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Bio: Mike Wreyford, AKA Mike the “Wine Guy” is a Food, Wine,Travel & Lifestyle Expert. This Writer, Blogger, Foodie/Wine Enthusiast, and Spontaneous Traveler, is the Host & Producer of “The Good LIfe” Show, a popular Weekly Radio Talk Show. Mike combines his lifetime of Travel, 30+ years in the Restaurant / Bar business, an “Ongoing Appreciation of Wine”, along with his marketing and entrepreneurial expertise, to share his passion for Food, Wine, Travel and Lifestyle with friends, fans, and businesses around the world.
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Now displaying: March, 2015
Mar 27, 2015

Mike Wreyford talks to Lyle West about his rise to the NFL from a small town background, to playing in the Superbowl, and the transition back to a "normal" life after the game. Along the way, a former teamate introduced him to Yoga, and it's had a lasting, positive effect on his life.

Benjamin Lyle West was born in 1976 in Columbus Georgia. 

His family moved to Fremont, California in 1977.

Washington High School, Class of 1995, in Fremont, California where he played

football, basketball and baseball.

2nd team All Bay Area along with Tom Brady. Lyle and Brady were the only two

players to make it to the NFL.

Chabot Jr. College in Fremont, California 

Safety and punt returner for the football team. 

In his freshman year he led the state junior college league in interceptions (8)

San Jose State University in San Jose, California

Safety and for the football team. 

First team All-Western Athletic Conference (1998, 1999)

Notable achievements:

Averaged 120 tackles per season

Defeated Stanford at Stanford stadium

New York Giants Football

Drafted in the sixth round in 1999.

Played safety and special teams

Led the team in special team tackles in the 2000 season

Recovered a fumble and led the team in special teams tackles and recovered a 

fumble in the NFC Championship game.

Played in Superbowl XXXV in February 2001 

(The Ravens defeated the Giants 34–7)

Kansas City Chiefs

Brought to camp in 2001 but was injured for the season

2002 & 2003 played in every game as backup safety and special teams

2004 he was released after tearing his hamstring

Post playing career

Received his real estate license in May 2005

Introduced to Yoga by another former NFL player Gio Carmazzi in 2011

Completed Yoga Instructor training in December 2013

Mar 27, 2015
Tim Hanni MW
Master of Wine, Certified Wine Educator
Wine Industry Faculty, Sonoma State University
 
Tim Hanni is an internationally renowned ‘flavor maven.’ A professionally-trained chef, he is one of the first two resident Americans to successfully complete the examination and earn the title Master of Wine. He is a Certified Wine Educator accredited by the Society of Wine Educators. He has been involved with wine- and food-related businesses, education and research for over thirty-five years. Hanni has a unique perspective on food and wine, providing a modern and innovative approach to the subject. 
 
His techniques for creating easy to use wine lists and retail wine programs are combined with tried and tested culinary philosophies on "balancing" food and wine flavors. These techniques are employed by thousands of restaurants and hotel outlets around the world and have provided the foundation for Napa Seasoning Company's unique new product Vignon™, the first Flavor Balancing Seasoning designed to simplify food preparation. Hanni is recognized for introducing the concept of the "umami" taste phenomenon to the wine and food community. He has lectured in over 27 countries around the world on the topics of flavor balancing, sensory sciences, wine and culinary history.
Mar 26, 2015

From skinny-dipping presidents to inept inventions to singing pop stars who can’t carry a tune, 100 of the Worst Ideas in History is a celebration of humanity’s historical, often hysterical missteps that have started wars, sunk countries, wrecked companies, scuttled careers, lost millions and even endangered the earth.

Spanning politics, pop culture, fashion, sports, technology and more, this irreverent and witty book is packed with fun photos and sidebars, tracing how these thundering brainstorms turned into blundering brain farts, while illuminating the astonishing impact such faux pas, foibles and foul-ups still have on us today.

Orange County resident MICHAEL N. SMITH owns an advertising production company and has written and produced hundreds of humorous (and not-so-humorous) TV commercials, radio spots, and corporate videos over the past 25 years. He's also the creator the comic-book character, Pete the PO’d Postal Worker. His work has appeared in National Lampoon, the Los Angeles Times, National Geographic Kids and other publications.

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