24 April 2014

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White Zinfandel

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By 1WineDude of 1 Wine Dude 30 days ago.
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Domestic wine currently leads on value growth. Rose is way up vs. last year. White Zin and Syrah continue to decline.

Moscato is still growing but at a much slower pace now.

For the $ 10 range, blends are accounting for "new item activity, driven by Millennial, African American, and Hispanic consumers."

There are more outlets than ever for consumer wine sales, including dollar stores.

Cheers!

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By Ben Carter of Benito's Wine Reviews 1 month ago.
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…of Port, and the perennial favorite French rosé will make you weep over every cheap White Zinfandel that ever passed your lips.

In addition the two wines are food friendly with a wide range of dishes. I could have done a better pairing with the Douro (perhaps braised pork shanks with a shallot, dried fig, and red wine reduction), but I believe I hit it out of the park with the rosé.

2010 Quinta Do Pessegueiro Aluzé

Douro, Portugal

20% vinhas velhas, 35…

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By Mike Veseth of The Wine Economist 1 month ago.
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White Zinfandel? Really? (Well, Why Not?)

Reading the preface, Stevenson seems to be as surprised as the rest of us. "When I started this project," he writes, "I did not imagine in my wildest dreams that I would end up recommending the likes of White Zinfandel or Blossom Hill, let alone White Zinfandel from Blossom Hill."

The trick, which is difficult to pull off, is to simply without dumbing-down. Stevenson's method is to begin by breaking down the …

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On Hip Tastes Blog 3 months ago.
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…standout before recalling that the Trinchero family is famous for pink: they pioneered White Zin back in the day and still boast record sales for the stuff. (Trend alert: I'm just back from Sonoma where a promising young winemaker poured a still-unreleased version of White Zin - which totally rocked.)

Korie confirmed that the buzz is about the blush. " Pink Moscato is already a favorite, people are loving it - Miss Kay and some other women in our family like the sweet, …

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By Ben Carter of Benito's Wine Reviews 4 months ago.
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…and structure than their golden counterparts. Often these are mistaken for being sweet (curse you White Zinfandel!), but I often gravitate to these or Blanc de Noirs when offered a selection of sparklers. And for those of you chasing your life list of wine grapes like a birder, you can add Trepat. Gentle aromas of wild strawberries and citrus peel, big bubbles, firm acidity and dry. I love a wine like this with cured meats and olives, even better if you can combine them with delicious …

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On Daily Wine News 5 months ago.
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California-based winery E. & J. Gallo has entered Cambodia and is offering four of its more economically priced brands in an effort to introduce locals to wine without breaking their budget, company representatives said Monday. The winery will offer 20 variations of its four brands including Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Moscato and White Zinfandel at prices ranging from $ 5 to $ 15 per bottle.

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By Mike Veseth of The Wine Economist 6 months ago.
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…Sweet Vinotypes. White Zinfandel is their kind of wine. It isn't a lack of sophistication ( White Zin drinkers get a bad rap in wine circles), it's just the way they are built.

A little more than a third of both men and women in Hanni's surveys are Hypersensative Vinotypes. They have intense sensory experiences as the name suggests. Hanni says they love fragrances and "revel" in aromatic memories. Rather than cover up offending flavors with sweetness, however, …

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By George Perry of The Good Wine Guru 6 months ago.
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…isn't what you want, but if you appreciate a nice dry, crisp rose' (think more French, less White Zin), than this is definitely one worth checking out. I don't know that it will change your mind about rose' and pink wines, but if you're already on the bandwagon it's definitely one you'll be glad you picked up for those Tuesday nights when you want something refreshing.

Editor's Note: I received this bottle as a free sample for review.

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By adirondackwinery of Adirondack Winery's Blog 7 months ago.
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Limited Edition "Drink for a Cure" Blushing Trees White Zinfandel wine raises money for Breast Cancer Awareness!

George Tasting Room on October 19 th & 20 th . At this event, attendees will enjoy FREE tastes of their wines, and have the opportunity to donate directly to the cause, participate in contests, enjoy a special " Drink Pink" wine cocktail, buy a " Fight Like a Girl, Drink Like a Lady" breast cancer t-shirt, and buy a bottle of …

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Merlot, California " Champagne" and, of course, White Zinfandel taking the place of Soave, Chianti, Valpolicella and other Italian staples. I'd talk to these folks, asking them to recognize their country's great products and would get hit with the stock answer "This is what the people are looking for, this is what they want. I have to have these wines on the list." Never once did any of these folks put a " Big Mac" or a "Whopper" on …

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