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Discover AZ Wines: Summer Escape to Wine Country
City Sun Times
As the heat moves in to the Phoenix Metropolitan Area, it is time to plan your escape to Arizona's wine country. All of the wine regions are cooler in the spring and summer. And don't think you have to only go to Northern Arizona for cool temperatures. People are surprised that when you visit Southern Arizona, the elevation increases and the temperatures go down.
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The Best American Wine Regions You Haven't Heard of (Yet)
IWA Wine Blog
Sure, those award-winning, coveted bottles from world-renowned U.S. wine regions like Napa, Sonoma and Walla Walla add plenty of cache to any wine collection. But for some variety — not to mention the thrill of discovering secret gems — why not explore one of several up-and-coming wine regions that are just getting uncorked?
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Branding and Packaging Design Agency Joins AWGA
Maximo Branding
Maximo, a branding and package design agency located in Scottsdale, has recently joined the AWGA to help member wineries develop their brands, as well as to help them differentiate themselves in the marketplace.
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Quiessence Hosts Pillsbury Wine Company Dinner
Quiessence at The Farm
Whisk away to the wine groves of Southern Arizona as Sam Pillsbury takes you on a summer wine tasting journey with his collection of exclusive traditional and blended wines at Quiessence at The Farm, planned for Wednesday, June 18, at 6:30 p.m.

Paired with delicate dishes sourced straight from local Phoenix farmers and the Quiessence edible garden, Chef Dustin Christofolo will be creating a four course menu to compliment the tasting.

Call the restaurant at 602-276-0601 to reserve your seat.

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It's Father's Day Wine Deals Time!
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I bet you know a father or two who loves wine. If so, you're in luck, because a couple of our favorite wine clubs have great promotional deals in honor of dad this year!

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Thousands Sample the Best of Willcox
Willcox Range News
The Willcox Wine Country Spring Festival at Railroad Park was jammed with wine aficionados, sampling the reds and whites from 23 southeastern Arizona wineries.

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500 US Wineries May Be Sold Within 5 Years
Wine-Searcher
Want to buy a winery? Here's your chance. The owners of more than 10 percent of wineries on the U.S. West Coast are hoping to sell within the next five years.

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5 Touchpoints to Drive DTC Wine Sales and Keep 'em Coming Back!
Vin65
Online sales are growing at the fastest pace in history, and staying connected to your customers is critical. Here are five customer touchpoints that will drive your DTC wine sales and keep your biggest fans coming back.
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How to Digitally Market to Millennials
Emma Fitzpatrick
Every industry is constantly evolving with each new technology, and soon it will be out with the old and in with the new. The way we learn, talk and tackle tasks is all going to change in the next few years. Wondering what's driving this shift in how we operate?
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Your Secret Shipping Weapon: Analytics
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Have you ever wanted to easily find meaning in your ShipCompliant data or wondered what your most popular varietal or product is in a particular state? Or perhaps you've wondered which orders are unshipped, or even which licenses are expiring without manually sifting through spreadsheets or order data? ShipCompliant Analytics serves up data from your account in easy-to-read, exportable reports so you can quickly locate and review the information you need.
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New Innovations in Wine and Technology: 4 Leaders, 1 Curveball
Forbes
Though winemaking is an ancient craft, current ideas and developments show it is also a very dynamic one. Here are four recent developments for consumers and businesses that impact how we choose, share, purchase and manage wine. Plus another — decidedly non-technological in nature — that keeps the quants in check.
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The Story of Brotherhood, America's Oldest Winery
Hudson Valley Wine Goddess
A soon-to-be-released book commemorates Brotherhood, a winery in the Hudson Valley that is celebrating its 175th anniversary this year — making it America's oldest winery. Do you know the story behind this establishment?
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Park City, Utah, Gets Its First Winery; Inaugural Bottles Expected by July
The Salt Lake Tribune
Utah-based Cognition Winery received a wine-manufacturing license and a package-agency license from the Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control this week. The package license allows the winery to sell its products on-site, and customers will be able to sample before buying.
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Best Resorts for Wine-Loving Baby Boomers
Forbes
Wine and travel have always been closely intertwined. Over the past decade, the hospitality industry has begun banking on that connection, creating a cache of hotels and resorts that are at minimum wine-themed, if not directly tied to vineyards and wineries.
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How Atomic Particles Helped Solve a Wine Fraud Mystery
NPR
In a laboratory, deep under a mile-high stretch of the Alps on the French-Italian border, Philippe Hubert, a physicist at the University of Bordeaux, is testing the authenticity of a bottle of wine. And he's doing it by using gamma rays to detect radioactivity in the vintage.
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South African Wines Now More Readily Available in US
WineBizNews
The past five years have seen the rise of South African wines. Whereas Sweden and the U.K. were South Africa's chief importers in the past, today there are more and more South African wines popping up in U.S. channels.
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