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AZ Wine Merchants, Scottsdale, AZ
With their home state as muse, Pavle Milic and chef Charleen Badman (who also own the hyper-local FnB restaurant) opened three adjoining businesses. The wine shop sells mostly Arizona-made wines from producers like Dos Cabezas and Sand-Reckoner; the tiny café, Baratin, pours in-state wines to go with small plates like potted Jidori chicken liver; and the Bodega market offers local produce. Tuesday winemaker dinners start with a meet-and-greet at AZ Wine Merchants and end with a multicourse meal at Baratin. 7125 E. Fifth Ave.; fnbrestaurant.com.