Live from the 11th Annual Midwest Beerfest at Century II Convention Center, Wichita Kansas

I’ll be talking to some of the folks who will be pouring their brews, and telling you about all the fun to be had at this years Beerfest.  What event allows you to taste more than 350 beers from around the world including microbrews from Kansas, purchase tasty food from local restaurants, and bid on great silent auction items — all while taking a “sip for a scholarship?” The 11th Annual Midwest Beerfest!

Join fellow brew-lovers and increase your beer knowledge from 1-4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 15 at Century II Exhibition Hall, Wichita, Kansas, for a “big brew” adventure and help celebrate our 11th year of great beers, food and fun.

In the second half…

It’s all about wine and a great two day Oregon wine event you should make plans to attend!   We attended last year and will be going to Oregon again this year for ¡Salud! The Premier Oregon Pinot Noir Auction. I’ll be talking to Donna Morris, owner of Winderlea Vineyard & Winery and Co-Chair of the ¡Salud! Steering Committee.

¡Salud! marks the world premiere of Oregon’s finest Pinot Noir. Winemakers from the state’s foremost wineries will debut the 2010 vintage at this benefit for Oregon’s seasonal vineyard workers and their families. This event is the only opportunity to acquire unique cuvées made exclusively for ¡Salud! – the very best of the latest vintage of Oregon Pinot Noir.

Tasting and Big Board Auction – Friday, November 11, 2011
Domaine Drouhin Oregon – 3:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.  Casual Attire

Dinner and Auction Gala – Saturday, November 12, 2011
The Governor Hotel, Portland – 5:00 p.m.,  Black Tie Optional

The ticket price of $395 per person includes the Friday Tasting and Big Board Auction and the Saturday Auction and Dinner. Seating is limited. Click here to purchase tickets online or call (503) 681-1850 with any questions.  Learn more at:

Also be talking to Melissa Burr winemaker at Stoller Vineyards in Oregon about the winery, vineyards and her wines.  May have to crack open on of the Stoller special cuvee wines from last years ¡Salud! that I was lucky enough to win at the Big Board auction.

Watch a video of Guy and Melissa at last years Salud Auction


Good Life Guy’s Wine of the Week:
2008 Stoller Vineyards JV Estate Pinot Noir
Aromas of ripe red raspberries, Bing cherries, floral notes of lilac and violets, barrel spices of cinnamon and clove, and herb de Provence (lavender and green herbal tones/tea leaf). The palate features bramble berry flavors, bright acidity and medium tannins with a real purity of red fruit flavors.

Pick up a bottle at Jacob Liquor Exchange on North Rock Road and join us!

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