LIVE from the Wichita Wagonmasters Downtown Chili Cookoff

The 2017 Wichita Wagonmasters Downtown Chili Cookoff is yet again upon us! Saturday, September 30th one Douglas and St. Francis. $5 all the chili you can handle!! Kids Play Zone, Flyovers, Beer, Live music, CHILI, and so much more! Proceeds go to the Good Life Grant which benefits local charities. Come party with the Wichita Wagonmasters and Good Life Guy. Your sure to have a great time!

I’ll be talking to the reigning Chili Potentate Bob Lutz, the famous and overworked 2017 Wagonmasters “Chili Dipper” Steve Moore and many of the contestants and happy participants at this years event.

Join the Party!

Since the return to Douglas Avenue the crowds have responded in great numbers. And, the best part…the weather doesn’t matter! Hot, mild or even cold, it’s chili weather! We expect the crowd to be over 9,000 strong and all of them eager to taste some of the best chili in the Midwest!

The total number of contestants has increased from around 70 the last several years to 92, and the list of participants includes individuals, superior chili competitors, businesses and restaurants. (Shameless plug: For the first time ever, Dining With Denise will have a booth at the cookoff, where She’ll be serving a chile verde made in an Instant Pot pressure cooker.

Good Life Guy’s Wine of the Week:
While the first beverage that comes to mind when thinking chili is beer…
…you might want to try a little Spanish Cava!
NV Poema Brut, Extra Dry & Rose’ 
Poe_cava_brut_btl_230px Poe_cava_xdry_btl_230px Poe_cava_rose_btl_230pxAll three of these Sparkling wines are made in the traditional method with secondary fermentation taking place in the bottle.  The primary grapes are different than French Champagne, in Spain it’s Macabeo, Xarel-lo and Parellada in the blend.  While I like them all, especially at a great price of only $8.99, I think the Extra Dry is perfect to accompany most any chili.

Poema carefully observes the Cava DO’s stringent regulations to craft its top-quality, small-production Cavas, which are made using the same traditional method used in Champagne. The grapes are grown in the limestone hills surrounding Barcelona on vines that are a minimum of 20 years old. A green harvest and careful selection help to ensure that only ripe, pristine grapes are picked. Grapes are harvested manually and pressed in three different wineries close to the vineyards before each lot is fermented separately. With 55% of the must free-run juice, the grapes are fermented in stainless steel tanks, then the lots are blended and second fermentation takes place in the bottle.

Get ya some at Jacob Liquor Exchange on North Rock Road here in Wichita!

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