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Dunne on Wine: Syrah from Fields Family Wines of Lodi

Just about every vintner who makes syrah will tell you that the varietal is a tough sell. The reasons for syrah's struggles are many: more ...


Wine Buzz: New world markets for Lodi wines

The wine shipments going out of Lodi's Woodbridge Winery on Feb. 14 were a first of their kind. The 3,500 cases were off to Brazil, marking the debut of Lodi wines in this large South American country, which drinks relatively little wine. more ...


Dunne on Wine: McCay Cellars' fresh approach to zinfandel

Michael McCay and his winery, McCay Cellars, are something of an anomaly for Lodi, where the winemaking culture stresses old vines, old farming families and old viticultural and enological traditions. more ...


Dunne on Wine: Young vines produce well at Harney Lane

Oddly, no vintner to my knowledge has put "Young Vines" on the label of a bottle of wine. You see "Old Vines" all the time, even though no fixed definition of the term exists and even though the scientific evidence to support the suggestion that older vines yield superior wines is shaky. more ...


Wine Buzz: Lodi winery signs with big distributor

Look for LangeTwins Family Winery to make a big push from its Lodi home base. The winery recently partnered with Robert Oatley Vineyards USA, a global import company, which will distribute LangeTwins to more than 30 states. more ...


Wine Buzz: Effort aims to give Lodi a better reputation

Lodi's wine country received a big marketing push last year with LoCA, a campaign designed to increase awareness about that area's wineries – especially with tasters in their 20s and 30s. more ...


Wine Buzz: Tips for choosing Thanksgiving wine

Just like the commercials for Black Friday sales and jokes about the in-laws, the question always arrives this time of year from friends and readers: What wine should I serve for Thanksgiving? more ...


Mike Dunne's Wine of the Week: 2010 Lodi Albariño

"Welcome to a new tradition" is the tagline the George Mettler family uses on promotional material for its Lodi winery, Harney Lane. more ...


What a blessing! Lodi growers seek divine help

And now, let us pause in the name of gratitude and grapes.

The 30th annual "Blessing of the Grapes" will occur today at Lodi's Woodbridge Winery. Conceived by the late Robert Mondavi, a Catholic, this ceremony kicks off the grape harvest. more ...