15 Things We Ate and Drank Saturday at Devoured Food + Wine Classic 2014
We also quite enjoyed the 2012 Voyager Red from Grand Canyon Winery in Willams. The Rhone River-style red blends Syrah, Grenache, and Petite Syrah grapes to create a medium bodied wine with a fruity and peppery profile. Ariozna Stronghold's Dala Chardonnay was a surprise favorite, too. Though we've been fans of the winery's Tazi white blend for a while, we hadn't previously tried the Dala, a 100 percent Chardonnay aged in neutral oak, giving the wine a clean profile and notes of apple and citrus.
Evie Carpenter Grand Canyon Winery's wines feature hand drawn labels.
From Pillsbury Wine Company, we tasted a lineup of wines, but most enjoyed the Diva, a blend of Syrah, Mourvedre, and Syrah grapes that create a fragrant, fruit forward wine that's hard not to enjoy.
Lastly, we caught the Old Fashioned-inspired punch featuring Arizona Distilling Company's Copper City Bourbon. The cocktail, served by Scott and Co. in Tucson, was one of only hard liquor offerings of the day, which was fine considering how great it was. Blending bourbon, Demarara syrup, Angostura bitters, and smoked bitters, the cocktail managed to highlight the Arizona-made whiskey and deliver a semi-sweet profile.
Evie Carpenter The Old Fashioned-inspired punch from Scott and Co. in Tucson.
The lineup of restaurants will be different tomorrow (Sunday), but if it's as good as the offerings today, Sunday's attendees are in for a great event. We're particularly excited to see what Barrio Queen, Citizen Public House/The Gladly, Crudo, Hana, Petite Maison, Kai at Wild Horse Pass, and Posh have planned.
Be sure to check back for our coverage of Devoured day two.