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, […]

Artwork in a Glass

January 1 is National Bloody Mary Day. Coincidentally, it’s also National Hangover Day.  And what’s the best way to cure a hangover? Well, a Bloody Mary might just do the trick. You can get an excellent Bloody Mary throughout San Joaquin County, particularly at restaurants […]

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Bokisch Vineyards

If you’ve ever sipped a Spanish varietal grown on a California vineyard, you’ve likely tried the bounty of Markus and Liz Bokisch. It all started 20 years ago when the couple brought a box of clippings back to California in hopes of trying out Spanish […]

Berghold Vineyard

When it comes to the holidays, Berghold Vineyard goes all out. Every corner of the expansive tasting room is covered in towering evergreens decorated to the nines with ornate ornaments and twinkling lights as oversized Santas stand watch nearby. And just outside of the grand […]

Operation Restored Warrior Wine

Kevin Knutson knows a thing or two about life after military service. As a former marine, Knutson sees first-hand the struggles that veterans battle every day. Mike McCay, a Lodi grape grower and winemaker has a son-in-law that served two tours overseas. So, it comes […]

Get the Dish

Hostess Gifts for the Food and Wine Lover If you are looking for the ultimate hostess gift for your aunt who has everything, check out Boxwood Finch’s incredible selection of cookbooks, Jacobsen Sea Salts, and local Calivirgin Olive Oils. You can treat your hostess to […]

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Wine Gadgets for the Wine Geek

Porrón Talk about a good time. This wine vessel is the perfect way to liven up your next dinner party. Originating in the Catalonia region of Spain, the wine pitcher allows multiple guests to sample a given wine from the same utensil without touching their […]

2M Mobile Canning Co.

Ever wonder how your favorite beverages end up in cans? Well, when drinks like beer, wine, and coffee are created locally, businesses often reach out to third party companies to package their goods. That’s why four Lodi locals who favor local flavors founded 2M Canning, […]

What’s Happening—Local Food and Wine Scene

New to the Scene Meat and Drink Downtown Lodi’s Blend Ultra Lounge has cooked up something fun and exciting for locals looking to hang after work. Owners Michael and Alexis Thorpe have teamed up with Amin Mozeb, a master mixologist, to open Meat and Drink […]

What We’re Sipping Now

As we lead into fall, we’re swapping out herb-and-citrus-heavy beverages with savory sippers to match the crisp cool evenings and shorter days harvest season brings upon us. The First Leaf at Towne House Restaurant is just the cocktail to welcome this new season. Crafted using […]

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