The nitty-gritty on Lodi's seven American Viticultural Areas

THE NITTY-GRITTY ON LODI'S SEVEN AMERICAN VITICULTURAL AREAS

Beautifully restored riparian environment showing classic San Joaquin Series soil (a clay alluvium, and also the official state soil...

'Normal' Growing Season in Lodi Could Make for an Epic Vintage

'NORMAL' GROWING SEASON IN LODI COULD MAKE FOR AN EPIC VINTAGE

A worker carries a tote filled with Clairette blanche at Acquiesce Winery in Acampo . Lodi transforms during harvest. The area takes...

 
 
 
Bokisch Vineyards releases groundbreaking Monastrell

BOKISCH VINEYARDS RELEASES GROUNDBREAKING MONASTRELL

2018 Monastrell this past week in Bokisch's Sheldon Hills Vineyard This past weekend, Lodi 's Bokisch Vineyards debuted a Monastrell...

Leaf and Vine: Love of Lodi inspires another Napa based independent

LEAF AND VINE: LOVE OF LODI INSPIRES ANOTHER NAPA BASED INDEPENDENT

Tim Keith, co-owner/winemaker of Leaf and Vine Winery in his Rebel Vintners tasting room Leaf and Vine Winery - a small, father-and-son...

 
 
 
Holman Cellars pays homage to Lodi vineyards with natural style wines

HOLMAN CELLARS PAYS HOMAGE TO LODI VINEYARDS WITH NATURAL STYLE WINES

Holman Cellars owner/winemaker Jason Holman with Shinn Ranch's 90-year-old Mule Plane Vineyard Carignan on Lodi's west side As wineries...

Lodi 'Newcomers' Making Their Mark at Klinker Brick

LODI 'NEWCOMERS' MAKING THEIR MARK AT KLINKER BRICK

Joseph Smith, left, and Chris Rivera comprise the winemaking team at Klinker Brick Winery. Joseph Smith and Chris Rivera are the winemaking...

 
 
 
Snapshot of the black skinned Portuguese grapes of Lodi's Silvaspoons Vineyards

SNAPSHOT OF THE BLACK SKINNED PORTUGUESE GRAPES OF LODI'S SILVASPOONS VINEYARDS

Silvaspoons Vineyards owner/grower Ron Silva with Touriga Franca cluster Like thousands of other Americans of Portuguese descent, Ron...

The red Bordeaux grapes of Lodi

THE RED BORDEAUX GRAPES OF LODI

2018 Mokelumne River-Lodi Cabernet Sauvignon in Phillips Farms Cabernet Sauvignon has been the most popular varietal red wine in the...

 
 
 
The physical impact of soil and selection on Lodi Zinfandels

THE PHYSICAL IMPACT OF SOIL AND SELECTION ON LODI ZINFANDELS

In early September 2018, 118-year-old own-rooted Zinfandel in Lodi's Marian's Vineyard In recent years projects like Lodi Native -...

A close look at the fruits of Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre and Cinsaut in Lodi's vineyards

A CLOSE LOOK AT THE FRUITS OF GRENACHE, SYRAH, MOURVÈDRE AND CINSAUT IN LODI'S VINEYARDS

Mettler Family Vineyards' Bear Creek block of Syrah Throughout the vast expanse of wine regions along the Mediterranean collectively...

 
 
 
Markus Wine Co.'s Markus Niggli approaches grapes like colors on a palette

MARKUS WINE CO.'S MARKUS NIGGLI APPROACHES GRAPES LIKE COLORS ON A PALETTE

Markus Niggli taking field samples of Syrah in the Borra family's Gill Creek Ranch To Markus Niggli, the owner/winemaker of Markus...

The utterly unique white Rhône grapes of Acquiesce Vineyards

THE UTTERLY UNIQUE WHITE RHÔNE GRAPES OF ACQUIESCE VINEYARDS

Acquiesce owner/grower/winemaker Sue Tipton with her one red wine grape (Alban clone Grenache grown on wire trellis) Since opening...

 
 
 
Jessie's Grove's Royal Tee field mix - Lodi's oldest, most historic Zinfandel planting

JESSIE'S GROVE'S ROYAL TEE FIELD MIX - LODI'S OLDEST, MOST HISTORIC ZINFANDEL PLANTING

Alquimista's Greg La Follette heralding the 2015 harvest of Jessie's Grove's Royal Tee Vineyard Jessie's Grove Winery 's Royal Tee...

Bokisch Vineyards demonstrates impact of terroir on grapes

BOKISCH VINEYARDS DEMONSTRATES IMPACT OF TERROIR ON GRAPES

Albariño harvest in Bokisch Ranches' Terra Alta Vineyard Continuing our study of the impact of vineyard conditions - or terroir -...

 
 
 
Lodi's Scott McKenzie is building his family's tradition

LODI'S SCOTT MCKENZIE IS BUILDING HIS FAMILY'S TRADITION

Scott McKenzie of McKenzie Vineyards and Winery is a busy guy with harvest this month, a new sparkling wine in production and a new...

Oak Farm's latest vineyard-designate Zinfandels are paradigms of terroir

OAK FARM'S LATEST VINEYARD-DESIGNATE ZINFANDELS ARE PARADIGMS OF TERROIR

Giant, centuries-old valley oak and oversized owlbox in Oak Farm Vineyards A quick history of terroir -focused winemaking in Lodi What...

 
 
 
Lodi's single-vineyard wines

LODI'S SINGLE-VINEYARD WINES

Zinfandel in Süess Vineyard this past week in Lodi's Clements Hills AVA Continued from Lodi's single-vineyard wines Ready to geek...

Lodi's single-vineyard wines

LODI'S SINGLE-VINEYARD WINES

Early August veraison in Lodi's Bechthold Vineyard; Cinsaut planted in 1886 What are the top Lodi Viticultural Area vineyards identified...

 
 
 
10 of Lodi wine country's most Instagram-worthy destinations

10 OF LODI WINE COUNTRY'S MOST INSTAGRAM-WORTHY DESTINATIONS

Instagram-worthy moment at Lodi Lake Park Lodi wine country is all about the wines and vineyards, the laid-back Lodi natives and small-town...

Lodi's R-N-R Vineyard Management adds more layers to the family business

LODI'S R-N-R VINEYARD MANAGEMENT ADDS MORE LAYERS TO THE FAMILY BUSINESS

The Machado Family : Rhonda, Colton, Matthew and Russell operate R-N-R Vineyard Management Rhonda and Russell Machado hoped the day...

 
 
 



Chicken Liver Pate

Pâté sounds intimidating to make but this Chicken Liver Pâté recipe is simple and inexpensive yet has a magnificent flavor. This recipe combines the flavors of chicken livers... Read more ...

Tequila-Lime Marinated Angus Sirloin - Sound of Flavor

The Roasted Red Pepper Semolina Focaccia recipe in the latest video from POV Italian Cooking is packed full of flavor but still an easy bread to make at home. This Italian... Read more ...

Burgers & Griddle Corn - Sound of Flavor

Burgers sizzling on the grill is the definitive sound of summer in America. Hamburgers with 80 lean meat and 20 fat, that are featured in this video, makes juicier, more... Read more ...

Flourless Orange Chocolate Cake

Flourless Orange Chocolate Cake

An easy substitution infuses orange flavor into Flourless Chocolate Cake topped with chocolate ganache and chocolate dipped clementines. Read more ...

Garlic and Parmesan Orzo with Fresh Veggies

Garlic and Parmesan Orzo with Fresh Veggies

One of the quickest and easiest side dishes I have in my recipe box is Garlic and Parmesan Orzo pasta with fresh veggies! It is almost as easy to make as it is to eat! This... Read more ...

Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies

Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies

Easy, four ingredient flourless Gluten Free Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies made in one bowl in about 20 minutes! Read more ...

One Pot Chicken Tetrazzini

One Pot Chicken Tetrazzini

Easy homemade chicken tetrazzini! Read more ...

Chicken Pho

Chicken Pho

Easy Chicken Pho! With slow cooker and stove top directions. This steamy bowl of delicious broth and noodles will be a favorite! Read more ...

Skinnytaste Meal Plan

Skinnytaste Meal Plan

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Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie

Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie

Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies with flaked sea salt! Read more ...

Instant Pot Beef Stew

Instant Pot Beef Stew

Snuggle on up to a bowl full of this Instant Pot Beef Stew! Gluten-free, dairy-free, Whole30, and under 400 calories per serving! Read more ...

Pumpkin Spiced Icebox Cookies

Pumpkin Spiced Icebox Cookies

These gluten free pumpkin spiced icebox cookies are the perfect way to indulge in pumpkin this fall! Read more ...

German Butter Sheet Cake

German Butter Sheet Cake

Also known as 'Butterkuchen' - this classic German cake is so easy to make at home! Read more ...