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Gearing Up for Tilted Earth Festival Events
Page Springs Cellars
Tilted Earth Festival's Winemaker Dinner Series get underway this week, with most taking place Friday, June 20, in advance of the festival Saturday. The diners offer a unique opportunity to sample perfectly paired Arizona wine and local chefs' best courses — all while supporting worthy causes and learning more about Arizona's winemakers. Plus, the dinner are the warm-up act for Saturday's Tilted Earth Wine and Music Festival in Cottonwood. Buy your tickets before June 20 and win a FREE bottle of wine!
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Arizona Restaurateurs Relying on Kitchen Incubators
The Arizona Republic
Kitchen incubators, which offer space for rent as well as mentorship for aspiring restaurateurs, have emerged as a culinary business trend over the past five years. Food industry veteran Roy Allen opened the Arizona Culinary and Wine Center in Scottsdale in January. The center, now relocated to Tempe, provides guidance to aspiring restaurateurs while allowing chefs to use the facility's licensed commercial kitchen.
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Project Aims to Detain Rainwater to San Pedro River Aquifers
Arizona Public Media
A new water project in Cochise County near Sierra Vista will slow down the flow of rainwater from the Huachuca Mountains so more of it can seep into the aquifers that feed the San Pedro River.
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Sustainable Wine-Growing Practices Are Taking Over
Archita Datta Majumdar
The Natural Marketing Institute has found that 34 percent of consumers across wine segments consider environmental as well as sustainable attributes when choosing their wine, while 66 percent said they look deeply into the labels for eco-friendly and sustainable practices information. Apart from taste and brands, the environmentally and socially responsible qualities of wine-making have become important criteria for this fast-growing consumer market.
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 AWGA Signature Events

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Aug. 30 The Great Arizona Grape Stomp 5K Series Sonoita Buy tickets now!
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Oct. 18 The Great Arizona Grape Stomp 5K Series Verde Valley Buy tickets now!
Nov. 1 The Great Arizona Grape Stomp 5k Series Fountain Hills Buy tickets now!
Nov. 14-15 The Festival at the Farm Phoenix Buy tickets now!


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Beauty Treatments Based on Wine
Uvinum
Day by day, increasing benefits of wine resveratrol are being discovered, and in the world of beauty, different brands of skin care have begun to use its antioxidant qualities.

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Arizona Grape-Wine Industries Gain Respect
Western Farm Press
Arizona's youthful grape and wine industries are gaining favor quickly, with advantages like affordable land and available water leading to growers' and winemakers' success.

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How the State's Wine Industry Is Blooming
Arizona Public Media
The first winery in Arizona was established in 1973, and the industry took off in the 1990s, with geography and climate as contributors to its continuing growth.

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A Guide to Raising Money for Charity with Wine
WineBags.com
There is more than one way to raise money for a charity with wines. You could host a wine tasting fundraiser, hold an online wine auction or have an all-out wine festival with live music, food and entertainment. Here are some resources to help you raise money for charity with wine, regardless of which option you choose.
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Increase Revenue Through Customer Service
Greg Witz
Today's business world has gone beyond simply having a good product or service at a reasonable price. Social media has increased the importance of customer service, with 78 percent of online customers recommending the brand to a friend after having a great service experience. If customer service was not a priority before, it will be now.
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E-Cep: An American En Primeur
Wine Fashionista
Ask a wine lover or a serious wine collector what one of their biggest gripes is about the wine marketplace and the answer is often not being able to get their hands on that coveted bottle before it hits the marketplace. Enter E-Cep founders Serge Marquie and Sally Wilkinson.
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The Most Powerful Force in Fine Wine Today
Wine Spectator
It's not the big distribution box movers. Rather, it's the small importer evangelicals that are vital and irreplaceable to modern wine appreciation.
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The New Chinese Trademark Law in Effect: The Wine Version
On Reserve
There's been a lot of news over the last few months with respect to China and wine trademarks, especially with respect to French winemakers. On May 1, China's new trademark law went into effect. The new law presents a number of significant changes.
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Israel's Developing Wine Culture
GrapeLines
A recent visit to Israel has reaffirmed enthusiasm for the Holy Land's developing wine culture. Besides the different wineries that seen to be cropping up nearly every week, there is a palpable sense that enjoying wine is becoming as fundamental to Israelis as their love of coffee.
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