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Wine with luncheon: Italian Pinot Grigio

Posted on: October 1st, 2012 by Tom Peiffer No Comments

If you like a big glass of iced tea plus a squeezed-in lemon wedge with lunch, this Italian vino may suit your style.  Pinot Grigio has been the Italian choice... Read More

Walk on by the wine display: Not this time

Posted on: September 18th, 2012 by Tom Peiffer No Comments

Admittedly, most wine snobs don’t pick up random wine bottles that are scattered around in grocery store displays, of all places!  Rather, they prefer to browse shelves loaded with thousands... Read More

Chasing Venus Sav Blanc: Pairing those hors d’oeuvres

Posted on: September 10th, 2012 by Tom Peiffer No Comments

New Zealand’s Sauvignon Blancs continue to shine on. So much in fact, that for people who love their seafood appetizers, there is no better wine pair. Keep this in mind... Read More

Where to buy Alcantara Wines here in the Valley

Posted on: August 27th, 2012 by Tom Peiffer 2 Comments

Unless you’re geared up for a road trip to parts North or South, it is often a chore to get our own Arizona wines back down here in the valley. ... Read More

A Chardonnay classic: Wente Riva Ranch

Posted on: August 21st, 2012 by Tom Peiffer No Comments

Did you ever sample a wine that either has a familiar label or taste but you just can’t place it?  Nearly everyone can relate to that one.  Especially if someone... Read More

Grape taste: Those fabulous Rhone blends

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

Looking for a theme for your next wine tasting party?  Don’t overlook the Rhone Blends.  Most wine experts agree some of the most intriguing wine tasting comparisons feature wines containing... Read More

Working with spicy seafood: The Pinot Project

Posted on: August 5th, 2012 by Tom Peiffer No Comments

If you ask for a wine that will go with seafood, most of the time you’ll be guided over to a white wine.  But once the seafood becomes a little... Read More

World of Beer to open in Tempe: You’re gonna need a bigger beer budget

Posted on: July 31st, 2012 by Rodney Hartwig 2 Comments

Fifty-eight beers on draft. Five. Hundred. Beers. Five. Hundred. Beers. Is this heaven? Close. This is World of Beer in Tempe, set to open on 8/8. Boasting 58 rotating beers on tap... Read More

Le burger wine: Le Lapin Multiplicity red blend

Posted on: July 27th, 2012 by Tom Peiffer No Comments

When it comes to choosing wines to go along with a batch of burgers, it’s actually quite challenging to get any of the “standards” to work.  What happens is most... Read More

Party stock up: Creme de Lys Chardonnay

Posted on: July 16th, 2012 by Tom Peiffer No Comments

Running sales on Chardonnay seems to be a summer pastime for many of our fine wine retailers here in the valley.  It’s too bad that most Chardonnays don’t age in... Read More

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