• great american craft beerWelcome to October – The Midwest Beerfest is right around the corner, October 21-23 so talking about Beer seems like the right thing to do…

    My first guest is Andy Crouch with his new book “Great American Craft Beer.”
    Great American Craft Beer takes readers on a passionate and informative journey through the most palate pleasing ales and lagers produced in America today. Built on the inalienable truth that there is a beer out there for everyone, the book directs readers to focus on the flavors they already enjoy tasting, such as sweet fruits, roasted coffee, or bitter hops. More than 80 styles and 340 beer profiles are accompanied by full-color photographs and illustrations of the beers and beer labels. This unconventional approach allows drinkers of all experience levels to step right up to the bar and order their next pint with confidence.

    In the second half I’ll be talking to Dana Wilson about the First Annual Wichita Wine Opener

    Wine_Opener_logo_blackThe Wine Opener is a national wine tasting series to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.  Held in more than 30 cities, from San Diego to Miami, The Wine Opener will reach an audience of thousands nationwide.  Locally, the Wichita Wine Opener will be held from 7-9pm Tuesday, October 19 at Botanica, the Wichita Gardens.  VIP’s will be entitled to early entry at 6:00pm with an exclusive VIP wine tasting.

    From wine novices to advanced wine enthusiasts, The Wine Opener is a casual and fun evening for all experience levels!  Sip Great Wines poured by international and domestic wineries.  Savor Great Cuisine presented at festive tasting stations, where the area’s hottest chefs prepare their specialties just for you.  Along with delicious food and wine pairings, guests will be treated to lively auctions and entertainment.    Learn More!

    Goodlife Guy’s Wine of the Week:
    2008 Apothic Red, Winemakers Blend

    Watch this Wine of The Week Video

    apothic redA captivating blend of three distinct grapes, with the dark fruit flavors of Syrah, brambly spice of Zinfandel, and a smooth elegance of Merlot.  Apothic Red reveals intense fruit aromas and flavors of rhubarb and black cherry that are complemented by hints of mocha, chocolate, brown spice and vanilla. The plush, velvety mouthfeel and smooth finish round out this intriguing, full-bodied red blend.

    Pick up a bottle at Jacob Liquor Exchange…
    …join me as I taste this new wine for the first time!

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