Tuesday, May 31, 2016

05/31 BILL SHATNER, THE 26TH ANNUAL"PRICELINE.COM HOLLYWOOD CHARITY HORSE SHOW, HEATHER MURAN, SAN LUIS OBISPO WINE COUNTRY, ROLL OUT THE BARRELS WEEKEND

BILL SHATNER - THE 26TH ANNUAL"PRICELINE.COM HOLLYWOOD CHARITY HORSE SHOW, SPONSORED BY WELLS FARGO" JUNE 4, 2016

COUNTRY MUSIC’S NEAL McCOY TO JOIN WILLIAM SHATNER FOR THE 26TH ANNUAL“PRICELINE.COM HOLLYWOOD CHARITY HORSE SHOW, SPONSORED BY WELLS FARGO” SLATED FOR JUNE 4, 2016!

BENEFITING AHEAD WITH HORSES AND OTHER LOCAL CHILDREN’S CHARITIES NEAL MCCOY TO PERFORM LIVE FOR AN EVENING OF DINNER & MUSIC!

Organizers for the 26th Annual William Shatner  Priceline.com Hollywood Charity Horse Show, Sponsored by Wells Fargo, announced today that country music’s Neal McCoy will perform live at the event to be held on June 4, 2016.  The Priceline.com Hollywood Charity Horse Show, Sponsored by Wells Fargo enters its 26th year of fundraising with a spectacular affair at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center, 480 Riverside Drive, Burbank, California.  Guests will be treated to an exciting arena show and a world-class reining competition, followed by a western dinner catered by STONEFIRE Grill. The evening concludes with a special LIVE performance by Neal McCoy.

Proceeds from the event will benefit special-needs children’s charities across the city of Los Angeles including: AHEAD With Horses, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Hollenbeck Police Activities League (PAL), St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®, The Painted Turtle and others.

“Over the last 26 years, we have been able to help thousands of young Angelinos thanks to the support we receive from our generous sponsors and attendees,” commented William Shatner. “We are so fortunate to have the great talent of Neal McCoy for our entertainment this year. He is absolutely terrific and generous with his time, talent and support.”

26th ANNUAL “PRICELINE.COM HOLLYWOOD CHARITY HORSE SHOW SPONSORED BY WELLS FARGO”

SATURDAY JUNE 4, 2016
5:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. – Press ‘Meet & Greet’
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. - Arena Show, which is free to the public
7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. - Western Dinner, Entertainment by Neal McCoy  and Live Auction by William Shatner, Auctioneer

Los Angeles Equestrian Center, 480 Riverside Drive, Burbank, CA

ABOUT BILL:

William "Bill" Shatner (born March 22, 1931) is a Canadian actor, singer, author, producer, director, spokesman, and comedian. He became a cultural icon for his portrayal of James T. Kirk, Captain of the USS Enterprise, in the Star Trek franchise. He has written a series of books chronicling his experiences playing Captain Kirk and being a part of Star Trek, and has co-written several novels set in the Star Trek universe. He has also written a series of science fiction novels called TekWar which was adapted for television.

Shatner also played the eponymous veteran police sergeant in T. J. Hooker(1982–86). Afterwards, he hosted the reality-based television series Rescue 911(1989–96), which won a People's Choice Award for Favorite New TV Dramatic Series. He has since worked as a musician, author, director and celebrity pitchman. He also starred as attorney Denny Crane in the television dramas The Practice (2004) and its spin-off Boston Legal (2004–8), for which he won two Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe Award.

WWW.HORSESHOW.ORG


HEATHER MURAN – EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, SAN LUIS OBISPO WINE COUNTRY – ROLL OUT THE BARRELS WEEKEND (THURS-SUN, JUNE 23-26)

The wineries of SLO Wine Country boast an average distance of just five miles from the Pacific Ocean, resulting in prevailing marine conditions that are among the most pronounced of any wine region in California.

SLO Wine Country includes two small adjoining American Viticultural Areas—the Edna Valley and Arroyo Grande Valley—and other nearby winegrowing areas.  Each of these areas shares a unifying proximity to the ocean, as well as to each other. Collectively, these growing conditions forge a unifying wine quality that is native to SLO Wine Country:

Cool
The reliable cooling effect of the nearby Pacific Ocean ensures a long growing season, enabling the grapes to achieve physiological ripeness and natural balance. Cool-climate varietals such as Chardonnay and Pinot Noir excel in the heart of SLO Wine Country, and even the warmest areas benefit from considerable marine influence.  

Consistent
The ocean proximity also exerts a moderating effect on the climate, minimizing temperature swings so that growing conditions are rarely hot or cold. The result is an extraordinarily steady growing season that fosters balanced ripening and consistent quality from vintage to vintage.

Complex
The imprint of the ocean is also evident in SLO Wine Country's uncommonly complex soils, which are frequently riddled with ancient sea fossils. Soil variation enables the winegrower to mix and match varietals to specific soil profiles, or to add more "colors" to the palette of a single varietal, heightening overall quality and complexity.

ROLL OUT THE BARRELS WEEKEND
Come Roll Out the Barrels with us all weekend long! 

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016
Barrels in the Plaza
Downtown San Luis Obispo Mission Plaza
Tickets:
4:30pm Early Entry, $100
5:30 General Admission, $80
Break out the Barrels!  We'll be featuring over 50 wineries and restaurants dishing out world class wines and tantalizing treats for Thursday evening's “Barrels in The Plaza” grand tasting in the heart of downtown San Luis Obispo City, adjacent to the historic Mission de Tolosa.

Friday, June 24th, 2016
Taste the Coast Collaborative Winemaker Dinner
Claiborne & Churchill Winery
2649 Carpenter Canyon Rd, San Luis Obispo
Participating Wineries: Claiborne & Churchill, Peloton Cellars, Stephen Ross, Tolosa, and Verdad
Tickets: $160 per person
"Taste the Coast" under the stars at Claiborne & Churchill Winery and join our winemakers for a night of epic wine pairings, partnered with five courses of locally sourced and produced cuisine, prepared by famed local chef Brian Collins of Ember Restaurant.

Friday, Saturday & Sunday, June 25th & 26th
Adventures in SLO Wine Country
Hosted at various participating tasting rooms throughout San Luis Obispo Wine Country
We've got a weekend full of adventures with the winemakers!  Walk the vineyards, barrel sample the new vintage, and enjoy open houses and festivities all weekend long.

WWW.SLOWINE.COM

Monday, May 30, 2016

05/30 MEMORIAL DAY SPECIAL



JULIA COLLIN DAVISON – NEW CO-HOST AND THE EXECUTIVE FOOD EDITOR FOR THE BOOK DIVISION, AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN - CHATS SUMMER GRILLING 

ABOUT JULIA COLLIN DAVISON
Julia Collin Davison is the executive food editor for the book division of America’s Test Kitchen and is an on-screen test cook for America’s Test Kitchen and Cook’s Country from America’s Test Kitchen. She began working as a test cook for Cook’s Illustrated in 1999 and is responsible for the food and recipe development for all America’s Test Kitchen cookbooks. She holds an A.O.S. degree from the Culinary Institute of America and a B.A. in psychology and philosophy from SUNY Albany. Before coming to America’s Test Kitchen, she worked in Albany, the Berkshires, San Francisco, and the Napa Valley at several restaurants, catering companies, schools, and wineries. Julia resides in Natick, Massachusetts, where she enjoys cooking with her husband, Ian, and her daughter, Marta.

ABOUT AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN 
America’s Test Kitchen is the most-watched cooking show on public television—over 2 million viewers tune in each week—and in January 2016, America’s Test Kitchen will launch its 16th season. In addition to the popular segments that viewers have come to love and trust, like equipment reviews, taste tests, and foolproof recipes, the 16th season will feature even more content and numerous visits with well-loved chefs!

The test kitchen chefs cook America’s favorite recipes with host Christopher Kimball and deconstruct each recipe to reveal the test kitchen’s secrets to foolproof cooking at home. This season includes 57 all-new recipes, including Raspberry Charlotte, Black Bean Burgers, Foolproof New York Cheesecake, Crispy Salt and Pepper Shrimp, Duck Fat–Roasted Potatoes, Cuban Braised Shredded Beef, Chicken Mole Poblano, Ultimate Charcoal-Grilled Steaks, Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie, and more.
America’s Test Kitchen is shot just outside Boston. The test cooks are dedicated to finding the best methods for preparing foolproof home-cooked meals. The 2,500-square-foot test kitchen in which America’s Test Kitchen is shot is the same kitchen where three dozen full-time test cooks work, testing and retesting recipes 20, 30, and sometimes 50 times, until they find the recipe that they are confident will work every time.

MASTER OF THE GRILL: FOOLPROOF RECIPES, TOP-RATED GADGETS, GEAR & INGREDIENTS PLUS CLEVER TEST KITCHEN TIPS & FASCINATING FOOD SCIENCE
Part field guide to grilling and barbecuing and part cookbook, Master of the Grill features a wide variety of kitchen-tested recipes for meat, poultry, seafood, vegetables, pizza, and more. These are the recipes everyone should know how to make— the juiciest burgers, barbecue chicken that’s moist not tough, tender grill-smoked pork ribs, the greatest steak (and grilled potatoes to serve alongside). Regional specialties are included, too—learn how to make Cowboy Steaks, Alabama BBQ Chicken, and Kansas City Sticky Ribs. Colorful photography captures the beauty of the recipes and step-by-step shots guide you through everything you need to know. A section on grilling essentials covers the pros and cons of gas and charcoal grills and which might be right for you, as well as the tools you’ll use with them— such as grill brushes, tongs, vegetable baskets, and wood chips and chunks.

"A terrifically accessible and useful guide to grilling in all its forms that sets a new bar for its competitors on the bookshelf." –Publishers Weekly

Are precut steak tips worth buying? Why make divots in burgers? What’s the best supermarket barbecue sauce? (And when is it worth splurging for the high-end one?) Are all grill tongs created equal? America’s most trusted test kitchen fires up the grill to answer those questions and many more in the inventive new book Master of the Grill.

With recipes and techniques arranged by skill level—from The Basics to The Easy Upgrades to The Serious Projects—cooks of all stripes can dive in and choose their outdoor cooking adventure. Make classic, contemporary, and regional recipes like Perfect Grilled Hamburgers, Barbecued Pulled Chicken, Grilled Tomato and Cheese Pizzas, and Kansas City Sticky Ribs, as well as Grill-Smoked Salmon, Grill-Roasted Prime Rib, Grilled Lobsters with Herbed Garlic Butter, andGrilled Fruit (with a variety of finishing sauces and glazes). Every recipe includes instructions for both charcoal and gas grills and there are hundreds of full-color recipe and step photos throughout the book.

WWW.AMERICASTESTKITCHEN.COM


ENTERTAINING EXPERT MELANIE MANNARINO - SIZZLING PARTY IDEAS FOR YOUR SUMMER SOIREE


SIZZLING PARTY IDEAS FOR YOUR SUMMER SOIREE

Our Entertaining Expert will Dish the Hottest Tips and Tricks to Make Your Summer Entertaining a Breeze!

Ready to impress your guests this summer? Freshen up your next party or get-together with a few simple tips from entertaining expert Melanie Mannarino. She'll show us everything from how to prepare better-for-you snacks with a zesty kick, to how to keep your guests protected from those bothersome bugs.

Find out how to transform your backyard or home into a fun and festive environment! Whether you're grilling on the porch or serving up inside, Melanie has delicious ideas that will make entertaining at home easy, fun and effortless, leaving your guests hungry for more!

ABOUT MELANIE MANNARINO
Melanie Mannarino has spent the last 20 years as editor and writer for media brands includingShape, Better Homes & Gardens, Redbook, Cosmopolitan, Seventeen and HGTV Magazine. She is a regular contributor to Weight Watchers magazine. Previously, Melanie was digital director of Shape.com, where she doubled the frequency of fitness, food & nutrition, and healthy living content. Prior to that, she was Director of Content at Weight Watchers, where she oversaw food & recipes, fitness and lifestyle content across the US and Canada web sites and created and starred in numerous video series, include Curious Foodie. As Deputy Executive Editor of Redbook magazine, Melanie wrote the food and entertaining blog Serving Dish, and appeared as a judge on Iron Chef America.


ROBERT SINCLAIR (AAA SPOKESPERSON & TRAVEL EXPERT) AND SARAH ROBINSON (TIRE AND DRIVING SAFETY EXPERT) - AAA SUMMER ROAD TRIP GUIDE

FIND OUT WHAT AAA IS EXPECTING THIS MEMORIAL DAY & TRAVEL SEASON FOR ROADWAY WARRIORS! 

WHAT EVERYONE “AUTO” KNOW ABOUT CAR CARE! SUMMER ROAD TRIP GUIDE!

Learn How to Beat the Rush & be prepared for the Busiest Roadway Weekend of the Year!

Experts are calling this the year of the road trip! With gas prices at an all-time low AAA estimates that over half of American’s are planning to hit the open road this summer. Weather an overnight trip or a cross-country adventure it is important to make sure your cars maintenance is up-to-date. Find out why doing routine inspections and simply checking tires before a road trip is essential for summer road trip fun!

Robert Sinclair of AAA and Tire and Driving Safety Expert Sarah Robinson from Michelin, will give some simple fixes and go over do’s and don’ts that will save drives money and time. AAA expects to rescue nearly 350,000 motorists at the roadside over Memorial Day weekend! Your viewers will learn important tips to help keep them safe and having fun on their roadway vacations.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:
PACKING WITH PURPOSE- Not overloading your car for trips
HIGH MAINTENANCE -Spend time enjoying your vacation, not fixing your car
TIRE CHECK-How to choose the right tires for your needs
THRIFTY INSPECTION-Super savings from simple automotive checks

WWW.MICHELINMAN.COM
WWW.AAA.COM/AUTO


NUTRITIONIST, AUTHOR AND CO-FOUNDER OF THE HEALTHY SHOPPER INC, ANDREA DONSKY - TALKS ABOUT REPLACING “MYSTERY MEAT” WITH A “CLEANER WIENER”

Now That It’s Barbecue Season FRANKLY---MAY BE TIME FOR A WIENERVENTION
DEFINED AS: Replacing “Mystery Meat” with a “Cleaner Wiener” 

Americans love affair with the hot dog extends from backyard barbecues to ballparks during the summer months. Those in the know about top dog status say more than seven billion hot dogs will be eaten by Americans between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Every year, people in the U.S. bite into an average of 60 wieners each.

BETTER FOR YOU BBQ FOR MEMORIAL DAY
With the average American downing about 2,000 calories at a cookout, how can you have your BBQ and eat it too

  • Not all hot dogs are created equal. Choose those that are lower in fat, don’t have added nitrites or nitrates and are lower in sodium.  A typical hot dog has about 16 grams of fat, but a natural one without preservatives, artificial ingredients and fillers can come in at 8 grams. Applegate has a line of all-natural hot dogs that are made with just 100 percent grass-fed beef, water, salt and spices.  Also, there are plenty of varieties, including chicken and turkey that cut down on calories and fat.  For burgers, go for turkey or if you want ground beef, choose 90 or 93 percent lean.
  • Roll with It:  White with whole grain, wheat, spelt – just as hot dog options have changed, so have the buns. 
  • Grilling is not just for meat any more. Grilling brings out the natural sweetness in vegetables. Veggie kebobs are fun and easy to do.  And many fruits taste even better when grilled such as pineapple, peaches, plums and watermelon. 
  • Have fun with condiments. Choose ketchup and mustard with less added sugar – check out the ingredient list and make sure it isn’t the first or second ingredient. But don’t just stop there, diced onions, avocadoes, sweet bell peppers add flavor as well as boosts the nutritional value as does salsa and relishes. 
  • Swap the sides.  Love potato salad, but not the fat? Try using Greek yogurt in the dressing instead of mayo, and get the creaminess, plus the added benefits of calcium and protein. Instead of creamy dressings for salads, use vinaigrettes made with heart healthy olive oils. 
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Friday, May 27, 2016

5/27 WAYNE NORBITZ, NATHAN’S FAMOUS, GEORGE SHEA, PENNY GADD-COSTER, RACK AND RIDDLE, STEVE EVANS

WAYNE NORBITZ & GEORGE SHEA CHAT ABOUT THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF NATHAN’S FAMOUS

FIND OUT WHY FOR ONE HISTORIC DAY, 5-CENT HOT DOGS ARE AVAILABLE NATIONWIDE

CELEBRATING 100 YEARS OF A ‘FAMOUS’ TRADITION

In 1916, hot dogs sold for 5-cents.  That’s also the year that a legendary hot dog stand was opened in Coney Island, NY, by a visionary named Nathan Handwerker.  No one could have guessed at the time that Nathan’s Famous would become a world famous brand, loved by millions, and the sponsor of the world’s most famous eating competition.

Now, fast-forward to Friday, May 27th, 100 YEARS LATER!   Just in time for the Memorial Day Weekend, Nathan’s Famous is holding its 100th Anniversary celebration live from Coney Island, NY.   Your viewers and listeners can join in the celebration, and learn about an amazing tradition and the plan to provide 5-cent hotdogs nationwide hot dog lovers everywhere.

You will be speaking with Wayne Norbitz, President of Nathan’s Famous for 26 years, and George Shea, renowned as “The Godfather of Major League Eating” and the emcee of the Nathan’s Famous International Hot Eating contest each July 4th in Coney Island.   We hope you’ll agree that a visit to Coney Island is a great way to kick off the Memorial Day weekend.  For more information, visit: www.Nathans5Cent.com

WWW.NATHANS5CENT.COM
WWW.NATHANSFAMOUS.COM


PENNY GADD-COSTER – EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF WINEMAKING, RACK AND RIDDLE

When wine industry veterans Rebecca Faust and Bruce Lundquist first set out to establish Rack & Riddle Winery, they envisioned a leading-edge facility using premium vineyards to produce wine in the heart of the North Coast wine country. But not long into planning, their goals stretched to include a still and sparkling custom crush facility for custom crush clientele, as well as for the Rack & Riddle wine brand.

Bringing together seven winemakers on staff, including the sought-after skills of winemaker Penny Gadd-Coster, Rack & Riddle specializes in processes that take an incredible amount of labor, time and equipment, but that result in superior wine.

Faust and Lundquist harness a combined expertise of 40 years to create a niche in the marketplace. It’s no small feat to make sparkling wine in the traditional méthode champenoise. As such, most wineries don’t attempt it. Rack & Riddle unlocks the ability to create outstanding, award-winning sparkling wines for a host of brands.

From small boutique wineries to large multi-national wine producers and everyone in between, Rack & Riddle provides unparalleled custom crush and winemaking services to all of our partners. We ensure our custom crush clients receive exactly what is needed, from an all-inclusive “grape to glass” experience, or by simply assisting with existing winemaking and production needs.

Making sparkling wine can be achieved in a variety of different ways. However, if you are as dedicated as we are about creating superior sparkling wines from only the best grape sources—as Faust and Lundquist learned from their history at Piper Sonoma and J Vineyards, respectively—the only way to make sparkling wine is by méthode champenoise.

Across the winemaking industry only a handful of wineries are engaged in custom méthode champenoise. Rack & Riddle stands nearly alone in that respect, especially in California, by offering the age-old, traditional French method.

The roots of this method are fascinating—engineered in the early 1600’s by Dominican monks in the Champagne region of France, monk Dom Perignon is said to have mused about the champagne bubbles, “I am drinking the stars”.

Creating those effervescent “stars” is a labor of love involving two fermentations and a process of “riddling” to remove the lees from the bottle.

In fact, Rack & Riddle’s very name is inspired by the process. “Racking” alludes to the process of removing sediment from still wine and “riddling” is the counterpart process for sparkling wine. The Rack & Riddle brand logo reflects this in its imagery of a historic French riddling rack.

From the start—as blueprints were drafted and ground broke in 2007—it was of utmost importance that Rack & Riddle was built with winemakers in mind. True to Rack & Riddle’s way of operating and treating each other as family, the initial team members were an integral part in the founding and design of Rack & Riddle’s first 125,000-foot winemaking facility.

Together Bruce, Rebecca, Oded Shakked (Bruce’s former business partner at Longboard Vineyards), consulting winemaker the late Raphaël Brisbois, winemaker Penny Gadd-Coster, former production manager Lisa Kashin and cellar master, the late Tom Meeker, helped design the organic-certified still and sparkling custom crush facility, and choose the very best equipment.

Today, nine years later, Rack & Riddle’s team has grown to more than 75 employees, including expert winemaking, production and cellar staff, and on-site lab team.

Our continuing interaction with client winemakers means we are constantly learning, and always keeping an open mind to new ideas. It’s this philosophy that helps Rack & Riddle stay ahead of the curve when it comes to producing outstanding blends for our clients’ wine brands.

In 2013, we were thrilled to announce Rack & Riddle’s expansion into Sonoma County. This natural step for Rack & Riddle and the ability to offer services in the hub of the Sonoma winemaking region represents a milestone in the evolution of our company.

The centrally-located facilities, which officially opened January 1, 2014 (Rack & Riddle Alexander Valley) and June 1, 2014 (Rack & Riddle Healdsburg) increased winemaking space, bottling and stainless steel tank and tirage storage capacity. The move to Sonoma County also allows clients to state “Healdsburg” on their labels—all attractive benefits we’re thrilled to offer with our new facilities.

With its unique blend of traditional methods along with the best new technology, Rack & Riddle is dedicated to sustainable farming practices, allowing nature to bring out the unique attributes of every winegrape that passes through our facilities. Rack & Riddle is California certified organic for those brands wishing to produce organic labels.

We are about more than just slapping a label on a bottle or mass producing wines. We are about ensuring the true nature of the wines shines through so distinctively that you’ll be proud to share, sell, and taste for yourself the wines crafted with our care, passion and expertise.

In short, we help our custom crush clients create wine that’s ready to stand neck and neck with the area’s best.

We hope you will raise a glass of bubbly with us to celebrate what so many have worked so hard to create. As a legacy of excellence in sparkling and still wines is forged, our greatest goal is that you will join us on the journey!

RACKANDRIDDLE.COM


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, May 26, 2016

05/26 THOMAS HOUSEMAN, ANNE AMIE VINEYARDS, STEVE STRAUSS, BANK OF AMERICA SURVEY, GRAMMY-NOMINATED COUNTRY SINGER TRACE ADKINS, PBS’ NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT

THOMAS HOUSEMAN - WINEMAKER, ANNE AMIE VINEYARDS

Pinot reigns supreme at Anne Amie Vineyards with Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Pinot Blanc forming the heart of our production. Complementing the pinot family is Old-Vine Estate Riesling and Müller Thurgau, planted in 1979.  Our vineyards are located in the rolling hills of the Yamhill-Carlton District and on the steep hillsides of the Chehalem Mountains, both nestled in Oregon’s verdant Willamette Valley.  Our tasting room hosts breathtaking views of our vineyards and the Pacific Coast Range. We look forward to your visit.

HISTORY:
When Dr. Robert Pamplin, one of Oregon’s most forward-thinking philanthropists and businessmen, purchased the historic Chateau Benoit Winery in 1999, his vision was to create wines of the highest quality to reflect his passion for excellence. To this end Dr. Pamplin has charged winemaker Thomas Houseman and winegrower Jason Tosch with the task of crafting extraordinary pinot noir. Thomas, Jason, and the rest of the crew are absolutely passionate about producing wines of the finest quality and have dedicated their lives to this quest. For more information about Dr. Pamplin, Thomas, Jason and the entire Anne Amie team, read their bios.

Pinot reigns supreme at Anne Amie Vineyards with Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Pinot Blanc forming the heart of our production. Complementing the pinot family is Old-Vine Estate Riesling and Müller Thurgau, planted in 1979. As with all great wines, our’s start in the vineyards. We are fortunate to have some of Oregon’s best sites, all of which are Salmon Safe and LIVE certified. Our estate vineyards, along with those we purchase from, receive only the minimal required treatments and yields are dramatically reduced in order to give fruit with great depth and complexity.

Our estate vineyards are located in the rolling hills of the Yamhill-Carlton District and on the steep hillsides of the Chehalem Mountains, both nestled in Oregon’s verdant Willamette Valley. Our LIVE certified winery is located on our Yamhill-Carlton property, a few miles from both Lafayette and Carlton, Oregon. We are proud to be part of the Yamhill-Carlton AVA, and the Chehalem Mountains Winegrowers.

ABOUT THOMAS HOUSEMAN:
Thomas’ winemaking career unofficially began in the basement of his parent’s home in Hampton Roads, Virginia. His Welch’s grape juice and orange juice concentrate wines are lost in time, but we’re sure they’d be showing well if any remained. Thomas narrowly escaped blindness from this stage of his life and went on to New York City, where he pursued a career in modern dance. Traveling the globe performing was great but it did not get him much free beer. So, he bought a book and taught himself to brew.

With the creativity of a dancer, the eye of a scientist, and the encouragement of friends who loved the free beer, the passion for fermenting reemerged. Thomas left the stage and went back to school at CSU Fresno in the enology program. It was there he fell in love with Pinot noir. And, across the globe he embarked again, first to California’s Anderson Valley, then to New Zealand, and finally to Oregon. After four years at Ponzi Vineyards, Thomas saw the opportunity to express himself at Anne Amie Vineyards where he is happy he can still use words like balance, grace, fluidity, elegance, power and style- words that once described his dancing, now describe his wines. In his free time, Thomas still brews, having dragged his equipment across the US. Yoga and running have replaced dance, but winemaking remains the common thread that started in a basement and continues at Anne Amie.

ANNEAMIE.COM


STEVE STRAUSS, SMALL BUSINESS EXPERTAND USA TODAY COLUMNIST - BANK OF AMERICA SURVEY FINDS ONLY THREE PERCENT OF SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS SEE EDUCATION AS MOST IMPORTANT HIRING FACTOR

BANK OF AMERICA SURVEY FINDS ONLY THREE PERCENT OF SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS SEE EDUCATION AS MOST IMPORTANT HIRING FACTOR 

Findings Suggest Small Business Owners Concerned About Health Care Costs and Minimum Wage

This month, Bank of America released the spring 2016 Small Business Owner Report, a semi-annual study exploring the concerns, aspirations and perspectives of 1,000 small business owners (SBOs) across the country. This iteration of the report explores the state of small business, including attitudes toward the overall economy, growth expectations and how the upcoming elections are impacting SBOs’ future plans.

According to the survey, nearly half (49%) of SBOs said skill level is the most important factor when hiring a potential candidate and only 3% said education. The report found that the characteristics SBOs value most in an employee are trustworthiness (75%) and a strong work ethic (70%), while characteristics such as tech savviness (27%) and a knowledge of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) (12%), were less valued. Of those SBOs who are planning to hire this year (22%), the majority (54%) are hiring part-time candidates.

Small business expert Steve Strauss is available to discuss hiring trends and the emphasis on skill over education.

STEVE TALKS ABOUT:

  • The changing face of the workforce – Only 3% of those surveyed said education was the most important factor when hiring a potential candidate. Skill level is the most important factor in hiring according to 49% of SBOs, followed by fit with company culture (24%) and previous work experience (24%). There is also a preference for hiring Gen-X employees (47%) over millennials (26%) and baby boomers (8%). 
  • Trustworthiness is the most wanted trait when hiring – While the majority of SBOs value trustworthiness (75%) the most when hiring a candidate, other top characteristics include being hardworking (70%), problem solving (51%), logical thinking (47%) and strong communication (45%).
  • Minimum wage, health care costs raise concerns – If the minimum wage was to be raised, 57% of SBOs would need to take financial measures to adjust for an increase, such as increasing the price of products or services (23%). In terms of health care costs, 74% of SBOs reported a concern that health care costs will impact their business. Since last year, health care costs have risen for 69% of SBOs who offer coverage.
  • SBOs hiring part-time and full-time workers – Of those who hired employees last year, they hired evenly full-time and part-time workers (52% and 51% respectively). Looking ahead, majorities plan to hire both part-time workers (54%) as well as full-time workers (51%). Twenty-six percent plan to add freelancers, independent contractors or skilled specialists.
  • SBOs are concerned about the upcoming elections – More than two-thirds (67%) report the upcoming presidential election will affect their business “a lot” or “somewhat.” When voting, SBOs are taking both personal and business considerations into account. Roughly one-third give more weight to their personal views, while 15% approach voting from a business perspective. More than half take both into consideration evenly. The top issues SBOs take into account when voting are: taxes, health care policy, and the economy and job growth.   

MORE ABOUT STEVEN STRAUSS:
Steven D. Strauss, often called "the country's leading small business expert," is an internationally recognized author, lawyer, and speaker. Steve is the author of 15 books. Steve’s highly syndicated business column, Ask an Expert, appears weekly at USATODAY.com He is also the small business columnist for Microsoft, and AT&T who calls him “America’s Small Business Expert.” A highly sought after commentator and media guest, Steve has been featured on CNN, CNBC, Bloomberg Television, The O’Reilly Factor, and the BBC. He has been a regular guest on MSNBC’s small business show, Your Business. Steve has been seen in many magazines and newspapers, including Time, Inc., Entrepreneur, New York, The Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Tribune, The New York Daily News, and scores of others. Steve regularly speaks to groups the world over regarding business matters, including a recent visit to the United Nations. He has also recently acted as the small business spokesperson for Bank of America, Humana Insurance, and Capitol One, among others. Steve is the president of The Strauss Group, Inc: Strauss Law Firm, Strauss Seminar Co., and Strauss Syndication. He graduated from UCLA, the Claremont Graduate School, the Coro Foundation, and the McGeorge School of Law.

WWW.BANKOFAMERICA.COM/SMALLBUSINESS


GRAMMY-NOMINATED COUNTRY SINGER TRACE ADKINS - PBS’ NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT LIVE FROM THE U.S. CAPITOL SUNDAY, MAY 29, 2016

GARY SINISE AND JOE MANTEGA CO-HOST ANNUAL NIGHT OF REMEMBRANCE HONORING OUR AMERICAN HEROES: PBS’ NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT

Live From the U.S. Capitol, All-Star Line-Up Features General Colin Powell, Renee Fleming, The Beach Boys, Katharine McPhee, Trace Adkins, S. Epatha Merkerson, Esai Morales and Alfie Boe with Special Performance of National Anthem By AMERICAN IDOL Season 15 Winner Trent Harmon

For over a quarter century, PBS has inspired viewers with the annual broadcast of the multi award-winning NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT (#MemDayPBS), dedicated to our men and women in uniform, their families at home and all those who have given their lives for our country.  Live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, the night of remembrance will honor the over 400,000 valiant men and women who are laid to rest in the hallowed grounds of Arlington National Cemetery; and chronicle the experiences of the millions of American veterans who still suffer from the seen and unseen wounds of war.

Tony Award-winner Joe Mantegna (CRIMINAL MINDS) and Emmy Award-winner Gary Sinise (CRIMINAL MINDS: WITHOUT BORDERS) are set to co-host this poignant and heart-warming event for the 11th year.  The acclaimed actors, whose dedication to the show is evident, are also longtime supporters of veterans’ causes and our troops in active service.   The all-star line-up includes: distinguished American leader General Colin L. Powell USA (Ret.); world-renowned four-time Grammy Award-winning classical superstar Renee Fleming; iconic music legends The Beach Boys; gifted actress and singer Katharine McPhee (SCORPION); country music star and Grammy-nominated member of the Grand Ole Opry Trace Adkins; Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG Award-winning actress S. Epatha Merkerson (CHICAGO MED, LAW & ORDER); Award-winning actor Esai Morales (MOZART IN THE JUNGLE); plus Tony Award-winning international sensation Alfie Boe, who has just joined the Broadway cast of the smash hit FINDING NEVERLAND; in performance with the National Symphony Orchestra under the direction of top pops conductor Jack Everly.  And marking the end of an era, Trent Harmon, the final winner of AMERICAN IDOL, will open the show with a special performance of the “National Anthem.”

women who are laid to rest in the hallowed grounds of Arlington National Cemetery; and chronicle the experiences of the millions of American veterans who still suffer from the seen and unseen wounds of war.

Tony Award-winner Joe Mantegna (CRIMINAL MINDS) and Emmy Award-winner Gary Sinise (CRIMINAL MINDS: WITHOUT BORDERS) are set to co-host this poignant and heart-warming event for the 11th year.  The acclaimed actors, whose dedication to the show is evident, are also longtime supporters of veterans’ causes and our troops in active service.   The all-star line-up includes: distinguished American leader General Colin L. Powell USA (Ret.); world-renowned four-time Grammy Award-winning classical superstar Renee Fleming; iconic music legends The Beach Boys; gifted actress and singer Katharine McPhee (SCORPION); country music star and Grammy-nominated member of the Grand Ole Opry Trace Adkins; Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG Award-winning actress S. Epatha Merkerson (CHICAGO MED, LAW & ORDER); Award-winning actor Esai Morales (MOZART IN THE JUNGLE); plus Tony Award-winning international sensation Alfie Boe, who has just joined the Broadway cast of the smash hit FINDING NEVERLAND; in performance with the National Symphony Orchestra under the direction of top pops conductor Jack Everly.  And marking the end of an era, Trent Harmon, the final winner of AMERICAN IDOL, will open the show with a special performance of the “National Anthem.”

The 27th annual broadcast of the NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT airs live on PBS Sunday, May 29, 2016, from 8:00 to 9:30 p.m., before a concert audience of hundreds of thousands, millions more at home, as well as to our troops serving around the world on the American Forces Network.

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

5/25 LARRY LIPSON, ANDREA DONSKY, JULIA DIMON

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.


NUTRITIONIST, AUTHOR AND CO-FOUNDER OF THE HEALTHY SHOPPER INC, ANDREA DONSKY - TALKS ABOUT REPLACING “MYSTERY MEAT” WITH A “CLEANER WIENER”

Now That It’s Barbecue Season FRANKLY---MAY BE TIME FOR A WIENERVENTION
DEFINED AS: Replacing “Mystery Meat” with a “Cleaner Wiener” 

Americans love affair with the hot dog extends from backyard barbecues to ballparks during the summer months. Those in the know about top dog status say more than seven billion hot dogs will be eaten by Americans between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Every year, people in the U.S. bite into an average of 60 wieners each.

BETTER FOR YOU BBQ FOR MEMORIAL DAY
With the average American downing about 2,000 calories at a cookout, how can you have your BBQ and eat it too

  • Not all hot dogs are created equal. Choose those that are lower in fat, don’t have added nitrites or nitrates and are lower in sodium.  A typical hot dog has about 16 grams of fat, but a natural one without preservatives, artificial ingredients and fillers can come in at 8 grams. Applegate has a line of all-natural hot dogs that are made with just 100 percent grass-fed beef, water, salt and spices.  Also, there are plenty of varieties, including chicken and turkey that cut down on calories and fat.  For burgers, go for turkey or if you want ground beef, choose 90 or 93 percent lean.
  • Roll with It:  White with whole grain, wheat, spelt – just as hot dog options have changed, so have the buns. 
  • Grilling is not just for meat any more. Grilling brings out the natural sweetness in vegetables. Veggie kebobs are fun and easy to do.  And many fruits taste even better when grilled such as pineapple, peaches, plums and watermelon. 
  • Have fun with condiments. Choose ketchup and mustard with less added sugar – check out the ingredient list and make sure it isn’t the first or second ingredient. But don’t just stop there, diced onions, avocadoes, sweet bell peppers add flavor as well as boosts the nutritional value as does salsa and relishes. 
  • Swap the sides.  Love potato salad, but not the fat? Try using Greek yogurt in the dressing instead of mayo, and get the creaminess, plus the added benefits of calcium and protein. Instead of creamy dressings for salads, use vinaigrettes made with heart healthy olive oils. 

APPLEGATE.COM


HOST OF NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC’S “WORD TRAVELS” SERIES, JULIA DIMON – TIPS FOR TAKING SPECIAL ‘SHARE FOREVER’ VACATIONS

Travel Junkie and Host of National Geographic International’s Word Play
FIND OUT WHY JULIA DIMON IS WORKING TO GET THE BEST REWARDS FOR YOUR TRAVEL DOLLARS!

TRAVEL JUNKIE JULIA’S TIPS FOR TAKING SPECIAL ‘SHARE FOREVER’ VACATIONS 

The renowned TRAVEL JUNKIE, Julia Dimon has visited more than 80 countries during her career as one of the top travel experts in the nation. The TV host for National Geographic Word Travels has hiked with mountain gorillas in Uganda, gone to radioactive Chernobyl, been 'tortured' in a Latvian prison and eaten live scorpions, bugs and slugs all across the globe. Now, this amazing lady is ready to share some of her travel secrets for making exotic vacations affordable or local vacations more exciting. Find out how simply taking advantage of loyalty programs and other tips can be the difference between an OK vacation and a five-star memorable experience.

Dimon will be live from a beautiful Miami, Fla, to explain why this is the best time of year for travel deals, and how you can take advantage of them.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN FROM THE TRAVEL JUNKIE:

  • What's new and hot this summer
  • Off-the-radar destinations that provide more bang for your buck
  • Summer survival guide: tips and tricks to beat the heat, the crowds, the high prices (apps, websites)
  • How to get more from your summer vacation by taking advantage of rewards and exclusive benefits available through loyalty programs, such as IHG Rewards Club

Julia’s show is called Word Travels and appears on National Geographic Adventure, Travel Channel UK, Halogen, Outside TV, City-TV and OLN. She has also hosted a popular online 18-part travel series, Destination Getaway, for MSNBC, and she hosts a series of segments for Outside Television called “Urban Adventures.”  Dimon has also been featured as an expert on CNN, New York Times, ABC Nightline, Forbes Traveler, Travel & Leisure Magazine, Lonely Planet, etc.

WWW.IHG.COM/FOREVER
WWW.TRAVELJUNKIEJULIA.COM

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

5/24 DALE FLEMING, THE HEALTHIEST CITIES & COUNTIES CHALLENGE, ENTERTAINING EXPERT MELANIE MANNARINO, ROBERT SINCLAIR, SARAH ROBINSON, AAA SUMMER ROAD TRIP GUIDE


DALE FLEMING - STRATEGY DIRECTOR FOR THE COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO'S HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES AGENCY - SAN DIEGO RECOGNIZED AS AN INNOVATOR CITY IN THE HEALTHIEST CITIES & COUNTIES CHALLENGE

What do Tulsa, Cleveland, Kansas City, San Diego, Durham, and New Haven have in common? They’ve signed on to the Healthiest Cities & Counties Challenge, a new initiative to provide recognition and awards totaling $1.5 million to communities showing measurable changes in health and wellness. The Challenge, a partnership between the Aetna Foundation, the American Public Health Association, and the National Association of Counties will award innovation in just 50 small to mid-size cities, counties and federally recognized tribes making significant positive health impact.

San Diego County seeks to build upon the Live Well San Diego vision of healthy, safe and thriving communities by focusing on job creation, crime and safety, improving access to healthy foods through urban agriculture, strengthening families, improving community aesthetics through artwork, and increasing community capacity for leadership and civic engagement.

Live Well San Diego is a comprehensive, long-term initiative on health that aims to take action through local partnerships so the next generation of San Diegans can live longer and healthier lives. For the Healthiest Cities & Counties Challenge, LiveWell is collaborating with Project New Village and the Urban Collaborative.

MORE ABOUT DALE FLEMING:
Ms. Dale Fleming is the Strategy Director for the County of San Diego’s Health and Human Services Agency. In this role, she coordinates and supports the implementation of Live Well San Diego, a collective impact effort to realize healthy safe and thriving communities and residents throughout the county. In addition, she is the Executive Director of the County’s Community Action Partnership, which provides services to strengthen economically disadvantaged communities and the citizens who reside there. With nearly 30 years’ experience in administering health and social services programs, Ms. Fleming has led various strategic planning, policy development, community indicators and performance measurement initiatives. In addition, she provided executive leadership over the County’s public assistance and health coverage eligibility programs and policies for six years.

WWW.HEALTHIESTCITIES.ORG


ENTERTAINING EXPERT MELANIE MANNARINO - SIZZLING PARTY IDEAS FOR YOUR SUMMER SOIREE

SIZZLING PARTY IDEAS FOR YOUR SUMMER SOIREE

Our Entertaining Expert will Dish the Hottest Tips and Tricks to Make Your Summer Entertaining a Breeze!

Ready to impress your guests this summer? Freshen up your next party or get-together with a few simple tips from entertaining expert Melanie Mannarino. She'll show us everything from how to prepare better-for-you snacks with a zesty kick, to how to keep your guests protected from those bothersome bugs.

Find out how to transform your backyard or home into a fun and festive environment! Whether you're grilling on the porch or serving up inside, Melanie has delicious ideas that will make entertaining at home easy, fun and effortless, leaving your guests hungry for more!

ABOUT MELANIE MANNARINO
Melanie Mannarino has spent the last 20 years as editor and writer for media brands includingShape, Better Homes & Gardens, Redbook, Cosmopolitan, Seventeen and HGTV Magazine. She is a regular contributor to Weight Watchers magazine. Previously, Melanie was digital director of Shape.com, where she doubled the frequency of fitness, food & nutrition, and healthy living content. Prior to that, she was Director of Content at Weight Watchers, where she oversaw food & recipes, fitness and lifestyle content across the US and Canada web sites and created and starred in numerous video series, include Curious Foodie. As Deputy Executive Editor of Redbook magazine, Melanie wrote the food and entertaining blog Serving Dish, and appeared as a judge on Iron Chef America.


ROBERT SINCLAIR (AAA SPOKESPERSON & TRAVEL EXPERT) AND SARAH ROBINSON (TIRE AND DRIVING SAFETY EXPERT) - AAA SUMMER ROAD TRIP GUIDE

FIND OUT WHAT AAA IS EXPECTING THIS MEMORIAL DAY & TRAVEL SEASON FOR ROADWAY WARRIORS! 

WHAT EVERYONE “AUTO” KNOW ABOUT CAR CARE! SUMMER ROAD TRIP GUIDE!

Learn How to Beat the Rush & be prepared for the Busiest Roadway Weekend of the Year!

Experts are calling this the year of the road trip! With gas prices at an all-time low AAA estimates that over half of American’s are planning to hit the open road this summer. Weather an overnight trip or a cross-country adventure it is important to make sure your cars maintenance is up-to-date. Find out why doing routine inspections and simply checking tires before a road trip is essential for summer road trip fun!

Robert Sinclair of AAA and Tire and Driving Safety Expert Sarah Robinson from Michelin, will give some simple fixes and go over do’s and don’ts that will save drives money and time. AAA expects to rescue nearly 350,000 motorists at the roadside over Memorial Day weekend! Your viewers will learn important tips to help keep them safe and having fun on their roadway vacations.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:
PACKING WITH PURPOSE- Not overloading your car for trips
HIGH MAINTENANCE -Spend time enjoying your vacation, not fixing your car
TIRE CHECK-How to choose the right tires for your needs
THRIFTY INSPECTION-Super savings from simple automotive checks

WWW.MICHELINMAN.COM
WWW.AAA.COM/AUTO

Monday, May 23, 2016

05/23 JULIA COLLIN DAVISON, AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN , STEFANIE MICHAELS, THE ‘ADVENTURE GIRL’, IAN BLACKBURN, WINE LA

JULIA COLLIN DAVISON – NEW CO-HOST AND THE EXECUTIVE FOOD EDITOR FOR THE BOOK DIVISION, AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN - CHATS SUMMER GRILLING 

ABOUT JULIA COLLIN DAVISON
Julia Collin Davison is the executive food editor for the book division of America’s Test Kitchen and is an on-screen test cook for America’s Test Kitchen and Cook’s Country from America’s Test Kitchen. She began working as a test cook for Cook’s Illustrated in 1999 and is responsible for the food and recipe development for all America’s Test Kitchen cookbooks. She holds an A.O.S. degree from the Culinary Institute of America and a B.A. in psychology and philosophy from SUNY Albany. Before coming to America’s Test Kitchen, she worked in Albany, the Berkshires, San Francisco, and the Napa Valley at several restaurants, catering companies, schools, and wineries. Julia resides in Natick, Massachusetts, where she enjoys cooking with her husband, Ian, and her daughter, Marta.

ABOUT AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN 
America’s Test Kitchen is the most-watched cooking show on public television—over 2 million viewers tune in each week—and in January 2016, America’s Test Kitchen will launch its 16th season. In addition to the popular segments that viewers have come to love and trust, like equipment reviews, taste tests, and foolproof recipes, the 16th season will feature even more content and numerous visits with well-loved chefs!

The test kitchen chefs cook America’s favorite recipes with host Christopher Kimball and deconstruct each recipe to reveal the test kitchen’s secrets to foolproof cooking at home. This season includes 57 all-new recipes, including Raspberry Charlotte, Black Bean Burgers, Foolproof New York Cheesecake, Crispy Salt and Pepper Shrimp, Duck Fat–Roasted Potatoes, Cuban Braised Shredded Beef, Chicken Mole Poblano, Ultimate Charcoal-Grilled Steaks, Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie, and more.
America’s Test Kitchen is shot just outside Boston. The test cooks are dedicated to finding the best methods for preparing foolproof home-cooked meals. The 2,500-square-foot test kitchen in which America’s Test Kitchen is shot is the same kitchen where three dozen full-time test cooks work, testing and retesting recipes 20, 30, and sometimes 50 times, until they find the recipe that they are confident will work every time.

MASTER OF THE GRILL: FOOLPROOF RECIPES, TOP-RATED GADGETS, GEAR & INGREDIENTS PLUS CLEVER TEST KITCHEN TIPS & FASCINATING FOOD SCIENCE
Part field guide to grilling and barbecuing and part cookbook, Master of the Grill features a wide variety of kitchen-tested recipes for meat, poultry, seafood, vegetables, pizza, and more. These are the recipes everyone should know how to make— the juiciest burgers, barbecue chicken that’s moist not tough, tender grill-smoked pork ribs, the greatest steak (and grilled potatoes to serve alongside). Regional specialties are included, too—learn how to make Cowboy Steaks, Alabama BBQ Chicken, and Kansas City Sticky Ribs. Colorful photography captures the beauty of the recipes and step-by-step shots guide you through everything you need to know. A section on grilling essentials covers the pros and cons of gas and charcoal grills and which might be right for you, as well as the tools you’ll use with them— such as grill brushes, tongs, vegetable baskets, and wood chips and chunks.

"A terrifically accessible and useful guide to grilling in all its forms that sets a new bar for its competitors on the bookshelf." –Publishers Weekly

Are precut steak tips worth buying? Why make divots in burgers? What’s the best supermarket barbecue sauce? (And when is it worth splurging for the high-end one?) Are all grill tongs created equal? America’s most trusted test kitchen fires up the grill to answer those questions and many more in the inventive new book Master of the Grill.

With recipes and techniques arranged by skill level—from The Basics to The Easy Upgrades to The Serious Projects—cooks of all stripes can dive in and choose their outdoor cooking adventure. Make classic, contemporary, and regional recipes like Perfect Grilled Hamburgers, Barbecued Pulled Chicken, Grilled Tomato and Cheese Pizzas, and Kansas City Sticky Ribs, as well as Grill-Smoked Salmon, Grill-Roasted Prime Rib, Grilled Lobsters with Herbed Garlic Butter, andGrilled Fruit (with a variety of finishing sauces and glazes). Every recipe includes instructions for both charcoal and gas grills and there are hundreds of full-color recipe and step photos throughout the book.

WWW.AMERICASTESTKITCHEN.COM


STEFANIE MICHAELS, THE ‘ADVENTURE GIRL’ AND TRAVEL EXPERT - SUMMER TRAVEL PLANNING

SUMMER TRAVEL DEALS ARE HEATING UP!  FIND OUT HOW TO PLAN YOUR SUMMER GETAWAY WITH  THE SOCIAL MEDIA GURU OF TRAVEL! 

THE ‘ADVENTURE GIRL’ STEFANIE MICHAELS SHARES HOT TIPS & SUGGESTIONS FOR A MEMORABLE SUMMER TRAVEL SEASON! 

Find Out Stefanie’s Favorite Last Minute Deals for a Great Adventure This Memorial Day!  
Stefanie Michaels has over 1 million twitter followers who look to her for expert travel advice. Known as the Go-to-Girl for “living life’s adventures,” Stefanie has carved a unique niche in the world of sharing tips with national publications such as People magazine, Access Hollywood, and the New York Times. Just in time for Memorial Day Weekend and the start of the summer travel season, this amazing expert is available to share her expertise and some great travel tips with your listeners. Find out how to get some great last minute deals and where to go for a FUN family or adults-only vacation. She will also talk about her go-to Myrtle Beach destination!

THE ADVENTURE GIRL SHARES HER TRAVEL CHECKLIST: 

  • FIND OUT WHERE TO GET THE HOTEST DEALS: Summer is synonymous with beach vacation. Find some of the best places to go that will entertain everyone without breaking the bank. 
  • FLASH SALES: Find out how to utilize social media to get last-minute deals.  
  • FINDING REAL DEALS: Learn how you can take advantage of last-minute bargains, even in peak travel season. 

Stefanie was been dubbed "America's Tweetheart" in a Vanity Fair Magazine feature for having 1 million Twitter followers, she’s been the focus of Time Magazine's feature, "Love me, Love my brand," and sits on Forbes’ list of Top 20 Branded Women.



IAN BLACKBURN – WINE LA – UPCOMING EVENTS (STARS OF CA 5/25)

STARS OF CALIFORNIA
MAY 25, 2015 | PENINSULA BEVERLY HILLS
California is a wine region with much to offer. From the Sonoma Coast to the Napa Valley to Monterey to Paso Robles to Santa Barbara to Temecula and everywhere in between, there is a wine for everyone in California. At our STARS of California event, explore the diversity of Californian wine from delicate Pinot Noir to bold Zinfandel at this showcase of the best of California. Enjoy tray served hors d'oeuvres, an amazingly robust silent auction, and much more. All Silent Auction proceeds benefit the T.J. Martell Foundation.

VIP ADMISSION 6:00 PM
GENERAL ADMISSION 7:00 PM

VIP INCLUDES:
VIP Panel & Tasting
Enhanced VIP Buffet
VIP Gift Bag
Unlimited Wine Tasting
Tray Passed Hors D'oeuvres
Selection of Breads, Cheeses, and Chocolates

GENERAL ADMISSION INCLUDES:
Unlimited Wine Tasting
Tray Passed Hors D'oeuvres
Selection of Breads, Cheeses, and Chocolates

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.

IAN BLACKBURN, CSW, JWE ¬‐ LEARNABOUTWINE & WINELA PROFESSIONAL SOMMELIER, CANDIDATE FOR THE MASTER OF WINE 
Ian drinks wine for a living and plans 50-¬‐100 public and private events a year. Ian stays busy buying collectible wines for high profile clients, planning luxury wine  trips  for  his  audience,  hosting  corporate  events,  and  studying  for  his  Master of Wine.

Since  1995,  LearnAboutWine  has  done  the  hard  work  of  building  a  better  culture for fine wine, opening the doors for more quality products to enter the  marketplace  and  has  taught  over  800,000  students.    With  a  reach  of  over 80,000  current  subscribers  and  followers,  LearnAboutWine  now  focuses  on  the  best  quality  events and classes, and wine credential programs which have graduated over 1000 wine students in the last 9 years with a Junior Wine Executive credential (JWE).   See what is happening NOW at our new website winela.com.

WWW.WINELA.COM

Friday, May 20, 2016

05/20 LAURA KATH, SOLVANG CONFERENCE & VISITORS BUREAU, JESSIE ARTIGUE, BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS 8TH ANNUAL BEST NEW PRODUCT AWARDS, STEVE EVANS THE MOVIE GUY

LAURA KATH - MEDIA RELATIONS DIRECTOR,  SOLVANG CONFERENCE & VISITORS BUREAU -SOLVANG NAMED ONE OF THE “BEST HISTORIC SMALL TOWN” WINNERS IN 10BEST.COM CONTEST

SOLVANG NAMED ONE OF THE “BEST HISTORIC SMALL TOWN” WINNERS IN 10BEST.COM CONTEST

Solvang, California, USA— Tracy Farhad, Executive Director of the Solvang Conference & Visitors Bureau (SCVB) is pleased to announce that Solvang was named one of the winners in the Best Historic Small Town category in the 10Best Readers' Choice 2016 travel award contest sponsored by USA TODAY. The list of all ten winners is located at http://www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-historic-small-town/.

Farhad remarked, “Solvang is the only community in California to be honored as Best Historic Small Town in this exciting contest. We are so proud that media experts nominated Solvang initially; then people locally and around the world voted for Solvang online. Solvang began the contest ranked #20 and after four weeks of daily voting, we finished as #6 against some very well-known towns. We’re thrilled to have this recognition, especially since we value, celebrate and promote Solvang as a historic community year-round.”

In 2009, Solvang was honored with the prestigious “Preserve America Community” award by the national Advisory Council on Historic Preservation. Solvang means “sunny field” in Danish; and was founded in 1911 by three Danish-American educators who discovered a place in the central coast of California where land was plentiful and their culture could prosper. In 2014,  Solvang was named by trivago as one of the best “Hidden European Towns in America” and in 2013 by Huffington Post as " #2 Place to Travel to Europe Without Leaving the USA.” Solvang celebrated its Centennial in 2011 with year-long festivities including a visit from Henrik, His Royal Highness The Prince Consort of Denmark.

This year, Solvang celebrates 105 years of its historic, cultural heritage with museums, attractions and seasonal festivals such as the 1804 National Historic Landmark Old Mission Santa Ines; Elverhoj Museum of History & Art; Hans Christian Andersen Museum (the only one in the USA); Wildling Museum of Art & Nature and the Solvang Vintage Motorcycle Museum as well as our newest historic displays at The Copenhagen House including the Solvang House of Amber and Great Hall of the Danes. Festivals are traditional parts of Solvang’s historic charm. Danish Days annual festival emerged in 1936 commemorating Solvang’s heritage every September with artisans, folk dancing, three parades, aebleskiver breakfasts and free entertainment for the whole family. Locals and visitors savor the Taste of Solvang every March, Scarecrowfest in autumn and Julefest (Yule-fest) during December. In 2011, Solvang was named by Time Magazine as one of the “Most Christmas-y Towns in the USA.”

Solvang welcomes over 1.5 million visitors each year, offers more than 30 restaurants, 5 authentic Danish bakeries, 20 wine tasting rooms, 150 retail shops and 18 hotels, inns and resorts along with myriad outdoor recreational  opportunities with fun for all ages. Now in its second century, Solvang residents of many cultures still continue to enjoy the same historic traditions as the Danish-American founders envisioned—welcoming friends, family and visitors from around the world to share the joys of “California’s Little Denmark”.

The Solvang Conference & Visitors Bureau is a not-for-profit organization formed in 1986 to promote the City of Solvang, its Northern European culture, cuisine, arts and attractions of the village known as “California’s Little Denmark.”

WWW.SOLVANGUSA.COM


JESSIE ARTIGUE - BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS 8TH ANNUAL BEST NEW PRODUCT AWARDS ANNOUNCES 2016 WINNERS AS VOTED BY MORE THAN 38,000 CONSUMERS

BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS 8TH ANNUAL BEST NEW PRODUCT AWARDS ANNOUNCES 2016 WINNERS AS VOTED BY MORE THAN 38,000 CONSUMERS

Companion BrandSpark/BHG American Shopper Study Reveals 70% of Shoppers Will Pay A Premium For Quality, Innovative Products

Better Homes and Gardens, along with leading market research firm BrandSpark International, have announced the winners of the 2016 Better Homes and Gardens Best New Product Awards (www.BestNewProductAwards.com.) The Best New Product Awards (BNPAs) is the leading consumer-voted CPG awards program in North America, honoring consumer products in the categories of Beauty, Food & Beverage, Health & Personal Care, Household and Kids.
The winning products were determined solely by more than 38,000 consumers who participated in an extensive nationwide survey, conducted by independent marketing research firm BrandSpark International in partnership with Better Homes and Gardens.  The 2016 survey had 243 entries and 74 winning products across a range of categories. Better Homes and Gardens will showcase the winners and select insights within its print, broadcast and digital properties.

ABOUT JESSIE ARTIGUE:
As a successful on-air personality, trends forecaster and fashion/lifestyle writer, Jessie Artigue. Her popular fashion and lifestyle blog, StyleAndPepper.com, features creative advice for a flavorful life with inspirations on beauty and style, healthy eating, entertaining, DIY projects, and more. Jessie has appeared on Good Morning America, HGTV, Access Hollywood and the View – and has acted as an on-air spokesperson for publications including Lucky Magazine, Harper’s BAZAAR, Huffington Post Live and has consulted for brands including Nordstrom, BareMinerals, Lean Cuisine and more.


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, May 19, 2016

05/19 JOE MANTEGNA, PBS NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT, KRISTEN HEWITT, WEEKEND GETAWAYS, NINA TYLER, GOOGLE, THE LATEST TRENDS AND TECH DEVICES

ACTOR, PRODUCER, WRITER AND DIRECTOR, JOE MANTEGNA - CO-HOST OF ANNUAL NIGHT OF REMEMBRANCE HONORING OUR AMERICAN HEROES: PBS’ NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT 

JOE MANTEGNA AND GARY SINISE CO-HOST ANNUAL NIGHT OF REMEMBRANCE HONORING OUR AMERICAN HEROES: PBS’ NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT

Live From the U.S. Capitol, All-Star Line-Up Features: General Colin Powell, Renee Fleming, The Beach Boys, Katharine McPhee, Trace Adkins, S. Epatha Merkerson, Esai Morales and Alfie Boe with Special Performance of National Anthem By AMERICAN IDOL Season 15 Winner Trent Harmon –

For over a quarter century, PBS has inspired viewers with the annual broadcast of the multi award-winning NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT (#MemDayPBS), dedicated to our men and women in uniform, their families at home and all those who have given their lives for our country.  Live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, the night of remembrance will honor the over 400,000 valiant men and women who are laid to rest in the hallowed grounds of Arlington National Cemetery; and chronicle the experiences of the millions of American veterans who still suffer from the seen and unseen wounds of war.

Tony Award-winner Joe Mantegna (CRIMINAL MINDS) and Emmy Award-winner Gary Sinise (CRIMINAL MINDS: WITHOUT BORDERS) are set to co-host this poignant and heart-warming event for the 11th year.  The acclaimed actors, whose dedication to the show is evident, are also longtime supporters of veterans’ causes and our troops in active service.   The all-star line-up includes: distinguished American leader General Colin L. Powell USA (Ret.); world-renowned four-time Grammy Award-winning classical superstar Renee Fleming; iconic music legends The Beach Boys; gifted actress and singer Katharine McPhee (SCORPION); country music star and Grammy-nominated member of the Grand Ole Opry Trace Adkins; Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG Award-winning actress S. Epatha Merkerson (CHICAGO MED, LAW & ORDER); Award-winning actor Esai Morales (MOZART IN THE JUNGLE); plus Tony Award-winning international sensation Alfie Boe, who has just joined the Broadway cast of the smash hit FINDING NEVERLAND; in performance with the National Symphony Orchestraunder the direction of top pops conductor Jack Everly.  And marking the end of an era, Trent Harmon, the final winner of AMERICAN IDOL, will open the show with a special performance of the “National Anthem.”

The 27th annual broadcast of the NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT airs live on PBSSunday, May 29, 2016, from 8:00 to 9:30 p.m., before a concert audience of hundreds of thousands, millions more at home, as well as to our troops serving around the world on the American Forces Network.


KRISTEN HEWITT - HOW TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THREE-DAY WEEKENDS, MEMORIAL DAY & FOURTH OF JULY…OR JUST PLAN A SPECIAL FAMILY VACATION ADVENTURE

TALK TO KRISTEN HEWITT, TWO-TIME EMMY-WINNING REPORTER & FOUNDER OF ‘MOMMY IN SPORTS’

SUPER MOM EXPLAINS THE IMPORTANCE OF WEEKEND GETAWAYS

Emmy Award winning reporter, columnist, blogger and mother of two Kristen Hewitt is teaming up with Hampton by Hilton to inspire more people to become Seekenders. You may ask, “What is a Seekender?”  Well, Seekenders are travel savvy-individuals who take advantage of the weekend to explore and pursue their passions.   Whether you have planned time off or not, there is Memorial Day, Fourth of July and an entire summer of weekends ahead to plan your ultimate Seekender adventure, and Kristen is here to help. Your audience will learn why the perfect time to take advantage of three-day weekends is NOW and how to travel around your passions whether that’s sports, food, music or the great outdoors. Whether you still love the classic, two-person American road trip, or prefer to travel with family to share lifetime memories, find out why there’s a little bit of Seekender in all of us.

HOW SAVVY TRAVELERS CAN EXPLORE THEIR GLOBAL NEIGHBORHOOD:

  • CREATE —How to Create a “non-agenda” agenda & get the most for your money  
  • SELECT —Choose the ideal hotel with amenities like hot breakfast & free WiFi 
  • FORGET—Savor the local cuisine and forget the diet  
  • HIT IT—Find the city hotspots and create an ultimate Seekender visit

Hewitt is a two-time Emmy Award winning television reporter and producer for Sun Sports. She worked in the sports broadcasting arena for over a decade, both behind the scenes and in front of the camera. She was a Host for the Miami Dolphins, Florida Panthers, Fox Sports Florida and a Feature Producer for the Orlando Magic. Hewitt is well-known for her popular parenting blog “MOMMY in SPORTS” and you can also find her articles in the Huffington Post, She Knows, parenting websites such as Bundoo, Scary Mommy and TODAY Parents.


NINA TYLER, GOOGLE TECHNOLOGIST -THE LATEST TRENDS AND TECH DEVICES

GOOGLE SET TO UNVEIL LATEST MOBILE & COMPUTING TECHNOLOGIES AT ANNUAL DEVELOPER CONFERENCE

This month, Google will unveil the world's latest technology and mobile innovations at its annual developer-focused conference: Google I/O.

More than 7,000 creative coders will descend upon Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, CA, for three days of sessions, hands-on demonstrations and insight into Google's latest products and developer tools. Together, they'll explore the latest in mobile applications and beyond.

Previous Google I/O conferences have featured the live broadcast skydive onto the Moscone Convention Center using Google Glass and Google+, as well as the launch of software/hardware, Android TV, Android Wear, Google Photos and Cardboard. Attendees have also learned how Google services can help take their web and mobile apps to the next level.

NINA TYLER, GOOGLE TECHNOLOGIST GIVES A ROUND-UP OF ALL THE MAJOR GOOGLE I/O ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Major Technology Announcements: Breakthrough moments at Google I/O
Consumer Round-up: What hot new apps, features and gadgets will be available for consumers

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

05/18 RAINA SEITEL, DR. BOB WIRTZ AND DR. TOM NELSON, LEO PEARLSEIN, ADVENTURES IN PR

RAINA SEITEL - SUMMERTIME CHECKLIST: THE ULTIMATE TO-DO TO GET YOU FEELING YOUR BEST FOR SUMMER

SUMMERTIME CHECKLIST - THE ULTIMATE TO-DO TO GET YOU FEELING YOUR BEST FOR SUMMER!

Summertime and the living is easy…well almost! We all want to look and feel our best when the Summer comes but that pesky Winter season has kept us cooped indoors and we may be feeling, well… just blah!  Now is the time to shake off those Winter woes and get into gear for Summer fun! Here to help is reconnect, renew and regroup for the Summer is Lifestyle Expert and Mom, Raina Seitel.

Lifestyle Expert Raina Seitel is a journalist, host and mother currently starring in Style Network’s City Girl Diaries. Raina Seitel is a correspondent for WNBC and a variety of media outlets. Raina Seitel is a lifestyle expert with a concentration on entertainment, fashion, beauty, dining, fitness, motherhood and travel. Raina is often found on a red carpet interviewing the hottest celebrities on the East Coast and West Coast. Raina Seitel has interviewed Madonna, Meryl Streep, Bill Clinton, Denzel Washington, Christie Brinkley, Dolly Parton, Tommy Hilfiger, Vera Wang, Hugh Jackman, Clive Davis, Michael Jordan, Brad Pitt and Rudy Giuliani. Raina Seitel is an Emmy Award winner.

AMONG THE TOPICS RAINA WILL DISCUSS ARE: 
The best ways to re-connect with old friends
Easy ways to look and feel your best
Summer trends and must-haves
And more!

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DR. BOB WIRTZ, PHD. AND DR. TOM NELSON, DMV - ZIKA PREVENTION & PROTECTING OUR PETS

DID YOU KNOW MOSQUITOES CARRYING THE ZIKA VIRUS ALSO MAY CARRY HEARTWORMS? 

Important Information from a World-Renowned Entomologist, Recently Retired from the CDC, & Past President of American Heartworm Society

Mosquitoes can transmit many serious diseases including Zika. There has been a tremendous amount of media coverage recently about the Zika virus, how it causes birth deformities and other serious neurological problems. What few people realize, however, is that the same mosquitoes carrying the Zika virus may also carry heartworms that can be deadly for pets.

Now, just in time for mosquito season, we have two of the nation’s top experts to discuss the Zika virus and a groundbreaking NEW study that highlights a change in the approach in fighting the rising incidence of heartworm infection in dogs. Discover how Ceva Animal Health’s support of research and the Double Defense Campaign continues to spread the word: Fight the vector – the mosquito - and the heartworm.

You will speak with two of the top experts in the nation on this topic. Robert A. Wirtz, PhD., is the retired Chief of Entomology at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and one of the world’s leading experts on insect-transmitted diseases, especially mosquitoes. Dr. Charles (Tom) Nelson, DVM, is the Past President of the American Heartworm Society and an expert on the serious problems resulting from heartworms.

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PUBLICITY PIONEER, LEO PEARLSTEIN – AUTHOR, ADVENTURES IN PR

Public Relations Guru Shares Inside Stories of Unique Promotions, Plus Nostalgic Photos of Hollywood Royalty.

For the past six decades, publicity pioneer, Leo Pearlstein, has found a way to publicize every type of food imaginable with the help of a movie, TV, music, sports or political celebrity. How he ingeniously concocted his campaigns is revealed in his recently released book, titled "Adventures In PR," published by Create Space. This entertaining and educational book also includes over 50 nostalgic and rare photos of many of Hollywood's top stars, as well as famous politicians and sports figures. Pearlstein's candid tell-all of his adventures offers tips, tales and insight gained from publicizing a large variety of clients. From eggs and prunes, to turkeys, potatoes, chives, chickens and chips, the 95-year-old PR guru recalls the many trials and tribulations of getting hard-to-obtain media attention for his clients' products. Pearlstein's publicity campaigns not only helped sell food, but also the TV and movie projects of the celebrities with whom he worked. The book not only describes many successful PR campaigns, but also how Pearlstein and his staff were able to turn some crazy mishaps into successes. Readers can apply these valuable lessons to their own personal and business activities. Pearlstein always came up with creative ways to reach the media: whether he was frying 1,000 eggs in a 10-foot frying pan with Abbott & Costello; photographing sexy movie star, Jayne Mansfield, barbequing a turkey; having JFK pose with a live turkey prior to Thanksgiving; having Snoopy run for President to promote bread or working some food products into the "Rocky" movie.
'Adventures In PR,' Pearlstein's fourth book, is available online for $14.95 by visiting www.createspace.com/6029543, as well as www.amazon.com. For more information about 'Adventures In PR,' visit www.adventuresinpr.com.

ABOUT LEO:
When Leo Pearlstein founded Lee & Associates back in 1950, he had no idea he would one day be referred to as a "Legend of Food PR," as part of a feature in the Public Relations News publication, or be named a "PR superstar" in the Public Relations Quarterly magazine. TV Guide has even featured Leo and cited his ability and professionalism in getting his clients' products placed on television shows and in movies. Over the years, Leo, who personally supervised all phases of the agency's operations and members of his highly respected firm, have won numerous awards for outstanding accomplishments in food industry public relations, marketing and merchandising from many organizations. Pharmaceutical manufacturers, food conglomerates and major corporations have called on Leo's expertise in corporate communications. He pioneered in California agricultural commodity and generic promotions and has created and supervised successful programs for over 40 different food advisory boards, trade associations and co-ops, as well as state and federally-funded marketing groups. This includes industries such as almonds, apples, artichokes, asparagus, boysenberries, chives, corn, eggs, figs, grapefruit, papayas, peaches, pineapples, plums, prunes, seafood, tomatoes and turkeys. Some of the commodity groups he has handled range from the Danish Dairy Board and the English Cheese Association to the Mexican shrimp industry. Beverage clients he has worked with range from Pepsico and the milk industry to Suntory International (a billion-dollar conglomerate which produces over a hundred whiskey, wine and soft drink products). And because of his great knowledge of food, Leo was invited to participate in the first President's Council on Nutrition at the White House. In this book, Leo shares some of his favorite adventures in Public Relations.

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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

05/17 ‘MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT’ HOST PEPPER SCHWARTZ, ERIC GROSSMAN, CRAFT SPIRITS, DAVID KIRSCH


ERIC GROSSMAN - AUTHOR, CRAFT SPIRITS

CRAFT SPIRITS
know the makers
infuse your own
create new cocktails

The first book to combine reference and practical how-to information from the most pioneering distillers around the world, and the first global catalog with photographs of every important craft spirit.

Small-batch artisan spirits have arrived in a big way, with micro-distillery start-ups hitting record levels around the world and hand-crafted spirits crowding the top shelf.

From vodka to rum to moonshine and more, Craft Spirits is your guide to which spirits to try and which pioneering distillers to watch.

Craft Spirits will bring out your inner mixologist with cocktail recipes for each spirit it features, and will inspire you to shake or stir your own unique signature cocktail. Tasting notes, step-by-step advice, and profiles of the key micro-distilleries in every category make this book a must-have for enthusiasts.
Highlighting more than 250 of the most important craft spirits, Craft Spirits is the first book of its kind, and author Eric Grossman, a key influencer within the industry, brings his knowledge of craft spirits and international cocktail trends to its pages.


CELEBRITY FITNESS AND WELLNESS EXPERT DAVID KIRSCH OFFERS FOOD AND FITNESS TIPS TO GIVE THE WHOLE FAMILY A SPRING TRAINING BOOST

Celebrity Fitness and Wellness Expert David Kirsch Offers Food and Fitness Tips to Give the Whole Family a Spring Training Boost

Spring is here and summer is just around the corner, presenting the perfect opportunity to kick off a healthy routine for the whole family. But with families constantly on the move and juggling busy routines, it's not always easy for everyone to stay fit, eat well, and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Eating well and getting the right amount of exercise isn’t just important for adults, it’s equally important for kids as well.

Celebrity fitness and wellness expert, David Kirsch, is available to show, tell and demo food and exercise tips and tricks to give the whole family a healthy boost that will lead to lasting improvements to their overall health and well-being. David has tips to help the whole family maintain physical fitness, improve nutrition and live healthier including:
  • Mind Over Matter –Changing your mind-set can actually change your body. David will provide tips direct from his new book “Ultimate Family Wellness,” a simple, step-by-step plan to keep even the busiest families healthy and fit.
  • Navigating Nutrition – From world class athletes to busy families, high protein foods made with only natural, non-GMO ingredients should be on your shopping list. David will showcase some of his favorite, delicious tasting Chobani Greek Yogurt products, including three new Rio-inspired limited edition flavors to celebrate the approaching Summer Games, and Chobani Kids® Pouches and Tubes – a perfect portable snack for the little ones.  
  • Scrap the “Cookie Cutter” – Different workouts work for different people. David will demonstrate and discuss how to customize activities and workouts for different ages and body types to see lasting results.
ABOUT DAVID KIRSCH
A single dad of young twins, David realizes how important it is to establish healthy lifestyle habits early and demonstrates how a few simple changes can make a lifetime of difference. His latest book, “Ultimate Family Wellness,” a simple, step-by-step plan to keep even the busiest families healthy and fit, has already garnered acclaim from several of his celebrity clients including Kate Upton, Liv Tyler and Jennifer Lopez, who actually penned to forward.

With over two decades of experience uncovering and harnessing the powerful connection between mind, body and spirit, David Kirsch has become a leading authority on achieving optimal health and wellbeing at any age or fitness level. An early proponent of tapping the power of the mind to sculpt the body, David is a true visionary in the field of wellness. Throughout his years as a sought-after trainer, David has transformed the bodies—and lives—of countless devotees through his signature combination of mind-body conditioning, multi-tasking workouts and smart nutrition. From founding New York’s award-winning Madison Square Club to developing unprecedented supplements, classes and techniques designed to maximize workouts, David has been a pioneer in the wellness field throughout his long career.

In addition to authoring five books, and five fitness DVDs, including the bestseller The Ultimate New York Body Plan and the best-selling accompanying DVD, David has appeared on numerous television shows to share his fitness and wellness expertise, including The Today Show, E! and CNN World News, Dr. Oz, Live with Regis and Kelly and The View. Through his books, fitness DVDs, recipes, supplements and more, David Kirsch offers every man and woman access to the wellness regimen he has developed for some of the world’s most discerning clients. Additionally, as a single father of four year old twin girls, he has expanded his wellness empire to include areas such as family and child fitness, nutrition and wellness. His website, DavidKirschWellness.com, represents a passport to the complete David Kirsch lifestyle, with expert tips, supplements, workout gear and more.


NEW RESEARCH ON MODERN LOVE WITH THE HOST OF THE HIT SHOW ‘MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT’, PEPPER SCHWARTZ, PHD 

One of the Nation’s Top Relationship Experts Shares an Study that Explains How Americans Feel about Marriage, Divorce & Relationships



Pepper Schwartz, PhD., is one of the top experts in the nation. She’s best known as the Co-Host of the unique and top-rated show MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT, but is also the author of 25 books on relationships. She is truly recognized as one of the premiere experts on dating in today’s society. In our contemporary world, relationships are constantly changing with internet dating sites, marriage and divorce. Dr. Schwartz discussed with us the fascinating findings in a new AVVO Relationship Study that provided some interesting and surprising information about the way people feel about relationships.

To see the full study visit, www.avvo.com or join the conversation at @Avvo or use the hashtag #AvvoStudy

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ABOUT DR. SCHWARTZ: 


She is Professor of Sociology at the University of Washington and earned her Ph.D. from Yale University. She is the author of 25 books, including two New York Times Best Sellers. Dr. Schwartz is presently the Love, Sex, and Relationship Ambassador for AARP and writes a column for them. Married at First Sight is in its third season on the A&E Network. The show is a daring social experiment in which six singles will marry a complete stranger.

07/25 BARBARA BALIK, THE CYSTIC FIBROSIS FOUNDATION, AN AFTERNOON OF MAGIC AND MYSTERY, JAMES BEARD AWARD-WINNING FOOD WRITER LAURA SHAPIRO

BARBARA BALIK FROM THE CYSTIC FIBROSIS FOUNDATION - AN AFTERNOON OF MAGIC AND MYSTERY AUGUST 26TH! AN AFTERNOON OF MAGIC AND MYSTERY AT ...