Mr. Picky’s low calorie margarita alternative.
“Cinco de Mayo is the perfect day to put into practice measuring and moderation with your drinking.”
Said no one. Ever. But perhaps it’s time to reconsider our approach. After all, Cinco de Mayo falls on a Sunday this year, and we’re not in college anymore. Plus, tequila has a lot of calories and is not the best way to keep that swimsuit-ready body you’ve been working on for the last few months. Not to mention that if you’re at all like us, you like wine a little more than tequila. With that in mind, we decided to try and find a couple low calorie cocktails to help you enjoy the holiday, have some drink options to pair with your tacos, and perhaps best of all, make some room on your wine rack for newer, more delectable wine by using up some of your less desirable wine. Here’s how: Continue reading
“We love the Mr. Picky® Moderation Wine Glass. What a great idea to help people enjoy their delicious wine by keeping it easy to stay mindful and aware of just how much you are actually serving yourself. It is so interesting how easy it is to underestimate how much you really are drinking, especially for those of us who LOVE wine! After all, balance is the best way, as we know from the healthy Sonoma Philosophy.”
— Dr. Connie Guttersen, New York Times bestselling author
of The New Sonoma Diet and The New Sonoma Diet Cookbook
Gerri French, MS, RD, CDE, Certified Diabetes Educator, endorses the Mr. Picky Measuring Wine Glasses.
Gerri French, MS, RD, CDE is a Certified Diabetes Educator. Ms. French has provided local nutritional and dietetic services for more than 20 years. She is the former Food & Nutrition Editor, has written articles for Diabetes Health Magazine, and published a book on nutrition and breast cancer, has worked for Ojai Valley Community Hospital in Santa Barbara County and Cottage Health System and is the creator of the Santa Barbara Food and Farm Adventures Meetup group and the nutrition instructor for the Culinary Arts program at Santa Barbara City College. She is a frequent public speaker, presenting nutrition and wellness topics on television and radio. As a nutrition facts label analyzer, she also helps commercial food-making companies meet U.S. Nutrition Facts Label requirements.
Below is her endorsement of the Mr. Picky Measuring Wine Glass and her take on wine consumption guidelines. Continue reading
Fergie, of The Black Eyed Peas, launches Ferguson Crest wine label with her father, Pat Ferguson.
By Kristyn Burtt, www.sheknows.com
Fergie, of The Black Eyed Peas. Photo courtesy of www.fanpop.com
She sings, she dances, and she sells wine. The Black Eyed Peas singer, Fergie, and her dad, Pat Ferguson, have officially announced the formation of a family wine label entitled Ferguson Crest. The winery is based in Santa Barbara County approximately 90 minutes north of Los Angeles, California. The vineyard was founded in 2006 in preparation for their wine label launch.
Ferguson Crest will feature several types of wine, including a syrah; a cabernet; and two viogniers, which are from a white wine grape. In true Fergie form, there will also be a red blend aptly named “Fergalicious.”
As the co-founder of Ferguson Crest, Fergie says, “I am so proud and excited for the world to see and taste what I’ve been working on with my father for the last few years. Not only is it a thrill for me to open a winery, but to do so with my father makes it even more special.” Continue reading
Pali Wine Company, a favorite of the Pinot loving Mr. Picky, opens in the Funk Zone in downtown Santa Barbara:
Pinot Pros Now Pouring on Yanonali
Pali Wine Co. Opens Tasting Room in Funk Zone
By Matt Kettmann of independent.com
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Aaron Walker, winemaker of Pali Wine Co. Photo by Paul Wellman, independent.com
There’s not much middle ground when it comes to pinot noir. When grown for quality in cool climates with rocky soils, the yields are shockingly low, meaning that prices are frighteningly high. When grown for quantity so that the rest of us can actually afford a taste, it usually tastes like grape punch. Then along came Pali Wine Co., which set up shop in Lompoc seven years ago and focused on making pinots that were both reasonably priced and solidly made.
“Those are the wines that have allowed us to grow,” said Aaron Walker, Pali’s winemaker since 2008, now overseeing the production of nearly 20,000 annual cases that are sold in 30 different states. “There is a niche there for sure, which we’ve found.” Continue reading
The Mr. Picky Measuring Wine Glass is a great way to measure how many wine calories you’re consuming. Dots on glass measure 4, 6, and 8 ounces. How many calories are in a glass of wine? It depends on the wine. See accompanying article for more information.
Many of us wine lovers measure our wine for health reasons — doctors recommend one glass of wine a day for women and two glasses of wine a day for men. And some of us measure our wine to keep track of wine calories. The Mr. Picky Measuring Wine Glass, with its measurement marks of 4, 6, and 8 ounces, is a great tool for counting calories in your wine. But how many calories are in 4, 6, and 8 ounces of wine? Well, it depends on what kind of wine you’re drinking.
Calories in Three Six Ounce Glasses of Red Wine (courtesy of winefolly.com):
- CA Cabernet Sauvignon (6 oz) =175 Calories
- CA Zinfandel (6 oz) =190 Calories
- Australian Shiraz (6 oz) =190 Calories
The following article goes into great detail regarding calories in wine.
Article from winefolly.com
There Are Calories in Wine (oh no!)
I used to drink a half-bottle to a full bottle of wine every night. Despite this delicious habit, I had to cut down because of the calories in wine. Depending on the wine, one glass of wine can range between 110 – 300 calories. The range has to do with alcohol content, inherent sweetness of the wine and serving size. The following information will give you some familiar examples of wines and how many calories they have by the glass. I’m not advocating you only drink low calorie wine, but it never hurts to be familiar with the calorie count.
A glass of wine can range from 110–300 calories
“I have found that my patients greatly underestimate how much they drink, with bad consequences for their health and their weight. Guess what? A “glass” is 4 or 5 ounces of wine. Well, the ingenious folks at Mr. Picky® have solved your problem! The Mr. Picky® Wine glass has discrete bubbles/dots on the side showing 4, 6, and 8 ounces, all embossed on lovely to hold, elegant stemware.”
— Dr. Steven Gundry, Medical Director and founder
of The International Heart and Lung Institute
We wanted to share this newsletter from Dr. Steven R. Gundry to his patients at the International Heart and Lung Institute. He was one of the first health experts to endorse our Moderation Wine Glasses. Thanks Dr. G!
Summer Newsletter 2012
Hello Fellow Gundrites!
Most of you know I am a fan of Red Wine as a drug delivery device for Phytochemicals (these are plant compounds that activate or inactivate our genes as well as give the friendly bacteria in our intestines (remember the “Gut Buddies” letter?) some great stuff to eat. As such, you find Red Wine on the approved list for Diet Evolution. While most of you know about the polyphenol Resveratrol in red wine, a new compound has also been discovered that blocks fat cell’s ability to develop, according to a Purdue University study.
Mr. Picky will be giving out free temporary "I'm Picky" tattoos.
The annual Santa Barbara Wine Festival is right around the corner. This event, at the beautiful Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, sells out each year, so reserve your tickets now. Click here for more info: Santa Barbara Wine Festival.
Approximately 50 of the select wineries from Santa Barbara and Paso Robles will be pouring, and more than 30 AMAZING food vendors will be serving up their specialties. Every Cork Wins program means that for a $20 donation you are eligible to win all kinds of great prizes and EVERYBODY wins. Not drinking wine that day? Check out the Designated Driver Program and get in free.
Check out the Mr. Picky Booth where we will be handing out FREE “I’m Picky” temporary tattoos, promoting our new FREE Santa Barbara and Paso Robles Wine Tasting Apps, and demonstrating our Moderation Wine Glasses. Per Cazo Winery of Per Cazo Wine and Creekside B&B will be joining us.
If you only attend one wine festival this year, this is the one! See you there.
When: 2:00–5:00 PM, Saturday, June 30, 2012
Cost: $60 for Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History members; $85 Non-members; $95 at the door (if available)
Museum Parking: $10/standard vehicle. FREE offsite parking with FREE shuttle service is available.
Buy Tickets & Museum Parking Pass Online
Ryan and Jessica Carr, owners of Carr Vineyards & Winery.
After 7 years in the current location in Santa Barbara, Ryan & Jessica Carr of Carr Vineyards & Winery, a Mr Picky Favorite, have opened a second location called The Warehouse. It is a 3,800-square-foot wine storage facility in the heart of Santa Ynez where all the Carr wines are waxed, labeled, and bottle-aged. Guests are surrounded by aging wines, ambient lighting, a large u-shaped bar made from recycled oak barrels, and comfortable booths. At the opening of The Warehouse in Santa Ynez, Carr featured wine tasting, wines by the glass, live music by the Gawd Damn Band, and the famous Cold Spring Tavern tri-tip sandwiches.
Carr Winery’s Warehouse will be open daily 11-6, and is located at 3563 Numancia Street #101 in Santa Ynez. For more information, see carrwinery.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 805-965-7985. Go here to download the FREE Mr Picky iPhone App for Santa Barbara for directions and many other features!