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Zinfandel Around The Wine Blogs

I can’t remember the last time I drank a Zinfandel*; surprising as I use to class it as one of my favourite varieties. A little research was necessary to see ‘what is out there’ and what excites my fellow wine bloggers.
My internet pal Tim of Winecast has given this grape a little more attention than […]

Zinfandel Heritage Vineyard

The Zinfandel Advocates and Producers is an association devoted to the promotion of zinfandel and education regarding American Zinfandel.  As part of this mission, ZAP promotes research regarding the origins and history of the Zinfandel grape, in part through the Heritage Vineyard. It is located in the likely location of Oakville, in the Napa Valley.
The Heritage Vineyard […]

Is White Zin a Sin?

The town: Olympia, Washington, USA
The time: The mid-eighties, before Olympia — or any of its inhabitants, for that matter — had become hopelessly hip.
The characters: Me and anyone I was out having a drink with.
The situation: I felt pretty chic in the local bars,  because while everybody else was drinking rum and coke or margeritas, […]

Great Grape Day III - Zinfandel/Primitivo

Welcome to Wine Sediments’ third Great Grape Day. This month we pass our lips over California’s champion grape Zinfandel, which to all intents and purpose is also known as Primitivo in Italy.The intention is not to provide comprehensive coverage of all things Zinfandel but rather for the team to provide interesting snippets on a unified theme. As with our last Great Grape […]

Nomadic Furniture for the Jug Wine Lover

Am I the only one who missed this? Carlo Rossi jug wine, when empty, recycled into hip-tone furniture for the crib?
Years ago I had a sculpture teacher in Silicon Valley who’s father-in-law was Carlo Rossi. We used to go up to the prof’s house in San Francisco because his wife cooked for us (and she […]

Wines From Delicious Magazine

I have a Spittoon article fermenting on the subject of sustainable agriculture verses organic (to me the former is preferable) but Organic rules the roost (or barrique) at the moment.
Three organic wines are recommended in this months Delicious (reviewed on Paper Palate) -
 Waitrose Italian Rosso, 2005, Marche, Italy (Waitrose £4.99) “easy-drinking, gentle organic red with appealing […]

Wine Blah Awards ~ Breaking From the Pack

Notes from a few wine pro’s, all of us thinking less about awards and more about a rewarding experience.
Tony McClung of Neil Rosenthal Wine Merchants,“I went to a tasting recently of an Italian importer that I respect very much… I left a bit concerned. I could see a lot of higher alcohol, over-extracted wines creeping […]

Greetings and Gewürztraminer

Hello everyone. I guess I’m the newest contributor to Wine Sediments. My name’s Mike, and I’m the proprietor of a blog called The Naked Vine. My shtick is to find decent, interesting wine under $15 a bottle. I hope I can be a good resource for some of you.
As I get underway here — I’ll […]

A link picked up from Wine Life Today (itself a site worth exploring) a link to a winery website for Caduceus.  
 You have to ask if anything could beat it in the Wine Blog Awards for it just has to be the best winery site around. I dread to think how much it cost to develop […]

Screwpull 3-in-1 Corkscrew Review

Without extolling my poetic titling talents, I was recently asked to review the new Screwpull corkscrew - the 3 In One!
I’ll be honest, when I got this in the mail, I was underwhelmed.  Knowing that Screwpull constructs some of the best high end corkscrews out there, the plastic container and very light opener seemed a bit of […]