10/30 RACHEL BURKONS, THE CLEVER ROOT, SUSAN ZIRINSKY, 48 HOURS, STEVE EVENS, THE MOVIE GUY
October 30, 2015•52 min
RACHEL BURKONS – VP / MANAGING EDITOR & MARKETING MANAGER, THE TASTING PANEL MAGAZINE – TALKS ABOUT THE NEW MAGAZINE THE CLEVER ROOT Rachel Burkons is a native Angeleno whose passion for writing about the hospitality industry has served her well during her eight years on staff at The Tasting Panel Magazine. Today, as VP, Associate Publisher for M Dash Publishing, Rachel is expanding her horizons to include writing about and exploring the emerging cannabis industry, with a particular interest in the potential intersection of food, wine, chefs, cocktails and cannabis. She lives in Toluca Lake, CA, with her partner, their two cats, and mystery doodle, Izzy. THE CLEVER ROOT The Clever Root is a new quarterly magazine that will explore the world of everything that grows: farm-fresh produce, heirloom fruits and vegetables, sustainably raised livestock, artisanal wines and spirits, and a smart, educational look at the cannabis industry. Where the best of tradition meets the contemporary mindset, you'll find The Clever Root. Each issue of The Clever Root will bring a harvest of gorgeous photography, informative stories, enticing recipes, and cutting-edge culture for the curious mind and palate. THECLEVERROOT.COM WWW.TASTINGPANELMAG.COM ALYSSA RAPP - VIVINO FEATURED USER AND BOTTLENOTES FOUNDER - THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO PAIRING WINE WITH HALLOWEEN CANDY Everyone has a favorite Halloween candy, but did you know you can kick your Halloween up a notch this year by pairing your favorite candies with a glass of wine? Vivino has a fun Infograph where you hover over a specific candy to see which wine is the perfect partner. ABOUT THE VIVINO CANDY/WINE MATCH MAKER • The idea for the match maker actually came about at the Vivino office. We had a big bag of fun sized candies and we were giving "tasting notes" similar to what people say about wine, like describing chocolate as earthy or a sour candy having a strong bite. Rich candies had a smooth finish. When we stepped back and looked at what we had, we realized we had a fun candy pairing that we knew our users would love. • We shared our thoughts with some of our featured users who are wine pros and sommeliers and they validated and built out the data. • The infographic ended up being shared on Facebook around 50,000 times last year so we brought it back again this year. ABOUT VIVINO Vivino is the world's most downloaded wine app that lets wine drinkers learn everything there is to know about a wine simply by taking a photo of the wine label. Vivino collects ratings and tasting notes from nearly 12 million users to create the world's largest wine library, so if you're curious about a wine, chances are a Vivino user has already scanned it and we know exactly what it is. WWW.VIVINO.COM SUSAN ZIRINSKY – EXECUTIVE PRODUCER, 48 HOURS ALL NEW | SATURDAY, OCT. 31 | 10 P.M. ET/PT THE BUGS BUNNY DEFENSE DID A CARTOON PLAY A PART IN THE DEATH OF A CALIFORNIA MAN? "48 HOURS" RICHARD SCHLESINGER INVESTIGATES WWW.CBSNEWS.COM/48-HOURS STEVE EVANS – THE MOVIE GUY GREAT MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND AND BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS AND HOPES. FIND OUT WHAT MOVIES ARE WORTH YOUR HARD EARNED MONEY. GET SET FOR THE WEEKEND.