A Taste of Lodi’s Sustainability and Diversity #EarthDay #LodiWine

Earlier this month, in honor of Earth Day, I took part in a Facebook Live tasting of wines certified by Lodi Rules™ for Sustainable Winegrowing Program.  It was part of the broader April is California Wines: Down to Earth Month, an initiative to promote earth-friendly California wines made with sustainable winegrowing and winemaking practices. The objective of…

Lodi Chronicles: Lodi Winter White Wines

As you may know if you follow this blog,  I’ve been contributing toVisit Lodi! Conference & Visitors Bureau blog.  Visit Lodi is the official travel website for Lodi, California. My latest feature on the Visit Lodi website is about Lodi winter white wines.  It’s entitled Lodi Winter Whites. It’s features five Lodi white wines perfect for the…

Lodi Chronicles: Legendary Ancient Vine Bechthold Vineyard

There is one ancient vine vineyard – Bechthold Vineyard that stands apart from the rest. Last week, I shared with you that writing this blog for the last six years has led me to some unexpected opportunities. I’ve been a correspondent for the American Winery Guide, writing reviews of wineries, for a couple of years…

Time To Get My Wine Bloggers Conference On! #WBC16

I’m pleased to report that I’ll be attending 2016 Wine Bloggers Conference (“WBC”) later this week!  The WBC is being held August 11-14 in Lodi.  It’s my first Wine Bloggers Conference! There will be a few hundred online, print, citizen and industry wine writers who will be will be immersed in educational wine seminars, networking, grower and…

Wine of the Week: 2011 Klinker Brick Zinfandel Old Vine Marisa Vineyard

Every Thursday I feature a wine I particularly enjoy, whether it’s something new and different, is a great value, or from a producer worth checking out.  My Wine Of The Week is the 2011 Klinker Brick Zinfandel Old Vine Marisa Vineyard. The Winery Klinker Brick Winery is a family winery owned by Steve and Lori Felten.  The Felten’s are fifth…