January Jones-Silver Seas-Entertainer

January Jones-Silver Seas-Entertainer

 

Ashley Harrell

Let Me Entertain You

It’s catching up with me that I only have one month left of cruising. I never thought when I started working as a singer on the Silver Wind, that I would still be doing it today.

There are still so many places I haven’t yet. I feel so conflicted – such a huge part of me wants to be back “home” and settled, working in NYC and having more regular contact with my friends and family… but the other half wants to continue this adventure forever.

I’m absolutely addicted to this wondrous lifestyle. You don’t realize how diverse and strangely accessible the world is until you find yourself in a career of this kind.

January Jones – Xmas Top Ten Toys 2014

Rhett Power

Rhett Power co-founded Wild Creations in 2007 and quickly built the startup toy company into the 2010 Fastest Growing Business in South Carolina. Wild Creations was awarded a Blue Ribbon Top 75 US Company by the US Chamber of Commerce and named as one of Inc. Magazine’s 500 Fastest Growing US Companies two years in a row.

He and his team have won over 40 national awards for their innovative toys. He has been a finalist for Ernst and Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2011 and was nominated again in 2012. Rhett has been featured and quoted in CNN Money, Fortune.com, and the Wall Street Journal.

The Connected Table LIVE! Raises A Glass to New York Nov. 26

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We live in New York’s verdant Hudson Valley where we will spend our Thanksgiving. Our November 26 show is dedicated to New York State wines, spirits and cideries which produce not only wonderful products loved by restaurateurs and consumers alike but also produce jobs for many people. Thanks to initiatives like NY State Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Taste NY marketing campaign, New York is spreading the news about its locally produced wines, ciders, spirits and artisan foods and farm products.

We’ll be speaking with Jim Trezise, president of the New York Wine & Grape Foundation and Jason Grizzante and Jeremy Kidde, owners at Warwick Winery & Distillery.

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Recently, Wine Enthusiast Magazine named New York State “Wine Region of the Year.” From Long Island’s East End to the Hudson Valley to the Finger Lakes, the New York wine industry is a major engine of economic development, generating well over $3.76 billion in economic benefits to New York State annually, according to the New York Wine & Grape Foundation. Wineries—which mean new investment, new jobs, new tourism, and new taxes—have spread from the traditional regions to places never envisioned as wine regions. The New York grape, grape juice and wine industry generates more than $4.8 billion in economic benefits annually for New York State. 1,631 family vineyards… 373 wineries… 175,000,000 bottles of wine… $408 million in state and local taxes. 

With a rich history and a range of styles, NY State wines are food friendly and versatile.  Critics agree. Last year alone New York wineries won over 700 gold medals or above at competitions around the world.

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http://www.newyorkwines.org/

https://www.facebook.com/NYWineGrapeFdn

https://twitter.com/NYWineGrapeFdn

 

Hard cider is  the fastest growing beverage alcohol category in the U.S. According to Nielsen’s tracking of cider sales off-premise, sales of hard cider increased 89% or about $280 million in sales. Data compiled by end of April 2014 shows an increase of 78%. Cider Journal  projects at the rate cider sales are growing the retail business for this category could top half a billion dollars.

Warwick Valley Winery & Distillery is located among the apple orchards of theJK-JGdistillery_byRBreese-682x1024 Lower Hudson Valley. Taking advantage of the abundant apple crops, owners Jason Grizzante and Jeremy Kidde applied for a farm winery license and cider producer license in 1993; doors opened to the public in 1994. Warwick’s Doc’s Draft Hard Ciders, named after Grizzante’s father, are some of the first hard ciders brought to market in the current renaissance of the cider industry and are marketed in a variety of styles and from a variety of different fruits, including both Apple and Pear.BOTTLE SHOT- WARWICK

In 2001 Warwick applied for and received a grant to develop New York’s first fruit micro-distillery. Warwick’s fruit brandies and liqueurs have received numerous accolades. Warwick Valley Distilling partners, Jason Graizzanti and Jeremy Kidde expanded their production to spirits with the founding of Black Dirt Distillery in 2012, which dOCS dRAFTF cIDERSproduces Gin, Bourbon, and its signature Apple Jack. Named after the famous “Black Dirt” region of the Hudson Valley’s Orange County farmland more famous for its onion production, the new distillery also does custom work for fledgling spirits not yet able to make their own products.

Visit: 14 Little York Rd, Warwick, NY 10990
(845) 258-4858

Connect: https://www.facebook.com/warwickvalleywinerydistillery

http://www.wvwinery.com/

http://www.pinterest.com/warwickwinery/