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!

Friday, October 17, 2014

10/17 LARRY MANETTI, QVC, SUNNY ANDERSON, NYC WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL, STEVE EVANS

LARRY MANETTI – ACTOR, AUTHOR AND RADIO PERSONALITY - QVC APPEARANCE NEXT WEEK

Larry will be on QVC this Wednesday 10/22/14 at 1pm PT | 4pm ET featuring meatballs

BIO:
Larry Manetti started acting in his hometown of Chicago. After studying acting with the Ted List Theater Players, Larry drove to Los Angeles in 1972. Larry landed an agent and was sent to Universal Studios to audition for an opening as a contract player.  Luck was on his side. Jack Webb was casting a new series for NBC called The Chase. Larry played a young detective.  After attending acting school at Sal Dano's at night and doing bit parts by day, he scored. Baa Baa Black Sheep was being produced and cast at Universal, and the now famous writer Stephen J. Cannell was the executive producer and the role was a natural for Larry. He was cast as a cocky, hot shot pilot named Bobby Boyle. The show was a big hit for NBC but was cancelled within two years. Because the network was so impressed with Larry's on-screen presence, they cast him in a new series called The Duke. Bad luck! The Duke was cancelled in one year. Larry was back to playing whatever Universal told him to. Hoping to catch lighting in a jar, along came Magnum, P.I. and the role of Rick. This was his elevator...the show became a mega-hit for 8 years. Since Magnum, P.I., Larry has done co-starring roles in 25 feature films and guest starred on many hot TV shows. Larry is the author of a book titled Aloha Magnum. As for the future ... just follow his jet stream!

Be sure to tune into Larry's radio show every Tuesday at 4pm PT on CRN!

WWW.LARRYMANETTI.COM


FOOD NETWORK’S SUNNY ANDERSON – LIVE AT THE NYC WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL WITH COOKING TIPS FOR FAMILIES AND TRAVELERS ON THE GO

LIVE FROM THE FOOD NETWORK NEW YORK CITY WINE AND FOOD FESTIVAL! JOIN FOOD NETWORK’S SUNNY ANDERSON FOR ALL THE ACTION

The Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE pays homage to one of the greatest dining cities in the world and is the only Festival in New York to bring together both legendary culinary icons from around the globe and America’s most beloved television chefs. One of those beloved chefs is Food Network personality Sunny Anderson and she will be bringing you all the action from inside the Grand Tasting at Pier 94 LIVE!

From her military-brat upbringing to her travels around the country in search of local flavors, Sunny’s “real life” is spent on the road, and she knows the importance of a home-cooked meal, even while away from home. Sunny shares her recipes and tips in a partnership with Extended Stay America hotels in “Away From Home Cooking” -- an on-the-go cookbook featured in Extended Stay America’s hotel room kitchens so travelers can skip fast food and empty calories while having the comforting taste of home wherever they are.

About Sunny Anderson:
Sunny Anderson hosts Food Network’s newest show The Kitchen as well as Cooking For Real. After years of cooking for her music industry friends, she started catering while a DJ at New York  City’s  HOT  97,  and  became  the  food  and  lifestyle  editor  at  Hip  Hop  Weekly.  Sunny appears regularly on the Rachael Ray Show and the Today Show, is a contributor to O, The Oprah Magazine’s food section, and is often in Food Network Magazine, Essence, and People. Sunny’s first cookbook Sunny’s Kitchen: Easy Food for Real Life hit stores Sept. 17, 2013 and reached the New York Time’s bestseller list just 10 days later. Sunny lives in Brooklyn, N.Y.


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 16, 2014

10/16 MORGAN MCLAUGHLIN, SANTA BARBARA COUNTY VINTNERS ASSOCIATION, CELEBRATION OF HARVEST, DANIEL STERN, MANHATTAN, WGN AMERICA

MORGAN MCLAUGHLIN – EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE SANTA BARBARA COUNTY VINTNERS ASSOCIATION – CELEBRATION OF HARVEST RE-CAP

The highlight of the Celebration of Harvest Weekend was the Festival... a Grand Tasting and Silent Auction on Saturday, October 11 at Old Mission Santa InĂ©s. Guests Tasted wine from all 100+ winery members, enjoyed food sampling from the area’s finest restaurants, caterers, and food purveyors, and listened to live music.

About the Santa Barbara County Vintners’ Association
The Santa Barbara County Vintners’ Association is a non-profit organization (501c6) founded in 1983 to support and promote Santa Barbara County as a premium wine producing and wine grape growing region. The Vintners’ Association produces festivals, seminars, and wine tastings as well as providing information to consumers and the wine and travel media.

Through the Santa Barbara Vintners’ Foundation, the Association contributes to the community through local charitable, art and educational and scholarship organizations with proceeds from its various events, such as Santa Barbara Wine Auction, held every other year and benefitting Direct Relief International, and silent auctions at all the Association’s festivals.

 WWW.SBCOUNTYWINES.COM


ACTOR DANIEL STERN - THE FICTIONAL YET HISTORICAL TV SERIES "MANHATTAN" 

CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED DRAMA CREATED BY SAM SHAW AND DIRECTED BY EMMY AWARD®-WINNING THOMAS SCHLAMME EARNS SECOND SEASON ORDER

Produced by Lionsgate Television, Skydance Television and Tribune Studios, Series Stars Emmy®-Nominated John Benjamin Hickey and Olivia Williams

Among television's most widely praised new series of the year, "Manhattan" is scheduled for its season one finale on SUNDAY, October 19 at 10:00 p.m. ET/9:00 p.m. CT on WGN America. The second season of "Manhattan" will begin production next Spring for a 2015 debut.

"Manhattan" is set against the backdrop of the greatest race against time in the history of science -- the mission to build the world's first atomic bomb. The series follows the brilliant but flawed scientists and their families in Los Alamos as they attempt to coexist in a world where secrets and lies infiltrate every aspect of their lives.

 “Manhattan,” WGN America’s second original series, averages 1,223,000 Total Viewers in Live + 7 viewing on Sunday nights.

ABOUT DANIEL STERN
Daniel Jacob Stern (born August 28, 1957) is an American film and television actor. He is known for his roles in the Hollywood films Breaking Away, C.H.U.D., Diner, City Slickers, the first two Home Alone films, where he played bandit Marv Murchens, and as the narrator for the television series The Wonder Years.

In 1979, Stern made his movie debut as Cyril in Breaking Away. The following year he played a student who raised objections during Jill Clayburgh's proof of the snake lemma in the film It's My Turn. His breakthrough role as Laurence "Shrevie" Schreiber came in Barry Levinson's Diner. He had another early film role in the 1984 horror film C.H.U.D., as the soup kitchen C.H.U.D. hunter. Stern was a candidate for the role of Biff Tannen in the 1985 filmBack to the Future, but Stern turned the role down and was replaced by Thomas F. Wilson.

Stern has played characters in a number of comedic roles, such as Phil Berquist in the City Slickers movies; Marv Murchens the burglar in the first two Home Alone movies (Home Alonein 1990 and Home Alone 2 in 1992). However, he declined to play the character once again in the fourth installment of the franchise; he also starred as Max in Bushwhacked. He provided the voice of the narrator on the TV series The Wonder Years, which starred Fred Savage as Kevin Arnold. As narrator, Stern played the adult Kevin Arnold, remembering his youth. Stern and Savage were also featured together in Little Monsters, in which Stern played the father of Savage's character. Stern provided the voice for the main character of the Dilbert animated TV series, based on the comic strip by Scott Adams. Stern directed several episodes of The Wonder Years and the feature film Rookie of the Year.

Stern was originally offered the role of Dale Gribble in King of the Hill but the role was offered to Johnny Hardwick when a salary agreement could not be reached.

Outside of acting and directing, Stern works as an artist, specializing in bronze sculpture.

WWW.WGNAMERICA.COM

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

10/15 LARRY LIPSON, DR. WILLIAM DAVIS, WHEAT BELLY TOTAL HEALTH



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.
                                                 

                                             
DR. WILLIAM DAVIS, MD - WHEAT BELLY TOTAL HEALTH: THE ULTIMATE GRAIN-FREE HEALTH AND WEIGHT-LOSS LIFE PLAN

The #1 New York Times bestseller Wheat Belly, shook the foundations of the diet world when author and renowned cardiologist Dr. William Davis revealed that an epidemic of adverse health effects—from mysterious rashes and high blood sugar to stubborn belly fat (so-called "wheat bellies")—could be banished forever with one simple step: Saying goodbye to wheat. In the much anticipated sequel to Wheat Belly, WHEAT BELLY TOTAL HEALTH: The Ultimate Grain-Free Health and Weight-Loss Life Plan (Rodale Books; ISBN: 978-1-62336-408-3; September 16, 2014; $26.99), Dr. Davis takes a grain-free lifestyle to unprecedented levels and helps readers take command over their lives in the aftermath of wheat.

Many lessons have been learned since the original Wheat Belly was released and WHEAT BELLY TOTAL HEALTH is packed with new tips and strategies that heal the damage caused by a grain-filled diet. Dr. Davis walks readers through understanding these strategies and putting them to use so they can take their health several steps higher, even if you’ve already experienced significant improvements by eliminating wheat from your diet.  WHEAT BELLY TOTAL HEALTH addresses not just how to go grain free, but also discusses the different issues that arise on everyone's unique journey to optimal health.

Readers will learn not just how and why you must say no to grains, but how you can achieve a level of radiant health and well-being.  In Part I of WHEAT BELLY TOTAL HEALTH, Dr. Davis exposes the hidden history of wheat production and explains why complete grain elimination is essential for total health. In Part II, he dives into the nitty-gritty of how to master a grain-free lifestyle, including surviving wheat-withdrawal symptoms and what to try if weight loss has stalled. In Part III, Dr. Davis shows readers how to improve their health even further in life after wheat. This includes how to achieve new heights of energy, sleep, mental clarity, mood, bowel function, endocrine health, metabolic health, physical performance, and more. The book also features helpful resources such as handy shopping lists, delicious grain-free recipes, and a list of hidden sources of grains.

WHEAT BELLY TOTAL HEALTH includes stunning testimonials and before/after photographs from individuals who’ve restored their health and lives by going grain-free.  In life after wheat, you’ll feel unrestrained, unimpaired, and unstoppable.

About the Author:
WILLIAM DAVIS, MD, is a cardiologist who believes that health should be in the hands of the public, so he advocates unique, insightful, and cutting-edge strategies to help individuals discover the health hidden within them.  His blog, wheatbellyblog.com, has been visited by millions of people.  Dr. Davis has shared his passion for wheat-free living on national television shows including The Dr. Oz Show and CBS This Morning. He is also the author of Wheat Belly, Wheat Belly Cookbook, and Wheat Belly 30-Minute (Or Less!) Cookbook.  He lives in Wisconsin.