News and Notes

'Cezanne and American Modernism' at Phoenix Art Museum

28 June 2010

When: July 1-Sept. 26.

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays; noon-5 p.m. Sundays; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Wednesdays; and 6-10 p.m.

First Fridays. Special hours: Noon-5 p.m. next Sunday, July 4, and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 5.

Where: Phoenix Art Museum, 1625 N. Central Ave.

Admission: $10, $8 for seniors and students, $4 for ages 6-17, free for children 5 and younger.

Details: 602-257-1222, phxart.org.

 

Arizona Trade Exchange

20 June 2010

We No Longer accept Arizona Trade Exchange vouchers.

Julio Iglesias

14 June 2010

Alert your nana, because her favorite singer is in town. In the Anglo market, Iglesias is best known for the pop pap of "To All the Girls I've Loved Before." However, Spanish-speaking audiences have a long history with the crooner, thanks to playfully sensual tunes like "Hey," "Abrazame" and "A Veces Tu, a Veces Yo."

Details: 8 p.m. Friday, June 18. Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino, 5040 Wild Horse Pass Blvd., Chandler. $60-$125. 877-840-0457, wingilariver.com.


 

2007 Chateau d'Og Cabernet Sauvignon

11 June 2010

Brenda's Winemaking Cabernet Sauvignon is KING

Some of the greatest wines of the world are produced from Cabernet Sauvignon; none more renowned than the red wines from Bordeaux, France.  Impressive houses (“chateaux”) honor these prestigious wines from a region where tradition reigns supreme.  2007 represents our first vintage of a Dog Series Cabernet Sauvignon.  Brenda loves the “bigness” of well made Cabernet Sauvignon. Bold flavors of currents, berries, chocolate and spice.  Ample tannins that provide structure and complexity.  What’s not to like?  Our only issues are that we are the antithesis of traditional, we don’t own a fancy “chateau” winery and we definitely enjoy having a bit more “dog” fun with our wine labels.  Thus was born our Chateau d’Og Cabernet Sauvignon, pronounced in your best faux French accent… shă-tō dÄ“-ôg kăb-Ó™r-nā sō-vÄ“n-gôn.

Spring Concerts in the Park

2 June 2010

Thursday, June 10, 2010
Rhythm FX 7-9pm
Freestone Park Amphitheatre

Rhythm FX is an energetic, crowd pleasing dance band that presents a resourceful mix of music.  From animated dance grooves, high-energy rock, top 40, disco, funk to smooth, sophisticated standards the band creates exciting music for audiences to enjoy.

After the show come in for a glass of wine, iced coffee drinks and dessert.

Wine tasting with Classico Fine Wines

28 May 2010

Saturday, May 29th at the Olive Mill from 11:00am to 2:00pm for a Classico Fine Wines Wine Tasting Event. Classico Fine Wines and Spirits “Where old world wines meet new world wines” . Classico offers wines from around the world…France, Italy, South Africa, California, and Spain just to name a few. Live music with Sarah Davis.

The Olive Mill

25062 S. Meridian Road
Queen Creek, AZ 85242

[Map]

Schnepf Farms peach festival 2010

20 May 2010

Celebrate all things peach at this annual festival. Activities include a peach-pit toss, a peach-pie-eating contest, peachy gunny-sack races and a celebrity chef demonstration. Peruse and purchase different food items at the farmers market. This event runs  May 22, 23.

New Wine Arrivals

2 April 2010

Mark West 2005 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

Tasting Notes - Ruby colored pinot that’s so deep you can barely see through it. Aromas of cranberry, fleshy nectarine, plum, strawberries, cinnamon and nutmeg. Silky jam flavors of strawberries, juicy ripe cherries, and plum coat the tongue. Plenty of length and a lively acid balance.

Mark West 2005 Russian River Valley Chardonnay

Grapes for this wine were carefully stored and then gently pressed to preserve natural fruit aromas and flavors during fermentation.  The wine was aged sur lies in French oak for approximately 14 months to impart rich notes and round out the texture of the wine.  Concentrated aromas of crisp apple, ripe pears, and dried apricots intermingle with oak notes of caramel and vanilla. Both by the glass >$10 Great values.

Chef Du Moo @ Superstition Farm

16 March 2010

Thank you, Casey, Christine, Jennifer, Bobbie, Kelly, Jeff, Kyle, Melrose and everybody else that made Chef Du Moo @ Superstition Farm happened. Thank you Foodies for your support  and dedication.  Next Farm to Fork event at the Farm is mid April .
 Check:http://www.superstitionfarmtours.com/chefdumoo.html  for details.
If anybody has any pictures of the event , please share.

Wines of the Week

5 March 2010

Here are some notes from Thursday March 4th 2010 afternoon tasting at my favorite Thursday spot:

Peter Paul 2006 Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley, Serracino Vineyards . Deep red color almost black...sweet/candied fruits on the nose...rich and ripe flavors, with lots of black fruit and spice...good balance, and easy drinking . Great with Pork Molise.

08 Rojo Mojo Shiraz La Mancha Spain Young Shiraz from central Spain? From the land of Don Quixote? Yes Shiraz is it. Fun little wine. Intense stewed cherry and blackberry fruit characters followed by tobacco, cinnamon, black pepper and cloves, big fruit blast with firm yet friendly tannins. Great Value @ $ 26.

Vinaceous 06 "Right Hand Red" McLaren Vale Australia

If you like MollyDooker you'll love this. The Shiraz brings some nice blueberry and dark fruit notes. The Grenache ads a nice smokey, savory complexity. The Tempranillo spices things up with crushed white and black peppercorns, and a slight touch of tar.


 
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