First up is “The Modern Mixologist” Tony Abou-Ganim to talk about the latest in craft bar tending and to highlight the recent release of Shellback Silver Rum, a new premium Caribbean libation.
Sourced from some of the finest Caribbean sugarcane, and blended with twelve spices and other natural flavors - Shellback Silver is a crisp, clean-tasting rum for the sophisticated palate. Its floral overtones are layered with the suggestion of vanilla and tropical fruit to provide a sweet, smooth taste that’s just right for sipping or mixing in one of our signature cocktails.
Shellback Spiced is a smooth-tasting, medium-bodied rum of remarkable quality. With no sugar added, its 12 exotic spices combine to offer unique overtones of caramelized honey, cinnamon and vanilla to create the distinguished taste you’re ready for.
In the second half I’ll be talking to Sarah Smiley, author of “Dinner with the Smiley’s – One Military Family, One Year of Heroes, and Lessons for a Lifetime.”
Columnist, Author, Military Wife – Navy wife Sarah Smiley’s weekly column is syndicated to newspapers and magazines across the country. She has written three books and has been featured in The New York Times and Newsweek, and on Nightline, CNN, CBS, Fox News, and MSNBC.
Dinner with the Smileys is the story of how the Smiley family’s year of dinners with strangers brought unexpected lessons about familial roles, community, and the power of the kitchen table to bring people together. Fifty-two guests take turns filling a military father’s chair at his family’s dinner table while he serves his yearlong deployment.
The week before Thanksgiving 2011, Dustin Smiley left for a yearlong military deployment. Soon after, his son Ford, eleven, invited Senator Susan Collins to fill his dad’s chair at dinner. On January 3, 2012, Senator Collins came to dinner…and brought brownies.
So began Dinner with the Smileys, nationally syndicated columnist Sarah Smiley’s fifty-two-week commitment to fill her husband’s place at the family dinner table with interesting people–from schoolteachers to Olympians, professional athletes to famous authors, comedians to politicians–and unique role models for her three sons, even as she knows Dustin’s seat cannot truly be “filled” until he is home again for the fifty-third dinner. Learn more at www.sarahsmiley.com
This is a great book to celebrate Memorial day weekend, get a copy today!
This past week…May 23 was “Chardonnay Day” – here is a great inexpensive South American Chard to hunt up…
Good Life Guy’s Wine of the Week:
2011 Cousiño-Macul Chardonnay, Maipo Valley, Chile
With a light golden color, this Chardonnay has a very delicate and elegant nose, where slightly floral notes can be found along with fruity aromas such as pineapple and apples. In the palate it shows a firm body. It is full, round and has a long ending. www.cousinomacul.com
Had this wine in Puerto Rico the other day and it’s a great value vino…might not be at Jacob Liquor Exchange yet, but I’m working on it. :-)