The Lodi Life & Times
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For the Love of Culinary Grapes
Do you enjoy alternative style wines veering off from the usual heavy handed, ripe or oaky style typical of “California” wine? Then you should seriously consider attending the Grand Wine Tasting sponsored by TAPAS – that is, the Tempranillo Advocates Producers and Amigos Society – this Sunday, June 27, 2012 (2-5 PM) in San Francisco’s Goldent Gate Club at The Presidio.Continue »
"The Albariño grape is originally from the Rías Baixas wine region in Galicia, Spain," they go on to explain; "an area that is characterized by wet, foggy winters and mild summers. Not necessarily an obvious choice for transplanting to Lodi, but it turns out it was a smart choice. Many great wines are being produced from Lodi AVA and its sub-regions. "Continue »
At the Lodi ZinFest Wine Festival taking place in the pristine riparian setting of Lodi Lake Park on Saturday, May 17, 2014, Lodi wine lovers will have the opportunity to taste and discover for themselves what the fuss is all about concerning the Lodi Native™ Zinfandels, which made their debut at the end of March.Continue »
Lodi ZinFest is celebrating its 10th year in 2014. The beautiful, mysterious "red headed girl" depicted in each year's ZinFest poster is making only her eighth appearance; but now, what would any ZinFest be without her?Continue »
This past March 2014 Acquiesce Vineyards opened its tasting room doors once again, after being closed for over four months. Why the down time? For one, it's because their wines – all white wines, except for one rosé, made from estate grown Rhône Valley (i.e. Southern French) grapes – have been selling out within a few months of being released. They're that good.Continue »
The Lodi Native project is making an impact on how the region is perceived from the outside
This past week, two widely read and respected wine bloggers – Elaine Brown of Hawk Wakawaka Wine Reviews, and Fred Swan of norcalwine.com – shared thoughts on the unique qualities of Lodi AVA grown Zinfandel in a detailed fashion that can only be described as unprecedented. At least for wine professionals living and working outside the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta.Continue »
At this year’s ZinFest, taking place Saturday, May 17, 2014 (12-5 PM) in Lodi Lake Park, two of California’s leading wine educators and professional wine judges will lead ZinFest Wine School tastings, addressing the amazing array of alternative style wines now being produced by Lodi’s artisanal wineries. Re:Continue »