Spring Issue – Arizona Vines & Wines

March 2, 2010 at 11:46 am (Uncategorized)

The Spring issue is out!  This is our two year anniversary of starting the magazine.  It has been quite an adventure.  We have really enjoyed getting to know everyone involved in Arizona’s wine industry.

Lots of good stuff in this issue.  Rancho Rossa is the Featured Winery, wrtten by International Wine Master – Jay Bileti.  Jim Seder from the Wine Inquirer wrote the Grape Perspectives.  Eric Glomski wrote an article on the history of Prohibition and how it still affects the wine industry today.  Margaret Van Damme wrote an article on vineyard weddings.  Steve Ayers wrote an article on the movie – Blood into Wine.  Chow Hound – Christina Barrueta wrote an article on FnB Restaurant (A new restaurant that features ONLY Arizona Wines!).  We have a recipe via Chef Jeff Smetstad of Elote Cafe in Sedona.  We added a new article – Point of Brew – about craft beers and local breweries written by Thomas Ale Johnson.  And lastly – Natalie Morris wrote her last article for us on Agritopia.  Natalie is leaving to study gastronomy in Italy for a year.  We hope you enjoy the magazine!

View the magazine online here: http://view.digipage.net/?id=spring2010-issue%20

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Willcox Wine Country Association

March 1, 2010 at 9:16 am (Uncategorized)

I am part of a group in Willcox that we formed to promote Willcox as a wine tourism destination.  The first major item to come out of the group was the inclusion of a viticulture course in the annual “Willcox Ag Day”.  Thanks to Jim Graham for spearheading that and thanks to Rob Call from the U of A for putting together the course.  We are looking forward to more involvement and curriculum from the U of A in the future.

See the article I wrote for the Willcox Range News Here: http://www.willcoxrangenews.com/articles/2010/01/27/news/news10.txt

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Echo Canyon Vineyard and Winery – Offered at $1,999,900

March 1, 2010 at 3:50 am (Uncategorized)

Echo Canyon Vineyard and Winery is comprised of 14 acres nestled above the banks of the Oak Creek with a view of the namesake canyon wall.  Surrounded by massive hand built walls of volcanic rock, the plantings consist of Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet, Cab Franc and Zinfandel.  The winery building includes a 2b/2b living quarters.  Over 100 years ago, Echo Canyon was the site of a farm that produced fruits and vegetables for the mining camps in Jerome.  The stage coach trail that was used is still visible today.This property is shown by appointment only.  Price includes a substantial amount of wine inventory both in bottle and in barrel.  Call for an appointment to tour the property and taste the wine.  Seller financing is available.

Echo Canyon Spring 2010

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