Stephen Williams of AWC is Making Waves

The Antique Wine Company was founded in 1982 by Stephen Williams. They specialize in selling rare and fine wines, and they have thousands of clients around the globe. Based in London, England, their world-wide clients include hotels, restaurants and private individuals.


Stephen Williams is currently the company CEO and Managing Director. Running this company has made him an expert in fine wines, and he has become a widely quoted expert on the subject. He presents his insider’s view of the fine wine industry to readers of his blog and to listeners of a series of radio programs on the subject.


The Antique Wine Company is a fitting name for this business. While they sell some relatively current vintages, they also carry a number that are over 150 years old. Vintages they sold currently stock some of the finest collections and cellars in business and private collections the world over. While based in London, they also have two offices in Asia. This region of the world is becoming a dominant market in the field of fine wine.


In 2011, they also started offering what they call the <a href=””>Wine Academy</a>. Through this service they provide classes in fine wine education and wine-focused corporate events. The company offers a range of corporate hospitality packages that include a London venue for wine tasting events held in their own custom-built facility. These events combine wine tastings with hot and cold food choices as well as an informative wine steward to inform guests regarding any wine and food combination choices. These events have attracted and entertained some of the elite from major global corporations such as HSBC, Aon Insurance and American Express.

The company website offers to buy and sell fine wines. They both seek and offer only wines that reflect the highest quality standards and that are sought after by collectors with refined tastes. They pride themselves on sourcing rare wines. They sell wines from the following categories and nationalities: Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, Rhone Valley, Italy, Spain, USA and Australia. If you are looking for the perfect gift for the wine connoisseur in your life, they have a section of their website just for you. If you are looking to buy, sell or just learn more about rare or fine wine, you need look no further than The Antique Wine Company. They can be found on Twitter as well as other social media. 


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Beneful: A Company That Really Cares About Dogs

If you love dogs and care about the food you serve to your pet, very likely you will recognize the name of Beneful: “Healthful. Plentiful. Beneful.”

The company’s familiar slogan, aptly sums up its philosophy in tackling the complex field of pet nutrition. Small wonder that just a few years after entering the pet food market, Beneful became the fourth most popular dog food brand in the United States.

Healthful Dogs

Many people still do not realize that Beneful funds an annual contest to generate creative ideas for constructing healthy dog parks, allowing more dogs to run and play within safe spaces. Obesity sometimes poses a problem for family pets in the modern era. Beneful realizes that ample exercise opportunities can make a big difference in the daily quality of life of many urban dogs. By tapping into the caring energy of so many people who value their canine companions, the company helped revitalize and energize healthy environments, transforming run down parks into well lit, spacious, effectively designed facilities. Everyone wins in this process.

Plentiful Nutrition

Beneful also demonstrates its concern for canines through its careful development of a wide array of nutritious dry, wet and canned dog foods and healthy baked pet treats. Today, it furnishes some eight different types of dry kibble alone, each specially formulated to contain nourishing ingredients designed to contribute to a particular goal or taste preference.

For example, Healthy Growth for Puppies contains a slightly different selection of nutrients than foods intended for older pets, because growing pups need higher amounts of certain vitamins and minerals than many seniors require. Beneful carries a wide assortment of gourmet products designed to please dogs, by offering them a number of tempting tastes and flavors. Most people don’t appreciate eating the same food every day; Beneful provides variety for the canine palate, as well. From Tuscan Style Medley with Beef to Chopped Blends with Salmon, your dog can enjoy experiencing a rich cornucopia of tasty, healthful foods when you select Beneful meals.


Beneful literally means “full of goodness.” In 2006, the company expanded its manufacturing facilities in St. Joseph, Missouri in order to accommodate the high demand for its products. It recently devised a collection of baked, appetizing snacks so that pets can enjoy more healthful treats.


Beneful’s concern for dogs resonates with the public. People love their pets. They appreciate the variety Beneful offers!


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Lindsey Lohan Virus Update


It seems as though Lindsay Lohan really does have some pretty bad luck. While vacationing in Bora Bora over the holidays, the actress contracted a super rare and unfortunately incurable virus known as Chikungunya. The virus has a plethora of symptoms such as joint pain, fever, and even fatigue. So far the actress has felt the effects of these. The virus is spread through mosquito bites which is what the actress claims to have got it from back when she urged fans to use bug repellant back when she first found out she got it. Her condition with the virus has apparently worsened and she is seeing a doctor. Because the virus is incurable, the only way to deal with it is to try and manage it. Her pain in her joints is not only pretty painful but will probably last a while unfortunately. It is really sad so see the actress go through so much in her past and have yet another obstacle to face. However, knowing how strong she is and her perseverance, she can get through this. It will probably be super painful for the next few months for her but after she learns how to deal and manage the pain, it will be a lot better. She is still wanting to continue her career and do what she can to make the most of her life despite being diagnosed with such a tragic virus. Fans, like Marc Sparks, have been sending the actress get well packages and trying to support her in this time of need.


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‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Soundtrack Released


One of the most talked about movies of the new year is based off the best selling trilogy, ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’, soon to be released in the beginning of next month. Only 26 days away before you can catch the flick hitting theaters! Fifty Shades of Grey fans, like Ben Shaoul, will be able to get amped of for the film with the soundtrack.

But if you’re not about the overall plot of the book, the soundtrack for the film was just released and is featuring huge names like Sia, Skylar Grey and Jessie Ware which perfectly encompass the overall sexiness that the film aims so strongly to bring to audiences.

The book (and soon to be a major motion picture) follows the plot of Ana, a fresh college graduate, interviews for a job with Christian Grey, who is a young business magnate and up-and-coming within the world. Their relationship follows with uncommon practices of intimacy, and has taken the world by storm.

You can see the full movie’s soundtrack tracklist here:

1. “I Put a Spell on You (Fifty Shades of Grey)” by Annie Lennox
2. “Undiscovered”- Laura Welsh
3. “Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)” by The Weeknd
4. “Meet Me In The Middle” by Jessie Ware
5. “Love Me Like You Do” by Ellie Goulding
6. “Haunted (Michael Diamond Remix)” by Beyoncé
7. “Salted Wound” by Sia
8. “Beast Of Burden”by The Rolling Stones
9. “I’m On Fire” by AWOLNATION
10. “Crazy In Love (2014 Remix) by Beyoncé
11. “Witchcraft” by Frank Sinatra
12. “One Last Night” by Vaults
13. “Where You Belong” by The Weeknd
14. “I Know You” by Skylar Grey
15. “Ana And Christian” by Danny Elfman
16. “Did That Hurt?”by Danny Elfman


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Boy Recants His Heavenly Experience Five Years after Story Published in Best Seller

The best-selling book entitled, “The Boy Who Came Back from Heaven,” which claimed to be a true account of how a six-year old boy died and went to heaven, can now be classified as fiction. That’s not to say that these encounters are not real, it just never happened to Alex Malarkey.

Alex was only six-years old in 2004, when he was involved in a serious car accident that sent him into a coma and subsequently left him paralyzed. His parents, Kevin and Beth Malarkey, didn’t think their son would survive. But, when Alex awoke two months later, he had a wonderful story of heaven and angels. Shortly after describing his spiritual encounters with angels and Jesus, his father turned his son’s miraculous story into the best-selling book, which was then turned into a made for TV movie.

I’m not sure what you’re thinking, but that’s a lot of story for a six-year old to come up with. Did his father and co-author of the book encourage the young boy along and help him with his story? If his story truly was all fabricated by the boy, he’ll make one heck of a writer someday, according to Bernardo Chua.

Alex, now a teenager, says he made up the stories for attention. He lives with his siblings and mother, who is now divorced from his father. The publisher stated that they never spoke directly with Alex, only with his father, and in light of the information now coming from Alex, they are taking the book off the shelves and out of print.


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Small Houses Making a Big Impact on Homelessness

We’ve seen “tiny houses” become quite the trend in clean and simple living, but maybe these miniature buildings can become the solution to much more. Along the Pacific coast of America, and in a few more states throughout, little villages of tiny homes are cropping up as communities for the homeless.
Within the homeless mini-community, like this one, there is usually a shared public bathroom and kitchen area, while having individual micro houses to sleep in and call home. Many of them are run by the residents and backed by support from the surrounding city. They’ve become a place where those who are down on their luck can have a chance to clean up and have hope for a new start. There is usually a code to live by and service hours given by the residents to maintain the housing units and such. It gives the chance for those who are looking for a warm bed to show that they are willing to work toward a better life. In turn, it shows the homeless that there is hope and that there are people who care.
Marc Sparks wonders: Could this be the key that we’re looking for to ease the burden of those who are really trying to get back on their feet?


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Seattle Suburb Bans Cheese for the Day

A suburb of Seattle, Washington decided to ban cheese for the day in advance of Sunday’s Seahawks and Green Bay Packers playoff game. The elected officials of Bainbridge Island agreed on this temporary phasing out of all things associated with cheese and the Green Bay Packers to show their fan support. In response to the ban some Wisconsin fans unsuccessfully tried to ban the Seattle based coffee Starbucks but this doesn’t seem to gained much strength.
The NFC Championship Game on Sunday will signify the end of the humorous bans happening in parts of Wisconsin and Washington. A radio station in Milwaukee banned grunge rock bands like Nirvana from playing on the station in retaliation to the cheese ban. Grunge rock and many of the bands playing this style of music originated in Seattle.
The humorous display of items being banned over a football rivalry is commonplace in state like Wisconsin. Packer fans take football and cheese very seriously and a large group will be representing the team adorned in the familiar cheese head hats at the game on Sunday. Anyone caught breaking the cheese ban in Bainbridge Island will have to face the harsh consequences of having the cheese grated. Cheetos and other types of cheese products are also included in the ban which is bad news for the cheese fiends over at Status Labs.


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Senator Boehner Attacks New Plan…Using Taylor Swift

Maybe they’re just trying to appeal to the younger generations but over the past few years politicians have tried their best to show they ‘get’ millennials. Everyone remembers the infamous ‘pajama boy’ add during the Affordable Healthcare Act rollout depicting a 20-something hipster in flannel pajamas drinking hot chocolate. Widely mocked, retweeted, and eventually made into an internet meme Pajama Boy was probably one of the most noteworthy, or at least widely covered, failed attempts. Now Speaker of the House John Boehner is using Taylor Swift lyrics to question President Obama’s new plan for free community college.

Senator Boehner’s wordplay isn’t actually all that bad and has a sort of snarky, dry sense of humor about it. Dropping lyrics from Taylor Swifts new album 1989 Boehner, or at least his communications team, takes a few shots at the President’s new plan asking where the money is coming from. Most of the word play in the tweets come from 1989’s title tracks with an accompanying GIF.

Previously Boehner used a variety of GIFs during the Discovery Channel’s Shark Week to go after Democrats Job’s Bill and a variety of images from the series How I Met Your Mother to explain the budgetary process. Me and Status Labs think this is a humorous idea. While a politician using pop references to attack a new plan may be a bit cringe worthy you have to hand it to them for trying to get a younger audience involved.


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The 87th Academy Award Nominations are Here

Well, the Academy Awards are rolling around again. It is time to see what gets nominated and speculate wildly about what will make the final cut.

‘American Sniper’ has been nominated in several categories: Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Actor for Bradley Cooper, and Best Picture. ‘The Imitation Game’ also got quite a few nods, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Actor. That nomination is going to David Cumberbach. ‘The Theory of Everything’ is also getting a nod for Best Adapted Screenplay. ‘Inherent Vice’ and ‘Into the Woods’ are getting nominations for their costumes and set designs. (This makes more than a little sense. My 9-year old niece had trouble remembering the plot of ‘Into the Woods,’ but she sure loved the dresses. Admittedly, Jennifer Walden thinks it may have gone a bit over her head too.)

Speaking of entertainment for children, ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2′ is getting nominated for Best Animated Movie. I don’t know why. ‘Big Hero 6,’ however, makes plenty of sense in this category. The other animated features on the list are ‘The Boxtrolls,’ ‘Song of the Sea,’ and ‘The Tale of the Princess Kaguya.’

Now you have everything you need to speculate for the next week.



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Second ‘TMNT’ Movie Set To Begin Filming In Spring

Franchises and sequels are popular for movie makers, because they take a proven commodity in a group of characters that has achieved success and rolls it into several pictures. For that reason, news that the lovable collection of reptiles with serious martial arts skills named after renaissance artists are gearing up to head back to the big screen is no surprise.

According to Screen Rant, “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2” will start filming in the spring of 2015 for a release date in the summer of 2016. The fast-tracked sequel for the rebooted property could even feature well-known characters from the TMNT universe including Casey Jones, Bebop, and Rocksteady. Of course, the actual concepts of the movie and how the final product comes together are often extremely different things. Still, fans of the comic book property will likely be excited that the sequel has been given the green light and production dates are already nailed down.

The quick turnaround time is pretty surprising given that the films were not shot back to back, which makes Gianfrancesco Genoso suspect that the plans were already in place for at least another movie when the reboot arrived in the summer of 2014. See more of what Genoso knows on redir. All things considered, the turtle landscape offers a number of promotional options for producers as well, which likely is an interesting factor in the release of a second movie. Still, anything can happen once production starts, and many eyes will be awaiting casting new for the second movie.


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