Friday, May 27, 2011

5/30 Beer Event in Wash. DC, Beaches of America, Cindy Laverty, Jim Fiolek,

What's Cookin' Today Hour ONE:

Irene Firmat & Jamie Emmerson Tell Us About the Savor Craft Beer Event on June 3 & 4 in Washington DC!

Now in its fourth year, SAVOR: An American Craft Beer & Food Experience returns to Washington, D.C. and expands from one to two nights. Presented by the Brewers Association (organizers of the Great American Beer Festival®), SAVOR, the benchmark of beer and food events, is a must-attend happening for beer lovers and foodies alike.

Attendees will sample craft beers from 72 small and independent craft brewers who team up with a duo of expert chefs to pair each craft beer with delicious savory and sweet dishes. Educational salons and private tasting salons will provide additional opportunities for attendees to interact with some of America’s most talented craft brewers and chefs.

Dr. Leatherman Tells Us About America's Top 10 Beaches!

A professor of coastal research at Miami’s Florida International University, Dr. Leatherman is one of the world’s leading authorities on coastal sciences, having authored or edited more than 16 books and written hundreds of journal articles on the subject. His much-anticipated yearly ranking of America’s top beaches has become a media favorite, with past contenders including gorgeous strands of shoreline in places like Hawaii, the California coast, the rocky cliffs of the Pacific Northwest, all the way to the windswept shores of the Carolinas and the exclusive hideaways of the Hamptons.

With more than 90,000 miles of American coastline to scour, it’s no easy task to find the best beach. Fifty criteria are used to evaluate beaches, which include water and sand quality as well as safety and environmental management. According to his website, “His annual list of America’s Top 10 Beaches is to the travel and tourism industry what the Oscar is to the movie industry.” It’s tough work, but someone’s gotta do it. The Oprah Winfrey Show profiled him for having one the best jobs in the nation.

What's Cookin' Today Hour TWO:

We're Talking With Cindy Laverty, Owner or The Care Company & Host of the Cindy Laverty Show!

While caring for her ill and aging former father-in-law for several years, Cindy Laverty discovered that compassionate caregiving was her true calling and formed The Care Company, a southern California-based home care provider.

Today, as a leading spokesperson for the industry, Ms. Laverty has expanded her commitment to helping caregivers help others, through her entertaining, educational and insightful advice driven radio show. Her warm, yet practical approach to the process of caregiving provides listeners with first step knowledge and resources they can use to manage their lives and those they care for more peacefully.

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Jim Fiolek, Exec. Director of the Santa Barbara County Vintner's Association, Tells Us About the Memorial Day in Santa Barbara Wine Country!

The Santa Barbara County Vintners' Association is a non-profit organization 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 tastings and provides information to consumers and the wine and travel media.

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