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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, clothing, ...

      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.

      2012 Gnarly Head Authentic Black

      Benito's Wine Reviews - - 1 readers - Usually when you've got a blended red table wine and a blended white in your portfolio, the next entry is always going to be a blended pink. Gnarly Head decided to go in a different direction with black. Pair it with a trendy orange wine for a festive Halloween theme. The suggested music pairing is blindingly obvious. The wine is not, of course black, no more than a Pinot Noir is really noir.

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      2012 Gnarly Head Authentic Black

      … of the tasting. It has a round body with a focus on dark fruit elements and a long, lingering finish. There were times when I was reminded of fruit wines made from blueberry or blackberry but without the usual sweetness. Pair with slow-smoked pork ribs. Note also the prominent placement of Lodi on the label. I have noticed this on Gnarly Head wines…

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

      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

      … 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…

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

      Boneshaker Zin: Trick and Treat!

      … Halloween! à votre santé! Like this: Like Loading... Related Tags: Boneshaker, Glow-In-the-Dark Wine Label, Hahn Family Wines, Halloween Wine, Lodi, Red Wine Review, Review, Wine Review, Zinfandel …

      4 readers - By jvb uncorked

      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

      Lodi Native: Master Class in Old Vine Zin

      … (blackberries and black cherries) with cranberry and strawberries, some roses, sweet barbecue sauce and black pepper. On the palate, this wine is juicy and freshly textured with fine acid. Charcoal and pepper accent the ripe black cherries, Bordeaux cherries and strawberries. Notes of black tea and crushed rocks mix with sweet spice and barbecue sauce…

      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

      … is hot. Really hot. A fact that Jim feels is perfect for growing Italian varieties. Along with the Vermentino and Primitivo below, Jim produces a few Muscats (dry and sweet), a Barbera, and a smattering of other wines, all from Italian grapes. Like this: Like Loading... Related This entry was posted in Wine by Jeff Kralik. Bookmark the permalink.…

      3 readers - By Jeff Kralik/ the drunken cyclist

      Finger Lakes Wine Tour – Day Two

      … to learn more. After 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…

      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

      … for inviting me to Lodi earlier this year, to attend a Petite Sirah tasting. It was at that time that I realized, because I hadn't been there for about a decade, that Lodi is r-e-a-l-l-y on the move. The event was called, "Unique tasting event in Lodi of Petite Sirahs + some very revealing info on Petite Sirah."It was here that I was reintroduced…

      22 readers - By Jo Diaz/ Wine Blog