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2017 LoCA

2016: A Year in Lodi Wine

Take one 2016 Lodi wine calendar, add a different bottle of Lodi wine for each month and what do you get? An fun wine project resulting in a year-long enjoyment of Lodi wines. The inspiration for this project was a 2016 Lodi wine calendar and two bottles of Lodi wine that we received as gifts from LoCA — the Lodi Winegrape Commission.

Beaujolais Wines

Tasting Beaujolais with Franck Duboeuf

Are you familiar with Beaujolais, the French wine region dedicated to the Gamay grape variety? If you enjoy fruit-forward wines with relatively low alcohol levels, juicy acidity and silky tannins then you really should become acquainted. We recently participated in a tasting of Beaujolais that demonstrates the range of wine production in the region by a single producer. We received […]

Ehlers Estate Cabernet Franc

An Elegant Cabernet Franc Pairing for #winePW

This month our Wine Pairing Weekend group of food and wine bloggers is celebrating Cabernet Franc. This month’s host, Lori Hoyt Budd, announced the theme in this post on her blog. As a Cabernet Franc lover, winemaker and founder of #CabFrancDay the theme is a natural choice. As a Cabernet Franc lover myself, I was happy to participate in the […]

Cabernet Franc Wines

A Tasting of Cabernet Franc for #CabFrancDay

Our celebration of Cab Franc Day (#CabFrancDay on Twitter) has spilled over into another blog post. Yesterday we posted an article about the history of Cabernet Franc and Cab Franc Day. This is where we share our tasting notes of the six wines we received as tasting samples in celebration of Cabernet Franc. To recap: last evening we were part of a […]