Joining me this week is author James Gabler with his new novel “The Secret Formula
About the author:
James Gabler is the author of Passions: The Wines and Travels of Thomas Jefferson, winner of the Veuve Clicquot 1995 Wine Book of the Year, and a Robert M. Parker, Jr. selection, Wine Book of the Year; An Evening with Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson: Dinner, Wine, and Conversation, 2nd edition; Be Your Own Wine Expert; Wine into Words: A History and Bibliography of Wine Books in the English, Language, 2nd edition, 2004 Gourmand USA Wine Book of the Year; God’s Devil: A Papal Quest, a novel; co-author of the play, Sex, Politics and the American Revolution. Gabler lectures extensively on Jefferson and Franklin throughout the United States.

The Secret Formula

The prize is the Coca-Cola secret formula and money beyond the wildest dreams. Can a young black woman and a limousine driver pull off the greatest heist of all time and walk away multimillionaires? Alex Ivanovich lives and works in Atlanta as a limousine driver. He has a degree in chemical engineering and was trained in espionage and the martial arts. Trapped in a blue collar job, his life changes when he discovers that The Coca-Cola Company has never legally owned its secret formula. Sensing a once in a lifetime opportunity, he buys the formula from a destitute descendent of the formula’s original inventor. Alex crafts a plan to force The Coca-Cola Company to buy his formula. The plan is based on his KBG experience that great wealth and power breed arrogance and indiscretion, which lead to conduct that must be kept secret at all costs. Alex sets out to find what secrets Coca-Cola’s top executives harbor and use those secrets as the catalysts for the sale of his formula.

In the second half I’ll be talking to Tiffany Wilson, Development Director of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation – Heartland of America Chapter, about what has rapidly become one of the BEST Wichita wine events of the year; “The Wichita Wine Opener.”

The 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 6-9pm on Thursday, October 24, 2013 at Abode Venue, located in downtown Wichita. The Wine Opener will be a relaxed, yet lively evening for approximately 350 expected guests.

Ticket Info:

For a $60 ticket, guests receive entrance into the event, all wine and food tastings, a keepsake tasting glass and a tasting journal (the event program). $90 VIP ticket holders receive all of the above plus early access to the Event featuring special vendors and elite wine tastings.

And then it’s all about “Vivino” a cool application that allows you to take label photos to track and learn about the wine your are drinking. ¬†Vivino CEO Heini Zachariassen joins us to tell you all about it. ¬†

Good Life Guy’s Wine of the Week:
2010 Decoy Napa Valley Red Wine
Alluring aromas of blackberry, blueberry, black currant and raspberry are supported by holiday spice notes of cinnamon, nutmeg and cardamom. On the palate, this wine is lush and juicy, with a fleshy mid-palate and soft, velvety tannins. Subtle oak-inspired elements of cedar and walnut accentuate the rich dark fruit flavors, giving them an enticing berry pie/cobbler quality.


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