January Jones-Missing News & Bill Deane

January Jones-Missing News & Bill Deane

William Deane

Our Missing News Blog.com written by William Deane is dedicated to bringing back the commitment of professional journalism. As a former network news editor, major market news director and anchor, BILL DEANE gives you the inside story often missed by media  more interested in Hollywood gossip. OUR MISSING NEWS gets into the WHY of the today’s significant events. 

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On The Connected Table Live Oct. 29

We have another spirited lineup this week from coast to coast Wednesday, October 29, on The Connected Table Live on www.W4CY.com, 2p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT.

Our first guests are the bartending world’s dynamic duo, Lynnette Marrero and Ivy Mix, who have built the largest female bartending competition in the USA- and soon the world…. Speed Rack. Along the way Speed Rack has raised over $250,000 for breast cancer charities.

Ivy Mix and Lynnette Marrero, Founders, Speed Rack

Ivy Mix and Lynnette Marrero, Founders, Speed Rack

Speed Rack showcases not only the growing number of talented women in mixology while providing for the #1 women’s health issue in the country. One in 8 women is diagnosed with breast cancer.

The competition judging is based precision, time and accuracy. Contestants compete in timed heats to make rounds of cocktails culled from a list of accepted industry-standard classic recipes in front of a panel of judges and a crowd of spirited supporters.

The U.S. judging world panel includes such cocktail world luminaries as Julie Reiner, Dale DeGroff, Audrey Saunders and David Wondrich with a few noted chefs like Johnny Iuzzini, mixed in. The national winner is crowned Miss Speed Rack USA and received a scholarship to BAR (Beverage Alcohol Resource) five day program and industry glory.

Speed Rack’s fourth national tour kicks off in Washington DC November 10 and will travel to eight cities before crowning the Miss Speed Rack national winner at the U.S. Finals taking place in New York June 7. The first international Speed Rack competition will start in Canada in March 2015 followed by Paris in June and concluding in the U.K. next October.

Connect:

http://www.speed-rack.com

http://www.facebook/speedrackinfo.com https://www.Twitter.com/speed_rack

http://www.speed-rack.com/videos

 

We’ll be switching gears to talk saké  in the second half of our show with Steve Vuylsteke, Founder and CEO of SakéOne.  A native Oregonian, Steve’s family founded Oak Knoll Winery, one of Oregon’s pioneer wineries, in 1970. Steve has worked tirelessly to promote Oregon craft beverages, working for his family’s winery, as general manager and sales manager for Erath Vineyards and serving on the Oregon Wine Marketing Board and Willamette Valley Wineries Association.

Steve V in front of bottles

Steve Vuylsteke, Founder and CEO of SakéOne

He turned to saké in 1992 founding SakéOne, the only American operated sake brewery focused exclusively on premium sake in Oregon’s wine rich Willamette Valley, and importer of some of Japan’s finest saké.  SakéOne has been crafting strictly junmai ginjo quality saké at its state-of-the-art kura (brewery) in Forest Grove, the heart of the Willamette Valley: Oregon’s craft beer-brewing and wine making mecca, since 1998.

In 2010, SakéOne’s Momokawa “Ruby” Junmai Ginjo earned a silver medal at the prestigious U.S. National Sake Appraisal 2010, no small feat for an American producer in a crowd of more than 300 Japanese entrants and a judging panel held to precise Japanese standards.

Shanken News Daily recently reported that “Marketers of top saké brands say the category is now making inroads into the mainstream, while also benefiting from marked expansion in its core Asian restaurant account base.”

We’ll discuss why saké  is gaining popularity here in the USA and talk the ins and outs of enjoying saké  with Steve. Fun fact: Portland, Oregon boasts the highest per capita consumption of saké in the U.S. A home run market for the state SakéOne calls home.

Connect

www.sakeone.com

https://www.facebook.com/SakeOneOregon

https://twitter.com/SakeOne

 

Melanie Young and David Ransom

Melanie Young and David Ransom

 

Each Wednesday food and beverage industry insiders Melanie Young and David Ransom bring you the people who work front and center and behind the scenes in the industry on The Connected Table Live. Melanie and David are the Insatiably Curious Culinary Couple. Follow them on https://twitter.com/connectedtable  and https://facebook.com/theconnectetdable.com

Sweet Treats You Can Live With! RECIPES. Thurs. 1pm ET

Recipe,3IngredientChocolatePopcornBark,BrendaBennett
Tis the season for treats to serve at parties, celebrations, and to enjoy as goodies just because! “Sweet Treats” is the name of this season’s game.
But, how do you escape adding those unwanted pounds? How do you avoid sugar highs and headaches? How do you prevent energy outbursts by your kids followed by melt-downs, not to mention the destruction sugar causes to their immune system and teeth? Is there a way to have sweet treats that you can live with – ones that satisfy you without using artificial substitutes, ones your guests and family will love when you entertain? Good News! The answer is, “Yes!” Our guest, Brenda Bennett, The Sugar-Free Mom, has a sugar-free idea a minute, well almost one a minute. From “Flourless Low Carb Pumpkin Cookies” to “3 Ingredient Chocolate Popcorn Bark” and “Gluten Free Apple Carrot Quinoa Mini Muffins (no sugar added)”, she will fill you up with Treats You Can Live With!

Come into our Family Food Experts Kitchen with Brenda, Co-Host Carolina (Kid Kritics Approved) and me as we get ready for a season of sweet treats that are out of this world naturally sugar-free delicious! Thursday, 1pm ET, on W4WN.com and W4CY.com.

… for the health of your family,
ellen

www.KidKritics.org
www.FuelYourDreams.org
www.FamilyFoodExperts.org

If you miss the live show, tune in on Sunday, 1pm ET, W4WN.com