Award-winning Arizona chef and restaurateur Mark Tarbell will be taking over for season 7 of “Check, Please! Arizona” in January of next year. Tarbell has been featured on the Food Network’s “Iron Chef America” and owns Tarbell's restaurant, The Tavern and The Wine Store in Phoenix and will talk about his new role as host the Arizona PBS show which features restaurant reviews with real-life local diners providing the locations.
The state legislature passed numerous laws affecting businesses in our state, including laws regarding the sale of puppies and wine. Alexis Glascock, an attorney with Fennemore Craig, will tell us more about the new laws.
The growing popularity of microbreweries is prompting the owners of the smaller producers of beer to seek a change in the laws to allow higher production limits. Lobbyist Don Isaacson, who represents the Arizona Wine and Spirits Wholesale Association, and Andy Ingram, the co-founder of the Four Peaks Brewing Company in Tempe, will discuss the issue.
A wine education center has been set up at Yavapai College. The Southwest Wine Center, on the Verde Valley campus in Clarkdale, is a premier academic center supporting wine growers throughout the Southwest. Maynard Keenan, a musician for the rock band “Tool” and Jerome Mayor Nikki Check have been instrumental in building the center and will appear on Arizona Horizon to tell us more.
Northern Arizona University’s Arizona Hospitality Research & Resource Center has released the results of a survey of visitors to Arizona’s wine regions. Learn more about Arizona’s wine tourism industry with one of the authors of the report and industry representatives.
This new film documents efforts to create great wines in Arizona. Hear from Ryan Page, a co-director of the film, and one of its featured winemakers, Eric Glomski of Page Springs/Arizona Stronghold Vineyards.