FOUR SEASONS HOTELS AND RESORTS SUPPORT CHILE
Together with Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, oenophiles and gourmands can help earthquake victims in Chile with a simple sip. From now through April 18, 2010, Four Seasons will donate a portion of the proceeds from sales of Chilean wines from Veramonte Winery at participating properties in North America to the Chilean Red Cross. A USD 10.00 donation will be made for each bottle sold, and a USD 2.50 donation for each glass.
Three distinct vintages will be offered both by the bottle and by the glass in all dining venues at more than 20 hotels and resorts during the promotion. Featured wines include 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva, which beckons to be savoured with a bold meal, and 2009 Sauvignon Blanc Reserva and 2008 Chardonnay Reserva which both pair perfectly with a warm spring night.
Created through a partnership with the Chilean owners of Veramonte and distributor Southern Wine & Spirits, the initiative continues the Four Seasons tradition of delivering support to those in need, and now extends the opportunity to guests.
Participating properties include Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta; Four Seasons Hotel Austin; Four Seasons Hotel Boston; Four Seasons Hotel Chicago; The Ritz-Carlton Chicago, A Four Seasons Hotel; Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas; Four Seasons Resort Hualalai at Historic Ka‘upulehu; Four Seasons Resort Lana‘i at Manele Bay; Four Seasons Resort Lana‘i, The Lodge at Koele; Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea; Four Seasons Hotel Houston; Four Seasons Resort Jackson Hole; Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas; Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills; Beverly Wilshire, Beverly Hills, A Four Seasons Hotel; Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village, California; Four Seasons Hotel Miami; Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach; Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia; Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco; Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara; Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North; Four Seasons Hotel Seattle; Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis; and Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC. www.fourseasons.com
New Spring Water - Still/Sparkling
Origin: Calizzano in Luguria Italy - Aqua Mineralle di Callizano Spa www.acquaetrusca.com
Etrusca gushes from a spring which is surrounded and protected by an uncontaminated forest area located in Alta Val Bromida, at 3.600ft (1100m) above sea level in the territory of the Comune di Calizzano (Soverzene).
Italians say that at the border of the Alps and the Apennines there lies, hidden deep in a fragrant beech forest criss-crossed by sparkling brooks, one of the prettiest villages of the world, which is named Calizzano.
First Clear, USDA Certified Organic Nutrient Enhanced Water is a Must See
at Expo West 2010
H2Organics Nutrient Enhanced Water Sets the Standard with Healthy Drinking For Life
Cutting Edge Beverages, an industry leader in the formulation, production, sales, marketing, and distribution of healthy beverages for various life stages, showcased its new line of H2Organics Nutrient Enhanced Water at Expo West 2010 in March.
H2Organics Nutrient Enhanced Water is the first clear and USDA certified organic nutrient enhanced water available, and comes in six formulas: Flexibility (strawberry apple); Energy (blueberry peach); Relax (grape berry); Focus (orange tangerine); Antioxidant (pomegranate acai); and Hydration (green apple).
Each formula contains specially selected blends of vitamins, minerals and nutrients to support its specific function. They are low carb, low calorie, low sugar, gluten free, and certified Kosher. They come individually packaged in 20 oz. BPA-FREE PET bottles. Visit http://www.cuttingedgebeverages.com/
About H2Organics Nutrient Enhanced Waters
H2Organics Nutrient Enhanced Water Combines the nutritional benefits of traditional nutrient enhanced waters plus it incorporates the added benefits of being low calorie, low carbohydrate, low sugar and most importantly certified organic. There are six functional organic formulas including: Relax, Flexibility, Energy, Focus, Antioxidant, and Hydration. In addition, there is a prenatal and postnatal formula, and a kid’s nutrient enhanced water that is low in sugar, has no artificial flavors or colors, no preservatives and is USDA certified organic. H2Organics Nutrient Enhanced Water is Healthy Drinking for Life. Visit http://www.drinkh2organics.com/
Wine & Artisan Cheese Festival
Sunday, May 23 10:00a to 5:00p
Got cheese? From 10am to 5pm, enjoy an array of artisan cheeses expertly paired with our tasting room exclusive wines & join the pros from Vivant Fine Cheese for a fun cheese & wine pairing lesson at 10am or 12pm. Enjoy live music by the Tipsy Gypsies from 1-3pm. Only $10/pp, includes logo glass. www.travelpaso.com.
JAMBA DEBUTS INNOVATIVE HOT BEVERAGES
Vibrant, Naturally Good and Blended to Perfection—Company Offers a New Spin on Tea in Four Frothy Flavors
Jamba Juice turned up the temperature today with the introduction of its Jamba Juice Hot Blends™ beverages – an innovative line of organic hot blended beverages - uniquely prepared and presented with delicious and bold flavors.
“Launching the new Hot Blends beverage line is definitely a breakthrough for us,” said James D. White, president and CEO, Jamba Juice Company. “We are confident that our customers will find that our new offerings provide the delicious taste and health benefits that people expect from teas, but in a way that is unique to Jamba. Building on the spin of the blender and taking it from cold smoothies to hot beverages is something that hasn’t been done before, and we are excited to offer customers innovative hot drink options for the first time.”
Made with naturally occurring antixodants, Hot Blends chai tea lattes are a good source of protein and an excellent source of calcium when you select 2% or nonfat organic milk. They are the perfect way to start your day, warm up during lunch or relax after dinner. Original Spiced Chai™ Tea is made with flavorful chai spices, smooth, organic black tea, milk and all natural cane sugar for a touch of sweetness. Perfectly Chocolate Chai™ Tea is also an organic chai tea latte but with an added dose of rich, chocolaty goodness. Made with organic cocoa, the Perfectly Chocolate Chai™ Tea is a tasty, better for you way to satisfy that sweet tooth.
In addition to the chai tea lattes, Jamba will also offer Heavenly GreenTM Tea—an organic green tea latte made with premium, shade-grown, stone ground, matcha green tea from Japan, organic, all-natural cane sugar and organic vanilla. And for the real chocolate lovers, a Classic Hot Chocolate is also available—a timeless, better-for-you treat that is made with 100% organic ingredients including organic cocoa, natural cane sugar, organic vanilla and blended with choice of milk. Jamba Juice will also offer a “Kids Hot Chocolate”—made with the same high quality flavors and ingredients of the Classic, but served at a lower temperature.
Jamba Juice is offering a selection of organic, artisan blended whole leaf teas from Mighty Leaf®, available in hand crafted, biodegradable pouches “too big for ordinary tea bags.” The assortment of six teas offers a variety of high quality blends of fruit, herbs, spices and blossoms for different tastes and occasions. Made with all organic, 100% real, all natural ingredients, the Mighty Leaf Teas contain naturally occurring antioxidants. Pairing perfectly with Jamba Juice’s steel cut, slow cooked oatmeal or baked goods, the teas will be available in Organic Breakfast (black), Organic Earl Grey (black), Organic Green Dragon (green), Organic Spring Jasmine (green), Organic African Nectar (herbal) and Organic Detox Infusion (herbal).
Jamba Juice will host a series of Hot Tea Spin Tours across the United States—a public attraction where the community will have the opportunity to test out a specialty “Blender Bike” that will blend the new Original Spiced Chai Tea while they pedal in place. In addition to the Blender Bikes, Jamba Juice will also be sampling the Hot Blends beverages on the following dates/locations from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm:
• San Francisco: Justin Herman Plaza, Embacadero—3/9
• Sacramento: Downtown Plaza, K Street—3/11
• Los Angeles: 3rd Street Promenade—3/16
• San Diego: Horton Plaza—3/19
• Chicago: John Hancock Center—3/24
• New York: Times Square—3/31
Jamba Juice’s new hot beverages platform will be available at 342 Jamba Juice stores including the markets of California, New York, Seattle, Minnesota, Florida, Chicago, Portland, Texas and Hawaii. For more information please visit: www.jambajuice.com.
WINES OF ARGENTINA A HIT AT THE NY WINE EXPO!!!
Wines from Salt to Patagonia were featured during the February Wine Expo at Jacob Javitz Center in New York.
30 TOP WINERIES FROM ARGENTINA WERE SHOWCASING THEIR WINES
Tastings of: ADAGIO - ACHAVAL FERRER - ARGENTO - CASA MONTES - CHANARMUYO - CLOS DE LOS SIETE - CROTTA - DANTE ROBINO - DOMINIO DEL PLATA - EL PORTILLO - FIN DEL MUNDO - FLICHMAN - GOUGUENHEIM - KAIKEN - LOS CLOP - LUIGI BOSCA - MENDEL - MESCHINNI - MICHEL TORINO - MONTEVIEJO - NORTON - PASCUAL TOSO - SEPTIMA - SOLAR DE ORFILA - SUR DE LOS ANDES - TAPIZ - TERRAZAS DE LOS ANDES - TRAPICHE - URRACA - ZUCCARDI were enjoyed by attendees.
ARGENTINE WINE EXPORTS HAVE GROWN EXPONENTIALLY FOR THE PAST FIVE
AND, IN 2009 ROSE BY 33%
COME AND SEE WHY THE GROWTH OF ARGENTINE WINE EXPORTS ARE EXPLODING IN THE UNITED STATES
Nora Z. Favelukes
QW Wine Experts
SPAIN IS MORE THAN BEACHES AND SUN..
Visit the winegrowing regions.
Vineyards with art and history. Can you think of a better way to discover Spanish wine than by actually visiting their places of origin? Many of Spain's leading vineyards are open to visitors: many are hundreds of years old, some boast an extraordinary architectural richness, and others even include interesting collections of art relating to the wine culture. It is a real privilege to enter this world accompanied by those who have a deep understanding of it. They will show you how to fully appreciate it: they will take you around the facilities, the vineyards, the production process; they will reveal the secrets of wine tasting and you will, of course, be able to sample the wines accompanied by typical local dishes. It is now really easy to book visits and tasting in any wine cellar of Alava, Aranda de Duero, Burgos, Jerez de la Frontera, La Rioja, Murcia, Pontevedra, and Valladolid. You will find really renowned wine cellars, such as Williams & Humbert, Pedro Domeq, Arzuaga and Emina. If what you want is to go deeper into it, we offer you the possibility of taking wine routes like the ones for Jumilla, the alavian Rioja, Rias Baixas or Montilla-Jumilla wines. There are wine tourism offers for all kind of audiences, and also for every budget. You don't have to be a wine expert to enjoy a wine tasting or a visit in a warehouse. All the packages with warehouses one click away, always with immediate confirmation.