The Demystified Vine

Taking the mystery out of wine exploration!

September 3, 2016 During the recent Wine Bloggers Conference in Lodi, California, Master of Wine Andrea Robinson stated, “Wine is much more niche than sports.” Of course, this got me to thinking about wine snobbery and what exactly that all means. I’ve spent hours reading about wine (and wine snobbery for that matter), and it …

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Lodi may be full of Zinfulness, and be the largest grape growing area in California at 110,000 acres, but Acquiesce Winery is breaking down preconceived notions about the AVA, and is surrendering itself to being a stand-alone, small-production winery. What Does it All Mean? According to dictionary.com, the word “acquiesce” is a verb meaning to “submit or …

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My recent trip to Lodi, California, one of the high-production AVAs in the state, left me with another reminder that shifting perspectives is important. We all live with impressions, experiences, and perceptions of the world around us. Before I headed to the land of Zin for the Wine Bloggers Conference, I was waffling between being …

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I Have a Crush on Lodi

Valerie Stride, WSET ADV Certified

The 2016 Wine Bloggers Conference in Lodi, California has officially ended, and I can tell you I was left with a little more love for Lodi than I had before. During wine training courses, lots of knowledge is imparted on eager learners, but one thing I do recall learning about Lodi is that it was …

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