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Lodi Spring Wine Show brings range of tasters

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Posted: Saturday, March 23, 2013 11:08 pm

For two days this weekend, the Lodi Grape Festival Grounds was overtaken by the fruit of the labors of every grape harvest. The 33rd Annual Lodi Spring Wine Show was held on Friday and Saturday evening, and drew crowds from across the Central Valley and beyond.

It was the younger imbiders that turned out to sip and snack at the second day of the wine show. Event director Mark Armstrong said he saw more people in their mid-20s and 30s tasting a range of wines on Saturday night.

“It’s tough. Friday night, the crowds really tapered off,” he said. Armstrong said he plans to use more social media outreach to promote the event next year.

But with more than 40 wineries in attendance, it’s hard to see the wine show as anything but a success.

While the staple of any wine show is getting the vino in the hands of customers, a few used the opportunity to try out new varieties and gauge the reaction.

Benson Ferry was pouring a newly released Riesling, and owner Wendy Stokes said it had a great reaction from the crowd.

“People really liked the Riesling, and the port, too,” she said.

Employees at Scotto Farm were stoked to realize that they ran completely out of their new pear Pinot Grigio within two hours.

And Fenestra Winery got a good response to their 2012 Verdelho wine made with local grapes, though the winery is based in Livermore.

More than wine was available. Several booths offered olive oil tasting, like Olive Heaven, Lodi Olive Oil Co. and Chechetti Olive Oils. There was also kettle corn, fudge, cheese and a few restaurants offering small bites to mix up the wine tasting.

Contact reporter Sara Jane Pohlman at sarap@lodinews.com.

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1 comment:

  • Ed Ojeda posted at 9:02 am on Tue, Mar 26, 2013.

    Capteo Posts: 15

    I used to go the Wine Show every year until they got really stingy with the wine samples. I hope they've gotten better. The food was always great.

     

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