Tuesday March 17, 2009
Zinfandel Advocates & Producers (ZAP) is traveling to Dallas on May 14. “Tasters will be exposed to a rainbow of Zinfandels, from various growing regions,” explains ZAP’s Executive Director, Rebecca Robinson. “Attendees will meet winemakers and winery owners who have traveled from California to introduce their Zinfandels to these enthusiastic consumers,” she adds.
The tasting will take place at The Tower Club, 1601 Elm Street, 48th floor (214/220-0403, www.clubcorp.com). The tasting is co-sponsored with The Wine & Food Foundation of Texas www.winefoodfoundation.org. Members of the trade are welcome from 2:00 until 5:00 p.m. RSVPs are necessary in advance by contacting www.zinfandel.org. The public is invited from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. Public ticket prices start at $45. ZAP and Wine & Food Foundation of Texas members, discounted tickets are $40. Sponsors are Igourmet.com and The Irish Dairy Board.
Notable area chefs who will provide tasty hors d’oeuvres to accompany the wines include Nana at The Hilton Anatole (Chef Anthony Bombaci), Lola The Restaurant (Chef David Uvgur), Zymology Dallas (Chef Sam Dickey) and The Stoneleigh Hotel (Chef David Bull).
ZAP wineries participating include:
Visit www.zinfandel.org, www.zinworld.org to join in the enormous online world of Zinfandel lore and socializing or join that conversation at Twitter (http://twitter.com/ZinfandelOrg), Facebook or MySpace. The Association of Zinfandel Advocates & Producers (ZAP) is a non-profit, educational 501(c)(3) organization. ZAP is dedicated to advancing public knowledge of and appreciation for American Zinfandel and its unique place in our culture and history. Winegrowers, winemakers and wine enthusiasts combine to form the membership. The common focus is the preservation and recognition of Zinfandel as America’s heritage wine. ZAP’s membership includes approximately 300 winery-members, 6,000 advocate-members and 50 associate members.