My first guest this week is Kate Welsh from the very informative and fun “Extra Crispy!”  Extra what?  This is a great site with a weekly news letter published about Food, Drink and Culture and even has a video section.  EC offers cutting edge information often in a humerus fashion and is great fun.  Kate is part of the editorial team at Extra Crispy, an avid writer, photographer and more.  She had two articles recently that caught my attention. Both were taste tests, one about grocery store wheat bread and the other about peanut butter, we’ll tell you about both and more.  Click on the pictures below to read both posts at Extra Crispy 🙂






Kate says: “Im a writer and editor in Brooklyn. With extensive experience in editorial, social media, customer experience, and creative realms, I know what it takes to tell a good story to every possible audience. Yep, even that one.” Learn more about Kate. @khwelsh @extracrispy

In the second half I’ll tell you about yet another FUN event that I’m hosting at Wichita’s Botanical Gardens, it’s called “unWINEd” and this months addition is all about the wines of Fall.  The event is Wednesday October 18 starting promptly at 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.  Your’s truly is your wine host and I’ll offer some insight on, you guessed it…wines of Fall. We’ll taste 5 different wines perfect for the drop in temperature and leading us up to the holidays.  Then dinner is served by Sweet Basil and you will be free to taste all the wines again or just enjoy a glass of your favorite with dinner.

Tickets are $45 for Botanica members and $50 for non-members.  You must make a reservation, for more info and to order tickets follow this link or call 316 264-0448.
Botanica, The Wichita Gardens 701 N Amidon Ave, Wichita, Kansas 67203

Good Life Guy’s Wine of the Week:
2014 Benovia Fort Ross – Seaview Chardonnay
Winemaker Mike Sullivan says: “Maybe the most Burgundian Chardonnay in our portfolio, this seductive Chardonnay displays explosive aromas of lime blossom and William Pear with underlying mineral notes. On the pallet the wine displays tension between bright acidity and cool-climate structure framed with flavors of nectarine and lemon custard. This wine is delightfully elegant upon release but will continue to gain complexity with bottle age for 3 to 5 years.”  Robert Parker WA92

Benovia is near the worst of the fires ravage and many who work there including winemaker Mike Sullivan lost their home.  Below is a list of places where you can donate:


  • The Napa Valley Community Foundation: click here.


  • Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit Leadership: click here.


  • American Red Cross Wildfire Relief Fund: click here.


  • Napa Humane Society: click here.



  • Community Foundation of Sonoma: click here.


  • Redwood Empire Food Bank: click here.


  • SHARE Emergency Housing: click here.


  • Sonoma County Animal Services: click here.


                                                   SANTA ROSA

  • Redwood Credit Union Community Fund: click here.


  • You Caring – Tubbs Fire Victims: click here.
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