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Author: Aaron Diaz

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This Podcast is focused on all things “The Good Life”. We’ll share our perspectives and experiences with you and help you navigate your way toward Living the Good Life. We will help you elevate your game when it comes to hosting, entertaining and enjoying the Good Life. Topics include reviewing and discussing the world’s best STEAKS & GOURMET CUISINE, WINE, CIGARS, BOURBONS & SCOTCHES, COFFEE & ESPRESSO, MUSIC, SPORTS, MOVIES & CINEMA, HOSTING/ENTERTAINING, and more. I will interview winemakers, chefs, cigar aficionados, musicians, baristas, and experts representing every niche of the Good Life to learn new things and stimulate your thinking about Living The Good Life.

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In Episode 23 of "Live the Good Life", Co-Host Adam Diaz records his brother and Host - Aaron Diaz as he demonstrates how to apply high temperature grilling for two bone-in Australian Wagyu ribeye steaks. When preparing bone-in cuts of meat, it’s often a challenge to acquire a uniform level of “doneness” as it takes more heat and generally more time to cook the meat that is closer to the bone. Wagyu ribeyes are a higher grade of steak than USDA Prime, so the marbling, tenderness, ...
In Episode 22 of "Live the Good Life", Host Aaron Diaz interviews one of his very favorite people in the Washington Wine Industry. Ellie Zeron is the winemaker for Elk Haven Winery located on Red Mountain, here in Southeast Washington. In 1999, with her newly acquired degree in Chemical Engineering, she traveled to the U.S. from Venezuela, to learn English and to gain experience in the Oil & Gas industry. While living in Dallas, TX, she met her husband Jamie and they eve...
In Episode 21 of "Live the Good Life", Co-Host Adam Diaz records his brother and Host - Aaron Diaz as he guides you step-by-step, in demonstrating how to prepare and grill a special cut of meat that we found locally, here in the Tri Cities. These Snake River Farms, Gold Grade cuts of meat are simply outstanding. In this episode, we’ll show you how to make a delicious baste for marinading this American Wagyu cut of meat known as “Bavette”. The Bavette steak is a long, flat, t...
In Episode 20 of "Live the Good Life", Host Aaron Diaz interviews the butcher for a local establishment in the Tri Cities that sells some of the world's finest cuts of meat. When it comes to Living the Good Life, USDA prime and luxury high-grade meats are at the top of our list. In the episode, Aaron interviews an expert when it comes to luxury meats. We’ll be discussing his experiences in the meat industry, his knowledge about prime and Wagyu meat, and we’ll learn about his...
In Episode #19 of “Live The Good Life” we introduce you to the world of pipes and pipe tobacco. In this episode, my brother (Co-Host Adam Diaz) and I provide you with some basic information on how to enjoy pipes and pipe tobacco, including different pipe sizes and designs, how to light your pipe, and also how to store your tobacco. We will guide you step-by-step, through the process of how to load your tobacco and prepare your pipe for smoking. We’ll pair our pipe tobacco ex...
In Episode 18 of "Live the Good Life", Host Aaron Diaz records himself in a solo episode, guiding you step-by-step, through the process of how to prepare his Cajun, pan-fried shrimp. This recipe is fast, simple to cook, and can be prepared as an hors d’oeuvre/appetizer or as a main entrée. This recipe is something my family and friends really enjoy, and I’m sure you’ll impress the guests at your next dinner party, with this delicious plate. The meal is paired with a deliciou...
In Episode 17 of "Live the Good Life", Host Aaron Diaz records his brother and Co-Host - Adam Diaz as he guides you step-by-step, in demonstrating how to prepare his amazing fried & baked potatoes with grilled USDA prime ribeyes. He will show you how to create a new glaze for his steaks and then we'll pair our meal with some outstanding Red Mountain wines. After dinner, we will choose some high-end cigars to pair with an amazing local port-style wine to end the evening. ...
In Episode 16 of "Live the Good Life", Host Aaron Diaz interviews a winery owner, an outstanding winemaker, a culinary expert, a wine historian, and a whiskey distiller….all in one human body! We’ll be discussing his experiences in the wine industry, his knowledge about Washington wine history, his wine making approach and some insights into some delicious wine pairing recipes. My guest is JJ Compeau, the owner and winemaker of Narratif Winery & Northwest Wine Collaborative lo...
In Episode 15 of "Live the Good Life", Host Aaron Diaz records his brother and Co-Host - Adam Diaz as he guides you step-by-step, in demonstrating how to prepare his amazing fried rice. In addition, he will show you how to create a simple but delicious steak marinade and then he’ll provide his grilling tips and prepare an absolutely delicious meal you can easily follow, to impress your friends and family. So let’s get this started…. . The official website for this podc...
In Episode 14 of "Live the Good Life", Host Aaron Diaz interviews Justin Michaud, of Coyote Canyon Winery. This year, Justin was a recipient of one of Washington State’s Fantastic Four “Best” Winemakers of the Year. He is the winemaker for Coyote Canyon Winery located in Prosser, Washington. He’s been in the wine business since 2001 and has created quite the pedigree along the way. In performing some due diligence on my next guest, I became even more interested in his...
In Episode 13 of "Live the Good Life", Host Aaron Diaz interviews Shae Frichette, of Frichette Winery. We will be talking about Red Mountain wines, and in particular, Shae's lineup of personally crafted wines. With over a decade of experience co-owning and operating a family-owned winery located smack in the middle of the Red Mountain AVA, we will get acquainted with Shae’s take on wine, her approach to wine making and the latest news from Red Mountain. In addition, we’ll b...
In Episode 12 of "Live the Good Life", Host Aaron Diaz interviews Jeff Andrews, of Andrews Family Vineyards. Our focus is on the Horse Heaven Hills AVA, a beautiful and expansive viticultural region of Southeast Washington wine country. With over 17,000 acres of vineyards, this appellation makes up over 25% of the planted wine grapes in Washington State! Jeff, along with previous generations of his family, have played a key role in farming and growing world class fruit from ...
In Episode 11 of "Live the Good Life", Host Aaron Diaz interviews Jenn Nance, a long-time Pacific Northwest wine expert and former Executive Director of the Red Mountain AVA Alliance. We will chat about wines and current issues facing the wine industry. In addition, we will learn about her latest venture in creating a company, and we’ll discover how she’s continuing to support, promote and enhance the Pacific NW Wine industry. I’ve known Jenn for well over a decade and I’m e...
In Episode 10 of "Live the Good Life", Host Aaron Diaz and his brother, Co-Host Adam Diaz review 4 different cigars and pair these cigars with 4 different drinks. We'll also show you how we prepare our cigars before we smoke. We hope you enjoy this episode as we provide our insights on these award winning cigars and delicious libations. This episode is an experiment for us, as we recorded the bulk of this podcast outside of the studio on my back patio where we typically smok...
In Episode 9 of "Live the Good Life", Host Aaron Diaz interviews Bryce Appleby, Tasting Room Manager for Fidelitas Winery on Red Mountain, in Benton City, Washington. Bryce is a guy who truly personifies "Living the Good Life". He is a family man, an outstanding musician, a gourmet chef, and a very knowledgeable wine expert. In this episode, we get to know Bryce the dad, the manager, the chef and the musician. As a bonus, Bryce brings his guitar, and mesmerizes the au...
In Episode 8 of "Live the Good Life", Host Aaron Diaz interviews Bart Fawbush, owner and Winemaker of Bartholomew Winery in Kennewick, Washington. Bart is one of the Pacific Northwest's best and most innovative winemakers. He brings a unique approach and philosophy to winemaking in Washington State. Bartholomew Winery is located in the Columbia Gardens Wine & Artisan Village, in Kennewick. Bart often uses little-known varietals (specific wine grapes) to craft his u...
In Episode 7 of "Live the Good Life", Host Aaron Diaz is joined by his brother, Co-Host Adam Diaz as they talk about how to prepare delicious Steak marinades. The Diaz brothers will share some great recipes and describe how to create delicious concoctions that infuse the steaks with sweet, savory and spicy flavors while tenderizing the meat at the same time. They will provide you with step-by-step tips on marinading and grilling USDA prime rib-eye steaks that are sure to elevate t...
In Episode 6 of "Live the Good Life", Host Aaron Diaz interviews April Reddout, owner and CEO of Reddout Wine Consulting based in the Tri Cities, Washington. April is an expert wine educator and management consultant who is focused on helping the Northwest Wine Industry across the board. Reddout Wine Consulting aims to help winery owners, winemakers and tasting room staff improve sales, effectively use social media, enhance wine clubs, and improve key aspects of hospitality in tas...
In Episode 5 of "Live the Good Life", Host Aaron Diaz interviews Mr. Daniel Martinez, owner and proprietor of Cigar Savvy in Kennewick, WA. For many Good Lifers, a key component of some relaxing leisure time includes enjoying a smooth cigar. Aaron and Daniel discuss the world of cigars and pipe tobacco and how it so perfectly integrates itself into Living the Good Life. The official website for this podcast is: https://livethegoodlife.buzzsprout.com. For more of ...
In Episode 4 of the "Live the Good Life" podcast, Host Aaron Diaz and Co-Host Adam Diaz take you through a side-by-side comparative wine tasting of two delicious, but very unique Washington State Cabernet Sauvignon wines. The intent here is to reinforce some of the information we shared in Episode 2 - Wine 101, where we discussed the process of wine tasting. Additionally, Aaron made two delicious hors d'oeuvres that paired exquisitely with the wines. The Diaz brothers take y...
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