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Discover AZ Wines: The Industry is Growing; Let's Celebrate!
City Sun Times
AWGA President Peggy Fiandaca, owner of Lawrence Dunham Vineyards, offers a bird's-eye view of the growing Arizona wine industry and invites the whole state to participate in Festival at the Farm in this month's "Discover AZ Wines" section.
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Taste of the Verde Valley Returns
Verde Independent
The third annual Taste of the Verde Valley, planned Nov. 2, will incorporate a painted barrel auction with its usual wine, food and entertainment.
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Video: Catching Up with Kent Callaghan
Wine Inquirer
Kent Callaghan of Callaghan Vineyards in Elgin produced his first wine in 1990. With more than 20 years of experience, he has honed his approach to winemaking: straightforward and honest, he integrates lessons learned from the past. After a challenging 2012, punctuated by a freeze and hail that severely reduced yields for so many vintners in Elgin, Callaghan thinks the 2013 growing season may be one of finest vintages of his career, resulting in record yields.
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Change is in the Air: Arizona Stronghold Undergoes a Reorganization
AZ Wine Lifestyle
Since its inception in 2007, Arizona Stronghold Vineyards has been making headlines. Now the company is embarking on one of its biggest evolutions yet: A reorganization is underway, bringing many positive changes and a prosperous future for the brand.
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Vintners Took 2 Paths to Get Into Wine-Making Business
The Arizona Republic
Some people dream of opening a winery. The easiest way to do this is to make a substantial amount of money in another business, "retire" to the country and start a winery. Of course, it was anything but easy to make your money in the first place, and once you open that winery, you'll quickly realize it's the most difficult and expensive job ever.
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 AWGA Signature Events 2013

Date Event Location Details
Nov. 15-16 Festival at the Farm The Farm at South Mountain, Phoenix Get tickets now!
Dec. 14 Wine in the Desert: Discover Arizona Wine Tucson Supporting AWGA's Academic Partners Yavapai College and University of Arizona
Feb. 22, 2014 Off the Vine Arizona Wine Festival Oro Valley  
March 15, 2014 The Art of Arizona Wine Celebration Scottsdale  
June 13-14, 2014 Wine in the Pines Pinetop-Lakeside  


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Sweet Halloween Treats From Near and Far
Wine Spectator
It's nearly Halloween, and whether or not you'll don a wig, some face paint or a costume to mark the occasion, it's the season for something sweet.

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Festival at the Farm Showcases Wine Industry's Progress
AWGA
Check the complete schedule and finalize your plans to attend the fifth annual Festival at the Farm, Nov. 15-16.

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Wine Tasting Room to Open in Clarkdale
Verde Independent
Tool front man Maynard Keenan is opening a wine cooperative in Clarkdale to give young, underfunded winemakers the opportunity to ply their trade.

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Top 10 Ways to Build a Drinks Brand
The Drinks Business
Every brand is trying to shout something different: We're older/newer/purer/more traditional/quirkier than our competitors. Drinks brands that hold people's interest are the ones targeting knowledgeable, discerning consumers and listening to what they want.
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Why Wine Ratings Have Nothing to Do With Price
MarketWatch
There's some thought that the whole rating system has changed wine-making — and not necessarily for the better. But how has it affected the way you price your vintages?
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Disaster Preparation: Helpful Tips for Businesses and Facility Managers
Joy Burgess
A recent survey sponsored by the American Red Cross and FedEx showed that approximately 70 percent of small businesses do not expect to experience a disaster, and half of those surveyed do not have an emergency response plan in place. Don't let this be your business's worst nightmare.
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Wine in Cancer Therapy
Prepared Foods Network
A study from the University of Missouri has found that a compound in wine can be used to boost the effectiveness of radiation-based cancer therapy.
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Wine Clubs: Maybe Not for Everyone
Reuters
Experts say wine clubs may not be the right fit for savvy buyers who can shop for wines at stores with large selections and knowledgeable staff.
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Is World Wine Production at a 40-Year Low?
Wines & Vines
A report from the Australian research arm of investment banking giant Morgan Stanley is creating buzz in the wine community with its announcement that in 2012 global wine production "fell to its lowest levels in more than 40 years." But some North American wine industry experts see the situation differently.
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