We're Talking with Leo Pearlstein About His Latest Book, Celebrity Stew!
"Celebrity Stew" shares Leo Pearlstein's behind-the-scenes adventures with Hollywood's royalty over the last 50 years. The book also highlights over 200 rare and nostalgic photos of many of Hollywood's biggest stars during his publicity campaigns. This includes photos of Steve Allen, who wrote the book's Foreword, Mickey Rooney, Bob Hope, Phyllis Diller, Abbot & Costello, Groucho Marx, Dinah Shore, and many others. The book gives a great overview of the public relations industry, while being fun, educational, and entertaining.
Friday, July 22, join winemaker Steve Rasmussen and proprietor Doug Circle on a tour of Sierra Madre Vineyard exploring their eight different clones of Chardonnay specifically matched to each block within the vineyard. Barrel samples and finished wines highlighting the diversity of Chardonnay selections and rootstock material will be presented and tasted with experts in Chardonnay growing and winemaking. Friday night, Sierra Madre Vineyards celebrates their 40th anniversary at THE CHARDONNAY SYMPOSIUM welcome feast featuring delicious Santa Maria style barbecue paired with Sierra Madre’s award winning Chardonnays.
July 23, Saturday’s premier, full-day event begins with two morning educational sessions at Bien Nacido Vineyards and Tantara Winery, featuring distinguished panels of celebrity and winemaker panels headlined by two of the foremost wine experts in the industry, Wine Enthusiast Columnist Steve Heimoff and The Wine Bible author Karen MacNeil. Full-day attendees are invited to Au Bon Climat/Qupe Winery for a gourmet luncheon featuring the Santa Maria Valley’s finest cuisine. The relaxed environment will provide an ideal time to sip wine and further discuss the nuances of Chardonnay with some of the Symposium’s presenters and keynote speakers.
The Grand Chardonnay Tasting takes place on Saturday afternoon at the beautiful Byron Vineyard and Winery. This expanded tasting will afford guests the opportunity to sample world class Chardonnays from 60 Washington, Oregon, Sonoma and California Central Coast wineries, and pair them with fine cuisine provided by local restaurants and caterers.
The Catalan Festival at Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards pairs the unique spirit of Catalonia with the world-class quality of California sparkling and still wines. A celebration of the winery’s Spanish roots and the opening of the winery in July 1986, the Catalan Festival is now in its 25th year. In 2011, join us in celebrating our 25th Anniversary.
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