Old Vine Grapes – A Monster of a Plant

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Imagine bringing letters to a mailbox standing inside the evil aura of this grape vine monster. Grape plants like this have been growing in Lodi since the early 1900s. Last winter we spotted this plant on East Kettleman Street (Highway 12) on the east side of town. We wondered what kind of grape it produced. […]

Bottles of Wine from Lodi – M2 Wines

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Lodi Zin, Gold Country Grape and Blends Bottles of Wine From M2 Wines Sitting down to a bottle of M2 wine and BBQ pork ribs, we sipped, wondering what that taste was, black licorice? We couldn’t nail the taste, but we knew the 2012 Clockstopper Red Wine from M2 had been a good choice on […]

Durst Winery – Lodi’s Newest Tasting Room

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Bottles of Ancient Vine Zinfandel Wine From Lodi’s Durst Winery Savoring a first sip from this California bottle of wine, we both looked at each other and said, “Amazingly smooth!” With its flowery, berry and chocolate feel, we savored this exquisite wine from Lodi, the center of our Zinfandel universe. Durst Winery produced this beauty, a […]

Seeking a Good Bottle of Buttery California Chardonnay Wine

Oh Bottle of Buttery Chardonnay Wine…. …..Where Art Thou? Searching for a good California bottle of Chardonnay wine is a prodigious task. With all the great wine California produces, we are looking for a buttery bottle for our yacht club inventory. There are thousands of bottles of good wine from which to choose. Our search brought […]

Lodi Wine – Better Than a Bottle of Wine From Temecula?

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In the search for a good bottle of wine, readers of our dispatches often query us for winery recommendations in places like Sonoma, Paso Robles, Gold Country or Lodi. They’re looking to either expand their winery knowledge, or just looking for a place to start their tasting journey. A recent query, “Is Lodi like Temecula?” […]

A Bottle of Wine From Lodi – The Zinfandel Wine Treasure of California’s Central Valley

While we enjoy a bottle of wine from Lodi, a major zinfandel producing region (plus a lot of other wines labeled as ‘Californian’), we’ve not  posted anything about the region. A friend of ours on the way to taste Lodi wine requested recommendations for tasting the area, and I gave her a list of our […]