AAA Arizona—one of more than 50 AAA clubs throughout the United States and Canada—facilitates a safe, rewarding driving experience by ushering members under its umbrella of convenient travel services. AAA's Classic, Plus, Plus Motorcycle, Plus RV, and Premier membership cards fill the wallets, purses, and glove compartments of more than 53 million members nationwide and feature 24-hour roadside assistance that lends travelers peace of mind on journeys both long and short. Coverage kicks in whether members are sitting in the driver’s seat, lounging in the passenger seat, or stuck in the baby seat. A full list of membership perks, including vacation planning, hotel and car-rental discounts, and insurance programs can be found in the membership handbook.
Cleaning Frenzy uses environmentally friendly products and techniques to skillfully lift dirt and stains from customers' carpets without tracking dingy carbon footprints through the globe's cool blue-and-green digs. Recognized by Daisy, the Shih Tzu mascot plastered to the side of its service vans, Cleaning Frenzy is skilled at removing even the most stubborn pet stains and embarrassing evidence of failed paw-painting projects. Not only does carpet cleaning have the aesthetic benefit of eliminating eyesores from the floor, it also supports a healthier living environment, terminating dirty germs, dust mites, allergens, and carpet's incessant nagging about your driving etiquette.
The knowledgeable gemologists at Ambassador Diamond Jewelers guide guests' selection of handcrafted and designer jewelry, as well as certified diamonds guaranteed in clarity, cut, and weight. Patrons decorate delicate wrist joints with sterling-silver bracelet chains ($50+), adorned with scintillating Pandora charms ($30+) handcrafted from pearls and metal beads that draw attention to wrists like an advanced degree in puppetry. Ladies' fingers glimmer in a striking a 2.12-carat oval-cut amethyst flanked by tiny diamonds in a gold ring band ($275), and ears exude elegance while flaunting sterling-silver, drop-style Galatea Love earrings that showcase six carved pearls each ($569). Diamond shoppers herd shimmering, 1-carat brilliant-cut stones ($6,399) into engagement-ring confines, and a 1.05-carat princess-cut diamond ($6,250) showcases the wonders of geology and causes fairy godmothers to visit career fairs.
As the oldest continually operating winery in Arizona, Sonoita Vineyards has had plenty of time to hone its craft. Its enduring success is partly due to its hillside location, which, although lovely for humans, is even better for grapes. Nestled on a south-facing slope, the 30 acres of vineyards are protected from much of the area's harsh weather and supplied with plenty of water by root-guarding berms. This setting has proven ideal for 10 varieties of grape vines, whose fruit becomes Sonoita Vineyards' 12 wines and whose stems and leaves go back into the soil to fertilize more grapes. These vintages include crisp, sparkling whites and an earthy blend of merlot, cabernet sauvignon, and syrah grapes. Perhaps the popular vintage is the cabernet sauvignon, which is so celebrated that it's been served at a presidential inauguration gala and used to christen every new vice president.
The flavor profiles of these wines come to life during staff-guided group tastings and wine flights in the tasting room. These tastings aren't the bar's only attractions: the wine-production facilities are visible from the bar, and visits during the late-summer harvest season provide a glimpse into the winemaking process as it happens. Meanwhile, an outdoor portico offers a space for picnics and views framed by mountain ranges.