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Wine Mementos- “Mind Pics” You Won’t Easily Forget

Wine | Wine Mementos: “Mind Pics” You Won’t Easily Forget

Posted on: November 5th, 2017 by Tom Peiffer No Comments

If you have an adventure planned that includes a “wine stop” or two along the way, here’s a suggestion, always buy and take home some wine!  This may seem like a given, but I’ve continued to be surprised by how few tourists actually purchase wine after a winery visit. This may be because they... Read More

News | 2017 Harvest Largest Yet for LDV Winery

Posted on: October 24th, 2017 by Press Release No Comments

This year’s harvest is the largest yet for LDV Winery, which celebrates its 10th anniversary next year of planting its first grapes in the Chiricahua Mountain foothills in southeastern Arizona. “After a very hot June and early July and a brief but intense monsoon during the growing season, the 2017 wine grape harvest ended strong... Read More

Wine | Like Bordeaux? Here’s Another Budget Selection to Enjoy

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

A few months ago, we checked out a Chateau Maurac, Now, let’s look at different selection from Chateau Greysac.  This little gem is from a hamlet just north of St. Estephe, a place called Begadan.  Its small on the map, but not really so tiny when it comes to wine.  The entire region simply flows with it. However, unlike... Read More
Drip Coffee and Espresso Truck

News | Drip Coffee and Espresso Truck: Giving New Meaning to Coffee on the Go

Posted on: October 20th, 2017 by Taryn Jeffries No Comments

Some folks approach their coffee consumption like religion. It has to be a specific kind and in specific quantities on specific days. If you have ever thought of how glorious it would be to have access to a mobile coffee truck, much like your beloved gourmet food trucks, you are in luck thanks to Drip Coffee and Espresso Truck. This caffeination on wheels hit the streets on October 10th thanks to the innovation of owner Jeff Rorvig, who has always had a passion for coffee. He has taken his experience working in various restaurants over the years and his desire to open a coffee shop, melded the two and added a touch of innovation. What Exactly is Drip Coffee... Read More
Joseph Phelps 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon

Wine | Vintage emergence: Joseph Phelps 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon

Posted on: October 4th, 2017 by Tom Peiffer No Comments

Most of the time, top-shelf wines produced by Joseph Phelps are not very affordable and sometimes hard to get.  But the 2014 vintage was a year of ideal growing conditions and a wonderful harvest.  This all translates to some really fine wines becoming within reach of many buyers who may have passed them up... Read More
Tasting Pinot Noir- Does the good stuff matter- (1)

Wine | Tasting Pinot Noir: Does the good stuff matter?

Posted on: September 12th, 2017 by Tom Peiffer No Comments

Sometimes the best way to gain more appreciation for the often-finicky Pinot Noir wine is taste two, or even more, side-by-side. By repeatedly contrasting characteristics like the bouquet, mid-palate, and finish, it is easy to see why the Pinot Noir varietal gets so much attention from wine lovers. Direct comparisons will also settle the... Read More
Novelity Wine Labels- For Fun and Not Too Fancy

Wine | Novelity Wine Labels: For Fun and Not Too Fancy

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

Crazy wine labels are a lot of fun, especially the animal ones.  But that does not exclude them from the standard “buyer beware” cautions.  Often you must to be even more careful, because some producers use a catchy label to sell a substandard product. One of the more eye-catching bottle adornments out there this... Read More
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Beer | Ninkasi Brewing Company Releases First Rule IPA to Bottles

Posted on: August 14th, 2017 by Press Release No Comments

It’s no secret Ninkasi Brewing Company has a hop love affair. This continues to be evident in its newest Special Release Series beer—First Rule IPA. Originally released to Ninkasi’s Rare & Delicious Series in March 2017, the brewery is proud to elevate this beer to its Special Release Series in 12 and 22-ounce bottles and on-draft.... Read More
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New Menu | Shake Up Your Summer with EVO’s Summer Cocktail Menu

Posted on: July 15th, 2017 by Taryn Jeffries No Comments

While we are in the full swing of summer, the places to find respite from heat become more and more scarce. One thing that can always be counted upon is that some of your favorite restaurants and bars are switching up their menus and EVO is no exception. We’ve got the lowdown on EVO’s... Read More
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Wine | Italy’s Umbria region: Historical and flavorful

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

Italy’s Umbria region is reknowned for fantastic vinos, but there are just so many to explore, that picking one out is never an easy task.  But with a bit of historical insight, the choices may become a little easier. Although other saints hailed from the Umbria region, St. Valentine (patron saint of sweethearts) is said to have served as a Bishop in the town of Terni and no doubt was familiar with... Read More

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