Search results for "zinfandel"

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 […]

Read More»
Tagged As:
, , , , , ,

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 […]

Read More»
Tagged As:
, , , ,

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 […]

Read More»
Tagged As:
, , , , , , , , , ,

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. […]

Read More»
Tagged As:
, , ,

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 […]

Read More»
Tagged As:
, ,