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Sur La Table opens at Scottsdale Fashion Square

Posted on: May 29th, 2012 by Amy Martin No Comments

Scottsdale Fashion Square has a new retail store for food and cooking enthusiasts: Sur La Table. The store’s collection of cookware and specialty products includes the world’s finest cookware, bakeware, serveware and hard-to-find culinary items for your kitchen. The 6,000 square foot Scottsdale store will offer a cooking class program led by the classically-trained... Read More

King Estate: An all-around Pinot Noir

Posted on: May 29th, 2012 by Tom Peiffer No Comments

When an Oregon Pinot is good, it’s really good. Although many of these demand a price, there are some examples that provide much of the bang without having the shell out the big bucks. One of these is the ever-consistent King Estate Pinot Noir. This excellent Pinot Noir is part of King Estate’s Signature... Read More

Olive Creations at the Shops at Norterra

Posted on: May 25th, 2012 by Taryn Jeffries 3 Comments

There are so many phrases that come to mind when trying to describe what I have found in Olive Creations: Hidden Gem, Best Kept Secret, Quiet Genius. Olive Creations embodies all of these ideas and so much more. Often times you will find that a food enthusiast comes across a little shop tucked away;... Read More

Banfi: Classic wine with a classic label

Posted on: May 22nd, 2012 by Tom Peiffer No Comments

To many people, a wine is all about the label. Some like labels that feature animals, others like clever graphics, while still others are attracted to pictures of the winery. With great labels featuring a variety of historical scenes, and brand recognition that is second to none, the American importer Banfi always seems to... Read More

Boon makes snack time more fun for the kiddos

Posted on: May 22nd, 2012 by Amy Martin No Comments

Local corporation and designer/manufacturer of innovative infant and baby products, Boon Inc., is making snack time more fun for your kiddos with its newly released feeding items for 2012. We’ve mentioned Boon’s grass bottle drying rack (hint: it can also double as a wine glass drying rack!) before, just one of the company’s modern,... Read More

For your next blast: Boom Boom Syrah

Posted on: May 15th, 2012 by Tom Peiffer No Comments

It’s Syrahs like this that gives the Aussies serious competition for the casual red wine of choice. With a good price and easy-to-swallow character, Charles Smith Wines’ “Boom Boom” is always a popular choice for quick meals with friends. And that’s just the way Charles Smith wants it.  Following true to their motto, “Land... Read More

Recipe: Costantino’s Kitchen Pasta Salad

Posted on: May 10th, 2012 by Amy Martin 1 Comment

Local resident Christopher Costantino recently added three new spice blends to his line of gourmet food products – Costantino’s Kitchen. You may remember our write-up about his Grandma Angie’s Tomato Basil Italian Pasta Sauce and garlic oils here. The new spice blends include: The Tuscan Steak Rub – described as “A perfect mixture of... Read More

Recap: Distrito’s Catena Winery Dinner

Posted on: May 8th, 2012 by Amy Martin No Comments

April 25th, The Saguaro’s Distrito held a winemaker dinner featuring Catena Winery from Mendoza. The evening began in the restaurant’s private dining room, which opens up to the patio for al fresco dining. Tables were set elegantly, each with a lone cactus as its centerpiece and take-home info about the winery. Wine glasses and... Read More

Arizona Stronghold Centennial White: A blend to celebrate Arizona

Posted on: May 7th, 2012 by Tom Peiffer No Comments

If you’re searching out a wine to go with that seafood spread, it’s hard to beat our own Arizona blends. Of course, just to make things interesting, Arizona’s white blends not only jump all over our state’s map, but also all over the taste chart. Their bouquets can be one or a combination of... Read More

Piqued by the ‘Peaks’

Posted on: May 2nd, 2012 by Rodney Hartwig No Comments

With the recent news that restaurant chain Twin Peaks is set to open three more Valley locations, I thought I might take a guess at where the new locations could go: Gilbert – Instead of 19 and 20 year college girls, the ‘Real Housewives of Gilbert’ can take center stage as the Lumber-Jills. Cen-Pho/So-Pho... Read More

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