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    Posted on March 14th, 2017

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    Mar 18 – Troy Ball & Pure Heart

    My guest this week is Troy Ball, founder of Asheville Distilling in North Carolina and the author of “Pure Heart – A Spirited Tale of Grace, Grit and Whiskey.”  www.troyball.com

    Image result for Pure Heart Troy BallTroylyn Ball and her husband, Charlie, an engineer and real estate investor, had spent their entire lives in Texas. But after a near fatal trip to the emergency room with their mute, wheelchair-bound son Coulton, they admitted the dust and the heat were too dangerous. To save their boys, the Balls cashed out, sold their beloved farm, and moved to Asheville, North Carolina.

    Nearing fifty, Troy thought her chance at adventure had passed. But in this booming little Appalachian Mountain city of hippies, farmers, artisans, and retirees, she unexpectedly discovered a support network and something she’d never had in twenty-five years of providing round-the-clock care for her special needs boys: the freedom to pursue her own dreams. She struck up a friendship with a legendary eighty-year-old raconteur from the mountains, met his friends, and soon found herself in a rickety country shack with an ingeniously inventive retired farmer trying to create the best recipe ever for traditional mountain moonshine.

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    Troy Ball

    But when the real estate bubble burst and the collapse of her husband Charlie’s new venture in Asheville left them deeply in debt, Troy realized her ten-year business plan for Troy & Sons Platinum Whiskey wasn’t enough. If she was going to save her family—and she was definitely going to save her family—she needed to become the most successful woman in the legal whiskey business. And she needed to do it fast, before the bank took her house, her business, and everything she’d worked so hard to achieve.

    Full of eccentric characters and charming locations—from a “haunted” cabin in the mountains to the last farm in the world to grow heritage Crooked Creek corn—Pure Heart is a charming story of a woman who set out to find a purpose in the most unexpected of places, and ended up finding happiness, contentment, and a community of love and respect.
    Get a copy NOW   😉

    We’ll tell you all about her book and more importantly about the First Class products being produced.

    Troy & Sons Platinum Whiskey, Troy & Sons Oak Reserve Whiskey, and Blonde Whiskey. Troy & Sons Platinum recently received a gold medal for moonshine, the highest possible rating. Troy’s whiskies are handmade in Asheville, North Carolina and made from the pure heart of each distillation. Blonde Whiskey and Troy & Sons Oak Reserve have been rated 92 and 95 points.   Visit:  www.ashevilledistilling.com to learn more and order some!

    From Asheville Distilling…
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    Good Life Guy’s Wine of the Week:
    2014 Kasteelberg Shiraz, Swartland South Africa
    Image result for 2014 Kasteelberg ShirazA complex wine offering the upfront black fruit/berries of a new world Shiraz with spicy nuances on the nose. The palate is concentrated and balanced, showing plums, warm vanilla and spice.  This wine is available in very limited quantities, only 459 Six-packs were produced and Jacob only has 60 of those.  If you were on the Jacob email list you would have had a pre-purchase opportunity!

    Go here to sign up for the Jacob Liquor Exchange email list…do it NOW  :-)

     

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    Posted on March 5th, 2017

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    Mar 11 – Susan’s Kids, Chester’s Pop-Up Italian Restaurant

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    Susan Peters

    We begin this show with a slight variation on the Food, Wine & Fun concept.  My guest is longtime television newscaster and champion of all things Wichita Susan Peters.  After retiring from TV Susan continued her “Susan’s Kids” program that helps find homes for young folks. And now you will see her on in all forms of media helping kids find homes.  Her energy and enthusiasm is contagious…maybe you can help! www.susanskids.org

    Follow Susan on Face Book @susanskidsks

    Hundreds of Kansas children are looking for a family. A home where they can feel safe. A place where somebody cares. A place they can call home, forever.

    As they get older, their chances of being adopted plummet. When they turn 18, that’s it. No more funding. No more guidance. No support network. No more roof over their heads. Children with multiple siblings, older children and those with special needs face the toughest odds.
    Susan Peters wants to make sure that doesn’t happen. She wants to make sure every child has the opportunity to experience a family they can call their own, a sense of belonging, encouragement, support and love. Throughout her career, Susan has made it a priority to give back to the community, and her weekly segments highlighting kids in need of adoption have truly made a difference.
    Now, she is taking that commitment to the next level as she transitions into life post- broadcast journalism. Helping these kids is what she truly wants to do. Her heart is as big as her reputation and her energy is as infectious as it is unstoppable.
    Bobby Lane

    Bobby Lane

    In the second half I’ll be talking to Chester’s Chef/Owner Bobby Lane about the latest edition of the “Pop Up” Restaurant to be featured in Chester’s private dinning room overlooking the lake.  It’s an Italian restaurant with a unique and creative menu, special wines and a great Italian atmosphere. www.chesterschophouse.com

    It all happens on Sundays from now through March.  The pop up restaurant isn’t BIG, but you can order off the Italian menu from the bar area as well.
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    Good Life Guy’s Wine of the Week:
    2015 Remy Pannier Rosé d’Anjo, Loire Valley France $15
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    Light salmon color; spiced strawberry and citrus aromas; light bodied with crisp hints of red cherry fruit; barely off-dry with fresh strawberry fruit  and watermelon flavors and a bright refreshing finish. ABV10.5%   
    50% Cabernet Franc, 40% Grolleau, 10% Gamay
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    Posted on March 1st, 2017

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    March 4 – Garden Show LIVE

    LIVE from the Outdoor Living and Landscape show here in Wichita.  The show runs three days starting this Friday Mar 3rd through 5th at Century-II convention center in downtown Wichita.

    The warm weather has everyone excited about Spring, a little early maybe but it’s never too early to start planning your annual yard maintenance and get ready for a great season of outdoor cooking as you enjoy your backyard.  This years show will be better than ever with something for everyone.  Follow @outdoorlivingandlandscapeshow on Face Book.

    The Outdoor Living and Landscape Show gives homeowners ideas for landscaping, gardening, yard, and other outdoor projects. Learn from the professionals with our seminars, sponsored by K-State Research & Extension – Sedgwick County!  And of course, there will be plenty of opportunities for shopping! Tons of vendors will be there with what you want and need to make your backyard time the best it can be!  Shuttle service from Lawrence Dumont Stadium parking lot to Century II available! It’s free and there is very little delay between shuttles.

    Learn more and plan you schedule so you don’t miss any of the seminars, grilling demos and more:  www.outdoorlivingandlandscapeshow.com

    Good Life Guy’s Wine of the Week:
    2014 Landmark Vineyards Overlook Chardonnay

    Image result for 2014 Landmark Vineyards Overlook ChardonnayAlluring aromas of smoky, toasty oak and rich flavors of fig, apricot and melon give this an appealing, drink-me-now character.  Notes of Meyer lemon, marzipan, toasted almonds, Asian pear, honeysuckle and a hint of Tahitian vanilla. On the palate, notes of apricot, clover honey and toast are in perfect balance with zippy acidity and bright minerality.  This Chardonnay will pair beautifully with lemon and garlic chicken with mushrooms. WS90 WE88

    www.landmarkwine.com

    2014 Landmark Vineyards Overlook Pinot Noir

    Image result for 2014 Landmark Vineyards Overlook Pinot NoirThree appellations are called into service for this red, the majority from Sonoma and Monterey counties, with the remainder from tiny San Benito County.  On the nose, the wine is rich with molasses, cherry, spearmint, black tea, cranberry and plum. The palate features notes of gingerbread spice, red raspberry and grilled mushroom with a lengthy finish of mocha, black tea and forest floor. WE86, International Wine Report 91

    Both of these wines retail for $25 and are sold out at the winery…
    …you can get some now at Jacob Liquor on N. Rock Road for $15.99!

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    Posted on February 21st, 2017

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    Feb 25 – This show was prempted and will air on March 11

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    Susan Peters

    We begin this show with a slight variation on the Food, Wine & Fun concept.  My guest is longtime television newscaster and champion of all things Wichita Susan Peters.  After retiring from TV Susan continued her “Susan’s Kids” program that helps find homes for young folks. And now you will see her on in all forms of media helping kids find homes.  Her energy and enthusiasm is contagious…maybe you can help! www.susanskids.org

    Follow Susan on Face Book @susanskidsks

    Hundreds of Kansas children are looking for a family. A home where they can feel safe. A place where somebody cares. A place they can call home, forever.

    As they get older, their chances of being adopted plummet. When they turn 18, that’s it. No more funding. No more guidance. No support network. No more roof over their heads. Children with multiple siblings, older children and those with special needs face the toughest odds.
    Susan Peters wants to make sure that doesn’t happen. She wants to make sure every child has the opportunity to experience a family they can call their own, a sense of belonging, encouragement, support and love. Throughout her career, Susan has made it a priority to give back to the community, and her weekly segments highlighting kids in need of adoption have truly made a difference.
    Now, she is taking that commitment to the next level as she transitions into life post- broadcast journalism. Helping these kids is what she truly wants to do. Her heart is as big as her reputation and her energy is as infectious as it is unstoppable.
    Bobby Lane

    Bobby Lane

     

    In the second half I’ll be talking to Chester’s Chef/Owner Bobby Lane about the latest edition of the “Pop Up” Restaurant to be featured in Chester’s private dinning room overlooking the lake.  It’s an Italian restaurant with a unique and creative menu, special wines and a great Italian atmosphere. www.chesterschophouse.com

    It all happens on Sundays from now through March.  The pop up restaurant isn’t BIG, but you can order off the Italian menu from the bar area as well.
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    Good Life Guy’s Wine of the Week:
    2015 Remy Pannier Rosé d’Anjo, Loire Valley France $15
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    Light salmon color; spiced strawberry and citrus aromas; light bodied with crisp hints of red cherry fruit; barely off-dry with fresh strawberry fruit  and watermelon flavors and a bright refreshing finish. ABV10.5%   
    50% Cabernet Franc, 40% Grolleau, 10% Gamay
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    Posted on February 14th, 2017

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    Feb 18 – Miele & Rodney Strong Wines

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

    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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