Monday, October 26, 2009

Tue Oct 27, 2009

On Today's Show:

Anne Banas, Executive Editor of
Anne has been covering travel for nearly ten years and is constantly providing insight around how travelers can save money and uncover fantastic deals. She is currently the Executive Editor of and also writes a regular column called “Escapes Under $500” that can be seen in top publications including USA Today among others. As a travel expert, Anne writes countless “how-to” articles, destination guides, travel tips and deal reviews that always keep the budget conscientious consumer in mind. Anne has also appeared on both local and national broadcast programs including the CBS Early Show, FOX Business and Chronicle Boston. She has also been featured in leading media outlets including The Associated Press, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal,, Smart Money and more. Anne is an active member of the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW).

Alison Sweeney "The Biggest Loser"
Alison Sweeney is busy juggling the roles of host for NBC’s hit reality series “The Biggest Loser” and the award-winning Sami Brady on NBC’s hit daytime drama “Days of our Lives” with her roles as a producer, author, wife and mother. Since making her debut as host for season four of “The Biggest Loser” in 2007, Sweeney has joined the hit reality series in transforming the lives of show contestants and television viewers worldwide. Having openly discussed her own weight loss struggles, Sweeney was thrilled when the show producers asked her to join the show. Since then, Sweeney has graced the cover or been featured in magazines including People, US Weekly, OK!, Pregnancy, Quick and Simple, Complete Woman, Health and many more. Her talk show appearances include “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “Ellen,” “Today,” “Rachel Ray” and segments for “Access Hollywood.” Sweeney is also an accomplished author with the 2004 release of her book, All The Days of My Life (So Far). In 2010, Simon Spotlight will publish her next book, The Mommy Diet, which will reveal the “diet” of nutrition, fitness and self-care that women can follow to look and feel fantastic . THIS WEEK BASEBALL GREAT DEREK JETER AND POPULAR CHEF CURTIS STONE GUEST STAR -- It’s an intense week on “The Biggest Loser” when the contestants learn from host Alison Sweeney that they will each face off against a player from the opposing team at weigh-in. The winner of the pop challenge gains considerable control by getting to choose who faces off against whom. Then New York Yankee and four-time World Series champ Derek Jeter gives the players a pep talk about the importance of teamwork before they embark on a wild baseball challenge. The challenge winner then gets a delicious and healthy Mediterranean meal prepared by acclaimed chef Curtis Stone. Later, one player breaks a “Biggest Loser” record at weigh-in, and then the contestants say goodbye to one of their own in the most emotional elimination so far of this season. Trainers Bob Harper and Jillian Michaels also star. TUESDAYS AT 8 PM ON NBC

Tom Silberkleit Publisher The California Directory of Fine Wineries - 4th Edition TOM SILBERKLEIT is the award-winning editor and publisher for Wine House Press in Sonoma, California. His books have been featured in USA Today, People, and on Good Morning America. California’s prestigious and celebrated wineries invite you on an irresistible journey. Covering boutique tasting rooms, working ranches, warehouse wineries, elegant estates, and intimate, family-owned vineyards, The California Directory of Fine Wineries is an essential, up-to-date guide to destinations of charm and character. Northern Region Edition Napa · Sonoma · Mendocino - Journey through the tasting rooms of a tri-county vineyard paradise… With The California Directory of Fine Wineries as your guide, you’ll wander through world-famous Napa, home of the state’s most recognized cellar landmarks. You’ll meander scenic back roads on the way to Sonoma’s premier wineries. You’ll travel to rustic Mendocino, where the winemakers themselves will pour you a glass of their specialty. This fully updated, fourth edition of The California Directory of Fine Wineries is an essential guide to both glamorous estates and intimate, family-owned vineyards.

Milt Larsen "Magic Castle" "It's Magic" THIS WEEKEND
After the Lane family moved away in the 1940s, the mansion was divided into a multi-family home, then became a home for the elderly, and was finally transformed into a maze of small apartments. By 1960, the fate of the Mansion was uncertain. Then Milt Larsen met the owner, Thomas O. Glover. Milt was a writer on the NBC TV show "Truth or Consequences." His office was on the ninth floor of a Hollywood office building that overlooked the Lane mansion. Milt's late father, William W. Larsen, Sr., was a renowned magician and had long dreamed of building an elegant private club for magicians. The Lane mansion would become that club. In September of 1961, Milt and a crew of eternally generous friends and volunteers began the extraordinary task of returning this run-down apartment building to its glorious past. After months of scraping and sanding, the rich Victorian elegance began to resurface. The Magic Castle opened its doors at 5 p.m. on January 2, 1963. Today more than four decades later, the Castle has become the world-famous "home" to the Academy of Magical Arts, Inc.and their invited guests

Ken Albert Owner Shelburne Vineyard -Vermont Hand Crafted Wines
We planted our first vines in1998. The first harvest was in Fall 2000 and the wines were first released to the public in August 2001. We have maintained organic certification by NOFA-Vt since 2000. Our new Winery/Tasting Room on Rt7 opened in Dec 2007. To date we have 3 vineyard sites in Shelburne which include the following varieties:Cayuga, LaCrescent, Louise Swenson, Marquette, St Croix, Riesling, Traminette, Vidal, Vignoles, and Zweigelt. Our new winery contains state of the art equipment including temperature jacketed stainless steel fermenting tanks controlled by a glycol chilling system, Oak cooperage, a computer controlled 16 HL press, a remote controlled pump, and an automated bottling line.