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Debate not bitter: Arizona Leg might declare lemonade as state drink

Lemonade is one step closer to becoming Arizona’s state drink. Four senators jokingly proposed amendments to change the state drink to pink lemonade, sun tea, the margarita or Jamaica, a drink created from hibiscus flowers.... Read more»

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Tracing Baja California’s evolution, one bottle of wine at a time

Wineries in Baja California are attracting tourists with varieties that range from aromatic viogniers to deep cabernet sauvignons. There are more than 70 wineries in Valle de Guadalupe, all producing, bottling and distributing wines year-round.... Read more»

4 things to know about using vertical IDs to buy alcohol in Arizona

Vertical driver’s licenses are now accepted as valid identification in Arizona for out-of-state residents 21 years old and older who want to buy alcohol, ending a nearly 21-month ban and bringing relief to customers and business owners.... Read more»

'Everyone's a Celt' at Tucson Highland games

Highland dancing, caber tossing, bagpipers and drummers, skilled dogs, kilts a-plenty and even a dram or two of whisky can be found at this weekend's Tucson Celtic Festival and Highland Games. The revelry takes place this Friday—Sunday at Rillito Raceway Park, 4502 N. 1st Ave.... Read more»

Flock to Arizona’s fall festivals

Take advantage of all fall has to offer in Arizona at one of these popular festivals.... Read more»

Report: Arizona craft beer has an economic kick, too

When Rob Fullmer, the executive director of the Arizona Craft Brewers Guild, says “everything is improved by the presence of a brewery,” he’s talking about the economic buzz it brings and not the alcoholic kind.... Read more»

Mexicans don't understand why you're celebrating Cinco de Mayo

South of the border, Cinco de Mayo is no big deal.... Read more»1

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Weekend music: Two bands to get under your skin

At Club Congress, BRYDES gives an all-caps shout-out to the archetypal big ‘80s MTV anthem, while Whispering Wires will draw out their clanging beauty at The Flycatcher.... Read more»

American women are binge drinking more

The first study to track drinking patterns at the county level finds that women are driving big increases in heavy drinking.... Read more»

Louise Le Hir grows up in public

While Le Hir has been at the helm of always intriguing sounds, the imminent release of her first solo album shows her to be among the first of Tucson’s current underground scene to graduate past the influences of 1960s psych and garage, ‘70s krautrock and ‘90s shoegaze into an astonishingly nuanced and mature work. The decades of reference may be the same, but the substance belongs only to Le Hir.... Read more»

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Weekend music: DIY sunshine pops up

All around town, your weekend music forecast is clear: Mullarkey's Run-On Sunshine at 191 Toole, Vannessa Lundon and Jillian & The Giants at Club Congress, and a host of other shows all over town.... Read more»

As Arizona wine industry matures, experts foresee potential gains

Arizona's wine industry has grown exponentially since 2001. More than 90 locations have farm winery licenses, most of them clustered in three areas in the state. But as wine industry growth slows across the nation, will Arizona's growth continue to mature? ... Read more»

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A weekend of musical trips

Whether you want to travel into the psychedelic recesses of your mind or just cruise southward to catch some blues, we've got you covered. ... Read more»

Arizona craft breweries embracing new beer law

One of the owners of Tempe-based Four Peaks Brewery said they plan hire more people and expand their brand, which includes releasing more specialty beer. Randy Schultz and the other co-owners said they were thrilled when Gov. Doug Ducey signed the "Arizona Beer Bill." ... Read more»

Lawmaker: Immunity from citations would encourage underage drinkers to seek help

A Republican lawmaker's bill would allow those under 21 to call for emergency services without fear of being cited for underage drinking. It also would apply to those who provide alcohol to someone else who is under the legal drinking age. ... Read more»

Cafe Roka: One man’s dream of success

In a 1900s building on Main Street in Bisbee, Rod Kass unleashes his passion for food.... Read more»

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