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Tuesday, 08 October 2019 13:49

Ficklin Invited to London Embassy

TASTE News Service, October 8, 2019 -- Ficklin Vineyards, America's oldest Port winery established in 1946, recently received a request from the US Embassy in London for their award-winning Port to serve at upcoming Embassy dinners.

Tuesday, 02 July 2019 12:16

Travel Wine Country's Inland Valleys

TASTE News Service, July 3, 2019 — Wine Institute's California Wine Country Back Roads series takes a look this month at the Inland Valleys, formed by the San Joaquin and Sacramento valleys, and also explores the Far North of the state.

Monday, 25 March 2019 18:52

Drinking Green in Madera County

TASTE News Service, March 26, 2019 - Vintners in Madera County are celebrating Down To Earth Month in California, highlighting the Golden State’s commitment to sustainable winegrowing.

Tuesday, 24 July 2018 16:48

Beer Pick of the Week

Dust Bowl Lateral 3 latest Picmonkey

Lateral 3

 

Dust Bowl Brewing Co.

Turlock, CA

Style: IPA

Alcohol: 8.5%

IBUs: 50

Serving Style: 16-0zz. Cans and draft

Availability: Central and Northern California dist. Third in a series of hazy IPA variations

Tuesday, 24 April 2018 22:14

Distinctive Rosés for the Season

By Dan Clarke

Rosé has been the wine world’s hot category for the last couple of years. Industry sources say that Millennials are driving this surge in consumption.

Monday, 05 February 2018 20:09

What Makes Lodi Zinfandel Different?

A Randy Caparoso Conversation with Mike McCay

In our second interview conducted this past January during the Grand Tasting/Zinfandel Experience put on by Zinfandel Advocates & Producers (a.k.a. ZAP) in San Francisco, we sat down with Michael McCay, owner/grower/winemaker of Lodi’s McCay Cellars.

Wednesday, 03 January 2018 11:43

Brown in the Valley

By Steven Tincher

January 3, 2017 – It’s winter in the Sacramento valley. The sky is gray and much of the land is brown, especially as there has been little rain.

Wednesday, 23 August 2017 21:51

2017 Silvaspoons Verdelho Harvest

By Randy Caparoso

6:30 AM, this past Tuesday, August 22 in Lodi’s Alta Mesa appellation: Ron Silva’s harvest crew had already filled three half-ton macro-bins of just-picked Silvaspoons Vineyards Verdelho – green tinted golden, oval shaped orbs of tropical fruit sensations, zapped with palate slaking, lemon-lime acidity.

Tuesday, 18 July 2017 05:18

The Bakersfield Sound

TASTE News Service, July 18, 2017 - In the 1950's and 60's Bakersfield became an unlikely birthplace for a new sound – The Bakersfield Sound.

Sunday, 11 June 2017 19:58

Wine Pick of the Week

Corbett Canyon Merlot Picmonkey

NV Merlot (non vintage)

 

Corbett Canyon

America

Alcohol: 12.5%

Suggested Retail: $10?

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