Friday, January 29, 2016

01/29 BEN LYONS, AMA PRO GRAND NATIONAL CHAMPION BRAD “THE BULLET” BAKER, THE X GAMES, DANIEL HOWARD, FOUR SEASONS THE BILTMORE SANTA BARBARA, STEVE EVENS

BEN LYONS - MOVIE & HOME ENTERTAINMENT EXPERT HIGHLIGHTS BEST WAY TO WATCH THE SUPER-BOWL & THE LATEST BLU-RAY/DIGITAL HD RELEASES TO CATCH UP ON IN THE BYE WEEK

Movie & Home Entertainment Expert Highlights Best Way to Watch the Super-Bowl &  The Latest Blu-ray/Digital HD Releases to Catch up on in the Bye Week

Super Bowl 50 is coming up and sure to be a spectacle like no other.  With today’s modern technology you can experience the game like never before, right in the comfort of your own home.  On Friday, January 29th movie and home entertainment expert Ben Lyons will be available via satellite to discuss the latest in 4K UHD technology that will bring the big game to life.  Ben will also discuss the latest Blu-ray and Digital HD releases you can watch on your new TV’s during the bye week.  The interview is part of Ben’s regular Digital Entertainment News (DEN) segment where he highlights the latest Blu-ray/digital releases and the best ways to watch them.

Ben Lyons is television, radio and online host and producer who covers pop culture and sports like nobody else.  He is the lead host of IMDB’s Golden Globes and Academy Awards coverage, his movie reviews can be heard weekly on Mario Lopez’s internationally syndicated radio show, and his awards predictions are featured on Elle.com. Over the years Ben has worked as the film correspondent for E!, EXTRA, Oscar.com, and Yahoo!, covering every major awards show and film release.   Ben’s latest venture is as chief correspondent and “voice of the fans” at Derek Jeter’s theplayerstribune.com. His duties include hosting the Tribune's weekly radio show on Sirius/XM, hosting his own video series in partnership with AOL called 'Real Fan Life', as well as a podcast of the same name, and moderating live streams and panels at NBA All Star Weekend, SXSW, and The Super Bowl. Born and raised in New York City, Ben is the grandson of legendary New York Post columnist Leonard Lyons, and is the son of film and theater critic Jeffrey Lyons. The Lyons family has been covering pop culture in American media for more than 80 years.



AMA PRO GRAND NATIONAL CHAMPION BRAD “THE BULLET” BAKER PREVIEWS THE X GAMES IN ASPEN

Tune into the X Games this weekend to see Brad “The Bullet” Baker’s newest Aspen ‘ride,’ the Harley-Davidson Low Rider Special, which will be making its X Games worldwide debut!
Baker is all about trying new things and experiences, which inspired him to strike a deal with pro snowboarder Ben Ferguson.   This weekend, Baker will learn how to snowboard and in return, Ben will learn how to race on the flat track.

ESPN will be capturing some exciting content, including behind the scenes footage, airing on Saturday and Sunday – you won’t want to miss it!

Once you’ve learned how to ride, head to h-d.com/xgames and enter to win a VIP trip to see Brad Baker tear up the track at the Summer X Games in Austin.

This weekend, the folks at Harley-Davidson launched three new awesome models of the Street, Forty-Eight and Iron 883, which are all under $12K.

H-D.COM/XGAMES


DANIEL HOWARD - DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC RELATIONS, FOUR SEASONS THE BILTMORE SANTA BARBARA

Nestled on the California coast between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is graced by sunny skies and mild year-round climate – earning its reputation as the American Riviera. Enjoy all the area has to offer from our Santa Barbara luxury hotel. 
Epitomizing the casually sophisticated California lifestyle, luxurious Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara invites guests to indulge in everything from tours of local wineries to surfing, lazing on the beach or lounging poolside at the exclusive Coral Casino Beach and Cabana Club.

ACCOMODATIONS
Built in classic Spanish Colonial style and infused with modern amenities, accommodations at the oceanfront Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara include 207 luxury guest rooms and suites. Locations vary among the low-lying main buildings and a collection of 12 single-storey cottages surrounded by lush greenery at the rear of the property. Situated along winding garden pathways, each cottage comprises three to five guest rooms with its own private entrance.

200 + LOCAL WINERIES
22 ACRE (9-HECTARE) BEACHFRONT
14 MILES (22.5 KILOMETRES) FROM SANTA BARBARA AIRPORT
12 SECLUDED GARDEN COTTAGES
5 MINUTES FROM CITY CENTRE

WWW.FOURSEASONS.COM/SANTABARBARA


STEVE EVENS – THE MOVIE GUY

GREAT MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND AND BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS AND HOPES. FIND OUT WHAT MOVIES ARE WORTH YOUR HARD EARNED MONEY. GET SET FOR THE WEEKEND. 

Thursday, January 28, 2016

01/28 DANIEL WINER, JUICEPRESSO, YANNICK BISSON, OVATION TV'S THE ARTFUL DETECTIVE

DANIEL WINER - JUICING EXPERT & CEO OF JUICEPRESSO - HOW TO PROPERLY JUICE AT HOME, AND THE HEALTH AND MONETARY BENEFITS HOMEMADE JUICING CAN BRING TO YOUR LIFE

Juicing has become one of the most popular new year’s resolutions to lose weight and feel great.

Unfortunately most people start their juicing journey by drinking store bought juice instead of making their own at home. This common mistake can lead to actual weight gain, and cost you thousands of dollars per year.

ABOUT JUICEPRESSO 
Beyond it's sleek design, Juicepresso has the smallest footprint of any in-home slow juicer. Internally Juicepresso houses a powerful DC motor, which is why we guarantee it to last at least seven years with daily juicing. Other cold pressed juicers use AC motors which are larger and less powerful, leaving you with a bulky appliance on your countertop.

While other cold press juicers operate at 80 RPM the Juicepresso operates at an incredibly slow 40 RPM. Although juicing time remains the same as traditional speed juicers, your fruits and vegetables are pressed slower, providing maximum juice extraction. Juicepresso provides up to 40% more juice than loud, old-fashioned juicers and since pressed juice lasts up to three days in your fridge, you can juice less often.

Inside the clear plastic drum lies Juicepresso's greatest feature. It's patented three in one screw! Other cold press juicers have several internal parts. Juicepresso has one, making it easy to clean. Simply pull your three in one screw out of the drum, rinse and place in the dishwasher. It's that easy, and we've made it BPA free!
Juicepresso is a great addition to any kitchen. There is simply no better way for you to enjoy the many benefits of juicing in your home.

JUICEPRESSOUSA.COM


ACTOR YANNICK BISSON - PLAYS WILLIAM MURDOCH  IN OVATION TV’S THE ARTFUL DETECTIVE - SATURDAYS AT 7 PM ET

Set in Toronto at the dawn of the 20th century, The Artful Detective is a one-hour drama series that explores the intriguing world of William Murdoch (Yannick Bisson), a methodical and dashing detective who pioneers innovative forensic techniques to solve some of the city's most gruesome murders. Season 9 of The Artful Detective begins in the year 1903, with Detective Murdoch and his team — Dr. Julia Ogden (Hélène Joy), Inspector Brackenreid (Thomas Craig) and Dr. Emily Grace (Georgina Reilly) — continuing to solve the unsolvable and confronting each case with wit, wisdom and innovation. Season 9 will also uphold the series' tradition of bringing historical figures to Toronto; William Shatner guest stars as Mark Twain in the second episode of the season.

Season 9 overview:
From within the walls of a maximum-security prison to the outer atmosphere of the earth,   Season 9 of The Artful Detective explores new worlds and mystifying cases. 1903 begins with Detective Murdoch and team still reeling over the arrest of Constable George Crabtree (Jonny Harris). Then a shocking death brings great change to the world of Station No. 4. Through it all, Murdoch and his colleagues continue to solve the unsolvable, coming face-to-face with everything from an impossible bank robbery to a threat to destroy Canada, confronting each case with wit, wisdom and innovation. The team also welcomes a new addition, Rebecca James (Mouna Traoré), a recent arrival in Toronto and young woman of humble origins who Ogden takes under her wing.

Season 9 will uphold the series' tradition of bringing historical figures to Toronto, including the likes of American author and humorist Mark Twain (William Shatner), Lucy Maud Montgomery and Prime Minister Wilfred Laurier (Brian Paul).

Among the intricate investigations this season, Murdoch and Meyers (Peter Keleghan) race against the clock to save Canada from annihilation when they learn of a secret space program involving the inventor James Pendrick (Peter Stebbings; The Listener, Bates Motel). A macabre sequential killer makes statues out of the bodies of women encased in metal plating, leading Murdoch to suspect a link to a previous case. And an inquisitive childhood friend from wilderness camp, Winifred “Freddie” Pink (Alex Paxton-Beesley) warns Murdoch of imminent danger, leading them to venture to Algonquin Park and investigate at 30-year-old murder.

Vehement support and opposition to prohibition measures bring American temperance advocate Carrie A. Nation (Valerie Bugahiar) to the city and a little too close to Brackenreid’s beloved scotch. And a curious death in an opium den piques Ogden’s curiosity about the exotic drug.

Season 9 Episode Descriptions:
902 – “Marked Twain” Premiering Saturday, January 30 at 7 pm ET
When Mark Twain (William Shatner) stirs up controversy during a speaking engagement in Toronto, Murdoch and his team must protect the esteemed American writer.

WWW.OVATIONTV.COM


Wednesday, January 27, 2016

01/27 LARRY LIPSON, AFFORDABLE WINE REPORT, DAINA FALK, HUNGRY FAN’S GUIDE TO GAME DAY


LARRY LIPSON – 
AFFORDABLE WINE REPORT 

For fifty years Larry Lipson was the food critic for the Los Angeles Daily News and now reports from Florida weekly with his thoughts and favorite picks for Food & Wine.  His lovely Wife Lillian is also on hand at the Lipson Institute for advanced wine studies.



GAME DAY EXPERT DAINA FALK - "HUNGRY FAN’S GUIDE TO GAME DAY” EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO THROW A WINNING TAILGATE 

Everything You Need to Throw a Winning Tailgate - Without Working Your Tail Off!
It’s the most wonderful time of the year… for football fans that is! Gorgeous game weather, a fire-up grill and your favorite beverages coupled with good friends and the excitement of your grid-iron gang of choice. But how can you throw a party that will have your fellow hungry fans begging for an invite?

Huddle up and listen up, Hungry Fan Daina Faulk has reviewed her recipe playbook and found her first-draft picks for creating a simple and super-appetizing spread! No matter what the final score or whether you’re serving up your snacks in the living room or the parking lot, this tailgating party is a win for everyone!

Daina Falk, having grown up around professional athletes, seeks ways to combine her passion for sports with her love of food. She is currently working on a cookbook of recipes collected from her international travels and has already released Photos from Around the World, a coffee table book of her international travel photography featured in the 2009 New York Review of Books.

DAINA COVERS:
How to whip up simple yet delicious game-day grub
Beverages and snacks for every hungry fan
Trouble-free tips that can take traditional ballgame foods to the next level!
Time-saving foods for hungry fans
Fun ideas that will keep you from getting benched!
Super treats to score a touchdown!

WWW.GETCRACKIN.COM 

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

01/26 LARRY MANETTI, DONNA KALEZ, DANA WHARF, VALENTINES DAY CRUISES

ACTOR LARRY MANETTI JOINS IN WITH A SPECIAL RECIPE

Larry Manetti started acting in his hometown of Chicago. After studying acting with the Ted List Theater Players, Larry drove to Los Angeles in 1972. Larry landed an agent and was sent to Universal Studios to audition for an opening as a contract player.  Luck was on his side. Jack Webb was casting a new series for NBC called The Chase. Larry played a young detective.  After attending acting school at Sal Dano's at night and doing bit parts by day, he scored. Baa Baa Black Sheep was being produced and cast at Universal, and the now famous writer Stephen J. Cannell was the executive producer and the role was a natural for Larry. He was cast as a cocky, hot shot pilot named Bobby Boyle. The show was a big hit for NBC but was cancelled within two years. Because the network was so impressed with Larry's on-screen presence, they cast him in a new series called The Duke. Bad luck! The Duke was cancelled in one year. Larry was back to playing whatever Universal told him to. Hoping to catch lighting in a jar, along came Magnum, P.I. and the role of Rick. This was his elevator...the show became a mega-hit for 8 years. Since Magnum, P.I., Larry has done co-starring roles in 25 feature films and guest starred on many hot TV shows. Larry is the author of a book titled Aloha Magnum. As for the future ... just follow his jet stream!

Be sure to tune into Larry's radio show every Tuesday at 4pm PT on CRN!

WWW.LARRYMANETTI.COM


DONNA KALEZ, GM OF DANA WHARF - VALENTINES DAY CRUISES


The Love Boat Sets Sail from Dana Wharf Valentines Weekend February 12-14 

What can be more romantic than gazing at the beautiful Southern California sunset while watching the fabulous marine life and sipping a complimentary glass of sparkling wine or cider?
Dana Wharf Whale Watching invites visitors to enjoy the romance of the sea this Valentine’s weekend aboard their largest vessel, the Dana Pride.

BE SURE TO JOIN IN ON THE FUN!
• Friday, February 12 and Saturday, February 13 4-6pm guests will be welcomed with a complimentary glass of sparkling wine or cider to enjoy while enjoying the whales and dolphins frolicking in the beautiful Pacific Ocean ($29.00 per person).
•Saturday, February 13 and Sunday, February 14 special whale watching trips aboard The Dana Pride depart for two hours at 10am, 12 noon and 2pm. All guests will be welcomed aboard with a complimentary glass of sparkling wine or cider ($45 adult, $35 senior, $29 child).
•Sunday, February 14 4-6pm the Valentine’s Day Sunset Whale Watching excursion featuring whale watching during a romantic sunset cruise, complimentary chocolate treats and a bottomless bottle of sparkling wine ($42.00 adults 21 & over only event).
•Sunday, February 14 5:30-7pm the Valentine’s Day Sparkling Wine Tasting Cruise sets sail featuring a tasting of four organic sparkling wines, a harbor cruise on the luxurious catamaran, Oceans Adventures and a chocolate bar ($52.00 adults 21 and over only event).
DANAWHARF.COM

Monday, January 25, 2016

01/25 JAMIE PEHA, THE SEATTLE WINE AND FOOD EXPERIENCE, MARK MCKINNEY, NBC'S SUPERSTORE

JAMIE PEHA - EVENT PRODUCER, THE SEATTLE WINE AND FOOD EXPERIENCE - FEB 20-21

Luminary Chefs, Mixologists, A Saber Kick-off and Celebrity Cruises Take the 2016 Seattle Wine and Food Experience to New Heights

Bites to tantalize your taste buds, autograph signings and opportunities to win trips pair nicely with West Coast wines and craft beverages

The Seattle Wine and Food Experience (SWFE) reaches new heights February 20-21. More than 200 vendors including 50 chefs, 500 wines, mixologists, distillers and cider and brew masters come together for a weekend of affordable indulgence and delicious experiences.

Chef Thoa Nguyen of Chinoise Restaurants and Chef Roy Breiman of Copperleaf both winners of Beat Bobby Flay on the Food Network, will serve signatures bites throughout the weekend. A new saber competition kicks off Pop! Bubbles & Seafood (Feb. 20) where attendees will turn up the volume in a friendly competition between Chef Thierry Rautureau and Sommeliers Jake Kosseff of Miller’s Guild, Jeff Lindsay-Thorsen of RN74 and Leslie Kelly of All Recipes.

The Seattle Wine and Food Experience Grand Tasting (Feb. 21) is best approached with a plan in hand. Between your sips gather some tips from experts, enjoy photo fun in the Click 98.9 photo booth, pose with chef and winemaker celebrities for your Instagram feed #seattlewinefood and enter to win your next getaway.

At the first stop, Dustin Haarstad, founder of Blind Tiger Cocktails and mixologist at Cannon Whiskey & Bitters Emporium in Seattle’s Capitol Hill, debuts a signature cocktail in the Celebrity Cruises Modern Luxury Lounge. Imagine yourself on board a Celebrity Cruise ship and enter to win a 7-day Alaskan cruise.

Local celebrity Tim Kennedy, yes, the guy who started Tim’s Chips has carved out an hour to greet fans and autograph limited edition bags of Tim’s chips to commemorate the brand’s 30th anniversary. Don’t forget to enter a chance to win your one-year supply of Tim’s chips.

Love to travel? Spend time grazing in the Northwest Travel Experience where you’ll find Northwest destinations from Alaska to Oregon showcasing culinary tourism.  Explore wine from the West Coast with well-marked areas for Washington, Oregon and California. In the QFC Advantage Reserve Lounge Wine Stewards are standing by to pour more than a dozen hand-selected wines including Spring Valley Vineyard’s Frederick Red Blend, Tenet The Pundit Syrah and Clos du Bois Chardonnay. Start planning your next trip to wine country at this year’s featured region showcasing the craft beverage and food scene from the Yakima Valley. Capture the flavor of this booming region and meet the personalities as you enter to win a two-night get-a-way courtesy of Yakima Valley Tourism.

Get the most out of this tasting weekend and attend both events with the SWFE Weekend Pass on sale at seattlewineandfoodexperience.com. This is a 21-year or over event, all admitted must have a valid I.D. No children or babes-in-arms will be admitted.

About Seattle Wine and Food Experience
The Seattle Wine and Food Experience is a deluxe showcase for wine, beverage, food and lifestyle in the Northwest featuring more than 500 wines from the Northwest and beyond. For a complete list of participating vendors and the wide variety of products to sample at this years event, please visit seattlewineandfoodexperience.com.


MARK MCKINNEY – STARS AS GLENN ON NBC’S “SUPERSTORE” MONDAYS AT 8PM/7CT

Mark McKinney stars as Glenn, Cloud 9’s kind but confused store manager, on NBC’s new comedy, “Superstore.”

McKinney has performed in, written and produced some of the most sophisticated
and groundbreaking television in North America. He has worked with Lorne Michaels on “Saturday Night Live” and Aaron Sorkin on both “Sports Night” and “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip.”

As co-creator, writer and ensemble cast member of “The Kids in The Hall,” seen on CBC, HBO and CBS, McKinney was nominated for three Emmy Awards for writing.  He followed “Kids” (1988-94) with three seasons on “Saturday Night Live” as both a principal cast member and staff writer. “Kids” later returned to television in 2010 with the raucous miniseries “Death Comes to Town.”

With Susan Coyne and Bob Martin, he co-wrote the international hit “Slings and Arrows.” The
team won the 2006-07 Gemini Awards for writing and McKinney also took home a Gemini Award in two acting categories. “Slings and Arrows” was soon after syndicated in the U.S. by the Sundance Channel.

Following “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip,” McKinney served as showrunner of Canada’s biting “Less Than Kind” where he won a Canadian Comedy Award for Best Directing on the series.

On the small screen, McKinney has also appeared on “3rd Rock From the Sun,” “Wanda at Large,” “Corner Gas,” “Kevin Hill” and “Spun Out.” His feature films include Guy Maddin’s “Saddest Music in the World” and Scott Smith’s “Falling Angels,” which garnered him an ACTRA Award nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Male. Other features include “The Ladies Man,” “Superstar,” “The Out of Towners” (with Goldie Hawn and Steve Martin), “Spice World” and “Dog Park.”

As a writer and producer, McKinney has series in development with CBC and served as executive producer on “Picnic Face,” a 13-part series that aired on the Comedy Network. He continues to perform standup in L.A. and tours with the ever-popular and iconic Kids in the Hall.

ABOUT SUPERSTORE:
America Ferrera (“Ugly Betty”) and Ben Feldman (“Mad Men,” “A to Z”) star in the hilarious workplace comedy “Superstore” (from the producer of “The Office”) about a unique family of employees at a super-sized megastore. “Superstore” centers around Amy (Ferrera), the store’s most stalwart employee as well as the glue holding the place together, and newly hired Jonah (Feldman), a naive dreamer determined to prove work doesn’t have to be boring. Their fellow associates include the sardonic Garrett (Colton Dunn, “Key and Peele”) the ambitious Mateo (Nico Santos, “Mulaney”) and the sweet pregnant teenager, Cheyenne (Nichole Bloom, “Shameless”). Overseeing them all are Glenn (Mark McKinney, “Kids in the Hall”) the store’s affable, clueless store manager, and Dina (Lauren Ash, “Super Fun Night”), the aggressive assistant manager who lives by a very specific code — namely the store’s employee handbook.

From the bright-eyed newbies and the seen-it-all veterans to the clueless summer hires and the in-it-for-life managers, together they hilariously tackle the day-to-day grind of rabid bargain hunters, riot-causing sales and nap-worthy training sessions.

WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/NBCSUPERSTORE


Friday, January 22, 2016

01/22 LARRY VAN AALST, HOWARD PRICE, FOUNTAIN GROVE INN AND SPA, FARIDEH SADEGHIN, SAVEUR MAGAZINE'S SOUPS AND STEWS, STEVE EVANS

LARRY VAN AALST AND HOWARD PRICE JOIN MIKE AND PAUL 
FOR A LIVE BROADCAST FROM THE 

FOUNTAIN GROVE INN AND SPA IN SANTA ROSA, CALIFORNIA

FARIDEH SADEGHIN - TEST KITCHEN DIRECTOR OF SAVEUR MAGAZINE - SOUPS AND STEWS

From the editors of America’s favorite culinary magazine,SAVEUR: Soups & Stews features more than 80 recipes from the magazine’s archives and editors paired with enticing full-color photography, sidebars, and more.

With a masterful selection of soups and stews that celebrate the brand’s authority, heritage, and culinary wealth, this cookbook is for everyone who relishes cooking home to SAVEUR’s standard of excellence. These authentic, diverse, and from-the-source recipes feature a range of techniques and cuisines and will inspire home cooks everywhere.

Sample Contents
Asian-style soups
Chili
Chilled soups
Chowders
Fruit soups
Grain-based soups & stews
Pureed soups
Soups with pasta, couscous & noodles
Stews
Vegetarian soups & stews

These authentic and diverse easy-to-follow recipes, combined with the editor’s top tips, will help you churn out delicious soups all year long.

ABOUT FARIDEH SADEGHIN - TEST KITCHEN DIRECTOR, SAVEUR MAG:
Farideh worked in restaurants in New Zealand for 7 years before moving back to the US and interning at Saveur in the test kitchen. After 8 months of interning and freelancing, she started fulltime in the test kitchen, which she now runs. She also does styling and photography for the magazine, and loves anything with chocolate or whisky in it.



STEVE EVANS – THE MOVIE GUY

GREAT MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND AND BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS AND HOPES. FIND OUT WHAT MOVIES ARE WORTH YOUR HARD EARNED MONEY. GET SET FOR THE WEEKEND.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

01/21 IAN BLACKBURN, BEEKEEPER 2013, WINE LA, CRISTINA DOLAN

IAN BLACKBURN OF WINELA - BEEKEEPER 2013 RELEASE TASTING (1/22/16) AND OTHER EVENTS


Friday, January 22 | BEEKEEPER 2013 RELEASE TASTING | CORNELL WINERY
2013 just received 97 points from Connoisseurs Guide! Join us for a sit-down pre-poured tasting with appetizers as we explore the past vintages, and taste the new 2013 and discuss the wines and the journey ahead.

OTHER EVENT REMINDERS:

  • 1/27 STARS OF SANTA BARBARA AT THE PENINSULA, BEVERLY HILLS
  • 2/20 DRY CREEK VINTNERS TOUR AT SMASHBOX
  • 2/25 JAMES SUCKLING PRESENTS GREAT WINES OF ITALY AT THE PETERSON AUTO MUSEUM
  • 3/2 STARS OF NAPA VALLEY AT THE PENINSULA, BEVERLY HILLS

ABOUT WINELA
wineLA is about enhancing the wine culture of Los Angeles. To do so, wine must be in rhythm with fashion, music, food and other beverages.  It must take advantage of the geography, the architecture and the centers of interest. Los Angeles is a giant playground with an amazing array of venues, spaces, wine bars, restaurants, beaches, roof tops, gardens, and magical views. We want to be a part of the LA lifestyle, the wine lifestyle, and celebrate the people, the place and the passion.
wineLA will promote significant events, occasional classes, and tastings of merit. This is phase two of what we started 20 years ago at LearnAboutWine.com - America’s first wine education website and first in wine event creation. LearnAboutWine will now evolve onto a digital platform; the transformation will take some time; so we will slowly rebrand our event efforts onto wineLA, reduce the number of activities we focus on, and elevate our efforts to focus on the next big thing… Doing what is best for the wine industry and the communities we serve.  Edicts:  innovate, evolve and excite.

We thank you for joining our newsletter, we will be sending fewer emails and packing them with amazing content. We want to be your wine content provider and would love to hear about your favorite places, your music, your locations - we want to be under the influence of what ignites your passion for Los Angeles.

WWW.WINELA.COM


INTERNET PIONEER CRISTINA DOLAN - HOW TO MAKE 2016 THE YEAR OF IMPROVEMENT

A BETTER YOU: How to Make 2016 the Year of Personal and Professional Improvement With Internet Pioneer CRISTINA DOLAN!

We all strive to better ourselves but we often forget there are tools out there that will help us achieve our goals, both personally and professionally.

Start by growing the value of your greatest asset—you!

  • Stop working yourself into the ground. Take advantage of your community and your peers. By doing this, you can expand your portfolio and your experience. 
  • Get creative about your problem solving!
  • When we find ourselves stuck with major problems it stops progress. Think outside of the box and get creative about working around those issues. Problems will always arise; what matters is how you handle them!
  • Find professional growth by clearing your plate!
  • Whether you’re a small business owner or big time marketing executive we all know the feeling of having a full plate. It’s overwhelming and can render us useless! But we can use technology and marketplaces to clear the way and achieve our goals.

Cristina Dolan is an MIT Media Lab alumna and Internet pioneer with over two decades of experience building software, content, and Internet based products and businesses. She was a co- founder of OneMain.com, which grew to be the 10th largest ISP after a successful IPO Currently, Dolan serves as the Head of Content and Communication at TradingScreen, and is an MIT Enterprise Forum board member and part of the MIT Alumni Association Selection Committee

WWW.FIVERR.COM



Wednesday, January 20, 2016

01/20 AFFORDABLE WINE WITH LARRY LIPSON, HOME EXPERT MONICA PEDERSEN, WHAT'S IN YOUR TAP WATER


LARRY LIPSON – 
AFFORDABLE WINE REPORT 

For fifty years Larry Lipson was the food critic for the Los Angeles Daily News and now reports from Florida weekly with his thoughts and favorite picks for Food & Wine.  His lovely Wife Lillian is also on hand at the Lipson Institute for advanced wine studies.




HOME EXPERT MONICA PEDERSEN FROM HGTV – WHAT’S IN YOUR TAP WATER? FACTS AND DIFFERENCES SURROUNDING HARD AND SOFT WATER

Advice on how to determine if your home has hard or soft water running through its tap and she’ll outline the cost savings surrounding both choices.
 
ABOUT MONICA PEDERSEN:
Described by the New York Times as the “radiant, high-energy mistress of ceremonies” at the recent Kitchen & Bath Industry show, Monica Pedersen’s enthusiasm for her career as an interior designer and television host is projected in all she does.

As a designer on over 90 episodes of HGTV’s hit television series, Designed to Sell, and 50 episodes of Bang for Your Buck, Pedersen quickly became a trusted expert showing viewers how to add value to their homes while working within a tight budget. Her work as an interior design expert and television host can also be seen regularly as the Host of HGTV’s Dream Home and Green Home Giveaways, House Hunter’s Great Escapes and in appearances on NBC’s Today Show, Steven and Chris, The Revolution, Steve Harvey, Fox News and WGN.
In addition to her work on television, Pedersen released her first design book titled Make It Beautiful in May 2012.

Monica’s designs and tips have been featured in national publications including People, HGTV, Redbook, Town and Country, Traditional Home, Good Housekeeping, InStyle, USA Today, Washington Post, Woman’s Day, and Family Circle. Monica was also featured as one of Chicago’s 50 most beautiful people in Chicago Magazine and also has been a contributing columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times Daily Splash column.

Pedersen is currently bringing her design style to retail and designing her own lines of home décor accessories, textiles and furnishings.

Monica is a spokesperson for the National Home Furnishings Association and serves as a member of the Sustainable Green Furnishings Council, and volunteers her time to the L.O.S.S. Program of Chicago sponsored by Catholic Charities.

MORTONSALT.COM

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

01/19 RUSS FRUSHTICK, LIVIA REDDINGTON, TY ROBERTS, FAIRMONT KEA LANI, MAUI, WILLOW STREAM SPA

RUSS FRUSHTICK - TECH MUST HAVES FOR 2016 AND HOW TO GET EMERGENCY HELP FOR YOUR TECH DEVICES

You know how you feel naked without your phone or tablet? What happens when that device gets broken or waterlogged or the computer just freezes?  Now individuals and businesses can get a new service, for quick equipment repairs near their homes or offices in a day. Think of it as a national emergency room for your devices, whether it’s a broken phone camera, a problem with your PC, or a computer virus.   Tech expert Russ Frushtick will provide tips on what you can do to prevent some of the most common tech problems and where to go when the damage is done.

ABOUT RUSS FRUSHTICK:
Russ Frushtick is the Senior Editor and co-founder of Polygon, based out of New York City.  He has been covering gaming and technology for over a decade, writing for Laptop Magazine, The Daily, Edge Magazine and Complex. He has also appeared on Fox News, MTV, Good Day New York and CW11 Morning News.


LIVIA REDDINGTON AND TY ROBERTS - FAIRMONT KEA LANI, MAUI LAUNCHES CURATED FITNESS AND WELLNESS PROGRAM

Fairmont Kea Lani launches Inspire Your Energy, a curated fitness and wellness program designed to motivate and challenge all from the experienced athlete to those embarking on a new personal journey.

Led by the resort’s Energy Ambassador, American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Certified Personal Trainer Ty Roberts, Inspire Your Energy pushes the wellness concept by offering energizing and personalized wellness experiences along with an expanded schedule of daily fitness classes.

Featured fitness classes designed to inspire and maximize the ideal location of the resort include:
Yoga, Mind Body Barre, Boot Camp, Meditation and Breathing, Aqua Fitness, Mat Pilates, Aloha Abs

Personal training sessions with Ty and a team of professional instructors are available to provide customized experiences as are seasonal well-being excursions including Floating Yoga.

For a complete wellness retreat, complemented by award-winning wellness inspired food and beverage offerings, guests can also rebalance their energy with restorative treatments at the Willow Stream Spa.

“Fairmont Kea Lani has long attracted travelers looking to recharge and enjoy the inspiration and energy of Wailea, Maui,” states Ty Roberts, Energy Ambassador at Fairmont Kea Lani. “Through our new Inspire Your Energy program, we are able to provide an integrated approach to wellness by inspiring the body, mind and soul. Inspiration is highly personalized and comes through challenge (Boot Camp), overall fitness (personal training), mindfulness (Yoga and Meditation), as well as through calming, restorative experiences (Willow Stream Spa).  Our goal is to connect our guests to their passions, distinct mana (power or energy) of the islands and unique culture of Hawai‘i.”

For reservations call: 808.875.2229

ABOUT WILLOW STREAM SPA AT FAIRMONT KEA LANI 
Fairmont Kea Lani’s 9,000 square-foot Willow Stream Spa, features locally-inspired experiences combining Maui-sourced products with ancient Hawaiian tradition and the latest in spa technology. Recognized as Hawai‘i’s ‘Top Hotel Spa’, Willow Stream Spa offers treatments to relieve, restore and provide results. Signature services include the Nalu (Wave) Suite, with a state-of-the art wave massage table, the Wailele (Waterfall) Suite offering Vichy Shower treatments with infrared technology, full sensory experience showers inspired by Maui rain, steam and sauna, and a soothing pālolo (mud) bar. Willow Stream Spa at Fairmont Kea Lani effortlessly blends sophistication with tradition and science with nature.
               
ABOUT FAIRMONT KEA LANI MAUI 
Located on the pristine white sands of Wailea, Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui is Hawai‘i’s only all-suite and villa luxury oceanfront resort. This distinctive resort is located on idyllic Polo Beach amongst 22 acres of oceanfront tropical landscape and offers authentic Hawaiian cultural experiences and genuine personal service which embodies the spirit of aloha.  In 2015 Fairmont Kea Lani Maui completed a $70 million renovation which included $7 million build of the Willow Stream Spa and $5 million re-build of the signature restaurant Kō. For reservations or more information, call 866-540-4456 or visit fairmont.com/kealani.

Monday, January 18, 2016

01/18 VOJTECH KACEROVSKY, CZECHTOURISM LOS ANGELES


DIRECTOR OF CZECHTOURISM LOS ANGELES VOJTECH KACEROVSKY - MOST ANTICIPATED EVENTS OF 2016

ABOUT CZECH TOURISM
The Czech Republic is a modern and dynamic destination with a rich history and unique natural beauty.  The CzechTourism agency, along with its offices abroad ,ensures its successful presentation on the domestic and foreign markets. The Czech Tourism Authority - CzechTourism is a contributory organization of the Ministry for Regional Development and was established in 1993. Its significant partner agencies include domestic tourist regions, cities, municipalities and businesses.

THE TRADITIONS OF CZECH ADVENT
TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS MEALS
CHRISTMAS PRESENTS FROM THE CZECH REPUBLIC

WWW.CZECHTOURISM.COM

Friday, January 15, 2016

01/15 SUSAN ZIRINSKY, 48 HOURS, BRIAN TALLEY, TALLEY VINEYARDS, STEVE EVENS, THE MOVIE GUY

SUSAN ZIRINSKY – EXECUTIVE PRODUCER, 48 HOURS


SATURDAY, JAN. 16 | 10 P.M. ET/PT ON CBS
Susan Zirinsky is the senior executive producer of the award-winning crime and justice series "48 Hours."

Zirinsky's work and programs have earned virtually every major journalism honor including multiple Emmy Awards, a George Foster Peabody award, the Edward R. Murrow Award for Excellence, the Christopher Award, The Writers Guild of America award and the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award. And in 2013, she was presented the Lifetime Achievement Award by the New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards.

In addition to "48 Hours," Zirinsky was the executive producer of the critically acclaimed Showtime documentary "The Spymasters - CIA in the Crosshairs," which featured the only interviews with all 12 of the living former and current heads of the CIA.

Zirinsky was also the senior executive producer of the 2013 documentary series, "Brooklyn DA," and serves as the senior executive producer for breaking news specials for CBS News, such as those done in the aftermath of the Paris terrorist attacks, the movie theater shooting in Aurora Colo., the elementary school shooting in Newtown, Conn., and the Boston Marathon bombings.

Since joining CBS News as a part-time production clerk in 1972, Zirinsky has worked for a variety of CBS News broadcasts and covered national and global news, several presidents, wars, international conflicts, the Olympics and the world of fashion. She also is responsible for the oversight ofCBSNews.com's crime blog, "Crimesider."

In her current position, Zirinsky also served as the co-executive producer of two "Person to Person" interview specials; she executive produced "David Letterman: A Life on Television";she produced "The Grammys Will Go On: A Death in The Family", a documentary about the Grammys and the night Whitney Houston died, and "Vanity Fair's Hollywood."

Previously, she was an executive producer of CBS News' award-winning broadcast "9/11" - a documentary on the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks that included the only footage of the first plane going into the north tower of the World Trade Center and of activity inside the Trade Center before the towers fell. The documentary has been updated for the first, fifth and 10th anniversaries.

Zirinsky has also produced such primetime specials as "The Royal Wedding: Modern Majesty;" "Fashion's Night Out" with Vogue and Editor Anna Wintour; "That's The Way It Was - Remembering Walter Cronkite;" "Ted Kennedy: The Last Brother;" "Change and Challenge: The Inauguration of Barack Obama" and "Katie Couric's 'All Access' Grammy Special." She also produced the documentary series "The Injustice Files" for ID Discovery; and the CBS News documentaries "The Lord's Bootcamp," "In God's Name" and "Flashpoint."

Zirinsky also produced for Showtime the critically acclaimed documentary, "Three Days in September," which told the story of a school taken hostage in Beslan, Russia. The film was also featured at the Tribeca Film Festival.
She also produced for CBS Entertainment an online companion to the series "Jericho." She was the executive producer of "Elvis by the Presleys," for CBS Entertainment and was the executive producer of two specials for Tyra Banks' "America's Next Top Model."

Before joining "48 Hours" in 1996, she was executive producer of Campaign '96 (1995-96), managing the daily operations of CBS News' election-year political coverage, and of the primetime CBS News magazine, "Eye to Eye" (1994-95), after having served as the broadcast's senior broadcast producer and senior producer (1993-94).

Zirinsky was the director of CBS News' 1992 political reporting, responsible for coordinating coverage of candidates, issues and events for all CBS News broadcasts, including the presidential election. During that period, she was CBS News' senior producer at the 1992 Olympic Winter Games in Albertville, France, where she oversaw the CBS News and Sports news desk for the network.

Earlier, Zirinsky served in several capacities for the "CBS Evening News with Dan Rather" in New York and Washington, D.C. In New York, she was its senior broadcast producer (1991-92) and senior producer (1989-91). In Washington, she managed all feature stories and oversaw editorial content of daily hard-news events (1986-89). Zirinsky was CBS' White House producer for more than a decade. She first joined the "CBS Evening News" as a producer in 1979.

She also worked on other CBS News broadcasts, including the "CBS Morning News" and "CBS Evening News" weekend editions. Zirinsky worked the Democratic and Republican National Conventions from 1976 through 1988 as a floor producer for Dan Rather, Lesley Stahl, Ed Bradley and Mike Wallace. In 1992 she was senior producer for all coverage at both conventions.
Zirinsky's international news experience is extensive. She traveled overseas with presidents Carter and Reagan. Her assignments have taken her to Russia, China, Japan, Europe, Central and South America, the Middle East and Eastern Europe. In 1989, Zirinsky ran CBS News' operations out of Panama during the United States invasion of that country and was in charge of CBS News' operation in Beijing during the Tiananmen Square student uprising and military crackdown. Earlier that year, she was lead producer for CBS News' coverage from Japan of Emperor Hirohito's funeral. She was the senior producer responsible for setting up and overseeing the Network's news operation in Kuwait while covering the first Persian Gulf War, and it was under her stewardship that CBS News was the first network to enter Kuwait, just behind the Allied forces.
Zirinsky was technical advisor/associate producer for writer/director James L. Brooks on the film "Broadcast News," starring Holly Hunter as a Washington network news producer.

Zirinsky was graduated cum laude from American University in Washington, D.C.

WWW.CBSNEWS.COM/48-HOURS


BRIAN TALLEY – OWNER/WINEGROWER, TALLEY VINEYARDS - HOW EL NINO IS AFFECTING THE CENTRAL COAST AND NEW RELEASE 

EL NINO UPDATE FROM BRIAN TALLEY
El Niño is everywhere in the news due to severe weather in Texas, flooding in Missouri and unseasonably warm winter temperatures on the East Coast, all of which have been attributed to this weather phenomenon which is marked by warm Pacific Ocean temperatures near the equator.

Much of the focus in California has been on how El Niño will affect our ongoing drought.  The early part of the season has been good for the Sierra Nevada snowpack which was measured to be 108% of average in December.  Things haven't been quite so good for our local water supplies on the Central Coast, which receive very little benefit from snow that falls in the Sierra Nevada.  Lopez Lake, which supplies water to our local cities and downstream release for the Arroyo Grande Creek, is at its lowest level since the dam was completed in 1969.  Other local reservoirs, including Nacimiento, San Antonio and Cachuma are even lower.

As of December 31, total seasonal rainfall in Arroyo Grande was just over 5 inches, about average for this time of year.  All of this appears likely to change as the latest prediction is that El Niño will have a greater impact in our area during the month of January when the jet stream shifts to the south.  Hopefully this means accumulating snow in the Sierras and more local rainfall which will refill our reservoirs, recharge our aquifers and turn our hillsides green.  This will be good for everything we grow, especially our oldest chardonnay vines, which have really struggled during the drought.

It is widely acknowledged that a single wet year won’t solve California’s long term water supply issues, but it’s better than the alternative.  Cheers to rain in 2016!

NEW RELEASE
We are proud to introduce a new wine to the Talley Vineyards and Bishop's Peak lineup. The 2013 Bishop's Peak Elevation  is a proprietary blend that harks back to the origins of the Bishop's Peak brand in 1999 and Brian Talley's belief that Paso Robles could produce world class cabernet sauvignon. It serves as the flagship of the brand and winemaker Eric Johnson's vision of a true Bordeaux style blend from the appellation.

Produced from 50% cabernet sauvignon, 17% petit verdot, 17% cabernet franc, and 16% malbec
Grapes sourced from Santa Margarita Ranch
Harvested October 31 - November 12, 2013
Fermented with native yeast in stainless steel fermenters
Aged 18 months in French and American oak barrels, 39% new
1,496 cases bottles in June 2015

Deep ruby in color, the 2013 vintage of this classic Bordeaux blend is a beautiful expression of the Paso Robles appellation. The nose has bright notes of olallieberry and ripe plum, layered with roasted macadamia nuts and wet river rock. The palate is supple, intense and refined with underlying notes of oak and baking spice, followed by a hint a red cherry. Enjoy this beautifully crafted blend with roasted leg of lamb or a hearty beef stew.



STEVE EVANS – THE MOVIE GUY

GREAT MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND AND BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS AND HOPES. FIND OUT WHAT MOVIES ARE WORTH YOUR HARD EARNED MONEY. GET SET FOR THE WEEKEND.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

01/14 STACEY SUN, DINEL.A RESTAURANT WEEK, STEVE EVANS, ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATIONS

STACEY SUN, DIRECTOR OF DINEL.A RESTAURANT WEEK (JANUARY 18-31, 2016)


dineL.A. Restaurant Week is a 14-day dining event that takes place in over 250 restaurants throughout L.A. county, offering specially priced lunch and dinner menus. This season, dineL.A. is partnering with OpenTable to donate $1 of every seated reservation that’s booked through our website to The Midnight Mission, a vital nonprofit organization that provides food, shelter and essential aid to those experiencing homelessness throughout the city. Make your reservation today and help support this worthy cause.

WWW.DISCOVERLOSANGELES.COM


ENTERTAINMENT SEGMENT WITH STEVE EVANS - ACADEMY AWARDS NOMINATIONS JUST ANNOUNCED

Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs, Guillermo del Toro, John Krasinski and Ang Lee announced the 88th Academy Awards nominations in all 24 Oscar categories at a special two-part live news conference this morning at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.

The 88th Oscars will be held on Sunday, February 28, 2016, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, and will be televised live by the ABC Television Network at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

01/13 LARRY LIPSON, DAVID HULL, THE HULABALLOER


LARRY LIPSON – 
AFFORDABLE WINE REPORT 

For fifty years Larry Lipson was the food critic for the Los Angeles Daily News and now reports from Florida weekly with his thoughts and favorite picks for Food & Wine.  His lovely Wife Lillian is also on hand at the Lipson Institute for advanced wine studies.




DAVID HULL, THE HULLABALLOER


ABOUT DAVE:
Dave Hull, aka "The Hullabalooer", is a Los Angeles radio personality voted one of the top ten LA radio personalities of all time. Born Jan. 20, 1934, he admits to being 77 with his personal addition herewith dated Mar. 3, 2011.

Hull began his radio career in Armed Forces Radio in Casablanca, Morocco and in commercial radio in 1955 at KGFL in Roswell, New Mexico. He reached Los Angeles' KRLA in 1963 as weekend relief and full time there on Jun. 6, 1964.

By the end of 1964, Hull's increasing popularity prompted one young female fan, Suzie Cappetta, to write and record a song entitled "Dave Hull The Hullabalooer", which quickly reached the local top 40 charts by early 1965. Hull became close with The Beatles during their 1965 and 1966 American tours. During that time, Hull taped approximately fourteen interviews with the band. He, along with Bob Eubanks, planned The Beatles' 1966 concert at the Chavez Ravine-Dodger Stadium. His work with the band earned him the honorary title of "fifth Beatle." Hull worked closely with The Beach Boys, The Dave Clark Five and The Rolling Stones during that period. In December 1965, Hull opened his "Hullabaloo" teen club on Sunset in Hollywood.

He got his nickname while working at WONE in Dayton, Ohio. Los Angeles radio historian Don Barrett quotes Hull as saying: "A woman wrote me from a hotel outside Dayton to say she couldn't stand all that hullabaloo. Well, Webster's defined it as a 'tumultuous outroar,' so I used it." Dave appeared (using the name David Hull) as a talent contest manager in an October, 1966 episode of "The Monkees".

Dave Hull was the first guest host on the nationally syndicated American Top 40 program, week ending November 6, 1971. ] He was heard in Los Angeles at the time on KGBS.

Hull hosted the nationally syndicated TV show "Matchmaker" in the late 1980s, reportedly seen in over 100 markets, a video version of his late 1970s "Lovelines" program heard on KMPC.

Today, Hull lives in Palm Springs, California and is now retired. He held the 6-midnight slot on one of the country's few remaining beautiful music stations, KWXY, from 1994 until his announced retirement in 2010. He also remains active as a voiceover for national radio and television commercials. Hull's book, Hullabaloo!: the (Mis)Adventures of L.A. Radio Legend Dave Hull was released in January 2013.

www.davehullthehullabalooer.com

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

01/12 TRAVEL TROUBLESHOOTER CHRISTOPHER ELLIOTT, CYNTHIA PECK, ANGELO’S AND VINCI’S

TRAVEL TROUBLESHOOTER CHRISTOPHER ELLIOTT EXPLAINS HOW TO USE AMAZING REWARDS FOR A ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME EXPERIENCE

Imagine if every time you traveled, you could get inside the mind of a pro? Well, now you don’t have to because travel expert Christopher Elliott, “every consumer’s best friend” can tell you how to get the most from your travels by making smart choices for 2016. Elliott is the nationally syndicated columnist and author of HOW TO BE THE WORLD’S SMARTEST TRAVELER - and Save Time, Money and Hassle (National Geographic). Just in time to help consumers plan their travels for spring break and beyond, Elliott will share his exclusive expert tips with your audience.

HIGHLIGHTS FROM ELLIOTT’S TOP TRAVEL TIPS: 

  • WAIT FOR THE DEALS: Travel companies are adding more inventory even as fares and rates fall. You can take advantage of this excess to find last-minute bargains for hotels, airfare and car rentals.
  • REWARD COMPANIES THAT CARE ABOUT YOU: Loyalty programs play a pivotal role in customer booking decisions, but give your business to a company that takes care of you, not just for the physical "rewards" they offer.
  • ZIG WHEN EVERYONE ELSE ZAGS: Hotel occupancy rates and airline load factors will be higher than ever. But you can avoid the crowds by traveling during the off-season or heading to a seasonal destination during the off-season. While everyone else is headed to the beach, look for a mountain or international destination.

Elliott has more than 20 years’ experience as a consumer travel advocate, giving the inside scoop on how to navigate the often perplexing world of travel. Don’t miss out on this opportunity!


CYNTHIA PECK – OWNER, ANGELO’S AND VINCI’S 

OUR HISTORY
Forty-three years ago, our restaurant was built with tradition and has since continued with tradition. At our home in the old marketplace, we tribute our ancestors who came to America in the late 1800’s – their spirit and their recipes!

A little about this old building…
Originally built as an L-shaped marketplace in the days when Fullerton was an orchard (early 1900’s), the local farmers would bring their produce in from the fields by horse and wagon to sell to the townspeople. The original wood trusses of the old roof system may still be seen in the Venetian Room. Approximately twenty years later, renovation of the building changed it from its original L-shape to a square. This was accomplished by the large wood barrel trusses (an unusual truss!), which can be seen in the Sicilian Room and the Piazza Fantasia. During our renovation in 1992, the old wood, terra cotta tiles and brick was salvaged and re-used to keep alive the feeling and memories of those days long ago.

About our décor…
Be prepared when you walk into Angelo’s and Vinci’s Ristorante to be overwhelmed! With surprises in every corner, you won’t know where to look first! You will sit amidst the art of the great masters, in an Italian town square complete with the storefronts of old Italian butcher and cheese mongers, fruit and wine vendors, seamstresses showing their wares, and more. Fairy lights abound under cathedral ceilings as our ancestors smile down at you from the Family Love Altar. Explore and you will be surrounded by colorful Sicilian puppets, the carnival masks and canals of Venice, and the romance of Romeo & Juliet. Find our mystical Room of the Moon…and don’t forget King Kong, Dracula, Frankenstein, witches, ghosts and who-knows-what that await you in the Monster Wine Cellar!

And, as for Hollywood…
Founder, Steven Peck, renowned Hollywood dancer, choreographer and veteran actor of over 100 movies and television performances, has delightful photographs of over 40 years of famous stars, directors and dancers. Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Gary Cooper, Robert Taylor, Broderick Crawford, Kirk Douglas, Walter Winchell, Sam Wanamaker, Vincent Minnelli, Sylvester Stallone, Ted Danson, David Hasselhof, Ray Sharkey, Shirley MacLaine, Cyd Charisse, Dolly Parton, Joan Collins, Raquel Welch, Olympia Dukakis, Shelly Winters and so many more. Films from Paramount, Twentieth Century Fox, Warner Bros., MGM, Desilu, United Artists, Universal Studios, to name a few.

Ask for a “Walking Tour” brochure to find out more about the meaning and dedications behind our décor!

BANQUET & PARTIES
Planning a Special Event? For pricing and availability for your event, please click here or call our Banquet Sales office, Monday through Friday, 11:00am – 7:00pm

Established in 1971, Angelo’s and Vinci’s Ristorante is a family-run establishment with a festive, theatrical, highly decorative Italian atmosphere that makes any event a celebration!

From a small, intimate rehearsal dinner or bridal shower, to a wedding reception for 650, Angelo’s and Vinci’s can fill just about any wedding need. With a professional staff of wedding coordinators, bartenders, disc jockeys and master of ceremonies, you will both be treated as guests at your own wedding reception!

Planning a birthday party, anniversary dinner, graduation celebration, business meeting? Angelo’s and Vinci’s has a variety of packages and options to suit most any budget!

For an estimate for your event, please call our Banquet Sales office Monday through Friday, 11:00am to 7:00pm.

WWW.ANGELOSANDVINCIS.COM


Monday, January 11, 2016

01/11 AUTO EXPERT MIKE CAUDILL, THE 2016 DETROIT AUTO SHOW, IAN BLACKBURN, WINELA, STARS OF SANTA BARBARA

AUTO EXPERT MIKE CAUDILL - THE 2016 DETROIT AUTO SHOW

Mike is back this year to tell us about the Largest Auto Show in the world, the Detroit Auto Show!

It’s the Super Bowl of Auto Shows and national auto expert Mike Caudill, will be standing by LIVE from the show floor of the 2016 Detroit Auto Show to give your viewers a behind-the-scenes look at never before seen brand new cars, trucks and concepts. You’ll be the first to see these cars as the show doesn’t open to the public until January 16th-24th. naias.com

2016 North American International Auto Show in Detroit
Largest Auto Show in the World
Exclusive Look at the Newest Cars for 2016 and 2017 with New and Different Cars Each Day
Show opens to the public January 16th-24th
This is an exclusive sneak-peek of never-before-seen new cars, trucks & concepts

ABOUT MIKE:
Mike is an automotive industry expert and has appeared on several television stations nationwide, including Fox News Channel, CNN, Bloomberg, ABC, NBC, CBS and more. He makes routine appearances on Fox & Friends, America’s Newsroom, Varney & Co, Fox Car Report, CNN Morning and more. On a local level Mike has made appearances on stations from Los Angeles, to Minnesota, to Chicago to New York City. Mike most recently served as a co-host of Fox Sports’ “Exclusive Behind the Scenes at the 2015 LA Auto Show.” In addition, Mike has hosted automotive segments that cover the gambit of the motoring world for the past 10 years, from auto shows to current industry trends to product unveils, Michael has seen and done it all automotive. For more on Mike visit his website at http://michaelcaudill.com/index.html

ABOUT THE NORTH AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW:
Now in its 28th year as an international event, the NAIAS is among the most prestigious auto shows in the world, providing unparalleled access to the automotive products, people and ideas that matter most - up close and in one place. The NAIAS is one of the largest media events in North America, and the only auto show in the United States to earn an annual distinguished sanction of the Organisation Internationale des Constructeurs d'Automobiles, the Paris-based alliance of automotive trade associations and manufacturers from around the world.


IAN BLACKBURN OF WINELA - STARS OF SANTA BARBARA (JANUARY 27, 2016)

STARS OF SANTA BARBARA
JANUARY 27, 2016
THE PENINSULA, BEVERLY HILLS

Dedicated to keeping the populous current on the developments growing out of Santa Barbara, this Annual Tasting Event features the namesakes, owners, winemakers pouring some of the best wine made in California. Long before Sideways, LearnAboutWine was bullish about the quality of Santa Barbara wine. Today, with the continued evolution of Santa Barbara we see Santa Rita Hills and Santa Maria focusing on Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, Santa Ynez, Los Olivos and specifically Ballard Canyon focusing on Syrah and Rhone varieties and Happy Canyon focusing on Bordeaux varietals.  Santa Barbara continues to make smaller production wines that need a story to be told and we deliver on that promise.  Come and meet the winemakers, passionate owners, and the farmers and see why Santa Barbara deserves a bigger part of your wine budget and why you should plan a number of visits in the months ahead.

ABOUT WINELA
wineLA is about enhancing the wine culture of Los Angeles. To do so, wine must be in rhythm with fashion, music, food and other beverages.  It must take advantage of the geography, the architecture and the centers of interest. Los Angeles is a giant playground with an amazing array of venues, spaces, wine bars, restaurants, beaches, roof tops, gardens, and magical views. We want to be a part of the LA lifestyle, the wine lifestyle, and celebrate the people, the place and the passion.
wineLA will promote significant events, occasional classes, and tastings of merit. This is phase two of what we started 20 years ago at LearnAboutWine.com - America’s first wine education website and first in wine event creation. LearnAboutWine will now evolve onto a digital platform; the transformation will take some time; so we will slowly rebrand our event efforts onto wineLA, reduce the number of activities we focus on, and elevate our efforts to focus on the next big thing… Doing what is best for the wine industry and the communities we serve.  Edicts:  innovate, evolve and excite.

We thank you for joining our newsletter, we will be sending fewer emails and packing them with amazing content. We want to be your wine content provider and would love to hear about your favorite places, your music, your locations - we want to be under the influence of what ignites your passion for Los Angeles.

Friday, January 8, 2016

01/08 FARIDEH SADEGHIN, ITALIAN COMFORT FOODS, ROYA SOLEIMANI, GOOGLE TRENDS, STEVE EVANS

FARIDEH SADEGHIN - TEST KITCHEN DIRECTOR, ITALIAN COMFORT FOODS

From the editors of America’s favorite culinary magazine, comes the new iconic Italian cookbook. SAVEUR: Italian Comfort Food features 100 recipes from the magazine’s archives and editors. Each fantastic recipe is paired with gorgeous full-color photography, sidebars, and more to celebrate this favorite cuisine.

With classic and brand new recipes, this cookbook presents the flavors, ingredients and techniques you need for Italian comfort food. This masterful selection illuminates SAVEUR’s authority, heritage, and culinary wealth.

SAMPLE CONTENTS:
Aperitivi & Antipasti
Soups & Salads
Pasta, Risotto & Pizza
Fish & Meat
Vegetables & Sides
Desserts
Italian Pantry Staples

Special features on Italian cocktails, pantry staples, wine,salumi, cheese, and more round out this culinary adventure.Italian Comfort Food is for home cooks who love Italian cooking from the source and reveres SAVEUR’s standard of excellence.

ABOUT FARIDEH SADEGHIN - TEST KITCHEN DIRECTOR:

Farideh worked in restaurants in New Zealand for 7 years before moving back to the US and interning at Saveur in the test kitchen. After 8 months of interning and freelancing, she started fulltime in the test kitchen, which she now runs. She also does styling and photography for the magazine, and loves anything with chocolate or whisky in it.

ROYA SOLEIMANI - TRENDS MANAGER, GOOGLE - WEEKLY TOP SEARCH TRENDS

Google’s Top Search Trends program provides a revealing — and sometimes surprising — look at the people, places and topics that send the country searching for answers each week.

Topics That Fascinated the U.S. Selected from Millions of INTERNET Searches!

Hear the hottest content on the web each week directly from the source! Become part of Google’s weekly Top Search Trends program to find out what news makers and trends are capturing the imagination of the country each week. Encompassing searches from across pop culture, sports, music, politics, news, and more a Roya will discuss five of the hottest trending queries on the web.

GOOGLE.COM/TRENDS


STEVE EVANS – THE MOVIE GUY

GREAT MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND AND BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS AND HOPES. FIND OUT WHAT MOVIES ARE WORTH YOUR HARD EARNED MONEY. GET SET FOR THE WEEKEND.

Thursday, January 7, 2016

01/07 FOODPREUNER EXPERT CARLA LEE JOHNSTON, ALL MEAT VS. VEGETARIAN DIETS, SCOTT FRASER, SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE WINE COMPETITION

FOODPREUNER EXPERT CARLA LEE JOHNSTON - ALL MEAT VS. VEGETARIAN DIETS  

ALL MEAT VS. VEGETARIAN DIETS
One of the trends in the diet world is part of a movement called "Zero Carb" living and although there are different subsets (some followers, for example, do eat vegetables or even, gasp, fruit), the basic principle is to avoid any and all carbs in your diet. It's similar to the Atkins diet that was all the rage some years ago. However, what we do know from Atkins diet, is that heavy meat protein damages the liver and kidneys and is carcinogenic.

How does one make sense and not be thrown about by get thin quick trends that can actually cause long term damage to our bodies?  Bottom line, studies show that losing carbohydrate fat by depriving yourself of your body’s first fuel supply does not last. What if a non-diet approach to a healthy life and trim tummy was much easier than you think?  As the new year dawns, diets are on the top of lists and there are lots of diet marketers getting fat in their bank accounts on our knowledge deficiencies….

ABOUT CARLA LEE JOHNSTON:
Carla Lee Johnston, Evolutionary Expert and World Renowned Humanitarian, is the Founder & CEO of One Team Humanity Foods, and Carla Lee’s NutBurgers. Carla is a front-line warrior serving humanity as a “nuttin but love from Mama Earth” food manufacturer committed to the new heart-centered unity-based Benevolent Enterprise model– BE – putting our humanity’s highest good before profits; giving back by feeding hungry hearts and tummies.

Sharing unfiltered truth as radio & TV guest, Speaker, author, and documentary film-maker committed to connecting the dots to a food industry that’s gone sour—adding back the missing ingredient—love—in pursuit of empowering with unbiased knowledge so WE can reclaim our power-with sovereignty to co-create a sustainable future worth choosing.


SCOTT FRASER – DIRECTOR, SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE WINE COMPETITION JANUARY 5-8 (THE ANNUAL PUBLIC TASTING TAKES PLACE ON FEBRUARY 13, 2016)


THE SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE WINE COMPETITION BREAKS RECORDS WITH 7,162 ENTRIES

The 2016 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition (SFCWC) has received 7,162 entries this year. This is the highest number of wine entries seen to date, shattering 2015's previous record of 6,417 entries from 28 states. Submissions came pouring in from across the nation, from independent winemakers and boutique wineries to large scale producers.

The SFCWC is the largest competition of American wines in the world, and it continues to expand in size and scope. This year, the SFCWC is adding five new categories of ciders, including heritage ciders, fruit ciders, culinary ciders, wood-aged ciders and specialty ciders.

At the Cloverdale Citrus Fair from January 5-8, the wines will be evaluated and rated by 65 wine judges during the judging portion of the competition. Once the judging is completed, many of the award winning wines will be featured at the annual Public Tasting, which takes place on February 13, 2016 at the Fort Mason Center in San Francisco.

THE PUBLIC TASTING WILL TAKE PLACE SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13TH FROM 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM AT FORT MASON CENTER IN SAN FRANCISCO

WHAT: San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition Public Tasting
WHEN: Saturday, February 13, 2015
WHERE: Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco
TIME: 1:30pm – 5pm
COST: $55 Early Bird tickets thru December 31st, $70 Advance Purchase, $95 at the door (the event  has sold out for the past five years; advance ticket purchase is recommended.)

ABOUT THE SFCWC: 
Founded in 1983 as the modestly sized Cloverdale Citrus Fair Wine Competition, the current competition has evolved immensely over the years, expanding its eligibility to wineries throughout the United States. In 2000, the event gained sponsorship from the San Francisco Chronicle and appropriately assumed the title the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. Celebrating its 16th anniversary this year, the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition is pleased to help support the non-profit Cloverdale Citrus Fair, as well as wine and food education at educational institutions and non-profit organizations. Santa Rosa Junior College Wine Studies Program and Culinary Arts Program, Fresno State University Enology Program, California Polytechnic State University Enology Program at San Luis Obispo, and other non-profit organizations have all received support from past competitions.

ABOUT SCOTT:
Scott Fraser is co-owner and proprietor of winejudging.com. Scott handles all advertising, promotion, and operations for winejudging.com. Scott resides in Thousand Oaks, California with his wife Nicole, daughter Annabel and son Preston. Scott Fraser is District Manager for the Intermountain District of Dole Fresh Fruit Company based in Westlake Village, California. Scott was instrumental in the formation of the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition as it was the result of his senior project titled "The Market Feasibility of a Wine Competition Tasting in a Metropolitan City" while obtaining his B.S./M.S. in Agriculture Management at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.

WINEJUDGING.COM

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

01/06 LARRY LIPSON, TECH EXPERT ANDREA SMITH, PAUL HOCHMAN, CES

LARRY LIPSON – 
AFFORDABLE WINE REPORT 

For fifty years Larry Lipson was the food critic for the Los Angeles Daily News and now reports from Florida weekly with his thoughts and favorite picks for Food & Wine.  His lovely Wife Lillian is also on hand at the Lipson Institute for advanced wine studies.


TECH EXPERT ANDREA SMITH -TECH TRENDS FROM THE LARGEST CONSUMER ELECTRONIC SHOW FROM LAS VEGAS

CES 2016 opens today in Las Vegas, drawing over 150,000 attendees and 3600 Exhibitors.  Tech Expert Andrea Smith joins us from the exhibit floor to give us a first look at some of the latest products and trends coming out of the big show!

CES 2016 – FIRST LOOK: OPENING DAY
During the tour, Award Winning Tech Expert Andrea Smith will show and tell FIVE different cool tech trends and gadgets like: the latest computer advancements from Lenovo; Canon’s new camera and printing innovation; iRobot’s latest home gadget; an innovative new home appliance from LG; and more!

CES BACKGROUND: 
Owned and produced by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), the 2016 CES is the world’s largest annual innovation event and will take place January 6-9, 2016, in Las Vegas. The 2016 CES will draw more than 150,000 industry professional attendees to witness the next generation of consumer technology. More than 3,000 exhibitors will debut 20,000 new products across 1.8 million net square feet of exhibit space.

ABOUT ANDREA:
Andrea Smith is an award-winning news and technology journalist. She is currently producer of Living in Digital Times, a collection of video broadcasts bringing exhibitor and conference news from International CES to a consumer audience.  Andrea was most recently Lifestyle Channel Editor at Mashable. Prior to that, she spent more than a decade as Technology Producer at ABC News as an on-air, on-radio reporter and expert covering all things digital.  Andrea appears frequently as a guest expert in technology segments on ABC’s World News Now, WABC-TV and CNBC as well as radio stations across the U.S.

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PAUL HOCHMAN, ONE OF AMERICA’S TOP TECH JOURNALISTS, PROVIDES AN INSIDERS PREVIEW OF CES – THE WORLD’S BIGGEST CONSUMER ELECTRONIC SHOW

JOINING US FROM THE FLOOR OF CES – WHICH IS THE WORLD’S LARGEST TECHNOLOGY TRADE SHOW -- IS ONE OF THE TOP TECH JOURNALISTS IN THE NATION. FOR YEARS, PAUL HOCHMAN WAS THE TECH GURU ON THE TODAY SHOW AND HE WRITES INSIGHTFUL TECH ARTICLES FOR NUMEROUS TECHNOLOGY MAGAZINES. IN FACT, HIS ARTICLES HAVE BEEN CALLED A “MUST READ” BY THE NEW YORK TIMES.

HOCHMAN TALKS ABOUT: 

  • New electronics and technology we can expect in automobiles
  • Super headphones and the audio evolution r
  • The changing mobile world and the UNIQUE new tech items for 2016

Hochman was known as the Gear and Technology Editor for the NBC TODAY Show for more than a decade.  He was also the technology and culture reporter for Versus TV and the Tour de France; the host of an online technology talk show on MSN called "Playit4Ward" and has been a longtime technology contributor for CNBC and MSNBC.  His articles in Fast Company Magazine were called a “Must Read” by the New York Times, establishing Paul one of the top tech journalist in the nation.

WWW.TIPSONTV.COM   

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

01/05 WILLIAM BLOXSOM CARTER, CARTER THE CANYON VILLA BED & BREAKFAST, ANGELA JACKSON,VISIT NAPA VALLEY, NAPA VALLEY RESTAURANT WEEK

CHEF WILLIAM BLOXSOM-CARTER –OWNER, THE CANYON VILLA BED 

Chef William S. Bloxsom-Carter previously worked as the Executive Chef, and Food and Beverage Director for the Playboy Mansion West for over two and half decades. A frequent wine judge he constantly looks for wines to pair with his foods for the multitude of foods he presents. Chef Carter has prepared winery dinners in Sonoma County, Napa Valley, Paso Robles and the Santa Ynez Valley as well as special events for high-profile clients throughout the United States, focusing on the importance of food and wine pairings and extraordinary hospitality service. Additionally, Chef Carter is a recurring featured guest on numerous radio shows syndicated nationwide describing and promoting California wines and foods.

ABOUT THE CANYON VILLA:
The Canyon Villa, where weary wine lovers revive

Like an Italian villa perched on a Tuscan hillside, the Canyon Villa bed and breakfast pampers wine lovers touring Paso Robles wineries or couples seeking a charming retreat. The Canyon Villa offers an intimate setting, lavish amenities, fine food and an ideal location.

At the Canyon Villa, we offer only four guest rooms, each uniquely decorated and each appointed with luxurious extras such as spa tubs and lush towels. You can enjoy your gourmet breakfast in the courtyard or our dining room.

We also offer a cozy great room for relaxing with other guests, and a wine tasting with hors d'oeuvres every afternoon between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. In the summer, enjoy your wine and appetizers in our lovely shaded courtyard, with its trickling fountain and evening breezes.

Beyond the elegant setting of our inn, take a leisurely stroll through our eleven acres while admiring the views. Visit the local wineries, and then enjoy an evening meal at one of Paso Robles' fine restaurants. The Canyon Villa is also the ideal bed and breakfast for day trips to other locales, such as Hearst Castle or Cambria's art galleries.

Indulge your love of wine or your love of each other. Plan a romantic getaway to charming Paso Robles, and plan to indulge in the intimacy and luxury of the Canyon Villa.

The Canyon Villa Bed & Breakfast
1455 Kiler Canyon Road
Paso Robles, CA 93446
805-238-3362

WWW.THECANYONVILLA.COM



ANGELA JACKSON, DIRECTOR OF MEDIA RELATIONS, VISIT NAPA VALLEY - NAPA VALLEY RESTAURANT WEEK:  JANUARY 24-31, 2016



Previously known as “Restaurant Month,” Napa Valley Restaurant Week provides both visitors and locals with an added  incentive to experience a new restaurant or revisit a favorite. The weeklong promotion, Jan. 24 – 31, 2016, offers diners a choice of a two-course lunch for $20 per person, or a three-course dinner for $36 or $46 per person.  In addition, many of the participating restaurants are donating corkage fees during the week to the Napa Food Bank or a charity of their choice.

Each chef has created menus to celebrate the season and many of the restaurants offer optional wine pairings at an additional cost.  To view the complete list of restaurants participating in Napa Valley Restaurant Week, visit www.visitnapavalley.com/restaurant_week

Below are some highlights of Napa Valley Restaurant Week, which includes three Michelin Star restaurants (La Toque in Napa; Auberge du Soleil in Rutherford; and Solbar in Calistoga):

Napa
Experience a “Taste of La Toque” at Chef Ken Frank’s One Michelin Star restaurant located inside the Westin Verasa Napa. For dinner, guests may compose their own three-course tasting menu with two savory courses and one dessert for $46 per person. The more casual BANK Café and Bar offers an “express lunch” for $20 per person, which includes soup; a half sandwich; house made Kennebunk potato chips or green salad; and choice of dessert.  St. Supery is the featured winery partner for Restaurant Week.

1313 Main offers a three-course dinner for $46 per person, with much of the produce harvested from their garden. Their team of sommeliers has collaborated with Chef Adam Ross to offer wine pairings for each course for an additional $30 per person.

Torc’s Chef Sean O’Toole offers a three-course dinner menu for $46 per person with a choice of two options per course. Wine pairings are an additional $15 per person.

The Pear Southern Bistro offers diners two lunch options for $20 per person as well as two three-course dinner options for $36 per person, which include their signature “chicken and waffle-buttermilk fried ‘Mary’s’ chicken” over a bacon spiked Belgian waffle.

Napa General Store presents the “Napa Sweet Lunch Deal,” which includes choice of any lunch entrée and house made dessert.  Guests may choose a featured Napa Valley wine for an additional $8 per glass.

Rutherford
Executive Chef Robert Curry presents a two course “Weekday Michelin Star Lunch” for $20 at The Restaurant at Auberge du Soleil, Jan. 25 – 29, 2016.

St. Helena
Goose & Gander features both lunch and dinner options for $20 for a two-course lunch and $36 for a three-course dinner, which includes a choice of three main courses and dessert.

Harvest Table also offers lunch and dinner options for $20 for a two-course lunch and $36 for a three-course dinner, with St. Supery wine pairings for each menu and special pricing on select St. Supery bottles.

The Wine Spectator Greystone Restaurant at the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone features a three-course “Farmhouse Feast with Charbay Amuse” for $46 per person.  The menu includes a choice of two options for the main course, featuring ingredients from the CIA’s own farm and gardens.  Each guest receives a complimentary Charbay cocktail before the meal. A Napa Valley wine pairing is an additional $19 per person.

The “Greystone Market Lunch” for $20 per person includes choice of soup or salad; main dish; a pastry and glass of Greystone Cellars wine.  The Bakery Café by illy is an integral part of the CIA at Greystone’s baking and pastry degree program and a portion of all proceeds benefits the school.

Calistoga
Solbar at Solage, which showcases inventive new twists on California cuisine, celebrates Napa Valley Restaurant Week with fish tacos paired with a glass of wine for $20 per person.

Bosko’s Trattoria features the “Go Italian for Restaurant Week” lunch and dinner menu. Lunch includes any pasta or half sandwich, with soup or salad and dessert and the three-course dinner includes a house or Caesar salad; any pasta or pizza entrée and dessert for $36 per person.

At Hotel d’Amici Ristorante, Chef Joe Venezia prepares a regional three-course dinner paired with a glass of Pestoni Family/Rutherford Grove Estate wines for $46 per person.

ABOUT VISIT NAPA VALLEY:
Visit Napa Valley is the official tourism marketing organization for the Napa Valley, with a mission to promote, protect and enhance the region’s position as one of the world's premier wine, food, arts and wellness destinations. The area, known for its legendary hospitality, is also internationally recognized as one of only eight "Great Wine Capitals" and has more Michelin Stars per capita than any other wine region in the world.

The Napa Valley, conveniently located just an hour from the San Francisco Bay Area, consists of the following distinctive towns, including, from north to south, Calistoga, St. Helena, Rutherford / Oakville, Yountville, the city of Napa, American Canyon, and the outdoor recreation area of Lake Berryessa.

The Napa Valley Welcome Center, located at 600 Main St. along the riverfront in downtown Napa, provides visitors with expert Concierge services from Napa Valley Ambassadors who offer complimentary Napa Valley Guidebooks, maps, brochures and winery tasting passes. The Welcome Center, open daily 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., also offers complimentary Wi-Fi and a mercantile shop featuring locally sourced gift items.

For additional information on the Napa Valley, or to plan your Napa Valley experience, please explore www.VisitNapaValley.com, join "The Napa Valley" on Facebook, and follow @VisitNapaValley on Twitter.



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