Chef Emeril Lagasse to Make Special Guest Appearance at South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival

Emeril Lagasse Foundation

Popular restaurant owner, cookbook author and television star Chef Emeril Lagasse will make a special guest appearance at the 2014 South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival on Saturday, April 26. The 2013 James Beard Foundation Humanitarian of the Year will sit down for a fun, informal interview with wine and media celebrity Cristina Mariani-May, CEO of Banfi Vintners with introductions from Wine Enthusiast Magazine. The audience will be able to ask questions of the chef and, in the spirit of this charity festival, no topics are off limits.

Chef Lagasse is the founder of the Emeril Lagasse Foundation which supports culinary arts and education for children. He is donating his time to South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival, a charity event, with festival proceeds going to Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation (DCWAF) to benefit children’s charities in Northwest Florida.

In addition to his guest appearance at the festival, Chef Lagasse is attending the DCWAF live auction where he is generously donating and presenting a live Auction item sure to generate keen interest from bidding patrons. The proceeds will help support local children's charities of the DCWAF.

“We are really excited for Chef Lagasse to appear at our charity festival and auction. He is so well known for his culinary success and is equally passionate about his charity work with his foundation. We appreciate his generosity and having a celebrity of his stature brings important recognition to our event,” said Stacey Brady, Executive Director of South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival.

More than 800 of the world’s finest wines will be poured, dozens of celebrity winemakers will be on hand, the Savor South Walton Culinary Village will offer delectable foods designed to complement wine, craft beer and spirits and live entertainment round out this four day extravaganza. The event will be held in Grand Boulevard at Sandestin located in beautiful South Walton in Northwest Florida, home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world.

The festival is being presented by Visit South Walton Tourist Development Council and Wine Enthusiast Magazine. Wyndham Vacation Rentals is the Official Lodging Partner for the festival. Tickets are now on sale through the festival website at

Festival founding partners include Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation, Visit South Walton Tourist Development Council, Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association, Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa, Wine World of Northwest Florida and Grand Boulevard at Sandestin®.

About South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival

South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival is an annual charity event held the last weekend of April. The festival features a stunning showcase of the best wines the world has to offer. Celebrity wine producers and chefs present fine wine and food pairings from the world’s most famous appellations. The Savor South Walton Culinary Village offers a sumptuous array of foods to taste, wines to pair, as well as wine and food seminars, cooking demonstrations and live entertainment. The event is a major fundraiser for Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation, which benefits children in need in Northwest Florida. For more information, including a list of attending winemakers and to purchase tickets, visit


South Walton Beaches Wine and Food Festival

Stacey Brady, Director of Marketing and Public Relations

Grand Boulevard at Sandestin

850.837.3099 ext. 3



Inspired by the Arts, a Little Civil Law Book with a Big View, a One-Cup-of-Coffee Read by Author Larry A. Berglas

Civil Law in America: A Minimalist Law Book by Larry A. Berglas

Inspired by modern art in Amsterdam, blues in Kansas City and the way light is painted on canvas, Civil Law in America: A Minimalist Law Book is a little book with a big arts law view, a one-cup-of-coffee read, a sketch of the legal landscape.

Less than 60 brief pages in length, Civil Law in America: A Minimalist Law Book is not a typical law book. It is not a law treatise, casebook, “how to,” substantive reference, or primary or secondary law source.

Like artwork painted from memory that conveys its subject with only essential lines and gestures, Civil Law in America: A Minimalist Law Book thoughtfully provokes on the issues of the law.

Civil Law in America: A Minimalist Law Book is an American law book written with a fresh voice.

Prompted by art, poetry and music, Civil Law in America: A Minimalist Law Book was written for artists, students, teachers, and anyone interested in the role law plays in life and work.

More like songwriting than legal writing, Civil Law in America: A Minimalist Law Book provides a spare, lyrical foundation for approaching and understanding the issues of American civil law.

A creative, concise and simple expression of the law, Civil Law in America: A Minimalist Law Book is an important and unique addition to the vast library of complex law topics and titles.

Larry A. Berglas is a writer, teacher, musician and practicing attorney with more than twenty years of multidisciplinary experience in the law. Larry teaches Arts & Entertainment Law and Finance for the Arts at Purchase College in Purchase, New York.


Dr. Drum: Review Exposes Digital Professional Beat Making Software

Doctor Drum Beat Maker Review

Dr. Drum, a professional-level digital beat making program that teaches users how to make their own customized beats with little experience and no expensive equipment required has caught the attention of Shane Michaels, prompting an investigative review.

Dr. Drum is the ultimate tool for anyone who has always wanted to learn how to DJ or make their own beats, or for anyone who is looking to improve their current beat-making skills without having to invest thousands of dollars in expensive equipment,” reports Michaels. “With this software, customers can literally start making sick beats within minutes of purchasing it.”

Dr. Drum was created to show customers that they don’t have to be rich to be able to create professional-sounding tracks. The digital software is compatible with both PC and Mac computers, and doesn’t require any other expensive programs or sound cards to effectively use the tools included. Other beat making software programs on the market typically include inferior offerings, such as only using MP3 file for their samples, not giving customers enough samples, low production values, and having a user interface that is far too complicated. Dr. Drum, however, is extremely user-friendly and comes complete with a myriad of great samples, free tutorials, and ultimate professional quality. Those who purchase the Dr. Drum software get access to a 16-track sequencer, a 12-pad drum machine, a four-octave keyboard, and top-of-the-line sound control. In a matter of minutes, Dr. Drum users can become mix masters of a variety of styles of music, including dance, techno, soul, punk reggae, progressive, jazz, and much, much more.

How much does Dr. Drum Cost?

The instant download of Dr. Drum software is currently available for just $29.95 while supplies last.

Many people are asking does Dr. Drum work?

“Nothing else on the market compares to what Dr. Drum offers for creating professional-grade beats,” says Michaels. “To get access to similar tools available with this software, most people spend thousands of dollars, but with Dr. Drum, everything is available at a very small fraction of that cost.”

“Dr. Drum opens up a whole realm of opportunities for beat enthusiasts who want more confidence in their beat quality and who really want to show off their skills at the club.”

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