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New Date Set for The Art of Arizona Wine Celebration
AWGA
Mark your calendars for Saturday, July 12 — the new date for the Art of Arizona Wine Celebration! The event will be held in Scottsdale, and more information will be available soon.
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Third Annual Southeast Arizona Wine Growers Music Fest Set for April 12-13
Sierra Vista Herald
In celebration of the 30th anniversary of Arizona's original and only American Viticulture Area, Kief-Joshua Vineyards 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.
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Arizona Stronghold Wine Featured at Washington, D.C., Tasting
The Washington Post
A three-course dinner and wine tasting is being held Thursday, April 3, at The Daily Dish in Silver Spring, Md. Headlining the tasting menu: wines by Arizona Stronghold.
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Will Above-Average Snowpack Help Colorado River? Too Soon to Tell
Arizona Sonora News Service
It snowed hard all winter in the Rocky Mountains, and come spring that's always been a sign that once the huge snowpack melts, the Colorado River will tumble mightily with a greater bounty of water to keep the Southwest viable.
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Tucson Man Pushes for GMO Food Labels
Tucson News Now
What's in your food? A Tucson man wants labels to be placed on food so you know what you're putting into your body. His group, Right to Know Arizona, is gathering signatures to get an initiative on the November ballot that would require labels be placed on foods that have been genetically altered.
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Wine Tasting to Raise Funds for Heart Health
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With wine provided by Page Springs Cellars, the American Foundation for Cardiomyopathy is hosting a Wine Tasting Fundraiser April 26 in Chandler.

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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.

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Wine Industry Committed to Water Conservation
KTAR
One aspect of Arizona's business industry, growing grapes for wine, is focused on conserving water as best it can while pumping money into the state.

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5 Must-Know Tips for Creating the Ultimate Sales Proposal
Marc Wayshak
By implementing an effective and proven proposal strategy, you can both increase the number of closed sales and the average sale size. Here are five tips to help you create that ultimate sales proposal.
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4 Confusing Tax Issues Small Businesses Often Misunderstand
Business News Daily
Tax season is often the most hectic, confusing time of the year for small business owners. Even if you work with a professional accountant, tax laws constantly change, and you may not fully understand some of them.
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Cornell Shows Off New Teaching Winery
Wines & Vines
Cornell University is giving the New York wine and grape industry a peek at its new teaching winery, stocked with equipment designed to teach viticulture and enology students real-world skills with small-scale examples.
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TTB Issues Ruling Clarifying Bottling Taxpaid Wine in Growlers
Wine America
This week, the TTB issued a ruling clarifying the bottling of taxpaid wine in growlers. This has become a common practice by some retailers (such as Whole Foods) in certain states.
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Get to Know the Global Superstars of Wine
The Wall Street Journal
There are more than 5,000 varieties of wine grapes planted in the world. Luckily, for those new to the subject, only 100 or so have enough appeal to be deemed commercially viable. Luckier still, it's a relatively small number that have found international recognition.
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The Hippest Winery in Mexico Is Made of Recycled Boats
NPR
A lot of artists say they find inspiration in unlikely places. Architects Alejandro D'Acosta and Claudia Turrent, designers based in Ensenada, Mexico, most often find theirs digging through dumpsters and junkyards.
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