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Arizona winery earns medals at San Francisco competition

It’s been a fruitful 2015 for Arizona-based Carlson Creek Vineyard, and now the family-owned vineyard is adding a few more accolades to their wine portfolio from a recent successful showing at the famed San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition.

In the Chenin Blanc category, Carlson Creek beat out a number of wineries from across California, as well as another Arizona-based winery, to take home a gold medal for their 2011 Chenin Blanc. This neutral, light white wine – best enjoyed young – opens with notes of a spring bouquet, including hints of citrus and lingering pear.

For wines $20 or over in the Sauvignon Blanc or Fume category, Carlson Creek’s 2012 Sauvignon Blanc took home silver, and was the only Arizona wine to medal. Crisp and full bodied, this white varietal features hints of honey, melon, and apple.

The vineyard’s latest wine to be released, the 2012 Merlot, also took home a silver medal in the $20 – $24.99 Merlot category, and was again the only Arizona wine to be recognized. Aged in French and Hungarian oak barrels, this robust red is highlighted with flavors of plum and cracked pepper.

For more information or to purchase Carlson Creek Vineyard’s award-winning wines, the Chenin Blanc ($21), the Sauvignon Blanc ($21) or the Merlot ($23), visit CarlsonCreek.com or visit their Where To Buy page for a list of available locations throughout Arizona.

Osama bin Laden was killed by US Forces, Obama announced on May 1, 2011

Al-Qaeda Leader Osama Bin Laden Killed By U.S. Forces In Pakistan — Timeline

President Obama announced to the world Sunday, May 1st, 2011 that the mastermind behind the terrorist attacks of September 11th, the London transit bombings, the USS Cole bombings of 2000, and leader of al-Qaeda is dead.

After a 40-minute firefight in Abbottabad, Pakistan, according to the New York Times, Osama bin Laden was killed and recovered by U.S. Forces. On Monday May 2, the body was disposed of in the Arabic Ocean and given a proper Arabic burial.

Facts about Osama bin Laden:

  • Born to a wealthy family, bin Laden’s father owned a successful construction company and was granted a large inheritance after his fathers death.
  • One of 50 children
  • Founded al-Qaeda in 1988 and has been linked to dozens of terrorist attacks across the globe
  • Placed on America’s Most Wanted at #1 with a $25 million bounty placed on his head — dead or alive; that was later raised to $50 million
  • Has been the primary target of U.S. military forces spanning three U.S. presidencies

Over the past two decades, bin Laden and his followers have been responsible for the murder of thousands of innocent lives and plots to undermine US and allied forces in stopping terror; here are some events we found significant:


Osama Bin Laden onDipity.

Route 66 information

Historic Route 66

First established in 1926, Route 66 is an American legend. Though it was, for all intents and purposes, “decommissioned” in 1985, the road still lives on in the various states it passed through. In Arizona it exists today as State Route 66. Take a look at the infographic below for more information about the historic road.

Route 66 information


Population To Reach 7 Billion By The End Of 2011

Recently, National Geographic ran a feature on the world population.  Specifically, the fact that by the end of 2011 there will be 7 billion people in the world.  To put that in perspective, you could walk around the world 133 times in 7 billion steps.  And if 7 billion people isn’t daunting enough, it is projected that by 2045 there will be 9 billion people on the planet. Check out the infographic below to see some facts and figures on the world population.

7 Billion people in the world

BIG Green Expo & Conference 2011

Speaker: Kevin Woodhurst ~ BIG Green Expo & Conference 2011

Kevin Woodhurst, Dolphin Pools and Spas

Kevin Woodhurst, Dolphin Pools & Spas

Kevin Woodhurst has been building and promoting energy efficient pools since 1996.

The companies that he has owned or worked with utilize the latest technologies and standards in order to deliver consumer and environmentally projects that save or conserve natural resources. Kevin has been a student to the pool industry for many years and as such has held or holds more certifications than nearly anyone in the country.

In Kevin’s words he says, “It is still not enough, you must go out every day and try to be better and learn something new”. Kevin is a well known industry expert and participates nationally and internationally in many industry forums.

He has won multiple local, state and national awards but still enjoys the smile on the face of a satisfied client more than anything.

Topic: Energy-Efficient Pools

Conference Speaker
Friday, April 15, 2011
1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Room 155

BIG Green Conference 2011


BIG Green Expo
Friday & Saturday
April 15th & 16th 2011
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.