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Your Ultimate Guide to Lodi Wineries
Wine Bucket List - Your Ultimate Guide to Lodi Wineries
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5 Reasons You Should Ride a Bike in Lodi
Regardless if you are a serious road bike enthusiast, an around-the-town cruiser or somewhere in between, Lodi has a ride on wheels for you!
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On Wine: Lodi Whites
For many years, Lodi’s wine reputation has been intertwined almost exclusively with robust and heady, jammy zinfandels. In recent years, however, I’ve discovered that Lodi has a few tricks up its sleeve, that it’s a far more diverse wine region than its “Zinfandel Capital” title might suggest.
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A Girlfriends’ Getaway Itinerary In Lodi Wine Country
There’s nothing like getting away with the girls for a few days. Leave the guys and kids behind. Let your hair down for some girl talk, great wine, delicious food, shopping, the spa and a night on the town.
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4 Lodi winery hikes combine vineyard trails and zinfandel sips
The wine + hiking — wiking! — trend continues to spread across California’s wine country
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Twelve of the Year’s Most Interesting Lodi Grown Wines
For this list, we're more interested in well made wines that epitomize the latest in terms of what Lodi - as a winegrowing region with its own natural attributes, unlike any other region in the world - has to offer.
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Journeys of Discovery: Growing organic Zinfandel at Lodi’s Lucas Winery
Correspondent Tom Wilmer visits with David Lucas, founder of Lucas Winery in Lodi, California. Lucas started the winery with his wife Heather in 1978, when there were only three other wineries in the entire AVA. Today there are more than 90 wineries in the region, but Lucas Winery has a unique niche, as they farm the oldest head-pruned Zinfandel vines in North America.
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There’s Something Decadent Happening in the Lodi Wine Region
Lodi’s beloved Wine & Chocolate Weekend returns on February 7-9, 2020, to celebrate its 23rd year.
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Journeys of Discovery: Culinary star crafts farm-fresh cuisine in Lodi
Chef Bradley Ogden’s stellar career includes more than fifteen international culinary awards including 2004 Restaurant of the Year for his Bradley Ogden at Ceasars Palace in Las Vegas, and “Best California Chef” bestowed by the James Beard Foundation. Even though Ogden remains involved in the management of Marin’s Lark Creek Inn and One Market Street in San Francisco, Ogden is now based in Lodi, where he is culinary director at Wine & Roses Inn and Resort.
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A VISIT TO THE BLISSFUL WINERY AT LODI RUMORED TO BE “THE NEXT NAPA” AND “THE NEXT SONOMA”!
California boasts 80% of all American wine (as of 2019). Among them, Napa and Sonoma are known as excellent production areas. California is a world-renowned area that produces a lot of rare and expensive cult wines, but with its vast and diverse climate, California has many other attractive wine regions. The focus this time is on Lodi, which is easily accessible from San Francisco and San Jose. Why is it drawing attention as "NEXT Napa, Sonoma"? Find out why.
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We’ve gotten it all wrong about Lodi wine
Before I moved to California to begin my job with The Chronicle, I didn’t know much about Lodi wine — and I honestly didn’t think there was much to know. My only real exposure to the region came while working at an East Coast wine shop; the Lodi wines we sold there were cheap, jammy and sickly sweet.Oh, but how wrong I was. Discovering the wines of Lodi has truly been one of the great pleasures of my job over the last few years.
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Journeys of Discovery: It’s “Freakshow” time at Lodi’s Michael David Winery
The Phillips family homesteaded in Lodi, California shortly after the conclusion of the Civil War. Fruits, vegetables and grapes were staple family crops for decades. The Phillips' roadside fresh produce stand remains a Lodi destination, but its shelves and bins are equally weighted with the family’s wines.
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Journeys of Discovery: Mettler Family Vineyards—from vine to wine for 100 years
Correspondent Tom Wilmer reports from Lodi, California, where he visits with Larry Mettler and his daughter Kim Mettler Ealls at Mettler Family Vineyards.
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Journeys of Discovery: Iberian varieties at Lodi’s Bokisch Vineyards
Correspondent Tom Wilmer reports from Lodi, California, where he visits with Markus and Liz Bokisch at Bokisch Vineyards.
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Tempranillo Wines to Try in Lodi
Celebrate International Tempranillo Day, or any day for that matter, at one of the following 13 Lodi wineries!
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#PlanForVacation 2020
Planning a trip to a new (or familiar) place can seem daunting. However, with a little help from this guide, your next trip to #visitlodi is sure to be worry-free. Here are some of the major annual events that Lodi is well known for to help you plan your trip for 2020, broken down by month.
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Top 10 Things to Do in Lodi According to TripAdvisor Users
It can be overwhelming while looking at the plentiful activities to do while planning your trip to Lodi, CA. That's why we looked at YOUR opinions on TripAdvisor to see what your fellow visitor loves about Lodi!
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Traveling to Lodi Wine Country
There are many ways to get to the Zinfandel capitol of the world! Whether you prefer to travel by car, train, or plane - we've got you covered!
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Wine 101: How to Pair Lodi Wine with Dessert
Enjoying a dessert wine with a dessert (or perhaps as dessert) can transform a meal into a decadent and indulgent experience. Here’s what you need to know to top off your meal with flair!
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Wine 101: Wine Tasting for Beginners
New to wine? Let us fill you in on some easy ways to become a Lodi wine expert.
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A Perfect Pairing for Super Bowl LII
Football is the quintessential American sport. Zinfandel is widely regarded as America’s grape because it is the quintessential American success story.
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Fun Pairings for the Albariño’s of Lodi, California
Nancy Brazil of Pull That Cork Blog takes us through some fun food and wine pairings with three Lodi Albariño's
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How to Host a Lodi, California Themed Wine Tasting Party
If you’re looking for a fun and educational way to learn more about wine and share that experience with friends, consider having a wine tasting party.
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Four Reasons Why Lodi, California Is For Wine Lovers
Lodi is a hidden gem among California’s wine regions. In the last decade or so, Lodi's reputation for premium quality grapes and wines has dramatically ascended and captured the attention of wine lovers across the United States.
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5 Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Lodi, California
Lodi is the perfect oasis for rest, relaxation, and really good food. Whether in town for a whirlwind weekend or just whisking your honey away for the day, here are five unique ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Lodi.
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Explore Lodi’s Downtown Tasting Rooms
Lodi Wine Country certainly is beautiful, but if you prefer not drive through the country, don’t fret! We have over a dozen tasting rooms downtown that offer a variety of wines produced by local wineries.
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A Dog-Friendly Guide to Wine Tasting in Lodi, California
“Have dog, will travel” is a motto my husband and a travel-crazy me swear by and so it is no surprise that every year we try to aim for at least three road trips with Babu, our beloved Tibetan Spaniel Mix.
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Wine & Chocolate: A Match Made In Heaven
An irresistible weekend filled with handcrafted wine and decadent chocolate.
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