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    Posted on February 17th, 2018

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    March 24 – This Week’s Show

    This is a good one!  Had the opportunity to spend some time with Chef Eric Gephardt, first at All Things BBQ for ka Friday night dinner on the grill with wine.  Then we met up in the studio and did this progarm.  It’s all about Eric and his journey in BBQ but more importantly we focus on one of the finest outdoor cooking tools to come around in a long time…The Kamado Joe.  This well made appliance comes in sizes to fit every outdoor cooking guru’s needs. It’s extremely well built, durable and easy to maintain.

    Chef Eric is the Director of Culinary Inspiration at Kamado Joe and Lead Chef Instuctor at The Chef’s Academy NC.

    This guy can grill shoe leather on a Kamado Joe and make it look and taste good.  So then you must ask…is it great quality shoe leather or really this amazing cooker.  I can tell you that starting with top quality meat is essential but that the Kamado Joe is really the answer.  Ultimate control for any grilling needs…slow and low, long duration cooking. High heat grilling, smoking most anything and all this with keeping super moisture content and long lasting heat.

    Learn more about the Director of Culinary Inspiration for Kamado Joe at

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    Posted on February 8th, 2018

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    Feb 17 – The Innovative Wines of Sans Winery

    Sans Wine CoMy guest is Jake Stover of Sans Winery, were talking well made wines in a 12oz can.

    Founders, Jake Stover and Gina Schober, met in 2013 and started Sans Wine Co. in late 2015. Their preference for fresh, vibrant and approachable “wines of place” paved the way for what is now Sans Wine Co. The philosophy behind Sans Wine Co. is sourcing premium wine grapes from organically farmed vineyards and environmentally conscience growers in order to craft natural wines.
    Jake Stover, originally from Kansas and University of Kansas alum, on the  advice of his older brother, postponed applying to law school in order to intern at a Napa winery for the 2008 harvest. The internship turned in to a full time position with Failla Wines, where Jake worked for 4 years in the vineyards, cellar and in wine sales. In 2012, Jake took a short stint with Aaron Pott of Seven Stones and then shifted his focus to the farming side of wine growing, where he worked for a local vineyard management company as Viticulturist. He started his own farming company in 2014, Stover Vineyard Management, which specializes in “beyond organic” wine growing, with an emphasis on no pesticide use in the vineyard.

    Sans Sauvignon Blanc, Rosé of Carignan and Cabernet – 
    Not yet available in Kansas but can be ordered on line  HERE!
    A wine you can get here in Kansas…at Jacob Liquor Exchange on North Rock Road
    Good Life Guy’s Wines of The Week
    2016 Matanzas Creek Sauvignon Blanc, Alexander Valley

    Exuberant and juicy, the primary aromas and flavors are pink grapefruit, honeydew melon and Meyer lemon, with a hint of thyme in the background. This wine has a broad mouth feel and cascading acidity.
    Wine Enthusiast
    “This well-made wine is fermented in both stainless steel and neutral French oak. Aromas of freshly cut grass and honeysuckle dominate on the nose, while flavors of fig and lemon peel come into play on the racy palate.”  WE90
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    Posted on February 8th, 2018

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    Feb 10 – This Week’s Show

    The Good Life is preempted this week for LIVE sports coverage  🙁

    Check out some previous shows in the archive.

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    Feb 3 – Palate Passport

    Lots of FUN in-store this week!  First up is Neha Khullar with her new book “Palate Passport.”  Later in the show Patrick Alexander joins us to talk about “The Book-lovers’ Guide to Wine – An introduction to the History, Mysteries and Literary Pleasures of Drinking Wine.”

    Palate Passport will take readers on a trip around the globe to learn about the people, places and history where each extraordinary dish was discovered. Along with recipes and personal stories, readers will feast on other relics collected along the way including original artwork from India, beautiful photos from Portugal and age old rituals from Croatia. Both a cookbook and short story collection, the book will serve as inspiration to cook international dishes at home and motivation to travel with these dishes as a compass.  Get a copy NOW!

    Neha Khullar is a foodie, coffee addict, sparkly shoe-wearer, and enthusiastic dinner party host. Prior to becoming a cookbook author, Neha worked on the corporate side of New York City. Fueled by her passion for food and cooking, she set out on a journey to explore culinary traditions around the world. After breaking bread in dozens of places, she learned that food brings people together and creates community regardless of religion, political views, or language; what tastes good can be shared with others. She has spent time with master chefs, street stall cooks, grandmothers, and food lovers all around the world. They have taught her about their favorite local foods and shared the history and stories behind them. Palate Passport is her personal culinary masterpiece created to share this journey with others.  Follow Neha on Facebook

    The Booklovers’ Guide to Wine – An Introduction to the History, Mysteries and Literary Pleasures of Drinking Wine

    From The Author
    “My book evolved out of the twelve-hour wine appreciation program I originally developed for the University of Miami and which I have been teaching here in Miami for the past six years. The book, like my program covers all the usual aspects of the grape but with particular emphasis on the history and the culture of wine, from Noah’s first vineyard to the arrival of Two-Buck-Chuck. I compare the concepts of terroir and varietal, and discuss the difference between New World and Old World wines. I also explore the reasons that England, a small wet, offshore island with no significant vineyards, should have had such an unparalleled influence on the world of wine. But what makes my book especially unique is its emphasis on the literary aspects of wine.”

    “Throughout the ages, wine and literature have been closely connected. Whether we refer to the Bible, Homer, Shakespeare, John Keats or Marcel Proust, great literature is always filled with references or metaphors for wine. Mitchell Kaplan, the legendary founder of Books & Books – and co-founder of the Miami Book Fair – suggested the idea of pairing my favourite writers with my favourite wines. An inspired suggestion that resulted in a pairing of the Albarino vines of North Eastern Spain with J.R.R. Tolkien, or Chenin Blanc with Rabelais, not to mention the wines of Grüner Veltliner with The Good Soldier Švejek stumbling through our pages.”

    Patrick Alexander-Lane is an English born writer who has raised his children in France, Italy, Switzerland, Ireland and California before settling in Miami, Florida. He has worked on four continents as an international financial consultant, a corporate executive and as a university teacher and administrator. These wildly different experiences inspired a series of short stories published in the UK by Thistle Publishing.  Check out Patrick’s Blog!

    Good Life Guy’s Wine of The Week:
    2015 Duckhorn Decoy Cabernet Sauvignon

    Since 1978, Duckhorn Vineyards has been exploring the character and complexity of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Drawing on their winemaking team’s expertise working with this varietal, Decoy Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon offers a rich and appealing expression of the varietal crafted to be ready upon release.

    From its deep, inviting color to its enticing aromas of blackberry, currant and cocoa, this wine showcases what is great about Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon. On the palate, the lush fruit flavors are framed by rich tannins and hints of sweet oak and spice. Blend: 89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot, 1% Petite Sirah, 1% Petit Verdot

    Wine & Spirits-90
    A satisfying prime-rib wine, this is lean and bright, with simple black-cherry freshness that lasts. The overall impression is tangy and clean, focused on fruit clarity.

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    Posted on January 23rd, 2018

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    Jan 27 – Minerals-The Forgotten Nutrient

    My guest this week is Dr. Joy Stephenson-Laws co-author of “MINERALS – The Forgotten Nutrient.”

    Minerals are, in many ways, the unheralded and often forgotten heroes of keeping our bodies functioning at their best. While the nutrients carbohydrates, proteins and fat may be better well known, minerals are equally vital for helping us get and stay healthy.

    They play a key role in combating disease, helping your body heal, managing ongoing chronic health problems such as high blood pressure, minimizing the impact of such common maladies as headaches and PMS, helping children grow up strong, enhancing mental performance at all ages, and fatigue. They truly are your secret weapon for getting and staying your healthiest.

    In this easy-to-read and easy-to-use guide, pH Lab’s team of recognized medical doctors and specialists tell you about the role minerals play with common health issues along with detailed information about individual minerals. You’ll also learn more about the relationship between minerals and prescription medicines, why you need more than routine blood tests to see what minerals your body may need, and where you can get these tests.

    Learn more about Joy and her work at www.phlabs.org

    Joy Says “I am so proud to be the president and founder of Proactive Health Labs because I am finally able to utilize the information that I have gained as a health care professional over the past 30 years to educate consumers about their health. In addition to my day-to-day leadership role with pH Labs, I am the founding and managing partner of Stephenson, Acquisto & Colman (SAC) the health care industry’s premier litigation law firm. I also am the co-founder and president of MoJo Marketing & Media, a boutique creative agency specializing in brand development and content creation, and of The Bili Project Foundation, a nonprofit organization that creates awareness of bile duct cancer and raises funds for research relating to this cancer. I received my B.A. from Loma Linda University in 1980 and Juris Doctor from Loyola University in 1983, and was admitted to the California Bar in 1984.”

    I’ll also be telling you all about the K-State Alumni Dinner featuring the wines of Rombauer.

    Friday, Feb 09, 2018 – 
    Wichita Marriott 9100 E. Corporate Hills Dr. Wichita, KS
    Experience an exclusive tasting and dinner for K-Staters featuring several delectable wines from Rombauer Vineyards in Napa Valley.  Proceeds from the donation drawings and auction will support Wichita Area K-State Alumni Club’s scholarship fund. All who attend will recieve a souvenir wine glass.

    Special Guests
    • Amy Button Renz ’76, ’86, president and CEO, K-State Alumni Association
    • Guy Bower, The Good Life, 1330 AM KNSS host
    • Dave Zinni, Rombauer Vineyards Midwest Representative

    Cost: $90 per person – Tables of eight may be reserved for an additional $100

    Reservations Due by Feb. 2!  RSVP Online   By phone: 800-600-2586

    Good Life Guy’s Wine of the Week:
    2013 Rombauer Carneros Merlot
    Aromas of ripe blood plums and cherry intertwine with subtle, well-integrated notes of oak. This medium-bodied wine is soft and subtle on the palate with flavors of plums and cherries at the forefront, leading to a lifted, aromatic finish that displays a distinct freshness.  Blend: 88% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17 months in French oak – 30% new.  Learn more here!

    Wine Spectator 90/100, Wine.com 91/100


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