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    Touring Lodi's Bechthold Vineyard with Microsoft Sway

    As part of the Microsoft Office Insiders group, I get the opportunity to test out some new technology. Microsoft is getting ready to release a new Office application called Sway. Disclaimer: I'm receiving no compensation for this test and what you're seeing here is a preview of the technology. It's not completely ready, but I'm excited about it.

    8 readers - By Ben Carter/ Benito's Wine Reviews

    Weekend Wine Notes: 12 Wines I Should Have Written about Weeks or Months Ago

    Take your choice. Either at our backs we always hear Time’s winged chariot hurrying near OR the world is too much with us, late and soon, getting and spending, we lay waste our powers. Choice, did I say?! Or, did I say?! Heck no, it’s both, incessant, ceaseless, seemingly infinite! So, anyway, it’s difficult to keep up with all the wines I need to review, so here, today, I offer ...

    6 readers - By Fredric Koeppel/ Bigger Than Your Head

      Oak Farm Vineyards Winery Expansion!

      Rebecca Gomez Farrell - - 5 readers - The fishing lake at Oak Farm Vineyard. Click twice for the full view. Oak Farm Vineyards Winery (23627 Devries Road) is on its way to becoming the first of its kind in the Lodi, CA, appellation: a family-owned estate that offers the full experience of a large-scale destination winery, minus the glitzy hotel and pretension.

      Boneshaker Zin: Trick and Treat!

      jvb uncorked - - 4 readers - Boneshaker Zinfandel 2012; Hahn Family Winery, Lodi California. Retail $19.99; street price approx $16/bottle. 15% ABV. The first days of fall. It’s the time of year when I finally start drinking red wines again after finishing out the ‘indian’ summer stock I have left. Early fall requires you to transition back to cooler weather and look for solutions (activities, clothi ...

      Quick Sip: Turley Wine Cellars 2013 Bechthold Vineyard Cinsault

      My Vine Spot - - 4 readers - Hello Friends, Today’s Quick Sip is Turley Wine Cellars’ 2013 Bechthold Vineyard Cinsault. I had an opportunity to taste this wine, along with three others I will be reviewing, for a virtual event put on by the good folks at Lodi Wine and Charles Communications. The event highlighted Lodi’s historic Bechthold Vineyard; possibly the oldest continuously farmed vineyard in the U.S.

      Cider Brothers "William Tell" Hard Cider of Lodi

      Benito's Wine Reviews - - 3 readers - The Cider Brothers are Michael and Paul Scotto, 5th generation members of a Lodi wine family. They've recently branched out into hard cider production. Cider was for a long time America's most popular alcoholic beverage, but lost favor with Prohibition and changing tastes after WWII. I was first exposed to it when it re-emerged as a curiosity in the 90s with brands like Woodchuc ...

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      Quick Sip: Turley Wine Cellars 2013 Bechthold Vineyard Cinsault

      …Hello Friends, Today’s Quick Sip is Turley Wine Cellars’ 2013 Bechthold Vineyard Cinsault. I had an opportunity to taste this wine, along with three others I will be reviewing, for a virtual event put on by the good folks at Lodi Wine and Charles Communications. The event highlighted Lodi’s historic Bechthold Vineyard; possibly the oldest…

      4 readers - By Dezel Quillen/ My Vine Spot

      Touring Lodi's Bechthold Vineyard with Microsoft Sway

      … a Sway about the Bechthold Vineyard in Lodi, California. I have lots of pictures that I'd not previously used, and thought that this was a fun way to present them. Bechthold was my first stop on my press tour earlier in the year, and recently we had an online tasting featuring four wines from that small patch of land: You can also click on this link for the full screen experience: A Sway About the Bechthold Vineyard in Lodi Note: These wines were provided as samples for review.…

      8 readers - By Ben Carter/ Benito's Wine Reviews

      Boneshaker Zin: Trick and Treat!

      … Boneshaker Zinfandel 2012; Hahn Family Winery, Lodi California. Retail $19.99; street price approx $16/bottle. 15% ABV. The first days of fall. It’s the time of year when I finally start drinking red wines again after finishing out the ‘indian’ summer stock I have left. Early fall requires you to transition back to cooler weather and look…

      4 readers - By jvb uncorked

      Weekend Wine Notes: 12 Wines I Should Have Written about Weeks or Months Ago

      …. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ McCay Cellars Tres Blanc 2013, Lodi. 14.5% alc. Blend of vermentino, verdelho, muscat and pinot noir. 218 cases. Pale gold color; intensely floral with jasmine and lilac; celery seed, fennel, roasted lemon, spiced pear, slightly leafy, with notes of fig and lime peel; dry but juicy, keen acidity and lovely viscosity; limestone and grapefruit finish…

      6 readers - By Fredric Koeppel/ Bigger Than Your Head

      Oak Farm Vineyards Winery Expansion!

      …The fishing lake at Oak Farm Vineyard. Click twice for the full view. Oak Farm Vineyards Winery (23627 Devries Road) is on its way to becoming the first of its kind in the Lodi, CA, appellation: a family-owned estate that offers the full experience of a large-scale destination winery, minus the glitzy hotel and pretension. I took part in a media…

      5 readers - By Rebecca Gomez Farrell/ Rebecca Gomez Farrell

      Cider Brothers "William Tell" Hard Cider of Lodi

      …The Cider Brothers are Michael and Paul Scotto, 5th generation members of a Lodi wine family. They've recently branched out into hard cider production. Cider was for a long time America's most popular alcoholic beverage, but lost favor with Prohibition and changing tastes after WWII. I was first exposed to it when it re-emerged as a curiosity…

      3 readers - By Ben Carter/ Benito's Wine Reviews

      Lodi Native: Master Class in Old Vine Zin

      … with roses and rhubarb. There’s a lovely silkiness to this wine; it has such a very restrained and approachable style. Long, gorgeous finish with notes of meat and pickles. Honestly, while tasting, the thought crossed my mind: maybe — just maybe! — someone slipped some Pinot into this Zin. 14% alcohol. From a 3-acre vineyard planted in 1905. (91 points…

      9 readers - By Isaac Baker/ Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog

      Michael David Winery

      …Winery Spotlight October Tasting Event – RSVP > > Contact your local WineStyles < < MICHAEL DAVID VINEYARDS, Lodi, California: The Story of Michael David Winery “Michael” and “David” are Michael and David Phillips, two brothers whose family has farmed in the Lodi region since the 1850’s, cultivating wine grapes for nearly a century…

      4 readers - By WineStyles

      Random Samples 9/15/2014

      … “La Famiglia” project which focused on Italian grapes). When Mondavi went the corporate route, the project was eliminated, Jim kept going with Mel Knox, a long time French barrel salesman. Their fruit grows in Lodi, long a source for jug wines, but has recently been producing several highly regarded wines (more on Lodi in a coming post). Lodi…

      3 readers - By Jeff Kralik/ the drunken cyclist

      Finger Lakes Wine Tour – Day Two

      … lunch at the Market Street Brewing Company and Restaurant, where yes, beer was consumed, we drove up the eastern shore of Seneca Lake to Wagner Vineyards in Lodi. The Wagners are no newcomers to the area. With over 50 years of grape growing experience they’ve had some time to figure out what works and what doesn’t. We did spend some time…

      1 readers - By WiningWays

      Meeting Joan Kautz of Ironstone Vineyards in the Sierra Foothills

      …"You must be the oldest grape growing family I've ever met ... in the USA, of course," I say to Joan Kautz, whose family has been farming in Lodi, California since the early 1900s. Though the name may not be familiar to you, this family - who started out as sweet cherry farmers is now the sixth largest grape grower in the state with 6,500 acres…

      1 readers - By Marisa D'vari/ A Wine Story

      The Lodi Native Project: Mokelumne River

      …California’s Lodi AVA was approved in 1986, but grapegrowing and winemaking in the area, straight east from San Francisco (and southeast of Sacramento) at the north extreme of the San Joaquin Valley, go back to the middle of the 19th Century. Zinfandel is the grape especially associated with Lodi, home to a remarkable collection of “old vine…

      4 readers - By Fredric Koeppel/ Bigger Than Your Head

      Sola Lodi Syrah 2012

      …The Sola Lodi Syrah 2012 is produced by Sola Winery, a small Napa winery that purchases premium grapes from various California AVA’s. Their stated mission is to be “the best value wine on the West coast.” They keep their overhead low and their costs down and these small production, boutique wines are priced lower than your typical low volume wine…

      7 readers - By CHEAP WINE FINDER

      Social media is a very effective marketing tool + Lodi + Oak Farm Vineyards

      … all things are running on all cylinders. As it turns out, my book's not done (as it should be), and so I must keep my nose to the grindstone (with my own passionate project). Still, regardless of being there or not, I will help publicize Peter's project, thanking him for thinking of me. No longer "Stuck in Lodi" I have to thank Michael David Winery…

      22 readers - By Jo Diaz/ Wine Blog

      Austrian/German Varietals Grown in Lodi, CA – Mokelumne Glen Vineyards

      … at the Society of Wine Educators conference I came upon a vineyard in Lodi called Mokelumne Glen that decided to try their hand at Austrian/German varietals. I remember tasting the wines because of the varietals and last week as I was writing about Franconia (Blaufrankisch) in Italy, they came to mind. I promptly found the small brochure I have kept for years…

      2 readers - By avvinare