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Arizona Office of Tourism Aims to Attract Summer Vacationers
KTAR
Summers in Arizona might be hot, but that doesn't mean people should avoid touring the state during those months, according to the Arizona Office of Tourism, which is beginning a new advertising campaign aimed at getting the word out that Arizona is home to many summer-friendly vacation destinations.
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Arizona Wine Growers Association Presents Wine in the Pines
AWGA
The Arizona Wine Growers Association is very pleased to invite you to volunteer and participate in the second annual Wine in the Pines event June 13-14. Located at Charlie Clark's Steakhouse in Pinetop-Lakeside, this beautiful property is part of an original homestead. Enjoy exclusive tastings from many Arizona wineries in a charming and beautiful orchard beneath apple and cottonwood trees. Come join us! Volunteers receive complimentary entry, eight tasting tickets and a wine glass.

     Wine in the Pines 2014
     ● LOCATION: Charlie Clark's Steakhouse, 1701 W. White Mountain Rd., Pinetop, AZ 85935
     ● REGISTER TO VOLUNTEER: Purchase tickets

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Arizona Winery Gets Aussie Import Deal
The Shout
Decante This, a burgeoning premium wine importer in Australia, has continued its emphasis on unique international wines with the addition of the first North American winery to its portfolio: Arizona's Pillsbury Wine Company.
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Win a Free Private Tasting for 8 During Summer Concert Series
Kief-Joshua Vineyards
Kief-Joshua Vineyards has a full summer planned for you, starting with the Kief-Joshua Summer Concert Series!

The summer concerts will feature terrific local musicians every Saturday, from 1-4 p.m. at the vineyard.

In addition, Chef Stephen will be on hand, selling sandwiches and other goodies.

Each month, we will hold a raffle for a private education wine tasting class for eight people, valued at $200. The more concerts you attend, the better your odds of winning!

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Tilted Earth Wine and Music Festival Benefits Verde Valley Teens
Page Springs Cellars
Page Springs Cellars turns 10 in 2014, and part of the milestone celebration is the Tilted Earth Wine and Music Festival 2014, taking place Saturday, June 21, at Riverfront Park in Cottonwood. With 16 local wineries, seven live bands, six gourmet food trucks and plenty of activities for the kids, this event will be fun for the whole family! Proceeds benefit the Cottonwood Teen Center.

     Tilted Earth Wine and Music Festival 2014
     ● Date: Saturday, June 21
     ● Location: Riverfront Park in Cottonwood
     ● Time: 1-11 p.m. (doors open noon to midnight)
     ● Tickets: $45 advance; $50 day of show (children 12 and under FREE)

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June 13-14 Wine in the Pines Pinetop Buy tickets now!
July 12 The Art of Arizona Wine Celebration Scottsdale NEW DATE SET!
Nov. 14-15 The Festival at the Farm Phoenix Buy tickets now!


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Napa, Shmapa! Jerome is the New Wine Country
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An eccentric former copper mining town nestled within the Verde Valley of northern Arizona, Jerome has a secret: It is the home of best wine region in the American desert.

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The Future of Wine Is Green and On Tap
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Training Vineyards to Respect the California Drought
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Not so long ago, the Paso Robles groundwater basin was thought to be practically limitless, at least by pro growth adherents. But times have changed, and this Central Coast wine growing region is now facing the most severe drought in recorded history. Many are now looking for ways to protect the basin from further depletion, including a limit on further vineyard expansion.
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Winemakers Turn to Science to Spice Up Their Vino
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People have been making and drinking wine for thousands of years, and its allure can stretch beyond just its taste. It turns out many makers of mass-produced wine are using chemical additives and new technologies to change the flavor.
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The 'Temporibus' Project: Reviving the Wines of Caesar
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Every glass of wine is a journey through time. Studying its history is not simple, useless curiosity; it's a way to understand how the vine has evolved alongside humans. Winemaker Roberto Cipresso of Italy's Veneto region is using that knowledge — and some crowdfunding — to bring back the vines of Julius Caesar's villa.
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Small Wine Producers Imperiled as Chile Wants Higher Tax
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Chilean wineries exported $1.47 billion in bottled wine in the 12 months through March, 2.6 percent more than the previous year. But vintners there are considering ripping up their vineyards as the country plans to raise wine taxes to the highest among wine-producing nations.
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