Randy Caparoso is a wine journalist and photographer living in Lodi, California. He is author of Lodi!, The Definitive Guide and History of America’s Largest Winegrowing Region (KitchenCinco Press, 2022), Editor-at-Large for The SOMM Journal, and writes for the Lodi Winegrape Commission. He has been a published wine journalist since 1981, when he began writing a biweekly wine column for his hometown daily newspaper, The Honolulu Advertiser. Between 1978 and 2001 he worked primarily as a sommelier and award winning, multi-unit restaurant co-owner, operations manager and wine director. He may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.