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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
 
November 21, 2014 | Randy Caparoso

A French style Thanksgiving in Lodi (with Provence style leg of lamb)

Wine journalist Deborah Parker Wong blind tasting Lodi Zinfandels

French born winemaker Franck Lambert in Lodi

How does a French winemaker named Franck Lambert, with his India-born wife Rekha, celebrate Thanksgiving here in Lodi?

Monsieur Lambert was born in Southern France and educated at University of Montpellier (where he attained a Master's degree in winemaking). He has been a quiet but influential part of the Lodi winemaking community over the past 12 years.

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Time Posted: Nov 21, 2014 at 1:05 PM
Randy Caparoso
 
November 16, 2014 | Randy Caparoso

Three reasons why you should open a Lodi Zinfandel on National Zinfandel Day

Wine journalist Deborah Parker Wong blind tasting Lodi Zinfandels

Mighty Mohr-Fry Ranches-Marian’s Vineyard Zinfandel; planted 1901

This coming Wednesday, November 19, 2014 is National Zinfandel Day.

We know, we know: there's a day for everything these days. But National Zinfandel Day holds significance in Lodi because:

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Time Posted: Nov 16, 2014 at 1:54 PM
Randy Caparoso
 
November 14, 2014 | Randy Caparoso

Having a Lodi Thanksgiving

November colors at Jessie’s Grove Winery

November colors at Jessie’s Grove Winery

LET YOUR TURKEY BE YOUR THANKSGIVING WINE GUIDE

Is there anything more American than turkey for Thanksgiving, with all the extra delectable accoutrements?

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Time Posted: Nov 14, 2014 at 2:32 PM
Randy Caparoso
 
November 11, 2014 | Randy Caparoso

Michael Klouda’s Stem Theory is unoppressively contrarian

Michael Klouda

Michael Klouda

Call the newly released 2013 Michael Klouda (MK) Stem Theory Lodi Cabernet Franc ($26) what you like: confused, contrarian, counter-intuitive, confounding – but you can't call it boring.

It is, in fact, the perfect red wine for wine lovers who like a little bit of wildness, even rawness, in their wine, tingling your nose and scraping your tongue – but in a gentle, unoppressive sort of way. Michael Klouda Wines‘ 2013 Stem Theory does just that: a purplish red wine delivering an array of aromas – fresh raspberry and dried berries mixed with green, leafy/herbal notes – wrapped in a medium body with moderately weighted tannin, coming across as both velvety smooth and a little prickly and, well, a little wild, a tiny bit raw. Like the dashingly dangerous boy that you can take home to mom and dad.

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Time Posted: Nov 11, 2014 at 2:48 PM
Randy Caparoso
 
November 4, 2014 | Randy Caparoso

Lodi’s Coup de Grâce is a red wine blend to end all blends

Coup de Grâce Lodi Red Wine

Coup de Grâce Lodi Red Wine

The expression coup de grâce technically means putting someone out of his or her misery, in a most violent fashion. But here in Lodi, it is now means a gloriously rich and original red wine – a thick, bloody red, if you will.

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Time Posted: Nov 4, 2014 at 2:56 PM
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