Monday, August 22, 2011

8/23 Self Publishing, Morton's Steakhouse, Winemaker Ernie Loosen

What's Cookin' Today Hour ONE:

Author Patricia Ruth Tells Us How to "Self Publish" Our Own Books

The New York Times reported that “According to a recent survey, 81 percent of people feel that they have a book in them…and should write it.” If you do the math, that represents over 200 million people in the U.S. who want to write a book in their lifetime! No wonder self-publishing is thriving as never before!

Author Patricia Ruth offers some tips and personal insights from writing press releases, to speaking at book clubs and arranging book signings.

A self-published author, Patricia has recently published and is marketing her debut novel “Holly Heights,” and is finishing her second novel. Patricia is co-owner of Broadcast Direct Communications, Inc. a broadcast PR firm that arranges interviews on TV, radio, and the internet for authors, celebrities, industry experts and business leaders. Patricia has an MBA in Marketing from St. John’s University and has worked as an executive in marketing at ABC and NBC. She is a member of the Renaissance Writers, a local writers’ group in her home town.

What's Cookin' Today Hour TWO:

We're Talking with Chris Garrison, General Manager of Morton's Steakhouse in Beverly Hills, About Our Upcoming Live Broadcast on Tuesday, August 30th!

Morton's The Steakhouse, Beverly Hills is located in the heart of the historic Beverly Hills "Restaurant Row," adjacent to the SLS Hotel, two blocks from the Beverly Center Mall, and just a mile away from the famed Sunset Strip and Rodeo Drive.

The newly renovated restaurant is a celebrity hot spot, and welcoming to both large and small groups from 10 to 190.

Come and join in on our broadcast on Tuesday night, August 30th at Morton's The Steakhouse, Beverly Hills.

We're Talking with Ernie Loosen, Winemaker and Owner of Loosen Bros.

Ernst Loosen is a German winemaker and owner of the wine producer Weingut Dr. Loosen, located just outside Bernkastel in the Mosel wineregion. With over 70,000 annual bottle production, he is one of the larger producers in the Mosel region. He is particularly known for the quality of his Rieslings, having won "Riesling of the Year" in 1989 as awarded by the German wine trade magazine Feinschmecker. In 2001, Gault-Millau named Ernst Loosen as the German winemaker of the year, and in 2005, Ernst Loosen was selected as Decanter's "Man of the Year"

The Dr. Loosen estate has been in the same family for over 200 years. When Ernst Loosen assumed ownership in 1988, he realized that with ungrafted vines averaging 60 years old in some of Germany’s best-rated vineyards, he had the raw materials to create stunningly intense, world-class wines. To achieve this, Ernst dramatically restricts crop size, prohibits chemical fertilization, insists on very strict fruit selection, and employs gentle cellar practices that allow the wine to develop its full potential with a minimum of handli

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