Wednesday, June 1, 2011

6/2 Beautiful Skin, Summer Safety, Pinot Days, Napa Valley Wine Auction

What's Cookin' Today Hour ONE:

We're Talking to Dermatologist Dr. Linda Stein Gold and Celebrity Make-Up Artist Collier Strong About How to Have and Keep Great Skin!

We're taking a looking at getting breakouts under control and valuable tips you need to know for healthier, radiant skin. Adults are often embarrassed and confused when they begin to experience acne so the first step to healthy skin is getting informed.

June is National Acne Awareness Month, the perfect time to get education about this condition and what we can do to avoid it. Dr. Linda Stein Gold, dermatologist at the Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, MI, will provide information about acne and how to reduce pesky breakouts, along with Collier Strong, celebrity make-up artist for L'Oreal Paris and Project Runway who will share his tried -and- true tips, the same quick fixes he use on our favorite celebrities.

What's Cookin' Today Hour TWO:

Lisa Rigisich Tells Us About Pinot Days in San Francisco. It's Coming Up on June 18th!

Pinot Days San Francisco celebrates the amazing noble grape in all its gloriously diverse styles, and this year’s offering is more broad and complete than ever. 220 artisan winemakers representing every domestic pinot noir region will pour the fruits of their craft, each sharing their unique interpretation of pinot noir and the stories of their winemaking.

This year’s event includes the largest presence of Oregon producers ever gathered outside of Oregon. If you love Oregon pinot, this is a great opportunity to go deep. But don’t stop there; please taste pinot of all regions and styles, no matter what your particular stylistic preference because good pinot is good pinot, and the proof will be in your glass.

Detour over to our Burgundy Corner where Jean Charles Boisset pours the best of Burgundy and tells the story of his journey from there to California. Wander from a Santa Rita Hills producer to one from the Santa Cruz Mountains. Taste how pinot from Sonoma Coast is different from Santa Lucia Highlands pinot. No matter what preconceived notions you arrive with, leave your “camp” and go in search of great wine!

No place, no event, celebrates such great wine in so many styles. With an open mind and a ready (Riedel) glass, you will discover new favorites right and left...and sideways.

Napa Valley Vintners Communications Director, Terry Hall, Tells Us About This Weekends' Napa Valley Wine Auction!

Where wine lover and winemaker meet at the source of America's legendary wines to partake in and celebrate the best Napa Valley has to offer.

Four glorious days of incredible wine and food. Insider's access to the cool cellars and warm hospitality of renowned Napa Valley vintners. Your choice of dozens of parties, ranging from blue-jeans casual to wear-your-finest formal, each hosted by the people behind some of the world's most recognized wines.

More than 250 auction lots, yours for the bidding - from a single case of wine to trips offering experiences not available anywhere else. Return home with memories to last a lifetime and perhaps bragging rights to some amazing wines.Proceeds from this weekend support health, youth and affordable housing non-profit programs: to date, Auction Napa Valley has given $97 million to dozens of these organizations.

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