Check out our very own Raini Keyser, featured in Ahwatukee Foothills News!   AHWATUKEE WOMAN HELPS WINE LOVERS DRINK IN KNOWLEDGE Raini Keyser helps wine aficionados keep their bottles safe while expanding their knowledge of the fruit of the vine. “Any problem or issue or help someone might need with their wine collection, we’ve done … Continued

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RIESLING: THE MOST MISUNDERSTOOD AND UNDERAPPRECIATED GRAPE OF THE LAST 500 YEARS We all have our favorite, daily drinker white wines, right? Maybe it’s a crisp Sancerre, perfect on a hot summer day. Or perhaps an easy drinking Pinot Grigio to sip on by the pool. Maybe your favorite is a Chardonnay from Burgundy that … Continued

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Mexico: A Wine Destination

Mexico is a vacation spot known for its delicious food, sunny beaches, and tequila filled spring breaks. But what many travelers have yet to explore is Mexico’s incredible wine country. With three unique regions, providing a wide range of varietals, it has recently become a popular destination for vinophiles. The Spanish started cultivating wine in … Continued

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Wine Tasting 101

We all know how to drink wine but tasting it properly is a whole different ball game. Whether you are blind tasting or simply trying to understand what is in your glass, it is important to learn how to taste correctly. Since white and red wine are completely different animals, we will focus on white … Continued

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The Truth about Preservatives in Wine

  Preservatives often get a bad rap. Although they are essential to the longevity of food and beverages, they are assumed to be unhealthy chemicals. Alcohol, acidity, tannins, and sulfites are the preservatives found in wine. Without these ingredients, the wine you love would turn to vinegar.   Alcohol and Acidity The most fundamental preservative … Continued

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Wine Hacks: How to… Save a Corked Bottle

Scenario You’re on a date and things are going surprisingly well. Unfortunately, dinner has come to an end and it’s time for the check. In an attempt to keep things going you, invite them back for a glass of wine. You get back to your place and, thankfully, you have one bottle left in your … Continued

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MDA Taste of the Town

When: October 14 at 6:30PM

Where: Scottsdale Quarter

How Much: Presale: $65 Regular: $85

A fine wine, beer & food tasting event; in its 16th year! Along with enjoying wonderful food & drink there will be great live entertainment by a local band – Lane Change. There will also be an opportunity to bid on some GREAT silent auction packages; trips, golf, jewelry – the list goes on and on!

All proceeds from event benefit 2,500 Arizona families affected by muscular dystrophy. MDA is fighting to free individuals — and the families who love them — from the devastating effects of muscular dystrophy, ALS and related life-threatening diseases so they can live longer and grow stronger.

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Vineyard to Table Winemaker Dinner with Chef/Owner Chrysa Robertson

When: October 10 at 6:00PM

Where: LDV Wine Gallery

How Much: $95

An intimate evening of great food paired with award-winning LDV Winery estate wines. Chef/Owner Chrysa Roberson and LDV Winemaker Curt Dunham create an incredible meal under the stars at LDV Wine Gallery.

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Arizona Humane Society Fundraiser Tasting

When: September 29 at 6:00PM

Where: Central Wine

How Much: $15

Join us and some of the Arizona Humane Society team as we pour a flight of some of our favorite Arizona Wine Producers with all proceeds from that evening going to AHS, 10% off bottles tasted to go and we will be accepting donations all week long to help these animals in our community!

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Modern Cellar Mistakes

When you think of a wine cellar you picture a dark room with lots of wood and bold Italian architecture. But this traditional style may not fit your sleek, 21st Century home. We are starting to see collectors choose modern over traditional designs for their cellar. There are many things to consider when deciding if … Continued

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