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12/26/2007  — 


The 17th annual Zinfandel Festival is set to go off on 1/23-1/26. As you can imagine, this fest is kind of a big deal here in California. Sponsored by the Zinfandel Advocates & Producers, the event attracts a large crowd of tasters as well as pourers.

It seems improbable that a single tongue could be dipped in around 270 different Zinfandels during one event, but this would be the place to try. Looks like they're spreading the winemakers across two locations within Fort Mason too.

Anyone planning to attend this year? Someone offered to get me into the Saturday event in exchange for some lines on this blizzog, but I'm not sure it'll work out. I generally prefer visiting the winemakers I want to learn more about anyway. The treasures of Sonoma, Napa, and yes Contra Costa, Amadour, Santa Cruz counties are all within reach.