Text Size:-+
01.03.2008

ZAP Zinfandel Festival: January 23 - 26, San Francisco

ZAP08.gifYes wine lovers, it's that time of year again. Get out your raincoats, rubber boots, and prepare to drown in a sea of Zinfandel lovers. Quite possibly the most raucous public tasting every year in San Francisco, the ZAP Zinfandel festival is one of the Bay Area's most dependable wine tastings. You can always count on it to be big, crowded, and a heck of a lot of fun.

The festival revolves around the hub of their huge public tasting on Saturday January 26th, but there are several other events put on throughout the weekend that are worthwhile to anyone looking to educate themselves or simply enjoy their favorite grape.

The festival begins Wednesday night, the 23rd, with a sit down tasting in a seminar style, followed by a small walk-around tasting of wines that will not be poured at any other ZAP event that weekend. Thursday, the popular food pairing event takes place, with local chefs making food to pair with many different Zinfandels from around the state.

Comments (4)

doug wrote:
01.04.08 at 8:47 AM

Also bring your elbow pads, ear plugs and a thurst for great wine - Alder, please stop by our table to say hello before your palate fails you ;-) Happy New Year!

Bob Hall wrote:
02.02.08 at 10:57 AM

Will you be posting your tasting notes from the event this year?
Thanks, Bob

Alder wrote:
02.02.08 at 11:06 AM

Yes !! Eventually I will post my scores. They take some time to write up, however.

Annelle Woodruff wrote:
12.28.08 at 1:00 PM


We ave tickets for the Zin Fest and would lke to know the address?
We can get directions that way.
Also is there a hotel near by you could recomned?

Thanks

Comment on this entry

(will not be published)
(optional -- Google will not follow)
Yes
 

Type the characters you see in the picture above.

Pre-Order My Book!

small_final_covershot_dropshadow.jpg A wine book like no other. Photographs, essays, and wine recommendations. Learn more.

Follow Me On:

Twitter Facebook Pinterest Instagram Delectable Flipboard

Most Recent Entries

MORIC: The Apogee of Blaufränkisch 2014 Sonoma Wine Country Weekend: August 29-21, Healdsburg, CA The (Still) Dismal State of California Chardonnay What a Way to Go: Wine At the End of Your Life Vinography Images: Into the Tank 72 Pinot Noirs on a Sunny Afternoon: Tasting at IPNC 2014 The Great White South: An Introduction to Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc Vinography Images: Along the Row Time For The World's Best Prison Wine Coastal Diamonds: The Rieslings of Oregon

Favorite Posts From the Archives

Masuizumi Junmai Daiginjo, Toyama Prefecture Wine.Com Gives Retailers (and Consumers) the Finger 1961 Hospices de Beaune Emile Chandesais, Burgundy Wine Over Time The Better Half of My Palate 1999 Királyudvar "Lapis" Tokaji Furmint, Hungary What's Allowed in Your Wine and Winemaking Why Community Tasting Notes Sites Will Fail Appreciating Wine in Context The Soul vs. The Market 1989 Fiorano Botte 48 Semillion,Italy

Archives by Month

 

Required Reading for Wine Lovers

The Oxford Companion to Wine by Jancis Robinson The Taste of Wine by Emile Peynaud Adventures on the Wine Route by Kermit Lynch Love By the Glass by Dorothy Gaiter & John Brecher Noble Rot by William Echikson The Science of Wine by Jamie Goode The Judgement of Paris by George Taber The Wine Bible by Karen MacNeil The Botanist and the Vintner by Christy Campbell The Emperor of Wine by Elin McCoy The World Atlas of Wine by Hugh Johnson The World's Greatest Wine Estates by Robert M. Parker, Jr.