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Arizona Takes Aim at Wine's Big Leagues
San Francisco Chronicle
Recent years have witnessed a newfound seriousness to viticulture in Arizona, and an influx of winemaking talent. The state is poised to blossom beyond regional status — to become, as Washington and Virginia did, part of the national conversation.
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Join Lawrence Dunham Vineyards for Chiricahua Circle Harvest Celebration
Lawrence Dunham Vineyards
Harvest 2013 is almost over at Lawrence Dunham Vineyards, and it is time to celebrate. It has been a challenging harvest season with hail, a lot of rain and cloudy days making it difficult for the grapes to ripen. Winemaker Curt Dunham said it was an interesting and unpredictable harvest season. "Our Viognier was a superstar producer this year with over 25 tons being harvested when the season is done."
Please register to attend the Harvest 2013 Celebration at Lawrence Dunham Vineyards, where lunch will be paired with LDV wines, winery tours and, depending on how the 2011 red wines are progressing, some barrel tasting. The winery will be in full production, with wine at various stages of development.
Chiricahua Circle Harvest Celebration
When: Saturday, Oct. 5, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where:Lawrence Dunham Vineyards | 13922 S. Kuykendall Cutoff Rd. | Pearce, AZ
Cost: $25 per person for wine club members; $35 per person nonmember
(Registration fee includes lunch paired with wine, tours and barrel tasting)
To register: Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 602-320-1485.
For more details: www.lawrencedunhamvineyards.com
Milestone at Alcantara's Vineyard: 5th Annual Harvest Festival
Alcantara Vineyards & Winery
Join Alcantara Vineyards & Winery in celebrating a milestone: their fifth annual harvest festival in the vineyard! They are presenting two great entertainers this year: Jeordie (11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.) and Dom Giazzon (2:30 to 6 p.m.), along with wine tasting, lunch and more.
Alcantara Vineyards Festival of the Harvest
When: Saturday, Oct. 12, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: 3445 S. Grapevine Way | Cottonwood, AZ
Cost: $40 per person for club members; $45 per person for nonmembers
Price includes festival shirt, festival poster, wine tasting, lunch, cigar and chocolate bars
Reservations: Please call 928-649-8463 in advance
For more details: www.alcantaravineyard.com
Growing a Workforce: Program Readies Students for Careers Making Wine
Launched in 2009 in collaboration with the Verde Valley Wine Consortium and the Cottonwood Chamber of Commerce, Yavapai College's viticulture and enology program offers certificates in viticulture, focusing on the science, production and study of grapes, and in enology, the study of wine and winemaking. David Harris, Yavapai College's director of enology, said the program is a response to the expanding and evolving wine industry in the state.
Arizona Uncorked: Fall Wine Festivals
Arizona Daily Star
Arizona winemakers are celebrating the harvest with statewide fall festivals that kick off next weekend in Sedona. It's a chance to taste the fruits of the vine, meet winemakers and learn their secrets. It's also a chance to celebrate a growing force in Arizona's agri-tourism industry.
Arizona Wines Catching Plenty of Eyes, Palates
Arizona winemakers are giving their Northern California counterparts a run for their money. The three growing regions in the state continue to get national and international acclaim, despite the fact that the industry here is still in its infancy. "Every time we have an event, every time we introduce our wines to new wines enthusiasts, they are immediately converted, they fall in love with Arizona wines," said Patricia King, executive director of the Arizona Wine Growers Association.
State Refuses to Consider Liquor License for El Con Wal-Mart
Arizona Daily Star
Wal-Mart won't get another chance to plead its case before the Arizona State Liquor Board for a beer and wine license at its new El Con store. The liquor board unanimously denied an appeal for a rehearing, despite an agreement between the retailer and the surrounding residents who had objected to the liquor license.
The Marketing Costs for a $50 Bottle of Wine
When you buy a $50 bottle of wine, where are all your dollars going? Jo Diaz breaks down the costs of getting that wine to market.
Taking the Tasting Room Out of Wine Country — Smart!
It's not unknown for tasting rooms to pop up in places where no vineyard or winery resides. But it can be risky business, and rare. But a well-placed tasting room is an excellent way for the wine industry to extend its reach, attract new customers and even fill up its winery-based tasting rooms.
Top 12 Tips for Throwing an Amazing Business Event
American Express OPEN Forum
Events are a smart way to attract new customers and thank existing ones. These quick pointers will help make yours a smash hit.
4 Types of Referral Programs Every Business Needs
Duct Tape Marketing
Referral generation is something that should be baked into pretty much every angle possible. It's not something that you do only one time or one way.
Direct-to-Consumer Shipment Growth Leads Wine Metrics
Wines & Vines
August marked the fourth month in a row that direct-to-consumer sales exceeded levels from the same months in 2012. The sustained growth in the segment was the most remarkable of all the positive industry metrics included in the latest report from Wines Vines Analytics, the new name of the wine industry data collection and analytical function of Wines & Vines.
Bottling a 'Victory' for Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton has seen strong encouragement from backers who want her to run for president again in 2016. That support now comes in a sevyal blanc titled "Victory White," from the Clinton Vineyards (no relation) in New York's Mid-Hudson Valley.
Intel Introduces a Wine-Powered Computer Processor
Drinks Business Review
Intel's in-house anthropologist Genevieve Bell has developed a computer chip that is powered by a glass of red wine with two electrodes in it that react with the acetic acid in the wine to produce a current.
Toxicologist Wary of Adding Medicinal Properties to Wine
A leading New Zealand toxicologist is in two minds about applying medicinal additives to food or wine. University of Canterbury (food) expert Professor Ian Shaw says the concept of adding chemicals with medicinal properties to food has been around for hundreds of years. But he says people are really just becoming much more acutely aware of the benefits and pitfalls.
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