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Arizona Uncorking Its Own Wine Country
Los Angeles Times
There are no teeming crowds or overpriced tastings in this young industry. Just enthusiastic winemakers ready to show off the fruits of their labor. Care to taste? Bring your own glass. With the harvest in, the holiday season approaching and Arizona's thermostat dropping, year-end is a smart time to visit its wine country.
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Successful Inaugural 'Wine in the Desert' Arizona Wine Festival Held in Tucson
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The Arizona Wine Growers Association is proud to proclaim the inaugural Wine in the Desert Arizona wine festival a huge success. Approximately 450 attendees enjoyed wines from 15 Arizona wineries. This was the first time an Arizona Wine Growers Association event was held in Tucson, and everyone who participated called for the event to continue as one of AWGA's signature events.

Wine in the Desert featured 15 Arizona wineries from Arizona's three established growing regions. In addition, the event highlighted the industry's partnership with Yavapai College and the University of Arizona's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

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Tickets on Sale Now for Off the Vine Arizona Wine Festival
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Join the Arizona wine industry at the Historic Steam Pump Ranch in Oro Valley for the inaugural Off the Vine Arizona Wine Festival, noon to 5 p.m. Feb. 22. The event will feature exclusive tastings from 15 of Arizona's vineyards and wineries, live local music, great vendors and even better times. Buy your tickets prior to the event to save $5!
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Arizona Vintners Say Demand Still High
Tucson Sentinel
Though national officials are refuting reports of a global wine shortage, Deb Wahl of Oak Creek Vineyards and Winery says increasing demand is pressuring her, and other Verde Valley winemakers, to produce more.
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Glendale to Host 2016 College Football Championship Game
Phoenix Business Journal
The Fiesta Bowl and Glendale will host the 2016 College Football Championship game at University of Phoenix stadium. The Fiesta Bowl had put in a bid for the game in September. Arizona beat out New Orleans and several other cities for the game.
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 AWGA Signature Events

Date Event Location Details
Feb. 22, 2014 Off the Vine Arizona Wine Festival Oro Valley Tickets available now
March 15, 2014 The Art of Arizona Wine Celebration Scottsdale  
June 13-14, 2014 Wine in the Pines Pinetop-Lakeside Save the date
Nov. 14-15, 2014 The Festival at the Farm Phoenix Save the date


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Christmas Shopping for Unique Wine-Related Gifts
The AP via Your Houston News
What makes a great gift for the wine lover in your midst this holiday season? The "Wine Walker" offers advice on finding one-of-a-kind gift opportunities for wine enthusiasts.

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Looking for Wine in All the Wrong Places
Tucson Citizen
The growing of grapes and making of wine is a business that all 50 states in the country are involved in, with many having largely mixed results.

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Sisters Skip Etiquette, Focus on Fun
Arizona Daily Star
Shannon Zouzoulas and her sister Megan Haller think wine should be fun. "We try to do things differently," said Haller. "There are no rules."

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 Business & Marketing


Top 5 2014 Tax Trends That May Be Headed Your Way
Small Business Trends
The government shutdown and the Obamacare rollout debacle, both of which have significant tax implications, dominated the news in 2013. Looking ahead, some tax issues are certain while others are not.
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Marketing and Management Lessons from the Vineyard
Financial Times
It used to be the prerogative of the wealthy and elite, but wine drinking now attracts a wide range of consumers. But the growth in the business has not been mirrored by an increase in business programs to help winemakers capitalize on fresh markets.
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 National News


A Wine Importer Who Turned Bottles Into Stars
The Wall Street Journal
Martine Saunier pioneered an import business that's brought Americans some of the greatest wines of Burgundy and the Rhone.
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The Rise of the American 'Somm'
Punch
The reinvention of the wine professional has resulted in a new brand of next-gen swagger, complete with a revamped lexicon and liberal arts degree. Francis Percival tracks the American transition from "sommelier" to "somm."
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 International News


Assessing Sparkling Wine Quality Using Robotic Pourer, Image Analysis
Vineyard of the Future
Climate change is expected to influence the final quality of sparkling wine, since several compounds, including protein concentration and alcohol, are related to foam stability and the ability of the wine to produce foam.
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    Arizona Tourism Boosted When State Makes Top 100 Wines of 2013 List (San Francisco Chronicle via Arizona Office of Tourism)
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Let the Vino Pour: 'Wine in the Desert' Coming to Tucson (Arizona Daily Star)


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