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Lodi zins rock it at ZAP’s Grill-O-Rama

August 14th, 2012
Lodi zins rock it at ZAP’s Grill-O-Rama

The Zinfandel Advocates & Producers’ Grill-O-Rama took place this past Saturday, August 11 at Rock Wall Wine Company’s giant hangar-turned-winery by the San Francisco Bay, in Alameda.  Kudos to ZAP for showcasing Zinfandel in context of where it really tastes best:  with grilled, or barbecued, foods, such as the pulled pork tacos in fresh lime vinaigrette prepared by Picán chef Sophina Uong (named Grill-O-Rama’s “Best Grill Master” by a panel of professional wine/food judges). Six of the 30 or so California wineries who showed off their Zinfandels at Grill-O-Rama are based in Lodi.  It’s exactly in this type of venue that.. VIEW MORE »

In praise of ZAP & Lodi terroir

January 5th, 2012
In praise of ZAP & Lodi terroir

You don’t need flowers in your hair, just an enthusiasm for a wine grape that was once so well loved that it was nearly forgotten.  Each year for over the past twenty years, some 7,000 to 8,000 Zinfandel lovers have flocked to San Francisco for Zinfandel Advocates & Producers’ annual Grand Tasting.  Clearly, if there is any one grape that personifies vinous love and power-to-the-people, Zinfandel is it. This year’s ZAP Grand Tasting takes place on January 28, 2012 at The Concourse (8th & Brannan) in San Francisco, where over 250 wineries will be pouring their Zinfandels – including these.. VIEW MORE »