ZAP - Epicuria


We were fortunate enough to be able to attend the  Zinfandel Advocates and Producers Epicuira event on Thursday.   Wow!   What an eye opening experience it was.   This event dramatically  highlighted the diversity of the varietal.  More importantly dispelled  the myth that Zin's "just a barbeque wine".  


Over 50 producers and 50  restaurants worked in concert to pair Zins with everything from duck  prosciutto (Taste Restaurant - it rocked) to artisan chocolate (more  likes works of art - Kollar Chocolate).      Zinfandel's true diversity shone through, wine from large producers  (Ridge / Ravenswood) to small producers (Gamba / Claudia springs).   The   event included live cooking demonstrations in addition to the amazing tasting.  If you're a Zin fan (or anyone who wants to know more about  Zin and what its all about) this is an event not to miss.  

Our wine  favs included:

Ridge (East Bench)
Peachy Canyon
Klinker Brick
Claudia Springs
Carol Shelton


Our Food Favs:


Il Davide

Kollar Chocolates

Pacific Catch

Fiscalini Farmstead Cheese

Fifth Floor

Wayfare Tavern

Central Market

Carneros Wine Bistro

All in all an amazing event showing Zin's true diversity.   Its not just about the Barbque......