15 wines that will rock your world at this Saturday's 2019 ZinFest Wine Festival

15 WINES THAT WILL ROCK YOUR WORLD AT THIS SATURDAY'S 2019 ZINFEST WINE FESTIVAL

2019's weather, we expect, will be a little chill , and there's a chance of drizzle, but we've seen that before at Lodi 's yearly ZinFest...

Why ancient vines are so wise, and you should not miss ZinFest's phenomenal Zinfandel Blind Tasting

WHY ANCIENT VINES ARE SO WISE, AND YOU SHOULD NOT MISS ZINFEST'S PHENOMENAL ZINFANDEL BLIND TASTING

Majestic 100-plus-year-old Zinfandel in Lodi's Mokelumne River AVA As part of Lodi's 2019 ZinFest , there will be a Zinfandel Blind...

 
 
 
The 100 grapes of Lodi

THE 100 GRAPES OF LODI

2018 harvesting of Kerner grapes (producing, crisp, minerally, floral dry whites) in Lodi's Mokelumne Glen Vineyards If anything, the...

Direct influence of east vs. west side terroirs on the taste of Lodi Zinfandels

DIRECT INFLUENCE OF EAST VS. WEST SIDE TERROIRS ON THE TASTE OF LODI ZINFANDELS

Lodi Winegrape Commission's Stephanie Bolton with cluster of 2018 Steacy Ranch Zinfandel on Mokelumne River-Lodi's east side The French...

 
 
 
Everything's coming up rosés in a blind tasting of Lodi bottlngs

EVERYTHING'S COMING UP ROSÉS IN A BLIND TASTING OF LODI BOTTLNGS

Lodi's ever expanding plethora of dry style rosés Just ten years ago, whenever a wine connoisseur was served a pink wine he/she would...

Catherine Fallis (Master Sommelier and author of Ten Grapes to Know) headlines 2019 Lodi ZinFest Wine School

CATHERINE FALLIS (MASTER SOMMELIER AND AUTHOR OF TEN GRAPES TO KNOW) HEADLINES 2019 LODI ZINFEST WINE SCHOOL

Learnng while enjoying the immense pleasures of Lodi wine at ZinFest Wine School It's nearly that time again: the annual Lodi ZinFest...

 
 
 
2019 ZinFest Blind Tasting - a study of ancient vine Zinfandels of California

2019 ZINFEST BLIND TASTING - A STUDY OF ANCIENT VINE ZINFANDELS OF CALIFORNIA

ZinFest blind tasting coming up at Wine & Roses Hotel! Friday, May 17, 2019 - 2:00-4:00 PM - Wine & Roses Hotel Ballroom Exactly how...

Estate Crush's new, sparkly iteration of Lodi's venerated Bechthold Vineyard Cinsaut

ESTATE CRUSH'S NEW, SPARKLY ITERATION OF LODI'S VENERATED BECHTHOLD VINEYARD CINSAUT

In early April 2019, Estate Crush's rows of 133-year-old vertical cordon Cinsaut at the north end of Lodi's historic Bechthold Vineyard How...

 
 
 
Michael Klouda's mission to “save” Lodi Zinfandel with his dry style Retro Rosé

MICHAEL KLOUDA'S MISSION TO “SAVE” LODI ZINFANDEL WITH HIS DRY STYLE RETRO ROSÉ

Michael Klouda Wines' Michael Klouda harvesting Lodi Zinfandel grapes It's ba-a-ack. A pale, transparently pink wine made 100% from...

Spring flings and liquid danger at 2019 Lodi Wine & Food Festival

SPRING FLINGS AND LIQUID DANGER AT 2019 LODI WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL

2019 early spring bud break in Lodi wine country At the cusp of spring, wrote the poet Marge Piercy , the months become a "rich fresh...

 
 
 
The “no-oak” rebellion at Lodi's Acquiesce (and history of barrel usage since ancient Roman days)

THE “NO-OAK” REBELLION AT LODI'S ACQUIESCE (AND HISTORY OF BARREL USAGE SINCE ANCIENT ROMAN DAYS)

Acquiesce Winery tasting room, housed in a refurbished 100-year-old barn The re-opening of Acquiesce Winery 's tasting room - which...

The past, present and future usages of head trained vines in Lodi

THE PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE USAGES OF HEAD TRAINED VINES IN LODI

Classic 8-spur head trained vine in Burness Vineyard on the east side of Lodi's Mokelumne River AVA In the 1850s and 1860s, when pioneering...

 
 
 
Spring, glorious spring in Lodi wine country!

SPRING, GLORIOUS SPRING IN LODI WINE COUNTRY!

Spring pruning of old vine Zinfandel in Stampede Vineyard Okay, so it's still a little gray out there, and the ground has not yet...

Sacramento Bee's Mike Dunne shares honest feedback on Lodi's latest wines

SACRAMENTO BEE'S MIKE DUNNE SHARES HONEST FEEDBACK ON LODI'S LATEST WINES

The Sacramento Bee's Mike Dunne, judging in The San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition's sweepstakes round (photo courtesy of Eric...

 
 
 
Mountain Tides succeeds with one grape , inaugurated with Clements Hills-Lodi fruit

MOUNTAIN TIDES SUCCEEDS WITH ONE GRAPE , INAUGURATED WITH CLEMENTS HILLS-LODI FRUIT

Mountain Tides winemaker/owner Scott Kirkpatrick at Clements Hills-Lodi's Viñedos Aurora Vineyard There are plenty of American wineries...

Why half of LODI RULES sustainable vineyards are now located outside of Lodi

WHY HALF OF LODI RULES SUSTAINABLE VINEYARDS ARE NOW LOCATED OUTSIDE OF LODI

View of Vino Farms' Grand Vin Lands - a showcase LODI RULES for Sustainable Winegrowing vineyard - through one of its meticulously...

 
 
 
New things afoot at Oak Ridge Winery

NEW THINGS AFOOT AT OAK RIDGE WINERY

Oak Ridge Winery's new, talented winemaker Noel Basso, with one of the few remaining old vine Zinfandels planted by Rudy Maggio in...

Do Lodi Zinfandels age? Frank talk over old wines with legendary winemakers

DO LODI ZINFANDELS AGE? FRANK TALK OVER OLD WINES WITH LEGENDARY WINEMAKERS

Tasting of pristinely fresh 34-year-old and 24-year-old Lodi Zinfandels There is an old adage in the industry, oft-repeated by the...

 
 
 
Huge diversity of wines and love, love, love rules during Lodi's 2019 Wine & Chocolate Weekend

HUGE DIVERSITY OF WINES AND LOVE, LOVE, LOVE RULES DURING LODI'S 2019 WINE & CHOCOLATE WEEKEND

2019 Lodi Wine & Chocolate festivities at m2 Wines Happy Valentine's Day from Lodi wine country ! For our photographic memories of...

Latest statistics reflect steady movement towards premium wines

LATEST STATISTICS REFLECT STEADY MOVEMENT TOWARDS PREMIUM WINES

Wine lovers in Lodi's Clements Hills AVA In her yearly summary of the latest statistical reports, Dr. Liz Thach MW , who teaches at...

 
 
 



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