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Jul 30, 2012

We haven’t done a grape mini-series in a while so for all those GMS, here you go! This week, after so fabulous shoutouts (thank you so much for the feedback!) we do the “American” grape, Zinfandel. This podcast is FULL of wine dorkery, for those of you who love that stuff. A link to the podcast…HERE Here are some notes: First we talk about what Zin is and the differences in flavor profiles, depending on where the grape is grown Then we hit the history books…and what a storied history this grape has. We reach back 6,000 years and talk about how this grape evolved, where it came from, and how it wound up in California (and my link to its path) We discuss some parental issues with Zin — and legal names it shares with some cousins and possible twins (If you’re looking for the spelling of the crazy grapes we mentioned: Crljenak Kastelansk, Plavac Mali, Primativo) The ZAP event — Zinfandel Advocates and Pro [...]