Join me for the New ZAP

The Zinfandel Experience is coming January 23-25


Zinfandel lovers out there, we're in for a treat this year as the ZAP Zinfandel Festival becomes the ZAP Zinfandel Experience. The mass tasting of years past has been replaced with more focused offerings spread out over several days and throughout San Francisco, though mostly taking place on the historic grounds of the Presidio.

During the ZAP Zinfandel Experience Snooth subscribers will be able to save $10 on individual Tasting Track sessions using code 14Snooth.  Simply select the Non Member Registration option when purchasing your tickets and enter 14Snooth in the Discount Code box.

Explore the ZAP Tasting Tracks.

This promises to be an informative and fun filled set of days, with ton's of America's greatest grape on offer. A few paragraphs from ZAP give you a taste of what's in-store.

“The new locations provide beautiful and historic settings and the reimagined events, with their focus on tasting experiences, will offer discovery for both casual and devoted wine fans in an environment of warm camaraderie,” says Mark Vernon, President of Ridge Vineyards and ZAP President. “The biggest change occurs on Saturday, where the Grand Tasting of the past has now been divided into three distinct and informative tracks in three separate buildings at the Presidio. It’s a deep-dive tasting experience with no more than 350 people in each session. No more standing in long lines or big noisy rooms. Each session gives ample opportunity to informally visit and sample with each winery,” Vernon notes.

This one-of-a-kind gathering is America’s ultimate celebration of all things Zinfandel. Zinfandel’s expression from vineyard site to vineyard site, as well as its ripening pattern, is unique to each region and location. As a result, participants can experience a wide range of red wine styles from lighter rose, to elegant and refined, to intense and complex. “The new format offers four events over three days that highlight vineyard character, winemaking techniques and historic connections that celebrate Zinfandel’s native taste and value, all nuanced with winemaker personalities and family traditions,” Vernon states.

'll be attending the Zinfandel Experience and reporting back with all the details post-event but I hope to see some of you there!

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