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This is such a busy time of year for fund raising and FUN raising with many great annual charity events that feature food, wine & more.  Turn me on LIVE at 12:05 p.m. Central for The Good Life on KNSS 1330/98.7 and I’ll tell you all about these great events:

Join us for an evening of great music and great food! Shake off those winter blues at Blues and Barbeque! Performances will include two Blues bands with their own distinctive sounds.  Your ticket can get you: Contemporary blues artist Hamilton Loomis, Wichita’s own Jenny Wood and the Watchers, a Hog Wild BBQ Meal and an amazing Silent Auciton.  Proceeds support programs for more than 11,000 youth in southcentral Kansas, it doesn’t get much better!  Tickets will go fast, so get yours today!  10 % Current or former Military Discount Code: Vet 10% Teacher Discount Code: Teach

p2p 2017Then it’s all about Pallette to Palate, one of the Best wine events of the years.

The seventh annual Palette to Palate: Flavor of New Orleans, is a subtle ode to Mardi Gras, light on the bead-throwing and heavy on the vibrant culture New Orleans is famous for. With New Orleans Jazz setting the pace, the artisic influence of NOLA setting the scene, and Larkspur’s decadent plates setting the table, you’ll be transported to The Big Easy with the first sip from your glass.  Let Palette to Palate take you away!

When: Friday, February 24, 2017

Where: NOAH’S Event Venue  | Wichita, KS 
Time: 6:00 p.m. VIP pre-party | 6:30 p.m. Champagne Reception & Silent Auction Opens | 7:45 p.m. Wine Dinner

For tickets and more information, visit the Palette to Palate website at p2pwichita.com.

Denise Neil

Denise Neil

In the second half Denise Neil from the Wichita Eagle joins us to talk about Super Bowl Snacks and the easy foods to make it a party no matter who you cheer for.  You may have seen her article in Wednesdays paper that included recipes from readers.  If you missed it you can find it here.  You’ll find some great recipes including one of mine; Good Life Guy’s Chili Garlic Peanuts…be careful, they are addictive!

Then it’s not one, but two great wines to go with the Super Bowl and your football fare..,.
Learn more about Marietta Cellars

Good Life Guy’s Wine of the Week:
Marietta Cellars Christo Lot number 3
wine bottle labelThe Wine Advocate says – “There are approximately 12,000 cases of the NV Christo Lot 3, which is a hedonistic blend of Grenache, Syrah, Petite Sirah and a touch of Viognier to uplift the aromatics. This is, again, aged in neutral oak for two years and a blend of three vintages: 2011, 2012 and 2013. A wine of exceptional purity and intensity and plenty of character, as this one is 70% Syrah and the rest the other three grapes. It tips the scales at a lofty 15.3% alcohol, but it’s well hidden behind a cascade of blackberry and cassis fruit, roasted meats, steak tartare, licorice and Provençal herbs. It’s a big boy, and that’s exactly the way they want it. This wine should drink well for 7-8 years, but it’s meant to be consumed in its exuberant youthfulness.”  WA91

Marietta Cellars Old Vine Red, Lot number 64

IM14664The Wine Advocate says – “For many years I have been touting the old-vine red put together by Marietta cellars as one of the great values in all of winedom. I got to taste two of the old-vine reds, Lot 64 and Lot 65, and there is no reason to change my opinion. This is a blend of Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Syrah and mixed Italian blacks. It usually hits about 13.5% alcohol, which is modest, and aged largely in neutral oak and stainless steel. Production is about 30,000 cases and, of course, they sell it like they are giving away free hotcakes it is so delicious. The NV Old Vine Red Lot 64, which is already in the marketplace, shows plenty of peppery, meaty, sightly herbal red and black fruits, medium body, loads of fruit and soft tannins in an exuberant, rather spicy, earthy personality.” WA89

Both wines are available at Jacob Liquor Exchange on North Rock Road in Wichita
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