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The Lodi Wine Guy

Jon Bjork
  • Jon Bjork
  • E-mail: wineguy@lodinews.com
  • Jon Bjork is a winery consultant, co-owner of Pantheon Cellars, producer of one exclusive Lodi Rhône-style red.
Monday 02/21/2011
Changing of the Guard

After 479 blogs, it's time to relinquish my title as "The Lodi Wine Guy," and say a final thank you to my publisher, Marty Weybret, my editor, Rich Hanner, and especially to all of you, my supportive readers.

Posted in The lodi wine guy on Monday, February 21, 2011 5:02 pm. Updated: 11:18 am.

Sunday 02/20/2011
Crop Size Varies for 2010 Winegrapes

Besides chocolate, the other present we in the wine biz get every Valentine's Day is a report card on grape sales and weight gain (or loss).

Posted in The lodi wine guy on Sunday, February 20, 2011 9:17 pm. Updated: 11:18 am.

Monday 02/14/2011
The Kidders Go Pro

The best Sauvignon blanc I'd tasted in a long time wasn't even "professionally" made. It was bottle #8104 at the annual San Joaquin County Fair Home Wine Competition made by Aaron and Linda Kidder.

Posted in The lodi wine guy on Monday, February 14, 2011 5:24 pm. Updated: 11:23 am.

Tuesday 02/08/2011
Doors open for Klinker Brick

Chocolate lovers will get an early trip to heaven this Saturday and Sunday during Lodi Wine Country's 14th Annual Wine & Chocolate Weekend, February 12-13. Along with over 40 Lodi wineries pouring their best chocolate-pairing wines will be Lodi's newest tasting room.

Posted in The lodi wine guy on Tuesday, February 8, 2011 2:32 pm. Updated: 11:23 am.

Tuesday 02/01/2011
State of the Art after 6,000 Years

Within 3 weeks, we've seen mankind's winemaking experience expand forward and backward thousands of years.

Posted in The lodi wine guy on Tuesday, February 1, 2011 11:16 am. Updated: 11:24 am.

Tuesday 01/25/2011
Disappearing Winemakers

There will be a dearth of winemakers in Lodi this week, due to the intense magnetic pull of new gadgets at the 17th Annual Unified Wine & Grape Symposium.

Posted in The lodi wine guy on Tuesday, January 25, 2011 10:32 am. Updated: 11:25 am.

Tuesday 01/18/2011
From Zero to 100 in Record Time

One of Lodi's newest wineries, McCay Cellars, has popped up on wine radar screens seemingly overnight.

Posted in The lodi wine guy on Tuesday, January 18, 2011 1:35 pm. Updated: 1:58 pm.

Tuesday 01/11/2011
Freezing Cold Broken Glass

Want to know what Lodi wineries are up to right now? They're freezing wines and pruning vines.

Posted in The lodi wine guy on Tuesday, January 11, 2011 5:00 am.

Monday 01/10/2011
More Gold

Wines made from expertly-grown Lodi grapes took 25* gold medals out of 5,050 bottlings entered into last week's 2011 S.F. Chronicle Wine Competition, billed as the "Largest Competition of American Wines in the World."

Posted in The lodi wine guy on Monday, January 10, 2011 12:16 pm. Updated: 4:50 pm.

Tuesday 01/04/2011
A New Bubbly in Town

Throw some winemakers together for New Year's Eve and you know you're going to have a nice tasting.

Posted in The lodi wine guy on Tuesday, January 4, 2011 3:04 pm. Updated: 3:28 pm.

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