2019 Lodi ZinFest Wine Festival

During the weekend of May 17-19, 2019 celebrate the Lodi Appellation’s premier event, the 15th annual ZinFest Wine Festival with a weekend full of fabulous Lodi wine, food, and entertainment. Here’s an overview of the weekend: Friday, May 17th There will be a pre-event entitled – 2019 ZinFest Blind Tasting; A Study of Ancient Vine Zinfandels…

Wine of the Day: 2015 Markus Wine Co. Zietlos Red Blend

This is an alluring, suave, and harmonious wine that is emblematic of outstanding wines being crafted in the Lodi AVA This wine is a  predominately a blend of Syrah and Viognier  from the Borra Vineyards Gill Creek Ranch that were picked on the same day and co-fermented in the Northern Rhône tradition.  Old vine Carignan  and Petite Sirah from the…

Lodi Chronicles; Lodi, California Rosé: Summertime In A Glass

As you may know if you follow this blog,  I’ve been contributing to Visit Lodi! Conference & Visitors Bureau blog.  Visit Lodi is the official travel website for Lodi, California.  From time to time I share the blog posts I’ve written for Visit Lodi  here.  My latest piece written for Visit Lodi is entitled Lodi, California Rosé:…

Wine of the Day; 2016 Fields Family Wines Vermentino DeLu Vineyard

This is easily the best Vermentino I’ve every had! There’s remarkable depth, complexity and texture here. Fruit sourced from the Delu Vineyard in the Alta Mesa sub-AVA of Lodi. Fermented until dry in stainless steel. Thereafter, raised in neutral French Oak on its fine less for 5 months. Color – Pale straw yellow Aromas –…

Lodi Chronicles: What Your Favorite Wine Enthusiast Really Wants This Holiday Season

As you may know if you follow this blog,  I’ve been contributing to Visit Lodi! Conference & Visitors Bureau blog.  Visit Lodi is the official travel website for Lodi, California.  From time to time I share the blog posts I’ve written for Visit Lodi  here.  My latest piece written for Visit Lodi is entitled What Your Favorite…

Lodi Chronicles – Get Your Rhone on in Lodi Wine Country

As you may know if you follow this blog,  I’ve been contributing to Visit Lodi! Conference & Visitors Bureau blog.  Visit Lodi is the official travel website for Lodi, California.  From time to time I share blog posts I’ve written for Visit Lodi here.  I recently wrote a piece for Visit Lodi that featured 10 Rhone varietal…

2016 Oak Farm Vineyards Albarino #AlbarinoFiesta

The sixth annual celebration of the Albariño grape is being celebrated this week from August 2nd-7th.   The annual event was established by TAPAS (Tempranillo Advocates Producers and Amigos Society).  In years past the event was only celebrated one day, but for 2017, it is being celebrating for nearly a  week.  It coincides with the Fiesta del Albariño held…

Wine of the Day; 2014 Masthead Sangiovese Mohr-Fry Ranch #LodiWine

2014 Masthead Sangiovese Mohr-Fry Ranch;…an appealing supple mouth-feel and ample, alluring black cherry, pomegranate, and vanilla flavors accented with the kind of restrained savoriness that strikes adds an enticing balance between its fruity and savory character… This wine is the result of a collaboration between Scotto Cellars and four noteworthy wine bloggers; Peter Bourget and…

Lodi Chronicles: Ten Lodi White Wines For Summer #LodiWine

As you may know if you follow this blog,  I’ve been contributing to Visit Lodi! Conference & Visitors Bureau blog.  Visit Lodi is the official travel website for Lodi, California.  From time to time I share blog posts I’ve written for Visit Lodi here.  I recently wrote a piece for Visit Lodi that features 10 Lodi white…