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Clever White Wine Blend from Vina Robles

Posted on: December 27th, 2011 by Tom Peiffer 1 Comment

North American winemakers aren’t really known for their white wine blends, but there are always pioneers. Namely, Paso Robles producer Vina Robles released one this year that is bound to attract attention from wine drinkers who like flexible food pairing vinos. Made from both Italian and French Rhone grapes, their White4 is an amazing... Read More

Monthly ‘Insider’s View’ Wine Dinners at DPOV

Posted on: December 20th, 2011 by Amy Martin No Comments

If you haven’t been up to Different Pointe of View for one of their Insider’s View Wine Dinners, then you’re missing out. All wine enthusiasts should sign up for one of their intimate wine dinners at least once; it’s an experience you won’t soon forget. Guests are seated at a private table (dinners are... Read More

Vigna Franca: Red Wine of Central Italy

Posted on: December 20th, 2011 by Tom Peiffer No Comments

If you are always on the lookout for a reasonably priced Italian red wine with a little New World flair, an excellent candidate is now available at Total Wine. Many people do not enjoy Italian wines because of their undeserved reputation for a thin body and high acidity, such is not the case with... Read More

Grass Countertop Drying Rack from Boon

Posted on: December 16th, 2011 by Amy Martin No Comments

We are very excited to announce a giveaway with Boon, creators of innovative accessories and tools for busy parents of messy mouths and little movers. From feeding to décor to bath-time tools, Boon has thought of it all. Their mission? To create products that really help parents (and make them look cool in the... Read More

Pointe in Tyme Names New Chef de Cuisine

Posted on: December 16th, 2011 by Amy Martin No Comments

Pointe in Tyme located at the Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort has named Dennis Christenson as Chef de Cuisine. Chef Dennis will be responsible for directing Pointe in Tyme’s kitchen team, creating seasonal menus, and assisting Chef Anthony DeMuro, the resort’s Executive chef. Chef Dennis brings a background of experience working at several Scottsdale... Read More

30 Rock’s Buffalo Chicken Shake: Would you try it?

Posted on: December 16th, 2011 by Amy Martin No Comments

We’ll try anything once, but a Buffalo Chicken Shake? Might be a stretch! 30 Rock SuperFan Robert Bishop (of Lunch Blog KC) and 30 Rock writer Tracey Wigfield conquer one of the show’s most bizarre edible concoctions: the Buffalo Chicken Shake. Robert shares the full recipe for this creation in the video below. Would... Read More

Smashburger Opens Seventh Valley Location Today in North Phoenix

Posted on: December 14th, 2011 by Amy Martin No Comments

Smashburger continues to expand across the Valley as it opens its seventh Valley location today at the Shops at Norterra in North Phoenix. Recently named “American’s Most Promising Company” by Forbes Magazine, they’ve planned a total of thirty locations to open in our area within the next five years. Each Phoenix Smashburger will feature... Read More

Saturday: “Sneaky Diablo” Burger Eating Challenge at Bueno Burger

Posted on: December 14th, 2011 by Amy Martin No Comments

The newly opened Bueno Burger Mex American Grill in Scottsdale claims to have created the hottest, spiciest burger in Arizona and they plan to prove it this Saturday, December 17th at their Sneaky Diablo Burger Challenge. Two local food-enthusiasts and buddies of ours, Rodney Hartwig (Adventures in Cuisine) and Tony Morales (Desert Smoke BBQ), conquered... Read More

Old Town Whiskey and Chef Jose Garces

Posted on: December 12th, 2011 by Rodney Hartwig No Comments

The recently opened Old Town Whiskey at The Saguaro has already received some buzz from Phoenix food enthusiasts for their burgers, duck fat fries, shakes and impressive library of over 100 varieties of whiskey, bourbon, rye and scotch. The restaurant is product of Iron Chef Jose Garces and his Chef de Cuisine, Dave Conn. If you haven’t been... Read More

Limited Production White Wine From Midnight Cellars

Posted on: December 12th, 2011 by Tom Peiffer No Comments

When it comes to white wines, some of the most interesting are blends made from Rhone Varietal grapes. Producers in Paso Robles (aka The Rhone Rangers) noticed this years ago, and taking advantage of their excellent local climate for bold fruit, they have been refining their techniques ever since. Because the grapes that go... Read More

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