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5 Facts You Didn't Know About America's Wine Regions
The Daily Meal
The Fourth of July may have come and gone, but it's not too late to examine wines made in the USA. A new interactive map of America's wine regions made by The New York Times sheds new light on just how far the U.S. has come to become a major player in the global wine industry.
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Arizona Wine Finally Breaks Through the 90-Point Wine Spectator Barrier
Wine a Bit
Winemakers and Arizona wine lovers have been waiting very, very patiently for this well-deserved day: The day Wine Spectator finally awards this oh-so-fabulous wine from the great state of Arizona a score in the 90s. Page Springs Cellars and Burning Tree Cellars both scored 90 for their 2010 Colibri vineyard wines.
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Job Fair Spotlights the Arizona Wine Industry
Aridus Wine Company
Aridus Wine Company will host its first annual job fair July 20 to introduce the Arizona wine industry to the employment-seeking public. If you are or will be looking for employees in the areas of vineyards, production/winemaking, harvest and internships, general admin/executive admin, hospitality/retail, sales, IT, HR, etc. — this is the venue for you. This event will strive to be informational, educational and hopefully instrumental in creating a workforce pool for our industry.
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Former Quiessence Chef Heads to Tempe for 'Pop-Up' Restaurant
Phoenix Business Journal
Anthony Andiario, who recently worked alongside Greg LePrad at the Farm's Quiessence Restaurant, will take over Tempe's Ncounter space for a "pop-up" restaurant concept dubbed Supper — open for the next three weekends only. Each night only 30 to 40 guests will be served.
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Winemaking in Rio Verde?
AZ Wine Lifestyle
A recent question from a reader prompted AZ WINE Lifestyle to look into the rumor of a new Rio Verde winemaker. They turned up Ray Lo Tempio, who shared his home winemaking story with Peddler's Son Produce.
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5 Water-Saving Ideas That Can Go Straight to the Bottom Line
Inside Tucson Business
It is no secret that Tucson and its residents have a longstanding reputation of using water wisely. Other cities and utilities that are now grappling with high water demand and a fluctuating supply often look to Tucson for best practices.
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Organic Spa Owners Eye Potential for Organic Wine
Verde Independent
Sisters Analise and Sarah Williams, owners of Spalon Jerome, have opened and organic spa and salon focusing on beauty treatments — but the grapevines they're tending on the property's patio harbor dreams of future expansion into their own organic wine.
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 AWGA Signature Events 2013

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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!
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Be the Early Bird for Festival at the Farm!
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Register today to get Early Bird pricing for the fifth annual Festival at the Farm, Nov. 15-16 in Phoenix. Sample wine from 30 top local wine growers!

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Yarnell Hill Fire: How You Can Help
The Arizona Republic
The 100 Club of Arizona is coordinating memorial funds for fallen firefighters' families, and the Red Cross Grand Canyon Chapter is handling donations.

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Discover Arizona Wines: Good Reputation Grows
City Sun Times
Scott Stephens, managing partner of Beckett's Table restaurant, says Arizona is producing great wine, which makes it easy to promote.

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 Business & Marketing


3 Ways to Make a Killer Impression Online
Entrepreneur
You can't ignore your web presence if you want to get noticed by potential customers, but simply being active online isn't enough. According to research compiled by Reach Local, an online marketing firm, 97 percent of consumers conduct online research before making a local purchase, and 90 percent say online reviews influence their buying decisions.
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Practical Tips for Documenting Essential Job Responsibilities
Deborah Wipf
Ahhh, summer! Time to head to the beach or nearest pool, fire up the grill and enjoy some time away from the office. But wait — what happens to your work responsibilities when you go on vacation? What if you have to take a sick day? Does it all pile up for you to deal with when you return?
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Can Advocacy Group for Wine Lovers Make a Difference?
Wine Spectator
The American Wine Consumer Coalition will support direct shipping, grocery store sales, privatization, BYOB laws and more.
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Oak and Wine Club Selections
Cellar Notes
The wine delivered by wine clubs, fermented in an oak barrel, is arguably the best way to bring out the most desirable quality and flavor from grapes. As with all products, however, there are disagreements as to what type of oak helps produce the perfect wine, and often it comes down to a matter of personal taste.
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Winemaker Marc Mondavi: Discover Supernatural Wines
KNXV-TV
The Divining Rod wines are based on the real-world "magic" of third-generation winemaker and water witch, Marc Mondavi. He has used his proven ability to locate underground sources of water to help establish vineyards for his family and friends.
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Scorching Heat Affects California Fruit
The Packer
Temperatures over 100 degrees hit California's Central and Coachella valleys in the last weekend of June, putting the brakes on fruit growth and harvest crews. But some suppliers of tree fruits, grapes and other crops welcomed a pause after production got off to a fast start.
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