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TAPAS to Feature Arizona Wine Industry in Seminar, Tasting
Tempranillo Advocates Producers and Amigos Society
Arizona wines and Arizona winemaking will be featured in the sixth annual Grand Tasting of the Tempranillo Advocates, Producers and Amigos Society. The event takes place 2-5 p.m. Sunday, June 23, in the Golden Gate Club at the Presidio in San Francisco. Get your tickets and join more than 35 wineries who are participating!

Special kickoff seminars include "¿Arizona? Growing Spanish Varieties in the American Southwest," moderated by Peter Eastlake, a Food & Wine Magazine Sommelier of the Year for 2013, with panelists including Maynard James Keenan of Caduceus Cellars, Tim White of Arizona Stronghold, Todd Bostock of Dos Cabezas WineWorks, and Kent Callaghan of Callaghan Vineyards.

Plus, the four Arizona panelists will be featured at a winemaker dinner at Destino's in San Francisco on Saturday, June 22.
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Arizona Legislative Report
AWGA
During the first week of May, the Arizona House began to move the budget by assigning it to the Appropriations Committee, which was anticipated to take up the Senate bills as strike-everything amendments (new language) and move them through the process by the end of the second week of May.
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Festival Celebrates Winemakers
Payson Roundup
Pleasant Valley Winery, Gila County's only winery, will offer its wines alongside 18 other Arizona wineries at the inaugural Wine in the Pines Festival in Pinetop June 14-16.

Have you purchased tickets yet for Wine in the Pines? Buy tickets now and support AWGA and Arizona's growing wine industry!

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What Will it Take to Put Arizona Wine on the Map?
Wine Inquirer
The recent news article about four (great) Arizona wine producers getting together to make 100 cases of wine by blending one barrel from the four wineries made its way all the way to Italy (gotta love the Internet). But one wine enthusiast worries this is a first step in a trend that might not do the industry justice.
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Add Fine Food, Wine to Red-Rock Site Vibe
Arizona Daily Star
Sedona has long been known for its galleries and artists' studios, a vibrant New Age community and the natural beauty of brilliant red-rock vistas that take on a deeper hue during the summer monsoons. But in recent years, the artistic enclave of just over 10,000 has gained wide acclaim as a wine and food lovers' destination.
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Hantavirus: What You Need to Know
Arizona Daily Sun
After a Flagstaff woman died from complications of the hantavirus pulmonary syndrome, the Coconino County Public Health Services District is asking residents and businesses to brush up on their knowledge of how to prevent hantavirus.
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House Panel Rejects Governor's Medicaid Plan
Verde Independent
With all Republicans opposed, a House panel voted June 10 to reject the proposal by Gov. Jan Brewer to use federal dollars to expand the state's Medicaid program.
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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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Get your tickets for next week's Wine in the Pines event! Support the industry and sample the wares of 19 Arizona wineries at this first-ever festival!

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Solar House Blends in With Surrounding Vineyard
Earth Techling
With the attention wine lovers focus on climate, designer Michael Jantzen decided to emphasize that in a house that reflects the needs of vintners.

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Is Your Tasting Room Successful?
AWGA
Wine Business Monthly and Silicon Valley Bank offered a recent webinar, now online, revealing results from the 2013 Tasting Room Survey.

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US Wine Label Requirements Come in Line with World Wine Trade Group
Office of the Federal Register
The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau is amending its regulations regarding the mandatory labeling requirements for wine. The regulatory change permits alcohol content to appear on other labels affixed to the container rather than requiring it to appear on the brand label. This change conforms to an agreement reached by members of the World Wine Trade Group.
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Tribes Take to the Vine
Wine Spectator
Native American vineyards are a growing business, with three wineries California, one in Arizona and one in British Columbia. The Chumash are the first to tap one of their own to run the show: Tara Gomez, the 40-year-old daughter of the tribe's vice chairman, is the first head winemaker of Native American descent on the continent.
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Wineries Facing Labor Shortage That Could Affect Harvest, Prices
The Press Democrat via CPA Practice Advisor
Grape growers and farmers throughout California are facing a range of challenges finding and holding on to laborers as they head into harvest. State enforcement agencies are cracking down on wage and labor violations, labor groups and activists are targeting farm companies with negative campaigns, and fewer workers are crossing the border from Mexico.

Related: DOL confronts 'epidemic' of wage-and-hour violations (Thomson Reuters)

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How Does Heat Kill? CDC Issues Safety Warning
MSN News
In just two weeks in 2012, heat killed 32 people in four states — four times the typical average for those states from 1999 to 2009. The CDC says an average of 658 people will die from extreme heat in the U.S. this summer. Take steps now to prevent it.
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10 Cheat-Sheet Tips About Designing Your Website
Mark MacDonald
In college, "cheat-sheet" cards were a big help to study between classes. But as we all know, life isn't about passing exams, it's about learning how to do things properly when the opportunity arrives. When it comes to website design and content, here are 10 quick, easy-to-remember tips that will help you develop websites that work. Use this article as a cheat sheet to ensure you'll pass the test of an effective website.
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