Women of Wine (WOW) with WineSpeed’s Karen MacNeil

Women of Wine (WOW) with WineSpeed’s Karen MacNeil

The first Golf, Grape & Grub Show of 2018 is on the tee this Saturday @ a new time of 2PM (CT/Noon PT) on FB Live!  We’ll update you on the start of the calendar year on the Pro Tours, plus we begin with one our show’s fave wine people,  Wine Speed’s Karen MacNeil. 

Karen is the only American to have won every major wine award given in the English language.These include the Wine and Spirits Professional of the Year (James Beard Foundation) and the Global Wine Communicator of the Year (International Wine and Spirits Association).  In a full-page profile on her, TIME Magazine called Karen “America’s Missionary of the Vine.”

Far reaching global wine knowledge is only part of Karen’s story. She is considered America’s foremost wine presenter–a speaker who can enchant audiences from 5 to 500, and from wine novices to wine collectors alike. And she’ll explain why she uses zestee metaphors and wine descriptors like “bed sheets” and “erogenous zones” to perk up your interest.

Karen is also the author of the award-winning book, THE WINE BIBLE, the single best- selling wine book in the United States, praised as “The most informative and entertaining book I’ve ever seen on the subject” (Danny Meyer), “Astounding” (Thomas Keller), and “A masterpiece of wine writing…the single best wine book written in years…” (Kevin Zraly).

The former wine correspondent for the Today Show, Karen was the host of the PBS series Wine, Food and Friends with Karen MacNeil, for which she won an Emmy. Karen is the creator and editor of WineSpeed, the leading digital “e-letter” in the U.S. for fast, authoritative information about wine.

STAY THIRSTY, EAT RESPONSIBLY & PLEASE FIND THE SWEET SPOT….

Tom Kees

Executive Producer & Co-Host

www.golfgrapegrub.com

7/7-Global GGG Show> Bliss Babes Mag Gals @ Crystal Basin Cellars

7/7-Global GGG Show> Bliss Babes Mag Gals @ Crystal Basin Cellars

Our Golf, Grape & Grub Show is all about pursuing the “G” passions. We’ve discovered some Gals who luv grape juice and most other FUN things that empower women. They run a bimonthly magazine called Bliss Babes, www.blissbabes.com.

Their media biz is run out of Reno & the Lake Tahoe area. Plus, they’ve also discovered a good friend of our show, Mike Owen the El Jeffe & Bliss Dude of CBC.  Crystal Basin Cellars, crystalbasin.com is located in the Sierra Nevada foothills between Sacramento & South Lake Tahoe. One of the events among many is the skinny dip party, that’s where you drink wine in a kiddy pool. 🙂

Debbie McCarthy & her Bliss Babe gals will join Mike and I from his winery TOMORROW @ Noon (PT) on FB Live.

We’ll also update you on the upcoming American Century Celebrity Championship which will be next week at Edgewood Tahoe GC. Many great athletes and other celebrities compete in a modified Stableford format. Justin Timberlake & Steph Curry will draw the biggest crowds.

Korbel Winery has many contests for the contestants. Toast Life Everday!!

 

Tom Kees

 

Executive Producer & Co-Host

 

www.golfgrapegrub.com

 

6/24- Global GGG Show> US Open Amateur Phenom Cameron Champ

6/24- Global GGG Show> US Open Amateur Phenom Cameron Champ

Last week’s US Open served as the unveiling of a new bambino in golf. Cameron Champ who hales from Sacramento and has one more year left at Texas A&M, was the talk of our National Championship. He bombed drives by all the longest of touring pros.  He also made the cut and finished second as low AM. Gig Em!!

Cameron had a great week as he celebrated his 22nd birthday with family and friends at Erin Hills. He played practice rounds with Rory McElroy and Louis Oosthuizen and blew it by them off the tee.

Cameron’s ball speed is nearly 200 mph and is 10 mph faster than the longest driver on tour. The average on tour is 168 mph. Ball speed is more important than swing speed because it measures the smash factor that occurs when you hit it on the sweet spot. For every 1 mph extra it translates to 2 yards more per mph. That math’s out to 20 yards longer than the longest and 60 yards longer than the PGA Tour average according to Trackman.

Pam Wood & myself tee it up with Cameron and his dad Jeff @ 11 AM(CT) on FB Live. They will have just arrived in North Carolina for the prestigious 117th playing of the North & South Amateur Championship @ Pinehurst Resort.

Cameron’s grandfather Mack got him started in golf at the age of 2 1/2 with plastic clubs. His sister Madison, who has autism keeps the whole family grounded, much like Jordan Spieth and his sister Ellie. Both Cam and Madison are proud of their development in The First Tee of Sacramento.

There’s much more to this story so tune in……

Tom Kees

Executive Producer & Co-Host

www.golfgrapegrub.com