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French Wine That the Locals Enjoy

French Wine That the Locals Enjoy

Posted on: March 25th, 2017 by Tom Peiffer No Comments

If you’ve ever spent time in France, one thing always stands out, the “House Wines” at restaurants are always good.  They seem to pair nicely with just about everything on the menu and are very easy on the wallet. After returning home, many wine drinkers try to sleuth out a similar, nicely priced, domestically... Read More
z'tejas new cocktail menu

Martinis, Mules & Margaritas Shake Up Z’Tejas New Cocktail Menu

Posted on: March 7th, 2017 by Press Release No Comments

Smoked strawberry, double barrel aged tequila, Mezcal and citrus infused tequila – the Z’Tejas new cocktail menu features a variety of delicious flavors and new spirits. Z’Tejas has created an all new cocktail menu celebrating the flavors of the Southwest. New margaritas, mules, Mexican martinis and the other drinks are all made-to-order, hand shaken and... Read More
Vilarnau Brut Reserva Cava

Wild Bottle Designs & Bubbles: Spanish Cava Sparklers

Posted on: March 3rd, 2017 by Tom Peiffer No Comments

Spain’s Catalonia region is many things, but for sparkling wine drinkers, it’s just plain fun.  Not only are many of the bottles outright works of art, but you can generally find them to be wonderful seafood pairs and will compliment a wider array of appetizers than others. Generally, these delicious sparklers are referred to... Read More
New Law Changes Wine Club Shipments to Arizona Residents

New Law Changes Wine Club Shipments to Arizona Residents

Posted on: February 16th, 2017 by Tom Peiffer No Comments

Here in Arizona it is a convenient option to regularly receive direct wine deliveries from both in-state and out-of-state wineries.  Last year’s changes in state laws have made it easier for wine clubs, of even the largest of wineries, to send shipments directly to AZ residents. For this, direct literally means “direct to your... Read More
Upscale Prosecco: Perfect for Valentine’s Day

Upscale Prosecco: Perfect for Valentine’s Day

Posted on: February 9th, 2017 by Tom Peiffer No Comments

Many of the best Prosecco sparklers are now approaching the complexity and interest of Champagne.  Of course, this is not an easy task, but there are vintners out there who relentlessly step up to the challenge. It seems that the main focus for many brands is to create a Prosecco that is really dry. ... Read More

Zonie Land Wins Arizona Cocktail Week Cocktail Contest

Posted on: February 4th, 2017 by Press Release No Comments

After getting nearly 100 entries from 10 distinct states, Zonie Land, created by Phoenix home bartender and cocktail enthusiast Elliott Clark (@apartment_bartender), has won the inaugural Arizona Cocktail Week Cocktail Contest and is crowned the official cocktail of Arizona Cocktail Week. The cocktail will be promoted this month at the Counter Intuitive, an Old... Read More
Ketel One Dutch Mule Recipe

Ketel One Dutch Mule Recipe

Posted on: February 2nd, 2017 by Taryn Jeffries No Comments

In honor of Arizona Cocktail Week, The Westin Kierland is shaking it up with a special menu showcasing its artisanal cocktails with the Crafted at Westin menu. In addition to its Arizona Cocktail Week menu, Ketel One Vodka and The Westin Kierland will host a special Rule the Mule experience for aficionados of mule cocktails. Rule... Read More
Ninkasi announces release of Pacific Rain

Experience the Northwest with Pacific Rain

Posted on: January 31st, 2017 by Taryn Jeffries No Comments

Ninkasi Brewing Company knows quality craft beer is a result of quality components.That’s why the brewery chose to create a beer to celebrate the Pacific Northwest. Pacific Rain, a Northwest Pale Ale brewed with lava-filtered water from the McKenzie River and a band of four flavorful hops, joins Ninkasi’s year-round Flagship Series this February. Pacific Rail will be available in... Read More
Gary Farrell Chardonnay- Balanced on the edge

Gary Farrell Chardonnay: Balanced on the edge

Posted on: January 30th, 2017 by Tom Peiffer No Comments

One of the more interesting aspects of tasting Chardonnays is to make note of their acidity or “pucker factor”. For some Chards, it’s like taking a big bite of green apple, for others it’s like having Crème Brulee for dessert. Because the winemaker ultimately makes the hard choices about a Chardonnay’s acidity, there are... Read More
Mondavi- 50 Years and Counting

Mondavi: 50 Years and Counting

Posted on: January 14th, 2017 by Tom Peiffer No Comments

As last year’s 50th Anniversary celebration fades into the rear-view mirror, the many accomplishments of the Robert Mondavi Winery are remembered simply as “excellence”.  Mondavi’s early realization that Napa Valley California’s special terroir is fully capable of producing world-class wines, allowed the wine industry there to truly become one of America’s jewels. Even though... Read More

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