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WineFairy chats with Chris Leamy of Terra d’Oro & Tim Hanni-MW on ZAP's new "Zinfandel Experience", and Dan Duckhorn on Duckhorn wines.

Segment-1: Wine Events - The World’s Largest Zinfandel Wine Celebration - 23rd Annual “ZAP” Zinfandel Festival Jan. 23 - 25th – Chris Leamy
 
01: Join us for the World’s Largest Zinfandel Wine Celebration! The 23rd Annual “ZAP” Zinfandel Festival Jan. 23 - 25th in San Francisco. The ZAP Festival consists of 4 extraordinary events “poured” over 3 days, showcasing their new “Tasting Tracks” format featuring over a 100 fantastic Zinfandel wineries. Three distinct and informative tracks take you on an in-depth and intimate tasting experience with no more than 350 people in each session. Each session gives you ample opportunity to casually visit and sample with each winery. Go to VinVillage.com for more information and special ticket discounts! VinVillage IS where ZIN lovers connect! Chris Leamy is Winemaker for Terra d’Oro and Vice President of Zinfandel Advocates and Producers (ZAP).

 

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    The All New 2014
January 23-25 in San Francisco
Four Extraordinary Events, One Classic Varietal
 Epicuria
 Food-Zin Pairing
 6:00P-8:30P
 Thu-Jan 23rd
 Flights
 Forums of Flavor
 10:30A-1:00P
 Fri-Jan 24th
 Winemakers
 Dinner-Auction
 5:30P-10:00P
 Fri-Jan 24th
 Tasting Tracks
 Three Experiences
 10:00A-6:00P
 Sat-Jan 25th
More Details More Details More Details More Details
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Segment-2: Wine Events - ZAP's 23rd Annual Zinfandel Festival Features New "Sensory Tasting" - A Fun and Interactive Foray into Flavor! - Tim Hanni, MW
 
02: Tim Hanni, MW joins the 2014 Zinfandel Experience Sensory Tasting to lead you through the discovery of taste at the Sensory Tasting. Six Flavor Stations hold a magic key to unlocking Zinfandel’s range of flavor in contrasting and complimentary ways. As you make your way through your choices of over 200 Zinfandels, visit the Flavor Stations to taste and learn how foods with Savory, Sweet, Spicy, Sour, and Umami components make that Zinfandel sing.

 

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23rd Annual Zinfandel Advocates & Producers
January 23-25 in San Francisco

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Segment-3: Wines - Duckhorn Vineyards… First California Winery to Champion Luxury Expression of Merlot – Dan Duckhorn
 
03: Dan Duckhorn, Co-Founder, Duckhorn Vineyards, St. Helena, Napa Valley, "Mr. Merlot" talks about his forty years devoted to Napa Valley’s most acclaimed estate and Merlot grower. The rich diversity of Duckhorn’s winegrowing program allows for the crafting of six different Merlots each vintage, highlighting different vineyards and sub-appellations in the valley, as well as the nuanced distinctions between mountain-grown and valley-floor fruit. From the start, Duckhorn "liked the softness, the seductiveness, the color, (of Merlot as well as) the fact that it went with a lot of different foods."

 

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Segment-4: Wine - The Enchanting Velvety Napa Merlots of Duckhorn Vineyards – Dan Duckhorn
 
04: From its modest inaugural vintage of 800 cases of Cabernet Sauvignon and 800 cases of Merlot in 1978, to its addition of Sauvignon Blanc in 1982, Duckhorn Vineyards has crafted a tradition of quality and excellence that continues today. Fundamental to that tradition was the early decision by Duckhorn Vineyards to focus on the production of Merlot. Though many Napa Valley wineries were using Merlot as a blending grape in the late seventies, few were exploring the potential of this varietal as a stand-alone wine. Today, the winery's seven estate vineyards are located in alluvial fans of the Napa Valley as well as on the coveted slopes of Howell Mountain. At Duckhorn Vineyards this has always meant an emphasis on site and terroir.

 

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lynn krielow chamberlain is an independent wine and food journalist and host of the "Wine and Dine" radio show heard on VinVillageRadio broadcast on wsRadio, the world-wide leader in internet talk-radio with over a million listeners a month!

 

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