Sonoma Vintner Ted Seghesio- April 29-The Connected Table LIVE!

Fourth generation owner and winemaker Ted Seghesio will be our guest April 29th on on the Connected Table LIVE! 2pm ET and

Ted Seghesio

Ted Seghesio


Founded in 1895, Seghesio Family Vineyards is one of Sonoma County’s most enduring legacies. Built from years of growing grapes for making bulk wines to be finished by others, Seghesio only started labeling wine under their own name with the 1983 vintage. Yet, with a family history of grape and wine production in California that goes back to the 1800s, Seghesio is one of the few names in American wine that can honestly say they’ve “seen it all.”


Known for making some of the world’s best Zinfandels and a smattering of small production wines made from mostly Italian varietals such as Barbera, Sangiovese, and Arneis, Seghesio has over 300 acres of vineyards in three of Sonoma’s most prized growing regions, The Alexandar, Dry Creek, and Russian River Valleys.


David and Melanie with Ted Seghesio and Eleven Madison Park

David and Melanie with Ted Seghesio at Eleven Madison Park, NYC

We recently dined with Ted at Eleven Madison Park in Manhattan to celebrate Seghesio’s 120th anniversary. We were particularly intrigued with the Seghesio 2011 Venom, a 100% Sangiovese from Rattlesnake Mountain in the Alexander Valley. Here’s the full menu:





David Ransom and Melanie Young, The Insatiably Curious Culinary Couple

David Ransom and Melanie Young, The Insatiably Curious Culinary Couple

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January Jones meet AATH Heidi Hanna

Meet: Heidi Hanna

Meet: Heidi Hanna

Dr. Heidi Hanna has been featured at many national and global conferences, including the Fortune Magazine Most Powerful Women in Business Summit, ESPN Women’s Leadership Summit, and the Million Dollar Round Table. Heidi is CEO and founder of SYNERGY, an integrative neuroscience partnership that provides brain-based training for individuals and organizations. She is also a frequent lecturer at Canyon Ranch Resort and Spa in Tucson, Arizona.
Heidi’s publications include the NY Times best seller The SHARP Solution: A Brain-Based Approach for Optimal Performance (Wiley, Feb 2013), and the follow-up release Stressaholic: 5 Steps to Transform Your Relationship With Stress (Wiley, Jan 2014). She is currently working on her third book, Recharge: Investment Strategies for Your Most Valuable Resource (Jan 31, 2015).
Heidi is actively involved with several non-profit organizations including the Challenged Athletes Foundation and The Alzheimer’s Association, and she is on the National Board of Directors for Blessings in a Backpack. Recently, Heidi started The Beyond Funny Project, a non-profit group that provides education and resources related to healthy humor. In 2011, Heidi became a Fellow with the American Institute of Stress, and she currently serves as editor of their quarterly publication, Contentment.
Heidi holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from Penn State University, where she competed on the Big 10 softball team and received academic All-American honors. She holds a master’s degree in mental health counseling from Rollins College and a Ph.D. degree in holistic nutrition from Clayton College of Natural Health. Clients have included Johnson & Johnson, PepsiCo, Cisco, Dell, Intel, Proctor & Gamble, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, Merrill Lynch, ESPN and Starbucks, as well as professional and amateur athletes. For nearly a decade, Heidi has partnered with Janus Capital to deliver the Energy for Performance and BrainWorks programs, which teach financial advisors how to better manage their personal energy, particularly during periods of stress.




MEET:Maia Aziz P.S.W., C.L.Y.L
Over the last two decades, Maia Aziz has worked as a social worker and administrator in a variety of health and social service establishments. A current pediatric Program Manager at the MAB-Mackay Rehabilitation Centre in Montreal, Maia, a Certified Laughter Yoga Leader and member of the Board of Directors of the AATH (Association of Applied and Therapeutic Humor), writes and speaks about how to cope with the inevitable rollercoaster of emotions and daily challenges of being a caregiver, how to collaborate effectively with healthcare professionals and how to never lose sight of what really matters. Maia founded the blog With Love and Laughter to share her everyday wisdoms to joyful gigglers everywhere. Read more at


Maia Aziz

January Jones- Abused & Lived to Tell It

Hanna MurrayHanna Lulgjuraj – Murray was shot in the chest in cold blood and was left for dead and Lived to Tell It. Hanna’s story is very compelling and riveting.  It’s a true crime account about survival and courage.  Hanna was living a beautiful life, a life of dreams that suddenly all changed. 

Her dreamlike life turned to horror as her raging husband stood across from her and fired his gun.  By a miracle, she survived to tell her story and how she overcame abuse. It would be very beneficial for your audience to listen to Hanna’s experience and know what questions to ask to identify abuse. 

Reading her story, Lived to Tell It one will gain courage and the power to overcome similar situations and give hope to every woman trapped in an abusive relationship.