from the water, the prevailing marine conditions are among the most pronounced of any wine region in California. Our ocean-cooled environment fosters unifying qualities that are native to the wines of SLO Wine Country. For details and wine tasting information, visit SLOWine.com.

WWW.SLOWINE.COM

Monday, October 20, 2014

10/20 FRANCES LARGEMAN-ROTH, TIPS ON STAYING HYDRATED AND HEALTHY, DANA COWIN, MASTERING MY MISTAKES IN THE KITCHEN, BRIAN WHITMAN

FRANCES LARGEMAN-ROTH - AUTHOR AND REGISTERED DIETITIAN - TIPS ON STAYING HYDRATED AND HEALTHY

Nationally Recognized Author and Registered Dietitian Frances Largeman-Roth Shares Tips on Staying Hydrated and Healthy Throughout the Busy Fall Season! We all know the benefits of staying hydrated, but what if your water could work even harder for you? Adding more hydration to your daily routine is a small step to improving your lifestyle, and although water may be a good option, adding the health benefits of colored fruits like the cranberry can make your hydration option even better.

On behalf of Ocean Spray, nationally recognized author Frances Largeman-Roth, RD, will give us her tips on how to staying hydrated and eat “in color” – taking in a full spectrum of fall flavors and rich nutrients like the cranberry, a tiny super fruit packed with the health benefits of red foods.

About Frances Largeman-Roth 
FRANCES LARGEMAN-ROTH, RD, is a bestselling author and nationally recognized health expert. Frances was the Food and Nutrition Director at Health magazine for nearly eight years. Prior to that, she was part of the editorial team at the Discovery Health Channel, and also held the post of managing editor at FoodFit.com. Frances is a frequent guest on national TV, including the Today Show, Good Morning America, The CBS Early Show, The Talk, CNN, The Rachael Ray Show, and Dr. Oz. Frances is the author of the recently released book Eating in Color (Stewart, Tabori & Chang), Feed the Belly: The Pregnant Mom's Healthy Eating Guide (Sourcebooks, Inc., 2009) and co-author of the bestselling The CarbLovers Diet (Oxmoor House, 2010) and The CarbLovers Diet Cookbook.


DANA COWIN - MASTERING MY MISTAKES IN THE KITCHEN: LEARNING TO COOK WITH 65 GREAT CHEFS AND OVER 100 DELICIOUS RECIPES

For years, Dana Cowin, the LONGTIME EDITOR-IN-CHIEF OF FOOD & WINE MAGAZINE kept a dark secret: From meat to vegetables, broiling to baking, breakfast to dinner, she ruined literally every kind of dish she attempted. Now, in MASTERING MY MISTAKES IN THE KITCHEN: Learning to Cook with 65 Great Chefs and Over 100 Delicious Recipes, the vaunted “first lady of food” finally comes clean about her many meal mishaps. With the help of friends—all-star chefs, including Mario Batali, Alex Guarnaschelli, and Tom Colicchio, among many others—Cowin takes on over 100 recipes dear to her heart and ideal for the home cook. With every dish, she attains a critical new skill, learning invaluable lessons along the way from the hero chefs who help her discover exactly where she goes wrong.

Hilarious and heartwarming, encouraging and instructional, MASTERING MY MISTAKES IN THE KITCHEN will inspire anyone who loves a good meal but fears its preparation. Featuring gorgeous full color photography, it is an intimate, hands-on cooking guide from a fellow foodie and amateur home chef, designed to help even the biggest kitchen phobics overcome their reluctance, with delicious results.

MASTERINGMYMISTAKES.COM


BRIAN WHITMAN AND JENNIFER HORN FROM WHAT'S TRENDING TODAY JOIN MIKE AND PAUL FOR A FAST FOOD REPORT!