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The 2012 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition winners have been announced. In a statement, competition organizers say that the 2012 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition has gathered 5,500 entries, beating its previous record of 5,050 last year. San Francisco Chronicle says: For nine consecutive years, this prestigious competition holds strong […]

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Remember the discovery that the American Zinfandel came from Croatia? Today, the home of Zinfandel is joining the world wine battle, John Mariani of Bloomberg reports. Mariani says: The discovery that popular California varietal zinfandel was a variant of Croatia’s plavac mali (“little blue”), helped focus attention on a country […]

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Up until today, many are still mystified as to the origin of Zinfandel. Wonder no more. Check out the article “Carole Meredith Solves the Mystery of Zinfandel” republished by the University of California. The article says: DEPARTMENT PROFESSOR CAROLE MEREDITH, a grapevine geneticist, has confirmed that a Croatian black grape […]

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The Sacramento Bee featured the 2009 Fiddletown Cellars Old Vine Fiddletown Zinfandel, a zinfandel that won gold in the recent Fiddletown competition. Sacramento Bee has this to say about this wine: I liked it for the freshness of its raspberry fruit, the agility of its structure and the zestiness of […]

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Thumbnail image for State of the 2011 California Winegrape Harvest

The Wine Institute recently released its 2011 California winegrape harvest report. Wine Institute says: The 2011 California winegrape harvest was lighter and later than normal with flavors developing at lower sugar levels, giving winemakers the opportunity to make flavorful, elegant wines. Most of the Zinfandels, Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs were […]

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Thumbnail image for Zinfandel: Stand Out Variety for 2011 in Dry Creek Valley

Winemakers in Dry Creek Valley – known for its signature varietal Zinfandel- report the end of this year’s harvest. While the fruit of the harvest will ultimately be judged in the glass, Dry Creek Valley winemakers report that Zinfandel is one of the standout varieties for 2011. Click here to […]

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As the holiday season is fast approaching, the Vancouver Sun deemed to write a piece on the ideal red wines to serve during dinner parties. Vancouver Sun says: Follow the lighter reds with heavier wines that have richer and more concentrated flavors, such as an Australian Shiraz or California Zinfandel. […]

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Thumbnail image for Tracing the Roots of Zinfandel in America

The Zinfandel Chronicles recently featured the history of Zinfandel in America. The Zinfandel Chronicles says: Zinfandel’s history is a classic All-American success story—transforming from a little-known grape into one that has achieved such tremendous popularity that it is grown on more than 50,000 acres in the United States. Click here […]

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One of the best Thanksgiving leftover recipes, according to the Miami Herald is the Hot Brown Turkey Sandwich. Miami Herald says: (This Thanksgiving leftover recipe) calls for a hearty but mellow red like the 2008 Ravenswood Vintners Blend Zinfandel for $10. Click here to read the article in its entirely. 

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Jamie Irving of Great Grapes says that his experience harvesting grapes in California this year has given him a new respect for Zinfandel. Mr. Irving says: Sure, there are plenty of bad Zinfandels, but the well made ones are well worth searching out. Click here to read the full article. 

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