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Our Own Randy Caparoso Nominated For Old Vine Hero Award – Vote Today

Updated: Jul 8


Internationally-recognized The Old Vine Conference has nominated Randy Caparoso as one of 16 individuals or organizations considered to be making the greatest contribution towards the movement to recognize, nurture, and value old vines and their wines. Randy has been nominated for the category of “Communication.” Since 2010, in addition to speaking on old vines at events and leading numerous onsite studies of old vines, Randy has created extensive written and photographic documentation of old vines in California. Much of Randy’s work has been focused on Lodi’s old vines and old vine wines, helping to bring both to the attention of trade, media, and consumers.

You can help ensure that Randy and Lodi are recognized on the international stage by casting your vote here. Voting closes at 2:00pm PT on Thursday, March 21.

“Lodi! is a logical outgrowth of Randy’s role as freelance blogger and social-media director for the Lodi Winegrape Commission. Over the past 10 years he has churned out a steady stream of enlightening and entertaining posts, photos, speeches and articles, all about Lodi’s vineyards and wines. With the speed and sharp eye of an owl patrolling a vineyard, he has used that perch for ready access to the sites, archives and key players that define Lodi as a fine-wine region, and now has assembled what he has gleaned into one smooth and authoritative narrative…” – Mike Dunne

Some of the Top Old Vine Blog Posts by Randy Caparoso

Why everyone loves old vines – October 8, 2021

Randy Caparoso is a full-time wine journalist who lives in Lodi, California. Randy puts bread (and wine) on the table as the Editor-at-Large and Bottom Line columnist for The SOMM Journal, and currently blogs and does social media for Lodi Winegrape Commission’s He also contributes editorials to The Tasting Panel magazine, crafts authentic wine country experiences for sommeliers and media, and is the author of the new book “Lodi! A definitive Guide and History of America’s Largest Winegrowing Region.”

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