Yes Dorothy…Spring really is right around the corner.

Join me at the Outdoor Living & Landscape show this Saturday.  I’ll be broadcasting LIVE from Century-II and will be talking to many of the vendors and folks that make this event one of the highlights of the year.

The Outdoor Living and Landscape Show gives homeowners ideas for landscaping, gardening, yard, and other outdoor projects. Learn how to save water, what trees are drought resistant, how to grow vegetables and more with our seminars, sponsored by K-State Research & Extension – Sedgwick County!  And of course, there will be plenty of opportunities for shopping! Tons of vendors will be there with what you want and need to make your backyard time the best it can be!

Century II Expo Hall  225 W Douglas, Wichita, KS 67202 – Ph: 316.264.9121Friday,

March 6, 11am-9pm – Saturday, March 7, 9am-9pm – Sunday, March 8,11am-6pm

Tickets available day of show:  Adults $9,Children ages 5-12 $4,Children ages 4 & under admitted free.,Seniors (ages 60+) $7

Get Tickets: WichitaTIX 316.219.4TIX

In the second half I’ll have a brief chat with Allen Shoup.  Allen is widely recognized as one of the founding fathers of the Washington wine industry. He spent 20 years building Chateau Ste. Michelle and its affiliate wineries, serving as the company’s CEO for 17 of those years.  Currently, he is managing partner of Long Shadows Vintners, a company he established in 2002, as well as managing partner of The Benches at Wallula Gap, a spectacular 650-acre vineyard in the Horse Heaven Hills, purchased by Shoup and a small investor group in 2008.

Long Shadows is a continuation of Allen’s on-going commitment to building the reputation of Washington wines.  It is a collection of ultra-premium wineries comprised of internationally acclaimed winemakers from the major wine regions of the world, each a partner in a unique winery dedicated to producing a single Columbia Valley wine representing a “best of type.” All of the wines have enjoyed exceptional acclaim. In 2007, Food & Wine magazine selected Long Shadows as its “Winery of the Year,” a particularly significant achievement given the youth of the project.

March is Washington Wine Month and there are so many great choices available today.  Stop by Jacob Liquor Exchange on North Rock Road and check out the many labels.

Good Life Guy’s Wine of the Week:
2013 Poets Leap Riesling from Long Shadows

poets leapInspired by the greatest wines of Germany and crafted by one of Germany’s most highly acclaimed Riesling producers, Armin Diel, proprietor of the renowned Schlossgut Diel.  The 2013 Poet’s Leap Riesling offers aromas of white peach, jasmine, Thai basil and nutmeg.  Flavors of ripe melon, apricot and an appealing minerality continue across the palate.  An underlying hint of honey sweetness is balanced by a streak of bright acidity that provides a long, clean finish.


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