A few weekends ago I had the pleasure of volunteering for ZinEx, a multi-day celebration of all things Zin put on by Zinfandel Advocates and Producers (ZAP). For over 25 years ZAP has not only been celebrating Zinfandel but also celebrating the people and regions that produce it. ZinEx is an annual festival where Zap members come together in San Francisco. You don't have to be a member to volunteer, but I was so inspired by the winemakers and other volunteers that I will be j
Is it already over? Hard to believe isn't it. I had every intention of writing this post Saturday night but then there was an after party and then there was recovering from the most awesome conference I've ever been to. Saturday morning was filled with courses on Social Media but the true star was 'da bear. He was sporting some swag by Do Good Distillery. After exploring Lodi on my own for lunch I returned for a guided tasting of Wines from Alsace with May from In the Grape.
Generally we associate life’s celebrations with champagne and life’s disappointments with whiskey but I think a lot of wines are up to the task. Below you’ll find some of the best (and worse) times of your life and the wines that I’d pair with them. You got the job/You lost the job You need something red, bold and high in alcohol content. Which brings me to Zinfandel. Zinfandel’s characteristically high alcohol content makes it a logical choice in either situation. You’re get