Tuesday, June 7, 2016

06/07 MASTER SOMMELIER GEORGE SKORKA, TROMBETTA FAMILY WINES, GRAZIANO FAMILY OF WINES, AUDREY ROWE FROM FOOD AND NUTRITION SERVICES, STEVE COX FROM SODEXO INC., NICOLE FELICIANO, MOM TRENDS

MASTER SOMMELIER GEORGE SKORKA - WINE CONSULTANT TALKS ABOUT TROMBETTA FAMILY WINES AND GRAZIANO FAMILY OF WINES 

Forty years in the Hospitality Business. Hands on skills in all aspects of Restaurant Business including front of the house, kitchen and beverage management.  International Wine competitions/Sommelier Challenge and San Francisco International Wine Competition/Judge.  Advisory Board Member of the Culinary Institute for 8 years.

TROMBETTA FAMILY WINES 
A lifelong thrill for backyard harvest-to-table farming, discovering fine Burgundies, and joining with family and friends for long meals around the table kept us satisfied until we could no longer look away from the unique potential of our greater backyard, which nurtures some of the most prized Pinot Noir vineyards in the New World.

Winemaking came to us naturally, as a deep expression of our unique time and place.

Pinot Noir & Chardonnay From The Sonoma Coast
Our limited production wines by mother-and-daughter duo Rickey Trombetta Stancliff and Erica Stancliff hail from the region of Sonoma referred to as the Petaluma Gap.

We select clones of Pinot Noir that exemplify the rich minerality, soils and cool weather of the Sonoma Coast, resulting in a beautifully balanced wine, enhancing every meal.

Each and every bottle has been hand-harvested, fermented with native yeast, and allowed to develop with native malolactic fermentation in barrels.

WWW.TROMBETTAWINES.COM

GRAZIANO FAMILY OF WINES
Welcome to Graziano Family of Wines. Our wines are handcrafted with history, heritage and care in Mendocino County. They are consistently full-bodied, uniquely flavored and finely balanced. Specializing in classic Italian and unique old world varietals, our wines are being recognized at pinnacles in America winemaking. Discover our passion in every bottle.

Current labels for the Graziano Family of Wines are Saint Gregory, Monte Volpe, Enotria and Graziano. The four labels are crafted to preserve each variety's integrity by employing time honored Old World cellar practices perfected by the gentle application of modern technology.

The intensity of the fruit flavors and the balance of natural acidity of Mendocino hillside grown grapes, allow great flexibility at every level of wine making. Each variety's character is preserved and highlighted because we are blessed with fruit that need little manipulation or intrusive intervention.
Our wines are proudly distributed nationally and internationally.

Our wide variety of award winning wines will pair beautifully with all of your favorite recipes, with versatility to go from your private dining table to an elegant affair.

WWW.GRAZIANOFAMILYOFWINES.COM


USDA ADMINISTRATOR AUDREY ROWE & STEVE COX FROM SODEXO INC. DISCUSS CHALLENGES, VIABLE SOLUTIONS & HOW TO FIND SUMMER MEAL PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN IN YOUR LOCAL AREA 

SUMMER VACATION… SUMMER CAMP… SOME ARE SIMPLY HUNGRY

The end of the school year often means the end of a reliable source of regular meals, putting more than 18 million kids at risk of hunger

According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA,) during the school year, more than 22 million kids receive free and reduced-price meals through the National School Lunch Program. But when school lets out for the summer, only 3.8 million participate in USDA’s summer meals programs. Providing these extra meals at home can be difficult for parents. It becomes harder to make ends meet during the summer months, when grocery expenses alone can increase by more $300 per month.

Several public and private efforts work to bridge the meal gap. Feeding Our Future is one example. This summer meal program was created by Sodexo and partners with clients, suppliers and local hunger-relief organizations. It has programs in 23 cities around the U.S. Since 1997, Feeding Our Future has provided more than 4.5 million free meals to children nationwide. Sodexo also partners with the USDA to promote and implement its summer meals programs, which aim to ensure that children continue to receive nutritious meals when school is not in session. Last year, USDA’s summer meals programs served nearly 191 million meals at more than 66,000 sites, and, in many areas of the country, the programs have already kicked-off for summer 2016, fueling children and teens to reach their highest potential.

On Thursday June 2nd, Steve Cox from Sodexo and Audrey Rowe of USDA are available to discuss challenges, viable solutions and how to find summer meal programs for children in your local area.

MORE ABOUT AUDREY ROWE
USDA Administrator, Audrey Rowe, has principal responsibilities to provide children and needy families with better access to food and a more healthful diet through the USDA’s 15 nutrition assistance programs and nutrition education efforts.

MORE ABOUT STEVE COX
Steve Cox leads public relations for Sodexo in North America. The Fortune Global 500 company has operations at 9,000 sites across North America and touches 15 million consumers daily. Steve oversees external communications for all lines of business, corporate social responsibility and the Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation.

WWW.SODEXO.COM 


CEO AND FOUNDER OF MOMTRENDS NICOLE FELICIANO - MOM TRENDS: MUST HAVES FOR EVERY MOM

MOM TRENDS: MUST HAVES FOR EVERY MOM
One thing all Moms have in common? We want the absolute best for our families- but let’s not forget about taking care of ourselves! You may not wear a mask or cape-but you are real life superhero! From responsibilities outside the home to cooking meals and cleaning rooms to refereeing squabbles and soccer-practice chauffeuring- we know you do it all!

The challenges of modern day mother hood can be overwhelming but it doesn’t have to be. If you’re looking for innovative solutions to your every day problems Founder and CEO of Momtrends Nicole Feliciano has all the answers!

ABOUT NICOLE:
Nicole Feliciano, is Founder and CEO of Momtrends. After graduating from Vanderbilt with a degree in English Literature, Nicole ventured into the (sometimes) glamorous world of advertising. In 1997, she switched gears and went to work for Ralph Lauren–combining her business acumen with her love of fashion. In her seven year career with the luxury brand, Nicole managed retail stores and eventually landed a coveted position at the corporate headquarters in NYC. Soon after that Nicole became a freelance writer and began contributing to Babble.com, Time Out New York Kids, and many more online and paper publications. Momtrends launched in 2007 and continues to provide the latest news on things trendy and cool for moms. Momtrends is packed with fashion tips and trend reports aimed to help busy, style-starved women keep in touch with what’s hip and cool. When she’s not scoping out fads and fashions, you can find Nicole in NYC with her two young daughters and extremely patient husband.

NICOLE WILL DISCUSS:
The best in appliances
The latest in Momtrends
The coolest beauty trends
Making tasks less tedious
And much more…

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