Dos Cabezas

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    February 27, 2014

    Celebrate Arizona with Dos Cabezas' Pink Wine and other Local Roses

    Let's face it, it's been a rough week for Arizona, even with that veto. SB 1062 has made our fair state the butt of jokes across the country. Many of us are responding to pleas from our friends elsewhere to get out of here, what were we thinking, moving to this bass-ackwards state? I'd like to tak ... More >>

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    December 3, 2013

    50 Awesome Gifts for the Food and Drink Lover

    What? Not done with your holiday shopping? Yeah, neither are we. But we've been making lists -- and checking them twice -- and we've got some suggestions for the nice people on your lists -- no matter who they are. Here (divided by category for your convenience) are our 50 favorite gifts this holida ... More >>

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    November 28, 2013

    5 Arizona Wines to Give a Skeptic

    What? Not done with your holiday shopping? Yeah, neither are we. But we've been making lists -- and checking them twice -- and we've got some suggestions for the nice people on your list. Today, Chow Bella's Gift Guide for the Wine Lover. A lot of people don't know that wine is being made here in ... More >>

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    November 11, 2013

    Top 5 Places to Eat This Week in Metro Phoenix

    Market Street Kitchen Wednesday, November 13 This week Market Street Kitchen will welcome Todd Bostock, winemaker at Dos Cabezas WineWorks, to the Valley for a one-night dinner featuring the Sonoita winery's products. The three-course dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a reception featuring devi ... More >>

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    June 21, 2013

    "Los Milics" Blended Last Week and Scheduled for Bottling in July

    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. See also: - Maynard Keenan, Sam Pillsbury, Todd Bostock and other Wine Experts Give Pavle Milic Advice on Designing Wine Labels -- and Pavle Fina ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    March 13, 2013

    Arizona WIne at Devoured 2013

    Pavle Milic knows his way around a bottle of Arizona wine, so when he graciously offered to give us the rundown on the local wine showcased last weekend at Devoured, we jumped at the chance. Full disclosure: As co-owner of FnB in Scottsdale, Milic serves AZ wine and he's in the process of making his ... More >>

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    September 10, 2012

    AZ Wine Merchants Included in Food & Wine's "25 Places to Drink Wine Now"

    See also: Wine Spectator and Details Love Shinbay for a Damn Good Reason See also: Sweet Republic Introduces Sichuan Orange Ice Cream See also: Romancing the Grape: Pavle Milic's Quixotic Adventures in Wine-Making Except for the occasional inclusion in Food & Wine's "Best New Chefs," Arizona has hi ... More >>

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    August 30, 2012

    20: Natalie Morris

    From now 'til we publish the 2012 edition of Best of Phoenix, New Times and Chow Bella present 100 Tastemakers -- Valley residents who make the cut in our culinary scene. Some you'll know; for others, it'll be a first introduction (but likely not the last). While you're here, check out our 100 Creat ... More >>

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    August 8, 2012

    Pavle Prepares to Harvest the Grapes and Reveals the Blend

    In this occasional series, Pavle Milic will spill about his current mission to learn how wine is made -- literally from the Southern Arizona ground up. Today: preparing for the harvest. See also: Pavle Milic's Quest to Make Wine: A Quixotic Exploit? See also: Pavle Prunes the Vines -- and Keeps an ... More >>

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    July 31, 2012

    Pavle Milic of FnB Presents War of the Roses and a Hog, a Blind Rosé Tasting and Pork-fest Held on August 24th

    See also: AZ Wines Impress at FnB's Arizona Judgment Two summers ago, FnB co-owner and resident wine guru Pavle Milic set local wine wonks swirling when he created Arizona Judgment, a blind tasting of wines, judged by a panel of local and national wine experts, to determine if Arizona's juice could ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2012

    Summertime Wines: Sangrias, Sparklings, and Sunshine.

    All right, it's summertime (at least to this Oregon native it is). When I open my car door and could fire pottery in the heat blast I'm met with, I know we've arrived. I suppose oppressive heat and blistering sunshine are not the ideal conditions for drinking a big, earthy, tannic red wine (for so ... More >>

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    May 25, 2012

    Pavle Prunes the Vines -- and Keeps an Eye out for Rattlesnakes

    In this occasional series, Pavle Milic will spill about his current mission to learn how wine is made -- literally from the Southern Arizona ground up. Today: pruning and weeding. The alarm goes off at 4:30 am. I jounce out of bed in fear of pressing snooze to enjoy the proverbial "five more minutes ... More >>

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    May 23, 2012

    Wine Regions 101: Sonoita/Elgin

    Welcome to Vine Geeks, where Brian Reeder and Pavle Milic of AZ Wine Merchants take the drinking game quite seriously. Pay attention -- you might just learn something. One of the consistent columns I'll be writing as the resident 'vine geek' will be about different wine regions around the state, n ... More >>

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    May 16, 2012

    Lifting the Wine-List Veil at Citizen Public House

    Welcome to Vine Geeks, where Brian Reeder and Pavle Milic of AZ Wine Merchants take the drinking game quite seriously. Pay attention -- you might just learn something. Today, Brian heads over to Citizen Public House to uncork the secrets of the restaurant wine list. In all likelihood, a restaurant ... More >>

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    May 2, 2012

    Meet the Vine Geek (Part Two)

    On Tuesday, you met Brian Reeder, co-owner of AZ Wine Merchants and one of our new wine columnists. Today, his story continues. When we left off, Pavle Milic (in the photo above, from left, it's Reeder and Milic) had opened a little restaurant in Scottsdale and Brian had decided resort life at the M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2011

    Tracy Dempsey's Perfect Food Day

    ​Tracy Dempsey is known for her thoughtful sweet creations and perhaps most known for her Original Bacon Pecan Brittle. She is smart, kind and completely dedicated to mastering the art of satisfying your sweet tooth. Dempsey (headshot here was taken by Sophia Flocken) showed an early interest ... More >>

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    July 29, 2011

    Beckett's Table Rosé Wine List Out to Break Stereotypes

    Nicole Whittington​Rosé gives a perception of sweetness, but its cotton candy color can be deceiving. Beckett's Table just added an additional section to their wine list featuring all rosé wines, most of which are Provençal in style. This dryer style, characteristic of the Southern Franc ... More >>

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    June 30, 2011

    A First Look Inside Oakville Grocery Co. at CityScape

    ​A small crowd of locals gathered outside the new Oakville Grocery Co. at Cityscape this morning, hungry for a bite and a peek inside the new store, which opened to the public at 10 a.m.  Oakville's deli is good for lunch on the go.​Fans of the old location at Scottsdale Quarter will be ple ... More >>

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    June 20, 2011

    Refresh Glass Updates Ronco's Bottle and Jar Cutter in Style

    Courtesy of Refresh Glass​There's no longer a need to haunt Ebay for Ron Popeil's Ronco Bottle and Jar Cutter kit from the 70's--Ray Delmuro's got it figured out. Three years ago, the owner and creator of Refresh Glass perfected a way to produce sturdy, dishwasher-safe drinking glasses ... More >>

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    March 24, 2011

    Paul Schwennesen's Perfect Food Day

    ​Paul Schwennesen​Paul Schwennesen from Double Check Ranch raises grassfed beef in the San Pedro Valley east of Phoenix. He has a master's degree in government from Harvard and we wonder if he raises smart cows, too. We asked Paul to describe his perfect food day.

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    March 9, 2011

    This Weekend: Devoured Phx Culinary Classic

    Last year, Kai's table at Devoured was the most beautiful display of all.​Over the last few years, the Valley of the Sun has become the Valley of the Culinary Festivals. A handful of must-visit food- and wine-tasting events is now a sprawling season of eating, from East Valley to West. ... More >>

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    February 8, 2011

    Tammie Coe, Fairytale Brownies and Goody Twos Toffee for Valentine's Day

    If there's anything good about Valentine's Day, it's that it gives us an excuse to stuff our faces with chocolates, candies and other heart-shaped confections.     Whether you're looking for a sweet gift or plan on drowning your relationship sorrows in sugar, the following are some of ... More >>

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    October 27, 2010

    Tonight: Cake and Ice Cream for Urban Grocery's B-Day

    Happy birthday, dear Urban Grocery . . .​I hope they're having fun down at Phoenix Public Market's Urban Grocery & Wine Bar, because time sure flies.It's already been a year since the brick-and-mortar market and restaurant -- sibling to the outdoor farmers market -- first opened its doors to ... More >>

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    June 3, 2010

    AZ Wines Impress at FnB's Arizona Judgment

    Caffe Boa chef Payton Curry (left) joins FnB's Pavle Milic on the Arizona Judgment tasting panel.​Even though you'd never know it to look at his jovial expression, FnB owner Pavle Milic was a ball of nerves leading up to yesterday's Arizona Judgment, a by-invite-only blind tasting of wines that we ... More >>

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    May 5, 2010

    FnB Hosts Meet the Winemaker Series, Plans Preliminary Blind Tasting

    ​Chef Charleen Badman's creative, farm-fresh American cuisine, Pavle Milic's expert selections of top Arizona wines, and a relaxed, convivial atmosphere have already turned Scottdale's FnB into a favorite haunt of food enthusiasts, wine geeks, and other bons vivants, but now there's ... More >>

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    March 10, 2010

    This Weekend: Devoured Phoenix Culinary Classic

    Jason Silva A year ago, I sipped some wine at West of Western culinary festival with entrepreneur and small business advocate Kimber Lanning of Local First Arizona, chatting about boosting the profile of local restaurants. If only I'd brought a crystal ball with me. ... More >>

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    February 25, 2010
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    February 17, 2010

    Off to Italy, With the Slow Food Community's Blessing

    ​Natalie Morris was a Slow Foodie by pure instinct. During culinary school at the Art Institute, the budding chef hadn't heard about the global movement to eat seasonal, local food, but she immediately recognized a key issue: "'Why do we have to keep ordering food from one big company? ... More >>

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    January 8, 2010

    FnB Updates Menu and Adds All AZ Wine List

    ​There was already plenty of excitement about the opening of FnB, a collaboration between Pavle Milic, Peter Kasperski, and chef Charleen Badman, since it opened in Scottsdale a little over a month ago. Now, they're keeping up the momentum with a revised menu and an attention-getting wi ... More >>

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    December 9, 2009

    Free Wine Tastings Tonight at Phoenix Public Market

    A delectable red from Pillsbury Wine Company.​We're headed into Wednesday night, and that means the Downtown Phoenix Public Market on Central Ave. will be opening in less than an hour. From 4-8 p.m. this evening, the market is hosting two free wine tastings. Sam and Dana Pillsbury of P ... More >>

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    February 13, 2009

    Hungry For a Deal? Restaurants Roll Out Prix Fixe Menus

    Restaurants have you in their sights, dear budget-minded foodie. They know you're just as hungry as ever, but that you don't mind a sweet deal once in awhile. Not to mention, they sort of get off on the creative challenge of coming up with an appealing prix fixe menu that'll capture your attent ... More >>

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    November 20, 2008
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    March 14, 2002

    Hollywood and Wine

    An Arizona filmmaker gets an additional taste of success in the vineyard

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    March 16, 2000
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    June 24, 1992