Posts Tagged ‘Scottsdale’

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Arizona Wine Week Starts Today!

October 28, 2010

Arizona Wine Growers Association’s “Arizona Wine Week” starts today.

Some 40 Arizona grape growers celebrate its burgeoning wine industry. Festivities run through November 6, 2010.

See their full schedule here.

“Arizona Wine Week” (Oct. 30-Nov. 6, 2010) will spotlight Arizona’s burgeoning wine scene. “Arizona Wine Week” is sponsored by the Arizona Wine Growers Association, and will bring wines and winemakers to Phoenix. Events include a 5K run, wine tastings at the Phoenix Public Market, dinner pairings at local restaurants, the Celebration of the Arizona Growers Reception, and The Festival at The Farm.

 

November 5th, 6PM: Celebration of Arizona Wine Growers Reception at Quiessence Restaurant

 

November 6th, 1-5PM: Festival at the Farm

Where: The Farm at South Mountain, Phoenix, AZ

Cost: $65 – Reception/$65 – Festival

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. 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 an exhibit of the state’s wine growing regions, participate in fun and educational wine seminars and taste dozens of wines!

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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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Annual Corks & Chords Event Kicks Off Fall Season

September 9, 2009

The annual Corks & Chords event is coming up next week here in the Valley and later this month in Tucson. September 12, 2009 the event takes place at the Mayo Clinic’s beautiful reception area among the scenic Scottsdale foothills. September 26, 2009 Corks & Cords is at the Arizona Historical Society’s Arizona History Museum in Tucson.

Live music will accompany chefs representing Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar, Aiello’s East Coast Italian, Hurry 4 Curry, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, First Watch, Mayo Clinic, M Catering by Michael’s, Cake Café, and Arizona Cheesecake Company. Great wines are sure to be part of the festivities and the Silent Auction includes a wine dinner for four in Wright’s Wrigley Wine Cellar.

The evening features a chance of learning about the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Arizona Chapter, the progression of MS care and medications over 50 years of the Society’s great work.

Tickets are $75. The Mayo Clinic is located at 13400 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale 480-968-2488. the National Multiple Sclerosis Society site has more info.

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