Being a Sonoma County gal, I’ve eagerly followed the progress of BC Zins over the past ten years. In November, I gathered eight of the nine current vintages of BC Zinfandel and analyzed them with some friends and food. Here’s the state of BC Zinfandel.
Canada’s top wine writers and sommeliers gathered in the nation’s capital recently for a terrific tasting of Ravenswood wines with winemaker and founder Joel Peterson. Click on the arrow of the video above to hear Joel’s story about how the winery got its name. Heather Wall Wine Columnist, Huffington Post Canada Ravenswood Tasting One definition of Godfather is as follows: noun “a man who is influential in a movement or organization, through providing support for it or through playing a leading or innovatory part in it.” On November 18, I was lucky enough to be part of an intimate group […]
Liza, Jeff and I chat about pairing pizza and wine on Global TV’s Morning Show (while the cameramen and studio crew edge in ever closer to the set). Click on the arrow to watch the video above. Queen Margherita Pizzeria made these mouth-wateringly delicious pizzas fresh and hot, featuring first the classic Margherita Pizza. This pizza was named in honor of Queen Margherita, the wife of King Umberto I, in 1889, when the couple visited Naples and wanted to taste the local pie. Queen Margherita Pizzeria’s Margherita Pizza A chef selected patriotic toppings with the colors in the Italian flag: […]
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Zinfandel is a vitis vinifera red wine grape that produces deep robust wines, most famously from California. You’ll find my most recent Zinfandel reviews and ratings here. Surprising Facts about Zinfandel: 1. Zinfandel’s high sugar content means it can be fermented into highly alcoholic wines sometimes in excess of 15%. Zinfandel is generally early ripening as compared to other grapes and grows in very tight bunches. These tight bunches are prone to bunch rot and uneven ripening. Zinfandel grows best in warm climates but there is cool climate Zinfandel. 2. The origin of Zinfandel seems to be Croatia where Zinfandel […]