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072018 Gary Farrell Pinot Noir: It’s all in the berries

Wine | Gary Farrell Pinot Noir: It’s all in the berries

Posted on: July 8th, 2018 by Tom Peiffer No Comments

The 2015 vintage year in Sonoma County’s Russian River appellation, like many others in California, was a little tricky.  But in Russian River, the weather was perfect for Pinot Noir, bringing out some of their best qualities, featuring red berries and spices. If you want to get a broad brush of what happened in... Read More
On to Summer_ Alìe Rosè

Wine | On to Summer: Alìe Rosè

Posted on: June 10th, 2018 by Tom Peiffer No Comments

Not many people know that Italy’s Tuscan region actually offers some very classy Rosè wines, but it does.  Among these are special blends from Frescobaldi’s South Tuscan “Ammiraglia Estate” that are crafted in this coastal territory using both Syrah and Vermintino. Even though Syrah by itself would be a little heavy for a hot... Read More
Mount Veeder Red Blend

Wine | Mount Veeder Red Blend: What a Little Elevation Can Do

Posted on: April 17th, 2018 by Tom Peiffer No Comments

When exploring Napa Valley, California, one of the best little side trips for the morning is to drive up Mount Veeder and visit the winery operations that cling to the hills at about 1,600 feet.  This is an environment that is noticeably different from the valley floor below, and it also reflects in the... Read More
Happy Hour Beat_ Beer & Beyond at Phoenix Ale Brewery Central Kitchen

Happy Hour Beat | Beer & Beyond at Phoenix Ale Brewery Central Kitchen

Posted on: March 30th, 2018 by Shoshana Leon No Comments

Seventh street in uptown Phoenix has many options for happy hour. Phoenix Ale Brewery Central Kitchen, located in the Crown on 7th complex south of Bethany Home Road, offers an open space with a relaxing patio, friendly service and a pleasing selection of happy hour food and beverages. Founded in 2016, Phoenix Ale Brewery... Read More
Schramsberg_Vintage Sparklers

Wine | Schramsberg: Vintage Sparklers

Posted on: March 25th, 2018 by Tom Peiffer 1 Comment

One topic that comes up a lot in tasting rooms is the absence of vintage years printed on bottles of Champagne and sparkling wine.  Most of the time, the reason given is that the fruit used in creating the bubbly in your bottle comes from more than one particular year’s harvest, so it’s better... Read More
Huss Brewing Co. Releases KNIX Cans

News | Huss Brewing Co. Releases New Cans Honoring 50 Years of KNIX

Posted on: March 19th, 2018 by Press Release No Comments

Valley country music powerhouse 102.5 KNIX is celebrating a major milestone this year, as 2018 marks their 50th anniversary in Arizona. In order to commemorate their longevity at the top, the station teamed up with the fellow locally grown Huss Brewing Co. to create a collaborative, special edition Scottsdale Blonde can. Turning to their... Read More
White Bean Hummus Pizza

White Bean Hummus Pizza

Posted on: March 11th, 2018 by Taryn Jeffries No Comments

If you know me, you know that I’m not the hugest fan of traditional pizza. I can’t tell you why, it just is what it is. In my constant struggle to be part of normal society, I am on a quest for pizza flavor combinations that get me excited. This white bean hummus pizza... Read More
Emblem Chardonnay

Wine | Taste With Elegance: Emblem Chardonnay

Posted on: March 4th, 2018 by Tom Peiffer No Comments

One of the first things you’ll notice with skillfully created Chardonnays like Michael Mondavi’s “Emblem”, is the pronounced presence of a tart backbone. This one tilts more toward the “Burgundian Style”, even though it is a California wine. As such, this Chardonnay is produced with a carefully controlled mix of Malolactic and normally fermented... Read More
The Haymaker's Mommy's Spiked Samoa Milkshake

The Haymaker’s Mommy’s Spiked Samoa Milkshake

Posted on: February 25th, 2018 by Taryn Jeffries No Comments

The Haymaker gets it, sometimes Mommy needs a drink! This Samoa Milkshake is the perfect combination of light and dark rum, oh yeah and cookies! The Haymaker's Mommy's Spiked Samoa Milkshake Print Recipe CourseDessert CuisineDessert The Haymaker's Mommy's Spiked Samoa Milkshake Print Recipe CourseDessert CuisineDessert Ingredients 2-3 cups vanilla ice cream (depends on how... Read More
Ocean Prime's Savannah Smiles Tart

Ocean Prime’s Savannah Smiles Tart

Posted on: February 25th, 2018 by Taryn Jeffries No Comments

Ocean Prime’s Savannah Smiles Tart combines the sweet and tart flavors of the popular Girl Scout cookie and fresh, tart raspberries. Ocean Prime's Savannah Smiles Tart Print Recipe CourseDessert CuisineDessert Ocean Prime's Savannah Smiles Tart Print Recipe CourseDessert CuisineDessert Ingredients Pastry Cream 4 1/2 cups whole milk 1 cup egg yolks 1 1/2 cup... Read More

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