By Pavle Milic
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. One area that has grown and become a current topic is our wine industry. As some of you may know, I have been part of that conversation at some limited capacity. Needless to say, I was elated when this last Saturday I read the article by Jon Bonné (San Francisco Chronicle's wine critic) titled "Arizona takes aim at wine's big leagues."
A big round of applause to Todd and Kelly Bostock of Dos Cabezas Wineworks, Rob and Sarah Hammelman of Sand-Reckoner Vineyards, Maynard Keenan of Caduceus and Merkin Vineyards, Sam Pillsbury of Pillsbury Wine Company, Eric Glomski of Page Spring Cellars, Kent Callaghan of Callaghan Vineyards and lastly, Tim White, head winemaker at Arizona Stronghold.
None of this would have been possible without the support of the community. That's how we build Arizona. By acknowledging and giving attention to what our local peeps are doing. Thank you.