Monday, July 25, 2011

7/25 Cyber Bullying, Busy Moms, Jim Fiolek, Gary Pisoni

What's Cookin' Today Hour ONE:

Author & Behavioral Expert John Greenburg Talks About Cyber Bullying

There is a growing problem among teens and school age children today and that is cyber bullying.

Cyber bullying destroys lives as these kids can be brutal. They sometimes use fake accounts and use it to pick on other children. In some cases cyber bullying has led to an increased number suicides among children.

"Stop Hurting Me, I Don't Buy It!" The Secret to True Happiness is available now and John Greenburg to discusses how the book can help people feel better about their lives no matter what else comes their way.

National Lifestyle Expert and Mom Tara Aronson Provides Tips to Help Make a Busy Mom’s Life Easier

It’s no surprise that moms are some of the busiest people around with so much to do and never enough time to do it. From working a full time job to getting the kids off to daycare to attending soccer games to chaperoning a slumber party, a mom's feet never seem to stay still.

What’s a busy mom to do?

National Lifestyle Expert and Mom Tara Aronson provides helpful tips to help moms stay organized and on top of their hectic schedules. Tara discusses everything from time management and handling stress to tips on being efficient during meal and bath times.

What's Cookin' Today Hour TWO:

Jim Fiolek, Exec. Director of the Santa Barbara County Vintner's Association, Tells Us About the Latest Wines & Events in Santa Barbara Wine Country!

The Santa Barbara County Vintners' Association is a non-profit organization founded in 1983 to support and promote Santa Barbara County as a premium wine producing and wine grape growing region.

The Vintners’ Association produces festivals, seminars and tastings and provides information to consumers and the wine and travel media.

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Gary Pisoni Visits with Us and Talks About Lucia Vineyards!

Winegrower Gary Pisoni comes from generations of farmers who tended row crops long before he was born. Pisoni enjoyed drinking and collecting fine French wines while in college. When he graduated, he was eager to find a way into the wine business. When he told his father he wanted to plant grapevines on the family cattle ranch in the Santa Lucia Highlands, he was met with several objections, not the least of which was the cost. Gary countered to his father, “Have you ever been to a $250 lettuce tasting?” His father relented and a legendary vineyard was born in 1982. Gary’s positive energy has made him a household name among Pinot circles.

Gary planted his own-rooted vines in virgin soil. It took ten years of witchers and well drillers to tap into a water source on the sixth try. Water turned the wilderness into a garden and made Gary’s dream come true. The original vines are rumored to be from suitcase cuttings from a famous domaine in Vosne-Romanee, now called the Pisoni clone or selection.

Winemaker son Jeff and grape grower son Mark created the Pisoni label, releasing the first estate Pinot Noir in 1998. A second label, Lucia, debuted in 2000. Pisoni fruit quickly became highly prized in California and Pisoni Vineyard put Santa Lucia Highlands on the map, becoming one of California’s true ‘cult’ vineyards. Many top producers craft a Pisoni vineyard-designate Pinot Noir (Arcadian, Capiaux, Morgan, Patz & Hall, Peter Michael, Siduri, Tantara, Testarossa).

Gary Pisoni also manages nearby Garys’ Vineyard with Gary Franscioni.The Pisoni Estate Pinot Noir is sold exclusively through a mailing list. The Lucia wines are made in larger quanitities and are sold through a mailing list offering and retail distribution.

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