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2021 LODI GRAPE DAY AGENDA ANNOUNCED

2021 LODI GRAPE DAY AGENDA ANNOUNCED

JANUARY 11, 2021.  BY LODI WINEGRAPE COMMISSION. Please join the Lodi Winegrape Commission on Tuesday, February 2nd for the 69th Annual Lodi Grape Day celebration! Lodi Grape Day is hosted by University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) and The Lodi Chamber...

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CALIFORNIA VITICULTURE: ADOPTION, DISCOVERY, & INNOVATION

CALIFORNIA VITICULTURE: ADOPTION, DISCOVERY, & INNOVATION

MONDAY, JANUARY 4, 2020.  BY STAN GRANT, VITICULTURIST. California was home to some of the earliest New World winegrape growing pioneers. Franciscan missionaries led the way when they planted V. vinifera (Mission) vines around 1770. Today, there are more winegrape...

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CALL FOR “THE FARMER’S DOG” STORIES

CALL FOR “THE FARMER’S DOG” STORIES

MONDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2020.  BY LODI WINEGRAPE COMMISSION. Most farmers have a trusty canine companion who joyfully rides in the truck, chases gophers, and helps check the grapes for optimal ripeness. We want to hear your stories about these faithful dogs because,...

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A LODI WHITE WINE MAKES THE WORLDS TOP 100 LIST

A LODI WHITE WINE MAKES THE WORLDS TOP 100 LIST

MONDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2020.  BY RANDY CAPAROSO. Here in mid-December, the big news out of Lodi wine country is this: the 2019 Klinker Brick Winery Lodi Grenache Blanc ($15) has been rated among the 2020 Wine Spectator Top 100 Sweepstakes! "Each year since 1988," you...

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SOIL TEXTURE AND VINEYARD MANAGEMENT

SOIL TEXTURE AND VINEYARD MANAGEMENT

MONDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2020.  BY STAN GRANT, VITICULTURIST. Texture is a fundamental and familiar soil property. Among winegrape growers, it is common knowledge that sandy or lighter textured soils hold less water and consequently, dry more rapidly than clayey or...

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WILL 2020 BE THE DRIEST CALENDAR YEAR ON RECORD?

WILL 2020 BE THE DRIEST CALENDAR YEAR ON RECORD?

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2020.  BY WILL FARR, WESTERN WEATHER GROUP. Prior to the .09” of rain that fell on November 17th and 18th at Stockton Metropolitan Airport, you have to go all the way back to May 30th to find the last recorded measurable rainfall (.02”). That’s...

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THE WINE & GRAPE MARKET

THE WINE & GRAPE MARKET

MONDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2020.  BY STUART SPENCER, LODI WINEGRAPE COMMISSION. COVID not only upended our lives but upended the wine and grape market in ways no one expected. Prior to the lockdowns that took effect in March, on-premise sales (restaurants, bars, etc.)...

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