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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

    Oh Lord, Stuck in Lodi, Again: Cinsault’s Long Road

    Bechthold Cinsault vine - winter Thanks to Creedence Clearwater Revival, Lodi has suffered from an image problem. Lodi is not a fairytale wine destination; it’s blue collar, a working ag town and there are over 80 wineries here, but a tremendous history. Lodi is one of the older wine regions in California.

    6 readers - By Michael Cervin/ Boozehoundz

      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.

      Apothic Dark Limited Release 2013

      CHEAP WINE FINDER - - The Apothic Dark Limited Edition 2013 is a blend of Petite Sirah, Teroldego and Merlot sourced from more than one California grape growing AVA, but the majority of the grapes came from the Lodi AVA (east of Napa). The Dark is s limited release for E & J Gallo’s hugely popular Apothic line of Red And White blends.

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      Oh Lord, Stuck in Lodi, Again: Cinsault’s Long Road

      … is home to many own-rooted (meaning they have not been grafted on to other root systems) historic authentic “old vine” vineyards, like the Bechthold Vineyard planted to Cinsault in 1886. Ah, Cinsault. One of the coolest grapes most consumers don’t know about. Often used a blender in Rhone wines this high-yielding, hot-weather red grape is half…

      6 readers - By Michael Cervin/ Boozehoundz

      Apothic Dark Limited Release 2013

      … The Apothic Dark Limited Edition 2013 is a blend of Petite Sirah, Teroldego and Merlot sourced from more than one California grape growing AVA, but the majority of the grapes came from the Lodi AVA (east of Napa). The Dark is s limited release for E & J Gallo’s hugely popular Apothic line of Red And White blends. Teroldego is a grape usually…

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      2012 Gnarly Head Authentic Black

      … black, no more than a Pinot Noir is really noir. But it is a deep, dark shade of red thanks to a lot of Petite Sirah in the blend and a lot of skin contact. I've always enjoyed the rich depths of the smallest red grapes, bottles made from Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, and of course, Petite Sirah. They're not always the same, being made in a wide…

      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

      … 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!

      … for solutions (activities, clothing, and yes, even wine) that can handle both hot and cold, chilly fall breezes while you break a sweat under the hazy afternoon sun. Syrah and red zinfandels are ideal choices right now, but the one wine that has topped them for me is my trick and your treat: Boneshaker Zinfandel from Lodi, CA. Deep purple color…

      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…

      5 readers - By Rebecca Gomez Farrell/ Rebecca Gomez Farrell

      Lodi Native: Master Class in Old Vine Zin

      … Soucie Vineyard Zinfandel. Credit: Lodi Native. When I heard about Lodi Native, I was instantly intrigued. Old vines, historic vineyards, minimalist winemaking, indigenous yeasts, no new oak, no fining or filtration. What’s not to love? Through this collaborative effort, a group of winegrowers and vintners in the Mokelumne River AVA seeks…

      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

      … Mondavi’s “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…

      3 readers - By Jeff Kralik/ the drunken cyclist

      Finger Lakes Wine Tour – Day Two

      … but that is no reflection on Fox Run. Many people love this red blend. Here is a little bit of information on the signature grape that is the pride of the Finger Lakes. Riesling is a grape varietal unique among its other noble cousins. It is more adept at absorbing the mineral characteristics of the soil in which it is grown. All grapes, all plant life…

      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