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Lodi, California: Historic Zinfandel Capital

When you hear California wine, you most likely think Napa and Sonoma. But there's a great wine region that's been flourishing for 150 years not too far from there...Lodi, California. Lodi is one of California's major wine growing region, located 100 miles east of San Francisco. It's characterized by a rural atmosphere and farms run [...]

2019-03-20T13:58:06-06:00Wine|

Celebrate International Tempranillo Day

It's International Tempranillo Day! And while Tempranillo is the signature grape of Spain, with its finest expression in Rioja, Spain, I recently did a tasting of the grape variety from Lodi, California. Lodi is one of California’s major wine growing region, located 100 miles east of San Francisco. It’s characterized by a rural atmosphere and [...]

2019-03-20T13:58:04-06:00Wine|

The Grand Canyon Winery: Travel Far. Drink Local.

On our recent trip to the Grand Canyon, we made a stop in Williams, Arizona. Not only because it was on Historic Route 66, but it's also my husband's last name! What a cute, funky town that takes you back to what Route 66 must have been like. It reminded me of Radiator Springs from [...]

2019-03-20T13:58:05-06:00Travel, Wine|

Summer Whites from Lodi, California

Back in the Fall, I discovered a new wine region...Lodi, California. Just 100 miles east of San Francisco, it has been flourishing since 1850. Lodi is predominately a red wine-producing region and is the self-proclaimed Zinfandel Capital of the World, producing over 32% of California’s premium Zinfandel. But the region also grows 20-30 different white wine grapes. [...]

2019-03-20T13:58:05-06:00Wine|

Puglia, Italy on #Winechat

On last night's Twitter #Winechat (join each Wednesday at 9pm ET), I guest hosted with a focus on Puglia. The heel of Italy's boot is a very interesting wine region, one I discovered last summer on our week long visit. Following are the wines I opened for last night's wine chat, facts and details I [...]

2019-03-20T13:58:18-06:00Wine|

Red

Red Cabernet Franc Cabernet Sauvignon Gamay Merlot Montepulciano Negroamaro Petit Verdot Pinot Noir Primitivo Sagrantino Sangiovese Syrah Zinfandel

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Type / Varietal

Red Cabernet Franc Cabernet Sauvignon Gamay Merlot Montepulciano Negroamaro Petit Verdot Pinot Noir Primitivo Sagrantino Sangiovese Syrah Zinfandel White Chardonnay Chenin Blanc Casal Garcia Furore Bianco Pinot Gris / Pinot Grigio Sauvignon Blanc Viognier Champagne Sparkling & Prosecco Rosé Port

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Rancho La Puerta: Local Wine

The Ranch believes "wine is an ancient, nutritious, and healthful (in moderation) food that has its place at the table and in life's celebrations." There are grape vines growing on the property that were here when the Ranch was founded, and in the early days, the grapes were used in treatments. Wine is only served [...]

2019-03-20T13:58:23-06:00Spa, Wine|

Wine + Chocolate = ♥

Impress your friend or love this Valentine's Day, or any day really, with a fun and delicious wine and chocolate tasting experience. Lindt, the Swiss chocolatier, has done all the work to help you pick the chocolate and type of wine to pair with it. Take a step into Lindt's kitchen to get started. Click on 'the [...]

2019-03-20T13:58:27-06:00Wine|

Manhattan’s Urban Winery

Finally made it to City Winery in Manhattan's SoHo neighborhood on Sunday after reading about them for several years! What a cool spot...part winery (they make wine on-site), part restaurant/wine bar, part concert venue. We stopped into The Barrel Room, a tasting room and 30-seat restaurant, within this huge facility for some wine and apps. [...]

2019-03-20T13:58:27-06:00Travel, Wine|