Posts Tagged ‘Arizona’


Sales and Management Training Book

January 2, 2010
Author Rick Green

Author Rick Green

Look for a new book from friend of Specialty Coffee and Wines, Rick Green. Rick is the author of Sales and Management Training, (Training Tomorrow’s Professional Today), a workforce readiness training program. The book focuses on four major areas, Professional Sales, Human Relations, Effective Communications, and Management Development. The book is packed with useful and practical business-world knowledge and will be an essential companion to the young business graduate as well as a refreshing resource to the seasoned business professional. Look for it at major books retailers soon.


Arizona Wine Growers Festival 2009

October 3, 2009

This is a first annual event, November 22, 2009

“Shake hands and drink the juice of Arizona’s own wine grape farmers and wine producers in the picturesque setting of Phoenix’s historic Farm at South Mountain this fall. For the first time, nearly all of the state’s top wine growers will gather to showcase their finest wines at an interactive event where guests will learn about Arizona wine production, walk through exhibits of the state’s wine growing regions, taste dozens of wines and ultimately vote for their favorite vino!”
The experience is set to include:
• Interactive, walk-though exhibits
• Live, educational seminars (wine tasting 101, food & wine pairing, etc)
• Wine tasting with dozens of Arizona wineries
• Participation in Arizona’s “People’s Choice Awards”
• Live music by local musicians
• Professional tasting award ceremony

Now doesn’t that sound like a ton of fun? Check out the Farm at South Mountain for more info on this event or all offerings at The Farm.

November 22, 2009
1:00pm – 5:00pm: General Admission Events
5:00pm – 9:00pm: Exclusive Awards Dinner
Located at The Farm at South Mountain

$65 – General Admission ($50 presale)
$125 – Awards Dinner (available soon)

The Farm at South Mountain is located just 8 minutes from downtown Phoenix at 6106 S. 32nd Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85042.


Arizona Restaurant Week is here!

September 18, 2009

The second annual Arizona Restaurant Week kicks off a highly anticipated Arizona culinary event, a boon for local foodies or those lucky visitors in the valley during the week-long event. Partake in Arizona’s finest fare at a very special discount price. Each restaurant will offer a three-course dinner menu of signature dishes for $29 per person or $58 per couple, excluding beverages, tax and gratuity. Visit the Arizona Restaurant Week site for a list of participating restaurants in Phoenix. Or see a list of restaurants in the Tucson event. At this great price you best make reservations early!

There is a great list of restaurants with every part of the valley represented, in Scottsdale by the contemporary American coastal cuisine of  Avalon. Their main course menu choices will include Shrimp Corbonara, a Flat Iron Sterak Salad, Stuffed Free Range Chicken Breast, or a Crispy Pacific Northwest Salmon Fillet. Makes us hungry just to mention it. Fuego Bistro’s Latin Southwestern fusion represent Central Phoenix. Their selections; Southwestern Crabcake with mango habenero chutney, second  is Crispy coconut shrimp with a thai chile dipping sauce, third is House specialty empenadas with ground beef, cumin, garlic, and peppers. Fuego’s menu goes on with fun and spicy dishes, and the list of great restaurants participating is nearly endless.

Arizona Restaurant Week runs September 19th through the 26th, 2009.



ReKico, USA Expands Westward

June 9, 2009

ReKico USA, announces the appointment of Specialty Coffee and Wine Consultants of Scottsdale, AZ., as their exclusive agents for dealer development and product support for the western states of Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, and Colorado, for their complete line of Italian Coffees.

rekico_logo_smallMr. Dilip Pathak, Sales Mgr. for Rekico, USA advised that the selection of Specialty Coffee and Wine Consultants had come about as a long standing relationship with it’s owner, Mr. Harry D. Weeks, who is recognized as one of the early pioneers in the importing of Italian Coffee and espresso machines from Italy .

Mr. Weeks founded M.M.S.I. Espresso Service Co. in Tampa Fl. in the early 1990’s and created M.M.S.I. Barista Training Institute where he trained hundreds of people employing the true Italian methods of creating specialty coffees.

After relocating to Scottsdale AZ., Mr. Weeks began working on his concept to bring together two of his life’s passions, Specialty Coffee and Specialty Wines