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Super Bowl Committee Unveils Plan for Downtown Phoenix
Cronkite News
Super Bowl XLIX will be held next year in Glendale, but downtown Phoenix will play a big role as well. At a news conference March 18, the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee announced that downtown will host an outdoor fan campus dubbed Super Bowl Central and the NFL's headquarters and media center. Mayor Greg Stanton said Phoenix is the logical choice for events leading up to the game.
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Wine Tasting in Chandler to Raise Funds for Heart Health
American Foundation for Cardiomyopathy
With wine provided by Page Springs Cellars, the American Foundation for Cardiomyopathy is hosting a Wine Tasting Fundraiser Saturday, April 26, in Chandler. Taking place from 4 to 7 p.m., the event is raising funds to purchase echocardiogram machines, while bringing awareness to cardiomyopathy. Please join the Foundation for an evening of good food, good company and good wine, which is good for our hearts. Purchase your tickets online and visit www.americanffc.org to learn more about cardiomyopathy.
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Page to Launch Advertising Blitz in the Valley
Arizona Daily Sun
Despite the construction of a paved and direct alternate route, some Arizonans seem to be operating under the belief that Page is still cut off from the rest of the state. That opinion, voiced by some Page business owners, is leading to a new media campaign.

Also in tourism news: Tucson Using Computer Program to Drive Tourism (KOLD-TV)

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Disease-Spreading Insect Poses Threat to Arizona Citrus Crop
KNAU-AM
People raised in Arizona might be familiar with the five C's the state is known for: copper, cattle, cotton, citrus and climate. As Arizona Public Radio's Parker Olson reports, one of those five C's is facing danger from a disease-spreading insect.
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Arizona Ranks High for Low Taxes, Lots of Freedom
Inside Tucson Business
Wallet Hub, an aggregator of financial news and information, has ranked Arizona 13th out of 50 states for its taxation rates, while Mercatus Center at George Mason University has ranked Arizona 11th for personal freedom.
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Cottonwood's First Winery to be Housed in Former Church
The Arizona Republic
A former church will become the site of Cottonwood's first winery, with the owners promising the entire wine-making process will be visible from the tasting room. Revelation Wines will take over a spot that housed a Baptist church for the past eight years. One of the owners, Paula Woolsey, said the room is expected to open in the second half of 2014.
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More Butter? Scientists May Have Just the Thing
Wine Spectator
Why do some Chardonnays taste like butter? Thank malolactic fermentation, and a new study could help boost that characteristic in wine.

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10 Best Foodie Spots in Phoenix
USA Today
Savor the Southwest but also sample the diverse fare the area has to offer, advises food critic Barbara Yost in her "10 best" list for Phoenix food lovers.

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Old Town Cottonwood Unveils Its First Winery
Revelation Wines
While numerous tasting rooms fill Old Town Cottonwood in Northern Arizona, Revelation Wines will be the historic area's first full-production winery.

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4 Proven Tricks to Get Facebook Likes on Your Business Posts
Emma Fitzpatrick
Getting likes on your business's Facebook posts may seem like throwing spaghetti against the wall: You know some will stick while others will just flop. Why? It's been a mystery — until a recent study shed some light on the techniques that help get you more "likes."
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Winery Optimizes Profit with Hemp Cellar, Net-Zero Building
GreenBiz.com
Chateau Maris, a bio-dynamic and organic French winery, has created a net-zero energy building by using bricks made from organic hemp and lime. Topped by a green roof with solar panels, it produces as much energy as it consumes.
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'Miracle Machine' a Hoax, But for a Good Cause
Digital Trends
The founders of Miracle Machine promised a countertop device for making wine at home. Instead, they're trying to deliver clean water to impoverished areas of the world.
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The Golden State of Kosher Wine
The Jewish Week
With all the focus on Israeli wines, it is all too easy to lose sight of the fact that there are fantastic kosher wine wines to be found domestically.
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Green Growing Methods on Trial
GoodFood
A French winemaker is being prosecuted by the French authorities for not spraying his vineyard with insecticide. Emmanuel Giboulot is a Burgundy winemaker who began using organic practices in his vineyard in 1985 and has since graduated to biodynamic management. He would lose his certification if he sprayed what he is being asked to spray. But he could go to jail or face a heavy fine if convicted for not spraying.
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