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Charlie Clark's Orchard Set for Inaugural Festival
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Have you purchased tickets yet for Wine in the Pines? We have a new link here!

The first-ever Wine in the Pines Festival in Pinetop-Lakeside is coming up soon! Held at Charlie Clark's Orchard, this event will showcase the best wines of Arizona, with exclusive tastings on Friday, June 14, followed by the grand tasting Saturday and Sunday, June 15-16. For just $30, you can support the industry, sample the wares of 18 Arizona wineries and enjoy a rustic location that will feel like you've kicked off summer in style.

Buy your tickets now and book your stay in Pinetop/Lakeside!
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Arizona Legislative Report
AWGA
Week 18 of Legislative Session was quiet and uneventful, with a majority of the activity happening behind the scenes. Floor calendars were very light with both houses hearing only a handful of bills. There have been 238 bills passed, 201 signed and still just 12 vetoes.
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Special Feature: Networking Ideas Part II
OWPA via AWGA
Note from AWGA: We would like to occasionally share a weekly email from our friends at the Ohio Wine Producers Association. Please read some helpful tips from Donniella Winchella, executive director of the Ohio Wine Producers Association. Last week she offered insights on attending events, and this week she adds some more helpful tips to the list.

When you attend a luncheon meeting or conference and know there will be networking opportunities, some simple tips and techniques can help you make the most of it. Beyond "not sitting with your friends," per the previous column, these additional networking ideas give you a solid to-do list that will make networking easier and more effective.

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Is Your Tasting Room Successful?
AWGA
Last week we presented AWGA winegrowers with an opportunity to join an interactive video discussion on industry trends hosted by Wine Business Monthly and Silicon Valley Bank. Their 2013 Tasting Room Survey is a compilation of responses from 500 winemakers from across the U.S. and Canada. The purpose of the survey was to determine trends in tasting room and wine club practices and procedures. The report findings were discussed in a May 21 live videocast with author Rob McMillan, founder of Silicon Valley Bank's wine division, Cyril Penn of Wine Business Monthly, Brian Baker of Chateau Montelena and Ahin Thomas of the Vintners' Alliance. Some of the topics covered were direct sales through tasting rooms and revenue generated, fees and fee reimbursement, staff compensation, and detailed wine club metrics. The video playback and presentation are now available online. For a complete transcript of the chat discussion from the video webcast, please check Rob's blog posting. Please click here to answer a brief four-question survey so we can better serve you in future video presentations.If you have any questions, please contact Maria Menard at mmenard@svb.com.

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Discover Arizona Wines: Northern Arizona
City Sun Times
This summer, explore and savor the wines of Northern Arizona. From Prescott to Young and Williams to Camp Verde, Arizona's North Country has become a wine destination. AWGA President Peggy Fiandaca, owner of Lawrence Dunham Vineyards, takes you on a tour of the region in this installment of "Discover Arizona Wines."
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Opinion: Community Events Require Support of Entire Community
Verde Independent
At an economic development forum in February, Grady Gammage Jr. said he would like to see Verde Valley communities have a discussion about cooperative funding for local events. With news about the demise of Camp Verde's popular Pecan and Wine Festival, now is the perfect time to have that discussion.
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Arizona Hops and Vines is Breaking Barriers by Brewing Beer
Tucson Weekly
It's easy to spend an entire day at Arizona Hops and Vines, a winery just off state Highway 82 in Sonoita. Whether you're of drinking age or a kid just along for the ride with your parents, there is something for you to do. Sisters Megan Haller and Shannon Zouzoulas also are creating connections with wine and beer lovers by pairing their wine with local restaurants and inviting workers and owners from breweries and other wineries to their events.
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 AWGA Signature Events 2013

Date Event Details
June 14-16 Wine Festival in the Pines, Pinetop-Lakeside Register NOW!
Sept. 21 Great Arizona Grape Stomp 5K — Willcox Register NOW!
Oct. 12 Great Arizona Grape Stomp 5K — Sonoita Register NOW!
Oct. 19 Great Arizona Grape Stomp 5K — Verde Valley Register NOW!
Nov. 2 Great Arizona Grape Stomp 5K — Fountain Hills Register NOW!
Nov. 15-16 Festival at the Farm Get Tickets NOW!
Dec. 6-8 Tempe Festival of the Arts  


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Festival at the Farm Discount Ends Tomorrow!
AWGA
AWGA's early bird special pricing for the 5th Annual Festival at the Farm ends May 31 — tomorrow! Have you bought your tickets?

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Pick Up Your Mobile Guide to Dog-Friendly Fun
Local Lily
Get a FREE dog-friendly mobile guide featuring locally owned patio restaurants, shopping, events and entertainment that welcome you AND your pet.

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Use of Social Media in Advertising Alcohol
U.S. Treasury
The U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau is weighing in on the use of social media to advertise or promote alcohol.

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Report: Wine Consumption in US to Grow by Nearly 3 Percent Through 2016
Drinks Business Review
The growth of wine consumption in the U.S. during 2011-2016 will be 2 percent more than during the previous five-year span, according to a report by Canadean Wine & Spirits. The report, "The Future of the Wine Market in the U.S., to 2016," says the compound annual growth rate in the 2011-2016 period will be 2.78 percent.
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Remote Soil Moisture Monitoring: Use Water Efficiently, Control Plant Growth, Improve Fruit Quality
Advanced Viticulture
Soil moisture monitoring takes the guesswork out of irrigation scheduling. Irrigation volume and interval between applications will depend upon soil texture, structure, gravel content, effective rooting depth and any layers that restrict downward water movement. This is difficult to quantify unless it is measured.
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8 Keys to a Better Wine Grape Grower Contract
Western Farm Press
A signed wine grape purchase agreement — a.k.a. "the contract" — between a buyer (winery) and a grower is a long-term commitment.
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Wine Grapes Aged for Centuries
Discovery
Genetic analysis suggests grapes were probably first cultivated in southwest Asia during the Neolithic, approximately 8,000 years ago. However, archeological evidence suggests thousands of years passed during which many cultivated grape vines in Europe still produced smaller grapes and lower yields than the thoroughly domesticated grape subspecies.
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Is Making Vegan Wine Difficult?
Wines & Vines
At first glance, wine produced from grapes or other fruit would by definition be vegan. Vegan refers to a strict vegetarian who consumes no animal food or dairy products. But the recent launch of the Vegan Vine Wine Club called that into question.
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