Thursday, June 23, 2016

6/23 CHAMPION BBQ PITMASTER MIKE PETERS, HEATHER MURAN, SAN LUIS OBISPO WINE COUNTRY ROLL OUT THE BARRELS

CHAMPION BBQ PITMASTER MIKE PETERS GIVES GRILLING TIPS FOR A 4TH OF JULY MENU EXPLODING WITH FLAVOR  

The 4th of July is the biggest grilling day of the year and the perfect opportunity to show off your skills at the grill. Grab your apron and treat your guests to a flavorful menu they will enjoy more than the fireworks display!

To help backyard chefs prepare an epic menu, Great American BBQ tour host Mike Peters will share his grilling expertise with tips and recipes for upgrading your grilled chicken game and how to add smoky flavor to your grilled goods like a pro pit master – no smoker required!

Mike knows a thing or two about making magic on the grill. Peters has been a member of the Kansas City Barbeque Society since 2008. He and his wife Christine travel the country preaching the “Gospel of Q” as the hosts of the Great American BBQ tour and KCBS ambassadors to the world.

 How to get smoky pit master-quality flavor in your backyard:
Upgrade your classic grilled chicken with an extra layer of bold flavor
Make ribs on the grill that your guests will swear came straight from a smoker
Add high-flavor seasonings to seafood like salmon for quick summer weeknight dinners

ABOUT MIKE PETERS:
Mike Peters’ competition roots began in 2003 at the “Rock’n Ribs BBQ Festival” in Springfield, Missouri. Since then, he has built a resume that includes numerous category and event championships, including qualifying and competing in the prestigious “Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational.” Since 2008, Mike and his wife Christine have been traveling the country teaching festival attendees and fans about the “Gospel of Q” as the charming and affable hosts of the “Great American BBQ” tour. As tour hosts, they are the Kansas City Barbeque Society’s ambassadors to the world. During the past five years, the Peters’ have journeyed tens of thousands of miles across the nation and back, acting as the voice of KCBS and promoting BBQ while teaching professional grilling tips and tricks to millions of festival attendees. This is now their ninth year touring. Mike Peters has served on the KCBS board for four years and last year he was President.


HEATHER MURAN – EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, SAN LUIS OBISPO WINE COUNTRY – ROLL OUT THE BARRELS WEEKEND (THURS-SUN, JUNE 23-26)

The wineries of SLO Wine Country boast an average distance of just five miles from the Pacific Ocean, resulting in prevailing marine conditions that are among the most pronounced of any wine region in California.

SLO Wine Country includes two small adjoining American Viticultural Areas—the Edna Valley and Arroyo Grande Valley—and other nearby winegrowing areas.  Each of these areas shares a unifying proximity to the ocean, as well as to each other. Collectively, these growing conditions forge a unifying wine quality that is native to SLO Wine Country:

Cool
The reliable cooling effect of the nearby Pacific Ocean ensures a long growing season, enabling the grapes to achieve physiological ripeness and natural balance. Cool-climate varietals such as Chardonnay and Pinot Noir excel in the heart of SLO Wine Country, and even the warmest areas benefit from considerable marine influence.  

Consistent
The ocean proximity also exerts a moderating effect on the climate, minimizing temperature swings so that growing conditions are rarely hot or cold. The result is an extraordinarily steady growing season that fosters balanced ripening and consistent quality from vintage to vintage.

Complex
The imprint of the ocean is also evident in SLO Wine Country's uncommonly complex soils, which are frequently riddled with ancient sea fossils. Soil variation enables the winegrower to mix and match varietals to specific soil profiles, or to add more "colors" to the palette of a single varietal, heightening overall quality and complexity.

ROLL OUT THE BARRELS WEEKEND
Come Roll Out the Barrels with us all weekend long! 

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016
Barrels in the Plaza
Downtown San Luis Obispo Mission Plaza
Tickets:
4:30pm Early Entry, $100
5:30 General Admission, $80
Break out the Barrels!  We'll be featuring over 50 wineries and restaurants dishing out world class wines and tantalizing treats for Thursday evening's “Barrels in The Plaza” grand tasting in the heart of downtown San Luis Obispo City, adjacent to the historic Mission de Tolosa.

Friday, June 24th, 2016
Taste the Coast Collaborative Winemaker Dinner
Claiborne & Churchill Winery
2649 Carpenter Canyon Rd, San Luis Obispo
Participating Wineries: Claiborne & Churchill, Peloton Cellars, Stephen Ross, Tolosa, and Verdad
Tickets: $160 per person
"Taste the Coast" under the stars at Claiborne & Churchill Winery and join our winemakers for a night of epic wine pairings, partnered with five courses of locally sourced and produced cuisine, prepared by famed local chef Brian Collins of Ember Restaurant.

Friday, Saturday & Sunday, June 25th & 26th
Adventures in SLO Wine Country
Hosted at various participating tasting rooms throughout San Luis Obispo Wine Country
We've got a weekend full of adventures with the winemakers!  Walk the vineyards, barrel sample the new vintage, and enjoy open houses and festivities all weekend long.

WWW.SLOWINE.COM

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

06/22 LARRY LIPSON, AFFORDABLE WINE REPORT, HEALTH EXPERT JIM MORELLI

LARRY LIPSON – 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.


HEALTH EXPERT JIM MORELLI SHARES TIPS ON  STAYING FIT, ACTIVE AND HEALTHY THROUGH THE SUMMER SWELTER

With summer finally here, many of us are anxious to bask in the glow of the sunshine and head out to get active! But with the allure of summer comes the bummers- We’ve got Health Expert Jim Morelli here to help us stay healthy and safe for all your summer activities!

SUMMER HEALTH  & FITNESS

Could it be true? Is summer weather FINALLY on the horizon?!

The winter has been ROUGH for most of us, no matter where we live, and many of us are anxious to bask in the glow of the sunshine and head out to enjoy the joys of the warmer weather. You may find your desire to get out of the gym and into the fresh air growing stronger and hopefully you’re inspired to set goals for fitness, health and activity.

Don’t forget, though, that with the allure of summer comes the bummers- Dehydration, exhaustion, injuries, bug Bites, sunburn… But don’t sweat it! Health Expert Jim Morelli is here to help you stay healthy and safe for all your summer activities.

Jim Morelli worked as a pharmacist and poison control specialist before switching to print and eventually television journalism. His publication credits include numerous magazine and newspaper articles, as well as two books, Poison: How to Handle The Hazardous Substances in Your Home and Working Out on the Road. He has worked as a writer for WebMD and as a reporter and anchor for CNN and CNN Headline News.

JIM WILL TALK ABOUT:
Making health a priority during our busy summer schedules
The importance of hydration and nutrition
How to keep active on sweltering summer days
Health advice for every member of the family

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

06/21 LARRY VAN AALST, SONOMA WINE REPORT, EQUUS AT THE FOUNTAIN GROVE, DR. ROBERT SMALL, BOB’S HAND CRAFTED ICE CREAMS

LARRY VAN AALST – HOST, SONOMA WINE REPORT – CELEBRATING EQUUS AT THE FOUNTAINGROVE INN AND SPA'S 30TH ANNIVERSARY

LARRY HOSTS A WEEKLY PROGRAM LIVE FROM THE FOUNTAIN GROVE INNA AND SPA ON CRN. HE IS ALSO AN EXPERT ON WINE WHO IS SOUGHT AFTER FOR EVENTS, TASTINGS AND MAJOR SOMMELIER EVENTS IN THE SAN FRANCISCO AREA. HE COMMENTS ON THE INDUSTRY AND HIS THOUGHTS ABOUT WINE.

EQUUS AT THE FOUNTAINGROVE INN AND SPA FIRST OPENED THIRTY YEARS AGO TODAY!

The Steakhouse @ Equus offers a warm and inviting dining experience. Executive chef Doug Mahoney presents an enticing menu of the highest quality steaks, seafood, and sides which highlight fresh, local ingredients.


WWW.FOUNTAINGROVEINN.COM


DR. ROBERT SMALL – DR. BOB’S HAND CRAFTED ICE CREAMS

Small-batch, hand-mixed and hand-packed premium ice cream noted for its unique flavors,quality ingredients and richness.

ABOUT DR. BOB’S HAND CRAFTED ICE CREAMS:
Dr. Bob's HandCrafted IceCreams is a high butterfat, intensely flavored ice cream created in 1999 by Dr. Robert Small, a professor at Cal Poly University in Pomona, California. A lover of ice cream since early childhood, Bob wanted to produce a premium ice cream using only the finest ingredients available worldwide offering an alternative to major brands.

Dr. Bob won so many gold medals at the Los Angeles County Fair that they asked him “If we build an ice cream plant for you will you come?” The answer was yes and this is where Dr. Bob’s IceCreams resides today. In addition to his success at the Los Angeles County Fair, Dr. Bob's has received widespread recognition for its ice cream from national, state and local media including featured segments on the Food Network and The Today Show.

Dr. Bob currently sells his ice cream to specialty retail stores, restaurants, hotels and clubs throughout California and the US, developing unique flavors in the wholesale market and has 6-Packs available for purchase online. Just wait until you sample the best ice cream you've ever tasted.

ABOUT DR. BOB
Dr. Bob Small is the general partner of Dr. Bob’s Handcrafted Ice Creams, manufacturing premium ice cream sold at gourmet markets and food stores, restaurants, clubs and hotels throughout California, over the Internet, and at the Los Angeles County Fair. Dr. Bob’s Ice Creams was most recently highlighted on the Today Show and has been reviewed by a number of national and California magazines and newspapers. Bob is professor emeritus and former dean (twice) of Cal Poly Pomona’s Collins College of Hospitality Management where he most recently taught wine and beverage courses. He completed a university textbook, Beverage Basics: Understanding and Appreciating Wine, Beer, and Spirits, released by John Wiley in fall 2011. He also judges at several international wine competitions throughout the country and leads trips on wine, food and culture to Europe for alumni and friends of the College and University. His favorite flavor of ice cream is Scharffen Berger Really Dark Chocolate.

PREMIUM ICE CREAM MADE THE DR. BOB'S WAY

Unique Flavors
Strawberries with Sour Cream and Brown Sugar, Brown Sugar Pecan, Vanilla Peanut Butter Chunk

Quality Ingredients
Tahitian and Madagascar vanilla, Southern roasted pecans, Argentinean caramels

Intense Flavors
Created by using more flavorings and key ingredients

Richness
16 percent butter-fat content

WWW.DRBOBSICECREAM.COM

Monday, June 20, 2016

6/20 IAN BLACKBURN, WINE LA, DONNA VIEIRA, CHASE CONSUMER BANKING, ELIZABETH WERNER

IAN BLACKBURN – WINE LA – UPCOMING EVENTS 

ZIN&OUT: IN'N'OUT VS. SHAKE SHACK - JUNE 25, 2016
In-N-Out & Shake Shack: the West Coast's and East Coast's favorite burger joints.  We're pairing up the burgers with the best Zinfandels currently on the market to find out how they compare! This amazing event is being hosted at the brand new Leica Flagship location in West Hollywood. We will be featuring over 14 Zinfandel producers and look forward to having you join us!!  WineLA is Los Angeles’ most trusted source for wine education and events.  What started as LearnAboutWine.com in 1995 is now wineLA and the new LearnAboutWine.com is on the way….  Our events are upscale, intimate, in great locations, and feature top quality wines. This is what a Cheeseburger is all about…. ZIN & OUT !

OTHER UPCOMING CLASSES & TASTINGS
Sun, June 26 - Wine Camp - Eat.Drink.Americano
Sun, July 10 - LAW School - 4 Week Credential Program
Sun, July 10 - Wine Camp - Eat.Drink.Americano
Mon, July 11 - LAW School - 4 Week Credential Program
Sat, July 16 - Wine Business 101 - wineLA Loft
Sat, July 16 - Exploring Champagne - Eat.Drink.Americano
Wed, July 26 - STARS of Pinot - Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills
Thurs, July 27 - Cult Dinner ft. Screaming Eagle v. Bordeaux - BOA Restaurant

ABOUT WINELA
wineLA is about enhancing the wine culture of Los Angeles. To do so, wine must be in rhythm with fashion, music, food and other beverages.  It must take advantage of the geography, the architecture and the centers of interest. Los Angeles is a giant playground with an amazing array of venues, spaces, wine bars, restaurants, beaches, roof tops, gardens, and magical views. We want to be a part of the LA lifestyle, the wine lifestyle, and celebrate the people, the place and the passion.

wineLA will promote significant events, occasional classes, and tastings of merit. This is phase two of what we started 20 years ago at LearnAboutWine.com - America’s first wine education website and first in wine event creation. LearnAboutWine will now evolve onto a digital platform; the transformation will take some time; so we will slowly rebrand our event efforts onto wineLA, reduce the number of activities we focus on, and elevate our efforts to focus on the next big thing… Doing what is best for the wine industry and the communities we serve.  Edicts:  innovate, evolve and excite.

We thank you for joining our newsletter, we will be sending fewer emails and packing them with amazing content. We want to be your wine content provider and would love to hear about your favorite places, your music, your locations - we want to be under the influence of what ignites your passion for Los Angeles.

WWW.WINELA.COM


DONNA VIEIRA, CMO OF CHASE CONSUMER BANKING - DIGITAL ADOPTION AND HOW TECHNOLOGY IS CHANGING THE BANKING INDUSTRY

U.S. CONSUMERS RELY ON MOBILE PHONE AS MOST PRIZED POSSESSION 

It’s no secret that mobile banking is the way of the future, and Americans are more attached to their cell phones than ever. A recent Chase survey found that people would rather lose their wedding ring (19%) or a family heirloom (18%) than their cell phone (32%). And to keep up with busy schedules, consumers are taking advantage of banking-on-the-go. Mobile phone users tap into their bank accounts via an app at work (51%), on a coffee or smoking break (35%) or while eating at a restaurant (31%). Consumers also want to feel more empowered to leave their wallets at home. Half of Americans (51%) have either lost or forgotten their card when they needed it,, prefer to pay using their phone vs. credit card or cash (48%) and plan to make payments with mobile phones more in the next five years (46%).

Donna Vieira, CMO of Chase Consumer Bank, wants to help us make the most of our mobile banking experience. She will discuss:

  • Results and key findings from a recent study on mobile banking and digital adoption
  • Advancements being developed for banking apps, including updated Chase QuickPay, which is featured nationally in a new TV commercial with NBA pro Steph Curry
  • Tips on how to get the most out of your banking app

ABOUT THE SURVEY
To uncover insights around digital banking knowledge and habits of Americans, Chase conducted a telephone and online survey. The telephone survey is among a nationally representative sample of 1,008 adults (18 years old and older) living in the continental United States.  The online survey is among a nationally representative sample of 1,500 adults (18 years old and older) living in the continental United States, with an oversample to obtain 200 respondents in the following cities: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, Phoenix, Columbus, Miami, and San Diego. The surveys were conducted between April 19th and April 26th with a margin of error of +/- 3 percent at the national level and +/-7 percent at the local market level with a 95% confidence level.

ABOUT DONNA:
Donna Vieira is the Chief Marketing Officer for Chase Consumer Banking and Chase Wealth Management, which serves over 20 million households. She leads the development of strategic marketing initiatives to grow deposit and investment balances and customer relationships; ensure that our branches reflect the best of our brand and drive digital marketing transformation to solidify customer engagement. Donna was previously the Product and Marketing Head for Chase Business Banking, where she led product and innovation development across the deposit, lending and payment businesses. She is the driving force behind the highly successful Chase Masters Campaign. A seasoned executive with a reputation for driving strong results, Donna has extensive product, marketing and general management experience at major companies including Merrill Lynch and American Express. She was recently appointed as a member of the prestigious Executive Leadership Council, the preeminent organization for the development of global black leaders. Donna is a recipient of the Harlem YMCA Black Achievers in Industry award recognizing her professional and community leadership.  She serves on the Advisory Board of Bank 2.0 which focuses on improving opportunities for the under-banked.  She lives in New Jersey with her husband and two children.


THE TOY INDUSTRY’S PREMIER PLAYER, ELIZABETH WERNER, TALKS SUMMER FUN IN THE SUN

Summer is here, and your viewers are looking for tips and tricks to fill their kids’ appetites for fun! A combination of outdoor activities and indoor play is a fabulous way to spend a fun day.
Toy Industry’s Premier Player, Elizabeth Werner is on hand and available to talk summer toy trends.

SPECIFICALLY, HERE IS WHAT WE ARE “PLAYING WITH”
Outdoor Adventures – Elizabeth will show, tell and demo the best and most exciting outdoor activities of the season    
The Sky is the Limit – Elizabeth will show and demo the hover, flip and fly functions of the coolest camera drone
The Greatest in Gaming – Elizabeth will show and demo new games to play indoors or outside

ABOUT ELIZABETH
Elizabeth Werner is a renowned toy industry expert. Werner has appeared on dozens of broadcast outlets including The View, Fox & Friends, CNN and Access Hollywood to discuss the latest industry trends. Werner also appears as a regular child lifestyle expert on QVC. She was recognized by the Women in Toy Association as the “woman to watch in the toy industry.”

Friday, June 17, 2016

06/17 LOUIS DE FAUTEREAU, GH MUMM CHAMPAGNE, NINA TYLER, GOOGLE SEARCH TRENDS EXPERT, STEVE EVANS

LOUIS DE FAUTEREAU, GLOBAL BRAND DIRECTOR FOR GH MUMM CHAMPAGNE - THE BOLDER, THE BETTER. THE NEW MUMM BOTTLE IS MAKING ITS DEBUT AT A STORE NEAR YOU

1827 - AT THE HEART OF CHAMPAGNE SINCE 1827

The first pages of the Maison MUMM fabled winemaking history were written long before 1827, its official founding date; the Mumm family, whose lineage includes barons and knights, dates back to the 12th century. Already in 1761, the family had launched a business as wine producers and merchants based in Cologne, Germany under the name “P.A.Mumm”, after its owner Peter Arnold Mumm. The company owned large vineyards in the Rhine valley, where it created its own wines.

In the early years of the 19th century, Peter Arnold Mumm's three sons, Gottlieb, Jacobus and Philipp, recognised the sales potential of the outstanding sparkling wines produced in the Champagne region of France. As Germany and France enjoyed good relations at the time, the Mumm brothers made the bold decision to establish a new branch of the family company in the Champagne region, creating a branch office in Reims with the assistance of a local representative, G.Heuser.

From the outset, quality was the key watchword for the partners in this new entity formed in 1827, and it has remained so for all of their successors. This approach would be encapsulated in the motto penned by Georges Hermann Mumm: "Only the best".

THE BOLDER, THE BETTER. THE NEW MUMM BOTTLE IS MAKING ITS DEBUT AT A STORE NEAR YOU.

Actor Kellan Lutz attempts the most DARING DELIVERY of the new Mumm champagne bottle to New York City (film to premiere on the 14th)
 
The House of Mumm dared him and now Actor Kellan Lutz will see if he can win. Lutz attempts the most daring delivery of the new Mumm champagne bottle to New York City when he endeavors to share the first new Mumm Grand Cordon with an engaged and eagerly-waiting crowd.

A high-speed, all-action movie, which epitomizes the House values of passion and daring, was also created with acting star Kellan Lutz, who attracted international attention in The Twilight Saga. In the film, he is joined by Maison Mumm Cellar Master Didier Mariotti on a mission to deliver the Mumm Grand Cordon bottle from the cellars in Reims to the launch party in New York in a limited time and in the most daring way possible.

The film uses cutting-edge techniques – in particular first-person POV –to create an immersive experience that engrosses the audience in the action from the beginning. Viewers become a “third character” within the movie, actually feeling what it is like to be Didier Mariotti as he makes a daredevil skydive to land next to the New-York skyline, or as he and Kellan Lutz race through the streets of Manhattan on a motorcycle. All the emotions and sensations of this daring adventure are captured with exceptional intensity.

WWW.MUMM.COM/EN


NINA TYLER - GOOGLE SEARCH TRENDS EXPERT - WEEKLY TOP SEARCH TRENDS

Google’s Top Search Trends program provides a revealing — and sometimes surprising — look at the people, places and topics that send the country searching for answers each week. Topics That Fascinated the U.S. Selected from Millions of INTERNET Searches!

Hear the hottest content on the web each week directly from the source! Become part of Google’s weekly Top Search Trends program to find out what news makers and trends are capturing the imagination of the country each week. Encompassing searches from across pop culture, sports, music, politics, news, and more Nina will discuss five of the hottest trending queries on the web.

TOP TRENDS:
Orlando, Florida
Alligator
NBA Finals
Finding Dory
World Health Organization

TOP YOUTUBE VIDEO:
Battlefield 1 Official Gameplay Trailer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pY3hlQEOc0

GOOGLE.COM/TRENDS



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.