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The Lodi Life & Times

In Lodi, wine comes first. And we wouldn’t have it any other way.
Meet the passionate people behind our handcrafted wines and
gnarly old vines.

Randy Caparoso
 
August 19, 2014 | Randy Caparoso

The Downtown Lodi harvest menu, and becoming the 2014 SIP SAVOR Wine Tasting Champion

 

WHO WANTS TO BE THE 2014 SIP SAVOR LODI WINE TASTING CHAMPION?

One of the two events taking place under the SIP SAVOR LODI Grand Tasting tent at Wine & Roses Hotel on Sunday, September 28, 2014 (1-4 PM) will be a double-blind tasting to determine 2014 Lodi Wine Tasting Champion.

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Time Posted: Aug 19, 2014 at 11:42 AM
Randy Caparoso
 
August 14, 2014 | Randy Caparoso

Mettler Family’s Aglianico is a harbinger of many great wine grapes to come

Mettler Family Vineyards’ 2012 Lodi Aglianico

Mettler Family Vineyards’ 2012 Lodi Aglianico

The latest Mettler Family Vineyards release is the 2012 Mettler Family Lodi Aglianico ($40); an estate grown red wine of vivid purplish cast, teeming with intensely focused cherry and plum pie-like aromas, tinged with licorice and finely polished vanillin oak subtleties. Plump, full and zesty on the palate; with a layered feel furnished by round yet densely textured tannin.

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Time Posted: Aug 14, 2014 at 11:50 AM
Randy Caparoso
 
August 12, 2014 | Randy Caparoso

Appreciating Zinfandels (especially from Lodi) like a sommelier

Majestic, own rooted “old man” Lodi Zinfandel (planted in 1901) in Mohr-Fry Ranches’ Marian’s Vineyard

Majestic, own rooted “old man” Lodi Zinfandel (planted in 1901) in Mohr-Fry Ranches’ Marian’s Vineyard

In seminars at the 2014 Zinfandel Advocates & Producers Experience (i.e. ZAP) in San Francisco this past January, some of California's top sommeliers presented Zinfandels from their perspective: in terms of terroir, or "sense of place."

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Time Posted: Aug 12, 2014 at 12:08 PM
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Lodi Wine & Visitor Center
2545 West Turner Road Lodi, CA 95242
lwwc@lodiwine.com
209. 367. 4727
Tasting Room Open Daily: 10:00am – 5:00pm