If you’re going to be picking up a few last-minute gifts at Scottsdale Fashion Square in the next day or two, pop by the Arcadia Fine Wine in the Safari Shops. Not only can you purchase a few–and affordable–bottles from this new, contemporary wine boutique (there are discounts starting when you purchase six bottles), but you can take part in private tastings. Arcadia Fine Wine is even the exclusive retailer carrying Luis Gonzalez’s (yes, the baseball star) 2006 cabernet sauvignon.
Arcadia Fine Wine is the baby of owner Kate Portanova, who has taken courses through the International Sommerlier Guild and Wine & Spirit Education Trust, and has been passionate about wine for 11 years. She hopes for her new wine boutique to be a comfortable, non-snobbish space. 480.970.0646, www.arcadiafinewine.com.