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2014 Michael David Inkblot Cabernet Franc Lodi

2014 Michael David Inkblot Cabernet Franc Lodi

2017 Michael David Sauvignon Blanc Lodi

2017 Michael David Sauvignon Blanc Lodi

2014 Michael David Winery Freakshow Red Lodi

2014 Michael David Winery Freakshow Red Lodi

2014 Michael David Winery Freakshow Cabernet Sauvignon Lodi

2014 Michael David Winery Freakshow Cabernet Sauvignon Lodi

2015 Michael David Winery Petite Petit Lodi

2015 Michael David Winery Petite Petit Lodi

SUMMER WINES FROM LODI

SUMMER WINES FROM LODI

Lodi grape growers and winemakers produce some of the best Zinfandels in the world.  Two hours inland from San Francisco, temperatures climb and the sun shines bright all summer here, allowing grapes to ripen perfectly year after year. But thanks to cooling effects of the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, running from the Central Valley directly to […]

LODI ZINFANDEL – A GRAPE TO KNOW

LODI ZINFANDEL – A GRAPE TO KNOW

June 28, 2019 | Randy Caparoso Summary of nearly an entire chapter devoted to Lodi Zinfandel by Catherine Fallis MS in her book Ten Grapes to Know Master Sommelier Catherine Fallis leading a wine tasting at 2019 ZinFest Wine School Many have called for it, but few have earned it. That is, the coveted title […]

2014 Bonny Doon Vineyard Cinsaut Counoise California

2014 Bonny Doon Vineyard Cinsaut Counoise California

INTERVIEW Terry Theise, Berkeley, California

INTERVIEW Terry Theise, Berkeley, California

The Sommelier Journal May 31 2012 Catherine Fallis, MS The famed importer’s philosophy emanates from a respect for the land. Terry Theise is a man after my own heart: passionate champion of underdogs; perfume lover (with scarce opportunities to wear it); seeker of balance in wine, people, and life; natural educator and co-conspirator; and bon vivant whose […]

2019 LODI ZINFEST BLIND TASTING

2019 LODI ZINFEST BLIND TASTING

    May 23, 2019 | Randy Caparoso 2019 ZinFest Blind Tasting: How Lodi Zinfandels compare to some of California’s finest Round 1 (of 3) wines in ZinFest Zinfandel Blind Tasting (special thanks to Suzanne Ledbetter for photos in this article) The 2019 Zinfandel Blind Tasting – taking place on May 17, the Friday before […]

Crystal Vision: Choices in today’s glassware

Crystal Vision: Choices in today’s glassware

The Sommelier Journal February 2009 Catherine Fallis, MS In the past, sommeliers basically had two options for stemware—a durable budget choice, such as the popular Schott Zwiesel Mondial, or the blue-chip standard, Riedel. Considering the wide disparity in cost, many sommeliers had to dole out the nice stemware only to the guests who ordered high-ticket […]

SAUVIGNON BLANC REGIONAL TASTING PROFILE – LODI, CALIFORNIA

SAUVIGNON BLANC REGIONAL TASTING PROFILE – LODI, CALIFORNIA

One of the many lovely vineyards in Lodi. Photo Courtesy of the Lodi Winegrape Commission. Our second Regional Tasting Profile by Catherine Fallis, grape goddess, of Planet Grape and our Resident Master Sommelier. This time she tackles Lodi, California. Most may think “Zin” when it comes to Lodi, but like so many other varietals, Sauvignon […]