Untitled Document Home
Chef & Hotel Profile
Publisher's Page
Gift Guide
Travel Adventures
Epicurean Events
Health Minded
Spa Baby Secrets
Sips
Book Bites
Culinary Coup
Sense of Style
Kids Kaleidoscope
Tinsletown Tidbits
Wheels
Radio Show & Links
Contact Us


  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 Bottled Water

Etrusca

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
at Meridian Vineyards, Paso Robles, CA

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 

 

Contact: 

Nora Z. Favelukes 

QW Wine Experts

 877-392-5730 

 Cell: 347-306-3271

 www.qwwineexperts.com


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.  
spain 2010
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.



2008
March 08 | April 08 | May 08 | June 08 | July 08 | August 08 | September 08 | October 08 | November 08 | December 08 | January 09 | February 09 | March 09 | April 09 | May 09 | June 09 | July 09 | August 09 | September 09 | October 09 | November 09 | December 09 | January 10 | February 10 | March 10 | April 10 | May 10 | June 10 | July 10 | August 10 | September 10 | October 10 | November 10 | December 10 | January 11 | February 11 | March 11 | April 11 | May 11 | June 11 | July 11 | August 11 | September 11 | October 11 | November 11 | December 11 | January 12 | February 12 | March 12 | May 12 | April 12 | June 12 | July 12 | August 12 | September 12 | October 12 | November 12 | December 12 | January 13 | February 13 | March 13 | April 13 | May 13 | June 13 | July 13 | August 13 | September 13 | October 13 | November 13 | December 13 | January 14 | February 14 | March 14 | April 14 | May 14 | June 14 | July 14 | August 14 | September 14 | October 14 | November 14 | December 14 | January 15 | February 15 | March 15 | April 15 | May 15 | June 15 | July 15 | August 15 | September 15 | October 15 | November 15 | December 15 | January 16 | March 16 | February 16 | April 16 | May 16 | June 16 | July 16 | August 16 | October 16 | September 16 | November 16 | December 16 | January 17 | February 17 | March 17 | April 17 | February 08 | January 08

2007
December 07
| November 07 | October 07 | September 07 | August 07 | July 07 | June 07 | May 07
April 07
| March 07 | February 07 | January 07

2006
Dember 06
| November 06 | October 06 | September 06 | August 06 | July 06 | June 06 | May 06
April 06 | March 06 | February 06 | January 06

2005
December 05
| November 05 | October 05 | September 05 | August 05 | July 05 | June 05 | May 05
April 05 | March 05 | February 05 | January 05

© 2008 Bonnie Carroll, All Rights Reserved