Lodi Wine Guide (with Maps)

Lodi is a treasure trove of old vines and forgotten wine varieties. If there is one grape variety that defines Lodi wine, it’s Zinfandel.

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Understanding Napa Cabernet

By learning more about Napa’s great Cabernet wines, we can better understand what defines quality with this particular wine grape and seek its potential in both Napa Valley and other regions as well.

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An Introduction to Santa Barbara Wine Country

Santa Barbara wine country is quite literally “Sideways,”–the long tranverse valley has perfect conditions for world-class cool climate wines (Pinot Noir and Chardonnay). Let’s find out what makes this region awesome.

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Understanding Paso Robles Wine (w/ Maps)

Today, Paso Robles is still considered by many as the wine industry’s wild west, characterized by that same rule breaking diversity and innovative spirit in which the town was founded.

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Italian Wines, American Style

Let’s take stock of the Italo-American wines and compare them to their Italian counterparts including Barbera, Sangiovese, Nebbiolo and even the rare grape Lagrein…

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8 Alternative Wine Trails of California

Just a few steps off the beaten wine trail you’ll find these fascinating pockets of less traveled wine country. The scene is low-key and the tastings are cheap (and sometimes free).

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