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Randy Caparaso
December 30, 2019 | Randy Caparaso

You can rock Lodi's 2020 Wine & Chocolate Weekend like you've never done before!

Lovin' Lodi wines and good times

Like Christmas all over for lovers and friends, the Lodi Wine & Chocolate Weekend happens once a year, and in 2020 it comes a week earlier than normal, taking place from Friday night, February 7 through Saturday/Sunday, February 8-9. Now is the time to make your plans and book your dates!

Our customary Wine & Chocolate Weekend festivities take place on Saturday and Sunday at over 50 wineries in the Lodi Viticultural Area between 11 AM and 4 PM. You can obtain tickets for either one day or for both weekend days (easy to purchase on our 2020 eventbrite page). Visit our Wineries page for a listing of every participating winery, who will be pulling out all the stops with special tastings (including from barrels) and culinary treats galore (including myriads of chocolate, of course, and in some places chocolate infused dishes that taste amazing with Lodi's lush, fruit forward style of wines!)...

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Time Posted: Dec 30, 2019 at 9:36 AM Permalink to You can rock Lodi's 2020 Wine & Chocolate Weekend like you've never done before! Permalink
Randy Caparaso
December 26, 2019 | Randy Caparaso

Lodi in the news in 2019

Glasses of Lodi wine enjoyed between bicycle sprints through Lodi wine country vineyards (photo courtesy of Gabrielle Lurie Photography)

Over the past year, in 2019, Lodi wines and Lodi wine country have been the subject of articles by some of the most talented wine journalists and bloggers in the country.

It feels good, of course, to garner praise, and it feels even better to be appreciated as a result of something seemingly so simple: members of the media actually taking the time to visit and experience Lodi for themselves, which of course is the best and most logical way for anyone to form an opinion about anything or any place.

Of all of the past year's articles, the one by Esther Mobley, the widely respected wine critic for the San Francisco Chronicle, hits the nail on the head in most direct fashion. The title of Mobley's missive was We've gotten it all wrong about Lodi wine...

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Time Posted: Dec 26, 2019 at 8:15 AM Permalink to Lodi in the news in 2019 Permalink

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