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Shake Your Tail Feather: Peacock Wine Bar shares elegance and wine

By Annika Tomlin | March 3, 2021 Peacock Wine Bar blends the owners’ passion for the alcoholic beverage and a family feel. Tracy Wallace and her husband, Rich, opened the Gilbert wine bar after visiting a...

‘Anniversary Week’: Simple Machine fetes 1st year with special beers

By Tara Alatorre | January 19, 2021 Simple Machine Brewing Company celebrated its first anniversary by releasing three special beers during what it dubbed “Anniversary Week.” Although the North Phoenix brewery did not have a...

One Sip at a Time: Sorso Wine Room celebrates 6 years

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | January 17, 2021 When Mark Teahen left Major League Baseball during Spring Training of 2014, he and his wife, Lauren, took a trip to Italy to consider the sport in the...

Roosevelt Row Gets Lucky: Craft cocktail and food truck concept comes to town

By Annika Tomlin | January 11, 2021 Restaurateur Julian Wright is best known for his Pedal Haus Brewery, La Bocca Pizzeria and Canteen Modern Tequila Bar concepts. Now he’s bringing Luckys Indoor Outdoor, a craft cocktail...

Partner in Wine: Danica Patrick teams with French family for rosé

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Former racecar driver Danica Patrick acknowledges that her reasons for offering rosé wine aren’t necessarily classy or politically correct, but they’re true. “I like to drink it,” the part-time Scottsdale resident says with...

‘Hare’ of the Dog: Distillery’s owners add a personal touch to its tasting room

By Jacqueline Robledo After several years of running a business and working in academia, the husband-and-wife team of Jim Matz and Wendy Tilton decided it was time to try something new. The couple moved to...

A New Team: Isiah Thomas pairs with Thirstie for his champagne

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Former Detroit Pistons “Bad Boy” Isiah Thomas has gone from pouring champagne on teammates to selling it. Thomas’ award-winning Cheurlin Champagne recently launched an online presence with the New York-based e-commerce company Thirstie....

Hop into The White Rabbit: Speakeasy celebrates second anniversary with expansion

By Annika Tomlin When Nick Medina and Corey Potts were in the telecommunications business, they traveled around the world, hitting speakeasies in their free time. Two years ago, the pair opened the Prohibition-inspired bar The White...

Uncorking Creativity: Sommeliers are pouring out their hearts to survive

By Kristine Cannon Scottsdale-area sommeliers are avoiding a sour grapes attitude and finding creative ways to stay afloat amid a pandemic that’s crushed the spirits of virtually every industry. The highly trained wine experts work hourly...

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...

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