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Napa, Shmapa! Jerome, Arizona, Is the New Wine Country
Way up north in Arizona, where the oppressive desert heat is cooled by elevated heights, and rumored ghosts never show their faces, lies Jerome — a small city of spirits. An eccentric former copper mining town nestled within the Verde Valley, Jerome has a secret: It is the home of best wine region in the American desert.
Get Your Tickets for 3rd Annual Verde Valley Wine Symposium
Verde Valley Wine Consortium
Calling all wine enthusiasts, wine industry professionals, students and consumers! It's time for the 3rd Annual Verde Valley Wine Symposium, an insightful and intriguing industry event that combines wine education, wine tasting and fundraising. Join the state's wine enthusiasts, growers and producers on Saturday, June 7, from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Verde Valley Campus of Yavapai College in Clarkdale.
Visit www.verdevalleywine.org for tickets.
Willcox: The New Napa?
Willcox Range News
Napa Valley, Sonoma, Willcox. Willcox? Even the most casual consumers of wine recognize the Napa and Sonoma areas of California as some of America's most respected wine regions. Now, the burgeoning Willcox-area wine industry is seeking its own place on the map.
Callaghan's Round Table: Favorite Wine Regions, Wine and Food Pairings
AZ Wine Lifestyle
After discussing Arizona's vintage variation, grape cultivation and the inspiration behind the state's wineries, Kent Callaghan's panel of winemakers look further afield, sharing their favorite wine regions outside of Arizona and offering their advice on pairing wine and food.
Top 6 Tips for Winery Website Redesigns
More and more consumers are researching online before they visit and are judging your winery by its website. How do you know when it is time to re-design your site?
Compliance Should Be Simple — and Sell More Wine
For years compliance has been difficult. While there are a lot of rules and red tape, it shouldn't be that hard. What if compliance was as automatic as credit card processing?
The Ups and Downs of Owning a Wine Store
The Wall Street Journal
Why does wine so much fiscal madness? From collectors who cram cellars with thousands of bottles to Pinot Noir lovers willing to cash out bank accounts to build wineries, a passion for wine is a remarkable — and often risky — driving force.
Wine Barrel Building Is a Slow Dance
The creation of a wine barrel is a slow, measured dance between wood, cooper and fire, says Francis Durand. He should know: For more than 25 years, Durand has been making wine vessels.
A Bug Repellent That Could Save Lives
When is bug spray more than just bug spray? When it's a compound that, according to researchers at Vanderbilt University, is thousands of times stronger than DEET, works on many different insects and could very well save lives.
Society of Wine Educators Takes Certification Worldwide
The Society of Wine Educators announced that it has entered into an agreement with the Pearson VUE testing centers, giving certification candidates the ability to schedule the CSS and CSW exams at any Pearson VUE center in the world.
Prosecutors Demand 14 Years for Wine Scammer
Prosecutors have asked a federal judge to sentence "the biggest and most successful wine counterfeiter in the world" to 14 years in prison, saying the effects of his crimes would be felt for decades.
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