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Arizona Governor Jan Brewer Signs SB 1397
Arizona Wine Growers Association
Members and supporters of the Arizona Wine Growers Association implemented a comprehensive legislative strategy this session, which culminated in the successful passage last Wednesday of Senate Bill 1397, enjoying nearly unanimous support. Gov. Jan Brewer signed the bill into law on April 30. The omnibus bill includes several key changes that will help the state's growing wine industry mature and thrive.
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Arizona Wineries That Don't Make Wine Could Lose Their License
Arizona Daily Star
Arizona wineries that do not produce wine or grow grapes will no longer be allowed to operate under a state farm winery license. State lawmakers approved Senate Bill 1397, a sweeping rewrite of the Series 13 farm winery license criteria that requires wineries to manufacture wine on site or produce it from fruit grown on at least 5 acres of land they own or lease. "We have all these business models operating out there, and there really was a need to define what is a farm winery," said Peggy Fiandaco, president of the Arizona Winegrowers Association.
AZ WINE Lifestyle Magazine Gets New Owner/Publisher
AZ Wine Lifestyle
John and Michelle Johnson are the new owners of AZ WINE Lifestyle Magazine and AZWINElifestyle.com. The Johnson family members are the original publishers of Scottsdale Scene Magazine, Sedona Magazine and Sedona Visitors Guide. John and Michelle Johnson are excited about the opportunity to own AZ WINE Lifestyle and plan to keep the content relevant, covering similar topics, including focus on the wines and wineries of Arizona, with content and distribution covering the entire state.
"We are looking forward to continuing the excellence in publishing that has showcased AZ WINE Lifestyle as a leader in the industry," John Johnson said. The Fall 2014 issue will be the Johnsons' first edition, and they are making it a special collector's edition.
Yavapai College Honors Viticulture, Enology Students
Yavapai College honored students Bree Nation and Aaron Weiss as its Outstanding Students in Viticulture and Enology, respectively, at the college's annual recognition event April 22 at the college campus in Clarkdale. Nation and Weiss were among 16 students from the YC Verde Valley and Sedona campuses recognized for outstanding achievements in individual academic programs and national competitions.
How to Help Your Local Winery
Phoenix New Times
After a "fun, exhausting, humbling and enlightening" stint helping plant vines at Sand-Reckoner Vineyards, Rachel Miller has a whole new appreciation for vineyard owners and winemakers, and what goes into growing the grapes to make those precious bottles of vino. Here are Miller's tips to get you going volunteering with local wineries.
Annual Yavapai College Plant-a-Vine Takes Place Saturday
Yavapai College celebrates its third year planting grape vines at the Verde Valley campus in Clarkdale on Saturday, May 3, beginning at 8 a.m. The public is invited to join this day of community service and fun, as the young vines are planted in the student-run vineyard at the Southwest Wine Center.
Great Wines for Spring, from Arizona to Israel
The Arizona Republic
"Spring has sprung," as Mom used to say. It is a most exciting time of year — new life is coming out everywhere. Medium- to heavy-bodied white wines replace reds at this time of year, and there are some delicious choices available — including two from Cochise County.
And Now — The Paper Wine Bottle
Wine Lovers Page
Wine in bottles, wine in jugs, wine in boxes, even wine in cans. Just when we start thinking we've seen every possible way to package the fruit of the vine, along comes an outfit with something completely different: Paper Boy has launched a new line of wines packaged in a standard-size wine "bottle" made of recyclable cardboard.
Marketing with Postcards
Short, crisp and to the point, postcards are one of the best ways to market most any kind of product or service. Closing sales isn't the priority for their short format. Postcards are cheap, easy, hardworking marketing tools.
How Big Data Can Predict the Wine of the Century
Imagine trying to determine if 2013 will be a good year for cabernet because you want to invest in wine futures or want to place an early order. Orley Ashenfelter, an economist, decided to "run the numbers" — and found that decades of experience can be beat by a simple linear equation.
Celebrity Wine Lovers
There are uncounted numbers of celebrities who enjoy good wine. But there's a handful of musicians who take what's in the glass seriously.
Is Everything We Know About Wine Wrong?
Every year, judges give out medals to the world's best wines. But an undercover investigator is questioning their taste buds and asking if "connoisseurs" even exist. See how the Hodgson Studies have shaken the wine world.
Researchers Study Effects of Climate Change on Tempranillo Grape Wines
Climate change is set to affect the quality of the wines of the Tempranillo grape variety, according to the conclusions of a piece of research presented at the conference of the European Geosciences Union in Vienna, Austria.
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