Tuesday, February 28, 2017

02/28 LIVE FROM TELLURIDE COLORADO, NEW SHERIDAN HOTEL, VISIT TELLURIDE

MICHAEL HORN BROADCASTING LIVE FROM TELLURIDE COLORADO AT NEW SHERIDAN HOTEL WITH...

  • BEN JACKSON - OUR UNOFFICIAL TELLURIDE HISTORIAN
  • TOM WATKINSON - DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS, TELLURIDE TOURISM BOARD
  • RAY FARNSWORTH - GENERAL MANAGER,  THE NEW SHERIDAN HOTEL
  • ASHLEY BOLING - HISTORICAL TOURS OF TELLURIDE


THE DESTINATION
Two Towns. One Amazing Experience.
It is a place of legend, nestled at the end of a lush canyon and surrounded by some of Colorado’s most rugged peaks. Nowhere else in the country, or perhaps the world, does such a place exist.  To some, we are known for incredible alpine skiing. To others, summers full of cultural events and endless outdoor activities.  By everyone, we are embraced for our authentic mountain character, unpretentious attitude, and celebration of four seasons of adventure in the most beautiful spot of the Rocky Mountain high country.

TELLURIDE
Telluride is tucked into a box canyon surrounded by 13,000 and 14,000-foot peaks. The town of Telluride is just eight blocks wide and twelve blocks long. Because of its significant role in the history of the American West, the core area of Telluride was designated a National Historic Landmark District in 1964. This listing is the highest level of historic status available from the United States Secretary of the Interior. These sites are so special that they are eligible for consideration to become national parks. With the town's colorful Victorian-era homes, clapboard storefronts, boutiques, art galleries, gourmet restaurants, historic buildings and more, Telluride is a delight to explore. Our citizens are committed to preserving Telluride's historically significant architecture, open space, traditional design elements and, most of all, Telluride’s small-town mountain lifestyle.

MOUNTAIN VILLAGE
Mountain Village is perched above the valley floor at 9,500 feet, providing access to the Telluride Ski Resort and Uncompahgre National Forest. The Town of Mountain Village was founded in 1987 and includes approximately 2,100 acres of rolling aspen and spruce-covered mountainsides. A vision of alpine elegance, this European-style village tempts guests with the best of everything in the Telluride region. Coming into its own as a leading community, Mountain Village embraces green practices and sustainable growth in its everyday operations.

The two towns are connected by a free, scenic gondola—the only transportation system of its kind in North America. The 13-minute ride is a daily event for residents and visitors alike. Exploring both Telluride and Mountain Village is easy with the convenience of the gondola.

THE GONDOLA
The towns of Telluride and Mountain Village are linked by a spectacular, 13-minute ride on a free gondola—the first and only free public transportation system of its kind in the United States. This popular scenic attraction provides access to hiking and biking trails in the summer and the ski slopes in the winter. Passengers can load the gondola in either Mountain Village or Telluride and ride to the midway point (Station St. Sophia from which hiking, biking and ski trails are accessed) and then continue on to the other side.

Once you discover this unique mountain mode of travel, you'll find a front row seat to view Mother Nature from 10,500 feet. The ride from Telluride to Station San Sophia has an elevation change of 1,750 feet; the ride from Station San Sophia to Mountain Village has a 960-foot conversion. The gondola runs daily from 7 a.m. to midnight during summer and winter. On select event dates, extended hours may be in place. The gondola closes for a short duration in the late spring and fall for maintenance and other operational needs.

The gondola has three primary stations where you can board and unload:

  • Station Telluride (Oak Street) – access to Telluride
  • Station St. Sophia (mid-mountain stop) – access to Allred’s Restaurant & Bar, The Ridge Club and ski resort trails and runs
  • Station Mountain Village – access to Mountain Village

Just across from Station Mountain Village, a shorter gondola stretch connects to Station Village Parking, where the free parking garage, Town Hall and the Mountain Market are located. Handicap-accessible cabins are available, as well as pet cabins for well-behaved animals on leashes. Please ask a gondola attendant for help boarding; they can slow down the cabins for those with strollers, wheel chairs, etc.

In the winter, ski and snowboard racks are mounted on the exterior of cabins, and gondola attendants help load equipment.  In the summer, bike racks are mounted on the exterior of the cabins, and gondola attendants help load bikes.

VISITTELLURIDE.COM


THE NEW SHERIDAN HOTEL IN TELLURIDE COLORADO
During the San Juan Mountain gold rush, the smell of worn leather and the sounds of hard labor filled the air of Telluride. As precious metals were unearthed, more prospectors and profiteers moved to the area. The growing mining town of Telluride needed boarding for its passers-by and thus the Sheridan Hotel was constructed in 1891.

Destroyed by fire in 1894, the New Sheridan was built, this time in brick, in 1895. As decades passed and Telluride's riches changed from gold to powdery snow, the New Sheridan Hotel evolved as well. Recently renovated with 26 handsome rooms, the New Sheridan is Telluride's newest oldest hotel.

Home to the town's oldest bar, the Historic New Sheridan Bar, a world-renowned restaurant, the Chop House. The New Sheridan has raised impeccable quality and service to a new level. Offering rich tradition paired with historic ambience, we invite you to discover the New Sheridan.

HOTEL STORY:
This is the only historic Telluride hotel and one of the few of Colorado's historic hotels dating from the mining days. Opened in 1891, just four years after Telluride was founded, the New Sheridan Hotel has been welcoming guests for over 100 years in its rebuilt in 1895 form.

Historic Hotels in Colorado
There was and is here in Telluride just one of the Telluride Colorado historic hotels - the New Sheridan. Built in 1895, this three-story hotel, one of Colorado's historic hotels, lies in the shadow of the San Juan Mountains, and is located right in the heart of town.

Established in 1891, when Telluride was only four years old, the original hotel was a three-story wood-frame structure built with the riches from the gold and silver strikes. This first structure was destroyed in 1894 by a fire and rebuilt a year later in brick.

"It has an authentic historic quality that’s impossible to fake." Completely renovated in 2008, with designs by the British designer, Nina Campbell retaining and highlighting the history with fine Victorian style furnishings, details, fabrics, papers, and moldings. Throughout, she has set archival photos of the silver and gold miners.

The menu at the Chop House restaurant - the best in Telluride in much of the town's opinion. The Historic New Sheridan Bar has a carved mahogany bar, room dividers with beveled and lead glass panels, and light fixtures and brass chandeliers dating from the original in 1895 with additions from the 1930s.

WWW.NEWSHERIDAN.COM

Monday, February 27, 2017

02/27 ET’S KEVIN FRAZIER, OSCAR'S SCOOP, CELEBRITY NUTRITIONIST KERI GLASSMAN, HEART HEALTHY LIVING

ET’S KEVIN FRAZIER IS HERE WITH ALL THE RED CARPET SCOOP AS WELL AS NEWS ON ALL THE WINNERS!

Kevin Frazier is a co-host of Entertainment Tonight and the founder and Owner of the leading urban entertainment website HipHollywood.com. He was the first to host both Dan Patrick studios on the East and West coasts. Frazier has worked as an anchor at Fox 19 in Cincinnati WXIX-TV as well as play-by-play commentary for the University of Cincinnati Bearcats basketball team from 1993-1995 as well as Fox Sports Net, later ESPN, where he hosted SportsCenter and a multitude of National Basketball Association themed programming . From 2004–2011, he was a correspondent for Entertainment Tonight as well as a fill-in host, and from 2011-2014, was a co-host of The Insider. Frazier is also the host of Game Changers on the CBS Dream Team airing nationally every Saturday morning.

In January 10–12, 2011 Frazier filled in on "The Dan Patrick Show" for Dan Patrick who was working at the national championship Oregon vs. Auburn Football game.
On March 5, 2011, it was announced that he had been named co-anchor of The Insider effective today, it was announced by Linda Bell Blue, Executive Producer of CBS Television Distribution's Entertainment Tonight and The Insider. He joins The Insider anchor Lara Spencer.
On September 1, 2011, Frazier was named the lead studio anchor for College Football on FX and Fox Sports Net and will be paired with analyst Marcus Allen for the 2011 season.


CELEBRITY NUTRITIONIST KERI GLASSMAN - SHARES TIPS TO ENCOURAGE HEART HEALTHY LIVING

You know how you always see on Instagram “summer bodies are made in winter?” Well, healthy hearts are made NOW.

Celebrity Nutritionist, Keri Glassman is here during heart health month. She takes a holistic approach to health – so it’s no surprise that her tips to encourage heart healthy living are as much about lifestyle as they are exercise and diet.

HERE IS A SNEAK PEEK OF SOME OF THE TIPS KERI WILL CHAT ABOUT:
1.     Fill your Body with Heart Healthy Foods: Clients often come to me knowing what not to eat, but what SHOULD you eat for a healthier heart? Whole real foods especially those high in fiber, healthy fats, and loads of veggies, especially greens and consider add a serving of CocoaVia® cocoa extract supplement to your daily regime. Numerous scientific studies have demonstrated that the cocoa flavanols in CocoaVia® supplement promote healthy blood flow from head to toe†.
2.     Take Stock in your Stock:  Pull together the information you need to evaluate if you’re at risk for cardiovascular disease. You should have current lab work that includes your cholesterol information. Have your blood pressure taken. Dig into your family history. Evaluate your alcohol consumption and of course, QUIT smoking if you smoke.
3.     Lose those final 5: Carrying around extra pounds makes the heart less efficient, more lethargic and compromises its ability to work. Losing weight — as few as 10 pounds — can reduce cholesterol levels, decrease blood pressure, decrease the risk of heart attack and often reduces the need for medications.
Please let me know if you are interested in chatting with Keri and I’ll be happy to coordinate!

† This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.  This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

COCOAVIA.COM

Friday, February 24, 2017

02/24 SUSAN ZIRINSKY, 48 HOURS, STEVE EVANS, THE MOVIE GUY

SUSAN ZIRINSKY - EXECUTIVE PRODUCER, 48 HOURS

“48 HOURS” INVESTIGATES THE HORRORS OF STALKING AND HOW CBS’ “NCIS” STAR PAULEY PERRETTE IS FIGHTING TO CHANGE THE LAWS TO PROTECT VICTIMS

“STALKED” WILL BE BROADCAST SATURDAY, FEB. 25 (9:00-11:00 PM ET/PT)

Erin Moriarty and 48 HOURS investigate multiple terrifying cases of stalking and the efforts driven by Pauley Perrette, star of CBS’ NCIS, to change laws that she says are outdated or ineffective, in “Stalked,” a two-hour special to be broadcast Saturday, Feb. 25 (9:00-11:00 PM ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

Last year, singer Christina Grimmie was shot dead by an obsessed fan she didn’t know was stalking her online. He showed up at an Orlando, Fla., concert armed with two handguns and pulled the trigger. Grimmie’s death “should be a huge wake-up call,” says Perrette, who has been stalked for more than a decade. “Anyone watching this at any time could suddenly become a victim of a stalker.”

There are more than 7.5 million cases of stalking reported each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control. 48 HOURS: “Stalked” exposes the extreme, often debilitating emotional toll that being stalked has had on Perrette and others, including a lawyer, a single mother and an internet celebrity. They explain vividly, through intimate interviews, what it feels like to be targeted and how being stalked made their lives feel smaller.

Moriarty also takes viewers inside her efforts to talk with Justin Massler, a serial stalker with diagnosed mental illness, who was arrested in 2010 for stalking President Donald Trump’s daughter, Ivanka, and who previously targeted the Kardashians. In a gripping interview with Moriarty, Massler displays behavior that veers between sane and pure rage.

“For me, being stalked is similar to having your head held under water,” says Lenora Claire, who has been stalked by Massler for nearly six years. “You can’t breathe. You can’t scream ‘cause no one’s going to hear you. And you’re just – you’re waiting for it to be over.”

Claire says she lives in constant fear that Massler could “rape me, kidnap me, kill me, gas me, go after my friends, go after my family. It’s just crept into every part of my life.” Stalking is often a silent crime with victims frequently afraid to speak out, fearing doing so will further enrage their stalker, something Perrette knows well.

“I’m so scared sitting here talking about it,” Perrette tells Moriarty. “It puts the same fear into every victim. But we can’t keep this a secret. We have to be courageous. We have to get these laws changed. I’m here for other victims. I’m here for the next victim.”

Perrette adds that most people think only celebrities are stalked because that’s what they see in the news. “But people are stalked every day, in every town in America,” she tells Moriarty. Perrette says she was completely terrorized, and when she reached out for help, she found law enforcement was slow to take her seriously.

“I was told by a police officer once that I should have stayed and let my stalker break my arms so then they would have something to prosecute,” Perrette tells Moriarty. “And at the root of it all is that people do not take stalking seriously.”

The experience put Perrette on a path to seek help for future stalking victims by working to get laws changed and to give police more ways to stop the harassment. She’s banded together with other victims and is actively meeting with congressional representatives to change the laws and raise awareness within law enforcement.

“The first victimization is being stalked and terrorized, and the second victimization is that the system does not work for stalking victims,” Perrette says.
“You never know who’s watching you,” says California Deputy District Attorney Wendy Segall. “And you don’t know who’s watching you over the internet. You’re out there in a way that you never were before.”

WWW.CBSNEWS.COM/48-HOURS


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, February 23, 2017

2/23 PARKER WALLACE, MEAL PREP PLANS, LAURA KATH, SB CAR FREE, ELIZABETH WERNER, THE INTERNATIONAL TOY FAIR

COOKBOOK AUTHOR AND LIFESTYLE EXPERT PARKER WALLACE - CLEVER WEEKLY MEAL PREP PLANS FOR THE MODERN FAMILY

GET OUT OF THE RECIPE RUT! WITH COOKBOOK AUTHOR AND LIFESTYLE EXPERT PARKER WALLACE

Between chauffeuring the kids to and from soccer practice, nights at the school auditorium for music recitals and keeping yourself on your own professional schedule, it is easy to let this special season fly by without feeling like you’ve spent any real quality time together.

Even though your winter activities are stretching your time thin, don’t let the next holiday be the next time you enjoy gathering around table enjoying a meal as a family! Cookbook  Author & Lifestyle Expert, Parker Wallace is here with tips for today’s modern family to find clever, time-saving ways to get it all done and still take a break to enjoy some good food and togetherness.

Parker Wallace is the creator of What’s on Parkers Plate; A blog with daily recipes and cooking tips for all palettes! She has a regular segment for CBS Atlanta titled “What’s on Parker’s Plate?” and is the author of Eat Rich, Stay Skinny: A Girls Guide to Holiday Feasting. In addition to being a regular contributor for the Huffington Post Taste Section, she also produces an “Eat Rich, Stay Skinny” video series that has been featured in the Huffington Post. Her tips have also been seen on Daily Candy and Hello, Beautiful.


LAURA KATH - PROMOTIONS COORDINATOR, SB CAR FREE 

SANTA BARBARA CAR FREE 2017 “TAKE THE TRAIN” OFFER FEATURES SAVINGS ON HOTELS, CYCLING, SAILING & TOURS

The Santa Barbara Car Free Project invites visitors to show their train tickets to Santa Barbara and enjoy car free fun and experiences through December 31, 2017. The new 2017 “Take the Train” offer features specials on bicycling, sailing cruises, horseback riding, museum and zoo visits as well as hotel savings and more. Lyz Hoffman, Coordinator of the award-winning project at the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District remarked, “Our partners are offering some great experiences when you arrive by train; just show your ticket when you check into a participating hotel for perks; then have more car free fun such as a sailing excursion, whale watching, a walking food tour, a museum or zoo visit and so much more.”

Through December 31, 2017, travelers to Santa Barbara can show their Amtrak tickets (paper, e-ticket, or mobile device) to the following attractions and activities for specials and experiences: Adventure Company of Santa Barbara (kayaking & surf lessons), Captain Jack’s Tours & Events (wine tasting or horseback riding), CONDOR Express (whale watching), Eat This, Shoot That! Santa Barbara Food & Wine Tours; I Bike Santa Barbara (cycling wine tours), MOXI—The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation, Paseo Nuevo Shops & Restaurants, Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, Santa Barbara Sailing Center, Santa Barbara Trolley Company, Santa Barbara Zoo, Sunset Kidd Sailing Cruises, Wheel Fun Rentals (bikes) and Wine Edventures (tours).

Upon check-in at the following hotels and inns, travelers to Santa Barbara will receive special offers when presenting their train tickets at: Beach House Inn, Belmond El Encanto, BEST WESTERN PLUS Encina Inn & Suites, BEST WESTERN PLUS Pepper Tree Inn, Brisas del Mar Inn at the Beach, Cheshire Cat Inn, Hotel Indigo, Hotel Santa Barbara, Inn by the Harbor, Lavender Inn by the Sea, Old Yacht Club Inn, Santa Barbara Inn and Upham Hotel.

Fourteen Amtrak trains arrive/depart Santa Barbara every day including the Coast Starlight (Los Angeles to Seattle) and the Pacific Surfliner (San Diego to San Luis Obispo).Several special offers and discounts are available.

Santa Barbara Car Free is an award-winning project founded and led by the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District with more than 100 community partners who are dedicated to making car free vacations care-free. Find resources and car free discovery ideas at www.SantaBarbaraCarFree.org

WWW.SANTABARBARACARFREE.ORG 


THE TOY INDUSTRY’S PREMIER PLAYER, ELIZABETH WERNER, TALKS TOY TRENDS THROUGHOUT THE INTERNATIONAL TOY FAIR

2017 TOY TRENDS
The Annual International Toy Fair is the largest toy marketplace in the country, bringing together more than 1,100 manufacturers, distributors and importers to showcase what’s new in the New Year – 400,000+ square feet filled with new and innovative toys, games and entertainment products!

Elizabeth Werner, the toy industry’s premier player, will be on hand and available to show, tell, demo, preview and play – She will offer your viewers an insider’s perspective of the industry’s most innovative, educational and just plain fun toys, set to be introduced into the marketplace this New Year.  

ABOUT ELIZABETH:
Elizabeth Werner is a renowned toy industry expert. Werner has appeared on dozens of broadcast outlets including The View, Fox & Friends, CNN and Access Hollywood to discuss the latest industry trends. Werner also appears as a regular child lifestyle expert on QVC. She was recognized by the Women in Toy Association as the “woman to watch in the toy industry.”

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

2/22 LARRY LIPSON, AFFORDABLE WINE REPORT, CECI CARMICHAEL, NATIONAL FROZEN FOOD MONTH

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.



CECI CARMICHAEL - IN A RECIPE RUT? FRESH IDEAS ARE AS CLOSE AS THE FROZEN FOOD AISLE *** MARCH IS NATIONAL FROZEN FOOD MONTH ***

CECI CARMICHAEL, CLASSICALLY-TRAINED CHEF, LIFESTYLE EXPERT AND TV PERSONALITY, FEATURED ON FOOD NETWORK, OWN, AND OTHER NETWORKS AND PROGRAMS

Do you find yourself in a rotation of the same five or six recipes at dinner time? It’s time to find new inspiration in a place you might not expect… your grocer’s frozen food aisle.

Today’s freezer aisles are full of quality foods, made with real ingredients. Frozen fruits and vegetables are picked at the peak of ripeness and flash frozen to lock in all the beneficial nutrients and keep them in their perfect, just-picked state. Appetizers, ready-made sandwiches, side dishes, entrees and desserts can all be found in one place, with options for vegetarian, organic, gluten-free, international and ethnic-inspired products.

March is National Frozen Food Month, and many of your local grocery stores will be featuring special prices and promotions. Leading up to the event, Ceci Carmichael will be available on Feb. 22 to tell your viewers about the latest innovations in frozen food products, the benefits of choosing frozen foods, easy, time-saving recipes and details about a new, national sweepstakes offer.

DID YOU KNOW?
Vegetables, fruits and seafood are harvested/caught at the peak of freshness and flash frozen instantly - sometimes right in the field or on the boat - locking in all the beneficial nutrients and flavor with no preservatives.
Frozen fruits and vegetables, properly blanched and packaged for the freezer can be stored for 8-12 months.
Americans eat more than 2 billion slides of frozen pizza each year.
55% of women depend on the convenience of frozen foods when getting dinner on the table for their families.

MORE ABOUT CECI CARMICHAEL:
Ceci Carmichael moved to New York City from Washington D.C. where  she pursued an acting career, appearing on stage, television and  in over 150 commercials. In 1998, following a passion for food and cooking, she graduated from the Institute of Culinary Education becoming a personal chef and going on to start a catering company, Swell Food, shortly  thereafter.Ceci  conceived, produced and hosted a pilot for a show called True Food. This led to her being discovered by the Food Network, where she hosted Calling All Cooks and  Good Food Fast.  She later became the cooking expert on Fine Living’s Simplify Your Life, helping families streamline their time in the kitchen.  She can now be seen as one of the cooking experts on Home Made Simple on  OWN .  In her down time, Ceci runs a Kitchen Coaching business, where she instructs and motivates clients to start cooking in their own kitchens. Ceci is a volunteer chef for Wellness In The Schools, which cooks fresh, healthy food from scratch in New York City Public School cafeterias.

WWW.EASYHOMEMEALS.COM

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

2/21 ELIZABETH WERNER, TOY TRENDS, THE INTERNATIONAL TOY FAIR, JONATHAN GOLICZ, TRAVEL & ADVENTURE SHOW SERIES

THE TOY INDUSTRY’S PREMIER PLAYER, ELIZABETH WERNER, TALKS TOY TRENDS THROUGHOUT THE INTERNATIONAL TOY FAIR

2017 TOY TRENDS

The Annual International Toy Fair is the largest toy marketplace in the country, bringing together more than 1,100 manufacturers, distributors and importers to showcase what’s new in the New Year – 400,000+ square feet filled with new and innovative toys, games and entertainment products!

Elizabeth Werner, the toy industry’s premier player, will be on hand and available to show, tell, demo, preview and play – She will offer your viewers an insider’s perspective of the industry’s most innovative, educational and just plain fun toys, set to be introduced into the marketplace this New Year.  

Elizabeth Werner is a renowned toy industry expert. Werner has appeared on dozens of broadcast outlets including The View, Fox & Friends, CNN and Access Hollywood to discuss the latest industry trends. Werner also appears as a regular child lifestyle expert on QVC. She was recognized by the Women in Toy Association as the “woman to watch in the toy industry.”


JONATHAN GOLICZ - MARKETING DIRECTOR, TRAVEL & ADVENTURE SHOW SERIES 

THE 4TH ANNUAL SAN DIEGO TRAVEL & ADVENTURE SHOW BRINGS TOP TRAVEL EXPERTS, THOUSANDS OF VACATION OPTIONS AND INTERNATIONAL CULTURE AND CUISINES TO SAN DIEGO MARCH 4th and 5th 

The Amazing Race’s Phil Keoghan Leads Roster of Celebrity Speakers Including Travel Personalities Peter Greenberg, Johnny Jet, Patricia Schultz and Jack Maxwell

Anyone looking to find, plan and book their next vacation will find thousands of vacation options to explore, local destination experts to help them get there, plus thousands of dollars in savings with exclusive travel deals and specials at the 4th annual San Diego Travel & Adventure Show.

Taking place March 4th and 5th at the San Diego Convention Center, travel enthusiasts will have the opportunity to meet face-to-face with travel experts from around the world who are on hand to help attendees dream, personalize and book their next trip. Also included in the price of admission is access to dozens of inspirational, educational and culturally focused sessions on 5 stages located right on the show floor, along with hands-on activities fit for the whole family, including live camel rides.
One of the highlights of the San Diego Travel & Adventure Show is the opportunity to meet and gain inspiration from the world’s top travel experts and celebrities as they present seminars and answer questions over the two-day event. On the line-up for the Travel Theater are: • Jack Maxwell – Host of Booze Traveler on Travel Channel • Johnny Jet – Editor-In-Chief JohnnyJet.com • Patricia Schultz – Author, 1,000 Places to See Before You Die • Peter Greenberg – Emmy Award-Winning Investigative Reports and Producer and CBS News Travel Editor • Phil Keoghan – Host/Co-Executive Producer, The Amazing Race & Author, No Opportunity Wasted
On the Savvy Traveler Theater, visitors will interact with travel experts on subjects ranging from packing and travel technology, to maximizing credit card reward points and what to do if disaster strikes while traveling.

On the Destination Theater , travelers will receive destination-specific information from local experts containing information on when to go, how to get there, what to see and do, local off the beaten path attractions and more from destinations close to home and far away.

The Taste of Travel Theater highlights top chefs who present live cooking demonstrations right on the show floor. Featuring cuisines from around the world, guests will have the opportunity to taste samples and get a full cultural experience in a stadium-seating styled theater.

At the Global Beats Stage, attendees can feel the beat and experience the rhythm of cultural dances and performances during more than 20 presentations throughout the weekend.
Attending the San Diego Travel & Adventure Show is an adventure in and of itself and presents hands-on activities suitable for the whole family. Guests can get their picture taken in their favorite destination at the Green Screen, climb a rock wall and ride a live camel, all under one roof.

Early exhibitors span from Alaska to Aruba, Florida Keyes to Fiji and Tuolumne to Tahiti. The Supporting Sponsor for this year’s event is the Taiwan Tourism Bureau. Whether you are looking for a river cruise through Europe of a getaway in Northern California, make the San Diego Travel & Adventure Show the first stop on your next trip!

The San Diego Travel & Adventure Show takes place March 4th and 5th at the San Diego Convention Center. The show opens at 9:30 a.m. Saturday for travel professionals; the general public can attend from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Attendees can purchase single-day and two-day tickets online now for the discounted rate of $11/$18 with promo code: SDPR or on-site for $15/$22. Children 16 and under are free and on-site tickets can be purchased with cash only. For tickets and event information, visit www.TravelShows.com/sandiego.

TRAVELSHOWS.COM

Monday, February 20, 2017

02/20 STACEY DIVINE, EL DORADO PASSPORT, THE PIE QUEEN ROSE BERANBAUM, NATIONAL CHERRY PIE DAY

STACEY DIVINE - EL DORADO PASSPORT WINE EVENT 

TAKE A PLANE, TRAIN OR AUTOMOBILE TO THE 2017 EL DORADO PASSPORT WINE EVENT

The El Dorado Winery Association, well known as the Northern California favorite wine region located between South Lake Tahoe and Sacramento, is calling all those looking for an “Adventure” in wine tasting to join them for two fun filled weekends packed with great wine, music and delightful noshing of food at the ever-popular Annual Passport Wine Event!

The 2017 event is set for April 22-23 and April 29-30, with a special winemaker dinner on the 21st and 28th.

Guests will enjoy a “passport” of touring through spectacular foothills while greeted by the always-welcoming winemakers/owners amidst their unique terroir and surroundings. Pair that with a plethora of food morsels and music... and you’ve found the best setting for some of life’s greatest pleasures.

“Each year sets a new tone and theme at Passport. This year, we are excited to announce our new brand noting that it encompasses all the Adventures in Wine a guest could possibly ask for,” stated Carey Skinner, owner of Skinner Vineyards and President of the El Dorado Winery Association. “We love opening our doors and setting the stage for the new theme each year.”

This event sells out, so be sure and get your tickets on sale at www.passporteldorado.com.

ABOUT EL DORADO WINES
With over 150 years of history steeped in gold and agriculture, the El Dorado region is poised for its newfound resurgence in viticulture. Unique vineyard soils and a high elevation create a superior environment for a vast array of varietals. The region is gaining recognition for its ability to grow quality grapes that exhibit a sense of place. For more information about El Dorado and wines visit www.eldoradowines.org.

WWW.PASSPORTELDORADO.COM
WWW.ELDORADOWINES.ORG


IN HONOR OF NATIONAL CHERRY PIE DAY WE HAVE AWARD-WINNING BAKER, COOKBOOK AUTHOR AND BLOGGER - ROSE LEVY BERANBAUM – AUTHOR OF THE PIE AND PASTRY BIBLE

ROSE WILL SHARE HER TIPS TO MAKE THE PERFECT CHERRY PIE!

ABOUT ROSE:
Rose Levy Beranbaum is the award-winning author of 10 cookbooks, including the latest--The Baking Bible (the International Association of Culinary Professional Best Baking Book of the Year) and The Cake Bible, now going into its 54th printing and the International Association of Culinary Professionals Cookbook of the Year for 1988. The Cake Bible was also listed by the James Beard Foundation as one of the top 13 baking books on "the Essential Book List."Rose also won a James Beard Foundation Award in 1998 forRose's Christmas Cookies, and her book, The Bread Bible, was an IACP and James Beard Foundation nominee and was listed as one of the Top Ten Books of 2003 by Publishers Weekly and Food & Wine. Her most recent book, Rose's Heavenly Cakes, won the International Association of Culinary Professionals Cookbook of the Year for 2010. For multiple years she was a contributing editor to Food Arts magazine and writes regularly for the Washington Post, Fine Cooking, Reader's Digest, and Bride's. Her popular blog, realbakingwithrose.com, has created an international community of bakers where you can visit Rose LevyBeranbaum and join in the discussion on all things baking. While you are there, you can bring the author right into your kitchen as she demonstrates key techniques and shares trade secrets so that you can create perfectly divine cakes. She also has over 155 YouTube appearances demonstrating baking techniques, including her PBS show "Baking Magic with Rose."

REALBAKINGWITHROSE.COM

Friday, February 17, 2017

02/17 TODD HOLLANDER, UNION BANK, LAURA KATH, TASTE OF SOLVANG, STEVE EVANS, THE MOVIE GUY

TODD HOLLANDER - MANAGING DIRECTOR AND HEAD OF BUSINESS BANKING FOR UNION BANK 

UNION BANK’S SMALL BUSINESS ECONOMIC SURVEY FINDS ENTREPRENEURS MORE OPTIMISTIC

Most West Coast Small Business Owners are Optimistic that the National Economy is headed in the Right Direction; an 11-Point Jump from Previous Survey

Small business owners are significantly more confident about the national economy, according to results from the Union Bank annual Small Business Economic Survey released today. The 18th annual survey also found that hiring is on the rise, with more business owners planning to offer permanent full-time positions in 2017 while interest in contractors and temporary positions wanes.

Union Bank conducted the survey from Dec. 12, 2016 to Jan. 3, 2017, compiling results from nearly 700 small business owners in California, Oregon, and Washington State. The previous Small Business Economic Survey was conducted in January 2016.

Overall, 53 percent of respondents said the national economy is headed in the right direction, a significant reversal from January 2016 when a majority (58%) believed the economy was headed in the wrong direction. More than half of respondents (57%) also believe the economic outlook at the state and local levels has improved versus 49 percent in January 2016. However, 62 percent of survey participants said the United States, as an entity, is headed in the wrong direction. This reflects a five percentage point increase from January 2016.

Todd Hollander is available to you and your listeners to discuss the findings from the bank’s latest small business economic survey, among the longest-running surveys in the industry, and to help people understand the needs of small business owners.  Todd can also speak about the small business industry in general, and what Union Bank is doing to support small businesses.

WWW.UNIONBANK.COM


LAURA KATH - MEDIA RELATIONS DIRECTOR,  SOLVANG VISITORS BUREAU - TASTE OF SOLVANG

TASTE OF SOLVANG 2017: TEMPTING EVENTS SCHEDULED FOR 25TH ANNUAL CELEBRATION

The 25th annual Taste of Solvang offers delicious delights and savory flavors from Wednesday, March 15 through Sunday, March 19, 2017. From farm-to-table, rustic wine country cuisine to New American and modern Danish fare, to iconic sweets and award-winning wines, beers, and spirits, this popular celebration features a variety of food and beverage experiences featuring Solvang area chefs, bakers, farmers, winemakers, brewers, distillers and artisans showcasing the bounty of the region.

The Taste of Solvang Weekend Passport includes tickets to Sip + Savor’ Opening Night with VIP Access,  Saturday’s Tasting Trail and Wine & Beer Walk plus Souvenir Wine Glass, Taste of Solvang Collectible Item, Taste of Solvang Map, Visitors Guide and Souvenir Tote all for only $110 per person; and individual events are also available ala carte. All events are rain or shine and tickets are non-refundable. Advance purchase of event passports or ala carte tickets is highly recommended at www.solvangusa.com/taste-of-solvang-2017

The Taste of Solvang is presented by the Solvang Conference & Visitors Bureau since 1993 with sponsorship support this year from Visit Santa Ynez Valley and City of Solvang.

WWW.SOLVANGUSA.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, February 16, 2017

02/16 MCKAY JENKINS, FOOD FIGHT: GMOS AND THE FUTURE OF THE AMERICAN DIET, HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS ROOKIE HOOPS GREEN

ENVIRONMENTAL WRITER MCKAY JENKINS - AUTHOR OF  FOOD FIGHT: GMOS AND THE FUTURE OF THE AMERICAN DIET

ARE GMOS REALLY THAT BAD?
A prominent environmental journalist takes a fresh look at what they actually mean for our food system and for us.

In the past two decades, GMOs have come to dominate the American diet. Advocates hail them as the future of food, an enhanced method of crop breeding that can help feed an ever-increasing global population and adapt to a rapidly changing environment. Critics, meanwhile, call for their banishment, insisting GMOs were designed by overeager scientists and greedy corporations to bolster an industrial food system that forces us to rely on cheap, unhealthy, processed food so they can turn an easy profit. In response, health-conscious brands such as Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods have started boasting that they are “GMO-free,” and companies like Monsanto have become villains in the eyes of average consumers.

Where can we turn for the truth? Are GMOs an astounding scientific breakthrough destined to end world hunger? Or are they simply a way for giant companies to control a problematic food system? And what will the next four years hold for food policy?

In FOOD FIGHT: GMOs AND THE FUTURE OF THE AMERICAN DIET, environmental writer McKay Jenkins travels across the U.S. - from the Monsanto headquarters in St. Louis to the papaya fields of Hawaii to a family farm in the Chesapeake Bay that grows grapes and tomatoes for local vegetable markets alongside GMO corn and soybeans—to get to the bottom of the GMO debate.

What he discovers is that the GMO controversy is far more complex than meets the eye—there are many famers, scientists, and consumers with stakes in the GMO game, and each has a strong opinion about why their stance is the correct one. Jenkins paints a complex picture of the role that GMOs necessarily play in the industrial food system, with shocking revelations on both sides of the debate, with realities like:

•         Most GMOs can be found in packaged processed foods, rather than fresh produce—you’re more likely to have GMO corn in your cereal than on the cob.
•         A Hawaiian-born scientist created a GM papaya seed that saved the livelihoods of thousands of Hawaiian papaya farmers in the late 1990s.
•         Many genetically modified (GM) crops are designed to be sprayed with hundreds of millions of pounds of insecticides and herbicides each planting season.
•         Samples taken from the air around a middle school in Kauai, Hawaii contained traces of five pesticides including DDT, which has been banned in the U.S. for forty years.

This is not, however, a fearmongering book that leaves readers with a list of all the issues in the food system without any real solutions. Rather, FOOD FIGHT is both an intriguing piece of investigative journalism and a practical, nuanced guide to help consumers make more informed choices about what they eat. Jenkins includes opinions and stories from both sides of the aisle, including those who hover around the middle—scientists and farmers who think that GMOs are an important part of the solution to the issue of food security, but not the entire solution in itself.

FOOD FIGHT offers a fascinating, informative and much-needed look into how GMOs factor into our modern food scene and impact our health—from the fields to the grocery store shelves to your dinner table.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
McKay Jenkins is the author of seven books, including ContamiNation, The Last Ridge, and Bloody Falls of the Coppermine. Jenkins holds degrees from Amherst College, Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism, and Princeton, where he received a Ph.D. in English. A professor of English, journalism, and environmental humanities at the University of Delaware, Jenkins lives with his wife and two children in Baltimore.


HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS ROOKIE HOOPS GREEN - GLOBETROTTERS ARE BACK WITH THEIR 2017 WORLD TOUR

The world was a different place when the original team piled into a Model T for the first road trip in 1926. The "Ambassadors of Goodwill"™ have dazzled and dunked their way into the hearts of over 142 million fans, performing in 122 countries and territories on six continents in their illustrious history, winning over 25,000 games in the process.

HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS BRING THEIR 2017 WORLD TOUR TO THE LOS ANGELES AREA FEBRUARY 11-19

Basketball’s most entertaining team debuted the sport’s first 4-point line during 91 st season

The world famous Harlem Globetrotters, featuring some of the most electrifying athletes on the planet, brought their spectacular show to the Los Angeles area during their 2017 World Tour.

New this season, for the first time ever, the Globetrotters will debut basketball’s first 4-point line. The 4- point line will be located 30 feet from the basket – 6 feet, 3 inches beyond the top of the NBA’s current 3- point line.

During their 2017 World Tour, the famed team will feature a star-studded roster that includes Big Easy Lofton, Ant Atkinson, Hi-Lite Bruton, Thunder Law, Bull Bullard and Cheese Chisholm – plus female stars TNT Lister and Ace Jackson*– the Globetrotters’ one-of- a-kind show is unrivaled in the world of family entertainment. Every game will showcase incredible ball handling wizardry, rim-rattling dunks, trick shots, hilarious comedy and unequaled fan interaction. After the game, Globetrotter stars will sign autographs and take photos with fans.^

Tickets for Los Angeles area shows start as low as $18.00 and are now available for presale at harlemglobetrotters.com and arena box offices.  Information on group and scout tickets can also be found at harlemglobetrotters.com. The Harlem Globetrotters will tip off their 2017 World Tour on Dec. 26, 2016 and bring their unrivalled family entertainment to over 250 cities in 48 states across North America.

The Harlem Globetrotters® are legendary worldwide, synonymous with one-of- a-kind family entertainment and great basketball skills for the past 90 years. Throughout their history, the Original Harlem Globetrotters have showcased their iconic talents in 122 countries and territories on six continents, often breaking down cultural and societal barriers while providing fans with their first-ever basketball experience. Proud inductees of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, the Globetrotters have entertained hundreds of millions of fans – among them popes, kings, queens, and presidents – over nine thrilling decades. Sponsored by Baden Sports, Harlem Globetrotters International, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Herschend Enterprises, the largest family-owned themed entertainment company in the U.S. For the latest news and information about the Harlem Globetrotters, visit the Globetrotters' official Web site: www.harlemglobetrotters.com and follow them on Twitter @Globies

WWW.HARLEMGLOBETROTTERS.COM

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

02/15 LARRY LIPSON, “STRAIGHT TALK” WITH NATASHA LEGGERO

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.


“STRAIGHT TALK” WITH NATASHA LEGGERO – ACTRESS, COMEDIAN


The wildly funny actress, writer and stand-up comedian Natasha Leggero is partnering with Straight Talk Wireless, a no contract wireless service, to give the online world a dose of “straight talk” by sharing her tips on the smartest, sharpest and most charming ways to improve online conversation to ensure we’re all reading and writing content worthy of our smartphone data. She’s one of Hollywood’s in-demand personalities who’s garnered attention across film, television and the web. She’s currently filming the third season of Another Period on Comedy Central – a show she created, writes for, produces and stars in alongside other fellow comedians. She’s also filming the second season of Showtime’s original comedy series DICE, which she co-stars with Andrew Dice Clay. Both series are set to premier later this year.

Natasha Leggero is an accomplished actress, writer, and stand-up comedian working across all aspects of Hollywood: film, television and the web. Leggero created, wrote, produced and stars in the Comedy Central sitcom, Another Period. The series, produced by Ben Stiller's Red Hour Productions, is set to return for its third season in 2017. Stemming from her breakout appearance on the Comedy Central Roast of James Franco, Natasha was lauded as the stand out roaster on the Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber, which aired on March 30, 2015. On the big screen, Leggero starred in two comedy films including Neighbors alongside Seth Rogen, as well as Let’s Be Cops opposite Jake Johnson and Damon Wayans, Jr. She also had a role in the 2009 romantic comedy He’s Just Not That Into You. Leggero has built her body of work with numerous roles on prominent television series including NBC’s Community, FX’s It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Arrested Development, Comedy Central’s Reno 911 and Drunk History, ABC’s Suburgatory, the sketch comedy Key and Peele, Comedy Bang! Bang! Chelsea Lately, and The Tonight Show, Ugly Americans, Brickleberry, The Life and Times of Tim on HBO, as well as Aqua Teen Hunger Force and China, IL for the Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim. Leggero can be seen starring opposite Andrew Dice Clay as his girlfriend Carmen on DICE. The show’s second season is set to premiere on Showtime in 2017.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

02/14 SALLY JAMES, TALKS OYSTERS AND ROMANCE, JOHN NEYLAND, VALENTINE’S DAY

SALLY JAMES -  AUTHOR, EDUCATOR, CHEF AND RADIO HOST - TALKS OYSTERS AND ROMANCE

IN LOVE WITH OYSTERS
Alluring Recipes and Tips for Valentine’s Day featuring Sequim Bay Oysters

Valentine’s Day approaches, and there’s probably no better known food for love than succulent oysters. Not only renowned as an aphrodisiac, these divine mollusks are just plain sexy - their succulent texture, briny flavor and even the way we enjoy them.

Jamestown Seafood celebrates the day with three romance-inducing recipes for you to prepare lovingly at home, and also some tips from local chefs on how they’ll be serving the delicious Sequim Bay Jades and Blue Opal Oysters. Oysters have always been linked with love. When Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love, sprang forth from the sea on an oyster shell and promptly gave birth to Eros, the wordaphrodisiac was born. The 18 th Century lover Casanova also used to start a meal eating 50 oysters.

Scientists have worked for years to find the reason. Is it the zinc, the amino acids that trigger sex hormones, or just their silky sumptuous texture? Sequim Bay Oysters are the new kid on the block, farmed sustainably in pristine waters just before the entrance to Puget Sound. And unlike many farmed seafood, farmed oysters contribute to the environment as well as your health.

Chef Josh Baar of Kokopelli Grill in Port Angeles is particularly fond of the Blue Opals which are tumble- farmed. “I love the smaller Blue Opals particularly, their delicate and sweet flavor has such a clean and brilliant brininess, tasting of the fresh ocean”, he beams. His favorite way to serve them is with a lime granita which they make in house using juice, zest, and a splash of vodka to brighten, finished with a scattering of cilantro and jalapeno (jalapenos are also considered an aphrodisiac).

For more romantic occasions like Valentine’s, he loves a classic French style service, with Gruyere, shallots, cream and panko, gently melted over the oyster in the shell in the oven until golden and silky and slightly crisped at the edges. He arranges the oysters on salt dotted with cloves and juniper berries before baking, the aromas permeating the room with an exotic aura to heighten the occasion, (not to mention the creamy sauce). For his shooters he keeps it simple, combining vodka with some cocktail sauce.

In Seattle at Blueacre Seafood, Orfeo and Steelhead Diner, Chef Kevin Davis goes to town with Sequim Bay Oysters for Valentine’s. His most popular is served raw with a black truffle mignonette granita. But it doesn’t stop there. You’ll also find smoky rich flavors in his oysters roasted over the coals with toasted anise, garlic butter, parsley and apple smoked bacon, or

Asian-influenced light, fresh and exotic: oysters & sea urchin Crudo with green papaya salad, pickled daikon and whirred ginger vinaigrette. And that’s just starters. If your mood is to take your loved ones out for Valentine’s, you’ll also find Sequim Bay Oysters at the following restaurants: Elliot’s Oyster House in Seattle; Next Door Gastro Pub in Port Angeles; and Dockside Grill in Sequim.

But if the idea of a romantic candle lit home dinner tickles your fancy, you can purchase the Sequim Bay Oysters from Sunny Farms Country Store in Sequim, and create your own Feast of Love. Owner Kurt Grinnell’s parents love the Blue Opals, steaming them just until open. As Terri Grinnell says, “Perfect for Valentine’s – Oysters lightly tanned and in the Nude”.

Following are some sample dishes from Jamestown Seafood for your enjoyment.
Oyster Bellini Shooters with Peach Puree, Sweet Chili, Rum and Champagne
Creamy Oyster Bisque
Oysters with Ginger, Lime, and Lemongrass Mignonette

ABOUT JAMESTOWN SEAFOOD
Jamestown Seafood’s oyster farm is nestled in the pristine waters of Sequim Bay (pronounced “skwim”) along the Strait of Juan de Fuca and just before the entrance to the Puget Sound. Recognizing this watershed as distinctly different from the majority of oyster beds further along and deeper into the Puget Sound, the oyster industry is witnessing the emergence of something entirely new, distinctive and extremely delicious. Oyster production begins at the company owned hatchery, embracing scientifically regulated and meticulously managed spawning and seed grow out procedures. Maintaining a watchful eye on their oyster beds throughout the maturation process, Jamestown Seafood enjoys harvests that are commercially viable, sustainable, consistent, and abundant. Jamestown Seafood produces two varieties of Pacific Oysters (crassostrea gigas): Sequim Bay Jades (Beach Farmed), silky smooth, with unmistakable brine, subtle sweetness and a fresh cucumber finish, and Sequim Bay Blue Opals (Tumble Farmed) which are plump, juicy and succulent, display a clean ocean flavor accompanied by subtle sweetness and buttery texture. The company also recognizes the delicate balance that must be maintained between a thriving watershed and an economically viable commercial fishery. Working in cooperation with local, state and federal agencies, and moving beyond shellfish that are commercially sustainable today, the company is exploring ways to restore once prized, and now depleted, indigenous species.

ABOUT SALLEY JAMES:
Sally James is an award-winning Australian author, educator, chef, television presenter and radio host whose books and recipes have won international acclaim for food & wine pairing, health and creativity. Sally is the author of eighteen cookbooks and publications, including her best-selling Simply Healthy—winner of the prestigious World Cookbook Awards, Versailles, France, 1999 for Best Health Cookbook; Fresh and Healthy–Winner of the 2001 IACP International Cookbook Award in the Health category; Simply Sensational, a finalist for the IACP Award in 2003; Escape to Yountville – Recipes for Health and Relaxation from the Napa Valley, and the Australian Heart Foundation Cookbook. Since relocating to the U.S. in 2001, James has been a guest presenter on the Food Network and UPN Networks, a recurring guest on ABC TV’s View from the Bay, and has been featured in magazines including Cooking Light, Wine Spectator, Fitness, Family Circle, New York Times' Savor Wine Country, Plate, In the Mix and Healthy Cooking. She has been a guest chef and lecturer for the American Heart Association, the Culinary Institute of America, Disney’s Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, COPIA, Aspen Food and Wine Classic, the National Restaurant Association Show, Draegar's and Publix Markets, the American Institute of Food & Wine, and Johnson & Wales Universities across the United States.


JOHN NEYLAND - HOW TO TURN VALENTINE’S DAY INTO VALENTINE’S YEAR!

HOW TO TURN VALENTINE’S DAY INTO VALENTINE’S YEAR!

Why celebrate and treat someone special in your life for just one day?  If you truly love someone, you can show that love in many ways and all year long.

John C. Neyland, author of How to Live the Life You’ve Yet to Dream (www.johnneyland.com), grew up in an abusive home watching his father mentally and physically abuse his mother driving her to alcoholism and attempted suicide.

John vowed to never repeat the past and what he experienced, turning the phrase from the preacher who married him, ‘Love is a verb” into a mantra.  Everything he does, ensures that his wife of 33 years is, “not just a part of everything, she’s above everything and a Queen”, states John.

YOUR LISTENERS CAN TAKE IDEAS FROM JOHN’S ATTITUDE TOWARD MARRIAGE INCLUDING:
• Being the best spouse that you can be
• How to make your spouse a Queen or King
• Adding special touches to everyday life
• Making sure your love knows they are just that…your love.
• What a difference it means when each day is Valentine’s day

ABOUT JOHN C. NEYLAND
John C. Neyland, president and Investment Advisor Representative at JCN Financial & Tax Planning Group, is author of How to Live the Life You’ve Yet to Dream (www.johnneyland.com), a book that is part memoir and part blueprint for readers who want to get more out of life and leave a positive mark on the world.

Monday, February 13, 2017

02/13 THE SUPER MARKET GURU PHIL LEMPERT, FAT, THE 4 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW, PATSY MCGAUGHY, NAPA VALLEY VINTNERS

THE SUPER MARKET GURU PHIL LEMPERT - FAT, THE 4 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

Philip Lempert has gained wide acclaim for his marketing savvy and broad experience. A distinguished speaker, he has addressed over 600,000 people over the past ten years, and is a respected analyst with an uncanny ability to identify and explain trends to both industry and consumers in a thought provoking and entertaining manner.

In December of 1985 Phil released his first forecast in The Lempert Report to help retailers and brands understand the opportunities for the coming year…and since then his predictions have been shared on television and in hundreds of publications including USA Today, Forbes, the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Fortune as well as retail and food trade publications

So sit back, take a read, and feel free to agree, build on and even disagree - and share your thoughts

FAT, THE 4 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW
Here's the reason we all need fat.

Dietary fats are more important than your shoppers may have previously thought. Of course we know they are essential for keeping inflammation at bay (omega-3s), but they are also deeply satisfying, providing a feeling of fullness, and add a flavor, texture, and consistency to foods that we like – and expect. Fats are found in every cell membrane in all the cells in the body, and they are critical components of brain and nervous tissue. Additionally, fats are used to make hormones that affect blood pressure, blood clotting, immune function, and smooth muscle contraction.

For over two decades, health and nutrition researchers have discussed and debated the role of dietary fats; most of the debates have failed to stress the benefits of certain classes of fats and have mainly focused on the negative aspects. Until recently, virtually all of these discussions were based on recommendations from the National Academy of Sciences during the ‘80s. Following recommendations, Americans lowered their intake; saturated fat was seen as the bad guy, but little attention was given to the many benefits associated with other fats. Here are four things your shoppers need to know.

1. You need fat: Your body needs fat in order to function, without fats, we would not be able to properly absorb fat-soluble nutrients like vitamin A, D, E and K, and the range of carotenoids, the nutrients in foods like carrots and sweet potatoes.

2. Fat is great for the cardiovascular system and for managing weight: Researchers studying the Mediterranean diet, which consists of eating a variety of healthy foods that include whole grains, vegetables, protein and healthy monounsaturated and omega-3 fats, consistently find that this way of eating may lower heart disease risk nearly 30 percent. Healthy fats can also help you manage your weight. In fact, 25 to 30 percent of your total daily calories should come from fat.

3. The healthiest “fatty” foods: Olive oil, eggs, seeds and nuts, fish, avocado, coconut, grass fed or pastured chicken and beef.

4. Is lard making a comeback? Previously, lard was the fat that people cooked with. It wasn't butter, or canola oil or extra virgin olive oil. Lard - rendered pig fat - was what people used when they needed to make pastry; and even smeared on a piece of bread. It doesn't smoke at high temperatures so it's perfect for frying. It does wonders while roasting. Lard has 20 percent less saturated fat than butter; it's higher in monounsaturated fats which are said to lower LDL cholesterol; and it has no trans fats like shortening.

WWW.SUPERMARKETGURU.COM


PATSY MCGAUGHY - COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR,  NAPA VALLEY VINTNERS

NAPA VALLEY AMERICAN VITICULTURAL AREA (AVA)
Though just 30 miles long and a few miles wide, Napa Valley is home to diverse microclimates and soils uniquely suited to the cultivation of a variety of fine wine grapes. Among the internationally acclaimed wines produced in this small region are Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Zinfandel and Cabernet Franc.

Small place, big reputation
As the first Agricultural Preserve in America, it’s also a region of incomparable natural beauty and winegrowing heritage being preserved for future generations through environmental leadership and community stewardship. Though just 4% of California’s wine grape harvest, Napa Valley is small in size yet big in stature. It was the first American Viticultural Area or AVA to be designated in California in 1981.

Only 2% of the world enjoys a dry Mediterranean climate. In Napa Valley this generous climate provides vintage-to-vintage consistency and exceptional quality that few other winegrowing regions can boast. Because of its unique geologic history, Napa Valley has a remarkable diversity of microclimates, weather and geography, as well as some of the most diverse soils found on earth. As a result, an array of premium wine grapes thrives here.

In spite of its international renown, Napa Valley is one of the smallest winegrowing regions in the world, with only one-sixth the planted acreage of Bordeaux. Nearly all wineries (95%) are family owned businesses. The region’s established viticultural practices result in low yields of high-quality grapes, from which skilled winemakers craft Napa Valley’s renowned wines.

Preserving Land and Community
Long before green and sustainable were buzzwords, Napa Valley became the home of the first Agricultural Preserve in the U.S. in 1968 and today has the most comprehensive and stringent land use and environmental regulations of any winegrowing region. To ensure quality of life for all of the community, the Napa Valley Vintners has invested $170 million to local health, youth and housing non-profits through its annual fundraiser, Auction Napa Valley.

ABOUT THE NAPA VALLEY VINTNERS
The Napa Valley Vintners nonprofit trade association has been cultivating excellence since 1944 by inspiring its more than 525 members to consistently produce wines of the highest quality, to provide environmental leadership and to care for the extraordinary place they call home.

OUR MISSION
To promote, protect and enhance the Napa Valley appellation.

OUR VISION
Through our collective efforts Napa Valley will be the leading wine region worldwide and will be preserved and enhanced for future generations.

OUR GOALS
Position and champion Napa Valley as the premier wine region in the world.
Protect and enhance the Napa Valley, its wines, environment and community.
Demonstrate the principles of our founders to strengthen the membership and perpetuate a world-class organization.

Through our signature marketing programs, industry advocacy and comprehensive member resources, we work continuously to be the voice of the Napa Valley wine industry for consumers, members of the wine trade and media outlets around the globe, and we strive to be the essential trade organization for any vintner producing Napa Valley wine in the Napa Valley.

NAPAVINTNERS.COM

Friday, February 10, 2017

02/10 FREDERIC NAJEM, THE MERITAGE RESORT AND SPA IN NAPA, 2017 MASTERS WINEMAKER DINNER SERIES, JENNIFER POLITO, BEACH ACTIVITIES OF MAUI, STEVE EVANS, THE MOVIE GUY

FREDERIC NAJEM - FOOD AND BEVERAGE DIRECTOR,THE MERITAGE RESORT AND SPA IN NAPA, CA - 2017 MASTERS WINEMAKER DINNER SERIES

2017 MASTERS WINEMAKER DINNER SERIES HIGHLIGHTS NAPA VALLEY’S TOP WINERIES AND “CULT” FAVORITES
Featured Wineries Include: Quintessa, Peter Michael, Schramsberg, Staglin, Paul Hobbs, Veuve Clicquot and Silver Oak

The Meritage Resort and Spa in Napa, California, is proud to announce its prestigious 2017 Masters Winemaker Dinner Series. Each event features a multicourse dinner expertly paired with the best in Napa Valley wines from well-known names like Silver Oak and Schramsberg to boutique winery and cult favorites like Peter Michael, Paul Hobbs and Palmaz. The series takes place in the intimate Estate Cave at The Meritage Resort or one of the property’s other desirable locations like the Vineyard Deck and outdoor terraces. The first event is this Friday (February 3) with Far Niente Winery and Nickel & Nickel Vineyards, and tickets are currently available for purchase at MeritageResort.com/Events.

Designed to create an unforgettable experience, every dinner begins with a reception featuring wine and a variety of appetizers in the heart of the vineyards behind The Meritage Resort or overlooking its hillside vineyards. The reception is followed by a dinner that offers hard-to-find, winery exclusive or first-release wines.

“When planning our wine dinners, we try to create unique experiences for our guests,” said Frederic Najem, director of food and beverage, The Meritage Resort. “For example, at a dinner featuring Opus One in 2016, we placed screens around the room, so as guests were sitting at the table, they could see a live behind-the-scenes feed of our chef and culinary team plating each dish. At most dinners, our executive chef, Ryan Rupp and pastry chef work together to create a dessert incorporating an added ‘wow’ factor. These desserts often involve experimental and interactive elements, including flames, liquid nitrogen and edible chocolate art that encourage guest participation.”

To purchase tickets to any of the following Winemaker Dinners, please visit The Meritage Resort and Spa website at MeritageResort.com/Events, NightOut or book as part of a guestroom reservation at The Meritage Resort and Spa. Prices range from $99 to $349 per person inclusive of gratuity and taxes. All events are open to the public, and reserved for guests 21 and over.

2017 MASTER WINEMAKER DINNER AND SPECIAL EVENT SERIES:
• Feb. 3 – Masters Winemaker Dinner with Far Niente Winery and Nickel & Nickel Vineyards
• March 10 – Masters Winemaker Dinner with Quintessa, Flowers, Illumination, and Faust
• May 12-14 – Mother’s Day Weekend with Veuve Clicquot (includes Winemaker Dinner and Brunch)
• June 2 – Masters Winemaker Dinner with Peter Michael Winery
• July 21 – Masters Winemaker Dinner with Paul Hobbs Winery
• Aug. 25 – Masters Winemaker Dinner with Schramsberg Vineyards and J. Davies Estate
• Sept. 22 – Masters Winemaker Dinner with Staglin Family Vineyard
• Oct. 21 – Masters Winemaker Dinner Series with Silver Oak and Twomey Cellars
• Nov. 18 – Masters Winemaker Dinner with Palmaz Vineyards
• Dec. 31 – Celebrate New Year’s in the Napa Valley (Winemaker Dinner with Trinitas Cellars and a Ballroom Dinner, both followed by an After Party)

In addition to the Winemaker Dinners, The Meritage Resort hosts special brunches and community events open to the public and resort guests each year, including some of Napa Valley’s largest events for Easter, Mother’s Day, and New Year’s Eve. For more information, please visit MeritageResort.com/Events.


ABOUT THE MERITAGE RESORT AND SPA
Acres of sun-soaked hillside vineyards. Beautiful accommodations paired with luxurious amenities. Award-winning cuisine celebrating the finest of Napa Valley’s bounty. Indulgent spa treatments in the serenity of an underground Estate Cave. The Meritage Resort and Spa perfectly blends world-class luxury with exceptional hospitality to bring you the ultimate Napa Valley resort experience. We Are Napa.

MERITAGERESORT.COM



JENNIFER POLITO TALKS BEACH ACTIVITIES OF MAUI - TERALANI SAILING 

Teralani sailing, is an award winning luxury sailing company located on the island of Maui

Featuring year round sailing excursions departing from West Maui

Five time winner of Tripadvisor’s Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame

Teralani has two 65 foot catamarans that take guests on snorkel sails, romantic sunset sails and exciting whale watches

Perfect for families, couples and groups as each catamaran can accommodate up to 49 passengers

Each excursion is unique and a perfect way to really experience the beauty of Maui

The snorkel cruise takes guests to premier locations and allows guests to see tropical fish, the colorful reef system and even swim in the same waters as Hawaiian green sea turtles

During whale season mid-December to mid-April guests can see humpback whales as they make the Much anticipated migration through the Hawaiian islands

Whether you book the early morning whale watch or the sunset sail, you can enjoy great food, beautiful views and an open bar

Celebrate romantic moments with a sunset sail or book a private charter for wedding reception

Teralani staff can help you plan a memorable event at sea

For more information, visit Teralani online at Teralani.net or call 808-661- 7245 (SAIL)

For up-to the moment photos and videos follow Teralani on Instagram at TeralaniSailing


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, February 9, 2017

02/09 JUDY GROVERMAN WALKER, 11TH ANNUAL CALIFORNIA ARTISAN CHEESE FESTIVAL, ANDREAS NIETO, THE WESTIN BONAVENTURE

JUDY GROVERMAN WALKER - FESTIVAL DIRECTOR, 11TH ANNUAL CALIFORNIA ARTISAN CHEESE FESTIVAL!

THE CALIFORNIA ARTISAN CHEESE FESTIVAL

CELEBRATES 11th ANNIVERSARY AT LOCAL FARMS, CREAMERIES AND TASTING ROOMS AROUND NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

Tickets now on sale for the weekend's wide range of cheese-centric events, March 24-26, 2017, featuring intimate Artisan Producer Tours, Educational Seminars, and Friday night's Ultimate Best Bite Competition

Tickets are now on sale for California’s premier cheese event, the California Artisan Cheese Festival, March 24-26, 2017. This year’s weekend-long Festival will take place in and around the Sheraton Sonoma County in Petaluma, as well as various local farms, restaurants, creameries and tasting rooms of local artisan producers. The Festival brings together artisan cheesemakers, farmers, educators, authors, chefs, brewers, and winemakers from all over California for three days of cheese tasting, education and celebration.

Many new cheese-centric elements are being introduced this year, from Friday night’s Ultimate Best Bite competition featuring local cheesemongers, chefs and cheesemakers; to a new crop of educational hands-on Saturday Seminars featuring topics such as Cheese & Chocolate and Mighty Morphing Milk; to Saturday night’s Wine and Dine Cheesemaker Dinners and a Cheese & Cocktail Celebration. Check out all the details online:

WWW.ARTISANCHEESEFESTIVAL.COM 


ANDREAS NIETO - DIRECTOR OF FOOD & BEVERAGE, THE WESTIN BONAVENTURE HOTEL & SUITES CHATS ABOUT THEIR VALENTINE'S DAY PROMOTIONS

The Most Famous Downtown Los Angeles Hotel - Elegantly presiding over the City of Angels, The Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites provides the ultimate urban oasis in the heart of the business district. An international symbol that has come to represent the beauty and sophistication of the city itself, this famous Westin Los Angeles hotel is one of the most photographed destinations in the world. Stroll through our atrium lobby, and you'll immediately see why. Enjoy spectacular skyline views, access to over 40 specialty boutiques and restaurants, and unparalleled meeting facilities. Discover LA's largest convention hotel - widely regarded as a "City-within-a City" - sure to surpass all expectations. A landmark attraction in its own right, this unique name in downtown Los Angeles hotels beckons you with an exceptional setting.

LA PRIME - Savor The Views & Cuisine At Our Downtown Los Angeles Steak Restaurant
Located on the 35th floor of the Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites our award winning restaurant invites you to experience a culinary adventure in a relaxed atmosphere of refined service. LA Prime, known for its innovative and edgy cuisine offers prime beef steaks, both wet and dry aged, beautiful lamb and veal chops, fresh fish and shellfish enhanced with local produce and an award winning wine cellar, provides the ultimate in dining. Executive Chef Andreas Nieto has created a masterful menu utilizing only fresh ingredients in combination with an artist eye to please your palate. As you dine a million lights will stretch out at your feet or wink at you from the sky as you sit back, relax and enjoy all that downtown Los Angeles has to offer.

WESTIN.COM/BONAVENTURE

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

02/08 LARRY LIPSON, TRAVEL EDITOR & WRITER ANNIE FITZSIMMONS, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, DESTINATIONS: THE WORLD’S MOST ROMANTIC DESTINATIONS

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.


TRAVEL EDITOR & WRITER ANNIE FITZSIMMONS - NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC PRESENTS A GORGEOUS COLLECTION OF DREAMY DESTINATIONS: THE WORLD’S MOST ROMANTIC DESTINATIONS

Just in time for Valentine’s Day or planning that romantic winter escape, National Geographic presents a gorgeous collection of dreamy destinations...

THE WORLD’S MOST ROMANTIC DESTINATIONS:
50 Dreamy Getaways, Private Retreats, and Enchanting Places to Celebrate Love

Interview Annie Fitzsimmons, travel editor, writer, contributor to National Geographic Traveler, and author of the book’s forward.

The World’s Most Romantic Destinations features more than 200 photos of some of the most picture-perfect and romantic vacation spots. With smart travel tips for each of the 50 featured locations across the globe, it’s easy for newlyweds, love birds, or those celebrating decades together to plan their next trip to a tropical, exotic or remote getaway thousands of miles away or perhaps right around the corner. From Italy, Hawaii or Charleston to the Caribbean, South Africa or New York City, there’s a perfect location for every adventure.

Annie Fitzsimmons joins us to discuss all things travel-related. She has been to six continents and documents her travel experience with a variety of media outlets, and she is an expert in not only romantic travel, but falling in love with travel itself.

Some of her favorite romantic locations, including Romantic Road in Germany, Yunnan Province in China and St. Moritz in Switzerland.

Travel suggestions by season -- a springtime getaway in Paris, a summer walk in Victoria Falls, an autumnal visit to Big Sur or a winter wonderland in Quebec City, and many more.

Every destination in the book is accompanied by tips on what not to miss, where to say, and best local cuisine, How to book the most relaxing or adventurous excursion.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

02/07 STEPHANIE L. TOURLES, MAKING LOVE POTIONS, CYNTHIA PECK, ANGELO’S AND VINCI’S, NATIONAL FETTUCCINE ALFREDO DAY

BEST-SELLING AUTHOR & HOLISTIC ESTHETICIAN STEPHANIE L. TOURLES - MAKING LOVE POTIONS

MAKING LOVE POTIONS
64 ALL-NATURAL RECIPES FOR IRRESISTIBLE HERBAL APHRODISIACS

Love is almost in the air. In just a month - it's Valentine's Day!! This year - how bout stirring up some spice into your love life!

In the new book, MAKING LOVE POTIONS, best-selling author STEPHANIE L. TOURLES - presents easy recipes to create herbal aphrodisiacs to share with that loved one! It's all PG  - but it will warm up that bedroom!

Herbs are hot! And in MAKING LOVE POTIONS, best-selling author Stephanie L. Tourles shows lovers how to bring that heat into the bedroom.  Tourles playfully presents 64 easy recipes for natural body oils, balms, tonics, bath blends, and sweet treats to share with that special someone. This celebration of life and pleasure stirs up the senses with aromatherapy and exciting blends made from familiar fare with powerful healing properties, including cinnamon and lavender.

Readers will find irresistible recipes such as “Come Hither” Body Powder, Cocoa-Chai “Kiss ‘n’ Make Up” Lip Butter, and Vanilla Intrigue Massage Oil.  To sweeten the pot, the recipes use common ingredients like coconut oil and cocoa butter, making them both simple and quick to prepare. And with these natural ingredients, users can be sure that what they’re putting on their bodies aren’t full of unwanted chemicals like many commercial products are.

With beautiful illustrations and engaging explanations of the power that herbs, flowers, and natural oils have over our physical bodies, MAKING LOVE POTIONS is the perfect gift for herb lovers — and all lovers — everywhere.

WWW.STEPHANIETOURLES.COM 


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
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, February 6, 2017

02/06 EVA BERTRAN, GLORIA FERRER, DANIEL SIEBERG, SUPER BOWL GOOGLE TRENDS

EVA BERTRAN VICE PRESIDENT MARKETING, GLORIA FERRER CAVES & VINEYARDS - GLASSWARE EXPLORATION 


GLORIA FERRER WINERY RELEASES SIGNATURE SPARKLING WINE FLUTE DESIGNED BY CO-FOUNDER GLORIA FERRER

Owner of the world’s largest private stemware collection now offering her own collectible stem

Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards, producer of California’s most awarded sparkling wines, is pleased to announce that Co-Founder Gloria Ferrer has created a signature, collectible sparkling wine glass called Gloria’s Flute now available for purchase for $40 at the winery or through the website at gloriaferrer.com.

In honor of the winery’s 30th anniversary in 2016, Mrs. Gloria Ferrer commissioned her first-ever collectible wine flute. With inspiration from some of her favorite pieces in the glassware collection, she collaborated on the design with renowned Sonoma artist Alex Leader, working alongside him every step of the way to ensure that the finished product was exactly what she envisioned. This original signed, studio edition, blown-glass Artist Series sold out last fall almost immediately to collectors at the price of $95 each.

In order to bring this design to the tables of wine lovers everywhere, the team at Gloria Ferrer continued to evolve the project by working with renowned Lehmann Glass of Champagne, France to reproduce Mrs. Ferrer’s coveted custom stemware piece. Gloria’s Flute is a perfect blend of antique and modern. This elegant expression offers a long, delicate flute neck designed with a luxuriant hand-feel and lavish bubble delivery, and a wider coupe-inspired-bowl that exalts the aromatics of the wine.  It is a perfect start for someone desiring to start a wine stemware collection of their own or for those wanting a complete set.

Mrs. Gloria Ferrer’s love affair with collectible stemware began on Venice’s Piazza San Marco in 1956. She had just embarked upon a new life in the wine industry and her uncle, with remarkable prescience, suggested she begin a glass collection. Inspired to act, her father rose from the table and returned later with an exquisite red Murano crystal glass with a gold dauphine in the stem.

Her lifelong treasure hunt has found her in antique showrooms and dusty curio shops in rarified destinations, rummaging through countless odds and ends to find forgotten jewels. Her collection now numbers more than 2000 pieces, and is believed to be the largest private collection in the world. Now, she adds her own personal design to her assemblage.  Over 100 pieces in her collection, including her very favorite sparkling wine glass, are on display at the winery in Sonoma for public viewing.  This video captures Gloria highlighting some of her favorite glasses in vivid sentiment and detail.

GLASSWARE EXPLORATION AT GLORIA FERRER CAVES & VINEYARDS:
Inspired by the winery’s co-founder, Gloria Ferrer, and her custom sparkling wine flute, the winery has introduced a new elevated experience for guests at the winery called “Glassware Exploration.”  Each curve in a piece of stemware is designed to deliver flavors to the optimal part of your palate.  This special experience leads guests through a blind tasting of sparkling and still wines in assorted stemware to learn how each glass can enhance the profiles in wine and help you to determine how to choose the right stemware for your palate so that you get the most out of your favorite wines, every time.  Reservations for the “Glassware Exploration” are available at 10 a.m., 12 p.m. or 2 p.m. daily and should be made up to 72 hours in advance due to its popularity.  The cost is $45 per person.  Gloria Ferrer Club Members receive a twenty percent discount.

 ABOUT GLORIA FERRER CAVES & VINEYARDS:
A pioneering history and approach to Pinot Noir and Chardonnay have made Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards a leader in California sparkling wine for almost 30 years.  Founded in 1986 in Sonoma, California, by the Ferrer family of Spain, Gloria Ferrer combines the best of sparkling winegrowing history with the bounty of the Carneros winegrowing region using time-honored méthode champenoise winemaking traditions and centuries-old sustainable practices.  Gloria Ferrer produces the most awarded California sparkling wines that have won over 500 gold medals and received 50 outstanding 90+ point ratings in the last 5 years. Discover the Glorious Life at www.gloriaferrer.com .

GLORIAFERRER.COM



GOOGLE SEARCH TRENDS EXPERT DANIEL SIEBERG -  SUPER BOWL’S TOP SEARCHED BEER'S/RECIPES & ADS


BREAKDOWN OF THE SUPER BOWL’S BIGGEST TRENDS!
Let Google Be Your Guide To Super Bowl LI

From Most-Searched Teams and Players to the Top Trending Super Bowl Ads and Halftime Show-Stoppers, Find out What Americans were Searching for During the Most-Watched Event of the Year!

Millions of Americans will tune in for Super Bowl LI, so find out what players, teams and topics sent people searching during the big event. Whether you were looking for the top trending Super Bowl ads, for what people cooked to host the big game, or for more information about this year’s MVP, Google Search Trends Expert, Daniel Sieberg, gives an inside look at what captured people’s imaginations during the big game!

GOOGLE.COM/TRENDS

11/17 MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS PATIENT & AUTHOR RONDA GIANGRECO AND NURSE PRACTITIONER CARRIE SAMMARCO, MIKE KELLEY, AQUALANI, JESSICA NAZIRI, TOP TECH GIFTS, STEVE EVANS THE MOVIE GUY

RONDA GIANGRECO AND CARRIE SAMMARCO RAISING AWARENESS ABOUT A NEW COMMUNITY-DRIVEN RESOURCE  HOW A ONE-YEAR COOKING CHALLENGE HELPED AN AV...