Tuesday 21 January 2020
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Visit our friends in the wine industry and beyond.


Arizona Wine Growers Association A great source of information if you are interested in learning more about Arizona’s wine industry and how to become a vineyard owner or winemaker yourself.

Wine Inquirer The Wine Inquirer is Tucson Arizona’s online resource for all that is wine. The site features the latest in wine related news, reviews and interviews with members of the local wine community.

Weekly Wine Journal by Tim Hilcove

Sonoita Wine Guild

Willcox Wine Country

Verde Valley Wine Consortium

Verde Valley Wine Trail

The Wine Diva Fast-paced, interactive and customized wine events.

Sassy Sommelier Lizbeth Congiusti – lecturer and overall Sassy Sommelier – currently teaches Wine Tasting & Etiquette in the Valley of the Sun. A member of Premium Toastmaster, she is an accomplished speaker.

Wine Glossary A nice glossary of wine terms from Serenata Wines.


il Tocco/Culinary Mischief/Bacchus Mischief – Chef Gabriele Bertaccini inspires anyone who loves food and wine with his personalized dining experiences, either catered or through his Culinary Mischief (food-focused) and Bacchus Mischief (wine-focused) small gathering events.

Phoenix Food Nerds – A blog sprung out of a need to support local, hold-in-the-wall, mom-and-pop locations that these foodies felt weren’t getting the attention they properly deserved. Get the real scoop behind some of the best unknown locations around Phoenix.

PhoenixBites – Hungry in Phoenix? PhoenixBites is a comprehensive local dining guide providing food-enthusiasts with the latest news on the culinary scene in Phoenix, Arizona. Featuring all things food-related, you’ll find anything from restaurant news, reviews, menu specials, interviews with chefs, culinary event announcements, and everything in between.

Pistol Whipped Pastry – Our very good friend, Rachel Ellrich Miller, started Pistol Whipped Pastry to showcase her talent in creating yummy, tantalizing pastries. An experienced chef, Rachel also writes for us, as well as Chow Bella at the New Times. If you love delicious goodies, you won’t be disappointed.

Restaurant Live AZ  is a weekly internet radio podcast focused on celebrating the people and stories behind the Arizona restaurant, food and beverage scene.  Our friend Joanie Simon leads an hour-long entertaining and educational program visiting with everyone and anyone that matters in the local food, wine, cocktail and beer scene. It is lively, spontaneous, positive, and fun! If you can’t catch it live, visit the site to listen to the podcasts.


AZ Bitters Lab – Our friends, Bill and Lillian Buitenhuys love cocktails. They were inspired by the many bartenders they visited throughout the Phoenix area and started experimenting at home with house-made tinctures, infusions and bitters. The positive feedback they received gave them the confidence to move forward to create a business out this passion.


Press Coffee – Looking for the best coffee in Arizona? Check out Press Coffee Roasters at Kierland Commons or at your favorite restaurants and wine bars.

REAL ESTATE THE resource for information about the Willcox area. Interested in purchasing vineyard land – this is the guy to talk to!

TRAVEL Southwest US Travel Provided by Elizabeth Mitchell Phoenix Provided by Judy Hedding

Vagabonding LuLu Fun travel blog by Stacey Wittig

Cottonwood Chamber of Commerce


Local First Arizona Great organization helping Arizonans to participate in local businesses! We’re a proud member. Is your business local? You should check them out – membership is very reasonable!

Cultivate Santa Cruz Raising awareness of the region’s top products and the people who produce them. Publisher Rhonni Moffitt sits on the board of this non-profit that supports the wine industry in the other 47.

Good Food Allies – Good Food Finder A directory promoting the growth of small farms and food, telling the stories of those who make it and creating a place for those who want to gather around it.

EVENTS Stay on top of all the local events throughout Arizona (as well as nationwide). Sign up to be notified by email of current wine-related events.