The Fashion+Lifestyle 2012 Breast Cancer Awareness Month Round-Up Report

CARIBOU COFFEE PARTNERS WITH CANCERCARE THROUGH AMY’S BLEND CAMPAIGN TO PROVIDE SUPPORT TO THOSE IMPACTED BY BREAST CANCER

CARIBOU’S ANNUAL AMY’S BLEND COLLECTION AND NEW FACEBOOK HUB HONORS ORIGINAL ROASTMASTER, AND HELPS THOSE AFFECTED BY BREAST CANCER

CARIBOU COFFEE COMPANY, INC. have announced that for the 17th consecutive year, it will remember its original roastmaster, AMY ERICKSON, who lost her battle with breast cancer in 1995. Through its annual AMY’S BLEND PROGRAM, Caribou will once again pay tribute to Amy by supporting men and women in the Caribou communities who are impacted by the disease. As part of this year’s initiative, Caribou is excited to announce a new partnership with AMY’S BLEND PROGRAM, a

CARIBOU COFFEE COMPANY, INC. AMY’S BLEND PROGRAM: Caribou Coffee Company, Inc. today announced that for the 17th consecutive year, it will remember its original roastmaster, Amy Erickson, who lost her battle with breast cancer in 1995. From Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012 through Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, Caribou will offer its special Amy’s Blend collection — which includes coffee, tea, and merchandise — both in stores and online, and will donate 10 percent of all proceeds from collection sales to CancerCare to support free services for those affected by breast cancer. (PRNewsFoto/Caribou Coffee Company, Inc.)

national nonprofit organization committed to providing free support services for anyone affected by cancer diagnosis. From Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012 through Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, Caribou will offer its special AMY’S BLEND COLLECTION – which includes coffee, tea, and merchandise – both in stores and online. For those that knew Amy, her enthusiasm and zeal for life was contagious, so Caribou is proud to continue to offer the collection in honor of her, and to donate 10 percent of all proceeds from collection sales to CANCERCARE to support free services for those affected by breast cancer.

Giving back to the community is at the core of our company, and we were moved by CancerCare’s approach to providing support services, including financial assistance, on a very local and individual level,” said MIKE TATTERSFIELD, PRESIDENT AND CEO OF CARIBOU COFFEE. “We are very excited to work with an organization that will help those impacted by breast cancer in Caribou’s communities to provide support for co-payments, home care, transportation to and from treatment, and other miscellaneous costs and needs, all while paying tribute to our dear friend, Amy Erickson.”

Caribou is also encouraging everyone to head to the dedicated Facebook tab to learn about Amy and access valuable CANCERCARE resources. For every new “Like” on Caribou’s Facebook page, the company will donate an additional $1 to CANCERCARE. For full terms and conditions, please visit: www.cariboucoffee.com/liketodonate. Continue reading

Chefs Return For Second Chance At The Ultimate Culinary Title In The Next Iron Chef: Redemption

Web-Exclusive Battles at FoodNetwork.com (www.foodnetwork.com) to Determine Tenth Cast Member

Hosted by Alton Brown, Eight-Episode Series Premieres Sunday, November 4th at 9pm ET/PT,

New Iron Chef Crowned in Season Finale on Sunday, December 23rd at 9pm ET/PT

A roster of acclaimed chefs return for a second chance to become a member of the IRON CHEFculinary society this

Alton Brown, Host of the Next Iron Chef: Redemption

fall, with the premiere of THE NEXT IRON CHEF: REDEMPTION on SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4TH at 9PM ET/PT. The fifth installment of this top-rated competition series also adds a few newcomers to the mix, who have had their own experiences of not quite winning the crown. The competitors are given new opportunities to prove their skills are IRON CHEF-WORTHY, while revisiting some of the memorable moments that sent them home in the past. The culinary battle-royale, hosted by ALTON BROWN and shot in Los Angeles and Las Vegas, tests the kitchen chops, masterful skills and fortitude of these supreme experts, and culminates with the naming of the newest Iron Chef on SUNDAY, DECEMBER 23RD at 9pm ET/PT.

THE NEXT IRON CHEF is produced by TRIAGE ENTERTAINMENT in conjunction with FOOD NETWORK and is based partially on the format IRON CHEF owned by FUJI TELEVISION NETWORK INC. IRON CHEF AMERICA THE SERIES pits some of America’s favorite chefs against the inspired food wizardry of American Iron Chefs BOBBY FLAY, MARIO BATALI, MASAHARU MORIMOTO, CAT CORA and Next Iron Chef winners, MICHAEL SYMON, JOSE GARCES, MARC FORGIONE and GEOFFREY ZAKARIAN. Continue reading

The 2012 Early Fall Wine and Fine Liqueur Report

Compiled by Phillip D. Johnson

2012 EXPRESSION OF OLD FORESTER BIRTHDAY BOURBON SET TO HIT SHELVES AS 11TH RELEASE

VINTAGE-DATED BOURBON AGED 12 YEARS AND BOTTLED AT 97 PROOF

The 2012 EXPRESSION of OLD FORESTER BIRTHDAY BOURBON has been released in honor of GEORGE GARVIN BROWN, the founder of Louisville-based BROWN-FORMAN and OLD FORESTER, America’s First Bottled Bourbon™. Every year in September, OLD FORESTER releases an expression of its highly-acclaimed bourbon to commemorate Brown’s birthday and this year marks the 11th limited-edition release.

OLD FORESTER BIRTHDAY BOURBON: 2012 Expression of Old Forester Birthday Bourbon Set to Hit Shelves as 11th Release. (PRNewsFoto/Old Forester)

This year’s vintage release of Old Forester is crafted from an 82 barrel batch, selected from a single day of production. That day’s mash bill had 2% extra malt added to the fermenter resulting in the creation of a more nutty spirit,” said CHRIS MORRIS, BROWN-FORMAN MASTER DISTILLER. “Once barreled the bourbon was ricked on the fourth floor in warehouses H and I where it experienced a balanced maturation environment. There the angels’ share resulted in low barrel yields and therefore intense barrel flavor concentration.Continue reading