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Harvest Time in the Arizona Vines
Tucson Citizen
Grape harvesting is in full swing in the Southeast Arizona vineyards, beginning in mid-August. Crews of paid workers join with volunteers to hand-pick the fields, as each grape is determined to be ripe enough. Then, the crushing process begins. Vineyards are reporting remarkable yields. To celebrate the bounty and hard work, many local wineries are planning public events.
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 Arizona News


Colorado River Drought Leads to Reduced Water Releases
The Arizona Republic
A Bureau of Reclamation study released in August says the Colorado River's worst drought in a century will force reduced water releases from Lake Powell that could affect agriculture, downstream business and hydroelectric power production. Groups urging conservation warned of drastic cutbacks and severe economic implications while state officials and the Central Arizona Project sought to downplay the alarm.
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Arizona Picks a Foliage Fight with Vermont
MSN Money
When tourists think about a trip to Arizona, they're likely pulled by the beauty of the Grand Canyon. Now the state's tourism magazine is aiming to add a new check box: the desert's fall foliage. That's not sitting well with Vermont.
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Page Springs Cellars: 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 Has Booming Bicycle Tourism, Study Claims
Phoenix New Times
A study by the Arizona Department of Transportation seems to show that people come to the state to pedal around — to the tune of $88 million a year.
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 AWGA Signature Events 2013

Date Event Details
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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Live & Local: Save the Date to Celebrate
BGC 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. Find vendor information here.

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We Need Your Feedback! Add Voice to New Council
AWGA
AWGA is seeking input for a new Advisory Council formed by the University of Arizona College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Cooperative Extension Service.

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Festival at the Farm Becoming a Main Event
AWGA
The fifth annual Festival at The Farm, Nov. 15-16, will bring 30 of the state's top wine growers together to showcase their finest wines — and you don't want to miss out. Register today!

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 Business & Marketing


How to Craft Alluring, Effective Social Media Posts
Emma Fitzpatrick
While Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook and the like all fall under the umbrella of social media, using each platform requires an individualized set of tricks and tips. A new study recently found the most effective tips and guidelines for posting on different social media outlets. Implementing these tips will allow your business to see a higher number of likes, retweets, views and — most important — engagement.
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A Beginner's How-to Guide to Wine
Foodbeast
This Beginner's Guide to Wine helps you graciously educate those who draw a blank when asked if they'd prefer shiraz or chianti. The infographic covers all the basics, from proper glass pairings to how long a wine will remain potable opening to correct serving temperatures.
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The Attraction of Magnetic Refrigeration
Andrew Gaved
After years of being viewed largely as the preserve of academic research, magnetic refrigeration has emerged into the mainstream spotlight. The industry now finds itself supporting two separate developments destined for launches in the next two years — one for domestic refrigerators and one aimed initially at retail display counters.
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 National News


More Tasting Rooms Bringing in Secret Weapon: Food
Inside Scoop
Some wineries are stocking their tasting rooms with secret weapons: food. Ranging from full restaurant menus to savory appetizers or fancy chocolates, the food ensures sippers don't go hungry — and it also extends their stay while complementing the wine.
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Online Wine Recommendation Services: Thumbs Up or Thumbs Down?
USA Today
What can't you get from the Web these days? Surf Report takes five online services for a spin to see what they offer. Club W and Tasting Room are two services helping spread the word about the wine industry.
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 International News


Dark, Dusty and Old World? Not These Modern Wine Cellars
The Globe and Mail
Every wine cellar tends to turn out the same: dark, dingy, filled with oak or some other rough wood — and that makes no sense to Robert Cameron, a certified sommelier and interior designer who specializes in statement wine cellars.
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Historians Revive Ancient Roman Grape Growing, Winemaking Techniques
The Drinks Business
Historians in Italy are trying to replicate the type of wine drunk during the Roman empire, after referring to 2,000-year-old texts. The team, based at the University of Catania in Sicily, has planted a vineyard using tools and techniques that were used by the Romans.
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