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Best of Phoenix 2012: FnB's Pavle Milic Makes Arizona Wine

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Co-owner of FnB in Scottsdale Pavle Milic is on a mission to make Arizona wine. He teamed up with Todd and Kelly Bostock of Dos Cabezas Winery to collaborate on a special blend of tempranillo, primitivo, and syrah grapes. He invited us down to Elgin for the first harvest of 2012. At 4 o’clock in the morning. So don’t take that bottle of wine for granted, people, because Milic, Bostock, and a handful of others were up at the crack of dawn to pick these grapes. They tested the acid and sugar levels of each grape variety, separated the grapes, and loaded them into the press to start the fermentation process. Milic’s wine will be ready in the fall of 2013. “When you think of wine making, there are certain aspects that are romantic, but it’s a very technical craft,” says Milic.

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