• Feb 6 – This Week’s Show

    Hey…what happened to January?  At least we are that much closer to Spring and more importantly it’s almost time for Super Bowl 50.

    In the first half I’ll be telling you all about some nifty Super Bowl party ideas.  So many ways to go about entertaining and watching the game.  Whether you are a BIG crowd enthusiast and go to a local sports bar to watch and party (emphasis on party) or you sequester yourself in your private man cave so y0u don’t miss a play or commercial.  How you watch, entertain, and enjoy this sports spectacle is a personal issue.

    For me…I like to have all cooking down well ahead of time, the wine, beer or spirits set up and ready and my comfortable chair with remote close by.

    One of my guests is Katrina Jorgensen who has authored several books on tailgating, Food, Football and FUN! She will join us to share who story and some of her favorite dishes for Super Sunday.  “Football season is here! Get your football party started off right with an exciting mix of appetizers, main dishes, drinks, and desserts. From peachy-BBQ meatballs to ham-and-cheese pinwheels, these tasty party treats will send party guests rushing for a second helping.”

    Might even call one of Wichita’s fine Chefs and get their opinion on Football Food & Fun

     

    Later in the show Ron Passmore, President and CEO of KETCH joins us to talk not only about this great education and training program for adults with disabilities here in Kansas but about the upcoming Palette to Palate – A Wine & Art Experience.  This event is truly on of the BEST Art, food & wine events in the Midwest.  The what, where, when:

    palette-to-palateNoah’s Event Venue
    Friday, Feb 26 2016 6:30 PM
    1550 N. Lindberg Circle
    Wichita, KS 67206

    This year’s event will feature a champagne reception, live and silent auctions, and wine dinner prepared by Larkspur Bistro & Bar.  The night will also include an exclusive VIP Pre-Party with Herb Krumsick, the ultimate wine tasting experience in Wichita featuring the most prestigious  wines you’ll ever have the chance to savor.

    Palette to Palate is an evening of perfect pairings to benefit KETCH and the more than 400 adults with developmental disabilities in our vocational training, residential supports, and adult day services.  Join us for this divine sensory experience all while supporting adults with disabilities in their mission to aspire higher!

    Good Life Guy’s Wine of the Week:

    Check back soon…I’m cruising the isles at Jacob Liquor Exchange and trying to decide if it’s wine or craft beer 😉

  • Jan 30 – Greek Yogurt Kitchen & Grace Hill Winery

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    Toby Amidor

    Toby Amidor

    This week Toby Amidor MS, RD, CDN joins us to talk about her new book “The Greek Yogurt Kitchen – More than 130 Delicious, Healthy Recipe for Every Meal of The Day.” Learn more about Toby

    Greek yogurt has quickly become America’s favorite health food, its tangy, luscious taste going far beyond a typical breakfast or simple snack. Thanks to its health benefits, this power food has become a staple. Greek yogurt’s protein quantity builds muscles and regulates metabolism and the probiotics help maintain a healthy digestive tract and boost the immune system. Greek yogurt is also an excellent source of calcium and very low in sodium-and it’s lactose-intolerant friendly, too! Why wouldn’t you want it in every meal?

    Now, in THE GREEK YOGURT KITCHEN, nutrition expert Toby Amidor shows readers how to cut back on fat and calories without compromising flavor. She shares how to use this most versatile and healthful ingredient in unexpected ways, making even the most bad-for-you foods healthier, tastier, and more satisfying. Recipes include:
    amidor.greekyogurtkichen_sm–Lemon-Blueberry Stuffed French Toast
    –Herbed Goat Cheese and Red Pepper Crostini
    –Penne Bolognese
    –White Margarita Pizza
    –Spiced Chocolate Cupcakes
    –And more!

    Get a copy NOW!

    In the second half Dave Sollo, founder and head wino of Grace Hill winery joins us in-studio to talk about some of the latest wines and FUN to be had in Whitewater Kansas.  There is always something going on at the winery.

    Starting A Vineyard Seminar   Saturday February 6th,  1:00pm
    Have you ever looked at a vineyard or winery and thought, “Dang, that’s really cool, I wish I had one of those!”?  Well here’s your chance to learn more about all that goes into starting and maintaining a vineyard and winery!

    Grace Hill Winery’s Owner, Founder, and CEO Dave Sollo will be presenting an informal talk on how to raise grapes in Kansas and starting a winery. This 30-45 minute presentation will be offered on Saturday, February 6th at 1pm in the Grace Hill Winery Event Center with a Q&A session to follow. The talk is FREE but please RSVP anyway so that we know how many folks to expect. This is your chance to ask all your questions about the Kansas wine business!

    Please RSVP for this event by sending an email to info@gracehillwinery.com. Hope to see you there!

    We’ll tell you all about some other upcoming events that you’ll want to add to your calendar.  www.gracehillwinery.com

    Good Life Guy’s Wine of The Week:

    NV Grace Hill “Party Wine”
    party wine labelA semi-sweet blend of Traminette and Seyval, this fruit forward white wine is in the “sweet but not too sweet” zone, making it great for any party!  This is one of my favorite white wines from Grace Hill!  Stop by Jacob Liquor on North Rock Road and get a bottle today.

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    Posted on January 21st, 2016

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    Jan 23 – Fat Burning Machine

    Cards for the Cure: The Kansas Poker Championship

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    First up, Spike Anderson joins us to talk about this year’s Cards for The Cure event.

    • The premier poker tournament in Kansas. 100% of proceeds benefit Susan G. Komen Kansas. Tournament date: Saturday, January 30, 2016.
    • Cards for the Cure has raised more than $215,000 in 5 years. Visit CardsForTheCure.com to reserve your seat or sign up a team of up to 10 players to compete for great team prizes.

     

    My nest guest is Mike Berland Co-author of one of the hottest diet books of the year:  “Become a FAT-BURNING MACHINE – The 12-Week Diet.

    Fat-Burning Machine: The 12-Week Diet by Mike Berland & Gale BernhardtAre you ready to change your body for life? Do you want to step on a scale and feel happy? Do you want to look in the mirror and feel proud? Do you want looser-fitting clothes? Do you want more energy? Do you want to sleep solidly through the night?

    No games. No gimmicks. No shakes. No starvation. Just a straightforward and simple, doctor-approved approach to eating and exercise that throws out decades of bad science and will transform you from being a fat-storing person into a permanent FAT-BURNING MACHINE.

    This is our promise: Follow this plan and you will experience dramatic, life-altering results.

    But if you still need further convincing, just ask yourself:
    • Have you been gaining a pound or so a year, for the past few years?
    • Do you crave sugar and snacks, and worry that you can’t control your cravings?
    • Do you feel that the more you exercise, the hungrier you are and the more you eat?
    • Does exercise make you feel tired and weak?
    • Are you working out more than ever and still gaining weight?

    If you answered yes to any of these questions, then it’s time to find out if the habits you’ve developed are causing your body to store fat or to burn it. So much of what you’ve been taught about fitness and weight loss is patently false—that you have to eliminate all fat from your diet or that you should load up on carbohydrates before a workout. These practices may actually be sabotaging your success. Fat-Burning Machine exposes the myths that have prevented you from achieving your weight and fitness goals, and will revolutionize the way you think about your body, your health, and your outlook on life.

    About the Authors:

    Mike Berland

    Mike Berland is the CEO of Edelman Berland, the strategic research and analytics arm of Edelman. His clients have included multinational companies, professional sports leagues, entertainment figures, higher education and cultural institutions, and political leaders. After becoming a fat-burning machine, he experienced a dramatic reduction in weight (and has kept it off), and successfully completed his first New York City Marathon and the 2015 Ironman World Championships in Kona, HI.  www.michaelberland.com

    Good Life Guy’s Wine of the Week:
    2014 Orin Swift Cellars ABSTRACT

    Grenache, Syrah, Petite Sirah

    An alluring inky-purple achievement, the 2014 Abstract is replete with a vivid nose of red and black stone fruits, candied cherry, cassis, dried floral notes, and sweet oak accents. Fleshy and spirited, the wine evolves into a very complex flavor profile of dark berry preserve, raspberry jam, Asian spices, mocha, chaparral, and a hint of crushed rock minerality. An underlying acidity leads to a graceful and fine tannin chain that is seemingly endless.  Abstract is a blend of Napa, Sonoma, and Mendocino Grenache, Petite Sirah, and Syrah primarily from hillside vineyards.

    Not much of this newly released BIG red wine around here in the Midwest, get you some quick at jacob Liquor Exchange on North Rock Road!
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    Posted on January 12th, 2016

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    Jan 16 – Restaurant Week

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    If you haven’t been enjoying the Wichita Restaurant scene you are missing out!  Yes some old favorites have closed, but the number of new and innovative openings combined with the long-time enduring favorites are sure to please.  This show today will give you some insight on local dinning and FUN. Denise Neil from the Wichita Eagle joins me as my co-host this week, who better to talk about this vibrant segment of Wichita entertainment.

    Fireside-Grille-logoFirst up Chef Peter Moretti from the Wichita Marriott’s all new Fireside Grille.  After a $5 million renovation on the entrance and ground floor you won’t believe how cool this new Marriott “Greatroom” concept is.  We all loved the former Black Angus Grille but Fireside has an all new creative menu, wine list and more.  Combine that with the spectacular decor, Creekstone Farms meat and it’s time to ear!   Learn more, see the menu, wine list and view some photos!

     

    Then Cynthia Wentworth, VP of Marketing for Visit Wichita will tell us all about Wichita Restaurant Week which starts January 22 through 31.

    Get ready for another luscious Wichita Restaurant Week in 2016. Enjoy 10 delicious days of exploring Wichita’s amazing restaurants. As a fundraiser for Boys & Girls Clubs of South Central Kansas, Wichita Restaurant Week and its participating restaurants will offer a mouthwatering menu of three course dishes. When you order from the Restaurant Week menu, 10 percent will be donated to Wichita’s Boys & Girls Club. Keep visitingWichitaRestaurantWeek.com for updates about participating restaurants, and be a part of the conversation on our Twitter and Facebook accounts.

    If you’re a foodie and looking for an excuse to try something new, then you definitely can’t miss this opportunity to see why Wichita was called a “Top 10 foodie city” by Livability.com.

    I’ll also be telling you about the January 19 AIWF Wichita Murphy-Goode Wine dinner at YaYa’s.  A great menu by new Chef Chris Leyden and some fine wines from this stellar Sonoma producer.  www.aiwfwichita.org

    Good Life Guy’s Wine of the Week:
    2012 Murphy-Goode “Liar’s Dice” Zinfandel
    2011-Murphy-Goode-Liars-Dice-Zinfandel1“The 2012 Lair’s Dice is as vibrant as ever! Juicy tannins invite flavors of black raspberry, black cherry, and blackberry jam. This is a one created to be a second glass of Zin! If you have one, you are certain to have a second.”  Great Zin nose with soft tannin, ripe berry fruit and a jammy finish.  Easy to drink and real easy to like.

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    Jan 9 – Head High Wines

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    We’ll start this Saturday with yet another great wine project and partnership of Bill Price.  In the past we have shared the story of “Three Sticks” winery with Bob Cabral and LUTUM with Gavin Chanin. Today it’s all about “Head High” winery with Vintner and principle Sam Spencer.  

    headhi small“The brand’s name is derived from a surfing term to describe when the waves are as high as the head of the surfer. Spencer, an avid surfer, has worked in grape growing and winemaking for more than 20 years and is formerly the director of winegrowing for Cameron Hughes and owns the Madder Lake Vineyard in Lake County. Price is the owner of Classic Wines and Price Family Vineyards. Grapes for the Head High brand will come from Price and Spencer’s vineyards as well as other North Coast properties.”  © Wines & Vines

     

    Sam Spencer

    About Sam Spencer:
    Sam Spencer comes to Head High Wines with a long and distinguished career as a winegrower, wine-industry consultant, and vineyard developer for the past two decades on California’s North Coast. After studying viticulture at the University of California at Davis, Sam got his start as wine director of a bustling wine bar in San Francisco. He went on to build multiple wine brands from the soil up. “I have pursued a career in winegrowing by illuminating a vineyard’s best facets,” he says. Sam, a father of two, is a lifelong sailor and surfer and an avid cyclist and skier.

     

    Good Life Guy’s Wine of the Week:
    2013 Head High Red Blend – Cultivated from vineyards in Sonoma, Lake, and Napa counties, the 2013 Head High Red Blend is juicy, dark, and seductive. Our vineyard selection ranges from the cool, rolling Sonoma Valley to the rugged hills of the Mayacamas Range. Madder Lake Vineyards provides our Grenache and Zinfandel, the Cabernet comes from Lichau Hill and Roundball Vineyards, and the Merlot and Malbec stem from Fichtenberg Vineyard. Embodying the best of nature’s essence, the balanced and powerful Red Blend invigorates with every sip. 36% Malbec, 20% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Zinfandel, 11% Grenache

    2013 Head High Pinot Noir – a blend from several vineyards throughout the Sonoma Coast, including Durell Vineyard, Wildcat Vineyard, and the Sangiacomo family. Thanks to ideal harvest conditions during 2013, this unique vintage is rich, sinewy, and packed with energy. This wine is characterized by grace, depth, flavor intensity, and balance. After a four-day cold soak, the individual vineyard-lots were blended early to present a true picture of the breadth of Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir. After a day spent exploring the world, a glass of Head High Pinot Noir feels like home.

    Learn more and order wine at www.headhighwines.com 

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