We were fortunate enough to be able to attend the Zinfandel Advocates and Producers Epicuira event on Thursday. Wow! What an eye opening experience it was. This event dramatically highlighted the diversity of the varietal. More importantly dispelled the myth that Zin's "just a barbeque wine".
Over 50 producers and 50 restaurants worked in concert to pair Zins with everything from duck prosciutto (Taste Restaurant - it rocked) to artisan chocolate (more likes works of art - Kollar Chocolate). Zinfandel's true diversity shone through, wine from large producers (Ridge / Ravenswood) to small producers (Gamba / Claudia springs). The event included live cooking demonstrations in addition to the amazing tasting. If you're a Zin fan (or anyone who wants to know more about Zin and what its all about) this is an event not to miss.
Our wine favs included:
Our Food Favs:
All in all an amazing event showing Zin's true diversity. Its not just about the Barbque......