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FEATURES

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FOR THE LOVE OF OLIVE OIL

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Although the process of making wine starts with good quality grapes; the work ethic, talent and creative juices of men and women involved also have a direct impact on the quality of grapes – and on the commensurate quality of the resulting wines. Take a look into the Lodi wine region and those behind the scenes, fueling the community. By Randy Caparoso

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LAS, THE END OF SUMMER IS UPON US! When I think of some of my favorite times

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wines that will take you around the world.

sneak peek at local wine production, we bring you 12 Lodi

wine. With San Joaquin magazine's wine issue timed to

accompany the Lodi winegrape harvest and crush, I always

give you a taste of some delectable dishes, chef profiles and

think about how lucky we are to have so many great local

restaurants in our community. So prepare your taste buds

wines and wineries.

for some of our favorite local food, and even some recipes

to make your own delicious meals.

With this time of year comes one of our favorite

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editions of all. Every September, we get to thoroughly

enjoy the San Joaquin’s ever growing and evolving wine-

wine, so does fashion. We are excited about falling into

making community. Everyone has their favorites, but it

autumn and combine our love of fashion and the vino

is time to celebrate some of the shades, flavors, textures

culture. As you prepare for a trip to the vineyards, take a

and tastes that make San Joaquin County so diverse. From

look at our fashion spread, appropriately named "Dressed

the award-winning wine, vineyards, and tasting-rooms to

to the Vines" photographed at the picturesque Viaggio

showcasing one of the regions other fine products that go

Estate and Winery. Complete your wine fashion with

so perfectly with wine, like olive oil, we deliver an inside

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We are in the unique position here in San Joaquin to

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So sit back, relax, and enjoy this month’s edition of

have an abundant wine region right in our own backyard.

San Joaquin Magazine in style with your favorite glass of

Lodi has been growing top notch grapes for years and

locally made wine by your side! This is our wine country -

bottling some serious good vino. With over 70 wineries

why not enjoy it to the fullest?

and plenty with fabulous tasting rooms for sipping and sampling Lodi's finest we showcase some of our favorites with our annual wine edition.

Happy sipping and see you in Lodi.

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TASTEFULLY RINGING IN THE HARVEST BY MELISSA HUTSELL | PROFILE IMAGES DAN HOOD

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Diane Malcoun stood at her kitchen sink, washing dishes, when she noticed her assortment of olive oils on the counter top. Several of which were locally produced brands; some even made by St. Mary’s High School Alumni, where Malcoun works as the Director of Development.   From that moment, Malcoun was inspired to coordinate the Olive Oil Festival, now hosting its fifth annual event at St. Mary’s High School in Stockton on Sunday, September 28. “Olive Oil is such a big part of San Joaquin County,” she continues, "not only does olive oil bring our community together, it promotes a healthy lifestyle." SAN JOAQUIN MAGAZINE | SEPTEMBER 2014

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The area’s broad selection of agriculture, especially olive oil, complements the well-known wine region - making it a Mecca for tourists, and locals alike. And to Malcoun, that is a cause worth celebrating. The many olive oil farms and families in our community now nurture the passion that sparked Malcoun’s inspiration for the festival. The festival is represented by the California Agriculture Commission, and showcases local culture and the harvest, in a family-fun environment. The event, which attracts more than 1,000 guests each year, will include a collection of olive oil vendors, in addition to entertainment, shops and games. Malcoun says guests have a chance to be outside, find cool spots to sit under the shade, and relax, as catered taste-testers and cherries are served while being serenaded by Italian instrumentals and singers.   In addition to a celebration, the festival is an opportunity for students, families and community members to learn about Olive Oil and its health benefits. Malcoun says her favorite part of the festival is teaching people about healthier lifestyles by sharing recipes and the versatility of olive oil while engaging with community members and educating students. The festival, she says, “is a way

to celebrate families, the harvest and to bring it all together.” “Our students learn how to give back and volunteer as part of their education,” says Malcoun. With the help of student volunteers, the festival is a way to raise money for scholarships and bring the community together to learn and celebrate the people and products of the Central Valley. The festival has helped to raise more than $100,000 in its previous four years for student academics and sponsorships. Proceeds are also collected for charities. Each year, SMHS awards their Golden Olive Branch Award – a symbol of peace. The winner of the humanitarian award will receive a check to the recipient’s charity of choice.   A collection of vendors and volunteers will include displays on the history of olive oil and how it is made. Learn 101 ways to use olive oil, from food and medicine, to beauty supplies. Adults can enjoy cooking demonstrations, exhibitions with big screen TVs, lectures, shopping and food, while children play in the supervised kid’s area or compete in the olive pitspitting contest. “There is something for everyone,” says Malcoun. Ever wonder what Jalapeño or chocolate infused olive oil tastes like? Fortunately, the rich agricultural area

MAJOR OLIVE OIL VENDORS AT THE EVENT:

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COLDANI OLIVE RANCH

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offers the festivalgoers a wide diversity of olive oils and specialized products to try. Fill yourself with taste-testers, get to know local businesses and be amazed by the selections. Guests can sample fruity, bitter, or peppery tastings and a variety of olive oil inspired products. Local vendors, and St. Mary’s High School graduates, will include Panacea Farms and their line of bodyworks, Cecchetti Olive Oil and Cortopassi Olive Oil. For everything olive inspired, check out the other community sponsors that include Manetca’s Olive Oil Pantry, Bozzano Olive Ranch, Coldani Olive Ranch, Sciabica &Sons, and Lodi Olive Oil, among several other awardwinning gourmet vendors. Don’t

miss the variety of products made with, or for, olive oil such as soaps, lotions, lip-balms, Balsamic Vinegar and gift packs. There is no doubt you will be positively surprised with the many uses for the olive and its oils. Stop by one of the vendors or information booths to see each company’s specialty. After you have a taste of the region’s best, you will see what has inspired the foodie movement and agritourism into San Joaquin and you’ll never want store-bought again.

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  Lodi and the surrounding areas are well known for their contribution to the wine industry, but the region is also known for its fine locally made products like olive oil. Other than making a great pairing with the area’s different types of wines, the oil is used in a diversity of goods from edible to nonedible, including delicious body products. For centuries, the oils from the olive tree have been used to moisturize and gently cleanse skin. Thanks to San Joaquin’s diverse and rich selection of olive oil, local companies such as Panacea Farms and Coldani Olive Ranch, offer refreshing products that are both good for your skin and good for our body in more ways than one. “[Olive oil products] are fantastic for your skin,” says Panacea Farms Kacie Klein, who develops and makes extra virgin olive oil body products from the excess oil produced by the family farm. After realizing the excess oil could be used, Klein researched, studied, and developed her own body products. Products include a variety of bar soaps, lotions, body butter, and lip balm. Klein also produces facial serum, foot balm, hand cream and massage oil, all made from Panacea Olive Oil.

The all natural ingredient is like medicine to the skin. Pure and simple, olive oil products are one of the healthiest and mild options for your body. The benefits of olive oil are not just limited to the inside of the body, but the outside as well, especially for those with dry skin conditions. “Olive oil is the most chemically similar to that in which the human body produces to protect and lubricate our skin and hair. [Olive oil body products] are packed with antioxidants including Vitamin A and E,” says Klein. “It is incredibly moisturizing, deeply penetrating, and is loaded with antioxidants that repair damage from the sun, pollutants, and other free radicals in our environment,” she adds. “It also has the natural ability to stimulate elastin and collagen production making one’s skin firmer, smooth, and more supple. The best part about using olive oil in our body care products is knowing that we are feeding our skin and, in essence, our bodies, with natural, healthful, food grade ingredients from our local farm.”

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   This September, Tracy’s popular Annual Dry Bean Festival will get a complete makeover and become the Taste of the Valley Art and Food Festival. The event, located in Downtown Tracy and free to attend, will be much different than the familiar Bean Festival, says President of the Tracy Chamber, Sofia Valenzuela. While the Taste of the Valley will include popular events from the previous years of the Bean Festival, such as the chili or rib cook-offs and cooking demonstrations, it will incorporate a new, more diverse list of the region’s finest farmed products at the event’s agriculture pavilion. From tomatoes to corn and everything in between, the new and improved event will celebrate all types of food while showcasing and promoting community art, says Valenzuela. What originally began as a celebration for the heavily grown bean crops in Tracy, 29 years ago, is now changing its focus to promote all things Tracy. In recent years, bean farming has declined in the area as it attracts the production of other agriculture goods and innovation, according to Valenzuela. “We are putting a different emphasis on art and promoting the community,” she continues, “we want to keep improving.” Not only will there be art contests for the public to enter and prizes to win, but there will also be displays showcasing the first 150 entries of artwork from San Joaquin youth artists (ages 5-18). In addition, the family carnival and kid’s craft stations will be back for another exciting year as they help to welcome the new community celebration. There will also be a variety of musical entertainment, from Latin Bands to Country and Blues, “there is definitely something for everyone,” adds Valenzuela.   While familiar favorites will make appearances at the fresh festival, make sure to check out the newest additions, including the wine and micro-brew alley – sure to be a crowd pleaser. Also, check out the Tracy Chamber’s mobile App where you can get hourly updates on what’s going on at the event, such as musical performances and contests. The App also gives you a chance to give instant feedback, and will keep you updated on more of Tracy’s signature events throughout the year.

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  This year, Stockton’s beloved Port City Roller Girls welcome the USARS Roller Derby Nationals to the Stockton Arena starting September 26. “Teams from all over the country submit bids to host, and we were so thrilled to be chosen,” says Lisa Anderson, Captain of Port City Roller Girls. Although handfuls of teams across the U.S. hoped to be this year’s host, Stockton was chosen because of the city’s enthusiasm and the arena’s top-notch amenities and staff, explains AJ Epp, USARS Roller Derby Coordinator.    The Nationals, running from September 26 to the 28th will welcome 12 womens teams and four co-ed teams from all over the country. The thousands of people in attendance will watch the top three teams in each Regional Qualifier battle it out for the championship title. The most sought after game to watch, will be 34

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the women’s championship games, in which the Port City Roller Girls All Star team will compete. The women’s teams will go head to head for the Selpzer cup, named after Leo Selpzer, founder of the very first roller derby competition held in the mid 1900’s. The rich history of the sport has brought thousands together to watch in awe over the last century, an aspect important to both the USARS and the Port City Roller Girls. “For us, our games are a great way to bring the community together and offer fun, exciting entertainment outside of the usual things to do in Stockton,” says Anderson.    For USARS, the Championship is a way to bring greater awareness to the community. “This is a real sport with real athletes that volunteer their time and actually pay to play. It’s a huge time commitment, but worth it if you ask anyone,” says Epp. Anderson and the Port City Roller Girls couldn’t agree more, saying, “You can bring a football player to roller derby, and I bet they can’t skate as well as a derby girl can play football!” Our local team, made up of about 30 girls ranging in age, exercise the passion and dedication Epp speaks of, with practices two times a week and active support of the community through various fundraisers and community events. “We all just love the game so much,” Anderson explains, “I keep saying

that maybe I’ll retire soon, but I never do.”   This love is something that the Port City Roller Girls hope to share with anyone interested in the sport. Unlike most derby teams, the Port City Roller Girls hold recruitments instead of “try outs.” “We welcome everyone, because we have such a strong coaching ability,” says Anderson. This coaching ability, as Anderson explains, comes from the team member’s deep roots in speed skating, ice hockey and figure skating. “Momma Road Kill, who at one time was a world class couples skater, takes the newbies under her wing and teaches them everything they need to know!” Whether you are looking to strap on some skates, or be a spectator to the magic of this high-energy sport, our team has you covered!

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STOMPING

FORA CAUSE BY MELISSA HUTSELL

  Treading grapes is a process that has been around almost as long as wine itself. Although first gaining popularity after the 1950s I Love Lucy episode – cue flashbacks- depicting Lucille Ball in a barrel stomping grapes, the act of crushing grapes by foot can be traced back to 200 B.C. Although the fermentation process has since switched from manual to mechanical, grape stomping has become popular as a fun way to celebrate the beginning of the grape harvest. Grape-stomping, also known as pigeage – a French term for crushing grapes by foot in a vat – or barrel- is a traditional practice used to make wine. For centuries, this was the universal way of extracting the grape juices. The process begins fermentation by releasing the juices from the grape, and letting them soak with the skins. The skins and stems provide flavor and color to the wine and are then pushed to the surface by carbon dioxide. The stems and grapes are mashed together with the juice again, offering tannins and phenols that provide the wine its flavor and color.    Traditionally, ancient civilizations such as the Romans and Greeks, would crush the grapes using their feet – a practice no longer used in the winemaking process. Stomping grapes to make wine has been banned in the US since the early 20th century, however, the process is sometimes used in select wineries and some corners of the world,

like Portugal and Spain. But do not fret! You can still get a chance to get up close and personal with grapes by hoping into a barrel and stomping your heart out. Although no wine is ever made from this type of stomping, several grape stomping festivals have popped up throughout the US as a way to celebrate the grape harvest and cure the unquenchable appetite for using your feet to crush the grapes. Previously, grape stomping was mostly used to make red wines. The lighter grapes used to make white wine oxidize too quickly, and turn brown, according to Craig Watts, owner of Watts Winery. While the juice made from stomping grapes is tossed back into the vineyard as a form of fertilizer says Watts, he encourages people to try grape stomping for fun, and because of the various causes these events support at local San Joaquin wineries.    Fortunately, there are plenty of events in the region for those interested in getting their feet dirty for a good cause. Not only do these events offer a chance for people to stomp, most include competitions, discounted rates on wines and live music. So jump in and make sure to check out these upcoming grape stomping events and competitions hosted by some of the region’s finest wineries.

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HARNEY LANE’S STOMP OUT CANCER OCTOBER 5 AT HARNEY LANE WINERY

The “Stomp Out Cancer” event, in conjunction with Relay For Life, takes donations to stomp grapes on the event day. They generally have live music, and food and wine for purchase. Harney Lane Winery, 9010 East Harney Lane, Lodi. (209) 365-1900, Harneylane.com. WATT’S WINERY STOMP OUT CANCER OCTOBER 4 AT WATTS WINERY

Upstream Wines by Watts Winery also hosts ‘the original grape stomp,’ an annual contest with donations going to fight childhood cancer and support research in conjunction with San Joaquin County Firefighters & American Emergency Dispatchers. The annual grape stomp also partners with the Oakland A’s, sending more than 150 cancer patients and their families to games and even meeting players. Watts Winery, 17036 North Locust Tree Road, Lodi. (209) 329-1569, wattswine.com. KLINKER BRICK WINERY GRAPE STOMP COMPETITION SEPTEMBER 27 AT KLINKER BRICK WINERY

The Kilnker Brick Winery will host the second annual grape stomping competition that is first come, first serve. The competition will include teams of three – one collecting grapes, one running the grape to the barrels, and one stomper. Guests can also try the Ironman, in which one person collects, runs and stomps the grapes themselves. Klinker Brick Winery 15887 N. Alpine Road, Lodi. (209) 333-1845, Klinkerbrickwinery.com. 36

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TRENDS | PEOPLE | CULTURE | STYLE    Ripon, California is the Southern most town in San Joaquin County and borders the Stanislaus River. But, don’t let its small size full you; the town is full of history. William Gulnack, a New York native, made his way to California and upon arriving in the new frontier, entered into several businesses with Captain Charles Weber. Their ventures were very diverse and successful, but Gulnack soon found the enterprises tiring and yearned for a simpler life. With that hope, he secured land grant number 20, making him the proud owner of a large portion of what would someday become San Joaquin County. Gulnack established a ranch for himself, his son and his friend but became disillusioned by the Wild West. Tragedy soon struck Gulnack when his property was looted during the Mexican-American War, and he faced the death of his dear friend. As a result, he sold his land grant to Captain Weber for next to nothing and the area merged with Captain Weber’s previous existing land.    As the dust settled from the American-Mexican War, a path was cleared for the discovery of gold, forever changing the landscape of California and bringing a population explosion to the untamed west. The area of Ripon was known as Murphy’s Ferry and operated as one of many river crossing settlements utilized by the

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miners. By 1871 the gold rush had all but died down and many areas converted accordingly. Murphy’s Ferry was no exception and it soon acquired a new proprietor and a new name. Stanislaus City, named no doubt for the proximity to the river, blossomed into a pioneer settlement. However, the town itself, as known today, did not really develop until 1874. It was at this time that Ampilas B. Crooks opened his store and once again renamed the area after his home town in Wisconsin. With the name came town advances like the first post office in 1875, in addition to the first school, blacksmith, shop, hotel and fourteen homes.    Despite the progress and population growth, Ripon still maintained Murphy’s Ferry. It acted as the only real way to cross the Stanislaus River. It was not until 1885 that a wooden bridge was constructed easing transportation, and soon replaced the outdated Murphy’s Ferry. The wooden bridge saw a lot of traffic which resulted in its replacement in 1905 by a concrete bridge. With the coming of the concrete bridge, came well-known organizations. These include the South San Joaquin Irrigation District, Ripon High School and the Bank of Ripon. Ripon had entered the 20th century as a thriving, well-organized community. 40

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Stockton's 4th Annual Delta Fusion Giant puppets, drum circles, huge masks, music and San Joaquin’s community creativity came together in a dramatic pageantry of the region’s past, present and future at Stockton’s fourth annual DeltaFusion this June in Victory Park. Together, community members celebrated the county’s art, culture and heritage by “weaving tales with a common thread,” and showcasing diversity, food vendors and local environmental activists in an elaborate and impressive event for all.

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Marine Ship Clerk by day. Community Volunteer by night. Down at the docks Sonia Mountjoy makes sure the loading or unloading of cargo is accounted for. When her shift is done, she helps local troubled youth by volunteering with several San Joaquin County agencies. The Port contributes $5 million in yearly tax revenues to the local economy. As for the number of hours Sonia contributes to local children in need, we stopped counting.

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Festa Italiana Food, fashion, games, music and Italian themed activities filled Stockton’s Waterloo Gun and Bocce Club for the Festa Italiana on June 29TH to celebrate everything Italian. Along with Bocce games for both beginners and champions, the event also featured several local artists including accordion players, Balliamo Italian dancers, and Bambini Children’s Dance Troup among several other performances. Visitors got to experience the best of Italian culture right here in San Joaquin from local vendors offering wines, beer, sausages, pastries, pastas, gelato and much more.

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Lodi Obon Festival The Buddhist Church of Lodi celebrated the annual Japanese Festival, which commemorates ancestors, at this year’s Lodi Obon Festival on June 28 and 29. Guests observed and honored the tradition with great food, craft sales, dancing, performances and Bon Odori. The celebration also featured a carnival, several games for all ages, memorial services, and guests speakers.

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StocktonCon AUG. 9TH/10TH 2014

Stockton Arena was bustling with enthused attendees dressed for the part! The two-day Annual StocktonCon event featured and showcased local artists from the Central Valley with a focus on comics, card games, video games, cards, Anime, Manga, science fiction, toys, television and movies.

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SummerFest It was a perfect summer evening at Robert Mondavi Woodbridge Winery when friends and family came out to support Lodi Memorial Hospital Foundation through the Woodbridge Winery 2014 SummerFest. Sponsors and wine enthusiast enjoyed great food, wine and live music. All of the proceeds help raise funds and provide health care services to the community.

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  Wine, as it’s often said, is made in the vineyard. Which sometimes brings up the jocular comment: why the heck do we need wineries? Although the process of making wine starts with good quality grapes; the work ethic, talent and creative juices of men and women also have a direct impact on the quality of grapes – and on the commensurate quality of the resulting wines. And it doesn’t happen just in a winery. It starts in the soil of the fields soon after each harvest; during the cold, biting days of winter when brown leafed canes are pruned back to allow the vines to rest in anticipation of new bud growth the following spring. Machines have been invented to aid this process, but over 99% of the pruning is still done by hand.   When you consider that, in Lodi, there are approximately 113,000 acres of vines (the most widely planted wine region in the U.S.), and there

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are at least 600 vines on each acre. That’s about 68 million individual plants that need to be touched, and artistically sculpted. That requires many hands of men and women (especially women pruners, who are prized by growers for their fine motor skills and attention to detail). Wine grape vines don’t cultivate themselves; and the process of crushing or pressing grapes, fermenting and barreling down wines, and countless other steps involved in the “natural” phenomenon of winemaking all require direct human input – good sense and sensibilities.

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the tractors and trucks pulling gondolas; and “cellar rats” who make sure the correct batches of wine go into the correct tanks or barrels for aging and blending. Put it this way: one 60-gallon barrel holds about 300 bottles of wine, and one 20-ton tank holds about 14,000 bottles. You’re just not allowed to say “whoops, there goes $300,000 worth of wine,” should you accidentally transfer a few thousand gallons of wine into the wrong tank (one well known Napa Valley winery once had a cellarer who moved such a large amount of wine into the wrong tank, they ended up bottling the resulting odd blend, which they named “Beauzeaux”). Here are the short stories behind three such people living and working in the Lodi wine region; all of them quietly exerting their influence on wines that end up in our glass:

Tenders Manuel Maldonado manages over 200 acres of planted vines, and everything else that grows around the winery or along vineyard waterways, for Borra Vineyards, Lodi’s oldest bonded winery (since 1975). “Manuel,” says owner/grower Steve Borra, “has a green thumb. He not only makes everything grow very well, I think he has a name for every grape vine – they’re more like his children to him.” After coming to Borra from Mexico some 37 years ago, Mr. Maldonado still speaks less than perfect English, which has never bothered Mr. Borra. He knows enough to lavish optimal care on each vine. Maldonado can very well tell you, for instance, “When we prune we do not leave extra wood, because too much wood is not good for the vine.” “Each vine must be in balance – the right amount of grapes, and the right amount of leaves – because this is the way you make good wine.” Maldonado, in other words, does not grow grapes – he grows wines. Proof is always in the pudding: wines such as Borra’s Heritage Red (a Barbera based field blend) and Fusion Red (a sumptuous blend of Syrah and Petite Sirah) have been among the most acclaimed in California.

MANUEL MALDONADO

VINEYARD MANAGER, BORRA VINEYARDS You also cannot forget the technical work done by worker bees: people who may not be the owners or executive winemakers, but whose talent and self-motivation are just as crucial to the process of getting good wines from the fields to our tables. Like the people who recruit – and cajole, teach, lead and encourage – the ones who do the actual back breaking, callusing work of pruning, leaf and cluster thinning, and picking of these millions of plants. Or, the people who perform the exacting science of bottling wines; making sure the correct corks go into exact shaped bottles, and labels are glued in perfect alignment (would you buy a bottle with a crooked label?). Other non-expendables include people who drive

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THE METTLER FAMILY

METTLER FAMILY VINEYARDS    As Mr. Borra explains, “When Manuel came here he didn’t speak a word of English and I didn’t speak Spanish... but we rode around in a truck all day, and eventually taught each other enough of our languages to communicate just fine.” Maldonado adds this pertinent fact: “I married my Mexican wife right after I came to Lodi, and we raised 8 kids, who are now 16 to 37 years old.” Maldonado is particularly known for the loyalty he inspires in his vineyard crews: 5 to 10 sets of hands all year round, depending upon work loads, and another 20 to help during harvest. Without Maldonado’s penchant for recruiting through friends and connections, Borra Vineyards simply wouldn’t function as a winery and supplier of grapes to other wineries, inside and outside of California. “I leave everything to Manuel because he doesn’t compromise on quality,” Borra continues, “He won’t take shortcuts, and he doesn’t let me take any either. He treats every plant as his own; and in a sense, every plant in Borra Vineyards is his own.”

Generations Like a number of other successful, critically acclaimed Lodi wineries, Mettler Family Vineyards started off as successful grape growers looking to take firmer control of their destinies. Larry Mettler heads up the family’s vineyard management company, called Arbor Vineyards; which farms over 800 acres of numero uno quality vineyards in Lodi. Larry had taken over the family business in 1970 from his dad Carl, who was a sixth generation farmer. Carl’s grandfather, George Mettler, was one of five brothers who emigrated from Germany to South Dakota in the mid-1800s, and soon after trickled down to the Lodi region. According to Mettler, “It was my wife, Charlene, who pushed us to ‘take it to the next level,’ back in 1998. We held a family meeting, and made the decision to do this together as a family.” Adam Mettler, Larry and Charlene’s son, would WWW.SANJOAQUINMAGAZINE.COM

be in charge of winemaking (Adam also holds down a “day job” as the GM/head winemaker of the celebrated Michael David Winery). The two daughters, Kim and Kelli, would spearhead sales, marketing, and management; and Larry would continue to farm the vineyards with Kim’s husband, Jason Eels. The Mettlers also decided, almost counter-intuitively, to specialize in a grape that had never really been associated with Lodi: Cabernet Sauvignon. “I took it as a challenge when I was going to school back in the mid-‘60s,” says Mettler, “when a viticultural professor in Fresno told me Lodi was too warm to grow Cabernet Sauvignon.”    But Mettler made Cabernet Sauvignon a specialty of Arbor Vineyards, and the very first bottling of Mettler Family label wine – a 1999 Lodi Cabernet Sauvignon – was ranked among Wine Spectator Magazine’s “Top 100 Wines in the World.” Subsequent vintages have fared just as well. “It goes to show,” says Mettler, “that how you farm is just as important as the place.” Every year during the past 15 years Mettler Family Vineyards has been increasing sales and production by 15 to 20 percent, and the wines are now sold in over 40 states, from Hawaii to New York. Even more unusual, the Mettlers did not even open their own tasting room in Lodi until this past January 2014 – the opposite of the vast majority of wineries, who open a tasting room to sell locally first, and then hope to expand into other states once their wines become better known.    The Mettlers did it the opposite way because they’ve always put the horse before the cart; starting with highest quality grapes, and then letting the quality of the wines drive sales. “It took us 15 years after we sold our first vintage to open up a tasting room because it was the right time. The way we look at it, our family has been farming for over 100 years,” Kim Mettler-Eels continues, “We plan for the long term, and take it slow and steady, because that’s the way we do things in Lodi. When you do that, you can over-deliver on your wines, and growth comes naturally.” Slowly, steadily, naturally, for the long term – oh so Lodi!

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PAUL E. VAZ

VAZ TRUCKING & MOBILE BOTTLING Foothills. Other times of year, we’re moving glass and case goods. In the warehouse alone, we employ between 130 and 150 people at a time, and we keep at least 35 drivers busy pretty much all year round. “In a place like Lodi, a business like ours has to be built upon relationships. For instance, we’ve worked closely with the Langes (of LangeTwins Family Winery & Vineyards) for over 30 years, and with Mondavi (locally, Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi) for over 30 years. It starts with cleanliness, and reliability has to be a given. Taking care of customers makes them happy; and just as importantly, that’s what keeps us happy doing what we do!”

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   For the past 50 years virtually every grower and winery within the Lodi area has utilized the services of the Vaz family; and so have many wineries and growers as far away as 100 miles. Top quality grape growing and winemaking requires precision timing, and absolute dependability. When 50 tons of grapes, 1000 gallons of fermented juice, or 15,000 cases of wine need to get from point A to point B, there must be a truck available at the exact appointed time – no ifs, ands, or buts. This is not a commercial for Paul E. Vaz: timing and dependability is simply what the Vaz family business is all about; which now entails 49 gleamingly polished trucks, a temperature controlled warehouse, and a mobile bottling line (the vast majority of Lodi’s 80-plus wineries do not have their own bottling line – and wines need to get into bottles somehow.)    P.J. Vaz is the youngest of four brothers who (along with a sister, who runs the office) now operate the company. “We all grew up in the business founded by my dad, and we run the company as joint partners. Everyone has been delegated their own department, which is why we all get along and work so well together.” Vaz adds, “During the harvest we’re moving grapes for Lodi growers to as far away as Ukiah, Fresno and the

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JUAN GONZALEZ

ENOLOGIST, LANGETWINS FAMILY WINERY & VINEYARDS producing over 4 million cases of wine a year. Wines bottled under the LangeTwins label, however, are just a tiny fraction of the winery’s production: most of the wines crushed, fermented, aged and finished at LangeTwins winery are bottled under other people’s labels. In that sense, the Lange family’s winery serves primarily as a custom crush facility; especially for producers who use grapes from the staggering 7,200 acres of vines that the family owns or manages in both Lodi and Clarksburg. “I have the best job in the world, other than maybe a motorcycle test driver,” laughs Gonzalez, in reference to his free-time passion. “I joined a cellar crew that is basically unmatched – they are fastidious, just about the hardest working team I’ve ever seen.” Gonzalez bases his judgment on some credible experience; having worked for E. & J. Gallo in Fresno for a short time, after graduating with a B.A. in biochemistry at UC Santa Barbara.   “I’m young – essentially a winemaker-in-training – but I have a goal: to trick David and Karen (i.e. David Akiyoshi, LangeTwins’ head winemaker; and Karen Birmingham, Mr. Akiyoshi’s right arm) to teach me everything they know,” Gonzalez says with a smile. “Twelve-hour days, especially during harvest, are not unexpected around here; but it’s absolutely true that if you love what you do, you never really work a day in your life.” Asked about his achievements thus far, Mr. Gonzalez tells us, “It might sound silly, but I’m especially proud of our new tank board, which is basically a big glossy schematic grid on a wall that tells you what is happening in each tank, and what is happening to the wines in them. After working just a few months at LangeTwins, I was given the job of designing and custom ordering the tank board, now used by all our winemakers to communicate with each other.”   Gonzalez unabashedly proclaims, “The wine industry is fantastic. It’s the experiences you accumulate, the relationships you build, the pride you can take sharing bottles representing the tangible result of all your hard work. It’s even more awesome to work for a family that is now in its fourth and fifth generation in Lodi. The Langes are here every day, working right beside you, in this super high-tech winery. It’s a big operation, but it feels small because it’s still all family.”

Enologists

Juan Gonzalez is very much the picture of a bright eyed, bushy tailed Millennial; employed by one of Lodi’s oldest families, tracing their farming roots in the Delta back to the 1860s. Hired as an enologist and assistant lab manager in July 2013, Gonzalez joined a full-time winery staff numbering less than a dozen; helping to manage a state-of-the-art winery with the capacity of WWW.SANJOAQUINMAGAZINE.COM

Randy Caparoso is the multi-award winning sommelier/ restaurateur and longtime wine journalist who also pens the blog for the Lodi Winegrape Commission’s lodiwine.com.

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OAK FARM VINEYARDS A true destination winery, Oak Farm Vineyards offers visitors to the Lodi appellation an unequalled wine-country experience that reflects the quality and style of a wine region that has come into its own. “Lodi is gaining recognition country-wide for its quality, hand-crafted varietals,” says Dan Panella, Oak Farm’s Managing Partner. “While are lots of tasting rooms and wine lounges in the area, there hasn’t been a ‘go-to’ place where wine lovers can share an elevated experience – until now. Our new winery is a game-changer. Think Napa style, but with genuine, Lodi-style hospitality.” Visitors to Oak Farm Vineyards are greeted with a warmth and graciousness that is increasingly rare in California’s celebrated wine regions. In the expansive, new tasting room (which opens to the public on September 13 and 14), guests can enjoy a selection of elegant, accessible wines, while taking in views of 70 acres of lush vineyards, majestic century-old oaks, and a tranquil lake. Four fireplaces, two of them outdoors, provide focal points for casual conversations, and a private tasting room is available. Across the plaza stands a state-of-the-art, 7,000-case-a-year winery, which houses tanks, a laboratory, and a barrel room that doubles as a unique venue for private dinners featuring Oak Farm Vineyards’ small-lot and single-vineyard varietals. Crafted under the watchful eye of Chad Joseph, an award-winning winemaker who has earned accolades in regional, national, and international competitions for nearly two decades, Oak Farm Vineyard’s wines are well-structured and balanced – never over-oaked or over-worked – and they truly express the essence of the unique soils and micro-climates in which the vines grow. All of the grapes used to make Oak Farm’s food-friendly, award-winning wines come from the estate vineyards, or from other premier, family owned vineyards. Oak Farm Vineyards is located just south of the Mokolumne River in northwest Lodi. It’s close enough to visit often, with a feeling that’s a world away.

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WOODBRIDGE UNCORKED Woodbridge Uncorked represents six exclusive boutique Lodi wineries that produce a majority of small batch 100% varietal wines; case productions can be as small as 70 cases annually. The Woodbridge Uncorked tasting room is located in a rustic 1800s brick building in historic downtown Woodbridge between four local restaurants serving food daily. The featured boutique wineries include Akin Estates, Grady Family, Lobo Loco, Maley Brothers, St. Sophia & Weibel Family. Offering over 30 wines from whites, reds, and sparkling, you can enjoy by the flight, glass or bottle. The tasting room provides a charming ambiance that also pairs perfectly with live music on Friday nights and as an accommodation for your next private event.

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18911 N. Lower Sacramento Rd., Lodi (209) 365-7575, woodbridgeuncorked.com

MACCHIA Home to 2013’s “Best Zinfandel in the State of California,” Macchia prides themselves on making the best wine for the best price. Specializing in Zinfandels and Italians, the well balanced, big and bold flavors that fill their bottles are often award-winning. Owners Tim and Lani Holdener passionately submerge themselves in every aspect of their business. As Tim creates each wine, Lani develops a perfect environment for each sip. Embodying their Italian name, Macchia, (“the spot”) winery and wine club mirrors the bold and beautiful characteristics of their product. “My husband is just great at what he does,” smiles Lani. And others agree. Macchia’s wine cellar is basically a trophy case. Tim’s wines of 2011 including the Petite Sirah, “Rebellious,” Zinfandel, “Mischievous,” and Zinfandel, “Ambitious” all received Gold “Best of Class” at the California State Fair. Bringing home the Double Gold, yet again, was their 2011 Zinfandel, “Adventurous” which received Double Gold, Best of California, “Best of Class.” And, it doesn’t stop there. Macchia’s 2009 Port was crowned a Double Gold “Best of Show” at the El Dorado City Fair. Their winery is full of many other “Double Golds” and “Best of Class” including the 2011 Sangiovese, “Amorous” and Serious Old Vine Wine. In addition to this impressive list, Macchia’s Italian varietals have gained international recognition, and their Barberas have been named best outside of Italy. Wine lovers, unite! Macchia offers two types of wine club memberships. Both offering amazing discounts on their award-winning wines, access to their speciality bottles, exclusive wines, and other benefits. New to the wine club is an expansion of the exclusive clubhouse. This outdoor earthy style is calming and welcoming. Enjoy the tranquility of cracking wood in the fireplace as you sip on rich, textured flavors. This winery is muti-layered. From the sophistication of their production and the warm, welcoming atmosphere, to their fun and creative parties, Macchia has created quite a reputation.

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VIAGGIO ESTATE & WINERY Viaggio Estate and Winery was established by Kent and Tamara Raverty. The site is the old homeplace of the Taddei Walnut Farm. Still surrounded by walnut orchards, its beauty is breathtaking. Current owners Larry and Teri Lawrence invite you to visit Viaggio On the River frequently. Larry and Teri are farmers and real estate investors from Elk Grove, California. Larry is a former Sacramento County Farm Bureau President. Larry is the President and CEO of Viaggio, and is very excited about producing some fantastic wines that you will be talking about for years to come. Teri is a microbiologist/scientist and is using her extensive chemistry and microbial background to strengthen the process of learning the art of winemaking. Originally from Louisiana, she loves California and is happy to call Viaggio home. Larry and Teri give all the credit and glory to God, and thank him daily for the courage and strength to live their lives to the fullest each day. Teri plans and coordinates events that happen at Viaggio, and she and Larry, along with their great staff, are enjoying watching the wine selection grow and Viaggio on the River grow as a renowned establishment in the area. They have four boys, Larry II, Scott, Randy, Bryce, and one grandson, Braxton whom all reside in California.

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100 E.Taddei Rd., Acampo, (209) 368-1378 WINE TASTING TASTING HOURS:

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HARNEY LANE WINERY

KATHY METLER AND JORJA & JYLE LERNER, OWNERS Welcome to a New Tradition! After 5 generations of lovingly tending wine grape vineyards on their Harney Lane property, the late George Mettler built upon the tradition with his wife, Kathy, along with their daughter and sonin-law, Jorja & Kyle Lerner. With the opening of Harney Lane Winery, their delicious estate grown fruit is being meticulously handcrafted into award winning wines. Harney Lane Winery offers small production wines, unique varietals and a wide selection of wine country gift items in a beautiful inviting setting perfect for a memorable stop in Lodi Wine Country. Open for wine tasting Thursday through Monday, 12-5pm.

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HARNEY LANE WINERY

9010 E. Harney Ln., Lodi (209) 365-1900, harneylane.com

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VICARMONT VINEYARDS AND WINERY As fifth generation farmers, you can taste the hard work and dedication in every bottle of wine from Vicarmont Vineyards and Winery. Their grape-growing heritage runs deep, and with wine-making proudly ingrained in their roots, it seems only natural that their passion lies in growing premium grapes and carrying on the family tradition. The family farm and vineyards, established in 1899, produce soft, expressive and classic style wines with no hard edges, bitterness or excessive alcohol on their 45-acre land. The small winery allows for the family to give plenty of attention to each vine in order to produce impeccable wines, making sure the sense and flavor of the vineyard can be tasted in each glass. Together, owners Vic and Carrie Mettler primarily grow Merlot and Zinfandel at their Locust Tree Estate, but also work with other farmers, family members and friends to produce their Cabernet Sauvignon, Barbera, Sauvignon Blanc, Rose and Chardonnay. The winery’s motto “Deep Roots…Old Vines…Real Wines” is truly expressive of the gentle complexity and suppleness of their products. Guests are always welcome on their pet friendly estate and tasting room, where you can catch their two dogs running around and enjoying the vineyards and delighting in the company of others, and meet the family. The Mettlers also invite enthusiasts to join their VicZIN Wine Club, where members will receive three bottles of wine periodically throughout the year. FOR MORE INFORMATION:

VICARMONT VINEYARDS AND WINERY

16475 N. Locust Tree Rd., Lodi (209) 481-3386, Vicarmont.com Saturday and Sunday: 12-5 pm, Monday thru Friday: By Appointment.

LUCCA WINERY

Mark Lucchesi grew up making wine with his father, and has since turned a family pastime into one of the region’s newest and most inviting wineries. Growing up on the Lucchesi Family Farm, Mark and his family would make their own wine from the left over grapes each harvest. His grandfather, who emigrated from Italy to the Delta region of Oakley, Ca, purchased land and began the family tradition of growing grapes, almonds and apricots. His love of the land was passed down through the generations. After years of making wine for friends and family, experimenting and perfecting different tastes, Lucchesi took a natural step and opened Ripon’s family owned and operated Lucca Winery in 2011. Lucca Winery takes its name from the region of Italy where the Lucchesi family originates. The winery, complete with its own tasting room located on the property nestled between the gorgeous family home and blooming orchards, is a product of more than three generations of Central Valley handcrafted wine-makers. The Lucchesi Family Farm, which grows more than 400 acres of Rhone grapes, provides the winery with its rich and smooth red varietals such as Petit Syrah, Grenache, Carignane, Syrah, and Mourverde. The selection of award-winning Lucca Wines, which recently added Sauvignon Blanc to this list, range from the Grande blend to Mourverde varietals. With a slight preference for dry and bitter wines, these deep and robust wines are rich with Tannin. At Lucca Winery, the door is always open and guests are welcome to get to know the wine-maker himself, ask questions, relax and have fun in the charming and refreshingly cool cellar with the company of the Lucchesi’s and the family dog, Lucy.

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LUCCA WINERY

16265 E. River Rd.,Ripon (209) 761-5553, Call to schedule a tasting, Luccawinery.com

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Located in the San Joaquin County, Lucca Winery delivers rich & deep wines that are sure to please. Welcome to Lucca Winery. Our winery is located in the farming community of Ripon, a part of the San Joaquin Valley. In this thriving rural environment, we create wines from grapes that are cultivated in robust vineyards lining the Delta basin in Oakley. Consider our award winning wines, from the Grande blend, to the Mourvedre varietal. Enjoy your visit! -Mark Lucchesi

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VAN RUITEN FAMILY WINERY

Currently, three generations of the Van Ruiten family work together to produce award winning, hand-crafted wines to share with you today. The family’s passion for excellence is not only in wine but they continue to explore new advances in sustainability and energy efficiency as they evolve. These practices are used in the vineyard, and in the winemaking facility ran by their new Winemaker Matt Ridge. He shares in the family’s philosophy of putting back into the land that which they take from it. Matt has been a great addition to the Van Ruiten Winery, he brings experience from Lodi, Sonoma, Alexander Valley, Russian River and New Zealand; he is dedicated to crafting exceptional wines. Taste the new vintages their Winemaker has created and some of the new varietals Van Ruiten is offering in limited release at one of the best Tasting Rooms in Lodi!

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VAN RUITEN FAMILY WINERY

340 W. Highway 12, Lodi, (209) 334-5726, vrwinery.com

WEIBEL FAMILY VINEYARDS & WINERY Weibel Family Vineyards and Winery has produced California Champagnes and fine wines, including their Green Hungarian, for more than three generations. When Fred E. Weibel, Sr. and his father Rudolf came to California, they brought with them classic, old-world winemaking techniques and traditions, combined with a personal commitment to quality and excellence. Spanning across eight decades, first in their native Switzerland and then in California after moving to the region in 1938, the Weibel family carries on the tradition of hard work and guaranteed quality originally established many years ago. The winery and vineyards, now owned by Fred Weibel Jr and Gary Hubluetzal, continue to produce a variety of wines and champagnes grown at their 500 acre H&W Mendocino estate from Cabernet to Chardonnay and Zinfandel, including eight flavored sparkling wines.

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WEIBEL FAMILY VINEYARDS 1 Winemaster Way, Ste. D, Lodi (209) 365-9463,Weibel.com TASTING ROOM:

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BARSETTI VINEYARDS Gottardo Barsetti discovered in 1912 that the fertile soil, the hot days, and the cool nights of Galt was a great place to establish his dairy and plant his crops; and most importantly, raise a family. He came to America from Switzerland to fulfill his dream of owning and farming his own land. It wasn’t until 1996 that his granddaughter, Janis Barsetti Gray, discovered that her family’s ranch was also the perfect place to grow premium zinfandel grapes. Barsetti Vineyards, the winery, began in 2001. The grapes for all of Barsetti Vineyards wines are grown in the Lodi Appellation. Their wines include, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Verdelho; and soon a dessert wine named for Janis’s grandmother: “Dolce Maria.” Barsetti Vineyards is a small family winery. After three generations, the Barsetti family continues to fulfill the vision that began over a century ago, farming the land that they love with the same passion. The Barsetti tasting room will be opening in November and conveniently located in the heart of Galt’s historic old town, not far from where Gottardo milked his first cow in America.

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BARESETTI VINEYARDS TASTING ROOM

(Opening November 2014) 400 4th St., Ste. 150, Old Town Galt (209) 747-3861, www.barsettivineyards.com

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The Lodi winemaking industry has enjoyed tremendous expansion in the last decade. The land devoted to vineyards has increased from 46,000 acres in 1996 to nearly 100,000 today. Now the region produces more fine wine than Napa and Sonoma combined! The Lodi appellation is proudly blowing away the mists of anonymity that have shrouded local wines, allowing them to bask in the sunshine of worldwide recognition. We invite you to take a short ride and discover Lodi Wine Country for yourself.

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A dozen

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BY RANDY CAPAROSO

Exclusive to San Joaquin Magazine    Lodi not only grows more wine grapes than any other region in the U.S. – in recent years, topping 113,000 bearing acres (Sonoma county, by comparison, cultivates about 60,000 acres, and Napa Valley about 45,000) – Lodi also grows over 100 varieties of Vitis vinifera (i.e. grapes belonging to the classic European family of grapes). Lodi doesn’t grow everything. There are, after all, over 800 different wine grapes grown for commercial wine production all around the world; but the vines that Lodi does have under cultivation are significantly varied. For instance, there are the familiar, classic French grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Gris (a.k.a. Pinot Grigio). Lodi is a New World leader with grapes of Spanish origin, such as Tempranillo, Graciano and Albariño. Then there are the popular Italian grapes, such as Sangiovese and Barbera.    But there is also a slew of less familiar grapes, representing the cutting-edge of West Coast viticulture and winemaking: grapes such Riesling, Kerner and Dornfelder from German; Zweigelt and Grüner Veltliner from Austria; Piquepoul and Vermentino from France; Touriga and Souzão from Portugal; Italy’s Teroldego and Aglianico; and dozens upon dozens more. One thing Lodi does not grow, contrary to common misperception, are table grapes or raisin crops. Oh, there was a time when the seeded Flame Tokay– a Vitis vinifera once packed for table consumption – dominated Lodi vineyards, alongside Zinfandel. But Tokay’s heyday came to past during the 1980s, when seedless grapes selected for the warmer climate of the lower Central Valley came to market. Today, in Lodi, it’s all about wine. Here are 12 Lodi grown wines made from grapes both familiar and less familiar, representing the global influences found in the Delta vineyards:

Randy Caparoso is the multi-award winning sommelier/ restaurateur and longtime wine journalist who also pens the blog for the Lodi Winegrape Commission’s lodiwine.com.

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2006 Peltier Station, Lodi Teroldego Reserve ($35)

2012 Bokisch, Terra Alta Vineyard Clements Hills-Lodi Garnacha ($20)

Mighty big stuff; black as blood, with concentrated aromas of dried trail mix (dates and berries), leather and mocha espresso, wrapped up in sturdy, densely textured yet zesty, upbeat sensations.

Exuberantly bright strawberry aroma tinged with white pepper and pencil box spices; plump yet pert, silky, lacy, medium bodied qualities on the palate.

2013 Jeremy Wine Co. Lodi Vermentino ($20)

2013 LangeTwins Family Lodi Sauvignon Blanc ($25)

A more fluid yet crisp edged, stony textured feel to this medium bodied dry white; lightened up by citrusy notes suggesting grapefruit and Meyer lemon.

Irresistibly light and refreshingly dry on the palate; while teeming in flowery natural fruit qualities, recalling lush honeydew melon laced with lemony citrus.


2013 Viñedos Aurora Lodi Albariño ($17)

2012 Harney Lane Lodi Chardonnay ($24)

2010 Ripken Vineyards, Lodi Pinot Noir ($20)

2010 m2, Soucie Vineyard Lodi Zinfandel ($28)

2013 Sorelle, “Grazia” Lodi Pinot Grigio ($16)

Classic white peach and citrus blossom qualities of this Spanish grape; slaking the palate with mildly tart sensations of lemon, lime and minerals.

There is only a hint of buttery “cougar juice-like” qualities in this Chardonnay – its predominant sense, crisp rather than fat, floral rather than tutti-fruity – contained in a sleek medium-full body, fleshed out by just slivers of creamy oak.

Grown on the far western edge of Lodi among the Delta sloughs – a zesty edged, medium bodied style of the grape, bursting with raspberry/ cranberry perfumes and subtle, organic notes hinting at wood roasted red game.

2011 Fields Family Lodi Tempranillo ($22)

2012 Oak Farm Lodi Barbera ($32)

2011 Watts Family, “Upstream” Lodi Malbec ($25) Classic varietal floral-hibiscus fragrance tinged with sweet blueberry in the nose; svelte yet firm, snappy medium body, underscored by moderate tannin.

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Mildly tart, zesty edged qualities of the grape, couched in aromatic notes suggesting black cherry, plum jam and caramelized oak.

Single vineyard bottling from the far western side of Lodi’s Mokelumne River AVA; full bodied yet rounded, supple, slightly earthy/loamy style of this popular varietal; teeming with wild berry aromas.

Compellingly fresh fragrances of lemon, lavender and green apple; encapsulated in a zesty, bone dry, lightmedium body.

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Got questions about your dental health? Then look no further because we’ve asked them for you (10 of them, to be exact). We talked to some of the San Joaquin area’s finest general dentists, orthodontists and cosmetic dental surgeons, and got them to share their expertise on what’s new and exciting in dentistry. We also inquired about patients’ most common dental concerns, current popular

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procedures and products such as ZOOM whitening, porcelain veneers, implants, Invisalign and more.

It turns out that there’s a whole lot going on in the world of dentistry. So read on, and we promise you’ll find some information to smile about.

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Are there any new dental tools, technology and/or techniques about which you’re particularly excited to use these days? How do they make dental procedures faster or easier? “There are many new dental technologies and techniques. Since our practice caters to children, we now have new zirconia crowns for children, which are very close to natural teeth in terms of aesthetics and function.” –Pankaj Patel, DMD (Salida Surgery Center) “I am very excited about a new technique to correct receding gums called Chao Pinhole Rejuvenation or Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST). This technique was recently featured on The Doctors TV show. Conventional gum surgery requires several weeks of healing to see the results, requires long incisions to access the area, graft tissue from the patient or donor, sutures, and is more invasive. Unlike conventional grafts, the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique uses special instruments to access the area through pinholes and requires no scalpel, no sutures, and no conventional graft material. This technique is similar to endoscopic surgery in other areas of the body and as a result allows for faster healing, less pain, and instantly pleasing results.” –Maywell Inong, DDS

Why is it so important to have a straight, white smile? “I believe this question can be broken down into two parts. First, straight teeth are important for the fit and function of someone’s mouth. Straight teeth are easier to brush, floss and are less prone to getting cavities. This becomes even more important the older we become. Second, a brighter, white smile is more about the aesthetics and social perceptions people have. Studies have shown from a psychosocial standpoint that people with an attractive smile have many more career and social opportunities open to them. I always tell my patients a smile can draw someone in or push them away.” -Todd Franklin, DDS    “An attractive, healthy smile is an asset that can last a lifetime. Not only will orthodontic treatment influence how you feel about yourself, it will also contribute to how healthy and stable your teeth are in the long run. “Having straight teeth goes well beyond just the aesthetics. You don’t just want the teeth to look good; you also want the bite to work well. This means that the teeth are more than just simply aligned; the roots and crowns of the teeth are carefully positioned in three dimensions to enable efficient chewing by ensuring the teeth fit together properly. Not only are the teeth considered, but also the condition of upper and lower jaws, gums and facial muscles. Addressing all these elements results in bite balance and harmony that will reduce rapid wearing of the tooth enamel, enhance long-term stability, reduce risk for traumatic fracturing of teeth, and reduce force that, when excessive, can lead to TMJ (Temporo-mandibular joint) issues and discomfort.  “Furthermore, proper positioning of roots and crowns of the teeth enhances periodontal health by maintaining bone and gum tissue volume and quality surrounding the teeth. Simply stated, crooked and overlapping teeth are much harder to clean.” –Cameron Wheeler, DDS, MS

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“There are two areas that we are utilizing to make our patient visits very smooth and comfortable. First, early detection and prevention of decay utilizing rejuvenating techniques and laser detection allows us to catch cavities when they are small. We are incorporating a technique to heal cavities without the use of drills or anesthetic. Patients love it! Secondly, modern materials are allowing us to provide much more conservative treatment options. Treatment time is usually less, with decreased chance for any post operative discomfort, and patients receive treatment that looks just like what mother nature originally gave them.” –Dr. Franklin “There are several advances in dental technology and products now compared to before. One is the use of digital radiography. The digital x-rays can provide 85% less radiation compared to traditional x-ray techniques. The wait time for viewing the x-rays are significantly shorter, and x-rays can be emailed for faster delivery to specialists and insurance companies. “Other advances in dental products include composite resins or white fillings instead of the traditional amalgam or silver fillings. These newer composite resins provide more durability, strength, and esthetics compared to previous composite resins. “Another advance in dental products is the use of the fluoride varnish which is applied after a prophylaxis or cleaning. These newer varnishes deliver more topical fluoride directly on the enamel and stay on longer for effectiveness unlike the traditional 1 minute foam trays. Advances in dental technology and dental products continue to make procedure times shorter, enhance patient comfort, and better longterm results.” –Rafat Razi, DMD, MPH


What about advancements in the world of orthodontics? “What is especially exciting to me are the improvements in the area of treatment diagnostics.  We now have at our disposal 3D digital radiography, computer-assisted virtual treatment prediction software and intra-oral scanners that can take place of dental impressions. “Then there are the improvements with the braces, wires, and orthodontic appliances themselves. New alloys have been developed and incorporated to provide biologically-friendliness,

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low force (less discomfort) and efficient tooth movement. There are now very esthetic clear ceramic braces (like Clarity Advanced, which I highly recommend) available for tougher cases. Even Invisalign has made large strides by improving the materials they use in their clear aligners. “I’m also excited about the continued development of self-ligating, or ‘reduced friction’ bracket systems, as well as a resurgence in lingual braces (placed on the tongue side of the teeth). Innovations like titanium mini-screw or temporary anchorage devices (TADs) and various molar distalization techniques have virtually eliminated the need for headgear or neckgear appliances.” –Dr. Wheeler

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Tell us about teeth whitening. What methods do you recommend both in the dental office and/or at home? “In the office, I recommend ZOOM whitening. This process allows the teeth to lighten up to 8 shades in a single appointment. For home treatment, I recommend custom trays with a whitening gel.  Patients wear the trays for 30 minutes for up to 2 weeks depending on the amount of whitening desired.” –Dr. Inong

For a fast cosmetic fix, few things beat porcelain veneers. What makes a patient eligible to get them? Having a good oral hygiene regimen is something best learned young; so then it becomes a habit when an adult. In your experience, what are the best ways to teach children how to brush and floss properly, and to get regular checkups? “It is best to start early. For example, make a routine of brushing and flossing regularly before bath time at a young age. Talk about the dentist as a normal part of growing up, but be careful to avoid too many negative aspects like shots or pain, as this predisposes children to dental fear.” –Nolan Korando, DDS (Salida Sugery Center) “The best ways to teach children how to brush and floss properly is for parents/caregivers to be the best role models for their children. Parents/caregivers are often the children’s primary source of good health care. Before the age of 6, parents /caregivers are recommended to brush and floss their child’s teeth. Children develop the necessary dexterity or hand skills to brush on their own around age 6 and around age 7-8 for flossing. Each child is different in developing their skills and habits. “Establishing regular dental checkups for both parents and children can significantly contribute to good dental care. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends a child’s first visit no later than his/ her first birthday. This visit can help educate, detect start of early cavities and prevent new cavities. Good habits start early and can result in good habits for a lifetime.” –Dr. Razi

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How prevalent is “dental anxiety?” How does sedation dentistry alleviate that stress? “Dental anxiety is very prevalent, especially among children. Sedation dentistry involves different levels of sedation to relieve mild to severe anxiety. For mild anxiety, nitrous oxide and/or an oral sedative may work great. For patients with moderate anxiety, IV sedation may be needed. For those with higher levels of anxiety, general anesthesia can be a suitable option. Many dentists are trained to provide these sedation options and can also utilize the services of dentist anesthesiologists in their offices.” –Dr. Patel “It’s very prevalent. Over 80% of patients have anxiety; some are crippled by it. With sedation and general anesthesia, we can diminish or even eliminate the fear associated with dental treatments and help to increase access to care.” –Dr. Korando

“Porcelain veneers are a very successful option in many situations where the original tooth has developed poor color, shape, and contours. It is also a good choice for fractured teeth, gaps between teeth, and in some situations where the tooth position is compromised and there are minor bite-related problems. For some people, superficial stains do not respond well to tooth whitening or bleaching. In these situations, a porcelain veneer may be the best option.” –American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD)

Implants versus dentures. What are the pros and cons of each? “Traditionally, the way to replace lost teeth was with bridges, partials or dentures. Implants have given us the ability to replace lost teeth. Each generation is healthier than the previous one, so we are seeing fewer patients losing teeth as they did before. Implants are allowing us to replace individual teeth without having to treat other teeth. They are giving patients who have dentures better fit and chewing comfort.  Even though implants are becoming more common, they are more expensive. I believe that over time these costs will decrease and become more affordable to all.” –Dr. Franklin  


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What conditions can result in gum damage or recession? What process do you go through to rejuvenate the gums? “The main cause of recession is due to heavy brushing from excessive pressure and/or hard bristle toothbrushes. The excess pressure placed along the gum tissue causes the gum tissue to become thin and pull away from the root surfaces. Patients can prevent recession by switching to a soft bristle toothbrush, avoid heavy/vigorous brushing, and avoid brushing up and down. Patients are brushing too heavy if the bristles on the toothbrush start to flare out or if the toothbrush handle is bent. Gum recession can be corrected through gum surgery but it is important that brushing habits are corrected to maintain long term results. There are several types of gum surgery to rejuvenate the gums such as soft tissue gum grafts, connective tissue gum grafts, and Chao pinhole gum rejuvenation.” –Dr. Inong

What can someone do if they have multiple issues negatively affecting their smile? Where should they begin? “If someone is considering having a dentist review their condition, it is important to find a dentist who is trained in comprehensive restorative dentistry. When a patient has multiple issues, a dentist must be able to identify the specific details of the case, know when to involve a specialist(s) and deliver care that is not only comfortable but holds up over time.  These types of patients are investing time and money so the experience must reflect that.” -Dr. Franklin FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT THIS ISSUES BEST SOURCES:

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What’s an easy way to go from business casual to night out? Having a pair of fitted/well-tailored pants, they are flattering and you can put on a stiletto heel for after work. When I worked in an office environment, I always liked having nice blouses or printed tops that could go under a blazer and then worn without the jacket for after work events. _ Kacey Malcoun

A Fashion "DONT" for me is when people overdo colors and wear so many bright colors together. Simply just have a pop of color on your clothing or accessories bur don't try to match everywhere. _ Jennifer Pulido

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In the words of Karl Lagerfeld "one is never overdressed or underdressed with a little black dress" _ Jennifer Pulido

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We’ve had wonderful vacations to most major cities in Canada and after a recent first-time visit to Quebec Province’s Montreal we felt that the country’s second largest city is Canada’s most unique vacation destination. This cosmopolitan metropolis gave us the inimitable feeling we were actually visiting Europe. And keep in mind a vacation to Montreal, rather than Europe, allows two major advantages: you’ll save considerable money on airfares and take many less hours getting there. More specifically, the city genuinely feels quite a bit like Paris exuding that city’s joie de vivre. Everybody speaks French and most signage, newspapers, stage productions and activities are usually in French. Like Paris it has colorful sidewalk cafes everywhere, a spectacular Notre Dame Cathedral, world class art museums and a very French l’art du savoir-faire outlook on life. Visiting Francophiles will be in nirvana! For more details about everything in this article plus much more information on activities, lodging, dining and all things Montreal go to these fact-filled websites: www.tourisme-montreal.org or www.quebecoriginal.com. WWW.SANJOAQUINMAGAZINE.COM

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Our What to do AND See Favorites: First of all we’d recommend finding a touring company, preferably one that offers the on/off ability, to tour the city giving an overview of all the important attractions. Here is a list of our personal do-not-miss faves: a stop towards the top of Mont Royal Park, Montreal’s most prominent natural site, is the very best place to really see the city below getting a sense of the major city landmarks; a long stroll through the Old Port’s pier area along the St. Lawrence River, then into the Montreal Museum of Archaeology to see the very informative multimedia presentation “Yours Truly Montreal”; follow this stroll by meandering up through yesteryear’s enchanting Old Town and then on to the Gothic Revival masterpiece, Notre Dame Basilica; Montreal may offer one of the most unique shopping experiences in the world. Five shopping centers connected together offering over 1700 shops and restaurants all located underground, like a hidden city-within-the-city. It’s also connected to the Metro and to Montreal’s best known department stores, The Bay Company and Simons, located on Montreal’s main outdoor shopping street, Saint Catherine. No matter what negative weather Mother Nature might have in mind this subterranean aspect is a shopper’s paradise; visits to the Museum of Fine Arts and the Contemporary Art Museum should be no-brainers for all art lovers.

More What to See AND Do: If time permits, here are a few more things to enhance your Montreal experience: Stroll through the lively Little Italy neighborhood where your European experience extends beyond France; take a boat cruise on the famous St. Lawrence River, gateway to the Great Lakes; explore downtown Montreal’s historic Victorian brownstones, modern skyscrapers, the aweinspiring St. Patrick’s Basilica and the enormous and stunning Mary Queen of the World Cathedral; if you bring the kids be sure to head out to the fun-filled La Ronde Amusement Park, one of Canada’s finest; the Biosphere Museum, a unique and spectacular structure originally built by the United States as our country’s Pavilion at the 1967 World Fair Expo, is now dedicated to environmental exhibitions; Olympic Park, home to the Botanical Gardens and Olympic Stadium-built for many 1976 Summer Olympic Games events - also includes the Montreal Tower, the world’s tallest inclined tower providing more great city vistas.

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Montreal is home to numerous highly regarded annual events and scheduling your visit during one or more would be ideal. Fortunately we scheduled our trip when three major festivals were taking place and we enjoyed a little of each. We called it our “winning trifecta of festivals”. Montreal’s International Jazz Festival, the world’s largest, taking place in the vibrant Quartier des Spectacles, considered Montreal’s cultural heart, didn’t disappoint; the annual somewhat off-the-wall Cirque Festival presented both indoor and outdoor performances by over one hundred international circus performers showcasing amazing talent. Montreal is also headquarters for the famous Cirque du Soleil and other circus companies plus a few circus schools. Luckily we were able to attend Soleil’s newest show, KURIOS, soon to go on the road around Canada and then to


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San Francisco in November. We’ve viewed over ten different Soleil shows in Las Vegas and San Francisco and Kurios had acts that bring dangerous edge-ofyour-seat thrills to an all new level. When the show comes to San Francisco and you have the opportunity, do not miss seeing this amazing performance. Third in our trio of events was Montreal’s International Fireworks Competition staged between countries annually at La Ronde overlooking a reflective water pond in coordination with resounding musical ST. VIATEUR (© St-Viateur Bagel & Café)

Dining IN Montreal: There are restaurants in Montreal serving every ethnic cuisine imaginable but we suggest you stick with French and continental offerings for more complete culinary memories from our Europe-of-the-Americas. Why not try dining at as many charming sidewalk cafes as possible in Old Montreal and most anywhere in town. Our hotel’s Bistro L’Aromate served scrumptious breakfasts and their sidewalk seating area was delightful for any meal. Another recommended sidewalk dining experience is Bistro Le Balmoral, a surprisingly non-profit restaurant featuring live jazz, Francaise influenced dishes with surplus revenue going towards Jazz Festival support. Mademoiselles will love lunch or afternoon tea at Birk’s Café par Europea, uniquely located in Maison Birks, one of Canada’s most exclusive jewelry stores. Hold tightly to those credit cards, ladies, as you walk through their enticing glittering temptations. In addition to experiencing European influenced gastronomic outings we had considerable amusement trying some specialty foods Montreal claims as their own. We started at Reuben’s Deli, a storied institution that features Montreal-style smoked beef and another Montreal specialty, Poutine. Our verdicts: the lightly smoked beef sandwich was heavenly and Reuben’s creative version of Poutine with their smoked beef added to the standard recipe

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a rustic theme at his saloon and additionally in the Whisky Barrel Tavern in Stockton. “We have about 120 whiskies and we specialize in whisky cocktails; and we have whiskies from all over the world. Flavored whiskies are starting to pop up now, like maple, vanilla, cinnamon, blackberry and peach,” notes Wolfe. “We make the Bulleit rye old fashioned and huckleberry martinis which are also made with Bulleit Whiskey.” This “new school” approach to a vintage spirit has really taken off in popularity. But Whisky Barrel Saloon is much more than a bar and Wolfe is ready to school everyone on the finer points of the spirit. “The popularity of whisky, as a whole, all across the country, is on the rise. We consider ourselves experts at teaching people about all kinds of whisky. If somebody wants to do a flight of whisky, I’ll give them three half shots, which basically equates to a whisky tasting. I mean, I could talk whisky all day long,” muses Wolfe.   “If somebody comes in and they’ve never tried whisky, I’ll find something they like. I always tell people if they don’t like whiskey, they just haven’t had a drink at Whisky Barrel Saloon. We’ve never sent someone away without a whisky drink they don’t like.” Whisky Barrel Tavern has been open in Stockton since October ’13 and features a full-service restaurant. “We specialize in comfort foods,” states Wolfe. “We have the best steaks and pork chops in town.” Some of the entrees include a hearty steak sandwich, grilled ahi, blackened

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tilapia, chili and cornbread, a juicy house burger and bratwurst. Or, spring for something different with the bacon bouquet, which features regular, jalapeno and candied bacon, and pair it with a vanilla or pecan whisky for an unexpected flavor sensation. “We do live music at both Whisky Barrels every single weekend. The Whisky Barrel Saloon in Lodi has a country band every Friday night and the Whisky Barrel Tavern has a live band every Saturday night… sometimes it is rock and sometimes it is country. We are the best venue for live music in Stockton and we’re the best venue for live music in Lodi. There’s not even a close second,” Wolfe remarks. “The bands that we bring in, especially for no cover charge are fantastic. In the next few months I’ve booked a bunch of tribute bands at both locations. We’ll have tribute bands for Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, Rush, Bon Jovi, The Rolling Stones, Johnny Cash and Cream.” With country music still soaring in popularity, both locations also feature country bands.    “We do a happy hour all week at the saloonMonday through Thursday, all night long and at the Tavern 3:00-6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. We have a $5 appetizer menu, $1 off

all beers and drinks and we have $1 Coors banquets on Sundays.” The Tavern location is now catering heavily to the football crowd this season. Whisky Barrel Tavern will be open at 9:30 a.m. every Sunday morning with breakfast being served all day long and two, 120” TV’s to show all the action,” finishes Wolfe. The saloon is closed Sundays. “The Whisky Barrel Saloon in Lodi has been a bar for 102 years. It’s old and very awesome and a very rustic building. It’s never been anything but a bar,” says Wolfe of the Lodi hotspot. Wolfe was partners in the last bar in the Lodi location when it was Last Call. He has now claimed his own concept and is looking forward to propelling the Whisky Barrel Saloon and Whisky Barrel Tavern well into their next 100 years.

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WHISKY BARREL SALOON 114 N. Sacramento St., Lodi WHISKY BARREL TAVERN 151 W. Alder St. Stockton, (209) 938-9192 whiskybarrelsaloon.com


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CHEFS & RESTAURANTEURS A SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION

THE NATIONAL HOTEL

2 Water St., Jackson (209) 223-0500, www.NationalHotelJackson.com EXECUTIVE CHEF DAN MOORE is pleased to be back in his native Northern California, at the helm of Stanley’s Steakhouse at The National Hotel in Jackson, having trained under and worked with notable chefs from San Francisco to New Orleans. After completing his studies at the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco in 2001, Moore secured an externship at Postrio, which led to a full-time position there. The Wolfgang Puck restaurant, headed up by chefs Steven and Mitchell Rosenthal, became “the foundation” of Moore’s career, and the “real world education in the practical application of the skills learned in culinary school at a high level.” In 2003, Moore followed what he calls his “ten-year plan” by heading to yet another U.S. culinary hot spot, New Orleans. It was at Herbsaint, under Chef Donald Link, that Moore worked as the chef de tournant, where he honed his skills at refining simple cuisine: “As opposed to the foie gras and truffles at Postrio, at Herbsaint I learned to perfect roast chicken and cooking hanger steak.”    Following his heart back to Northern California in 2004, Moore sharpened his skills at the art of Italian cuisine, when he went to work for Proprietor/Chef Angelo Auriana, (of Valentino in Santa Monica), at his newly opened Masque, in El Dorado Hills. In 2006, Moore hopped over the county line to TASTE, Mark and Tracey Berkner’s restaurant in Plymouth (Amador County), where he started as a sous chef, eventually becoming chef de cuisine. From there, it was two years at Paragary Restaurant Group’s The Esquire Grill, and then Slocum House in Fair Oaks, where he expanded his expertise to include preparing “intense, technique-driven cuisine.” Today, Moore has settled into the foothill life, having found not only a thriving, challenging career, but a fulfilling personal life as well, which has brought “balance” to his life in the form of his wife Alicia, and son, Xan. Moore is excited to lead Stanley’s Steakhouse, with a focus on high-quality, seasonal ingredients: “I want to make food that is approachable to the customer, and familiar, while at the same time open their dining experience to new flavors and techniques.”

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BUD’S SEAFOOD

314 Lincoln Center, Stockton (209) 956-0270, www.budsseafood.com Bud and Matt Milsaps have owned and operated Bud’s Seafood Grill since 1993. Bud’s food can best be described as “simple and fresh.” Voted “Best Seafood Restaurant “ in San Joaquin County every year since 1994, Bud’s provides the ideal seafood dining experience with an extensive menu of fresh seafood, and a variety of beef and chicken entrees, as well as delicious salads and fresh homemade desserts. Check in for seasonal daily specials like fresh halibut or Bud’s Ultimate BLT with fresh Linden tomatoes. Every Sunday Bud’s offers a scrumptious brunch served from 10am-2pm. The restaurant offers a full-service bar, patio dining, and a banquet room available for up to forty guests. Bud’s takes pride in catering for special events such as weddings, office luncheons, company picnics, and birthday parties. Bud’s tow-behind barbeque allows for on-site grilling. Bud’s catering is delicious, and as simple and fresh, light or heavy as your needs may wish! MUST TRY DISHES: Bud’s Beef, Fish and Chips, and Clam Chowder.

PEKING RESTAURANT

7555 Pacific Ave., Stockton (209) 957-0617, www.pekingstockton.com William Chu, partner of Peking Restaurant, welcomes you to taste the cuisine of both Shandong and Szechuan province of China. Established in 1979 by his father Bill Chu, the restaurant serves an extensive array of Chinese delicacies sure to please. Customer favorites include Hot Braised Fish (whole rock cod quick fried then braised in a spice-filled sauce), Potstickers (prepared fresh on the premises), Hot and Sour Soup (many swear to it as cold remedy), and Peking Noodle Soup (an assortment of meats and seafood with shredded vegetables in a rich broth). Whether dining in the warm and friendly atmosphere, picking up a quick dinner to go, or having a meal delivered, Peking is committed to making your meal a memorable one. Catering is also available. MUST TRY DISHES: Mongolian Chicken, Prawns Ala Peking and the House Chicken.

TRACY THAI RESTAURANT Family Owned and Operated 1035 Central Ave., Tracy, (209) 833-9703

Currently, we are in 7th year in the Historic Tracy Inn. The chefs at Tracy Thai Restaurant have produced countless satisfied customers, with their wonderfully inventive dishes. The chef makes classics dishes like ‘Pad Thai’ and ‘Tom Kar Gai’ that leave the diner feeling that they have been transported to a street in Thailand. Many of the dishes such as Eggplant prawns, or Garlic Pork reflect a home-style feel. The Menu is a delight and there are always Lunch and Dinner Specials. The wood panels and decors at Tracy Thai will bring you to a classic home style in Thailand. With a warm, cozy ambiance and delicious food, you would enjoy your meal at Tracy Thai. MUST TRY DISHES: Pad Thai, Oriental Chicken Salad, and Mango Paradise.

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M&J BISTRO, A TASTE OF SAN FRANCISCO 2515 N. Tracy Blvd., (Grantline Rd @ Tracy Blvd), Tracy (209) 832-2727, www.mjbistro.net

Chef Jason D. Rucker opened his first restaurant, Eguna Basque, which specialized in crepes and Panini sandwiches in the North Beach neighborhood of San Francisco in 2004. Studying under Top Chef contestant, Mattin Noblia of Iluna Basque Restaurant, Chef Rucker expanded his skills under his tutelage and moved to Tracy where he opened M&J Bistro in 2008. Now in its seventh year, the Bistro strives to bring a big city dining experience to the Central Valley, periodically changing the menu and décor to bring new life into the dining experience. The restaurants seasonal French Basque-California fusion cuisine offers crepes, seafood, steaks, pasta, chops and more. Come enjoy recent additions to M&J Bistro such as Soul Food Sunday Brunch, Monday Night Mixed Grill, Tapas Night Tuesday, Pasta Night Wednesday and Sangria and Shrimp Thursday. M&J Bistro also recently collaborated with Cakes by Jeff the Chef to bring you our Soul Food Sunday Brunch and more decadent desserts. The restaurant caters and offers its facility for your private business meetings and special events. M&J Bistro is your Taste of San Francisco, right here in Tracy. Mon-Sat 11:30am -2:30pm & 5pm-9pm; Sunday 11:30am-2:30pm MUST TRY DISHES: Ahi Nachos, Salmon Slider, and Pan fried Sea bass.

MIKASA ASIAN BISTRO & SUSHI BAR 2610 S. Tracy Blvd., Suite 110, Tracy (209)830-8288, www.mikasabistro.com

MIKASA JAPANESE BISTRO 15138 S. Harlan Rd., Lathrop, (209) 858-1818

Owners Harry and Susan Yu have been a major part of the local economy since 2007 when Mikasa first opened its location in Lathrop. Six years later, the Yu’s chose Tracy for their newest location, stocking a full bar with a great selection of sake, wine, drinks and beer. Plus, with happy hour 7 days a week you’ll be sure to get your fill! Cooking with local produce and only using the freshest fish right from the Bay has always been the key to their success. Fortunately the Yu’s Tracy Mikasa also offers off site catering and a separate banquet room for all your rehearsal dinners, large parties or business needs. Stop in today to see what the buzz is all about. MUST TRY DISHES: San Joaquin Magazine Roll, and Twins Roll.

OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE 1243 W. March Ln., Stockton (209) 954-9615, www.outback.com

Outback Steakhouse is already one of the most popular chain restaurants in the country, but entrepreneur Maurice Blankenship has put his own spin and flair on the Stockton location. Ever since taking over the restaurant in August 2009, Maurice has been making improvements to the facility to become “environmentally-friendly,” making repairs with only “green” products. Also, it is the only Outback Steakhouse in San Joaquin that offers a lunch menu and happy hour Monday-Friday beginning at 11:30 a.m. Maurice is very involved with the community and offers the “Downunder (Kitchen) Tour” to local schools K-3. MUST TRY DISHES: Char grilled rib eye and Wallaby Darn

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ROYCE FARMS BBQ

10880 N. Highway 99, Stockton (209) 931-8333, www.roycefarmsbbq.com Royce Farms BBQ originated in 1939 when Warren and Sylvia Royce began farming several locations in the Delta, raising sugar beets, corn, and later on, potatoes. In 1989, Warren and Sylvia’s youngest son, Sandy, and his son, Dave, began farming everything they needed for their own fruit stand and the Farmer’s Market. Soon they added a car “Cruise-In” and barbecue every Friday evening at the farm stand. The BBQ was so popular they began catering and serving it all over California. Fifteen years ago they finally opened Royce Farms BBQ, serving all their specialties including: tri-tip, ribs, chicken and pulled pork, and hosting car shows the 1st & 3rd Friday of each month. Come visit this family-run restaurant where good food is supreme, and our ultimate goal is to have you leaving satisfied, and looking forward to returning soon. Royce Farms BBQ is open Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m-9 p.m. (Saturday’s breakfast served from 9a.m.-2p.m.) MUST TRY DISHES: Ribs and Fries, and Tri-tip Sandwich.

ROSEWOOD BAR & GRILL 28 S. School St., Lodi (209) 369-0470, www.rosewoodbarandgrill.com Rosewood Bar and Grill is where you will find the Chef who holds the title of “Best Fine Dining in Lodi” for the last five years, and he is not about to give it away. Chef Iradh was born in Mexicali, Baja California and was raised to use fresh Produce and Proteins from the area. (The Mexicali Valley is one of the largest and most fertile valleys in Mexico, sourcing over 50 different crops.) Iradh has spent years training with award-winning Chefs as far East as Maryland and as far West as the 27th floor of the Casino Morongo. Come into Rosewood and taste the freshness the local valley has to offer. Open for lunch from 10am -2pm Friday and Saturday with a champagne brunch on Sundays, and now serving Happy Hour from 4pm-6pm Mon-Fri. Come on in and enjoy your first bottle of Lodi wine with no corkage fee. MUST TRY DISHES: Chicken Roulade, and Cedar Plank Salmon.

ERNIE’S FOOD & SPIRITS 1351 N. Main St., Manteca (209) 239-3351, www.erniesfoodandspirits.com Chef Michael Midgley has been cooking since the age of fourteen, an early start that has fuelled his passion to make a name for himself in the culinary world. Michael attended the California Culinary Academy and has cooked in kitchens up and down the west coast and in Lake Tahoe. Michael’s big personality has led to appearances as a contestant on Bravo television’s “Top Chef” and on The Food Network’s “Cut Throat Kitchen” He has also appeared as a judge on Esquire network’s “Knife Fight” and “Top Chef Master’s.” In addition, he has been featured numerous times on our local news/entertainment shows. Michael’s “celebrity chef” status takes the back burner to his passion for food. Chef Michael Midgley is here at Ernie’s Food and Spirits, leading our culinary team, allowing us to provide our guests a truly memorable and exceptional dining experience. MUST TRY DISHES: Fork and Knife Sandwich, Kobe Burger, Atlantic Salmon or Rack of Lamb.

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CRUSH KITCHEN 115 S. School St., #13, Lodi (209) 369-5400, www.crushkitchen.com The Executive Culinary Team at Crush Kitchen + Bar stands behind their farm to fork philosophy - changing our menu with the seasons to make sure you have the freshest ingredients at your table, offering extensive weekly specials and of course making literally everything from scratch! It is no wonder Crush was named “Best Place to Stock Up” by Sunset Magazine and has also been awarded “Best of San Joaquin Magazine” “Best Martini” “Best Happy Hour” - creating and serving world class Food and Beverage is the passion of the entire CRUSH team! The passion and love can be tasted and felt the moment you walk in the door as CRUSH treats every guest like a family member. CRUSH has made its mark on the Central Valley food scene in a big way, with extensive wine and beer lists including many local and European selections and their unique and award winning cocktails. Stop by and see what everyone is raving about! MUST TRY DISHES: Chicken Couscous Salad, Fried Chicken with Quinoa Mac n’ Cheese, and House made Gnocchi

FRENCH 25 110 N El Dorado St., Stockton, (209) 451-0617, www.french-25.com Chef Danny Elseworth and Kitchen Manager Raul Mondragon play with seasonal and sustainable products from local businesses the way a Jazz musician plays their instruments to create unique and memorable times to NOLA. Together the two bring the taste of the French Quarter and perfect the traditional New Orleans style flavorful cuisine, bringing it to the streets of Stockton. Raul has spent more than 20 years working in the restaurant business, and 10 of those years of his career working alongside famed Chicago Chef Charlie Trotter. Chef Elseworth, who has worked with several popular restaurants in the area including Valley Brew and Paragary’s Bar and Grill, applies his passion for learning and cooking in the kitchen every day, and blends a combination of flavors and cultures for a truly intriguing cuisine. MUST TRY DISHES: Chicken and Waffles, and Pasta Jambalaya.

MIDTOWN CREPERIE & CAFÉ 2319 Pacific Ave., Miracle Mile, Stockton (209) 941-9070, www.midtowncreperie.com Celebrating 4 years in business and 2 years at their new (much larger) location, Matthew & Melissa Grizzle’s Midtown Creperie has thoroughly enjoyed bringing a taste of New Orleans to the Historic Miracle Mile. It is NOT just a breakfast & lunch place anymore! With specials every week consisting of in-house slow smoked ribs on Thursday, various seafood dishes on Friday and exceptional beef dishes on Saturday you are sure to find something you’ll love. They also offer New Orleans Abita beer to complement their exclusively local wine and champagne. Menu selections included savory & sweet crepes, beignets, breakfast/brunch staples, sandwiches, salads, a full espresso bar using Ghirardelli Chocolate and a gelato bar offering the best Gelato Classico flavors. They are able to host private events inside the restaurant up to 100 guests and offer outside catering anywhere in Northern California. Open seven days a week 8:30AM-2:00PM & Thursday-Saturday evenings from 5:00PM-9:00PM. Come in and see why they were recently voted the #1 Best Overall Dining Establishment In San Joaquin! MUST TRY DISHES: Lemon Parmesan Tilapia, and Beignets and Gravy.

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TOWNE HOUSE RESTAURANT AT WINE & ROSES 2505 W. Turner Rd., Lodi, (209) 371-6160, loditownehouse.com The Towne House Restaurant, newly named, at Wine & Roses is a legacy to the country farm it once was. Magnificent trees and gardens remain the heart of the resort and embody the essence and authenticity of our heritage.  “The Towne Corner,” as the land was once referred to as a homage to the original owners, Burt and Alice Towne, was a gathering place for friends and the community to enjoy the gracious hospitality provided here. Continuing the Towne’s legacy has remained a forefront passion of the owners Russ & Kathryn Munson, and Executive Chef John Hitchcock and his culinary team. The Towne House Restaurant delivers an exceptional, intimate dining experience and offers cozy evenings in the lounge where music is at the center with Kim and friends. We believe dining should be fun with freshness and surprises in the menu, and warmth and knowledge in the dining room service. We look forward to inspiring the joys of food and sharing our passion with you! MUST TRY DISHES: Tamale Pancake, and Pork Chops with apple glaze.

AVE ON THE MILE 2333 Pacific Ave.,Stockton (209) 462- 5283, www.aveonthemile.com AVE on the mile, a three category winner, three years running in the Best of San Joaquin is the brain child of best friends Kevin Hernandez and Jason Laurenti. A fusion of hip and trendy blend with a down to earth quaintness and charm is a hard recipe to realize, yet AVE on the mile has done it all. Owner Kevin Hernandez, a Stockton native with his impeccable hospitality is the perfect complement to the edgy industry experienced management team of Michael Thorpe (bar manager), Kitty Elizabeth Wong (off-site catering) and Shelby Whipple (event coordinator) alongside the culinary creations of Chef Nathaniel Kutch. Chef Nate has some interesting surprises up his sleeve for the coming seasons, so be sure to ask about their amazing dinner specials. AVE boasts a combination of warmth and pizzazz, open floor plan and ceilings, gorgeous back bar and seating, fireside patio, trendy cocktails and tapas/small plate menu. The backbone to the success of AVE on the Mile is in the focus on customer attention, needs and satisfaction, but can best be summed up in their tag line, “Redefining Class.” MUST TRY DISHES: Asian Style Ribs, Flank Steak with Chimichurri sauce, and the signature 5 Cheese Classic or Pesto Macaroni .

ANGELINA’S SPAGHETTI HOUSE 1563 E. Fremont St., Stockton (209) 948-6609, www.angelinas.com Now in its 38th year, this favorite Stockton Italian restaurant specializes in Genovese-style cuisine from recipes that have been in the family for generations. Their exceptional gravy was adapted to restaurant proportions by Angelina herself, who came over from Italy in 1913. Their house-made raviolis are made by a custom-made ravioli machine, and their famous pesto is made with sweet basil grown specifically for the restaurant. Angelina’s boasts a large, warm inviting bar, perfect for gathering with family and friends. Growing every year is their catering department. You can find them everywhere, from small affairs to the largest and most grand events. MUST TRY DISHES: Chicken Masala, Rib Eye or New York Steak, Creamy Seafood Alfredo

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BUENO ITALIANO 1110 Kettleman Ln., #19 (upstairs in Bella Terra Plaza), Lodi (209) 369-1446, www.buenoitalianocafe.com “Nobody cooks like this anymore.” Those are the words restaurant owner Sara Randall hears often from the customers who are quickly becoming regulars at Bueno Italiano, a new Italian Café owned and operated by Sara, her daughter Heather and her mother Barbara Coldani. Customers can dine inside or sit outside on the terrace, which is filled with purple and pink flowers, complete with a soothing water fountain. Inside, the dining room has been remodeled with a rustic Italian theme, and a wine bar has been added. Black and white photographs from the family’s hometown in Caraglio, Italy hang on the walls. The three generations of women work together to create authentic Italian food that is fresh and offers comforting heartiness. When it comes to pastas, spaghetti in a meat sauce, lasagna, and penne pesto are favorites. One of the most popular items on the menu in Barbara’s minestrone soup, served in a large bowl stuffed with vegetables, noodles and beans. Another must-try dish would be the café’s tri-tip sandwiches. These robust flavors are just some of the authentic cuisine that keeps costumers coming back for more. MUST-TRY DISHES: Trip-Tip Sandwiches and Meat and Cheese Lasagna.

TOPWATER CAFÉ

114 W. Pine St., Lodi, (209) 224-5406, www.Topwatercafe.com Matthew Halecky, Chef and owner of Topwater Café, has been cooking for more than 15 years. Other than his role as chef and owner at the Café, Matthew works at Lodi High where he helps Myra Round start a Culinary ROP program for the Lodi Unified School District. Haleckly holds formal degrees in Culinary Arts, Adv. Culinary Arts, and Baking from Delta College and a BA in Hotel and Restaurant Management from the Culinary Institute of America, among others. Haleckly has worked at several restaurants in Lodi, and after culinary School, spent 5 years as a Sous Chef for Delaware North Companies. With DNC his responsibilities included planning, preparing, and serving of all food in various dining facilities. His widespread experience also includes working at Bridgestone Arena in downtown Nashville TN; Curry Village dining pavilion & Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite National Park; Wuksachi Hotel in Sequoia Natl. Forest. His extensive training has prepared him to work with the community and follow his dreams to open the newest edition to Downtown Lodi, Topwater Café. The restaurant, serving a broad range of dishes from Tappas to Hamburgers, opened in August 2013 with the idea of keeping the food as close to the farm and possible and showcasing the area’s finest products. MUST TRY DISHES: Candied House Cured Bacon, and Tri-tip Sandwich with Chipotle Sweet Potato Fries.

THE WHISKY BARREL TAVERN 151 W. Alder St., Stockton, (209) 938-9192

The Whisky Barrel Tavern, owned by Dale Walden and Jerry Wolfe, is a mix of high quality comfort food and Home-style American cooking. Boasting the best steaks and burgers in town, WBT only serves Certified Angus beef and Mary’s free range organic chicken. This small but very impressive menu has been dubbed the “secret of the mile” by the locals who frequent the Whisky Barrel, “all of our business is repeat business” claims Wolfe. With items on the menu such as cabbage rolls, cottage pie and the apple glazed pork chops, you will surely find something you will fall in love with. Other notable dishes include Hop Sing Sala, Steak n Blue Cheese Salad, Braised Beef over egg noodles, and chicken pot pie, or the Trubadour, a certified Angus patty on a bed of sticky rice topped with fried eggs and brown gravy. Be sure to check out the brand new $7 lunches, Monday-Friday, and of course the late Sunday breakfasts beginning at 10am all the way to 2pm which NFL fans embrace. Also on Sunday mornings, we serve the notorious “Sin City” Bloody Marys, and now introducing “the remedy” breakfast for the recovering partiers. MUST TRY DISHES: Chicken Pot Pie, and the Cabbage Rolls.

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ASIAN-CAJUN CRAWFISH: 95 W. 11th St., Ste. 103, Tracy (209) 207-9940, www.Asiancajuncrawfish.com Asian-Cajun Crawfish is truly a family owned and operated Cajun Seafood style eatery that Jose and Alice Gimenes, along with daughter Janelle Gimenes and fiancé, Jeremy Magtoto have opened in the heart of Old Town Tracy. Although new to the restaurant industry, Magtoto has over 20 years of experience in the food and beverage industry. So when the family wanted to open a restaurant they turned to Magtoto to head the project and bring Asian-Cajun Crawfish from the concept to fruition, ultimately it was a family effort because there are so many details that not one person can do it all. They wanted to provide a total experience that encouraged family interaction with each other as well as the food not to mention the personal interaction from their family to those families that come in and most come often. MUST-TRY DISHES: General’s Wings, and the Louisiana Seafood Boils and Cajun Fries.

MACARONAGE MACARONS 7610 Pacific Ave., Stockton, (209) 955-0857

When you think of the title, ‘Pastry Chef’, what do you think of? An older woman who putters around in her antique kitchen? I’m here to make you rethink that stereotype in bold context. 19 -year-old Christine Casas has set the standard for young pastry chefs everywhere, and continues to thrive under the Macaronage name as Head Chef. As a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu class of 2013, Christine is highly skilled in the making of delicious treats. Being a part of the Macaronage team has improved her skills as a pastry chef as well as opened her mind to think outside the box when it comes to traditional pastries. She led the company with its transition in becoming a 100% gluten-free facility. Christine plans to become the best pastry chef she can be. As she quotes, “I want to be the very best, like no one ever was”. So, to say the least, this young and extremely talented pastry chef has nowhere to go but up. (Written by: Makaila Lagrimas). MUST-TRY DISHES: Gluton Free Cupcakes.

LA PALMA MEXICAN CUISINE 2301 Pacific Avenue, Stockton (209) 941-4179, www.lapalmaonthemile.com Bienvenidos. La Palma is a quaint, authentic dining venue located on the corner of Pacific Avenue & Tuxedo Court, in the heart of the Miracle Mile. Owners Rafael & Judith Duarte, natives of Mexico City, combine their traditional recipes with over 22 years of culinary experience to create savory Mexican dishes. Along with their children, this husband and wife duo prides themselves on using only the freshest and finest ingredients from local vendors in the San Joaquin Valley. Although their heart lies in making exceptional margaritas, La Palma Mexican Cuisine boasts a full service Tequila bar with an exquisite selection of local wines from which to choose. Join us for “Tapas Tacos & Tequila Tuesdays” from 6-9pm and taste the finest Mexican Cuisine on the Avenue. Experience Mexico without the air miles! Open everyday for lunch and dinner. Hasta Pronto Amigos! MUST-TRY DISHES: Need this info.

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GRAPES BY MELISSA HUTSELL

   Although this time of year grapes are celebrated for the wine harvest, there are plenty of more delicious uses for these fruitful berries. While table grapes differ from those used to make wine, they make for a refreshing addition to a daily meal or snack. There are more than 60 different species of the plant, native and grown on nearly every continent, and have thousands of different varieties. These berries have an extensive history, dating as far back as 5000 B.C. in Asia, and seen in hieroglyphics in Egypt, ancient civilizations in Greek and Rome, and along the Rhine River in Germany. Grapes are also known to have played a role in biblical stories, mentioned several times as the fruit of the vine. Throughout the centuries, 142

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grapes were transported across the world as explorers introduced their cultural fondness of the food. Eventually, grapes found a lasting home right here in the California Central Valley where approximately 90 percent of US grapes are grown. Nearly 2 billion pounds of table grapes alone are produced each year in CA.    Sweet yet tart, grapes are a perfect snack to be eaten as is, or can be used to add pizzazz to any appetizer, dish or desert. Adding grapes to a meal is a lusciously healthy choice, as these berries are rich in antioxidants, vitamins, nutrients and antibacterial properties. Along with antioxidant support, grapes provide us with a startling amount of health benefits, from anti-inflammatory, to anti-

aging and longevity, even anti-cancer properties, just to mention a few. They give a whole new meaning to the term delicious and nutritious. When searching for grapes to buy, the skin should be unbroken and smooth. Don’t be alarmed by a white ‘bloom’ as that is a natural moisture barrier and protection for the fruit. Grapes come in a variety of colors and sizes, from red to purple, and green to crimson, each having a distinctive texture, flavor and aroma. Green grapes are sourer, while purple grapes are sweeter, blue-black grapes being the least sweet. Make sure your grapes are fully ripe, plump and free from wrinkles. Always wash your grapes, and store them in the refrigerator, and enjoy them any way you want!


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1 (11-ounce) can refrigerated thin-crust pizza dough Cooking spray • 1/3 cup refrigerated pesto 1 1/2 cups seedless red grapes, halved • 1/4 cup sliced green onions 8 ounces shredded skinless, boneless rotisserie chicken breast  3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced • 4 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, thinly sliced 3 tablespoons grated Romano cheese • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper DIRECTIONS:

Preheat oven to 425°. On a lightly floured surface, pat dough into a 12-inch circle; gently place dough on a pizza pan coated with cooking spray. Spread pesto evenly over dough, leaving a 1/2-inch border around edges. Arrange grapes evenly over dough; top evenly with chicken. Top with garlic and mozzarella; sprinkle with Romano and pepper. Bake at 425° for 20 minutes or until crust is golden brown. Sprinkle with onions. Cut, serve and enjoy! *Recipe courtesy of myrecipes.com

Grape, Celery & Couscous Salad INGREDIENTS:

1 cup Israeli couscous • 1 teaspoon grated orange zest plus 2 tablespoons juice 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil • 1 tablespoon white-wine vinegar Salt and pepper • 1/2 pound halved red seedless grapes 3 thinly sliced stalks celery plus 1/2 cup celery leaves DIRECTIONS: SI LV ER

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RESTAURANT GUIDE

Tracy Thai

Celebrating their 7th year in the Historic Tracy Inn, the chefs at Tracy Thai Restaurant have produced countless satisfied customers, with their wonderfully inventive dishes. The chef makes classics dishes like 'Pad Thai' and 'Tom Kar Gai' that leave the diner feeling that they have been transported to a street in Thailand. Many of the dishes such as Eggplant prawns, or Garlic Pork reflect a homestyle feel. The Menu is a delight and there are always Lunch and Dinner Specials. The wood panels and decors at Tracy Thai will bring you to a classic home style in Thailand. With a warm, cozy ambiance and delicious food, you would enjoy your meal at Tracy Thai. TRACY THAI 1035 Central Ave. Tracy, (209) 833-9703

SPANISH FLAMING COFFEE BY MELISSA HUTSELL

What better way to spice up a cup O’Joe than by lighting it on fire? At Mike’s Coffee Raw Juicing Yogurt and Spirits, you can really give your coffee the extra kick it needs. Be warned, this is not your average morning coffee, but rather, something to enjoy after a meal or at the beginning of a long night, since it will give you much more than just a caffeine rush. The mix of citrusy and sweet make the Spanish Flaming Coffee at Mike’s a dramatic delight that will be sure to get you going. For flammability, the cup is drenched with lemon, and then dipped in sugar (much like salting a margarita), Bacardi 151 is then added to the cup, and lit on fire. Once the sugar caramelizes, it is filled with coffee and topped with whip cream, nutmeg, and cinnamon.

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MIKE’S COFFEE, RAW JUICING, YOGURT AND SPIRITS 1120 N. Main St. Manteca, (209) 823-8765

La Palma is a quaint, authentic dining venue located in the heart of the ‘Miracle Mile’ on the corner of Pacific & Tuxedo. La Palma specializes in superior Mexican cuisine such as Sizzling Fajitas, Fish Tacos, and Chipotle Shrimp; all of which come served with Spanish rice and your choice of black, pinto, or refried beans. Alongside an exquisite selection of local wines from which to choose from, La Palma Mexican Cuisine boasts a full service Tequila bar with more than 50 of the finest imported tequilas. Come experience Mexico, without the air miles! Open everyday for Breakfast, lunch & dinner. Serving homemade torillas. LA PALMA MEXICAN CUISINE 2301 Pacific Ave. Stockton, (209) 941-4179 www.lapalmaonthemile.com

With its seasonally based menu and gourmet preparation, the Towne House Restaurant at Wine & Roses boasts a charming venue with exceptional service. Offering a farm-to-table experience with ingredients sourced from local farms as well as their own garden, the Towne House Restaurant captures the subtle elements of fun and excitement while also providing unparalleled food. The Lounge features live music and an extensive wine list showcasing the best Lodi has to offer. Dine in the intimate setting of the dining room or outdoors on the veranda where guests are spoiled with beautiful views of the gardens. TOWNE HOUSE RESTAURANT 2505 W. Turner Rd. Lodi, (209) 371-6160

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Asian Cajun Crawfish satisfies your craving for fresh seafood along with Southern hospitality. Picnic style benches and butcher paper covered tables give you the feeling of an Authentic Louisiana Boil. The boils include generous potions of clams, mussels, snow crab, king crab, shrimp, and Dungeness crab when in season. Choose from five specific seasonings and five flavored heat levels. Side dishes include pepper jack crawfish mac & cheese, garlic noodles, corn bread with honey butter made daily. Asian-Cajun (as locals call it) has become a standout family friendly restaurant that’s simply fun! Tue, Wed and Thur 11-3 and 5-9 Fri 10-9, Sat 11-9, Sun 11-8 closed on Mon. ASIAN CAJUN CRAWFISH 95 W. 11th St., Ste.103 Tracy, (209) 207-9940 asiancajuncrawfish.com

Established January 2014, Tap House Pizza sheds new light on how pizza should be done. Owners Amin Mozeb and Chris Rothenberger offer a unique twist on hand made, thin crust, gourmet pizzas. Crafted only with the freshest ingredients, prepared daily, tossed 100% by hand, this old style is quite refreshing. Coupled with outstanding food, Tap House also provides twelve constantly changing craft beers and fruit and herb infused wine based spirits. Having a quaint pub-like feel, the atmosphere is extremely cozy and family friendly as well. So, when looking for a unique flair and variety, Tap House Pizza is definitely the best at what they do. TAP HOUSE PIZZA 2525 S Hutchins St Lodi, (209) 333-7777

This hidden treasure has been dubbed the secret of the Miracle Mile with the best food in Stockton. frequented by the neighborhood locals the Whisky Barrel Tavern is getting more popular every week, for very simple reasons. • The very best certified Angus steaks in town • Free range organic chicken • Homestyle cabbage rolls • Apple glazed pork chop • Cottage pie • Giant Certified angus burger Not to mention The impressive whiskey selection of over 100. And last but by all means not least is the incredible lineup of bands that no other venue in town can compare to. Check out our schedule www.whiskybarrelsaloon.com

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Papapavlo’s Bistro and Bar is considered by many to be one of Northern California’s most unique fine dining establishments, located in Stockton’s Lincoln Center. They offer the finest and freshest in gourmet Papapavlo’s Bistro and Bar is considered by many cuisine, and their fabulous menu includes to onevariety ofBistro Northern California’s most Papapavlo’s Bar is considered byunique many abelarge ofand continental dishes. Three fine dining establishments, located in Stockton’s to outdoor be one dining of Northern unique patiosCalifornia’s make for amost perfect Lincoln Center. They offer the finest and freshest fine dining establishments, located in Stockton’s place to relax during lunch or dinner. in gourmetCenter. cuisine, andoffer theirthe fabulous menu includes Lincoln finest and freshest in Papapavlo’s They offers four private banquet a large cuisine, varietyand of their continental dishes.includes Three gourmet fabulous menu rooms accommodating groups as intimate dining patios make for a dishes. perfect Three place aoutdoor large of continental as 12, variety to as large as 100 guests. Papato relax during lunch ormake dinner.forPapapavlo’s offers outdoor patios perfect place pavlo’sdining is open Sun.-Thur., 11a a.m. to 9 four private banquet rooms accommodating to relax lunch dinner. p.m.,during Fri. and Sat.,or11 a.m.Papapavlo’s to 10 p.m. offers groups as intimate as 12, to as large as 100 four private banquet rooms accommodating guests. Papapavlo’s is open Sun.-Thur., 11 a.m. to groups as intimate as 12, to as large as 100 9 p.m., Fri. and Sat., 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. PAPAPAVLO'S guests. Papapavlo’s is open Sun.-Thur., 11 a.m. to 501 Fri. N. Lincoln Center 9 p.m., and Sat., 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Stockton, (209) 477-6133 501 N. Lincoln Center, Stockton www.papapavlos.com (209) 477-6133 501 N. Lincoln Center, Stockton www.papapavlos.com (209) 477-6133 www.papapavlos.com

AVE on the mile, Stockton’s Premier Lounge & Bistro located in the heart of Stockton's Historical Miracle Mile is a unique culinary experience offering an infusion of cultures with our tapas and small plate menu. Opened in 2010, AVE on the mile has redefined the standard in the casual dining experience and has set the trend for years to come featuring weekly Dinner Specials, Sunday Brunch, Club 3:33 Happiest Hour (3:33-6:33). AVE on the mile is the perfect venue to host any event including birthdays, showers, meetings or just the weekend party. Call early and let AVE on the mile make your next event a success. Open Sundays 10am-2pm for brunch PAPAPAVLO’S Mon-Wed 3:33-12am

Friday 3:33-1:30am 501Thurs N.andLincoln Center Saturday 4:33-1:30am Stockton, (209) 477-6133 AVE THE MILE papapavlos.com 501 N.ON Lincoln Center

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Stockton, (209) 4625283 Stockton, (209) 477-6133 Andy and Jennifer Pappas have been enticing aveonthemile.com papapavlos.com

delectable fare for over nineteen years. Creat feel like part of the family, the Pappases take Andy and Jennifer Pappas have been enticing cuisine, wine list, and atmosphere without sa delectable fare for over nineteen years. Creati serves continental cuisine with a slight Medit feel likesalads, part ofand the pasta family, the Pappases take steaks, dishes, with a small cuisine, wine list, and atmosphere without sa Greek recipes passed down through the Papp serves continental cuisine with a slight recently changed locations, moving to aMedit large steaks, salads, so and pasta dishes, with a small open kitchen patrons can view their dishep

Greek recipes passed down through the Papp A favorite among locations, guests who enjoy fine to a large recently changed moving dining, Rosewood Bar and Grill offers an openupbeat kitchen patrons setting can view their dishes and so sophisticated with its rich wood and black and white marble floor, while still remaining family friendly. Rosewood Bar and Grill also boasts a wine list that is out of this world. Voted Best Fine Dining in Lodi 5 Years in a row! Now open for lunch from 10am -2pm Friday and Saturday with a champagne brunch on Sundays ROSEWOOD BAR AND GRILL 28 S. School St. Lodi, (209) 369-0470

WHISKEY BARREL TAVERN 151 W. Alder Street Stockton, (209) 938-9192

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food&wine Sara Randall’s life long dream was to open her own Italian café where she could serve the community old style Italian comfort food, the same recipes her Northern Italian family had made for generations. Sara, along with her mother Barbara Coldani and daughter Heather, are living the dream at Bueno Italian Cafe. As Sara proudly puts it “We guarantee you that nobody else can cook like us.” Excellent local wines and beers compliment homemade pastries, entrees, deserts and an espresso bar. With cozy Italian style dining inside and out, the cafe also offers box lunch delivery to commercial establishments, plus catering. Follow us on Facebook. Open Monday-Friday 10:30am-8pm. BUENO ITALIANO CAFE 1110 Kettleman Ln. #19, Lodi (Upstairs in Bella Terra Plaza) (209) 369-1446 fax: (209) 369-5202

French 25 delivers an upscale casual dining experience with contemporary take on the bayou's signature dishes. Lunch and dinner menus feature an impressive selection of southern favorites like Gumbo Ya-Ya, Jambalaya, Shrimp. Etouffee, Beignets, Po Boys, Chicken & Waffles and so much more! Don't miss the "1/2 Off Happy Hour" Monday through Friday from 4-7pm to try a French 25 specialty cocktail including the infamous hurricane! Located at El Dorado and Weber Streets in Downtown Stockton. Open 7 days a week! To book reservations or to see our lunch and dinner menus, logon to French25. com or call us at 209-451-0617. French 25...A taste of New Orleans in the Heart of Stockton.

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KEEP YOUR BOTTLE COOL

  Beat the heat and cool down with a refreshingly cool glass of wine at the end of a hot summer day. Impress your guests by keeping your wine chilled while on the table and ready for pouring with this surprisingly useful and clever wine accessory, the Chill Cooling Pour Spout made by Host, and available at local businesses such as the Lodi Wine and Visitors Center. The spout comes in a variety of colors to fit your personal style. They are made with acrylic casings and a gel that freezes and stays cool. After two hours in the freezer, these spouts are ready for your wine bottle. Just pour the first glass, and stick the pour spout in the bottle for perfectly chilled glasses that keep flowing cold, while being kept at your disposal on the tabletop. The spout not only keeps the bottle cool, but is also drip free with an airtight seal that preserves the wine, so you can be sure to have freshly chilled glasses.

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LODI WINE AND VISITORS CENTER 2545 W. Turner Rd. Lodi, (209) 365-0621

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FRENCH 25 110 N El Dorado St., Stockton (209) 451-0617, french-25.com

M&J BISTRO A TASTE OF SAN FRANCISCO CREPES, SEAFOOD, STEAK, PASTA & CHOPS

Our new menu is a collaboration of our most popular items over the past seven years in addition to new items we add each year. Tantalizing your palate with seafood, steak, pasta, chops and crepes, we would like you to try:  the Pan-fried Sea Bass, Cajun Ribeye, Spicy Pastalaya, Panko-Fried Pork Chop and the Lobster Stuffed Crepe.   Begin with our signature crisp shaved potatoes with crumbled blue cheese sauce or the Ahi nachos with homemade tortilla chips.  But, save room for one of our heavenly dessert crepes. Ask our bartender about our fresh fruit cocktails.  Join us for Soul Food Sunday Brunch, Monday Night Mixed Grill, Tapas Night Tuesday, Pasta Night Wednesday and Sangria and Shrimp Night Thursday. We serve an all-day menu, Mon- Sat 11:30am-2:30pm; 5pm-9pm, Now open Sundays 1130am-230pm. Call now to reserve your platters or book your holiday parties. 2515 N Tracy Blvd, Tracy, Ca, 209-832-2727 www.mjbistro.net M&J Bistro, your Taste of San Francisco, right here in Tracy. M & J BISTRO 2515 N. Tracy Blvd., Tracy (209)832-2727, www.mjbistro.net


Midtown Creperie IS NOT just a breakfast & lunch place anymore! Midtown Creperie, recently voted the #1 overall restaurant in SJ County, has a brand new dinner menu for Thursday, Friday & Saturday nights. With daily specials every week consisting of in-house slow smoked ribs on Thursday, various seafood dishes on Friday and exceptional beef dishes on Saturday you are sure to find something you’ll love. They offer New Orleans favorite Abita beer to complement their exclusively local wine & champagne selections. Come in today to check out their new fantastic larger location right next door to their old restaurant! Breakfast/Lunch-7 Days A Week (8:30AM - 2:00PM) Dinner-Thurs, Fri & Sat Evenings (5:00PM - 9:00PM) Also Available For Private Parties & Outside Catering MIDTOWN CREPERIE Located On The Historical Miracle Mile 2319 Pacific Ave., (209) 941-9070 www.MidtownCreperie.com

MIKASA JAPANESE BISTRO 2610 S. Tracy Blvd. Ste. 110 Tracy, (209) 830-8288 15138 S Harlan Rd. Lathrop, (209) 858-1818

Ernie’s Food and Spirits offers a unique dining experience, featuring exceptional cuisine, the highest service standards, an extensive, yet reasonably priced wine list, as well as a notably impressive collection of fine spirits. We are strategically located in Manteca, California, central to Modesto, Stockton and Tracy. Unassuming from the outside, our doors open to a sleek, contemporary environment, reminiscent of dining in San Francisco, Las Vegas or a Chicago Chop House. Our vision is to prepare the absolute best Certified Angus and Kobe style beef, the highest quality Chops, sustainable seafood, and the freshest produce available. Chef Michael Midgley’s menu will tantalize the palate with his modern version of traditional menu items, creative, yet simple

Royce Farms BBQ Bbq tri-tip, ribs, chicken, pulled pork, hand cut New York and Rib Eye steaks, pork chops and grilled salmon are just a sample of our menu. Try our Award winning chili beans and homemade: baked beans, salads, soups and desserts. We also feature our own BBQ sauces and dry rub. Generations of our family recipes include pesto pasta and vegetarian dishes as well. Join us for Taco Tuesday or Prime Rib Wednesday. Check our website, or follow us on Facebook for daily specials and info on our Car Shows, Jazz nights and catering. With 3 generations of Royce’s, Royce Farms BBQ is ready to serve and or cater your next mouthwatering meal.

ERNIE'S FOOD & SPIRITS 1351 N. Main St. Manteca, (209) 239-3351 erniesfoodandspirits.com

ROYCE FARMS BBQ 10880 N. Highway 99 Stockton, (209) 931-8333 roycefarmsbbq.com

We use ingredients of only the highest quality when preparing our meals. We cook using 100 percent cholesterol-free cooking oils, for a delicious and healthy meal. If you would like to order something not listed in the menu, we will do our best to accomodate you in any way we can. Gift Certificates available.

Angelina’s is a true family restaurant: owned by four family members, named after another, and welcoming to all of yours. For thirty-seven years, their hearty homemade pastas, raviolis, and traditional sauces have been bringing families together just like a meal at Grandma’s house. Consider inviting all your relatives to dine together in Angelina’s comfortable and cozy banquet room the next time you are hosting a family get-together. Angelina’s isn’t fussy—just simple, classic, and great tasting. Full bar. Open for lunch and dinner.

Mon-Fri: 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m and 5-10 p.m. Sat-Sun: 12 p.m.- 10p.m. Serving San Joaquin County since 1979 PEKING RESTAURANT 7555 Pacific Ave., Ste. 115 Stockton, (209) 957-0617 www.pekingstockton.com

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Owners Harry and Susan Yu have been a major part of the local economy since 2007 when Mikasa opened its location in Lathrop. Cooking with local produce and only using the freshest fish right from the Bay has always been key to their success. Fortunately the Yu's chose Tracy for their newest location stocking the full bar with the most extensive liquor, sake, wine and beer selection around. Plus, with happy hour 7 days a week you'll be sure to get your fill! Mikasa also offers off site catering and a separate banquet room for all your rehearsal dinners, large parties or business needs. Try the special SJM Roll (pictured).

Open: Monday-Friday 10 a.m-9p.m Saturdays 9a.m.-9 p.m

ANGELINAS 1563 E. Fremont St. Stockton, (209) 948-6609 www.angelinas.com

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Lodi’s HOTTEST restaurant and Bar. With their farm to fork philosophy, extensive wine, beer and cocktail menu, and customer service that is warm and inviting, it’s no wonder why Crush has received so many accolades in their four years of operation. Crush was named “Best Place to Stock Up” by Sunset Magazine and recently placed for "Best Happy Hour", "Best Martini" and "Best Fine Dining" by the Stockton Record. If you’re a foodie in search of your next great meal or someone who simply enjoys excellent food, Crush offers a hip and chic big city vibe with inviting small town service. When you are at CRUSH, you are FAMILY! Banquet space is available for groups up to 50 without a rental fee, so please remember Crush for your next corporate or holiday party!! Thursday-Monday 11:30am - close Tuesday closed, Wednesday 5pm – 9pm. Join us on Wine Wednesday’s for 50% off select European bottles! Happy Hour all day Sunday and Monday. Daily 4pm6pm - $3 drafts/wines, $4 well drinks, $5 appetizers

CRUSH KITCHEN + BAR 115 S. School St. (inside Woolworth Place) Lodi, (209)369-5400, Crushkitchen.com

A flavorful mixed grill of juicy steaks, tender chicken, fresh fish, and pasta dishes. Satisfy every taste with mouthwatering appetizers and salads. Every day, Outback starts out fresh, making every one of their soups, salad dressings, and sauces from scratch. At Outback, it’s all about quality —and all about the food. So let go of the worries of the day, and Go Outback.

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Open for lunch Mon-Fri at 11:30 a.m. Dinner 7 days a week Happy hour 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. M-F OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE 1243 West March Lane, Stockton (209) 954-9615 www.outback.com

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If you’re on the hunt for the most innovative twist on vegan food and hot wings, Ernies “Vegan Wings” in Manteca is a must. The lunch time plate makes for a perfect appetizer to any meal. The exceptional food at the upscale restaurant is made with fresh produce, high quality chops, sustainable seafood, and, of course the experience of a “Top-Chef” contestant and celebrity cook, Michael Midgley. The Vegan Wings are a true Central Valley treat that will fool your taste-buds. You probably have never tried anything like this, and it is sure to impress any carnivore. The wings are made with tempura Cauliflower drumettes, and drizzled with buffalo sauce. They are served with fresh carrots and celery sticks, with a faux blue cheese sauce for dipping. Try delicious and nutritious!

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Michael’s Pizza has been supported by this community since 1978 and voted the best Pizza in San Joaquin County. We take pride in every pizza we make using the freshest ingredients and making our dough every day. All of our pizzas can be made with our original dough and we are happy to offer whole wheat dough. Also at Michael’s Pizza is our fun Café featuring full breakfast and fresh baked goods. Come in with a group, sports team, or birthday party and enjoy our party room that seats 30+ people. For fast delivery, or take-out, Please Call 462-6668. MICHAEL'S PIZZA 2300 West Alpine Stockton, (209) 462-6668


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Everyone is welcome at Bud’s Seafood Grille. Friendly service, hearty portions, and a range of fish, seafood, pasta, steak, and poultry entrees make Bud’s a great choice for a business lunch, family dinner, or night out for two. Every meal begins with a bottomless basket of fresh sourdough bread. The leafy outdoor patio seats thirty, and is the perfect spot to take a break from shopping in Lincoln Center and enjoy a leisurely lunch or even just a drink with a friend or two. We also invite you to come visit the newly renovated bar and lounge for one of our delicious specialty cocktails and bar bites. Please be sure to ask about our banquet and catering services for your special event or holiday party. Full bar and banquet room available. Open for lunch, dinner, and scrumptious Sunday brunch. Happy hour daily with $1.00 off all beer & well drinks and $5.00 bar bites 4pm - 6:30pm

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BLUEGRASS AT THE LAKE SEPTEMBER 6

The second annual Lodi Bluegrass at the Lake event will feature several of California’s biggest bluegrass bands at the outdoor music festival. Along with top notch entertainment, guests can relax while enjoying the serenity of Lodi Lake. There will be various food and beverage vendors, including beer and wine. This year’s line-up includes Joe and Hattie Craven, Snap Jackson and the Knock on Wood Players, Cliff Compton and Moutaintop, and Blame Sally amongst other all-star guests. The concert series is open to bluegrass fans of all ages. Get your tickets, bring your lawn chairs, grab some blankets and your dancing shoes and get ready for a good time! Lodi Lake, 1101 W. Turner Rr., Lodi. (209) 333-5511. Lodiarts.org.

55TH ANNUAL SAINT BASIL’S GREEK FESTIVAL SEPTEMBER 5 – 7

Step into the Mediterranean culture and celebrate all things Greek at this year’s 55th Annual St. Basil’s Greek Festival in Stockton. Come support the community in style as you experience Greek culture while dancing and playing games. Enjoy the delicious Greek food from lamb to gyros, and pastries such as baklava while relishing in the spirit of Greece. The event attracts thousands of guests each year, and the price of attendance is only $2 (free for children under the age of 12). Saint Basil Greek Orthodox Christian Church, 920 March Ln., Stockton. (209) 4787564, gostbasil.org.

TASTE OF THE VALLEY ART AND FOOD FESTIVAL SEPTEMBER 6 – 7

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New this year to the event will be an agricultural pavilion, showcasing local food and farmers as the event shifts to focus on a diversity of Tracy products. The festival will also include display community art, music and a beer and wine alley. Downtown Tracy, Tracy Chamber of Commerce 223 E. 10th St., Tracy. (209) 835-2131. Tracychamber.org.

WEST COAST OUTDOOR EXPO SEPTEMBER 6 – 7

Come see a collection of more than 100 different outdoor exhibitions and features, including hiking, fishing, boating and skiing, at the West Coast Outdoor Expo. The event will include a huge youth tent, family play area, and an array of family and outdoor activities. Activities will incorporate lectures and demonstrations, as well as a shooting range, crafts and outdoor clubs and/or cooking. Guests can also enjoy different food vendors while they learn how to get started on a variety of outdoor activities such as kayaking, rock-climbing, archery, or fishing complete with an outdoor pond. San Joaquin County Fairgrounds, 1658 S. Airport Way, Stockton. (209) 346-2765, Rsglobalproductions.com.


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LODI GRAPE FESTIVAL AND HARVEST FAIR SEPTEMBER 11 – 14

Lodi’s Annual celebration of the Grape Harvest will commence this year on Thursday September 11 and will last until Sunday September 14 in the heart of wine country. The festival celebrates San Joaquin County’s diverse agriculture, products and exhibitions. This year, the festival will introduce its inaugural bottle-shock home wine-making competition. The family-fun environment offers an educational, entertaining and enlightening celebration, complete with live music including performances from Shane Dwight. Funds from the festival will help support local charities and non-profits, which have helped raise more than $150,000 annually for different causes throughout the county. 413 E. Lockeford St., Lodi. (209) 3692711. Grapefestival.com.

CENTRAL VALLEY’S COUNTRY BBQ FEST SEPTEMBER 19-21

The First Annual Central Valley BBQ Fest and BBQ competition will commence at the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds in Stockton. The family fun event is centered on community unity and will feature live music on several different stages throughout the three day event. Local bands will get a chance to showcase their talents in Friday night’s Battle of the Bands competition. Inside and outside vendors and activities will include local and national companies, a craft fair, food vendors and sportsman type-businesses. There will also be a kid’s zine complete with activities and a carnival. In addition, check out the BBQ competition with 25-30 professional teams competing for cash prizes. Be sure to check out the long list of exhibits and displays, including semi-trucks and pick-up trucks. The event is one of California’s largest BBQs Festivals, whether it’s the area’s best BBQ food, music or activities, the event is filled with something for everyone! San Joaquin Fairgrounds, 1658 S. Airport Way, Stockton. (209) 482-6969. Cvcountryfest.com.

2014 ROLLER DERBY NATIONALS: SEPTEMBER 26-28

This year, the USA Roller Sports and National Roller Derby Committee has selected Stockton to host the 2014 Roller Derby National Championships, helping to put the city on the map. More than 20 teams from all over the nation will be competing against each other to win the coveted Seltzer Trophy at the top-notch Stockton Arena overlooking the bay. The event will feature teams from the top three qualifiers in every different category, including juniors, men, women and co-ed. Over a period of three days, these teams will battle it out as they jam and fight for the National Championship titles. Stockton Arena, 248 West Freemont Street, Stockton. (209) 938-1555. teamUSA.org.

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LIVE ON THE LAWN AT WATERLOO GUN & BOCCE SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 20

The series of events under the shade at the Waterloo Gun & Bocce will offer a four band concert on Saturday September 20. This will be the last series of the summer, and will be ticketed, as all proceeds will go to the Child Abuse Prevention Council. Waterloo will be selling mouth-watering BBQ food and drinks for all ages on the lawn. For those with classic cars or bikes, there is even reserved parking on the lawn. So grab a chair, a friend, some grub and enjoy the live entertainment. Waterloo Gun & Bocce, 4343 North Ashley Lane, Stockton. (209) 406-5504. Johnnyrocks209.com. 152

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Join Lodi Appellation’s vintners for Sip Savor Lodi – a wine country harvest celebration! Festivities kick off on Friday evening with an exquisite, al fresco Harvest Dinner in downtown Lodi, highlighting the region’s agricultural bounty. On Saturday, enjoy wine and barrel tastings, live music, delicious food and more as you tour the Lodi region during the Cellar Tours at participating wineries. During Sunday’s Grand Tasting, stroll the beautiful grounds of Wine & Roses Hotel while you sip world-class Lodi wines from over 30 wineries and savor tasty bites from some of the region’s best chefs. Ticket sales begin Friday, August 8th, 2014, and can be purchased at www.sipsavorlodi.com or by calling the Lodi Wine & Visitor Center at (209) 365-0621.

2014 MARCH OF DIMES SIGNATURE CHEFS AUCTION THURSDAY OCTOBER 9

The March of Dimes’ third annual Signature Chefs Auction will be held on October 9th at 5:00 pm. This event showcases the valley’s incredible culinary talent and regional vintners, with over twenty chefs and wineries providing delectable cuisine. The event also hosts a silent auction and a live auction that is lively and entertaining, auctioning off trips to exotic locations, one-ofa-kind entertainment packages and private chef packages. All proceeds benefit the important work of the March of Dimes. For more information (209)416-3304 or email at JFaso@marchofdimes. com. marchofdimesstockt.wix.com/signaturechefs


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FINAL THOUGHTS

BY KELLY POLLARD

COLLECTING &CONSUMING WINE    Oh to be made of money and dwell in a house with a wine cellar. It’s always been my dream to have that dark room under the house with an entire wall of wine all purchased and stored just for my pleasure. Alas, I live in a single story ranch style house with minimal square footage and no cellar, but there may be hope for me yet. We’re in the process of adding a much-needed island in our kitchen. As I scroll through Pinterest and home improvement websites, the islands with the built-in wine fridge call my name. Of course there is the tiny detail of convincing my husband, who doesn’t share my passion for fine wine, of how life changing this could be. Right now I have a wall rack that holds six bottles of wine at a time. Take a guess at how many bottles adorn my fancy, wrought iron wine showcase. Two. The issue seems to be that we can’t keep a stock of wine in the house. I buy the six bottles of my favorite wines at the 154

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store for the extra discount. I stock a few bottles of white in my fridge and the rest on our rack. We visit wineries, friends give me wine for birthdays, holidays and as hostess gifts, but it disappears faster than I can replenish it.    There is always some sort of occasion that calls for opening a bottle. It’s my third cousin’s birthday! No matter that she lives across the country. The Voice is on tonight! And tomorrow night! And isn’t it on three nights in a row? It’s the weekend! It’s Thursday, almost the weekend! It’s Wine Wednesday! Or I can blame seasons, like the summer of experimental Sangria recipes or the need for a bolder vino to accompany the savory eats of autumn. Wine and the holidays? Well, that’s a no brainer. But if we had a wine fridge, oh the possibilities! We’d have more room in our regular fridge for all the fine cheeses to pair with my stockpile of various vintages. I

can envision that glimmering row of bottles in all shades of white and crimson, chilled to the perfect temperature. Of course, there is the minor issue of getting electricity to this fantasy island in my kitchen that I’m sure my husband will be happy to point out. A girl can dream however.   With a wine fridge, I could completely justify joining one of those wine clubs with the quarterly shipments. Whether I can maintain an ongoing supply of wine to stock this wine fridge is a minor detail. Perhaps my wine fridge would be more like a ghost town of empty slots thirsty for a supply of wine bottles than a classy addition to my kitchen remodel. That would be just another excuse to round up my girlfriends for an afternoon of winery visits. That would be reason enough to celebrate. And what better way to celebrate than to pop open another bottle?


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