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Wine that helps military families

Wine that helps military families

Murphy-Goode Winery is donating a portion of wine proceeds to Operation Homefront. All funds raised will benefit Operation Homefront, the national nonprofit organization that provides emergency financial assistance to military families and wounded warriors. Murphy-Goode will collect a guaranteed minimum contribution of $200,000 and hopes to raise at least $300,000 for the organization.

According …


Saint House Rum Bar - Tucson

Saint House Rum Bar – Tucson

Here’s the latest buzz: In honor of National Honey Month, Esquire reached out to Saint House’s bar manager, Karl Goranowski, asking if he would share an original cocktail using–honey.

Kudos to Saint House Rum Bar, one of downtown Tucson’s newest restaurants, for generating this kind of nationwide attention.

The cocktail is called …


Meet Yvonne

Happy 6th anniversary!

Come celebrate the little wine shoppe & tasting room that could. It’s not small feat that an independent wine store can compete in the big box world of wine.

Kudos to Yvonne Foucher for making it happen. Join the fun Saturday and let the wine flow on:

When: Saturday, September 21 – from 2 – 6 pm…


Meet the Sparklings: Brut


Today begins another Meet the Wines series here at Sips & Shots (and shared with our friends at Circle of Food)! We’ve done the whites, reds, and roses, so that means the celebratory sparklings are the only logical next step!


Yesterday may have been Talk Like a Pirate Day but I was not drinking rum. Nay! I was sipping …


Sponsor of the Dip & Sip Challenge: Piedra Azul Tequila

I’ve always loved playing hostess at parties and I’m so lucky to have found, in Todd, a willing accomplice to party perfection. We try to throw at least one good-sized party a year (with written invitations, party favors, etc.) but with this year’s bash being the wedding (in 47 days–holy cats it’s getting close!), at-home entertaining has taken a back-seat. …


Piedra Azul Blanco

Tequila! *da duh da da da da duh dun*

Now that song is stuck in your head, right? There are worse anthems for a Friday.

I was fortunate enough to be invited to participate in the Dip & Sip Challenge in honor of National Guacamole Day (Monday, September 16) sponsored by Piedra Azul Tequila. Now, the full coverage of my …



And just like that, we’ll close the book on another summer.

That’s right, another 3-day-weekend is upon us, the last of the season, and the fall and winter holidays are right around the corner. Football has started back up, school is back in session for many, and soon the weather will turn cooler with a decided nip in the air. …


always cooler in Willcox

always cooler in Willcox

What are you doing Sunday, September 1, beginning at 1 p.m.? Consider heading south to Willcox, Kansas Settlement area for a day of wine, music, food, and art.

Admission is $25/pp and includes a complimentary custom Pillsbury outdoor wine glass; plenty of food – tacos, salsa, side dishes; live music by Nowhere Man & A Whiskey …


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