Wednesday, January 18, 2012

01/19 "The Wine Guy", Cruiseworks, Ronald Reagan Pres. Library

01/19 What's Cookin' Today

Nelson Tucker CEO -"THE WINE GUY"

Everyone knows that Nelson Tucker is The Wine Guy. He's not the first and is not the only Wine Guy but he is the only one with the legal right to use the name in California. He has been in the wine business for many years as a retailer, provider of hard-to-find, rare wines, and wine and food critic. Actually, the word "critic" does not fit when it comes to wine since he has rarely met one that he didn't like. His discerning palate does give him the ability to know the difference in good and great wines. He and his wife, Elva, have travelled to most wine producing countries in the world in search of the world's best wines

Dawn Jackson Blatner - The Author of the Popular Book ?The Flexitarian Diet?
and Health and Wellness Writer for?Health?, ?Fitness?, and ?Ladies Home Journal? Reveals How to Makeover Your Eating Habits in 2012 With the Easy-to-Prepare, Balanced, Nutrient-Rich, and Filling

Dawn Jackson Blatner, RD, CSSD, LDN, a registered dietitian and avid advocate of exercise and nutrition, is the nutrition consultant for the Chicago Cubs, ?USA Today? food and nutrition blogger, and nutrition expert on the advisory board of ?Fitness? magazine. Having been featured on ?The Dr. Oz Show,? ?Dateline?, ?Newsweek?, ?USA Today?, ?Cooking Light? and WebMD. In addition, Dawn writes health and wellness articles to magazines such as ?Health?, ?Fitness? and ?Ladies Home Journal?. The author of the popular book ?The Flexitarian Diet?, Dawn is currently working on a new diet book for ?Health? magazine.

Duke Blackwood - Director of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum

R. Duke Blackwood was appointed the Director of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum effective June 19, 2000. In October 2003, Mr. Blackwood also assumed the position of Executive Director for the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation. During his tenure at the Library, Mr. Blackwood has overseen the largest expansion of the Reagan Library campus since its opening in 1991. With the addition of the Presidential Learning Center and the Air Force Pavilion, over 115,000 square feet of program, education, and exhibitry space has been added. Under Mr. Blackwood?s leadership, annual attendance has more than doubled, placing the Reagan Library at the top of the most visited Presidential Libraries in the country. Mr. Blackwood has continued an aggressive programming schedule for the Library?s Center for Public Affairs that include visits by presidents, senior administration officials, United States Supreme Court Justices, Congressional leaders, Governors, as well as business and community leaders. On May 3, 2007 the Library hosted the first Republican Presidential Candidates debate for the 2008 Presidential election. Mr. Blackwood has established a comprehensive education program that reaches across the country with programs such as The Great Communicator Files and Picturing the Presidency. In the fall of 2007, one of the country?s most unique education experiences will be inaugurated when the Air Force One Discovery Center opens. From 1988 to 2000 Mr. Blackwood worked at the University of Southern California in fundraising and program development. From 1981 to 1988, Mr. Blackwood was a marketing and political consultant serving on the 1984 Reagan Bush reelection campaign, the 1982 and 1986 gubernatorial campaigns for George Deukmejian, Pete Wilson?s United States Senate campaign and assisted in fundraising for the George H. W. Bush 1988 Presidential campaign. Mr. Blackwood graduated from California State Polytechnic University in Pomona in 1980, earning a B.A. in Business Administration/Marketing Management. He is married to Anne Blackwood and they have two daughters, Emma and Abby.


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