Zin, Glorious Zinfandel



A wine seminar in Delafield on Thursday, March 26, from 6 to 7:30 pm.


Zinfandel is America’s variety: It is here, in California, where Zinfandel truly becomes great wine, a player on the international stage showing not only the significance of terroir but also dynamic differences in styles.

However, Zinfandel used to be a throwaway grape variety made into sweet blush wine. But we at Waterford would argue that a handful of wineries in the early 1960s and ’70s changed all of that. By finding specific vineyards for making Zin, these few pioneers set a course to make Zinfandel one of the greatest wines of the world.

Is that statement true? Or is it just more malarkey from the depths of the Waterford Wine files? Furthermore, where did Zinfandel come from? It probably didn’t just shoot forth self-living in 1960 as a sweet rose wine set to conquer the world.

At this tasting we explore Zinfandel in all its fascinating angles – from styles, to history, to geography, to taste, it’s all right here, in Zin, Glorious Zinfandel.

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