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High up in Arizona: Discovering the Sonoita AVA

It’s a March mid-afternoon in Sonoita [Suh-NOY-tah] AVA, and I’m already sweating through my clothes. This is, after all, southern Arizona, an hour and a half southeast of Tucson. Summer comes early to these parts–and with a vengeance. Luckily for me, there’s a dry breeze, and a fair amount of the day has been spent in the cool of barrel rooms. And luckily for the vines...
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Deirdre Heekin’s Bitter Alchemy

Deirdre Heekin is a writer, restaurateur, and sommelier. Her new book, Libation: A Bitter Alchemy, is an exquisite chronicle of her journey through the underworld of spirits as she learned to become liquoriste and winemaker.
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Deirdre Heekin’s Bitter Alchemy

Deirdre Heekin is a writer, restaurateur, and sommelier. Her new book, Libation: A Bitter Alchemy, is an exquisite chronicle of her journey through the underworld of spirits as she learned to become liquoriste and winemaker.
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The Upside of Doon

An exclusive visit with the inimitable Bonny Doon Vineyard "President for Life" Randall Grahm on the eve of the publication of his much-anticipated book, Been Doon So Long. By Meg Houston Maker.