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Family Tradition: Cave Creek Distillery gets OK to make whiskey on-site

By Sarah Donahue From the Appalachian to the Sonoran Desert, Chris Chapman is planting his 250-year-old moonshine recipe in the heart of Cave Creek. A former post office will soon be a fully operational distillery—Hillis and...

‘The Stars Aligned’: Partnership brings to life Seven Apart winery

By Brandie Bosworth Scottsdale businessman Don Dady grew up in the Sonoma Valley and spent his childhood passing the vineyards, hoping to one day call one his own. Fast forward to Dady as an adult, when...

Twice as Nice: Michael Waltrip launches ‘Two-Time’ beer brand

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Michael Waltrip is about having fun and enjoying life. The two-time Daytona 500 champion is serious about his beer, though. He, Bryan Sperber (former Phoenix Raceway president) and J. Glynn Gross founded Phoenix-based...

The Ultimate Picnic Basket: Merkin Vineyards offers sips of its products

By Elsa Hortareas With fall approaching, Merkin Vineyards is offering the quintessential picnic in a prepacked cooler for the perfect social distancing activity. The coolers have three options, all with wine and food. The first option retails...

Rockin’ in the Desert: Paul Hoffman blends his favorite wines with music

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski The walls at Paul Hoffman’s Desert Rock Winery & Distillery are peppered with photos of visitors to his Scottsdale Airpark-area facility. There’s Hoffman with Arizona-bred SiriusXM DJ Shannon Gunz and her fiance, Mudvayne’s...

Wine a Little: Sisters share their love of vino through their blog and events

By Annika Tomlin Shayla Smith and her sister, Shaunna Cooper, share a passion for wine. The siblings wanted to tell the world about their love of vino, so they created Wine Spencer, a contemporary wine brand...

Changing Things Up: State 48 keeps things fresh at new Norterra Rock House

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski State 48 likes to keep things fresh. In Downtown Phoenix, State 48 Brewery caters to the concert crowd from The Van Buren and Crescent Ballroom when there’s not a pandemic. The location also...

Knock, Knock Tequila Delivery: Corrido and CRUjiente Tacos make the rounds of Arcadia

By Annika Tomlin When Gov. Doug Ducey issued an executive order requiring restaurants to provide takeout and delivery only, Tequila Corrido co-owners Sarah Foote and Holly Simon saw it as an opportunity to push their...

Virtual Vittles: Local restaurant and winery inspire families to cook via social media

By Laura Latzko During the state’s stay-at-home order, many families have been struggling with what to make for dinner. Local business owners have sought to inspire others through virtual cooking lessons via Facebook. Among those are...

Saddle Up for Craft Beer: Award-winning Goodyear brewery is lager than life

By Annika Tomlin From homebrewing to Goodyear’s first brewing company, Saddle Mountain Brewing Company has come a long way in six years. But the company’s history goes back 20 years, when owner Laura Hansen bought a...

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