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Visitors tour the L.A. Cetto Winery aging room on an April Sunday. The winery, in Valle de Guadalupe, Baja California, Mexico, is the largest winery in the country at 1,200 hectares (about 2,965 acres).

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»

A family searches for the perfect pumpkin at a fall festival in Marana, Arizona on October 25, 2014.

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

Javelina Leap Winery produces a variety of wines used for events on site.

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»

Wight Lhite performing on KXCI's 'Locals Only.'

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»

Chef Rod Kass, who is the owner of Cafe Roka, manages the kitchen on a busy Saturday night.

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

Micro-climates and micro-micro-climates: The Douro Valley's reputation for table wines began taking off in the 1990s.

In a region known for port, winemakers along the Douro Valley are taking top prizes for reds and whites. Read more»

Wine grapes ripen at the Page Springs Cellars and Vineyard in Cornville.

Many wineries beyond Arizona are allowed to distill wine byproducts, known as fruit pomace, into spirits such as brandy, cognac, cider and grappa, an Italian brandy. Now an state lawmaker is trying to let wineries here to get producer's licenses that allow them to follow suit. Read more»

Though national officials are refuting reports of a global wine shortage, Deb Wahl of Oak Creek Vineyards and Winery in Cornville says she’s increasing production in response to rising demand.

Though national officials are refuting reports of a global wine shortage, Deb Wahl of Oak Creek Vineyards and Winery says increasing demand is pressuring her, and other Verde Valley winemakers, to produce more. “We can’t plant enough, we can’t produce (enough),” said Wahl, Oak Creek’s owner. “Even with my small winery, I’m always under the gun to produce more (and) produce better. That’s a good problem to have, right?” Read more»

An interview with state Rep. Ethan Orr (District 9 - R). Then, financial planner Shelly Fishman had the Tuesday Money Maker Report. Next, Arizona winemakers are celebrating a strong harvest — we talked with Kent Callaghan of Callaghan Vineyards in Sonoita. Plus, our monthly "Your Meds" segment with Dr. Ray Woosley, former UA College of Medicine Dean and creator of CredibleMeds.org. Read more»

Nikki Check, Yavapai College’s director of viticulture, with student Joey Estrada, shows grapevines growing on an acre of borrowed land next to campus.

Launched in 2009 in collaboration with the Verde Valley Wine Consortium and the Cottonwood Chamber of Commerce, the Yavapai College’s viticulture and enology program offers certificates in viticulture, focusing on the science, production and study of grapes, and in enology, the study of wine and winemaking. Read more»

The Monday Political Face-Off with commentators Bruce Ash and Paul Eckerstrom, followed by, Lisa Bates, president of Tucson Wildlife Center, and Kent Callaghan, owner of Callaghan Vineyards in Elgin, Ariz. Read more»

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This weekends events feature festivals and performance that encourage the family to hop in the car and get out of town for a day to experience something new that's not far outside of Tucson. Read more»

Vines grow at Page Springs Cellars in the Verde Valley.

A bill in Congress would reverse a 1909 law banning the U.S. Postal Service from delivering wine and beer. Arizona has more than 60 wineries and some owners are anxiously awaiting the decision that could benefit the state's growing wine industry. Read more»

Vines at Alcantara Vineyard, one of the growing number of wineries drawn the favorable altitude and soil of the Verde Valley.

The Verde Valley has for long been a tourist destination, luring visitors to Sedona, parks featuring ancient American Indian dwellings, the ghost town of Jerome and other attractions. But only recently has wine become a draw in its own right. Read more»

Wine grapes ripen at the Page Springs Cellars and Vineyard, one of one the small Arizona wineries that fear a bill before Congress would lead to them losing the ability to sell directly to customers.

Representatives of the growing number of small wineries in Arizona fear that a bill pending in Congress could lead to them losing the ability to sell directly to customers beyond – and perhaps even within – the state. "It’s very important for us to ship our wine across state lines." Read more» 3

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