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    Posted on February 14th, 2017

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    Feb 18 – Miele & Rodney Strong Wines

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    Today it’s all about Miele and the amazing appliances produced by this company.  If you have any of the household names in basic kitchen appliances that are now made in China you know that quality has taken a back seat and become secondary to cheap sticker price.  You also know that those appliances don’t perform well or last like they used to!

    My guest is Jed Karban the Midwest Regional Representative for Miele.

    Image result for miele logoFounded in 1899 by Carl Miele and Reinhard Zinkann as a centrifuge factory, Miele initially became a well positioned supplier for agriculture, with product divisions such as dairy equipment, washing machines, bicycles and even automobiles. Today, the company’s focus is on the claim to global leadership in quality and technology for household and commercial appliances.  www.mieleusa.com

    Miele is an independent family-owned company with the claim to being an industry leader in quality and technology. Miele stands for partnership-based conduct towards its business partners, an employee-focused corporate culture as well as continuity of values, goals and leadership.

    If you want to see a top shelf demonstration kitchen just stop by The Kitchen Place on East Douglas in the Design District.  The new location is bigger and better and has the latest in design innovation, cabinetry, tile, counter tops and so much more.

    3234 E Douglas Ave, Wichita, KS 67208
    www.the-kitchenplace.com
    In the second half winemaker Justin Seidenfeld Joins us to talk about Sonoma’s Rodney Strong Winery.  www.rodneystrong.com
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    Justin Seidenfeld

    Justin’s winemaking career began in Sebastopol, California, where he was an intern at Iron Horse winery in 2005. He quickly rose from cellar hand to taking on winemaking responsibilities which led to a position in 2006 at the venerable Robert Mondavi Winery in the Napa Valley.
    As a harvest enologist at Mondavi, Seidenfeld walked some of California’s premiere vineyards and gained a comprehensive understanding of quality land and viticulture. Continuing on to become an enologist, he took that experience into winemaking and supervised the winemaking of Estancia, Clos du Bois, Simi, and others within the Constellation portfolio. Additional responsibilities included overseeing small lot Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir winemaking. Justin graduated from the University of California, Davis in 2006 with a B.S. in Viticulture & Enology.
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    Good Life Guy’s Wine of the Week:
    The Wines of Rodney Strong
    Our story begins over 55 years ago, when a celebrated American dancer named Rod Strong settled in Sonoma County to pursue a second lifelong creative passion: winemaking. Rodney Strong Vineyards was the 13th winery bonded in the newly discovered Sonoma County wine industry. A trio of winemaking paths crossed when Rick Sayre joined the team as Winemaker in 1979, and again when the Klein Family, 4th generation California farmers, purchased the winery in 1989 and initiated a renewed commitment of modern artisan winemaking. Through the years, Rodney Strong Vineyards has earned the reputation for critically acclaimed Single Vineyard and Reserve wines, stand out Estate releases and best-in-class Sonoma County varietal wines.
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  • Feb 11 – BCC Auction & The 4-Ingredient Cookbook

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    Up first is Mary Moon, Executive Director, Community Advancement for Butler Community College Foundation to talk about BCC’s 20th annual fund raising event “The Butler Benefit Auction.”  Friday March 4th, 6:00 p.m., Butler of El Dorado Hubbard Welcome Center.

    A consistently successful event, The Butler Benefit Auction advances the mission and work of the Butler Community College Foundation, helping to make tomorrow affordable for Butler’s 9,000+ students.  Click here to make reservations. Contact Mary Moon at 218-6338 or 323-6338 or mmoon@butlercc.edu to reserve your table, donate auction items, learn about sponsorship opportunities, or learn more about Butler Benefit Auction.

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    Event Details:
    Honorary chairs, Wink and Libba Hartman
    Presenting sponsor, HollyFrontier El Dorado Refinery
    Fun-filled bidding on live and silent auction items
    Wine reception and plated dinner
    Attendance by 325+ guests
    2015 auction proceeds reached $187,000
    #16 on the Wichita Business Journal’s list of Top 25 Fundraising Events

     

    Then my guest is Nancy Hughes with her latest book: “The 4-Ingredient Diabetes Cookbook: Simple, Quick and Delicious Recipes Using Just Four Ingredients or Less!” another great book in concert with the American Diabetes Association.

    Image result for The 4-Ingredient Diabetes CookbookMaking delicious meals doesn’t have to be complicated, time-consuming, or expensive. You can create satisfying dishes using just four ingredients, or even less! In this new and revised edition of the bestselling 4-Ingredient Diabetes Cookbook, author Nancy Hughes has added more than 25 new recipes that can be made in a snap! With more than 175 quick, easy-to-prepare recipes, this one-of-a-kind cookbook now has recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and everything in between.

    Make the most of your time and money. Home cooks will be amazed at how much can be prepared with just a few simple ingredients.

    About the Author 
    Image result for nancy hughes cookbook authorNancy S. Hughes is the author of more than 13 cookbooks and has contributed to more than 40 others. She has developed recipes and worked as a food consultant for a variety of corporations, organizations, and national magazines, including American Heart Association, Cooking Light, Nestle USA, CanolaInfo, Better Homes & Gardens, Betty Crocker, McCormick, ConAgra Foods, USA Rice Foundation, Diabetic Cooking, and Easy Home Cooking. She and her husband, Greg, live in Daphne, AL.

    Good Life Guy’s Wine of the Week:

    The Wines of Benovia with my good friend Bob Cooley VP for Marketing at Benovia 

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    Posted on February 2nd, 2017

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    Feb 4 – Great Events & Super Bowl Food

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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.

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    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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    Posted on January 23rd, 2017

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    ,Jan 28 – Rolex 24 Daytona LIVE from AUDI Wichita

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    Come join me this Saturday LIVE from AUDI of Wichita 12-1:00 p.m.

    220px-Audi_Logo.svgI will be broadcasting live from the showroom but there is much more going on here today.  The Rolex 24 Hour race at Daytona starts at 1:30 p.m. and will be broadcast live so we can all cheer team AUDI to victory.  In addition to the race there will be some fine new AUDI’s on display, come take a test drive.  1575 N. Greenwich Road Wichita, KS 67206

    audi race carYou won’t want to miss the AUDI R18 Ultra on display, this is the 2011 race car similar to cars being driven at Daytona.  I’ll be telling you all about the AUDI driving experience at Sonoma Raceway, a chance to drive an RS6, an AUDI-TT and R8 V-10 super sports car  on this magnificent road course.

    I’ll have an interview with a 24 hour endurance race driver and share some of the FUN going on in Daytona as the Rolex 24 prepares for the green flag at 1:30 p.m. Central time.  The race will be broadcast not only in the show room but also in the VIP theater upstairs.   Learn more about the race.

    Don’t forget the Cheese Cake Factory upstairs in the VIP lounge…24% discount for the Rolex 24 race day

    Complimentary Wine tasting is between 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., please RSVP to attend:  WichitaRSVP@walser.com

    Good Life Guy’s Wine of the Week:
    2014 Wines of Substance Cs Cabernet Sauvignon
    Image result for 2014 Charles Smith Cs Cabernet Sauvignon“The straight 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon is outstanding. Made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, native fermented, aged in French oak and bottled unfined and unfiltered, it’s a killer value that has lots of blue fruits, violets, graphite and leafy herbs in medium to full-bodied, concentrated, layered style. Savvy readers should buy a case of this and drink bottles over the coming 4-5 years, although I see no reason that it won’t keep longer either.”
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    Grab a bottle or two at Jacob Liquor Exchange

    Come taste this wine at Audi of Wichita between 6-8:00 p.m. Saturday Jan 28, see above for details and to RSVP

     

  • Jan 21 – 2017 BBQ Trends & More!

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    First up is Steven Raichlen, the busiest man in BBQ.  Today we are going to be talking BBQ Trends in 2017.  What to cook, what fire source, what type of grills…you get the picture :-)

    Steven Raichlen is a multi-award winning author, journalist, television host, and now novelist. His books include the international blockbusters The Barbecue Bible and How to Grill and the New York Times bestselling Planet Barbecue. His new novel, Island Apart, tells a story of love, loss, redemption and really good food set on Martha’s Vineyard. Translated into 15 languages, Raichlen’s books have won 5 James Beard Awards and 3 IACP-Julia Child Awards and have sold more than 4 million copies. Raichlen also hosts the popular TV shows, Primal Grill and Barbecue University on PBS, and a French language show called Le Maitre du Grill. He lives and writes in Coconut Grove, Florida, and on Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts.

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    Steven says, “A new year already? You know what that means: It’s time for Raichlen’s predictions for barbecue trends in 2017. The good news? More people are cooking a wider range of foods on a more diverse selection of grills and smokers, using more interesting fuels and flavorings than ever before. The bad news? There is no bad news. Just more great grilling and smoking for the year to come.  www.barbecuebible.com  Steven is on Facebook and Twitter @BarbecueBible

     

    smoking meatLater I’ll be talking to Jeff Phillips self-proclaimed Fire Poker, Pitmaster, and Smoke Whisperer.  Jeff is the man behind Smoking-Meat.com: A network of resources including a 300-page website, a smoking meat forum with more than 81,000 members, a newsletter with more than 300,000 subscribers, and a huge following of facebook fans. All for the sake of smoked meat!

    Good Life Guy’s Wine of the Week:

    2011 Chateau Bel Air Haut-Médoc
    Image result for 2011 Chateau Bel Air Haut-MédocThe grapes are 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc. All of the grapes are hand harvested and vinified traditionally, in temperature-regulated stainless steel vats, with a long final maceration process. The wine is aged 12 months in barrique, 25% new.

    Reviews: “Features dark, roasted alder and mesquite notes mixed together, followed by juicy layers of linzer torte, blackberry pâte de fruit and plum sauce. The long, anise-framed finish displays a serious graphite spine for length and definition. Best from 2014 through 2020.” ~ 91, Wine Spectator 2013

     

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