Great Wines for Great Causes With Shari and Garen Staglin of Staglin Family Vineyard

by Drew Hendricks
Last updated Jun 29, 2022

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Shari and Garen Staglin

Shari and Garen Staglin are the CEOs and Co-owners of Staglin Family Vineyard, which is founded on the motto “great wines for great causes.” They purchased Rutherford Bench Estates in 1985 after spending many years learning about wine together. Since farming their vineyard during that time, Shari and Garen have donated and raised more than $1 billion to support charities, including their main cause, One Mind, whose mission is to foster healthy brains for all. s.

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Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn: 

  • How Shari and Garen Staglin acquired the property to farm Staglin Family Vineyard
  • Shari and Garen’s approach to farming and growing their grapes to make unique wine blends
  • What inspired Shari and Garen to raise money for One Mind?
  • Shari and Garen explain their philanthropic strategy for charity work
  • How Staglin Family Vineyard facilitates Shari and Garen’s nonprofit events
  • Shari and Garen’s innovative event concepts
  • Staglin Family Vineyard’s mission: quality over quantity

In this episode with Shari and Garen Staglin

Are you a vineyard owner struggling to achieve personal satisfaction with your brand? Are you searching for ways to make a greater impact on your consumers and community as a whole?

 Consider getting involved with a nonprofit. When you position your brand at the forefront of a campaign to advocate for an influential cause, you’re more likely to drive revenue and scale your brand. And, by donating a portion of the proceeds to charity, you can ensure that you make a lasting impression on your consumers. 

Join Drew Thomas Hendricks and Bianca Harmon on today’s episode of Legends Behind the Craft as they sit down with Shari and Garen Staglin of Staglin Family Vineyard to discuss making an impact with your wine brand. Together, Shari and Garen share their three-pronged strategy for charity work, how Staglin Family Vineyard serves as a platform for their nonprofit events, and the Staglin Family mission.


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Episode Transcript

Intro  0:03  

Welcome to the Legends Behind the Craft podcast where we feature top leaders in the wine and craft beverage industry with your host Drew Hendricks. Now let’s get started with the show.

Drew Hendricks  0:19  

Drew Thomas Hendricks here on the host of the Legends Behind the Craft podcast where I talk with leaders in the wine and craft beverage industry. past guests of Legends Behind the Craft include John Kochis of Beck Family Estates, Barry Waitte of Tamber Bey, and Matt Brain winemaker of Alpha Omega. If you haven’t listened to these yet, be sure to check them out and subscribe. Today’s episode is sponsored by Barrels Ahead Barrels Ahead we work with you to implement a one of a kind marketing strategy, one that highlights your authenticity, tells your story and connects you with your ideal customers. In short, we help wineries and craft beverage producers unlock their story to unleash their revenue, the barrels today to learn more. Today we have Bianca Harmon. Also joining us Bianca is a direct to consumer marketing strategist at Barrels Ahead. Do you want to level up your direct consumer game? Give her a call? How’s it going, Bianca? 

Bianca Harmon  1:10  

It’s good. Thanks to you for having me. excited to talk to the legends behind Staglin family winery?

Drew Hendricks  1:18  

Yes, we do have two legends. today. Today’s guests are Shari And Garen Staglin of Staglin Family Vineyards. Their business is found on the Moto great wines for great causes. Since it began farming their vineyard in 1985. They donated and raised more than $1 billion to support charities, including their main cause, one mind that has a vision of healthy brains for all. Welcome to the show Shari and Garen

Shari Staglin  1:44  

Nice to be here. Thanks for having us. 

Drew Hendricks  1:46  

Thanks very much for being on before we jump into all the great work you’ve done. I gotta ask How’d you guys meet?

Shari Staglin  1:54  

We met in 1964 and a blind date when we were both students at UCLA.

Garen Staglin  2:00  

Family in South Dakota and I came from an Italian we drink milk so we can easily upgrade for this I was and

Shari Staglin  2:12  

I learned everything I knew about wine from Garen’s family in the beginning. And his dad would take us for wine tastings out in Temecula or up to Napa Valley even occasionally from from Los Angeles.

Drew Hendricks  2:24  

Oh yeah, Temecula was just starting out back then.

Garen Staglin  2:30  

Callaway himself and his wife Nancy where they were making a boat trailers wine called Sweet Nancy. Got to tap and then there was the glassy winged Sharpshooter. And then he loved and started making golf clubs and we ever saw me Yeah.

Shari Staglin  2:47  

So the first time we ever came to Napa Valley was 66. We Garen was in his first year of business school. I would fly up to visit him for the weekend. And we would drive up to Napa Valley because it was a beautiful drive. And because it was free to do wine tastings and and there were only six wineries along the highway then and I bet you can’t leave.

Drew Hendricks  3:10  

Hates Behringer.

Shari Staglin  3:13  

I wasn’t here. No. Maybe BB 

Garen Staglin  3:20  

Yeah, right. See.

Bianca Harmon  3:23  

Baron. You said Behringer.

Shari Staglin  3:29  

Now just be under construction. here anymore. previously been Dami had come from this place. Joe’s group. Yeah. Yeah. What did you say that? Yes. And then what is it a winery anymore? It’s a it’s the Poland area.

Drew Hendricks  3:45  

Santos brothers, Christian brothers. 

Shari Staglin  3:48  

And then one more. Right on the highway. Change names Louis Martini. Us?

Bianca Harmon  3:55  

Yes. I meant to say Louis martini and I forgot. My mind’s not working.

Shari Staglin  4:01  

Okay, yours isn’t the only one.

Drew Hendricks  4:04  

Thank goodness. Yeah, times were way different back then as

Garen Staglin  4:11  

well, anyway, we fell in love with the place. He said some days. It’s one of the great places on the planet.

Shari Staglin  4:16  

I think we were here when we ended up deciding to get married.

Drew Hendricks  4:20  

All right. So

Garen Staglin  4:22  

we said let’s not be too old to enjoy it. So we went on we had a student,

Shari Staglin  4:27  

this idea to come back and do a while.

Garen Staglin  4:30  

We had student loans and a lot of ambition. I had to go to Vietnam. So the vineyard thing had to wait a while. But after returning from New York and sell the company in 1983 We finally had the ability and resources to start looking in purchases in historic vineyard 1985.

Drew Hendricks  4:52  

And what are the incredible property that you’re able to get? That was how how did that come about? Did you Did you just see that one knew it or did were you

Shari Staglin  5:02  

we put an offer in on that but somebody out underbid us. Then we put an offer in on one in the Central Valley, which is just off of Rutherford crossroads and somebody else outbid us. Then we came across this one which was not for sale. But we were told that we might be able to talk the owners into selling it because their children were no longer interested. They were fourth generation. And they were the grandchildren great grandchildren of Giorgio Latour who started BV. And we did talk the ground the great granddaughter in the Selia. To us. Her name was Dagmar depends Solomon. And so we convinced them to sell it to us. And then two years later, they sold us the hillside that is connected with it. Oh, wow.

Drew Hendricks  5:53  

And was that when he first started? Was there a winery operating on that?

Shari Staglin  5:57  

No, it was a fully producing vineyard, 50 acres of vines 10 acres of Chardonnay. 40 acres of Cabernet. But immediately the Chardonnay got phylloxera. And we had to take it out. And Garin was always going to do this business. But then he had to start another business to get enough money. So I couldn’t replant because we plunked down all the money on the vineyard that we had to replant. Yeah, so I’ve always put the put the business together and Oregon and kind of looked after the wine business

Garen Staglin  6:30  

is still the CEO or is the president.

Shari Staglin  6:33  

And it’s still only one vineyard. And that’s why we just call it Staglin Family Vineyard. 

Drew Hendricks  6:38  

So Staglin Family Vineyard is actually one continuous vineyard.

Garen Staglin  6:41  

And it’s, yeah, we have one contiguous vineyard. But as Shari mentioned, we started replanting, right after we bought the vineyard because of phylloxera, which 80% of the Valley was planted on ASR one. So right, it’s right around that time that we discovered it. And so to protect ourselves against that ever happening again, we committed we ever plant a single rootstock, we plant multiple rootstocks, none of them to get close to each other. And we would also then diversify the clonal selections to give us more flavor and complexity, all on the same venue now completely organically farmed. So as a result, we have 26 different blocks of Cabernet with it with a different cloud rootstock combination and 10 blocks, seven blocks of Chardonnay, and three blocks of cat frog, one of them for tea for dough and one of Sanjeev AC Fredrik Johansson and our coin monkey consultant Michelle rely on we use that. That team along with David Adria, are farmers since the first day to sort of make the best selection of the vineyard, which is what Staglin Family Vineyard is. That’s about 50% of the fruit for both the Cabernet and the Chardonnay. And then we read blend for our second blend. Not trying to make a cheaper wine is a second blend, which many wineries do. But we use that second blend, which is called Soluz, who is the goddess of health and well being to help us tell the story of our commitment to brain health and mental health really

Shari Staglin  8:28  

facilitates your health. So Lois is the Latin derivative. Oh, interesting.

Drew Hendricks  8:33  

I was I was an ancient Greek major. I didn’t take Latin. Yeah, he semesters about a Greek leads you into the wine industry?

Garen Staglin  8:46  

Yeah, I was gonna say there’s not a lot of use for that, right? He’s the only student that many signs in Greece.

Drew Hendricks  8:54  

graduate with a degree of philosophy and at a Greek, what are you going to do? Other than teach me. So great, great wines for great causes. You’ve got the great wine. And you’re the mind. Talk to me about an incredible amount of philanthropy $1 billion with a B, not an not an M,

Shari Staglin  9:13  

whatever the nonprofit is. So we’ll put together an auction lot that should be a big draw. And that’s part of the way that we raised funds. We’ve also been parts of committees that have raised money for different organizations and universities that we’re affiliated with. So but, you know, through the music festival itself, and other nonprofit fundraising, we’ve done for one mind. We’ve done a lot of wine and brain health dinners around the country. We’ve raised 500 or over $530 million. Now, then all of a research or public education.

Drew Hendricks  9:52  

Well, I’ll go into brain health. Now talk to me what why brain health

Shari Staglin  9:56  

because when our son was 18, which was in 1990 He had a psychotic break. And it was a huge shock to us. We didn’t know what was wrong what happened. Nobody ever talked about mental health. And and if you did, it was always the parents fault that they had done something to, you know, be a bad parent and, and the first thing we needed to do to help Brandon was and even though we tried to find the right psychiatrists was to find the right person to train Garen and I, to educate us that these diseases are genetically predispositioned. And then something in the environment will trigger that. The causes are not known well, but for sure, we know stress is a trigger. So then we said about doing everything we could to help him get better. And you know, it was slow. But eventually he did. And he’s great today, marrieds Elena owns a home works full time, president of our nonprofit, those often make speeches everywhere, he’s doing fabulous.

Garen Staglin  11:07  

Work is, is really, because the science really creates the real prospect that we eventually will cure these illnesses. And then it leads people to be more open to talk about their own condition, because everybody has somebody with a brain condition between autism all the way up to Alzheimer’s, a friend family member neighbor, Border Collie, so we just need to be more open. Talk about it. Okay, not to be okay. It’s just not okay not to do something about it. And we’re pushing that everywhere and everywhere. There you go. Yeah.

Drew Hendricks  11:48  

Because it’s a topic very near and dear to my heart. I I’ve been diagnosed since I was 18. With bipolar. So it’s I’ve been constantly in maintenance mode, trying to control that, but that your your initiatives are very important to me.

Shari Staglin  12:06  

I know that you have worked out that every day. Yeah.

Drew Hendricks  12:09  

It’s it’s well, it 50 on. Hopefully now. I’ve figured out how to keep going with it. And I understand what needs to be done. But so getting getting that word out is so so important. Understanding and back in 1985, and especially if it was your first son at 18, it was just a surprise. What’s what’s going on? Yeah, absolutely.

Shari Staglin  12:29  

I had grown up with a mother with bipolar disorder and addiction. So it is genetically predisposed. Predisposed, but it doesn’t necessarily come through hereditary. It comes through also just a guy triggers. Yeah, that’s how that’s what the trigger is. It can be a random mutation of a gene

Drew Hendricks  12:56  

or charity. So that tells me a little bit more about one mind and the work that you’ve been doing. 95 we

Garen Staglin  13:04  

started, right. So it’s a three pronged strategy do we have we worked in the accelerating science, which is we funded 45 Rising Star scientists so we can help people launch careers with that have cutting edge ideas, but might be too risky for the National Institutes of Health to fund. So we give them their seed capital, I’m still in the venture capital and private equity business. So we kind of think ourselves as the venture philanthropists of brown house, they’ve gone on to do spectacular things. In fact, the head of the National Institute of Mental Health was one of our rising stars 10 years ago, it gives you an idea. We’ve developed over 100 biomarkers, we have new treatments and therapies underway, we’ve then we’ve actually now have, in the case of Brandon’s illness and schizophrenia, we’re working on bipolar, we actually have a 70% probability of detecting a kid at risk for these illnesses and we can intervene early, change their life Life Course destress their lives and get the appropriate psychopharmacology going with them. And many people don’t ever converge. If they follow this program

Shari Staglin  14:22  

40 Some years ago with a co author of the Affordable Care Act with President Obama, and he had his pictures taken. He was right beside the President when he signed the bill, which was fantastic. Another one of our projects called Naples in North American programul. That’s right. Okay. And another one that we’re involved in now amp. Accelerating medicines in psychosis or psychosis is a public private coalition of organizations working together to find new ways to use the information found In genetic studies, to create new medicines, target to probe the appropriate area of the brain.

Garen Staglin  15:07  

So that’s the science field services, which is where we’re translating the staples work into early detection and then society projects they’re doing. One is in the media side, we convinced ken burns to do a series of document documentaries with us. And the first one is coming out in June,

Shari Staglin  15:33  

called hiding in plain sight is crisis in America. Yeah,

Garen Staglin  15:37  

and it’s a four hour two to two hour segments on June 27, and 28th. And we just got confirmation that from the White House that Dr. Biden will be previewing that documentary with us on the second of June, and serving our Soluz wines at that reception. So we’re excited about that. And then the other big work we do in society is we’ve we’ve built a global coalition of employers called one mind at work where we’re helping organizations change their culture, so that people that are on the brain health spectrum, which we all are, can not feel ashamed or in somehow marginalized by coming forward and getting the treatments that are available through the EAP programs, or other counseling services that are there, that whole thing that comes out of this word of stigma that we’re trying to eradicate that. And we now have close to 8 million employees around the world now covered under this charter. And our goal is to get it to 25 million by 2025. So in the spirit of doing things big, we’re on a big march to make that happen.

Shari Staglin  16:47  

That’s incredible. And he’s doing fabulous since 2011. Varian has had four children since then, and is very active in helping us weave our way through the different governmental entities to get things done.

Drew Hendricks  17:03  

That’s so great that you have said that with the winery serving such a big platform for that. And I hadn’t heard that term. Venture philanthropist.

Shari Staglin  17:12  

Yes. Yeah. The vineyard is such a beautiful place, you must come visit us that this was the ideal place. We thought of this in 1994. Running around the vineyard with our Jack Russell terriers. We had been in Birmingham, Alabama for our blind auction. And we were one of the vintner hosts and we did a dinner with Charlie Trotter as the chef, and we were the winery. And so we were together, working in the kitchen, getting things ready. We were all serving and. And that’s how we met Charlie and I sick. And we worked with him the next year, too. And I said, You got to come to our place. just built a newish house, and you should come and do us a dinner. And he said, Well, I will. If you want to do it for charity, I’ll do it for nothing. So then we started thinking about it. And our friend brought over her new boyfriend from New York that was a conductor. And he said, This is the most beautiful place. You should have a music festival here. I just, I just produced one on Shelter Island for one of the nonprofits there. And I said, Oh, I’m so busy, you know, getting this wine business started. There’s no way I could do that. They said, Well, I’ll produce it for you. So we’ve put two and two together and Charlie came out to do the dinner. And you know, all of our vendor friends in the neighborhood brought their wines and it was just a wonderful and we got the ballet, San Francisco Valley orchestra because they were out of season to come and perform under the conduct conduct of Richard Williams, that conductor. So that was our first kind of put together. Wine Festival, I mean Music Festival at the vineyard in 1995. And Darren and I we did all the work. We went and got the ice Spielberg Oh, Phil grocery. We were, we got all the chairs set out we, you know, directed the tent canopy, we did everything ourselves, getting the garbage cans out everything, and then going around and cleaning up afterwards. So that was a team of volunteers. And we had the most sought after wines because everybody has somebody, every family is touched one way or another by brain illness. So people we ask to pour nobody has ever said no.

Drew Hendricks  19:21  

That’s incredible. How many people are represented right now? In the wineries although in this Yeah. This this season coming up, like seeing how it’s grown from 95. I mean, a number of

Garen Staglin  19:32  

people. We don’t repeat the disagree so many people are that

Drew Hendricks  19:40  

so much the growth of the Yeah, but the sort of

Garen Staglin  19:45  

this the intimacy of that event. Last year was one Republican, you’re up on the stage with them and Jennifer Hudson and Sheryl Crow. These are the kinds of people now that come and perform here for us.

Shari Staglin  19:59  

One year we had was the guy the Beastie Boys? Wilson? Yeah, we have Brian Wilson. You did it for nothing. So did Tim McGraw they both get it for nothing.

Drew Hendricks  20:11  

Oh awesome, such a good for such a good cause and that goes to the one mind

Garen Staglin  20:18  

that helps fund those Rising Star Wars. And many of those other programs that I mentioned to you that are underway here.

Drew Hendricks  20:25  

That’s incredible. How did I guess I gotta ask how did when we were in the pandemic? Did you still host the How did you did you do a virtual?

Shari Staglin  20:36  

We did a combination but mostly virtual? Yeah.

Garen Staglin  20:39  

Funny. It was. We we have a strong partnership with Dell frescoes for wine, and, and every Dell frescoes in the country, in their private rooms, is we hope we live streamed a jazz concert. And everyone had the same menu with our wines. And so we basically took that took it out to the road, basically, you’d say that first, and then 2021.

Shari Staglin  21:08  

And then we did a zoom funding with a lot of our friends at home. And we raised $3 million that year. Yeah, it was incredible. Shocking, 

Garen Staglin  21:20  

  1. We were mostly here with Wiz, as I said, was one Republic. But we also did a virtual event where people who can’t get here can still contribute. So we distributed sort of our opportunity to interact with people more directly. And we’re coming up with for this year, we haven’t fully set on the ideas of how we’re going to do all this but always thinking always trying always trying to put more and more people are reaching out to us wanting to do events in their hometown or city and help us through this kind of the equivalent of you guys are probably too young to remember what Tupperware parties were but people would

Bianca Harmon  22:06  

remember pampering

Garen Staglin  22:10  

isn’t the idea was only gonna let people help us within their own way in their own homes or in their own city.

Drew Hendricks  22:17  

I love the idea of doing the keeping, doing a hybrid where you have the big ticket in person, but he’s still kind of micro micro parties across the country, they can still participate in it.

Garen Staglin  22:30  

Yeah, that’s we’re perfecting that model. We are

Drew Hendricks  22:36  

always curious to hear the here the Silver Linings that come out of this pandemic and what kind of forced people to change and evolve to the next level.

Shari Staglin  22:44  

And after Kennedy has said, you know, another option that we probably do this year, that would be like the East Coast equivalent would be a hyannisport. So because a lot of people want to go there, because

Garen Staglin  22:58  

they’d be in a different day. And we’ll see how that goes. So we’re and we’re, we’re going to experiment with comedy, how we Mandel is, has a stated purpose of helping us in this cause. So we’re gonna do, we’re gonna do an event called It’s no joke, and how to deal with mental health. And he’s going to be the lead comedy act for that, and we’re talking with the major television, perhaps producing much like the comedy shows of the past. So we’ve got a couple more comedians who are thinking about joining us, so stay tuned for that.

Drew Hendricks  23:36  

Oh, that’s exciting. Yeah. Like that. And I think comedy is a good direction. I mean, it really helps. Yeah, playing the reality and people can laugh and actually show emotion

Garen Staglin  23:49  

goes with the hope side, right? But keep it up. Let’s focus on brain fitness. And the discoveries and the things we can do together make it better.

Drew Hendricks  24:00  

So shifting back into the way the winery and you’ve got the charities, where do you see Staglin growing beyond we’ve got the we’ve got the we’ve got the comedy and new events that Paint me a Picture of the next like, 10 years for Staglin.

Shari Staglin  24:15  

Yeah, yes, we will undoubtedly expand the Soluz brand, the solution label by purchasing grapes from other other vineyards. And during we had started doing that, but then during the pandemic, we shut down, because, you know, you we didn’t know where sales were going. And but now we’re starting up again. So that’s what my daughter’s plans are. She is the president of the of the line business.

Drew Hendricks  24:42  

Okay. And that’s a great way I mean, from where you explain what salutis With. It’s such a great label to have your almost a foot in the door but really get the message out.

Garen Staglin  24:56  

It tells tells that whole story on the back label

Shari Staglin  24:59  

we’d like We’d like restaurants that serve it by the glass so that each time it’s served, they can tell the story. One time Adele frescoes in New York when we first came out with salutes that the song was serving it to the head of the sea. It was Tom Insel was director of the National Institute for mental health, and a Senator who had a bill and on mental health. And she didn’t know who they were, but they ordered salutes. Why, because they knew it was ours. And she came to the table and told them the story behind it. And they just got the biggest kick out of it, because she had no idea who they were. And they didn’t know that we were making a wine that the money went to mental health for. And so it was they took a picture, they all got their picture together was great. So

Garen Staglin  25:48  

yeah. You know, do the great lunch clauses Bill has inherently in this concept of quality, and, and the exclusivity of the work that we do and the wines that we produce. So we’ve never tried to make more wine, we’ve just tried to make the best wine possible from this state, the parent that heard that term typicity, you know, the terroir of this place, and its long history was actually first planted in 1864. We don’t know if it’s the oldest vineyards in Napa, we certainly know it certainly is one of John and marriage director came from Missouri. And at that time, Missouri was the second most important wine growing state in the country behind New York in 1864. So there’s a little fun fact for you. He’s

Shari Staglin  26:43  

60 acres right around a house that is now our visitor center, which we were completely restored. Yeah.

Garen Staglin  26:50  

So it’s that same year that we’re now farming with all the modern techniques and trellising systems and winery that we built underground. So we do have more capacity, and but we’re always going to be committed to quality over quantity.

Drew Hendricks  27:06  

That’s smart. Yeah. I mean, it’s because it was that brand, that quality of the brand is what really enables you to have these, like high profile events. Have these foundations that are world class? Yeah,

Garen Staglin  27:19  

it does. It’s a bit of a bedrock of what we do. And, and it is, you know, our brand is our reputation and would never compromise the quality. And that’s why our, you know, our vineyard is more than 75% direct sales, because people will, every year will purchase our wines because they know we have this commitment to quality.

Drew Hendricks  27:41  

I was gonna ask you about 70% directly to the consumer. Yeah. And then the rest to restaurants and a few retail stores back in the day in 93. I was selling wine and we got a small occasion. Yeah. Yeah. It was when I started in 93, was called Mr. Liquor over on taraval Street. We changed the name to San Francisco wine Trading Company. still owns it and runs it with his wife, Julia.

Shari Staglin  28:08  

Well, I went to school this year, because I was the only salesman. Really?

Drew Hendricks  28:11  

Yeah, I was there. I was. Little I was a little different a little while ago. But yeah, there’s

Shari Staglin  28:18  

a restaurant called the Cypress club in San Francisco. That was what street was that on?

Garen Staglin  28:25  

was right around the San Francisco pyramid. Yeah. Is on Jackson Street. I remember right Jackson Broadway’s where it was. But yeah, so that that there is our daughter Shannon, along with our winemaker are. They’re doing a very small Pinot project in a very small Surat project

Shari Staglin  28:50  

which is Swedish, Germany. Our winemaker is his family. His parents are Swedish and he was born in Connecticut, but he’s Swedish American. Frederick Johansson.

Drew Hendricks  29:03  

That’s incredible. Is the Pino coming from the state grapes?

Shari Staglin  29:07  

No, it’s coming from the Sonoma Coast

Drew Hendricks  29:10  

of us. Okay. Well, that sounds exciting. 

Shari Staglin  29:10  

Oh, and by the way, when we purchased the loose grapes, we get our Chardonnay from Carneros and mostly Rutherford for our Cabernet.

Drew Hendricks  29:25  

So fascinating. And just, it’s such a treat to just discuss mental health and to discuss all the good work that you’ve done, and how so tightly integrated it is. Is there anything that we haven’t talked about? You’d like to bring up as you kind of come to the end of this episode?

Shari Staglin  29:41  

I think it’s important to know that red wine is good for your brain. Yeah, in moderation, right? You can ask any psychiatrist or any scientist and neuroscientist and I learned that from a neuroscientist neurosurgeon at UCLA, because we were serving our solutes wines at the Chancellor’s for reception when he me. And he came over to me and he said, you know, Shari, you shouldn’t be drinking your red wine. I was like, but I like Chardonnay. Here’s why you should drink the red wine. I said, I want you to send me all your studies on that. So we did. And of course, I couldn’t understand even half of them. But basically, it’s the same resveratrol, it’s in blueberries.

Drew Hendricks  30:20  

I remember Yeah, that is important to moderation.

Garen Staglin  30:24  

Just and the nonprofit is We love to have your listeners visit those sites, you can learn more about what we’re doing. And if you want to help us in as a nonprofit, we drive all this through the donations of generosity of many. So the money we raised comes from the hearts and pocketbooks of those people who want to help us with this cause. And we’re a five star we would need Ross take any salary, we pay all of our own expenses and pay a lot of the expenses of the charity. So 90 plus cents of every dollar that’s donated goes to the cause we don’t spend money on many too many nonprofits. They hold a big gala and only half the money or less ever gets to the charity. That’s not really our highly efficacious and we’d love to have anyone support here.

Drew Hendricks  31:18  

I’m glad you pointed that out. That is truly a worthy clouds. Because thank you so much for joining us today.

Bianca Harmon  31:25  

Thank you guys.

Garen Staglin  31:26  

Thank you very for having us on and letting us tell our story.

Drew Hendricks  31:29  

We really appreciate it. And next time a nap I’m definitely gotta gotta visit.

Garen Staglin  31:35  

Please do.

Shari Staglin  31:35  

 Please do. We’d love to have you. 

Drew Hendricks  31:38  

Thank you guys. Have a great rest of your day. Thank you

Outro  31:49  

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