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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
Swanson 2013 Merlot

Swanson 2013 Merlot: Cheers to beaucoup winemaking

Posted on: April 22nd, 2017 by Tom Peiffer No Comments

In a fitting beginning to Robin Akhurst’s full-time career with Swanson Vineyards, their 2013-2014 Merlots will surely be superior values.  Robin’s expertise in creating internationally inspired wines has provided an excellent foundation for a leadership position throughout his coming years with Swanson Vineyards. This change from Swanson’s previous winemaker (Chris Phelps) makes organizing a... Read More
Cigar Zin- Put Your Nose in a “Stovepipe”

Cigar Zin: Put Your Nose in a “Stovepipe”

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

My daughter-in-law loves smoky wine.  And the best way to know that she likes it, is if she looks up from the glass and says “yeah stovepipe, now that’s what I’m talkin’ about”. If you’re in her court and like some tobacco and smoke wafting up from your Zinfandel, Consentino has one that may... Read More
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

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