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Kobe and the Cabernet

Posted on: December 16th, 2010 by Tom Peiffer No Comments

Many of us give in to the allure of fine Kobe beef steaks and on impulse pick up enough for the whole gang to enjoy.  These are especially good on the grill, which adds enough smokiness to make a perfect, juicy, meaty flavor.  However, often it seems that there is not quite enough left... Read More

Pinot and Grilled Game Hens

Posted on: December 16th, 2010 by Tom Peiffer 1 Comment

Most wine drinkers will concur that there is no varietal that has more taste variations than Pinot Noir.  This can make selecting the right one a frustrating and expensive experience.  Although it can take many years of trial and error to get it right, there are a few basic things to note about shopping... Read More

Viva Rose

Posted on: December 7th, 2010 by Tom Peiffer No Comments

The next time you are planning a barbeque, be sure to include a good Rosè in the mix.  This is especially true here in the valley with our year-round season for cooking outside to enjoy the sun with an informal meal. Quick outdoor gatherings go perfectly when a dry Rosè is included, especially with... Read More

Check Out an Arizona Winner

Posted on: November 27th, 2010 by Tom Peiffer No Comments

In a local wine tasting contest setup by the FnB restaurant, the big news this year is that Arizona wines are tops.  This was surprising to many who have tasted Arizona wines over the years and have not always been impressed.  However, things keep getting better for those producers who just refuse to give... Read More

White Road Wines

Posted on: November 23rd, 2010 by Tom Peiffer No Comments

Keeping with the tradition of taking some wine along on a holiday road trip, it is no problem throwing a few white wines in the cooler with the beer.  In fact, many people would rather take a white wine on the road than a red, especially to go with a light snack or picnic... Read More

Red Road Wines

Posted on: November 12th, 2010 by Tom Peiffer No Comments

Most people know about “road beers”, those bottles and cans you carefully select for the picnic cooler, or to pass around to celebrate once you’re checked into the hotel.  Just to cut the trail dust, or some other excuse, is the reason given for it all.  Did you know there are also road wines... Read More

Wine Tasting with Eric Glomski of Arizona Stronghold Vineyards

Posted on: November 12th, 2010 by Amy Martin No Comments

Saturday, November 6th, PhoenixBites headed out to The Festival at The Farm in hopes of tasting some of the greatest wines we’ve ever encountered. And we did. We were lucky enough to nab an interview with Eric Glomski of Arizona Stronghold Vineyards. Eric is the Vineyard Founder and Director of Winemaking of Arizona Stronghold... Read More

Ahhh, Those Versatile Chardonnays

Posted on: November 9th, 2010 by Tom Peiffer No Comments

Most of us will agree that wines made from the Chardonnay grape are the most popular whites on the market.  Nearly every wine growing region in the world offers them and they are quite affordable.  However, in addition to the standard geographic and vintage variations, a commonly used fermentation method (Malolactic Fermentation) makes for... Read More

Z’Tejas releases new figure friendly drink menu

Posted on: August 5th, 2010 by Amy Martin No Comments

Yesterday, August 4th, Z’Tejas released an entire new menu of figure friendly drinks geared towards the health-conscious crowd. Six new cocktails have been added and every one of them is less than 250 calories! I know what you’re thinking – they must be sacrificing taste for each drink to be less than 250 calories.... Read More

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