September 23, 2011 | 6:00am
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Celebrate the third anniversary of WineStyles this weekend at their Paradise Valley location. The party starts tonight at 5 with beer and wine tastings from local Arizona breweries and vineyards. Sample treats from the Queen Creek Olive Mill, Artisanal Cheeses, DeCio Pasta, and loose leaf teas from Maya Tea Company. The Friday night tastings end around 8 and will run you $10 if you are not a member, $5 if you are. Buy a bottle of wine and they will reimburse you the cost of the tasting. The party resumes Saturday at 2 p.m. and live music will begin at 5:30 p.m. Click here for more details.
End of Summer Cocktail
This is the time of the year that we kinda wanna kick the rest of the country in the face. While they all get to roll out their fall soups and talk about sweaters, we continue to rot away in the heat embracing the "cooler" weather when the thermostat hits 99 degrees. At least we can still sit outside and sip tropical cocktails for another month or three. Discover your inner mixologist and shake up this fruity "Farewell to Summer" cocktail
. Be sure to be mentally flipping the rest of the country the bird while you sit outside in your favorite pair of shorts.