Sip Kit

2020 and the Pandemic have led the charge for new wine-tasting trends in San Joaquin County, and when tasting rooms were closed local vintners were finding creative ways to share wine with visitors. Lodi Vintners was especially inventive, offering more than bottle discounts and curbside […]

Celebrate National Mojito Day July 11

Summertime Mojito If we had to pick one cocktail to sip all summer long, a mojito would rank high on that list. The combination of white rum, tangy lime juice, fresh mint, simple syrup, and soda water, is a magical potion, meant to be enjoyed […]

Cocktails to Go

It’s safe to say, we never thought we’d be able to order cocktails to-go from our favorite local restaurants. But when the Coronavirus pandemic hit California, everything we ever knew about the food and beverage industry went out the door. The Department of Alcohol and […]

Prepare for Take-off

The best part about getting a drink while you’re out is that you get to try something new – so why limit yourself to just one glass? Drink flights are a great way to discover drinks beyond your typical comfort zone, so belly up to […]

Parents Magazine

Screw Top Sippers for Spring

What isn’t to love about screw top wines? Maybe it’s the ease of opening the bottle. Or maybe it’s the fact you don’t have to tote around a corkscrew. Whatever the reason, we know one thing; screw tops are simple, practical, and capable of preserving […]

Sustainable Sipping

In Lodi wine country, sustainability is more than a marketing term. It’s a way of life. Sustainability encompasses all aspects of Lodi wine country. From the vineyard to the bottle, our local farmers and winemakers, continue to lead the nation in their efforts to make […]

Stock Up & Support Local Wineries

We’ve taken to hosting our own at-home wine tastings since we can’t get out to our favorite wineries. So, we’re thankful locals are keeping our wine cabinets stocked with curbside pickup and, in some cases, home delivery including shipping discounts. Check out the following local […]

A Swiss Twist on European Wines

When Markus Niggli, owner of Markus Wine Co., emigrated to California from Switzerland in 2005, the Swiss-born winemaker brought with him a European-style of winemaking. Carrying with him the popular European philosophy that wine should always pair with food, Markus sought out vineyards where he […]

SJ City Guide

A Tale of Two Sommeliers

They say if you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life. That’s exactly the case for two Lodi oenophiles. We thought it would be fun to sit down with this talented team from Bubbles N’ Birds and find out what […]

Wine and Chocolate Weekend Cheers to 23 Years

Is there a better pairing than wine and chocolate? There is a reason we get stoked every February when one of the region’s premier events, Lodi Wine and Chocolate, returns. The fun-filled festivities will take place from February 7-9, with new experiences for the 2020 […]

Canned Sippers

Canned wine has climbed to the number one spot when it comes to industry trends, but it isn’t the only beverage getting a new look—and a new vessel to make it from the facility to your mouth. Local businesses are investing in canned products to […]

Five Festive Fizzes

There is no better way to ring in the New Year than popping open a bottle of bubbly. Sparkling sippers are often the life of every party, and Lodi wine country has more than its fair share of celebratory offerings. Uncork these five local wines, […]

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