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Kindredship Illustrated by Arizona Winemaking
Tucson Citizen
The new Arizona wine called Kindred has the wine industry abuzz. It was a four-barrel collaboration among some of the most notable vintners in the state — Arizona Stronghold Vineyards, Dos Cabezas Wineworks, Caduceus Cellars and Callaghan Vineyards — whose operations are scattered from one end of the state to the other. Quite a task to manage, and a job well-done. This group effort has gained national attention for Arizona wines.
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Live & Local: Save the Date to Celebrate
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale
Join the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale Sunday, Nov. 3, for a celebration of the best local food, music, wine and spirits Arizona has to offer. Local wineries, breweries and other establishments will feature 20+ choices, and local restaurants will have samplings as well. Meanwhile, the event is headlined by local acts providing live music. Tickets start at $50 ($100 VIP packages), and proceeds directly benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale.

Interested in offering your wines or sponsoring this event? Find vendor information here.

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Page Springs Cellars Plans 8th Annual Harvest Festival
Page Springs Cellars
Join Page Springs Cellars in celebrating the season! The 8th Annual Harvest Festival, Oct. 5, will feature live music, food, wine and entertainment for all ages. General admission tickets, at $40, include a reusable GoVino Harvest Festival glass. Children 12 and under are admitted free, and family events include a hay bale maze, face painting, clowns, water dunk tank, caricature artists and more. For reservations, call 928-639-3004, ext. 222, or email Reservations@pagespringscellars.com, or purchase tickets online.
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Arizona Vintners Host 2nd Euro Wine River Cruise
ExpertClick
Top Arizona winemakers Sam Pillsbury and Eric Glomski will co-host AmaWaterways' Great Capitals and Vintages of the Danube wine cruise on the Danube River, Nov. 6-13. The seven-night cruise from Budapest to Prague will be aboard the newly built AmaPrima, with stops in Vienna, Krems, Dürnstein, Melk, Linz, Passau and Vilshofen.
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Terroir, Arizona-Style
Phoenix New Times
Sam Pillsbury visited France's wine regions last year and found an interesting commonality: the grape's ability to adapt. "With similar soils, we are in many ways mirror opposites, and like the winegrowers of Chateauneuf de Pape — growing the same Rhone varieties — we have adapted specifically to our own terroir," he writes.
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New Bar Focuses on Arizona Wines, Beers
Arizona Daily Star
A new bar in downtown Tucson will stick strictly to Arizona wines and beers when it opens its doors Sept. 1. The Good Oak Bar will be the latest downtown installment of Flagstaff restaurateur Derrick Widmark.
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Home Winemaking: Taking Your Batch to the Next Level
AZWine Lifestyle
Grapes are the lone fruit capable of reaching perfection in the eyes of a winemaker. Mother Nature, however, does not always behave with the winemaker in mind, so it is up to the skilled craftsperson to reign in the fruit and push its juice toward a more balanced and agreeable state.
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Maricopa County Woman First to Die of West Nile Virus This Year
KJZZ
An elderly woman with underlying health issues is the first person in Maricopa County to have died this year from the West Nile virus. Maricopa County Health Director Bob England said the woman's death is a sad reminder of the seriousness of West Nile virus.
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White Mountain Apache Tribe Gains Water Rights
The Associated Press via AZCentral.com
Interior Secretary Sally Jewell has quantified the water rights of the White Mountain Apache Tribe, guaranteeing the tribe can build a dam to capture water from the White River for use in homes on the reservation.
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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!
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4th Annual Grape to Glass Wine Symposium
Lawrence Dunham Vineyards
Escape to the cool mountain area in Southeastern Arizona with two events on one great day, Aug. 3, as the gates swing open at Lawrence Dunham Vineyards.

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Drop in Colorado River Could Hit Property Values
Arizona Capitol Times
A new report claims property values could decline along with projected decreases in the level of the Colorado River, as demand on the river outpaces supply of water in it.

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Win Sonoita 'Wine-cation' of a Lifetime
Arizona Wine Travel Card
The Arizona Wine Travel Card, along with our Sonoita-area wineries and the Tubac Golf Resort & Spa, are excited to be giving away a "wine-cation" package of a lifetime!

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 Business & Marketing


To Survive in 10 Years, Your Business Will Need…
Emma Fitzpatrick
Maintaining your popularity with customers is hard work — and you always need to be 10 steps ahead. A recent study surveyed professionals about the next 10 years of marketing. What will your business needs to remain thriving (and relevant) in 10 years?
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Destination Marketing: Making Global Travel Easy
Archita Datta Majumdar
Travel and tourism today is a billion-dollar industry that lures us to visit new places from time to time. At a time when the world is poised to perfectly harness the shrinking structure of the economy, it takes special strategies like destination marketing to open up new lands and increase footfalls across the globe.
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 National News


Improving Wine Quality Through Sanitation
Wines & Vines
Microorganisms move from becoming a dormant part of a winery's ecosystem to a problem with very few ingredients, many of which are activated by the bustle of crush: nutrients, ambient temperatures, moisture and time.
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Wine Market Council Initiates US Wine Club Study
PRWeb via Virtual-Strategy Magazine
Wine Market Council, the nonprofit association of grape growers, wine producers, importers, wholesalers and other affiliated wine businesses, said it will begin an in-depth survey of its members' U.S. wine clubs. The Wine Market Council Wine Club Survey will provide participating winery members with valuable data on the overall state of wine clubs, specific data on their own wine club and a comparison of their club to others across the country.
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County Officials Compromise on Winery Events
The Columbian
A week after Clark County, Wash., Commissioners David Madore and Tom Mielke disagreed on rules for noise at local wineries and vineyards, Commissioner Steve Stuart offered a compromise that resulted in a unanimous vote on the long-contentious issue.
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