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  • 00:52

    Grapevine: The Christmas Capital of Texas

    in Travel

    Everything’s bigger in Texas - including Christmas. Travel Brigade visits Grapevine, a town just outside of Dallas that’s been officially named, “The Christmas Capital of Texas.” Come tour a downtown Main Street that’s a throwback to a classic Christmas complete with independent stores, restaurants and wineries. We’ll visit the incredible Gaylord Texan Resort with its gigantic atrium full of decorations and take in “ICE!” - an incredible collection of ice sculptures kept chilled down to nine degrees. We’ll also visit Snowland at the Great Wolf Lodge and catch the North Pole Express to Santa’s Village. We’ll even have an interview with a special guest - Mrs. Claus! Enjoy the trip! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TravelBrigade. 

  • 00:58

    Wine Talk with Marcia

    in Self Help

    Wine Talk and Chat with Marcia. What’s going on for 2016? Upcoming wine events hosted by Black Owned wineries, or where to find them POURING!

    What are the new releases for first half 2016?

    Awards season. Let’s acknowledge the great wines awards from some of our winemakers.


  • 00:31

    Feng Shui & Wineries: A Great Pairing

    in Self Help

    Pour yourself a glass of wine and relax as we share why wineries and feng shui complement each other so well. This Sunday, Master Educator of Interior Alignment Cindy Garreton will share her passion for feng shui and how it can be applied to wineries with host Bill Schwingel, MTIA. 
    You'll be able to call in and ask questions of Cindy, who lives in the Portland, Ore., wine country, about how she sees feng shui as a perfect match for these beautiful sites. The show starts at 6 p.m. EST -- you won't want to miss it!
    Cindy Garreton is a Master Educator for Interior Alignment School of Feng Shui. She is also certified in Black Hat Feng Shui.
    Her studies include a BA at Iowa State College of Design and she has worked in Interior Design for over 25 years, integrating feng shui principles into her design work 15 years ago.
    She is CEO of Pacific Northwest Design Group in Portland, Oregon and is serving as Director of the Oregon Chapter of International Feng Shui Guild. She is passionate about her work and teaching people to empower themselves through their environmnents! 

  • 01:57

    Hear It Now Live Radio Feature: Brad Wilson-Blues Guitarist,Singer,Songwrighter

    in Entertainment

    Brad Wilson is a California guitarslinger who plays rocked-up blues and is a charismatic and talented guitarist, vocalist and songwriter. Performing over 100 shows a year, Brad has become known as a smokin' hot blues player who can rock the house all night long with the best of them. His songwriting has a hard-charging Americana/Blues/Roots style. His guitar playing is contemporary blues and he can rip on lead. Brad's live show is presented with spirit and class. Brad and his band have a soulful Americana sound with Brad tapping into all his sources of inspiration. His concerts are the kind of high-octane performances that have made him a standout hit at countless concert series, clubs, wineries and major events. Brad's energetic shows and entertaining appeal have made him a repeat performer at many of the West Coast's biggest festivals. In June of 2015, Brad Wilson released his brand new album, Blues Thunder! Fourteen new songs featuring California's hottest blues/rock singer/songwriter/guitarist and his smokin' band! This will be the follow up to his successful Hands On The Wheel album that produced four charting singles, including the worldwide radio favorite "The Ballad of John Lee"! Considered more than a talented guitarist by his audience, Wilson is an exciting entertainer. The new Blues Thunder album creates a lot of anticipation to see Brad and his band in concert. The Rollin' Blues Thunder 2015 Tour has already kicked off!  Watch for Brad Wilson, a rising force on the Concert and Blues Music Scene.

  • 00:18

    Urban Lumberman Seth San Filippo in "A Second Cut"

    in Lifestyle

    Our swashbuckling adventures with Seth San Filippo, Urban Lumberman, continues. Down goes a 45 year redwood, saved by Urban Lumberman.



    " Yes, we reclaim and recycle city street trees that have to come down for one reason or another. We are located and work in modern, bustling cities and we work with a diverse customer base which ranges from restaurants, wineries, brewpubs, to hi tech start ups, engineering firms and iconic software companies.  We also take extreme pride in creating a table that a homeowner has dreamed about for a long time. 


    It's a true dichotomy, in that if you visit the mill, you will hear the roar of the chainsaws, and yes, we all have beards, we all wear flannel, and we all are pretty much are covered in sawdust 100% of the time. But for us it's about delivering our custom projects to urban companies in modern cities. Our clients understand the value and aesthetic of what we create, and we consider ourselves lucky to move between both worlds on a daily basis. We are Urban Lumber." 

    Check out Urban Lumber's Facebook page to see Urban Lumber in action.



  • 02:17

    Willcox - Olde West, Wineries & Farms!

    in Travel

    Join Nancy Reid & Lisa Smith – mother-daughter travel team and publishers of BigBlendMagazines.com, for Big Blend Radio’s VACATION STATION travel show airing live from Coronado Vineyards, in historic Willcox, Arizona, as part of Big Blend’s SPIRIT OF AMERICA TOUR of all 401 National Park Units!This episode we feature a panel of guests discussing the history of Willcox including Fort Bowie National Historic Site, Chiricahua National Monument, the historic downtown district that’s on the National Register of Historic Landmarks and is known for wild west shoot-outs including the shooting and death of Warren Earp (Wyatt Earp’s brother), cattle rustling, train robberies, and ranching and mining in the surrounding areas. We’ll also discuss Willcox today, a town that still holds its historic charm but is now known for its wineries and wine tasting, farms and orchards, the Rex Allen Museum and Rex Allen Theater, art and entertainment, events, birding and nature activities, and more.Featured guests include historians, authors, community and business leaders, local media, winemakers, farmers, area travel experts, and national park rangers!

  • Daniel Lee Stephenson Owner,Founder of Europa Village Winery, The Rancon Group

    in Business

    A vision of excellence combined with Old World hospitality and charm. We had a vision of bringing together the high standards and values of traditional European wine making with the beauty and richness of one of the most ideal wine growing regions in America—the Temecula Valley Wine Country in Southern California.

    After savoring the elegant wines and picturesque terrain of wine regions in France, Spain, and Italy, our founders were determined to recreate their experiences in Southern California for others to enjoy. They envisioned a village of wineries offering exquisite wines created in the European styles they loved so much.

    And so our story began. It took a decade of imagining, planning and research, but several years ago, Europa Village became a reality on more than 30 acres of lush vineyards in the rich “terroir” of Temecula Valley, where the soil, elevation, and weather work together to nurture wonderful grapes. Our first premium wines were produced from these grapes and offered to our guests in 2011 in our enchanting C’est La Vie wine tasting room.

    Since then the word has spread and Europa Village has become one of the most distinctive wine tasting destinations in the region — known for its luscious wines, captivating setting and gracious hospitality.

    Since then the word has spread and Europa Village has become one of the most distinctive wine tasting destinations in the region — known for its luscious wines, captivating setting and gracious hospitality.


  • 01:27

    Wine and 'Spirits' with guest Joy Neighbors

    in Wine

    It's October!


    Tonight, All About Wine welcomes special guest Joy Neighbors to the show to discuss wine and 'spirits' (the haunting kind).  Joy is a professional freelance writer whose articles have appeared in several magazines.  She is also a blogger - Joy's JOY of Wine for wine drinkers, sharing her 15+ years in the wine industry, and A Grave Interest which includes articles about cemeteries, genealogy, history and more.


    We invite you to call our guest line and join the discussion by dialing (646) 727-3235 during the LIVE show.  You can also email the show with your questions and comments at allaboutwine101@gmail.com


    Show host, Ron, is the VP and General Manager of Florida Estates Winery in Land O' Lakes, Florida.  He is a wine maker, cellar master, vineyardist and tasting expert.


    The show is always informative and entertaining....and All About Wine

  • 02:03

    Solar Power, Travel, Farms, Food & Wine

    in Lifestyle

    Join Nancy J. Reid & Lisa D. Smith – publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine for Big Blend Radio’s Champagne Sundays variety show, airing live from the historic Coronado Motor Hotel in Yuma, Arizona, headquarters for the Big Blend Spirit of America Tour of all 408 National Park units.
    On This Episode:
    - Fall Recipes with 5-Star Chef Ivan Flowers in San Diego, CA.
    - A Taste of Temecula – Food, wine and travel writer and photographer Carmen Micheli, founder of Wine Dimensions and member of the International Food Wine & Travel Writers Association, tells about her favorite farms, wineries and foodie destinations in Temecula, California.
    - Solar Power – Robert Arthur Stayton, author of the award-winning book ‘POWER SHIFT: From Fossil Energy to Dynamic Solar Power,’ discusses the economic benefits of using solar power.

  • 00:55

    Travel Today - San Luis Obispo County, California

    in Travel

    This week's Travel Today with Peter Greenberg comes from the Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa in San Luis Obispo County, California—the heart of the state’s Central Coast. It’s also home to Savor the Central Coast—a great four-day gathering of chefs, farmers, restaurants, wineries—not surprising, considering the Central Coast is a huge wine producing region, right behind Napa and Sonoma. Some great chefs will be stopping by, including some local cheese and wine makers.

    San Luis Obispo County is also home to Hearst Castle, the famous home of newspaper publisher William Randolph Hearst. Ty Smith, Chief of Museum Interpretation at Hearst Castle, will explain the unique time in American history that Hearst castle represents. All of this and more on this week's Travel Today with Peter Greenberg. 

  • 00:33

    Oregon's Other Wine Regions & Their Wineries

    in Wine

    Mark Norman will interview guest host Marc Hinton, Editor at Large at Enobytes in the Portland Oregon area, about Oregon, it's wineries and the wines. 
    Many people know of the wonderful Pinot Noir wines coming from the Willamette Valley but there are many other wine regions (14) and many other grape varieties that are produced.
    The questions will focus on the growth of the wine industry in Oregon and how the different areas are doing!