Wine Varietals of Lodi

Lodi in Los Angeles: Diversity through unusual wine varietals

Most people think of Lodi as the land of Zinfandel especially old vine Zinfandel; however once you get to know the wineries of this area, you will discover that there are over 100 different grapes grown in Lodi. If you are a wine geek like me, you will love exploring some of the unique lesser-known

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Bokisch Vineyards Wines

Bokisch Vineyards: Bringing Spanish wine to Lodi

The diversity of types and styles of wine in Lodi is quite evident when you sample the wines of Bokisch Vineyards. With a bent on Spanish varietals, Markus and Liz Bokisch are one of the largest Spanish wine growers in the United States. Visiting the vineyard and tasting the wine, it became very obvious that

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Godelia Wine, Bierzo DO

Godelia: Discovering wine from Bierzo DO

Bierzo DO, located northwest of the province of  Castilla y León is one of Spain’s up and coming wine regions. One winery assisting in making the area well known is Bodegas Godelia. The red grape utilized in the Bierzo DO is Mencia. The wine must contain at least 70% of this grape. In the whites

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Georgós Nu Greek Wines Reds

Georgós Nu Greek Wines: A taste of Greece with a California flair

Having visited Greece and learned about many of the indigenous grapes, I was intrigued to explore Georgós Nu Greek Wines. The concept, creating Greek wines in Sonoma but not necessarily using California grapes. Instead, Greek grapes are shipped by boat to the Sonoma in bladders. Georgós Zanganas, an engineer from Athens, is the owner of

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Arrogant Frog Wines

Arrogant Frog: French wines with outstanding value

Looking for the perfect weekday wine to enjoy after coming home from a long day at work? The Arrogant Frog from Domaine Paul Mas located in the Languedoc region of the South of France is the perfect go-to wine on a daily basis. The wine is not only very drinkable, but it is reasonably priced.

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Romantic Wine

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a romantic wine

Like many when I think of Valentine’s Day I associate the day with the color pink. As I contemplate what to drink with my lover, I also think in the pink, which means my ideal romantic wine to share a special evening with my husband includes a bottle of either Rosé or sparkling wine of

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Wines of Portugal Tasting at Cafe Del Rey

Wines Of Portugal: Getting to know Portuguese Wine

My first intensive tasting of Portuguese wine occurred about a year ago at a luncheon at Café Del Rey. Recently, I explored in more depth the Wines of Portugal during a wine tasting event and seminar at the Beverly Hills Hotel. Eugenio Jardim, the US ambassador for Wines of Portugal, officiated both events and Evan

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Visit New York City Oculus Exterior

Visiting New York City: Exploring the Big Apple

Visiting New York City a person can never say that it is boring. Between sightseeing, nightlife, theater, and dining the day is very full. The frenetic energy of the city draws you in. It is a town that seems to never go to sleep. I recently went to New York for the International Media Marketplace

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Sanford Winery Rancho La Rinconada Truck

Sanford Winery: The Role of Barrels in Chardonnay and Pinot Noir Country

Visiting Sanford Winery is like a trip down memory lane because the founders of this winery pioneered the region, putting both Santa Barbara County and Sta. Rita Hills on the map as a prominent wine producing areas for Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Meeting the current owner, John Terlato, and Winemaker Steve Fennell, one realizes they

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Downtown Paso Robles Wineries

Discover the wineries of Downtown Paso Robles

There is a new way to discover the wines of Paso Robles especially if you are a wine enthusiast, who enjoys the smaller boutique wineries. It is Downtown Paso Robles Wineries. A group of 20 wineries have come together to promote themselves as the town’s premier wineries in the civic center. Those visiting Paso Robles

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