I am obsessed with California red zinfandels at the moment. A friend of mine brought me a bottle of Ravenswood zinfandel a couple of years ago, and that’s what got me started. When I saw zinfandel on the label I thought it was a white or better known as blush that I’m not a fan of, so I stored it in the fridge for a while. One night I felt like a glass of wine and thought I would give it a try, and I was a pleasantly surprised when I saw it was red… how did I not notice?? I have never looked back after that!
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Try red zinfandels with strong-flavoured foods, such as spicy dishes like this one, gamey meats and Asian foods. You can even try it with a burger. Having said this, I’m not too particular with what foods I pair with wine, but it’s always a bonus when they work well together.