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Carlson Creek Vineyard completes 2016 harvest

by in Experience AZ Magazine

An early harvest, that lasted a month and a half, is finally complete for Willcox-based winery Carlson Creek Vineyard. The third largest vineyard in the state, the family-owned vines produced varietals of Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Grenache, Mourvèdre, Riesling, Sangiovese and Syrah. Though the vineyard has been harvesting its own grapes since 2011, this year’s harvest… Read More →

Carlson Creek Vineyard begins educational wine series


Beginning Friday, August 5, 2016, Carlson Creek Vineyard will be kicking off a series of educational wine events at their Scottsdale tasting room (4142 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale, AZ 85251). Taking place every other Friday at 6 p.m., the series begins with a Wine 101 class for those new to drinking wine or simply wanting… Read More →

Scottsdale Postino WineCafé opening date announced

Postino WineCafé

Upward Projects, the Valley-based hospitality company known for transforming under-appreciated and historically significant properties into vibrant, welcoming neighborhood restaurants, is pleased to announce the opening of its most architecturally significant project yet. Named Postino Highland for the street it resides on at 4821 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ 8525, the restaurant & wine bar will… Read More →

LDV Winery offers ‘Taste of Persia’

LDV Winery

LDV Winery is hosting a “Taste of Persia” with Saffron JAK Chef and Winemaker Curt Dunham on Monday, May 16th at 6 p.m. The LVD Winery Wine Gallery at 6951 E. 1st St. in Scottsdale offer starts at $95 per person or $190 per couple. The evenings courses include: Social Course:  Sabzy Khordan (Vegetable Crudo) – Fresh local vegetables, sheep’s milk feta,… Read More →

Quiessence chef invited to cook at James Beard House

The esteemed James Beard House has invited local Chef Dustin Christofolo of Quiessence at The Farm at South Mountain, to cook at an event on May 20, 2016. Chefs invited to cook in the house are selected by the director of house programing at The James Beard House by demonstrating excellence in their discipline, are known… Read More →

Postino WineCafé opens Scottsdale location

Postino WineCafé

Postino WineCafé and Upward Projects is opening up its first Scottsdale location, Wednesday, at Kierland Commons, featuring a second-story loft, and an equal mix of indoor and outdoor space. Housed inside a soaring, custom-crafted two-story space on the property’s west end, the Upward Projects team rewrote the rules when developing, and designing the Kierland location… Read More →

Fleming’s renovates decor and menu

Fleming’s Scottsdale, located at 6333 N. Scottsdale Rd., has renovated its property to a more modern and architecturally hip environment. To go along with the new space, it has also released a few new items on an extended happy hour menu. The location’s most unique new factor is the wood flooring in the entry way –… Read More →

Orange Sky earns Wine Spectator 2014 Award of Excellence

by in Eat | Experience AZ Magazine

Talking Stick Resort, an enterprise of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, is proud to announce that its signature restaurant, Orange Sky, has once again been the recipient of Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence. This marks the fourth consecutive year the restaurant has been recognized for its impressive wine list. “We consider Orange Sky to… Read More →

Things to Do: May 27-June 4

Who’s feeling a bit nostalgic this weekend? From reliving three decades of award-winning chart-toppers by pianist Billy Joel, catching up with Tim Allen, running through downtown Tucson or watching Prescott reenact crucial events in Arizona history at its 150th anniversary, take some time to enjoy the past! Don’t forget to share photos of you enjoying… Read More →

La Bocca Opens North Phoenix Location

La Bocca Urban Pizzeria & Wine Bar added another location last month to north Phoenix, where the restaurant offers a smaller, more intimate experience than its Mill Avenue location in Tempe. Julian Wright of Fork & Dagger, a bar and restaurant development company, opened the north Phoenix location to tap into a market that is… Read More →

Discover New Wines at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

by in Date Night | Events | Lifestyle

In an effort to raise funds, the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts will host a wine tasting event on June 23. AJ’s Summer Wine Spectacular Tasting Event, which is in partnership with AJ’s Fine Foods, will feature 40 wines.  All of which are said to have been hand selected by AJ’’s “cellar masters.” The wine will be… Read More →

Discover New Wines at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

by in Eat | Events

In an effort to raise funds, the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts will host a wine tasting event June 23. AJ’s Summer Wine Spectacular Tasting Event, which is in partnership with AJ’s Fine Foods, will feature 40 wines, all of which are said to have been hand selected by AJ’s “cellar masters.” The wine… Read More →

2 new restaurants opening at Esplanade

by in Business News | Dining

Cushman & Wakefield today announced the opening of two new restaurants at The Shops at Esplanade, located on the southeast corner of Camelback Road and 24th Street.  The new tenants are part of Esplanade owner, MetLife, and Cushman & Wakefield’s efforts to revitalize the property’s retail presence. “We have worked diligently with MetLife to attract… Read More →

Northern Arizona Wineries: Alcantara Vineyard & Winery

Alcantara Vineyard and Winery
by in Play

Alcantara Vineyard & Winery is nestled in the hills outside of Cottonwood. The warm days and cooler nights allow for the creation of delicious wines and the perfect atmosphere to go on the vineyard tour. Before you even step inside the modern stucco house that serves as Alcantara’s tasting room and gift shop, you will… Read More →