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Maple Zin: Buying Into Vineyard-Specific Wine

Posted on: June 19th, 2017 by Tom Peiffer No Comments

Most of the time we really don’t pay much attention to the details about where the grapes in our wine come from.  The wine’s region of origin (Napa, Sonoma, Umbria, Bordeaux, Etc.) is all that matters. Just leave all the rest to the experts. But there are a select group of special, self-appointed, wine aficionados... Read More
Damilano Barolo

Wine from Barolo: Damilano’s Lecinquevigne

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

Italians like to say, “Barolo is the king of wine!” and this one puts that right up front.  With its “five vineyards” label, Damilano’s prominent red Barolos and their vineyards go back several generations of family TLC. In fact, Damilano’s Barolo Lecinquevigne is really one of the best ways to get acquainted with a... Read More
OP Negroni

Celebrate Negroni Week with Ocean Prime’s OP Negroni

Posted on: June 3rd, 2017 by Taryn Jeffries No Comments

With Negroni Week taking place from June 5th through June 11th, our friends at Ocean Prime wanted to make sure that you have the perfect recipe to make the best negroni at home. The OP Negroni is perfect for sipping and celebrating. What is Negroni Week? Negroni Week was initiated in 2013 by Imbibe... Read More
Chianti Rufina’s Story Continues: Nipozzano Riserva

Chianti Rufina’s Story Continues: Nipozzano Riserva

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

Nipozzano recently released their 2013 vintage Chianti Rufina Riserva and it once again has all the hallmarks of consistency and subtle changes from year to year.  And according to their owners at Frescobaldi, 2013 was a challenging year with crazy weather in the Tuscany region. It was an especially cool winter, dropping below freezing... Read More
A Portuguese Alvarinho: Zip with that seafood

A Portuguese Alvarinho: Zip with that seafood

Posted on: May 17th, 2017 by Tom Peiffer No Comments

It’s not too often that a Portuguese white wine makes it to the seafood spread, but here’s one to savor.  Grown in the northern part of Portugal (Moncao & Melgaco), the Alvarinho grape produces a zippy flavor combo that brings out the depth of seafood flavors. Nortico is well known for producing a light... Read More
Perfect Summer Sipping: Sofia Brut Rosé And Brut Rosé Minis

Perfect Summer Sipping: Sofia Brut Rose And Brut Rose Minis

Posted on: May 15th, 2017 by Press Release No Comments

This summer everything will be coming up rosé with the latest expansion to Francis Ford Coppola Winery’s wildly successful Sofia label. The second sparkling wine in the winery’s celebrated collection and constructed in the fashion of French Crémant, Sofia Brut Rosé‘s light effervescence and fruity floral notes are an exhilarating reminder of rosé’s superiority... Read More
SaltRock Releases Quintessential Spring Cocktail Menu

SaltRock Releases Quintessential Spring Cocktail Menu

Posted on: May 12th, 2017 by Taryn Jeffries No Comments

SaltRock Southwest Kitchen at Kimpton Amara Resort and Spa is bringing 15 new libations to the lineup with the introduction of the “Quintessential Spring” cocktail menu. “Every Sunday, we head to the Sedona Farmer’s Market where we chat with some of the local farmers to get an idea of what herbs and vegetables are in-season.... Read More
Even-Steven: Merlot Cabernet from Medoc

Even-Steven: Merlot Cabernet from Medoc

Posted on: May 8th, 2017 by Tom Peiffer No Comments

Finding good values in Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon blends continues to be a wine buying challenge, especially if you are looking at all the options available from Bordeaux, France.  As a quick selection, let’s check out the Medoc part of Bordeaux.  It’s always a good value, but with somewhat varied results.  Choose carefully. Why consider... Read More
Verde Valley Wine Festival

2nd Annual Verde Valley Wine Festival | Full Participant List & Highlights

Posted on: April 25th, 2017 by Press Release No Comments

The 2nd Annual Verde Valley Wine Festival, presented by Four Eight Wineworks in collaborative alliance with the non-profit arts establishment, Made in Clarkdale, is Northern Arizona’s premier wine and culinary experience of the year. The event comes back to the Clarkdale Town Park in historic Clarkdale, Arizona over Mother’s Day Weekend, May 13 and May 14, 2017 from... Read More
New Spring Cocktail Menu at The House Brasserie

The House Brasserie’s New Cocktails: Sip Spring by the Glassful

Posted on: April 24th, 2017 by Taryn Jeffries No Comments

The House Brasserie is currently celebrating five years in the heart of downtown Scottsdale. This local hotspot is esteemed for its contemporary American fare handcrafted by award-winning Chef Matt Carter. The setting isn’t too shabby either, as the restaurant is set inside a splendidly restored, tree-lined former private residence.  If you’re a craft cocktail... Read More

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