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An Arizona-based food, beverage and travel writer since 2008,  I launched this website in 2015 to document my culinary adventures, beverage escapades, gardening endeavors, and travel in the Phoenix area and beyond.  Also find a comprehensive calendar of Phoenix-area food and drink-related events on my Events page.

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USBG Phoenix Chapter Education Week


From October 7-13, USBG Phoenix Chapter National Education Week is inviting all members to attend special events and seminars as part of an advanced curriculum for active bartenders and industry.

Registration is for current members, bartenders and industry, while non-members can register for up to 2 events before joining the Phoenix Chapter at www.usbg.org 
~Check back as more events are added
~Click on each link for information and to register. 
~SEATING IS LIMITED. RSVPs are mandatory and no-shows are not acceptable. Please be sure you are able to attend. 
~Hashtags #usbgphx #usbgedweek
SUNDAY, October 7th: USBG Phoenix Chapter Kick-off Party and Sunday Football
Kick off USBG National Education Week at Cien Agaves in Old Town Scottsdale with Milagro Tequila cocktails and light bites. Sponsored by USBG Phoenix Chapter & Milagro Tequila.
1 pm-4 pm. RSVP: https://usbgedwkkickoff.eventbrite.com
MONDAY, October 8th:

Artisan Ice Seminar with Kurtis Williams
Does the Mash Bill Really Matter? with North American Whiskey Educator for Diageo Reserve, Doug Kragel. Sponsored by Diageo Reserve
12-3:30 p.m. RSVP & INFO: https://edweekicewhiskey.eventbrite.com/

Exotic Fruits with Maxwell Berlin of Glai Baan. Sponsored by LA Specialty
4:30-6 p.m. RSVP & INFO: https://edweekexoticfruits.eventbrite.com/
TUESDAY, October 9th:

Nerdy for Numbers with Aaron DeFeo of Little Rituals
10:30 a.m.-12pm. RSVP & INFO: https://usbgedweeknerdy.eventbrite.com

Agave Varietals with Colton Brock of Ladera Taverna y Cocina
1-3 p.m. RSVP & INFO: https://usbgedweekagave.eventbrite.com/

The Malternative Spirit and Cigar Pairing Sponsored by Young's Market
3:30 to 5:30 p.m. RSVP & INFO: https://usbgedweekmalternative.eventbrite.com

Cocktails with Master Distiller, Carlos Camarena of El Tesoro, Sponsored by BeamSuntory
5:30 pm to 7:30 p.m. RSVP & INFO: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cocktails-with-master-distiller-carlos-camarena

Breakfast, Tap Care and Brews at Pedal Haus
10 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. RSVP & INFO: https://usbgedweekbeer.eventbrite.com/

Art of Distillation with Micah Olson of Arizona Distilling Co.
12:30-2:30 p.m. RSVP & INFO: https://usbgedweekdistillation.eventbrite.com/

Tequila and Tiki with Stephanie Teslar, Patron Spirits
5-7 p.m. RSVP & INFO: https://usbgedweekpatron.eventbrite.com

Happy Hour with Steph Teslar of Patrón Spirits
7-9 p.m. RSVP & INFO: https://usbgedweekpatronhh.eventbrite.com

Frozen Explosion with Jason Asher, Pobrecito & Wine Menu Development with Chris Lingua of Sauvage.
10a.m.-Noon: RSVP & INFO: https://usbgedweekchurchill.eventbrite.com

Asian Invasion with Maxwell Berlin of Glai Baan
1-3 p.m. RSVP & INFO: https://usbgedweekasianinvasion.eventbrite.com/

Competition Success Panel with Kim Haasarud, USBG Southwest Regional Vice President
3-4:30 p.m. RSVP & INFO: https://usbgedweekbarcomp.eventbrite.com/

Luxurious Liqueurs with Dan Lee of Lee Spirits. Sponsored by Lee Spirits Co.
5-7 p.m. RSVP: https://usbgedweekleespirits.eventbrite.com
FRIDAY, October 12th:

Boating at Tempe Town Lake. Sponsored by Azuñia Tequila
10-11 a.m. RSVP: https://usbgedweekttlake.eventbrite.com/

Branding Yourself with Ty Largo of AWE Collective and Katie Asher of Azuñia Tequila.
11:15 a.m. RSVP & INFO: https://usbgedweekbranding.eventbrite.com/

Later Event: October 12
Four Peaks Oktoberfest