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    Posted on September 27th, 2016

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    Oct 1 – This Week’s Show

    First up is winemaker Richard de los Reyes from California producer Row Eleven Wine Company.  Richard says:  “Founded in April 2004, Row Eleven Wine Company currently produces four wine brands: Row Eleven, Stratton Lummis, Civello and The Magician.  Our grapes come from the finest vineyards in Santa Maria, the Russian River Valley, Carneros and the Napa Valley. We crush within 30 minutes of the vineyard.    We are very proud that Row Eleven wines are served by the nation’s best sommeliers and chefs. The wines are consistently poured in the finest restaurants, resorts, wine bars and wine shops across the US.”

    RICHARD DE LOS REYES – Founder & Winemaker

    Richard is one of the most experienced winemakers working today. He has a unique, unparalleled knowledge and perspective of pacific coast vineyards. He has helped many of California’s top winemakers. In 2004 he founded Row Eleven, Stratton Lummis and Civello. The wines are primarily sold in premium restaurants, destination resorts and fine wine bars. Here is a list of just a few that have served his wines: The Four Seasons Hotel Group, Alain Ducasse, Wolfgang Puck’s Postrio, Cut and Spago, Emeril’s Table 10 and Delmonico’s, Melissa Kelly’s Primo, Charlie Trotter’s, Michael Mina’s Knob Hill, Charlie Palmer’s Steak, Jean Joho’s Eiffel Tower and Everest Room, Bobby Van’s Steakhouse, Jean George Vongerichten’s Spice Market and JG Steak, The Fountainebleau Miami Beach, St. Regis Hotel NYC, High Cotton and many more.

    We’ll tell you all about the winery, Richards journey in wine and discuss several wines he has produced. www.rowelevenwines.com 

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    Later in the show I’ll be talking to Lela Meadow & Shan Jabara from the Tallgrass Film Festival.

    In addition to showcasing more than 180 films from around the world, the Tallgrass Film Festival features Gala Screenings and Parties, Filmmaker Lab Workshops, Panels, Special Interest Film Programs, Visiting Filmmakers from across the country, and more.

    The 13th annual Tallgrass Film Festival Presented by Consolidated Equities Trust takes place October 12-16 in Wichita, Kansas. There once again is many great films submitted this year.  Learn more at: www.tallgrassfilmfest.com and www.stubbornlyindependent.com and be sure to follow the film festival on Face Book.

    I’m looking forward to one film in particular…

    Sour Grapes is a detective story set against the collision of two worlds – the arcane art of French wine production and the excesses of noughties New York in the lead up to the 2008 financial crash. The film traces the story of the millions of dollars made from the sale of fake vintage wine, which has flooded a susceptible luxury market with counterfeits that still lie undetected in cellars across the world.
    With pockets full of cash, charisma and a preternatural memory for vintages, an unassuming youngRudy Kurniawan earns the reputation of a wine savant, surrounding himself with some of high society’s most fervent wine connoisseurs. But when Bill Koch, a top US collector,and, Laurent Ponsot, a Burgundian wine producer, discover suspicious bottles, a humorous and suspenseful investigation begins into one of the most ingenious cons of our time.  www.sourgrapesfilm.com  On Twitter; @sourgrapesfilm and Facebook; search sour grapes and see their page as well as the event page!

     

    Good Life Guy’s Wines of the Week:
    Some fine vino from Row Eleven Wine Company

      

     

  • Sep 24 – Great Events!!!

    There is so much to do here in the flat lands! Today I’ll be showcasing several events that you need to add to  your calendar and one that you need to be part of TODAY.

    First up is LaLana Moore from Scenic Landscape Water Garden Nursery.  We’ll tell you all about the 2016 Annual Twilight Garden Tour.  The two day event starts Friday October 7, 8:30 p.m. until Midnight, and the same on Saturday.

    From dusk to midnight see Scenic Landscape’s beautiful gardens under night lighting. You’ll find over twenty five water features, illuminated with candles & torches. See a free show Friday and live music Saturday. Stuff your face with popcorn, campfire pit roasted hotdogs and marshmallows and hot apple cider. This event and all of the goodies are totally free, but you can make a donation to Challenge farm orphanage in Kenya. For event details search facebook for Scenic Landscapes Water Garden Nursery.  Ample parking across the street in the church parking lot. 5911 W Maple St.,  Wichita, KS 67209  Questions: (316) 942-4861

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    Then it’s all about the 2016 Wichita Burger Battle  

    It’s goin’ down in Ta-Town! ICT Burger Battle is Wichita’s juiciest throwdown. On this day of glorious, mouth-watering deliciousness, Wichita restaurants will battle it out to determine who can make the BEST, most bomb diggity, thebombdotcom, burger in all of Ta-Town.   The best part? You, my friends, get to sample all the burgers and vote for the People’s Choice Winner.   Location: 612 E William St, Wichita, in the parking lot of the former Spaghetti Warehouse.

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    VIP tickets get in an hour early at 5:00 p.m., General Admission tickets get you in at 6:00 p.m., at 7:00 p.m. the Blues/Rock band Moreland & Arbuckle take the stage…bring your dancing shoes.  Get TICKETS here!

    Proceeds from ICT Burger Battle will go directly to the programs and services KETCH provides to nearly 500 adults with developmental & intellectual disabilities each year.

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    wagonmaster-chili-cook-offAnn Keefer of Wichita Festivals joins us to talk about today’s Wagonmasters Downtown Chili Cook-Off.  Ann has been an integral part of this event for many years and was honored to be selected the “Chili Potentate” in 2014. You may remember I was the “CP” in 2010.  The Potentate this year is 2016 Miss Kansas Kendall Schoenekase 😉

    This year Ann and the staff at Wichita Festivals is competing along with 70 other chili making teams.  The fun starts early in the morning as temas set up and get ready to start cooking at 9:00 a.m.  The public tasting begins at Noon.  You can get a $5 voucher in advance at any Quick Trip or at the event which takes place on East Douglas between St. Francis and the Railroad Bridge downtown Wichita.  Learn more here!

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    Good Life Guy’s Wine of the Week: 
    wine bottle labelNicolas Feuillatte Brut Reserve – Non-Vintage Sparkling Wine from Champagne, France

    It is composed of 20% of the Chardonnay grape variety, for elegance and delicacy, 40% of Pinot Noir, for roundness and structure and 40% of Pinot Meunier for fruitiness. Pale gold in color, abundance of delicate bubbles. Floral aromas of fruit with subtle predominance of white fruits: pear, apple, almonds and hazelnuts. Fresh opening, smooth, pleasant and balanced.  This wine is an ideal accompaniment for Breton lobster and cream sauce, sole morel mushrooms, chicken brochettes with citronella.
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      Wine Spectator – “Chalky in texture and fresh, this version features a hint of smoky minerality underscoring the flavors of ripe pear, candied black currant and lemon meringue pie. Drink now through 2018.”
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    Posted on September 14th, 2016

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    Sep 17 – Ultimate Tailgating Tips

    Football season is here, baseball continues to rock and you need some tips and pointers to enhance your parking lot FUN!

    This week it’s all about Tailgating…

    tailgater-magFirst up is Craig Renfro, CEO/Owner of Tailgater Magazine.  I have been getting the weekly digital updates and love it.  Even if you can’t make every game, there are some great entertaining ideas, info about many of the teams, stadiums and events that make tailgating a blast.  You will hear all about the latest products and gear…grills, coolers, games and more.  You’ll also get some killer recipes for any outdoor gathering but especially in the parking lot prior to the BIG game.  No matter what your sport, this magazine is cool.

    Sign up here for the FREE digital emailed copy now and look in to getting the magazine delivered.  You can get your first edition free.

    Then it’s all about one of the coolest inventions ever for making Tailgating 1st class!  My next guest, Meagan Campbell is the owner of KC Tailgaters.

    KC Tailgaters provides tailgating trailer rentals with everything you need to take your pre-game party up to the next level. All of our tailgate experiences are customized to suit your needs. Our goal is for you to show up and have everything you possibly need for an amazing tailgate party ready to go. Sit back, relax and let KC Tailgaters take care of your next event. Our trailer is great for tailgating, birthday parties, block parties, concerts, corporate functions, happy hours, subdivision movie nights, engagement parties, graduation parties.

    tailgater-trailer Dual 55″ HD TV’s
    Klipsch Sound System
    Direct-TV & MLB Extra Innings
    XBox One Console
    Outdoor party games
    Party King Gas Grill w/utensils
    120 quart slide out cooler
    Two Draft Beer taps
    …and much more!

    913-972-3030  KC Tailgaters  kctailgaters.com

    Image result for 2016 Wichita wagonmasters downtown chili cook offAnd finally, I’ll tell you all about next weeks Wagon Masters Downtown Chili Cook-Off.  It’s Saturday September 24, Noon – 3 p.m.  Since the return to Douglas Avenue the crowds have responded in great numbers. And, the best part…the weather doesn’t matter! Hot, mild or even cold, it’s chili weather! We expect the crowd to be over 9,000 strong and all of them eager to taste some of the best chili in the Midwest!

    Purchase your advance tickets at Quick Trip, over $5000 in prizes, Live entertainment from “Lucky People.”  This years Chili Potentate is 2016 Miss Kansas; Kendall Schoenekase.  Come out and enjoy the FUN rain or shine, hot or cold!  www.wagonmasterschili.com

    Good Life Guy’s Wine of the Week:
    A selection of great craft beers available by the bottle or keg from Wichita Brewing Company (WBC)  www.wichitabrew.com

    I’ll be tasting Half Wit Wheat, Valley View Porter and V.6 IPA

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    Your tailgating isn’t complete without these brews!  Head to the Brewery either East or West or stop by Jacob Liquor and pick up a 6-pack.

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    Posted on September 7th, 2016

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    Sep 10 – The Quick Six Fix & Alexana Pinot Noir

    Looking forward to talking to Chef Stuart O’Keeffe about his new book ” The Quick Six Fix – 6 Ingredients, 6 Minutes Prep, 6 Minutes Cleanup.”

    Save time and simplify with 100 fabulous quick-and-easy recipes—using 6 ingredients, 6 minutes of prep, and 6 minutes of clean up—from celebrity chef Stuart O’Keeffe.

    Image result for quick six fix cookbookPreparing a meal doesn’t need to be difficult or require a lot of time, celebrity chef Stuart O’Keeffe insists. If you work efficiently while keeping your space clean and cook with minimal yet flavorful ingredients, you can get a great meal from stove to table fast. In The Quick Six Fix, he offers dozens of delicious recipes for breakfast, salads, soups, pasta, fish, chicken, pork, beef, sides, and desserts that will get you in and out of the kitchen in thirty minutes or less. Each requires no more than 6 key ingredients, 6 minutes of prep work, and 6 minutes of clean up.

    Chef Stuart begins with the pantry essentials and tools you’ll need to whip up a diverse range of amazing dishes at a moment’s notice, such as his tasty culinary school favorites, Moules Frites and Pistachio Basil Buttered Crispy Salmon. Indulge in delights that pay homage to his native Ireland, including Bangers with a Melted Leek Mash and Cranberry Compote, Sweet Berries “Yorkshire Pudding,” and an Easter dinner favorite, Mustard Crusted Pork with Apple Cabbage Slaw. And savor delights like Mexican Street Corn and the “LA” Cheeseburger influenced by his adopted California home.  Get a copy of the book from Amazon NOW!

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    Chef O’Keeffe

    Stuart O’Keeffe believes in simplicity: Fewer ingredients afford higher quality. With The Quick Six Fix,he teaches you how to take smart shortcuts, like pairing key store-bought items with homemade ingredients, to cut kitchen time and save you money. Illustrated with more than 75 full color photos, The Quick Six Fix is the secret to creating easy-to-make, great-tasting dishes that are sure to wow.

    Stuart O’Keeffe is an Irish-born, California-based chef. He received his degree in culinary arts from the Dublin Institute of Technology, trained in Bordeaux and the Napa Valley, and starred in Stuart’s Kitchen on Irish television. He has appeared as a featured chef on the Food Network and many other national television shows. He lives in Los Angeles.  Learn more about Staurt: www.chefstuart.com

    Joining me in the second half is Alexana Winemaker Bryan Weil.

    Bryan Weil

    Bryan Weil

    Originally interested in the culinary arts, Bryan began his career at culinary school in Albany, Oregon where he was encouraged to take a wine and food-pairing course during his studies. It was here that his passion for wine first took hold. At the Joel Palmer House in Dayton, Bryan became the wine steward and his appreciation and love for Oregon Pinot Noir flourished.

    In 2012, Bryan joined Alexana Winery as Associate Winemaker. Working closely with Lynn Penner-Ash, Bryan oversees the production of Alexana’s distinctive wines that speak to the diverse, premium quality of the Revana Vineyard.  www.alexanawinery.com

    Good Life Guy’s Wine of the Week:
    2013 Alexana Pinot Noir – Terroir Selection
    , Willamette Valley Oregon

    alexana-terroir-selection-pinot-noir-willamette-valley-usa-10647825The 2013 Terroir Selection Pinot has spicy aromas with layers of cranberry, cherry cola and violet. On the palate it is smooth and rounded with notes of red licorice, black cherry and roasted nuts. This wine displays great acidity and a lengthy finish.

    Alexana Winery was born of Dr. Madaiah Revana’s love of the great wines of Burgundy. In the spring of 2005, Dr. Revana began a search for both the ideal region and an experienced winemaker with the goal of producing Pinot Noirs that could rival those from Burgundy. His search ended in Oregon’s Willamette Valley, where he met Lynn Penner-Ash. Alexana is named after Dr. Revana’s daughter, Alexandra.

  • Sept 3 – Farmers Market Iron Chef

    If you missed it LIVE… Click here to listen or download this show!

    Just came back from a week in Puerto Vallarta and have been enjoying classic Mexican cuisine all week.  The fun continues today with my guest Pati Jinich author of Mexican Today – New and Rediscovered Recipes for Contemporary Kitchens.  Intriguing recipes for everyday meals from the host of the PBS series Pati’s Mexican Table.

    Due to some scheduling changes, Pati couldn’t join us today…hope to reschedule soon.

    This show ended up being all about the Old Town Farmers Market Iron Chef Competition

    This Saturday will be the 14th Annual Iron Chef Competition at the OTFM. Four of Wichita’s top chefs will be using a “secret ingredient” and products from the market as they accept this culinary challenge. Their creations will be rated by a panel of esteemed judges.

    This year’s contest will feature chef Paul Freimuth from Harvest Kitchen/Bar in the Hyatt, who will be defending his 2015 title. The other competitors will be Travis Joy, who also works at Harvest, Josh Rathbun, the new chef at the Ambassador’s Siena Tuscan Steakhouse, and Ben George, Intrust Bank Arena’s executive chef and a past Iron Chef champion.  People at the market can watch all the action. They can’t taste the food, sadly, but it’s still fun to watch.

    Judges this year; The Wichita Eagles food writer Denise Neil, local wine and food experts Guy and Beth Bower and longtime market manager Pat Randleas. The chefs will find out what the secret ingredient is at 8:30 a.m., and we should choose the winner between 9:30 and 9:45 a.m.   Learn More

       
    And the winner after tough competition was Travis Joy from the Hyatt Harvest Grill…Great stuff!

    Good Life Guy’s Wine of the Week:
    2014 Kendall-Jackson Vintners Reserve Chardonnay
    2014VintnersReserveChard“America’s #1 selling Chardonnay for 23 years and counting! It’s no wonder Vintner’s Reserve Chardonnay is our most popular release. Handcrafted in small vineyard lots throughout the entire winemaking process, our grapes are from California’s cool, coastal growing regions. Vintner’s Reserve Chardonnay is fruit-forward, divinely complex, approachable and exceptionally food-friendly.”

    “Beautifully integrated tropical flavors such as pineapple, mango, and papaya with citrus notes that explode in your mouth. These flavors delicately intertwine with aromas of vanilla and honey to create depth and balance throughout. A hint of toasted oak and butter rounds out the long, lingering finish.”
    – Randy Ullom, Winemaster

    On SALE this week at Jacob Liquor Exchange for only $9.99!

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