Thinking of starting 2013 with a wine club membership for yourself or as a gift for a fellow wine lover? Afraid of commitment? Looking for special access to members only wines? Discounts? Today, we compare some online and local options, all of which have free membership.
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Summer travel season is here -- so we've made you a list of food and drink adventures. It might be stretching it a bit to call them all day trips -- if you do attempt them, be sure to bring along a designated driver!
Cheesemaking Class at The Fossil Creek Creamery, Pine -- Just north of Payson ( ... More >>
If you think that you have to live in Portland or Northern California to participate in the gratifying experience of picking your own fruit off a tree (or bush) then you are wrong. Arizona has all sorts of places to pick your own produce -- apples, blackberries,artichokes, cucumber, peaches, and mor ... More >>
Maynard James Keenan is a successful guy: he's fronts two massive rock bands, Tool and A Perfect Circle, owns Merkin Vineyards and Caduceus Cellars in Jerome, Arizona, where he lives. Though ostensibly a "side-project," Keenan's band Puscifer seems to be increasingly be where Keenan's hear lies. ... More >>
"Going once....going twice...sold!" Kokopelli winemaker Dennis Minchella auctions off one of the 1,000,000th bottles.We spent more time (okay, all of our time) sipping at grapes rather than crushing them over the weekend at the 10th Annual Kokopelli Krush, a wine festival put on by Kok ... More >>
Christopher McCollumTrying to steal a stop sign is a good way to find yourself in a world of somewhat-serious legal shit, but a Prescott man didn't stop there. While trying to steal a stop sign, 19-year-old Christopher McCollom managed to hit the trifecta in terms of criminal stupidity.Ya see, no ... More >>
Arizona Stronghold's red and white wines, ready and waiting. Northern Arizona isn't exactly synonymous with wine country, but Eric Glomski and Maynard Keenan (yes, that lead singer of TOOL) would like to change this assumption. Both are co-owners of Arizona Stronghold Winery, ... More >>
Martin CizmarS.P. performing at Marquee Theatre. Where's the "ZERO" shirt?Weird story: So last night I went to Marquee Theatre to see standard-bearing folk-punk band Against Me!, who just put out their second-consecutive awesome album, White Crosses.Unfortunately, the ticket line was about 100 ya ... More >>
This is what a real sweatlodge looks like.There's a brand-new sweat lodge fiasco playing out in northern Arizona, but "spiritual warrior" James Arthur Ray has nothing to do with it and, thankfully, nobody is dead as a result.
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Even if you're not a fan of Maynard James Keenan's two main projects, Tool and A Perfect Circle, -- and I generally am not -- you've gotta admit the guy has good taste in comedy. He helped popularize Bill Hicks by bringing the late comic along on Lollapalooza, he's done some work with Mr. Show and h ... More >>
The Phoenix Coyotes will stay in Glendale -- for now. Yesterday, a U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge ruled against a proposal to let Blackberry CEO Jim Balsillie buy the team and relocate it to Canada. The NHL hopes for a September 10 auction for bidders who'd like to keep the Coyotes in Glendale...A ... More >>
The Voyager Golden Record, sent in to deep space with a selection of Earth's music, is an important part of the film.It's not often a movie with Elijah Wood, Juliette Lewis, George Clinton, Wayne Coyne and a host of other big names premieres in Phoenix, so it probably wasn't surprising that The Hear ... More >>
By Michele Laudig
Dear Chow Bella readers, I hope you check out this week's cover story (written by yours truly), where you'll get to read all about the great wines that Eric Glomski and Maynard James Keenan (yes, the singer from Tool) are making up in Jerome and Cornville with Arizona Stronghold, ... More >>