Sonoran Arcana: The Latest In The Journey To Find Arizona's Cuisine — The Wine Selection

By Lauren Gilger
Published: Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 1:02pm
Updated: Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - 11:03am

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Chris Malloy and Pavle Milic
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Phoenix New Times Food Critic Chris Malloy, and FnB co-owner Pavle Milic at FnB in Scottsdale.

And now it's time for the next edition of Sonoran Arcana, our monthly dive into the margins of Arizona food.

This month, The Show turned away from the confines of Arizona food and focusing in on something a little different: wine.

The Arizona wine industry has grown exponentially in the last decade or so, and there are several regions of the state where you can’t turn a corner without running into a vineyard.

The Show joined Phoenix New Times' food critic Chris Malloy at Scottsdale’s FnB restaurant to interview a long-time key player in the Arizona wine scene. Pavle Milic runs the restaurant’s James Beard award-nominated wine program.

Milic is working to open a winery and tasting room of his own in Southeastern Arizona, but he said he first got a taste of what Arizona wine had to offer long before it was fashionable to put local wines on a menu. In fact, when he did it, some people told him he was outright crazy.

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