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Friday 24 November 2017
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Posts by: John Johnson

Vagabonding Lulu: Get Your Brix on Route 66

Whether you “get your kicks” or “get your “Brix”—the winemakers’ measure of the sugar content of wine—on Route 66, one...

Coffee berry

Berry to Cup/Grape to Glass

My favorite people to talk coffee with tend to be wine, craft beer or cocktail drinkers. These people are comfortable with the idea that a...

Beckett's Table

Chef’s Table: Beckett’s Table

Recipe and pairing provided by Beckett’s Table Tender Duck Confit on Lentils, paired with Sand-Reckoner “5” 2010 Serves 6...

La Bella Terre

Love at First Bite: La Bella Terre

Terri Nacke is a fascinating person. She is your long lost aunt, ushering you into her cozy kitchen and fixing you a cup of coffee with her...

Bar Crudo

Happy Hour Highlight: Bar Crudo

If readers are familiar with the “Cocktail Corner” articles in AZ Wine Lifestyle, they’ll note that, invariably, the bartenders...

sheraton

Wine About Town: A Wine Lover’s Haven at Sheraton Phoenix Downtown

Over the years, I’ve traveled for pleasure, as well as for work, and stayed in a variety of hotels. One thing I’ve noticed is the hotel...

Hophead Vodka

Getting Spirited with Micah: Hophead Vodka

With flavors like Fruit Loops, Mountain Dew, cotton candy and bubble gum overflowing the shelves, it’s hard to believe flavored vodka is...

Rubee’s Restaurant Spotlight: Market Street Kitchen

Market Street Kitchen in North Scottsdale’s DC Ranch is a neighborhood restaurant that makes me wish I lived next door. Nods to the...

Jade Bar

“The Pour” and More at Jade Bar at Sanctuary Resort

If you haven’t stopped by the newly remodeled Jade Bar recently, it’s definitely worth a visit. Last fall, Jade Bar finished...

The Cheese Plate: A Simple Reminder about Simple (and Thoughtful) Living

For many of us, a quiet evening with a bottle of wine, paired with delicious food and shared with our loved ones is one of our favorite...