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New Law Could Expand the Horizons of Arizona Winemakers
KNAU
Arizona winemakers could soon be serving up something much stronger than merlots and chardonnays. New legislation would allow them to produce spirits, like cognac and grappa. As Arizona Public Radio's Aaron Granillo reports, 2014 could turn out to be a good year for Arizona's wine country.
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Reclaimed Water Supporting Yavapai College Vineyards
Verde Independent
Another page was turned this week as Mayor Diane Joens threw the switch on Cottonwood's ever-growing re-use of wastewater effluent, now called "reclaimed water." New pumps southwest of the Cottonwood Wastewater Plant spun into action to begin sending reclaimed A+ water to Yavapai College Southwest Wine Center vineyards in Clarkdale.
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Arizona Wine Growers Plans 2nd Annual 'Wine in the Pines' Festival
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After an enthusiastic reception in 2013, the Wine in the Pines Festival has become an annual event. Join the Arizona Wine Growers Association June 13-14 in Pinetop for this popular event.
The Arizona Wine Growers Association will host the Wine in the Pines Festival June 13-14. Located at Charlie Clark's Orchard in Pinetop-Lakeside, Arizona, this festival will showcase the best wines of Arizona.

The festival will take place in a charming and beautiful orchard beneath apple and cottonwood trees. The grand tasting of the Wine in the Pines Festival will take place Friday, June 13, and Saturday, June 14, from 12 p.m. until 5 p.m.

Click here to purchase tickets and click here to view just a few photos from last year's festival.

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Eat, Play, Stay: Southeast Arizona Getaways
The Arizona Republic
Arizona's wine country has more than just good grapes going for it. Most wineries are situated in scenic desert or grassland locations where there are plenty of parks, trails and small towns to explore.
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World's Best New Brewery Is in a Strip Mall in Suburban Phoenix
Esquire
The Arizona Wilderness Brewing Co., tucked into a strip mall southeast of Phoenix, a tiny, nondescript operation that doesn't distribute its beer any farther than the taps in its pub and never has more than eight offerings available at a time. But the brewery, which opened last September, has a distinction that belies its surroundings and humble size: A few months ago, RateBeer.com, the authoritative and exhaustively comprehensive craft-beer site, named it No. 1 on the list of best new breweries in the world.
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New Date Set for Art of Arizona Wine Celebration
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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 details will be available soon.

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Focusing on the Verde Valley Wine Trail
Troy Media
Within the past five to 10 years several boutique wineries have opened in Arizona's Verde Valley north of Phoenix, creating a new wine culture for locals and visitors alike.

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Wine Festival Moving to Cottonwood
Verde Independent
This year, Page Springs Cellars and other vineyards will present the 10th annual celebration, dubbed the Tilted Earth Wine and Music Festival Saturday June 21, 1-11 p.m.

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Mobile Marketing Platform Offers New Way to Promote Tasting Events
PRWeb via Consumer Electronics Net
Mobile Wine Deals is a digital marketing platform that allows wine merchants, wineries, distributors and brands to promote popular wines, share new products and announce deals directly to consumers via their smartphones and other social media networks. Recently, co-founders Ramsay Tanham and Michael Rabinovici upgraded the app by enabling wineries and merchants to promote tasting events through their mobile platform.
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Attract New Customers with Content Marketing
Emma Fitzpatrick
Content marketing is a new ballpark for advertisers and marketers in every industry. With content marketing, your business will be attracting, engaging, listening to and converting consumers who are already interested in what you have to offer. And it's worth the time investment.
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How the Moon Affects Wine
The Huffington Post
It tugs at the tide, boosts plant growth and helps put us to sleep, but can it really influence the way we taste wine? For centuries, mystics have turned to the moon to guide them. Its phases have served as a reference point for sailors, doctors, farmers and now — wine lovers?
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On This Wine Website, Get More Than You Paid For
Agence France Presse via NDTV
Underground Cellar is making a game of getting more than you asked for when it comes to great wine. Startup founder Jeffrey Shaw — who attended college in Arizona — playfully described it as "wine roulette," only you can't lose and the payout is cabernet sauvignon, merlot, chardonnay or other varietals crafted by renowned vineyards.
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Top 10 Facts About Grapes
Express
Do you know how many individual grapes go into one bottle of wine? Or how many acres in the world are devoted to growing grapes (incidentally, the largest food industry on the planet)? Find out these and other top facts about the grape.
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12 Winemakers to Watch in Champagne
The Drinks Business
A number of cellar masters in Champagne have taken on celebrity status in the wine industry. However, a legion of little-known winemakers has been quietly beavering away behind the scenes, sometimes for decades, doing a sterling job in maintaining the consistency and quality of the flagship brut non-vintage cuvées at their respective houses.
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