Posts Tagged ‘Phoenix Arizona’

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Italian Coffee Sale, Ten Days Left!

October 21, 2009

Only ten days remain on our biggest coffee sale of the year. The 25% off sale on all Rekico coffee and espresso products was already extended to the end of October and that’s coming quickly. Don’t miss this opportunity to save on our premium Italian coffee blends in whole bean, pods, and new capsules, prices will not be this low again this year.

rekico_decaf_12kilosDid you know you can get that great Rekico flavor in decaf? That’s right enjoy the rich taste of Rekico in decaffeinated espresso. Discover for yourself the espresso and coffees that have been a favorite in Europe and are now available here the U.S.

To save 25% just use the code “rekico1009” when checking out. Feel free to call or e-mail us if you have any questions about our coffee products.

Rekico Pausacaffe is Fair Trade Certified, guaranteeing consumers that strict economic, social and environmental criteria were met in the production and trade of all its fine coffee products.

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The Epitome of Foodie Magazines, Gourmet, to Close

October 6, 2009

The New York Times reports that Condé Nast announced it would shut down Gourmet and three other magazines: the parenting magazine Cookie and the wedding publications Elegant Bride and Modern Bride.

More casualties of the demise of print, but also as sign that the overt affluence of the lifestyle that Gourmet projected has fallen out of favor during these economic times. According to The Times, Gourmet was a money-loser and was outsold at the newsstands by Condé Nast‘s Bon Appétit magazine. With a history for keeping alive unprofitable products, this time it appears Condé Nast is not counting on a recovery for the ailing print industry.

We will miss the beautifully photographed food spreads, the exotic travel, and the “finer things” that gave Gourmet its style and character. So long Gourmet, you will be missed.

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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

Tickets:
$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.

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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.

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Turn Wine into Cash. Become a SC&W Associate

August 21, 2009

wines_front2a_09_03-1So, you know a little something about wine. Maybe you know a lot of something about wine! If you’re constantly recommending and suggesting wines to your friends and family, why not put your passion for wine to work on your behalf?

Specialty coffee and Wines Consultants LLC seeks wine sales Associates. We are affiliated with major on-line wine retailers and we are offering a commission program to Associates capable of directing shoppers to those affiliated wine vendors. Commissions for wine sales generated through the program range between 2% and 25%! For joining the program SC&W will host an Associate Page (see Sample Page.) Associates will benefit from on-going marketing and promotion assistance, guidance, and Associate page updates. Our affiliate wine vendors have a huge range of wines, from collectors wines to super-discounted limited-time offers, all delivered to your client’s doorstep!

Find out more about our program, start earning a commission for your wine knowledge today!

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VinArte Wine Tasting at Phoenix Art Museum

August 15, 2009

If strolling the downtown Phoenix streets hopping from gallery to gallery and rubbing elbows with chain-smoking hipsters is not quite your thing, the Phoenix Art Museum may have upped the anti. At least for those that prefer a little bit more sophistication in your First Fridays arts ventures, the Museum hosts the VinArte Wine Tasting series. A wine tasting and art viewing event open to all levels of wine connoisseur, from novice to expert. Premium wines and appetizers are presented by co-host Arcadia Farms, with proceeds benefiting PhxArtKids Gallery.

ArtLink’s First Fridays features over 100 art venues every first Friday of the month, as it has for since 1994, and may be the largest “art walk” in the country.

VinArte schedule:

  • Friday, September 11 * note, second Friday due to holiday
  • Friday, October 2
  • Friday, November 6
  • Friday, December 4

Visit the Men’s Arts Council web site for details. VinArte Wine Tasting price is $30, with wines available for sale at discounted prices. Also look for Men’s Art Council’s annual Wine Party in the Spring.

Arcadia Farms operates the Phoenix Art Museun Cafe

Arcadia Farms operates the Phoenix Art Museum Cafe

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Mark Your Calendars! Phoenix Cooks, September 5, 2009

August 2, 2009

The date is set for this year’s Phoenix Cooks. The 5th annual event will be held Saturday, September 5, 2009, 10am – 3pm at The Westin Kierland Resort and Spa in Scottsdale.

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“INDULGE in delectable restaurant specialties from over 50 fabulous restaurants and resorts! LEARN in an interactive, intimate environment about how to cook like a Top Chef, healthy variations of your favorite dishes, pairing food with beer and wine, and much more…hosted by Phoenix Cooks! chefs and experts. DRINK a sip or two from boutique wineries, Alaska beer and spirits. MINGLE with Top Valley Chefs from some of the valley’s hottest restaurants! WATCH demonstrations on three Performance Kitchen Stages showcasing your favorite chefs strutting their unique and creative cooking styles. SHOP for the ultimate kitchen equipment, glassware, knives, the latest in cooking gadgets and more! WIN exciting “foodie” raffle prizes, 100% benefiting the Phoenix Children’s Hospital.”

Visit the event’s web site for more information, this year’s line-up of chefs, sponsors and celebrity guests. http://phoenixcooks.com