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The Week in Zinfandel (11/16/20)

Welcome to the latest installment of The Week in Zinfandel. If I missed your post or story please send me a link and I will be sure to include it next week. Randy Caparoso writes Saving Lodi’s Historic Vineyard Society-Registered Vineyards. Wine Predator writes A Zinfandel for Everyone and Every Occasion: Happy Zinfandel Day 2020! The Grape Grind writes All…

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National Zinfandel Day

National Zinfandel Day is tomorrow, Wednesday, November 18th. As the Zinfandel blog of record I feel compelled to make sure all of you open a bottle of Zinfandel to celebrate. Zinfandel is without question the All-American grape. For those of you that are new to Zinfandel there are many resources beyond my blog that are worth your attention. Zinfandel Advocates…

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The Week in Zinfandel (11/9/20)

Welcome to the latest installment of The Week in Zinfandel. If I missed your post or story please send me a link and I will be sure to include it next week. Amber Lucas writes A Safe and Healthy Tour of Dry Creek. Rich Cook writes Hidden Legendary Zinfandel Vineyards in Central and Southern California. Randy Caparoso writes What to…

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Top 10 Zinfandels Tasted in 2020

It is the time of the year where every wine blogger publishes their lists of Wines of the Year or Values of the Year, etc. Although I try to blog about all the wines I taste it is clear that Zinfandel is definitely my grape of choice. With that in mind here are my top 10 Zinfandels of 2020 and…

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The Week in Zinfandel (11/2/20)

Welcome to the latest installment of The Week in Zinfandel. If I missed your post or story please send me a link and I will be sure to include it next week. Randy Caparoso writes The Significance of Own-Rooted Old Vines in Lodi. Rich Cook writes Hidden Legendary Zinfandel Vineyards in Central and Southern California. Now and Zin Wine writes…

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The 2020 Zinfandel Chronicles Power Rankings

Welcome to the 7th installment of the Zinfandel Chronicles Power Rankings. The Power Rankings took a hiatus in 2019 as I did not think the list had changed materially from the 2018 list. The intent behind the list is to rank wineries based on the buzz and excitement they create in the wine collecting crowd. The rankings are entirely subjective…

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The Week in Zinfandel (10/26/20)

Welcome to the latest installment of The Week in Zinfandel. If I missed your post or story please send me a link and I will be sure to include it next week. Wine Enthusiast writes Top 100 Cellar Selections of 2020. Gabe’s View writes Autumn, A Perfect Time to Fill Your Glass With Zinfandel. Peg Melnik reviews the 2017 Dutcher…

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The Week in Zinfandel (10/19/20)

Welcome to the latest installment of The Week in Zinfandel. If I missed your post or story please send me a link and I will be sure to include it next week. Randy Caparoso writes Explaining the Lodi Growers’ Saving the Old Campaign. Peg Melnik writes Wine of the week: Dutcher Crossing 2017 Bacigalupi Vineyard, Russian River Valley Zinfandel. Eric…

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The Week in Zinfandel (10/12/20)

Welcome to the latest installment of The Week in Zinfandel. If I missed your post or story please send me a link and I will be sure to include it next week. Jim Gordon writes 10 of our Favorite Northern California Wines for Less than $30. Randy Caparoso writes Lodi by the Numbers, and Where it Stands Among the Rest…

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The Week in Zinfandel (10/5/20)

Welcome to the latest installment of The Week in Zinfandel. If I missed your post or story please send me a link and I will be sure to include it next week. Ken’s Wine Guide reviews the 2017 V Sattui Zinfandel Gilsson Vineyard. Randy Caparoso writes Some Twenty-First Century Wine Tasting Terms, Part 1 (Nose). Food & Wine writes 21…

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