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Types of Wine: Zinfandel

A true California original, Zinfandel goes with just about everything Americans love to eat!




Recipes to Pair with Zinfandel

Zinfandel is an amazing food wine. It pairs with all the American classics: ribs, pizzas, burgers, chili, meatloaf, roasted meats, you name it.

Zinfandel-friendly Recipe Collections:


California Girl


For a classic California experience, try Zin with a grilled burger topped with Monterey Jack cheese! It's also a good pair with ethnic cuisines, particularly moderately spicy Mexican meat dishes and tandoori chicken or lamb.


White Zinfandel


White Zinfandel, on the other hand, is actually a white wine made from red Zinfandel grapes. The juice of all wine grapes is actually "white." Red wines get their color by spending time soaking with their pigment-giving skins. The juice that makes White Zinfandel has simply been removed from the skins directly after the grapes were pressed.

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    Comments
    Aug. 15, 2009 7:27 am
    GOOD WINE
     
    Starkey 
    Sep. 10, 2009 7:05 am
    I create my own Zinfandel wine cooler by adding some ice to the glass, then ginger ale + a little Marachino cherry juice or grenadine..... About 3/4 glass of wine, then ginger ale/cherry juice to taste. Delicious.
     
    peachmp7 
    Oct. 3, 2009 8:55 am
    I love wine...esp Zinfandel...and I also tried "Panos7777" creation and that was delicious as well.
     
    DanaCH 
    Nov. 3, 2009 5:52 am
    While living in Italy, we fell in love with the Primitivo grape (among a few others) and drank it often. When we moved back to the states, we tried a bottle of zin and were amazed at how similar it tasted. Come to find out, the american zinfandel is grown from the italian primitivo grape that was brought to california years ago. we're so relieved to have found one of our favorites here without having to pay through the nose to get it (now if we could just get someone to start growing Aglianico and Nero d'Avola in the states, we'd be set!)
     
    May 17, 2010 2:02 pm
    Should we differentiate this between a White Zinfandel? Cause I don't see that anywhere.
     
    Oct. 14, 2010 7:52 am
    I love Rhine, but never see it on any of the wine lists. Why Not? I often find that it is hard to locate! Is it just not "Cool" to like it!
     
    jane 
    Jan. 28, 2011 6:08 am
    My favoite drink is White Zin mixed w fressca. brings down the calorie's as well as very refreshing!
     
     
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