ZinEX is the only three-day event devoted entirely to Zinfandel

The Zinfandel Advocates & Producers (ZAP) will hold their annual Zinfandel Experience (ZinEX) this January 18-20, 2018 in the heart of San Francisco — get the info and the tickets…

If you love Zinfandel or just want to nerd out on California’s heritage grape, Saturday’s Grand Tasting at SF’s Pier 27 is the main event you shouldn’t miss. Attendees will meat winemakers, taste through the widest variety of Zinfandels and Zinfandel blends under one roof, and nibble on top tier food from local restaurants and winery chefs. Read up on you Zinfandel 101 and then…

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Below are some specifics about Saturday’s main events provided by ZAP.

Grand Tasting at Pier 27: Saturday, January 20, 2018 All-Day // 11:00 am – 5:00 pm An all-day pass offers access to reserve, limited production wines that are not available to taste anywhere else at the events. This ultimate tasting experience includes an expanded selection of sumptuous samples from restaurants and winery chefs, the chance to socialize with friends, and connect with winemakers. Cost: ZAP members $150, public $180.

Meet the Maker Roundtables // 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm This is speed dating for wine lovers. These short sessions provide guests and the winemaker an opportunity to get to know each other in a fun and informal setting. With only a handful of people seated around the table, the winemaker shares their wine and tells stories about how it was made. Guests are encouraged to ask questions and discover new ways to enjoy Zinfandel. Cost: This experience is complimentary with ticket purchase. Onsite registration only.

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Want to get in on more of the Zinfandel fun? Leading up to Saturday’s Grand Tasting are several additional events including Thursday’s Welcome Reception and FarmTo-Table dinner at One Market Restaurant; a Friday afternoon seminar and tasting featuring the personalities and science behind the flavors of Zinfandel; and a Friday evening Winemakers Auction and Dinner at Bently Reserve with auction proceeds benefitting ZAP’s Zinfandel educational programs.

Tickets are available to individual events, while VIP packages provide special access for an entire weekend of Zinfandel.

BriscoeBites officially accepts samples as well as conducts on-site and online interviews. Want to have your wine, winery or tasting room featured? Please visit the Sample Policy page where you can contact me directly. Cheers!




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