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Inaugural Off the Vine Event: On Target for Growing Industry
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The inaugural Off the Vine event, held Saturday, Feb. 22 at Historic Steam Pump Ranch in Oro Valley, was another wonderfully successful Arizona wine event.

Nearly 1,400 attendees from Arizona and far beyond enjoyed wines poured by 16 Arizona wineries at a beautiful venue at the base of the lovely Santa Catalina Mountains. Enjoy a slideshow of Off the Vine moments.

Our last event before the fall, The Art of Arizona Wine Celebration, will be held in Scottsdale on Saturday, March 15. Don't miss it!
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Sunset International Wine Competition Inspires Award-Winning Effort
Sunset
The 2014 Sunset International Wine Competition is your chance to win recognition from a group that is no stranger to recognition itself. Sunset announced this month that its Sunset International Wine Competition was named the winner of Folio magazine's FAME Award for Consumer Recognition Program. Be part of this award-winning endeavor — enter the competition online or download a paper entry form and submit your entry by April 4 to be considered.
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TTB Announces New Interim Guidelines for 'Gluten Free' on Alcohol Labels
WineAmerica
The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau has completed its review of how the FDA's final rule on the use of the term "gluten-free" in the labeling of products under FDA's labeling jurisdiction impacts the TTB's interim policy on gluten content statements in the labeling and advertising of wine, beer and spirits.
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Vagabonding Lulu: Get Your Brix on Route 66
AZ Wine Lifestyle
Whether you "get your kicks" or get your "Brix" — the winemakers' measure of the sugar content of wine — on Route 66, one thing is sure: Fun wine experiences are emerging in northern Arizona.
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Discover AZ Wines: Wine and Chocolate Make Perfect Pairing
City Sun Times
Peggy Fiandaca, president of the Arizona Wine Growers Association and owner of Lawrence Dunham Vineyards, explains why wine and chocolate go so well together.
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Arizona Tourism Leaders: SB 1062 Will Haunt Us for Decades
Phoenix Business Journal
As Arizona's tourism sector continues to feel the long-term effects of the 2010 anti-immigration law, Senate Bill 1070, business travel and convention groups fear the same lasting damage will result from the now-vetoed Senate Bill 1062.

Related:
Brewer vetoes SB 1062, calling it divisive (The Arizona Republic)

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 AWGA Signature Events

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March 15 The Art of Arizona Wine Celebration Scottsdale Tickets available now
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Join The Art of Arizona Wine Celebration
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Join in The Art of Arizona Wine Celebration, a daylong affair exploring two of the world's great passions — artistry and winemaking.

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Winery Celebrates Milestone Anniversary
Page Springs Cellars
As Page Springs Cellars marks its milestone 10th anniversary, they take a moment to look back on the history of wine in Arizona — and beyond.

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Following Verde Valley Wine Trail Into the Future
Verde Independent
The Verde Valley Wine Trail began as an idea with a line on a map, but it has branched in new directions and is producing new and varied fruit.

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Top Wine Trends for 2014
Archita Datta Majumdar
What can we look for in wines this year? The answer is as wide as it is interesting. Wine consumption and revenue figures have been on a steep rise for the last decade. Even the recession could not make much of a dent in the numbers, and the industry seems to have become even more robust than before.
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Getting on Top of Wine's Altitude Problem
The Wall Street Journal
Wines taste very different when served in-flight; a combination of altitude and low humidity tends to accentuate a wine's acidity and alcohol. Meanwhile, the cabin's dry atmosphere will make the tannins more pronounced.
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Top 10 Inspirational Quotes from the World of Wine
Forbes
Wine industry reporter Cathy Huyghe has found inspiration throughout the world of wine — and she's passing along 10 of her favorite quotes to help inspire others.
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The Device That's Opening Palates
The Wall Street Journal
Designed by Greg Lambrecht, a 44-year-old medical device entrepreneur from Massachusetts, Coravin is a tool that took 15 years to perfect. It allows wine to be taken out of a bottle without the cork being pulled.
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Wine Kills Lung Cancer Cells in Lab Tests
Wine Spectator
Canadian researchers have found that both red and white wines halted the spread of lung cancer, but the reds were more effective.
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Climate Change is Making English Wine Better
Marketplace World
The U.K. is seeing much warmer summers, and that's reversed the fortunes of a once derided industry: English winemaking.
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