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Unplugged and Uncorked Heads to California

A little wine and music can go a long way. In the case of Paul Cullen’s Unplugged and Uncorked, we’re talking 3,000 miles!

On October 5th, Cullen will pack up two-thirds of his Unplugged and Uncorked brand – his guitar and his new private wine label, Sonata – and take the journey from his base in Lower Delaware all the way to the West Coast. There, he’ll hit the Apres Wine Company in Lake Tahoe (October 5th), the Los Gatos Brewing Company in Los Gatos (October 7th), The Wine Room in Palo Alto (October 8th), and other fine food/wine establishments throughout the region to share his white and red wines and his jazzy cool acoustic sounds with patrons.

For the past five years, Unplugged and Uncorked has been expanding throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, landing in multiple retail establishments and restaurants in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. His wine label, Sonata is currently available for purchase at retailers in Delaware, with plans to expand distribution to additional outlets outside of the state. Cullen also recently joined the editorial staff of Coastal Style magazine as food editor, providing him an opportunity to showcase the third prong of his company: Italian-inspired food, which he has been sharing through recipes and cooking videos via the online version of the publication.

“Since we’ve now made Sonata available online to people all around the country, it makes sense that we’re beginning to expand our tastings and shows, as well,” says Cullen. “Our upcoming trip to California is going to give us a wonderful opportunity to reach a whole new audience and population of wine lovers, and we couldn’t be more excited about that.”
 
A detailed account of Cullen’s California journey – amongst other Unplugged and Uncorked escapades – will be available via his new blog, http://tuneyourpalate.posterous.com/.
 
About Paul Cullen: Based in Slower Lower, DE, Paul Cullen is musician, wine and food expert, and entrepreneur. His company, Unplugged and Uncorked, (www.unpluggedanduncorked.com), combines his background as a musician with his expertise in wine and food. Cullen’s 30 years of music experience includes a stint with the English rock band Bad Company in the 1990s and three solo records. His latest CD release, “Eleven Sundays”, can be purchased via PayPal by visiting Cullen’s music website: http://www.paulcullen.net/music.

More information about Cullen’s private wine label, Sonata, can be found at http://www.paulcullen.net/wine.

The Rolling Stones Celebrate Thanksgiving With VH1 And Palladia

The Rolling Stones Celebrate Thanksgiving With VH1 And Palladia

The Rolling Stones Celebrate Thanksgiving With VH1 And Palladia

The Rolling Stones Celebrate Thanksgiving With VH1 And Palladia.  This month is the Turkey holiday of  Thanksgiving. While many people will be thinking of three big Fs – food, family and football – this year’s Thanksgiving should make people think about one other thing: music. VH1, VH1 Classic, and Palladia are collaborating to put on three different music specials on three different days during Thanksgiving week highlighting the best of the legendary The Rolling Stones. Two initial world television premiere documentaries will lead up to a third premiere of “VH1 Rock Doc: Shine A Light.” On Wednesday, Nov. 24th, VH1 Classic will show the pivotal documentary “Let’s Spend the Night Together,” the acclaimed film directed by Hal Ashby. The documentary shows a performance from the Stones’ 1981 tour, including performances of classics from their album “Some Girls,” including “Just My Imagination,” “Beast of Burden” and “Some Girls.” The next day, Thanksgiving, VH1 Classic and Palladia will show “Ladies and Gentlemen: The Rolling Stones.” Following that taped concert will be “In Rehearsal: The Rolling Stones at Montreux,” hosted by VH1 Classic Rock Night radio show host Eddie Webb. Finally, on Black Friday, Nov.26th, VH1 will end its Rolling Stones-athon with the world premiere of the VH1 Rock Doc called “Shine a Light.” The 2008 documentary directed by Martin Scorsese documents The Rolling Stones’ 2006 Beacon Theater performance in New York City on their “A Bigger Bang Tour,” which will feature special guest performers on stage with the band, including Jack White, Buddy Guy and Christina Aguilera

Christmas Markets in London

Christmas Markets in LondonCan there be anything more festive then wrapped up nice and warm whilst trawling for goodies at a Christmas market… and maybe with the odd glass of mulled wine to ease the December chill? Plus, it really is the best place for some great, original Christmas gift ideas – such as food, jewellery, knick-knacks, clothing, toys and much more.  London is well-known for its raft of festive markets at this time of year… from Covent Garden to Continue reading →

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