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Wine enthusiasts and food lovers unite as AJ’s The Art of Wine and Tastes of Summer makes a highly anticipated return to the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St. Presented by AJ’s Fine Foods, this annual fundraiser for Scottsdale Arts promises a delightful afternoon of wine tasting and culinary indulgence, all in support of the local arts scene.

Mark your calendars for May 20, from noon to 3 p.m., as AJ’s Cellar Masters expertly curate a tasting list featuring the store’s Summer Wine Spectacular and Love of…® Rosé selections. Paired with mouthwatering epicurean delights, this event offers a feast for the senses while benefiting Scottsdale Arts, the nonprofit organization behind the center.

Guests can also enjoy a silent auction featuring fine wines, exquisite gift baskets, culinary accessories, and other unique items from AJ’s and its partners. Stock up on your favorite wines with a 25% discount on orders of six or more bottles at the event.

The proceeds from the event will support Scottsdale Arts and its branches, including the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA), Scottsdale Public Art, Scottsdale Arts Learning & Innovation, Canal Convergence, and Civic Center Live.

Erin Krivanek, director of development for Scottsdale Arts, says of the event, “This annual celebration of the best wines and luxurious pairings is an important fundraiser for the diverse artistic and educational programs we offer throughout Scottsdale.”

AJ’s Fine Foods, a premier destination for gourmet products in the greater Phoenix area, prides itself on its upscale, boutique-like atmosphere and a wide range of unique food items, products, and services.

Jayson Mead, AJ’s vice president, says, “It brings together our love of community, the arts, and a celebration of our wide assortment of epicurean delicacies, from wine to one-of-a-kind giftables and every thing culinary in between.”

Tickets for AJ’s The Art of Wine and Tastes of Summer are priced at $50 to $75, with VIP early entry at noon and general entry at 1 p.m. To learn more and purchase tickets, visit