Is there such a thing as “Zinfandel Grand Crus” in California?

Room set for ZAP's annual Flights! tasting Is there such a thing as “Grand Crus” rankings of California wines? No, there isn’t, and for good reason: the California wine industry is continuously discovering “new” vineyards of undeniably wonderful quality and interest. We’re not like places in France, where they carry…

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Beyond Super Bowl 50: why you should be in Lodi!

San Francisco's Alexandra Fondren (here, at Lodi ZinFest) shares her favorite things to do in Lodi wine country Attention Super Bowl 50 visitors: where is the place to be this weekend or following the Big Day?  Why, in California wine country, of course. Not just any part of California; even…

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Lodi wine and chocolate – seduction at first sight

Cacao pods in the raw (before turned into culinary sexiness) For the past four vintages the official co-sponsor of our Lodi Wine & Chocolate celebration – in 2016, taking place this Saturday and Sunday, February 13-14 – has been BRIX Chocolate (commercial message: it is not too late to get your passes…

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