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Kief-Joshua Vineyards Hosts Festival Marking 30 Years of AVA
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Kief-Joshua Vineyards has announced that in celebration of the 30th anniversary of Arizona's original and only American Viticulture Area, it will be hosting the Third Annual Southeast Arizona Wine Growers Festival, featuring 21 Arizona wineries in one location, April 12-13, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The day will be filled with new wine releases, fabulous winemakers, great wine, food vendors, a professional chili two-day cook-off and live music.
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Arizona Wine Industry Committed to Water Conservation
KTAR
Agriculture is a big part of Arizona's economy. It also is a drain on the state's water supply. But one aspect of the industry, growing grapes for wine, is focused on conserving water as best it can while pumping money into the state.
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Sedona Chosen Among 20 Best Small Towns
Gateway To Sedona
Smithsonian Magazine has named Sedona one of the best small towns to visit in 2014. Sedona was ranked eighth in the lineup of 20 small American towns for many reasons: its vibrant arts community with galleries, shops, restaurants, its outdoor activities amid spectacular scenery, its Southwest/Native American roots — these are just a few.
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Arizona's Microdistilleries on the Rise
Arizona Daily Star
Across the country, the microdistilling industry is growing by about 30 percent each year, and Arizona is home to a handful of craft distillers adding to that trend.
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Students Plan Solar-Powered Winery
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There is a growing appreciation for renewable energy and environmentally friendly practices from businesses. Following this trend, San Diego State environmental science seniors Eddie Hernandez and Tyler Whitfield are helping a San Diego-based winery, Europa Village, plan the installation of on-site solar panels.
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Human Nose Can Detect 1 Trillion Smells
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A 'New' Old Grape: Spigamonti, Candidate for the Wine Mosaic Collection?
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