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    Posted on July 12th, 2017

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    July 15 – May Fridel & Indian Cuisine

    Good Life Guy LOVES Indian Cuisine!  My guest this week, May Fridel has done a great job of adapting many great recipes to a lower calorie, nutritious and tasty version.  This is one of many books produced in conjunction with the American Diabetes Association.

    May Fridel

    May Fridel

    May Abraham Fridel was born in the Indian state of Kerala, one of the spice centers of the world, and comes from a family of spice merchants. With this rich culinary heritage, she learned to cook classic Indian dishes from her family. This is her first book with the American Diabetes Association.
    The Indian Cuisine Diabetes Cookbook brings the taste, aroma, and health benefits of basic and exotic Indian spices into the kitchen for those with diabetes or prediabetes, or those simply looking to eat and feel better. Delicious Indian dishes that are packed with flavor and fiber-rich ingredients are simpler than you think, and the quick, easy-to-make meals have all been adapted to meet the guidelines of the American Diabetes Association. Emphasizing a healthy eating philosophy, this cookbook helps the home cook make non-processed meals from scratch in no time at all.

    Each recipe has been carefully crafted to deliver authentic and bold Indian flavors while using practical techniques and tips for the modern cook who doesn’t have the time nor the complicated tools used in traditional Indian cooking.

    This collection is a culinary trip through the flavors and spices of India.


    Sierra Scott, Ms. Woman USA

    Sierra Scott, Ms. Woman USA

    In the second half my good friend Sierra Scott joins us to talk about her recent participation in the Ms. Woman USA pageant in Florida where she was named Ms. Woman USA in a field of extremely talented contestants.

    Most of you may know her from her TV shows; “It’s All Good” or “The Bret & Sierra Show. Or maybe all her charity work and for extensive community involvement.  Tireless and dedicated, Sierra has always done so much for Wichita and the many organizations she has helped in the past.  With her new platform “The Queen under the Crown” will now have an opportunity to share her positive message all over the USA.  This year will be busy but I think we can count on her returning to Wichita…there’s no place like home!


    Good Life Guy’s Wine of the Week:
    Something cool, refreshing and perfect for Indian Cuisine!


    2015 Dr. Konstantin Frank Semi-Dry Riesling, New York Finger Lakes
    wine bottle labelThe fruit was picked in the early morning to retain freshness and fermented at low temperatures in stainless steel tanks. The fermentation was stopped before dryness to preserve the fruity character of this wine. Medium intensity with dominant characters of apricot, honeysuckle, stone fruit and vibrant citrus finish. The light sweetness is well balanced by a soft acidity. A versatile refreshing wine to enjoy on its own or with a wide range of foods.  James Suckling 91

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    Posted on July 8th, 2017

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    July 8 – Prairie Hill Vineyards

    If you missed it LIVE… Click here to listen or download this show!

    Coming to you today from my good friend Dan Stockemer’s Prairie Hill Vineyards located West of Wichita near Colwich Kansas.  Dan has been interested in wine for many years and after moving back from California to his Kansas home always promised his late wife Mary he’d plant a vineyard on the family farm.

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    Dan Stockemer in the Vineyard

    From the first vineyards planted Dan made some respectable wine that we have tasted and talked about on the show years ago.  More plantings of several different grape varieties that do well in Kansas has lead Dan to our mutual friends at Grace Hill Winery in White Water.  Grace Hill now buys much of what Dan grows these days.

    Dan’s focus in the past several years after Mary’s untimely passing has been to make the family farm a show-place vineyard and a pastoral event venue.  Prairie Hill Vineyards is a great place to have a wedding, his daughter Danielle was one of the first to do just that.  A large pond, water features and an almost botanical array of beautiful plants and flowers add to the vineyard setting.

    Image result for prairie hill vineyardIn addition to weddings, corporate meetings, family reunions, wine tastings, farm-to-table dinners, concerts and private parties are all on the list of upcoming events.

    The Wichita Chapter of the American Institute of Wine & Food is having a Food & Wine Pairing event July 20 starting at 7:00 p.m.  Dan will provide a presentation on viticulture in America and Kansas.  Afterwards guests will have the opportunity to “Blind Taste” some great wine and enjoy Hors d’oeuvres.  Visit aiwfwichita.org for more information.

    Prairie Hill Vineyard at Stockemer Farm is located at:
    21421 West 37th Street North, Colwich Kansas

    Good Life Guy’s Wine of the Week:
    Something Dan has made from the family vineyard 🙂

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    Posted on June 26th, 2017

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    July 1 – Royal Wine Company

    Jay Buchsbaum

    Jay Buchsbaum

    If you missed it LIVE… Click here to listen or download this show!

    This show is interesting…I’ll be speaking with Jay Buchsbaum VP for Marketing and Director of Wine Education at Royal Wine Corporation.

    Royal Wine Corp.’s mission is to be the premier manufacturer, importer and distributor of specialty wines, spirits and liqueurs from around the world.

    The commitment to perfection and family tradition spans over eight generations, and has experienced growth since the beginning.   Royal’s  portfolio of domestic and international wines range from traditional wine producing regions of France, Italy and Spain to up and coming ones like Israel, New Zealand and Argentina.

    Additionally, Royal Wine Corp.’s spirit and liqueur portfolio offers some of the most sought after scotches, bourbons, tequilas and vodkas as well as hard to find specialty items such as flavored brandies and liqueurs.

    royalwine09192016Today the Royal Wine Corporation is the unequivocal leader in the kosher wine and beverage industry, in quality, range of products, modern production methods, innovative packaging and marketing. All Royal products are certified kosher and are therefore prepared in adherence to the highest standards of cleanliness and purity, requiring meticulous care and pristine winemaking conditions.

    Learn more about this fine producer and importer here!

    Good Life Guy’s Wines of the Week:
    bh-cabsauv-full2014 Herzog Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon
    Since 1985, Baron Herzog has set a standard for quality California winemaking. Within this bottle rests a heritage of excellence spanning nine generations, and craftsmanship fit for royalty. Elegant and full bodied with rich notes of black stone fruit, boysenberry, nutmeg and a kiss of oak bring distinction to Baron Herzog Cabernet Sauvignon. Enjoy this wine at room temperature with grilled steak, lamb chops or pasta with red sauce.

    2015 Bartenura Moscato
    Crisp and refreshing, semi sweet, with lingering pear, tangerine, nectar and melon flavors on the finish. Perfect with dessert or fresh fruit, or sipping poolside. This wine has a bright sparkling touch and low Alcohol at only 5% ABV.  It’s sweet but has nice acidity and a beaut
    iful aroma.

    Both wines are available at Jacob Liquor on North Rock Road


  • Jun 24 – Viader Napa

    If you missed it LIVE… Click here to listen or download this show!

    My guest this week is Alan Viader, Director of Operations & Winemaking, Viader Vineyards & Winery


    Janet, Delia and Alan Viader

    VIADER is a leading first growth Napa Valley winery and vineyard estate located just northeast of St. Helena on the steep rocky slopes of Howell Mountain at an elevation of 1300 feet. VIADER is recognized around the world for consistently producing award winning, very limited production red wines and Bordeaux-style blends.

    Founding winemaker Delia Viader, PhD. applies a unique approach to grapegrowing and winemaking, challenging new world conventions while honoring old world traditions; resulting in a highly sought after and coveted cult wine – their flagship VIADER “Liquid Cashmere” Proprietary Red Blend. Delia forged the vision for this hillside estate vineyard and exceptional wine blend in 1986.

    Today, Alan and Janet Viader join their mother Delia in the continuation of the VIADER estate. Through their direct involvement in daily operations, this multigenerational family business manifests a commitment to world-class winemaking and vineyard management, while offering an elevated yet welcoming level of hospitality.

    59358d19e4b093cc18619cff-optimizedBig FUN going on this Saturday at All Things BBQ, it truly is “Where BBQ Legends are Made!” It’s the Kamado Joe Party and cooking demo with special guest Chef Eric Gephart, Kamado Joe Director of Culinary Inspiration.  Eric will be on the patio at All Things BBQ and will be there to cook on and talk about these incredible grills.
    June 24, 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.  Learn more here!

    Good Life Guy’s Wine of the Week:
    2014 VIADER “Liquid Cashmere” 

    VIADER “Liquid Cashmere” shows the typicity and consistency of the VIADER estate with its firm structure influenced by the steep and very rocky volcanic red soils of the eastern slopes of Howell Mountain, and the familiar elegance and harmony created through the combination of Cabernet Sauvignong and Cabernet Franc.

    viader cashmere72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Cabernet Franc from the Viader Estate. Deep ruby red color with generous aromatics and a great balance of sweet fleshy red and blue fruits, with hints of graphite and delicate floral notes. An attractively smooth and seamless mouthfeel. Extensively long layered finish of baking spices, cloves and star anise. Gorgeous to enjoy today; it should evolve into legendary territory in 10 years’ time with more cellaring in the bottle.

    94 points from Wine Enthusiast!
    Check out this cool video of Delia Viader and daughter Janet talking about this splendid red wine.


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    Jun 17 – Dr. Dick Peterson

    If you missed it LIVE… Click here to listen or download this show!

    Today my guest is Dr. Richard Peterson with his new book “The Winemaker.”

    the winemakerThe Winemaker is the fascinating story of a young man born in the depths of the American Depression whose passion for chemistry led him to the very epicenter of the California wine renaissance: a witty and engaging account of life behind the scenes by a leading winemaker for some of California best known wine labels. With candor and fascinating detail, Peterson chronicles how an industry completely decimated by Prohibition was to transform itself with incredible speed into a world-famous wine region. His remarkable journey led him to work alongside many of the most colorful and legendary names who shaped the California wine industry. His  extraordinary depth of experience sheds an entertaining, candid light on the wine industry’s path to success.

    Dick Peterson

    Dick Peterson

    Dick Peterson is well-known in the California wine industry as an innovator, winemaker, educator, international wine judge, viticulture/enology consultant and expert witness in legal cases. After earning a BS in Chemical Technology, a MS in Food Science and a PhD in Agricultural Chemistry, he started his working life in 1958 with E. & J. Gallo Winery in Research and New Product Development. He then replaced the legendary Andre Tchelistcheff as winemaster at Beaulieu Vineyards. He is responsible for creating many well-loved American wines and brands such as Lancers Vinho Branco, Monterey Vineyard and all the original Taylor California Cellars wines. He oversaw the development of Atlas Peak Vineyards, excavating some of California’s largest wine caves.

    Learn more about Dick and order a copy of the book and some wine!

    He is a former president of The American Society for Enology & Viticulture, director of the Wine Institute, and founding member of the Society of Wine Educators and the American Institute for Wine and Food. And by the way…his daughters are equally famous winemaker Heidi Peterson Barrett and her sister Holly a talented Chef.

    Heidi Barrett, 47, has made wines for Screaming Eagle, Grace Family Vineyards, Dalla Valle Vineyards and others. Several of her wines have received perfect 100-point scores from influential critic Robert M. Parker Jr., and sell for thousands of dollars at auctions. Married to Bo Barrett, winemaker at Chateau Montelena in Calistoga, Heidi also has her own two brands, La Sirena and Amuse Bouche.

    Her sister, Holly Peterson, 45, teaches food and wine dynamics at the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone in St. Helena, and heads Sea Star, which imports sea salt from Brittany, France. After she graduated from La Varenne culinary school in Paris, Holly worked at Chateau Mouton-Rothschild, Krug and RemyMartin, and at Tantris, a Michelin three-star restaurant in Munich.

    Good Life Guy’s Wine of the Week:
    2014 Richard G. Peterson Pinot Noir
    Peterson PNLegendary winemaker, Dick Peterson, handcrafted this true, old-world style pinot from his vineyards in the Santa Lucia Highlands AVA situated just south of Monterey Bay.  It is here that Dick planted his vineyard with a footprint unlike any other. Boasting a cool climate and one of the longest growing seasons in California, the Richard G. Peterson property cultivates two distinct clones – Wrotham and R-4. Discovered near Wrotham Village in southeast England; the cuttings were introduced there by the Romans some 2000 years ago. The Wrotham clone produces a uniquely rich color and a spicy characteristic not often found in other Pinot Noir wines. In 1980, Dick Peterson brought the first and only Wrotham cuttings back to California and planted them on his 10-acre property.

    This Pinot Noir is elegant in its Burgundian style and offers an energetic profile on the palate with an array of earthy notes and minerality. Flavors of black currants, cardamom, sautéed porcini mushrooms and smoked game meat complement the wine’s uniqueness. This Pinot Noir will be ready to drink upon release and will continue to age beautifully over the next 25 years.

    “A big and rich style with soft and velvety tannins. Lots of dried-berry and chocolate character. Delicious finish. Drink now.” – James Suckling, December 2016
    Watch this great video with Antonio Galloni of Vinous

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