These are some of our favorite web sites for information about wine:

 

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terling Wine Online   Buy unique wine gifts online. An extensive selection of quality wine lover gifts and wine decor, including wine accessories, wine jewelry, wine art, wrought iron wine racks, wine glass charms and more.   http://www.sterlingwineonline.com
 

California Wine Month  Check out events for September   www.californiawineevents.com

 

Joto Sake  A wealth of info about sake.  www.jotosake.com

 

Grand Central Oyster Bar Restaurant Order seafood treats online or check out the menu.  www.oysterbarny.com

 

Far Corners Safaris Get all the info on the luxury trip to Argentina over Thanksgiving week.  www.fcsafaris.com

 

Cameron Hughes Wines  Buy premium wines with the Cameron Hughes label online.  www.chwines.com 

 

Dry Creek Valley Passport Event  Enter the drawing for your chance to attend the Passport to Dry Creek Valley Event in Sonoma Valley the last full weekend of April every year.  www.info@wdcv.com.

 

PS I Love You  The Petite Sirah marketing organization.  Special events, dinners, wine education.  www.psiloveyou.org

 

Scottsdale Culinary Festival The longest running culinary festival in the nation. Choose from a six day celebration of events, wine dinners, wine pairings and a James Beard award winning dinner.  Contact www.scottsdaleculinaryfestival.org

 

The Sonoran Brewing Company Arizonians can order fine microbrewed beers online at www.sonoranbrewing.com.

 

FERMENTATION, The Daily Wine Blog Read Tom Wark's daily wine blog.  One of the best on the web.  fermentation.typepad.com

 

California Bubble Works A new delicious sparkling wine out of Napa Valley made from Cabernet Sauvignon grapes.  Order on line at www.californiabubbleworks.com

 

M. Stephens Restaurant Fine dining and wine in the heart of North Carolina's furniture country, High Point, NC with Matt Upchruch, winner of Wine Spectator's Award of Excellence!  www.mstephensdining.com

 

Redstone Meadery  A new twist on the oldest beverage.  Modern meadmaking satisfies today's tastes.  David Meyers of Redstone Meadery in beautiful Boulder, CO produces mead for all seasons and occasions.     Shop online at www.redstonemeadery.com

 

Michael DeLoach, Hook and Ladder Winery  Incredibly versatile Michael DeLoach hosts a syndicated radio show at http://www.wine-country-live.com. and writes an on-line wine column at http://www.beyondwonderful.com/experts/wine/content_wine.htm.  Visit Hook and Ladder Winery at   http://www.hookandladderwinery.com

 

WineStyles  A new concept in wine stores.  Wines arranged by style instead of varietal.  WineStyles has 66 locations throughout the U.S. and planning more locations.  www.winestyles.net

 

Mary Elaine's An exquisite 5-star restaurant located at the beautiful Phoenician Resort, Scottsdale, Arizona.  Master Sommelier Greg Tresner oversees the outstanding wine service in conjunction with James Beard award-winning Chef Bradford Thompson who creates the incredible menu options. www.thephoenician.com

 

LocalWineEvents.Com - If you want to attend a wine tasting or wine and food-related event anywhere in the world, search this web site for the latest information. Ticketing service also available for groups conducting eventshttp://www.localwineevents.com

 

Alpana Singh  Director of Wine for the Lettuce Entertertain You Enterprises, Inc.  Alpana is the youngest female to successful pass the Master Sommelier examination, and just released her first book "Alpana Pours".  www.lettuceentertainyou.com

 

Michael David Vineyards  7 Deadly Zins, 7 Heavenly Chardonnays, Earthquake, Incognito are some of the wines produced by Michael and Dvid Phillips, fifth-generation winegrowers from Lodi, California.  www.lodivineyards.com

 

Alliance Beverage Distributing Company  Arizona's largest distributor of wine, spirits and beer.  Professional Beverage Sales educational programs to the trade are also offered.  www.alliance-beverage.com

 

The Saucy Sisters  Barbara Nowak and Beverly Wichman, are authors and professional speakers who happily share their knowledge about wine.  Their latest book, The Saucy Sisters Guide to Wine, What Every Girl Should Know Before She Uncorks is packed full of fun information, with hints and tips about wines, wine pairings, entertaining with wine, wine health, plus much more.   www.saucysisters.com

 

Anita Laraia's Wine School, Inc.  Anita LaRaia is a long-time wine educator haveing spent 28 years teaching at her wine school in Atlanta.  She's the author of a new book Pick A Perfect Wine in No Time.  www.anitalaraia.com

 

Arizona Wine Growers Association  A not-for-profit organization representing the 22 wineries and 30 vineyards in the state of Arizona.  Current information and links to all Arizona wineries and information on legislation affecting shipping of wine direct to consumers.  www.arizonawine.org

 

Paul Franson  Host of Napa Life, a weekly radio show broadcast from the Napa Valley, California.  Paul is also a frequent contributor and writer for several wine magazines and is the co-author of Spinning the Bottle (a book about wine public relations).  www.spinningthebottle.com or www.napalife.com

 

Far Corners Safaris  Providing Exceptional Experiences for the Discerning Traveler.  A Phoenix-based tour company with four decades of experience organizing and leading tours for small groups.  Owner Kate Bloor is a specialist in trips to Africa, South America, and Asia.  Customized wine trips are offered.  www.fcsafaris.com

 

Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar  Fleming's is known for its "100" wines-by-the glass program.  Choose among the many selections to create your own wine flights - trios of 2-oz tastes.  Delicious food choices range from prime steaks to fresh seafood.  Become a Friend of Fleming's by visiting www.flemingssteakhouse.com

 

Michael Green Wine Wine and Spirits Consultant to Gourmet Magazine,

Michael Green is a passionate and enthusiastic wine educator, importer, writer and consultant.  Learn more at www.michaelgreenwine.com

 

Sol y Sombra Spanish Kitchen and Lounge  Scottsdale's hottest new restaurant, located in DC Ranch.  Spanish Tapas created by Chef Aaron May and an all Spanish wine list.  David Johnson, Sommelier.  www.solysombraaz.com

 

Provenance Vineyards  Winemaker and General Manager Tom Rinaldi crafts elegant, classic hand harvested wines from Rutherford, Oakville and the Carneros regions of California.  Wine & Spirits Regional Winery of the Year.  www.provenancevineyards.com

 

Michele Scott  Wine and Equestrian Mystery/Romance Writer.  Author of "Murder Uncorked" and "Murder by the Glass".  Win a trip to Napa Valley in the Wine Lover's Mystery Sweepstakes.  Visit www.michelescott.com to enter to win one of two weekend getaways to Napa Valley, California.

 

Bennett Lane Winery  Randy Lynch, owner of Bennett Lane Winery combines his love of wine and NASCAR racing at this Calistoga, California winery.   Specializing in bold, lush, elegant blended wines, such as Maximus Red and Maximus White Feasting Wines as well as limited release wines, including the highly rated Primus Reserve Napa Valley Caberent Sauvignon.  www.bennettlane.com

 

Terroir, the Wine Pub  One of Scottsdale's friendliest wine bars, Terroir offers a wide selection of fine wines from around the world, along with a wine bar that offers 40-50 wines by the glass. They also feature a large selection of beers, cheeses, chocolates, cigars, and of course, wine accessorieswww.terroirwinepub.com

 

StoneFly Vineyard  Situated near the base of Mt. George in Napa Valley, StoneFly Vineyard creates beautiful elegant Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon wines.  Co-Owner Claudia Sansone is a Culinary Art Director to such Celebrity Chefs as Michael Chiarello, Jacques Pepin and Joanne Weir.  www.stoneflyvineyard.com

 

Mosaic Restaurant  Owner Chef Deborah Knight, named Best New Chef in 2002 from Food & Wine, creates globally influenced cuisine using the highest quality of ingredients.  Matt Rinn, General Manager and Wine Director oversees their extensive selection of wines (500 bottles; 25 by the glass.)  www.mosaic-restaurant.com

 

Carte du Vin  Jeff Smith, author of the new book on cellaring wine, The Best Cellar, is also the owner of Carte due Vin, a company that provides inventory and cellar management.   www.carteduvin.com

 

Vinography.com  One of the most popular wine blogs on the web.  Host Alder Yarrow updates his site frequently with wine reviews, San Francisco area restaurant recommendations, and opinions about wine trends.  www.vinography.com

 

Southern Provencian, LLC   Importer of estate French wines with access to vineyards that have been passed down from generation to generation, by the local Southern Provence winemakers. www.southernprovencianwine.com 

 

Celebrations Wine Club  As a member of this wine club, you will receive two or more bottles of hand-crafted California or Italian wines each month.   Specializing in wines made by winemakers who are passion about producing outstanding wines.  www.celebrationswineclub.com

 

Granite Creek Vineyards   Located in Northern Arizona's Chino Valley, Granite Creek Vineyards specializes in hand-crafted, sulfite-free, organic wines.  Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday and by appointment.  www.granitecreekvineyards.com

 

Foods from Spain/Wines from Spain  Become a Spanish wine connoisseur by ordering Wines from Spain Far from Ordinary Wine Guide 2005-06.  Visit www.winesfromspainusa.com for your FREE copy.  To learn more about Spain's wonderful food products visit

www.cheesefromspain.com and www.oliveoilfromspain.com.

 

Doug Frost, MS, MW  Wine Consultant, Judge and Author.  Recent contribution to Wines from Spain Far from Ordinary Wine Guide.  Accredited as a Master Sommelier and Master of Wine.  Contact Doug at www.dougfrost.com.

 

The Henry Wine Group  Wholesalers, importers and brokers of premium wines.  To contact Peter Neptune, Master Sommelier and Vice President of Wine Education, visit www.henrywinegroup.com.

 

Cronicle Books Publisher of The Wine Lover's Dessert Cookbook recipes and pairing for the perfect glass of wine by Mary Cech and Jennie Schacht.  Order your copy by visiting www.croniclebooks.com

 

Aurole Restaurant  Home of the four-story "Wine Tower, the first of its kind in the world.  Inspired by a scene in Mission Impossible, the lounge features 4,000 bottles of wine.  Located at the Mandalay Bay Resort, Las Vegas, NV.  www.mandalaybay.com

 

Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority  Your best resource for what's happening in Las Vegas.  Las Vegas is home to 13 master sommeliers, more than any other U.S. city.  Links to hotels, restaurants, and places to play when visiting Las Vegas.  www.visitlasvegas.com

 

Casa Barranca Winery   A National Historical Landmark on 54 acres, this winery specializes in wines made from organic grapes.

Located in the Ojai Valley, California. www.casabarranca.com

 

AndyFood, a Culinary Studio  Located in Scottsdale, AndyFood is one of the area's best cooking schools.  AndyFood offers demonstration, hands-on and group classes.  www.andyfood.com  

 

Cork Supply USA  America's premium wine cork supplier. Offers the finest quality cork available, plus other closure products for the wine industry, including natural cork, 1+1, synthetics and screwcaps.  www.corksupplyusa.com

 

Round Pond  Located in Rutherford, Napa Valley, California, Round Pond offers extraordinary artisan olive oils, vinegars and limited-production wines using old-world traditions.  www.roundpond.com 

 

Oenophilia "For the Love of Wine."  Providing the finest selection of wine gifts, wine openers, corkscrews, wine carriers and other items for the wine connoisseur.  Oenophilia is a wholesale company, however, you can find their products in many retail locations.  www.oenophilia.com 

 

AJ's Fine Foods  Arizona's premiere gourmet grocery with 11 stores (10 in Phoenix, 1 in Tucscon.)  Artistically displayed produce, freshly cut to order meats, imported cheeses, sushi bars, international wines, artisean breads, chef prepared take-out gourmet dishes, and beautiful florals.  www.ajsfinefoods.com  

 

The Roaring Fork Restaurant  Recognized for its great American Western cuisine, The Roaring Fork Restaurant serves dinner only at its Scottsdale, Arizona, and Austin, Texas locations.  Owned by James Beard Award winning Chef Robert McGrath.  www.roaringfork.com   

 

Brotherhood of the Knights of the Vine  A social organization created to promote American wines and wine producing regions, to introduce and recognize quality wines from around the world, and to rekindle the respect of wine and wine culture for mankind and country.  www.kov.org 

 

J Street Cafe  One of Sacramento's favorite restaurants.   Owners Dr. Mitch and Gonul Blum offer New American/California cuisine with a hint of Mediterranean.  Extensive wine menu.  www.jstreetcafe.com 

 

4 in Wine Imports, LLC  Importers and distributors of the best Rieslings from Germany, an exclusive selection of wines from Burgundy and Bordeaux, and unique wines of distinction from the Napa Valley.   www.4inwine.com

 

Seduction and Spice  Add a generous helping of romance and sizzle to your next private dinner party with an evening of wine and food designed by Chef Alexi Faucher, Mistress de Cuisine, and owner of Seduction and Spice, Scottsdale, Arizona.  www.seductionandspice.com   

 

Cape of Good Hope Wine Company  An Arizona importer of boutique style wines from South Africa.  The vineyards represented are from family owned, limited quantity production wineries.  www.goodhopewineco.com

 

Santa Barbara County Vitners' Association  Host of the Santa Barbara County Vitners' Festival held each April.  For ticket information, contact www.sbcountywines.com

 

Pretty-Smith Winery  Founded by Lisa Pretty in 2000, Pretty-Smith creates handcrafted wines from the classic Bordeaux varieties.  Located at the northern gateway to Paso Robles, California.  www.prettysmith.com

 

Tour de Paso  A weekend of wine and food, February 24-26, at the Scottsdale Culinary Institute, Scottsdale, Arizona.  Over 34 wineries represented from the Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance.  www.tourdepaso.com

 

Jeff Runquist Wines  Jeff Runquist produces ultra premium red table wines including Zinfandel, Sangiovese,  Syrah, Primitivo, Petite Sirah, Barbera, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon.  www.jeffrunquistwines.com

 

Tea Master Larry Canepa  Learn the art of tea from Tea Master Larry Canepa in Phoenix, Arizona.  Tea tastings, tea history and tea protocol.  Contact Larry at dinner8@yahoo.com, or 602 631 9553. 

 

Cellar Advisors  Wine appraisers, wine auction representation, wine inventory management, wine movers.  Based in St. Louis.  Contact Owner Mark Lazur at www.cellaradvisors.com

 

Beaucanon Estate  Owner Louis de Coninck creates wines in the tradition of his family's Bordeaux vineyards.  Located in Napa Valley on the historic Longwood Ranch, Beaucanon Estate wines are richly-flavored and highly complex.  www.beaucanonestate.com

 

American Gold Medal Wines 2006 Guide A comprehensive look at the country's top medal winning wines.  Published by Clarissa Elgarten.  Retails for $13.95.  To order, call 1-888-484-32469, or visit www.americangoldmedalwines.com

 

Tincknell & Tincknell, Wine Sales and Marketing Consultants, Healdsburg, California.  The marketing experts behind the innovative and popular boxed wines.  www.marketingwine.com

 

Free the Grapes, a national grassroots coalition of wine lovers and wineries who seek to remove restrictions in states that prohibit consumers from purchasing wines directly from out-of-state wineries.   www.freethegrapes.org  

 

Thomas Arvid Fine Art  The country's renowned wine artist who paints vivid still-life pictures of wine bottles, wine corks, wine labels, corkscrews and cigars.  www.thomasarvid.com

  

Wente Vineyards  California's oldest continuously family owned and operated winery. A lifestyle destination winery that offers wine tastings, restaurants, a golf course, special events and summertime concerts.  Learn more at www.wentevineyards.com

 

J. Lohr Vineyards and Wines  Producer of flavorful and complex wines  from estate vineyards located in Monterey County, California. Three tiers of wines available and distributed in 25 countries. www.jlohr.com

 

 



 




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