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Beverage Manufacturing

  • Calendar

    December 26, 2013
  • Blogs

    December 19, 2013

    An Ode to White Zinfandel

    Thank you, pink zin. If you are still reading you are probably looking for some seriously sarcastic snark. Sorry, that's not what's coming. Those of us who make a living in and around the wine world, and those of you who enjoy the gigantic selection of really great wines available today, owe a tre ... More >>

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    November 14, 2013
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    September 14, 2013

    Arizona Wine Gets a Shout Out from SF Chronicle

    In this occasional series, FnB's Pavle Milic spills about his current mission to learn how wine is made, literally, from the Southern Arizona ground up. I have lived in Arizona on and off for twenty-four years. In that time I've seen a lot of growth and change especially and the food and wine scene ... More >>

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    August 29, 2013
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    July 25, 2013
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    June 24, 2013

    Arizona Brewery Tours Offers a View of Local Craft Breweries

    Arizona's strict DUI laws may make it tough to get your fill of locally brewed beers in the Valley. Fortunately, Arizona Brewery Tours has found a way around that. See also: - -Eleven Favorite Phoenix Beers -24 Legitimately Fascinating Facts About Beer

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2013

    Ten FIDY, Oskar Blues and the Canned Beer Apocalypse

    Beer: Ten FIDY Brewery: Oskar Blues Brewery Style: Imperial Stout ABV: 10.5 percent As we inch ever closer to the third annual AmeriCAN Canned Craft Beer Festival our discussion of aluminum cylinders continues, and it's only right that at this point we bring up Oskar Blues. See also: - 2013 Ameri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2013

    Sam Pillsbury Spills on the Reason He Landed in Arizona, and Launches a Wine Column for Chow Bella

    This week we introduce a new, occasional wine column by one of the best-known Arizona winemakers, Sam Pillsbury. Welcome to Spillsbury. When managing editor Amy Silverman asked me to write for Chow Bella and New Times, I had to stop and think how that was going to work. I think that will evolve. I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2013

    Cigar City Jai Alai: Take It in the Can

    Beer: Jai Alai Brewery: Cigar City Brewing Co. Style: American IPA ABV: 7.5 percent The journey from brew kettle to drinking vessel is long and hard, and not all beer gets there in perfect condition. To taste right, a beer must battle many foes along the way: diacetyl, a yeast compound that tastes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2013

    Fate Brewing Company: Happy Hour Report Card

    The Spot: Fate Brewing Company , 7337 East Shea Boulevard #105 Scottsdale, 480-994-1275, fatebrewing.com. See Also: - Brews and Chews at Fate Brewing Company - Happy Hour Report Card: San Tan Brewing Company The Hours: Happy Hour is offered Monday through Friday from 3 to 6 p.m.

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2013

    New Online Wine Retailer Cuts Out the Middleman for Savings on Top-Notch Wine

    The folks at Nakedwines.com, a British online wine retailer that recently launched in the United States, say they have some bad news for wine lovers. "When you spend $50 on a bottle of delicious Napa Cab, you are spending about $7 on wine," the website says. "And $43 on sales, marketing and other s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2013

    Watch Out, Kitties, Here Comes San Tan Brewing Company's Sex Panther

    There's no evidence that it's illegal in nine countries or that "60 percent of the time, it works every time," but one thing's certain: San Tan Brewing Company's Sex Panther is on the loose starting Monday, January 7. See also: - New Brewing Company Moving Into Former Rio Salado Brewing Site - Ro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2012

    Beer for Brains RAREaffair 2012: Tons of Brews, a Dozen-Plus Restaurants, and No Flippin' Drink Tickets

    A wise man (Homer Simpson) once said, "To alcohol! The cause of and solution to all of life's problems." And if the problem happens to be how to raise brain cancer awareness, then the Beer for Brains RAREaffair has glasses full of the solution. From 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday, November 10, Bee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2012

    Maynard Keenan, Sam Pillsbury, Todd Bostock and other Wine Experts Give Pavle Milic Advice on Designing Wine Labels -- and Pavle Finally Names His Wine

    "Los Milics" In this occasional series, Pavle Milic (co-owner of FnB, Baratin, Bodega and AZ Wine Merchants in Scottsdale) will spill about his current mission to learn how wine is made -- literally from the Southern Arizona ground up. Today: What's in a name? And some advice from the pros on label ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2012

    Amazon.com Will Start Selling Wine

    The internet's monolithic online retailer, Amazon.com, is poised to begin selling wine through their Marketplace sometime later this month. See Also: --Pavle Milic's Wine-Making Adventure --5 Ways to Open a Bottle of Wine (Without a Corkscrew) We can only imagine how handy Amazon.com's customer r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2012

    Pavle Milic Harvests the Grapes for His Still Unnamed Wine

    In this occasional series, Pavle Milic (co-owner of FnB, Baratin, Bodega and AZ Wine Merchants in Scottsdale) will spill about his current mission to learn how wine is made -- literally from the Southern Arizona ground up. Today: the harvest. Momentary Suspension of Reality I have made the drive t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2012

    AZ Hops & Vines in Sonoita Grows Arizona's First Commercial Hops Crop

    See also: Ten Favorite Arizona Summer Festivals and Adventures for Food, Wine and Beer Lovers Nowadays, the rolling grasslands of Sonoita and Elgin are better known for wineries than big cattle ranches. But apparently, grapes aren't destined to be the only gold in them thar hills. Shannon Austin ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 24, 2012
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    April 19, 2012

    Talking Bourbon with Rob Samuels, COO of Maker's Mark

    Rob Samuels comes from a long line of whiskey-makers -- the Samuels clan has been distilling as far back as the 1500s in Scotland and was making whiskey in America before the country was founded. Bill Samuels Sr. (Rob's grandfather) began producing Maker's Mark in 1954, and Rob took over as chief op ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 22, 2012
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    February 15, 2012

    Chow Bella Rides With Mother Road Brewing Co.

    Who hasn't wanted to chat up the guys who make their favorite brews? The Chow Bella team, lucky dogs that we are, recently got the opportunity to do just that. Thing is, we only got a few minutes with each one. These guys are busy! Watch the short video below for an insight into the mind of an Ari ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2012

    Chow Bella Hates on Fruit Beers With Lumberyard Brewing Co.

    Who hasn't wanted to chat up the guys who make their favorite brews? The Chow Bella team, lucky dogs that we are, recently got the opportunity to do just that. Thing is, we only got a few minutes with each one. These guys are busy! Watch the short video below for an insight into the mind of an Ari ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 19, 2011
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    April 21, 2011

    Blast by Colt 45, Made by Pabst Brewing, Called Excessively Strong by Tom Horne and Other State Attorneys General

    Blast by Colt 45, made by Pabst Brewing Company, is like a "binge in a can," according to Tom Horne and other state attorneys general.​ Arizona's official state gun is the Colt .45, but a trendy alcoholic drink that shares the name shouldn't be on shelves in its current form, says state A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2011

    The AmeriCAN Canned Craft Beer Festival

    amymittelman.com ​Here at Chow Bella, we like our beer in cans. Aesthetics aside, cans are the ultimate in beer technology, providing better protection against oxygen and light (mortal enemies of fresh beer) than bottles while being easier to ship and more acceptable at the beach. Plus, they ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 10, 2011
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    March 7, 2011

    Caffe Boa Winemaker Dinner and Blondies in Today's Eater's Digest

    Bakergirl​Hungry for your early morning serving of food news, with no preservatives or additives?Winemaker DinnerGet naked with Caffe Boa and winemakers Tony Coturri from Coturri wines and Olivier Cousin from France for a special evening of naked food and wine Saturday March 12. The Naked Winemake ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2011

    Craft Beer Competition and Sampling Event and Grilled Oysters in Today's Eater's Digest

    Tastespotting.com ​Hungry for your early morning serving of food news, with no preservatives or additives? Craft Beer Tasting Tonight!  Join beer brewers, beer judges and beer lovers at Taste of Tops tonight for the first round of judging for the Great Arizona Beer Festival Craft Beer Competi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2011

    Craft Beer Competition and Sampling Event and Grilled Oysters in Today's Eater's Digest

    Tastespotting.com ​Hungry for your early morning serving of food news, with no preservatives or additives? Craft Beer Tasting Tonight!  Join beer brewers, beer judges and beer lovers at Taste of Tops tonight for the first round of judging for the Great Arizona Beer Festival Craft Beer Competi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2011

    Pavle Milic Pours His Heart Out at Ignite Phoenix 9

    Photo courtesy of virtualwayfarer via FlickrIgnite Phoenix 9 happened a week ago, and we at Chow Bella are still aflame about the food-related topics discussed.  As food writers and lovers of fermented liquids, we were most excited about the presentations of Maureen Basenberg, founder of the A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2010

    Winemakers Dinner, Udder Delights, and Mummy Meatloaf in Today's Eater's Digest

    www.theknead4speed.com​Hungry for your early morning serving of food news, with no preservatives or additives?Wine Dinner at The BouldersLatilla at The Boulders Resort is hosting a Winemakers Dinner this Thursday, October 14. The recently overhauled restaurant's Executive Chef, Michael Pieton will ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 7, 2010

    Spokespersons

    Jovial bike festival rules the roads

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2010

    This Weekend: Pillsbury Wine Tasting Room Grand Opening

    Meet winemaker Sam Pillsbury (above, center) and taste his new releases at this weekend's tasting room shindig.​Looking for a weekend road trip idea? I suggest a jaunt up to Cottonwood, where winemaker Sam Pillsbury is hosting a grand opening party for his new wine tasting room and gallery ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 2, 2010

    Brew and Bar Between

    Celebrate AZ with a cold one

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2010

    Wine Talk: David Johnson of Oakville Grocery Co.

    David Johnson, the wine director at Oakville Grocery Co., dispenses unpretentious wine advice as a bonus to this week's Chef Talk with his business partner, Chef Walter Sterling.

  • Calendar

    June 10, 2010
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    March 11, 2010

    Feast of Love

    Food freaks unite in central Phoenix

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2010

    Make Your Own Wine, Quick & Easy!

    ​ ​Famed director Francis Ford Coppola did it. So did Sam Neill and Olivia Newton-John and Tool's Maynard James Keenan. If they can get into the wine business, so can you! All you need is a large grape arbor, some vats, processing equipment, oak barrels, bottles, massive amounts of tim ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2009

    Local Wine Wins at Whole Foods

    Lauren GilgerVoters tasting the local wines on Saturday at the Arizona Wine Consumer Choice Awards at Whole Foods Market in Chandler.Move over, Napa. Arizona's young wine industry is currently undergoing a growth-spurt akin to a 12 year-old basketball player. For proof, see Michele Laudig's cover st ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2009

    Brew Review: Stone Brewing's Smoked Porter...Floats?

    It turns out you can't please everyone. I think we can agree one a few things, thought. For example: I scream. You scream. We all scream for ice cream. We also scream and shout and salivate at the thought of great beer. What if I told you that I combined the two? At last week's Draft Magazine Cr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2009

    Brew Review: New Dogfish Head and Other Great Brews at The Draft Magazine Craft Brew Festival

    Jonathan McNamaraVolunteers pour Steamworks Brewing's delicious beers at the Draft Magazine Craft Brewing Festival Choosing the right horse requires a lot of luck and a certain willingness to watch your already mentally-spent earnings fail to materialize. That's why I took a different gamble at Turf ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 16, 2009
  • Blogs

    April 6, 2009

    Happy Hour Deals at San Tan Brewing Company in Chandler

    Like many microbreweries, San Tan Brewing Company exclusively offers ales, as opposed to lagers (and yes, categorically, hefeweizens and stouts are members of the ale family). While this might turn some people off, it should be noted that ales typically offer a higher content of alcohol and they oft ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2009

    Brew Review: Great Arizona Beer Festival

    Jonathan McNamaraSee more shots in our Great Arizona Beer Festival slide show. Walking in to The Great Arizona Beer Festival on Saturday, we promised ourselves that we would not stumble out like blithering idiots. Well, you know what they say about best laid plans. So once again, the Brew Review ... More >>

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    July 31, 2008
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    January 7, 1999
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    June 25, 1998
  • News

    June 4, 1998

    Smoke and Beers

    Senator John McCain may have turned his back on tobacco, but alcohol still gets a free ride

  • Dining

    October 20, 1994
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