Wine Survey Reveals 2015 Grape of the Year Garnacha Wines in the Style of Spain’s Carinena Region are “The Next Great Grape”

Carinena Garnacha winesAccording to a survey of 350 industry experts including retailers, beverage directors and sommeliers by research provider Wine Opinions to identify the next great wine discovery for 2015, Spain is most likely to unveil a “yet to be discovered” wine region.  Spanish red wine featuring the Garnacha grape has the highest growth potential.  The survey was commissioned by the Carinena region of Spain, which has more old vines of Garnacha planted than any other area, and is ripe to be picked as U.S. consumers’ next great grape discovery. Visit www.nextgreatgrape.com for survey results.

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OpenTable Restaurant Reviews Reveal Top 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America

Awards Highlight Restaurants in 31 States and Washington, D.C.; California, New York, Texas, and Virginia Boast Most Honorees, Followed by Arizona, Florida, and North Carolina.

Open TableAs diners around the world prepare to celebrate love and loved ones on Valentine’s Day, OpenTable, the world’s leading provider of online restaurant reservations and part of The Priceline Group (NASDAQ: PCLN), is pleased to honor the 2015 Diners’ Choice Award winners for the Top 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America. These awards reflect the combined opinions of more than 5 million restaurant reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners for more than 20,000 restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

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Farmers in Malawi Need Urgent Help After Heavy Flooding

Farmers in southern Malawi urgently need seeds and livestock after intense flooding destroyed their fields and homes, washing away animals and crops and threatening local food security.

More than 170,000 people have had to leave their homes. Some 79 deaths have been confirmed so far, while 153 people are still missing in Nsanje district alone. An estimated 116,000 households have lost their crops and livestock.

Malawi is regularly affected by droughts and floods. But the current heavy rains have come ahead of their usual schedule – repeatedly bursting the banks along the Shire and Ruo rivers – and their impact has been far wider.

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IHOP® Restaurants Celebrate A “Decade Of Giving” With Free Pancakes On National Pancake Day(SM)

Annual Fundraiser has raised $16 Million Dollars for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, Shriners Hospitals for Children, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and Other Local Charities

IHOPIHOP® restaurants are celebrating the tenth anniversary of National Pancake Day℠ on March 3, 2015, once again offering one free short stack of their famous buttermilk pancakes to guests to enjoy in our restaurants in the hopes that they will pay it forward by making a voluntary donation to their local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, Shriners Hospital for Children, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society or other local charities.

Participating IHOP Restaurants plan to give away millions of free pancakes,” from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Tuesday, March 3 to celebrate this “Decade of Giving”.

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World Tea Expo, May 6 – 8, 2015 in Southern California, Explores the Top Tea Trends, Emerging Tea Issues in North America and Beyond

B2B Conference and Exposition Presents a Comprehensive Tea Curriculum, Helping Businesses Profit from One of the Most Popular Beverages in the World

Geared towards bolstering businesses of all kinds through its in-depth education program, the 13th annual World Tea Expo (@worldteamedia – #WorldTeaExpo or #WTE15) takes place May 6 – 8, 2015 in Long Beach, Calif. at the Long Beach Convention Center. World Tea Expo is the leading tradeshow focused 100 percent on premium teas and related products. To register or for additional information, visit WorldTeaExpo.com.

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thinkThin® Expands into New Category, Launches Protein & Fiber Hot Oatmeal

Innovative food brand debuts new protein offering for breakfast

thinkThin OatmealthinkThin® is expanding its product line beyond bars with the introduction of thinkThin® Protein & Fiber Hot Oatmeal.  Building on the momentum of last year’s launch of its Lean Protein and Fiber bars, the most successful bar extension in the brand’s history, thinkThin is embarking on its first national, new food category launch. With the rising demand for protein products, thinkThin is the first brand in the hot cereal category to offer a great combination of not only protein, but also the added benefit of high fiber with only 200 calories or less. The trifecta of protein, fiber and calories provides a solution for consumers looking for a perfectly-balanced breakfast at home or on-the-go.

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Win Free Barbecue for a Year at Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in Colorado Springs

Grand Opening Offers $2 Pulled Pork Sandwiches and Multiple Prizes

DICKEY'S BARBECUEColorado Springs residents will have a reason to celebrate when Dickey’s Barbecue Pit opens on Thursday, January 29 at 11 a.m. The new barbecue joint opens with a three day barbecue bash where three lucky guests receive free barbecue for an entire year.

“We have been excited with the response to our barbecue from the Colorado Springs area,” said Roland Dickey, Jr., CEO of Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. “We look forward to introducing new guests to our many options including our catering and online ordering.”

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School’s Out For Ten Skilled Cooks Battling For Grand Prize

New Food Network Series All-Star Academy Hosted by Ted Allen with Bobby Flay, Alex Guarnaschelli, Curtis Stone and Michael Symon Mentoring Home Cooks for $50,000 Grand Prize. Series Premieres Sunday, March 1st at 9pm ET/PT

Ten talented and successful home cooks from around the country compete in intense culinary challenges as they are mentored by some of Food Network’s most popular chefs, while competing for a $50,000 grand prize in All-Star Academypremiering Sunday, March 1st at 9pm ET/PT. Hosted by Ted Allen, each competitor, with the guidance of their mentor, must compete over eight episodes in challenges that would propose difficulties for even professional chefs, while elevating their culinary skills to make it to the finish line. With the support of superstar chefs Bobby FlayAlex GuarnaschelliCurtis Stone and Michael Symon, each home cook not only has to impress their world-class chef mentor but the special guest judges as well, who help determine who will make the cut in the dreaded elimination round. One-by-one, the challengers are eliminated, leaving one final contender standing with a $50,000 grand prize. Special guest judges include Donatella ArpaiaElizabeth FalknerAmanda FreitagRobert IrvineChef John LiSimon Majumdar, and Geoffrey Zakarian.

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