Saturday, May 27, 2006

California Honors Zinfandel

Sacramento is closer to designating Zinfandel as a historic California wine under a bill approved by the Senate last May 18th. The bill's author is Sen. Carole Migden, D-San Franciso, who represents parts of Sonoma County, home to numerous Zinfandel wine producers. Sadly, it's a dubious, watered-down honor, but it's nevertheless a tribute to California's most classic wine. Sen. Migden's original bill proposed to make Zinfandel the state's official wine, but this was thwarted by producers of other grape varietals. One can say that Zinfandel fell victim to a bunch of sour grapes.

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