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 […]

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 […]

SJ City Guide

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 […]

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 […]

Wine Storage 101

Living in the heart of Lodi Wine Country, we have access to some of the finest wines around. But the real question for wine lovers is always this—how do you store it? Whether you have a wine refrigerator, a closet, or a wine cellar, we’re […]

12 Wines to Try

1)  January You can never go wrong with a bottle of bubbly. Especially, when ringing in the New Year. There is something about the tiny effervescent bubbles and the clinking of glasses that will make you want to keep the celebration going! 2) February February […]

Wine Dine 209

By the Numbers 1850 The first grapes were planted by Captain Charles Weber, founder of Stockton 1852 The first major vineyard was established at the southern edge of the appellation 1886 The world renowned Bechtold Vineyard is planted by Joseph Spenker 1986 The Lodi Appellation […]

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