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Last week Gov. Doug Ducey signed a bill makes it a felony to turn in another voter’s ballot, which is punishable by a $150,000 fine and one year in prison. Bills regarding child prostitution and revenge porn still need his signature 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»

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»

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»

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