|A selection of the zins|
Now Joe is quite a storyteller so he kept a small group of us engaged throughout the whole dinner. Whether he was talking about the Oz Clarke and James May's visit as part of their BBC series or how he started up in a business producing the Vintner's Blend the biggest selling Zinfandel in the world, it was fascinating listening to him
|Ravenswood Zinfandels ready for tasting|
He talked about the 3 Zin sins of "too much oak, too much sugar and too much alcohol". He was asked about the parentage of Zinfandel as its often thought it came from Primitivo brought over by Italian immigrants to the New World. He reckons that current research proves it is a closer family member to Plavac Mali from Croatia.
A fascinating evening.