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What's in a Name?
Arizona Vines & Wines
What's in a wine name? Is there a right and wrong to the naming method? For a better understanding, Peggy Fiandaca speaks with several Arizona winemakers about their wine naming philosophies.
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Arizona Legislative Report
The month of May ended on a quiet note in the legislative session, with Gov. Jan Brewer approving 201 of the 238 bills that were sent to her for signature; she has vetoed 17 proposed laws. While the state's budget officially remained stalled in the House, significant behind-the-scenes progress was made, sources report.
Viticulturists Invited! Free Webinar Teaches How to Maximize Soil Moisture
Advanced Viticulture and Ranch Systems
The Arizona Wine Growers Association is pleased to sponsor a free online educational seminar of particular interest to the region's viticulturists: "Remote Soil Moisture Monitoring: Use Water Efficiently, Control Plant Growth, Improve Fruit Quality." Space is limited for this June 12 webinar, so sign up today!
Above the Desert, a Vineyard Town Blooms
Along the drive south to the small town of Sonoita, Ariz., it is difficult not to be struck by the sheer beauty of the landscape, where the Tucson desert falls back and gives way to an expanding prairie dotted with ranch houses. The closer you get to Sonoita, its charms — and even its existence — can get called into question, as civilization fades with each passing mile. And yet Sonoita, a town of 800 people about 30 miles from the Arizona-Mexico border, has become a burgeoning tourist magnet.
Epazote Kitchen & Cocktails Working to Draw in Local Diners
Open now for almost a year, Tucson's Epazote Kitchen & Cocktail gives its guests the taste of southwestern cuisine, local food and drinks and beautiful views of the Pusch Ridge Mountains.
Local Film Screened at Cannes Festival
Ahwatukee Foothills News
Phoenix filmmakers Marcus A. Stricklin and Sandy Kim, of Future Legends Production, were invited to the Cannes Short Film Corner for a screening of their film, "The Last Dance," working with children actors from Ahwatukee.
Bisbee Puts Final Stamp on Civil Unions
Sierra Vista Herald
As expected, the Bisbee City Council has approved a revised version of a civil union ordinance which will recognize same-sex and heterosexual couples who want to have legal status for their partnership within the city limits.
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Are Nutritional Labels Coming To Alcoholic Drinks?
The Associated Press via Manufacturing.net
Alcoholic beverages soon could have nutritional labels like those on food packaging, but only if the producers want to put them there.
The Treasury Department, which regulates alcohol, said this past week that beer, wine and spirits companies can use labels that include serving size, servings per container, calories, carbohydrates, protein and fat per serving. Such package labels have never before been approved.
The labels are voluntary, so it will be up to beverage companies to decide whether to use them on their products.
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Wine Grape Demand Strong Even After Big 2012 Crop
Western Farm Press
With the relatively large 2012 crop came the expectation that the 2013 grape market would be less active than last year. That has proven to be somewhat true, but only in the realm of "hyper" activity that leads to rapidly increasing prices.
4 Quick and Easy Ways to Make Proposals More Persuasive
Reality check: Proposal evaluators don't care about your company. Really. They're not mean, they're just busy. They want a simple, straightforward explanation of how your proposal will affect them. They care about benefits, not features, and they want to quickly find them in your document.
The 10 Most Over-The-Top Wine Cellars That Money Can Buy
The Huffington Post
Some homeowners have luxurious wine cellars in their homes that store hundreds or even thousands of bottles. While some of these spaces look more like a restaurants in Las Vegas or the basements of high-end wineries, they are all in fact located in residences across the country.
Solar House Blends In With Surrounding Vineyard
With all the attention wine lovers focus on climate and weather, designer Michael Jantzen has decided to put a similar emphasis on a house that reflects the needs of vintners. The result is the Solar Vineyard House concept, a smaller version of a similar plan Jantzen had proposed last year for a large winery operation.
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