Why Lodi Is the Most Exciting US Wine Region You’ve Never Heard of
Some young and approaching cult-level status with their “cool-kid” followings—have noticed the potential of the region and have bought vineyards here or are sourcing fruit for their own labels. Together, they’re producing a fascinating range of Lodi wines, with bright, aromatic character profiles that are themselves somewhat shocking, especially if your reference point is the now-dated big, ripe fruit bomb.
Michael David Winery is Our American Winery of the Year | Wine Enthusiast’s 2020 Wine Star Awards
The year 2020 has been one of milestones for Michael David Winery. The sixth-generation Lodi, California producer, led by brothers Michael and David Phillips, finished an ambitious winery expansion and visitor experience overhaul
As your enthusiasm for wine grows, before you realize know it, it evolves from a fun activity into a hobby. If you’ve reached that point in your journey from casual wine drinker to wine enthusiast, then it’s time to invest in wine accessories that will enhance your experiences with wine.
Learning how to enjoy wine can be a daunting experience. There is a myriad of wine jargon, grape varieties, wine regions and style of wine. It’s no wonder that some wine “myths” have become so prevalent. These misconceptions can sidetrack your wine journey. We’re here to help. Here are five popular wine myths exposed!
From the Vine: Pair these Lodi wines with your Super Bowl spread
“Real Simple” asked sommelier Laura Burgess to come up with the perfect wines to pair with game day. I’ve taken her list a step further, suggesting wines from Lodi to go with her food and wine recommendations.
What You Need to Know about Biodynamic, Organic and Sustainable Wines
There are many ways that wines are marketed to consumers. Sometimes it’s cute labels or noting that a wine is “Award winning”; or it may be how a wine is packaged, such as the weight of the wine bottle to convey “luxury”.
Lodi is known as the Zinfandel capitol of the world, pulling in countless visitors each year for wine-tasting. However, the city is also known for being open and inviting to families. The following list compiles the ten best family restaurants in Lodi, according to TripAdvisor users.
Bokisch Vineyard & Cindy Della Monica Announced as 2019 Winery and Tourism Advocates of the Year
Visit Lodi!, the official visitor’s bureau of Lodi, California, announced today that Bokisch Vineyards has been named the 2019 Winery of the Year and Cindy Della Monica of Cheese Central the 2019 Tourism Advocate of the Year and will be honored at the 13th Annual Tourism Luncheon on Tuesday, May 7, 2019.
Whether you are hoping to entertain at home or looking for a great snack on the wine trail, cheese and charcuterie are to wine what the sun, soil and water are to winegrapes! Lucky for you, Lodi has just the shop to fill your cheese needs!
Before you know it America’s holiday, Thanksgiving will be upon us. Recommending wines for Thanksgiving is almost always risky business. We like to hedge our food and wine pairing bets with a few bottles of wine. That way, there’s something for everyone!
Summer is upon us, and rosé season is in full swing. With the combination of Lodi’s classic Mediterranean climate and over 100 grape varieties, look to Lodi to slake your thirst for a crisp, refreshing glass of rosé.
Rhone varietal wines are made from 22 specific grapes varieties that thrive in the Mediterranean climate of the Rhone Valley in Southern France. The most well-known of the Rhone grape varieties include Syrah, Mourvèdre, Grenache Noir, Viognier, and Roussanne.
Celebrate National Zinfandel Day with Lodi Zinfandel
Lodi is the self-proclaimed Zinfandel Capital of the World for good reason. Lodi is California's largest grower of premium Zinfandel; crushing 40% of the state's crop each year. But it goes beyond that.
Make It a Special Occasion: Out on the Town in Lodi
Whatever the occasion, there’s always a good reason to celebrate in Lodi. From contemporary craft cocktails to Zinfandel vines that date back to the 1880s, there’s more than one way to raise a glass and salute a special occasion here.
As the days get a little cooler in California, one of the best ways to enjoy Lodi’s dramatic fall foliage and scenery is with an outdoor picnic. In Lodi, there’s no shortage of opportunities for an indulgent meal on a blanket or at a table in the crisp air and late summer light.
Visit Lodi! presents #LodiStories: Behind the Wine, a series exploring the lives of locals who help give Lodi its character and charm. Lodi, California is known for its award-winning wine, but what gives the destination its warmth and passion are the people who call this city home.
If you’ve ever wondered about the difference between sustainable winegrowing and organic wine, you’re not alone. There are all kinds of labels out there to confuse us, from the familiar green and white “USDA Organic” sticker to phrases like “contains sulfites” or “made with organic grapes.”
Lodi has a well-deserved reputation for being the “Zinfandel Capital of the World”. Many of the wines on which it has built its reputation could be described as big, bold and ripe with plenty of oak influence. It’s a style that sells well because it is popular with a majority of consumers.