Zinfandel (also known as Primitivo) is a variety of black-skinned wine grape. The variety is planted in over 10 percent of California vineyards. DNA fingerprinting revealed that it is genetically equivalent to the Primitivo variety traditionally grown in Puglia (the "heel" of Italy), where it was introduced in the 18th century, as well as to the Croatian grapes Crljenak Kaštelanski and Tribidrag. The grape found its way to the United States in the mid-19th century, and became known by variations of the name "Zinfandel", a name of uncertain origin.
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    • Fifty Shades of Grey: Opération Charme

      L’opération de marketing pour souligner la sortie du film en est une d’envergure. Parmi la myriade d’efforts de marketing, tous plus créatifs les uns que les autres, la SAQ met en vente à partir d’hier (sur SAQ.com, le 22 janvier en tablettes) le vin rouge Fifty Shades of Grey Red Satin. J’ai eu la chance de mettre la main sur une bouteille en primeur.

      Julien Marchand/ Chez Julien- 5 readers -
  • Save the Date! Croatian Wine Grand Tasting Coming to NYC!

    … producers (some already imported, some looking for representation). The event will include light appetizers and two masterclass seminars highlighting some of Croatia’s most talented winemakers. Seminar Schedule: Taste Croatia (11:00 am – 11:45 am) Discover Croatia and its diverse range of terroirs. Learn about the leading grape varieties and taste…

    Wines of Croatia- 3 readers -
  • The Week in Zinfandel (1/19/15)

    … Welcome to the latest installment of The Week in Zinfandel. If I missed your post or story please send me a link and I will be sure to include it next week. Cheers! Cliff’s Wine Picks reviews the 2012 St. Amant Zinfandel Old Vines Mohr-Fry Ranch Vineyard. Crushed writes 9 Fun Facts You Didn’t Know About Zinfandel. Social Vignerons reviews…

    Tom Lee/ Zinfandel Chronicles- 3 readers -
  • Camp Fire Wines

    … and trying them randomly….2009 was indeed a superb wine. Soft cherry fruit, pepper, bramble, hint of clove spice, mint – we had these with wild boar and sage sausage and merguez, with harrissa mayonnaise. Being from California I’ll always have soft spot for zinfandel, this guy is a benchmark for the rest. 2009 Ridge Geyserville Me and Bonny Doon…

    Spiltwine- 2 readers -
  • It’s ZAP Time in the City

    … Coming to San Francisco next week is the Zinfandel Experience. Like the grape’s many personalities, there will be multiple venues featuring prominent and emerging winemakers. And thanks to a special invitation from Zinfandel Advocates & Producers (ZAP), yours truly will be attending two of next week’s events: the Trade & Media Event…

    chasing jen- 3 readers -
  • 1000 Stories Zinfandel – A Bourbon touch to Zinfandel

    … 1000 Stories Zinfandel aged in bourbon barrels A few weeks ago I received an unusual sample bottle of wine. Unusual in so many ways. Inside the shipping box was a small barrel case. I opened the case to find 1000 Stories Zinfandel and spec sheets on the wine. The name of the wine, and the iconic buffalo displayed on the label, are intended…

    Wine Values and Bargains- 9 readers -
  • Coppola Director’s Cut Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel 2012

    … The Coppola Director’s Cut Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel 2012 is 80% Zinfandel and 20% Petite Sirah sourced from vineyards with 40 to 80 year vines located in the Dry Creek Valley AVA inside Sonoma County in Northern California. Dry Creek Valley is 20 miles from the Pacific Ocean which gives the region cool evenings and mornings to contrast…

    CHEAP WINE FINDER- 8 readers -
  • Looking Forward to Taste Washington!

    … find that out by trying, so try it! The full list of restaurants participating are at this link. Lauren Ashton Cellars Syrah and Cuvee Arlette A few wineries that I am going to make sure I try are: Col Solare Côte Bonneville Gramercy Cellars Lauren Ashton Cellars Rotie Cellars Woodward Canyon There are of course many more. My…

    MyWinePalin Syrah Chardonnay- 6 readers -
  • Quick Sip: Rosenblum Rockpile Road Vineyard 2010 Zinfandel

    … for just $19.99 with FREE SHIPPING on any order!" Have a question about this post? Feel free to drop me an e-mail at myvinespot@yahoo.com or hit me up on Facebook or Twitter. Stay tuned -- more to come. Happy Sipping, my friends! Disclosure: This wine was provided for review. Thoughts are my own. Live, Love, Laugh, Tweet, Sip, Enjoy! Dezel's My Vine Spot © 2006-2014. All rights reserved. …

    Dezel Quillen/ My Vine Spot- 4 readers -
  • Cooper’s Hawk Winery: Wine Snobs Not Allowed

    … and Passion Fruit, and Monthly Selections that may include Chardonnay, Cooper’s Hawk White, Cabernet Zinfandel, and more. An array of food and chocolates to pair with that newly purchased wine can be found a few steps away from the bar. Is Rob Warren meeting his goal of creating wine lovers from foodies? It looks that way. During my visits almost…

    Cindy Rynning/ Grape Experiences- 11 readers -
  • ZAP a dee doo dah, ZAP a dee ay. My, oh my what a wonderful 3 days! (Video)

    … Yup, it’s time for San Francisco’s ZAP (Zinfandel Advocates and Producers) Festival and any wine lover worth their weight in grapes will not want to miss the 2015 Zinfandel Experience. Attracting Zin lovers from around the world, Zinfandel Experience is celebrating its 24th anniversary, January 29-31, 2015 with four fabulous events over three…

    Stark Insider- 6 readers -
  • Quick Sip: Teldeschi 2006 Estate Reserve Terraluna

    … Hello Friends, Today’s Quick Sip is the F. Teldeschi Winery 2006 Estate Reserve Terraluna red blend. F. Teldeschi is a family-owned and operated vineyard and winery in Sonoma County’s Dry Creek Valley appellation. The family has 70 acres under vine planted to Zinfandel, which the area is well-known for, along with Petite Sirah, Carignane, some…

    Dezel Quillen/ My Vine Spot- 4 readers -
  • The Week in Zinfandel (1/12/15)

    … Welcome to the latest installment of The Week in Zinfandel. If I missed your post or story please send me a link and I will be sure to include it next week. Cheers! Jon Bonné writes Time to Take Zinfandel Seriously Again. Alder Yarrow writes Redeeming Lodi, California. Griffy on Wine writes Seghesio Zinfandel & Ombrato Primitivo…

    Tom Lee/ Zinfandel Chronicles- 4 readers -
  • Avalon CAB California Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

    The Avalon CAB California Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 is 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Syrah, 7% Zinfandel and 4% Merlot sourced from vineyards located in Napa Valley (the largest % of the grapes come from Napa), Lodi, Paso Robles and Monterey County in Northern California. This Cab was aged for 8 months in French and American oak barrels and the list price is $12.

    CHEAP WINE FINDER- 6 readers -
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