Posts Tagged ‘Vino’

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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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Wine just ruined my wardrobe!

March 27, 2010

Lots of wine related products out there. Some accentuate the wine-drinking experience. Some are mere decor to impress your friends and drinking buddies. On occasion you come across a simple idea the makes sense. It works when you need it, and becomes really obvious when you need it but don’t have it. Bringing back a few bottles from your trip to Napa? Heartbroken that some of those bottles didn’t make it back? Worse, you packed them along with your wife’s favorite outfits. The dog house for you, unless…

“The Wine Diaper,” it’s a biodegradable travel bag for wine lined with absorbent material. It helps protect your wine in travel, but if breakage does occur, the absorbent material will absorb up the entire contents of your bottle, keeping your clothing and valuables from being ruined. Compact, lightweight, inexpensive–and reusable, if no breakage occurs, the Wine Diaper is the perfect travel accessory for anyone traveling with wine or any liquid breakables.

The Wine Diaper retails for about $13.99 for 3 with wholesale pricing available for the retailers.

Take a look at this amusing promotional video on YouTube

Thanks Marco Cucco. Idea Mia, LLC

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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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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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Complexity and Elegance from an Australian Shiraz

July 19, 2009

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grennpoint_shiraz_95903lGreen Point Shiraz 2005

Syrah/Shiraz

from Victoria, Australia

The dense, rich color with complexity and elegance the truly distinguishing characters of this wine. Bright blackberry, maraschino cherry and satsuma plum aromas are enriched with anise, liquorice and subtle roasted spice. Succulent texture and supple tannins extend throughout the palate, and red liquorice flavors provide a long, distinctive finish.

Special Price: $12.99 When you purchase at Specialty Coffee and Wines

Regular Price: $18.00, that’s a 28% Savings!

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Wine.com makes it easy to shop for wines in Arizona

July 16, 2009

We’re glad to announce Wine.com as our new wine affiliate here at Specialty Coffee and Wines. On our continual quest to find the best selections and the best deals on wines we’ve visited and reviewed many webs sites. Certainly we feel Wine.com comes pretty close to having it all when it comes to those criteria. Another dimension we look for is easy navigation and additional information about wines. Again Wine.com fares high on our standards. Their site features a variety of special deals on gift basket or wine clubs, and a couple of terrific offers on shipping. Use the code “THANKYOU” at checkout and receive 1¢ shipping (Hurry expires soon!), or buy a year’s worth of unlimited shipping for $49, both great deals!

Give our new affiliate a try! And come back to SC&W for our latest suggestion, discount codes and seasonal offers from Wine.com

Salud!

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Shop for wine now!

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Summertime Chardonnay and a Plate of Shrimp Scampi

June 27, 2009

We are welcoming a new wine affiliate My Wines Direct. SC&W Consultants has spent many hours of research and screening to assist its on-line customers in finding the best values for on line wine purchases. Our Wine Associate Program provides some of the best choices we have been able to find for purchasing wines on line.

circle_edge_265To get us started with My Wines Direct, Harry has recommended Circle’s Edge Chardonnay, 2005 California. “You’ve got to try this extraordinary chardonnay. It’s crisp, flavorful with a mixture of citrus fruits and has just a hint of a buttery savor on it’s finish. It will complement many of summertime grilled fish dishes such as, Halibut, Tuna or Mahi-Mahi steaks. It would be great with shrimp scampi as it has just the right acidity to off set the butter and garlic. Can’t wait till next weekend.”
—Harry