by Thom Butler
Late January in Northern California
Wine Country is almost always my favorite time of year. It's still
crisp and cool, but we usually have a bit of a respite from winter
It's a great time to rest, relax, have a sip of Zinfandel on the porch while you watch the evening sun dip below the mountain.
And it's time to go to ZAP!!!!!
I had the great good fortune of being invited by founding director,
Margaret Smith, to cover the very first ZAP celebration in a tiny hotel
conference room and to file a public radio report on the ignaugural
I keep searching through my 22 years of FoodFetish archives to see if I
can find that tape (yes... it was back in the days of TAPE) but alas,
I'm pretty sure I lost it during a flood on Moon Mountain (which came a
long the winter after the big fire) during the years I lived on that
beautiful piece of property, just a quarter mile down the hill from
that Zinfandel Mecca - Monte Rosso Vineyard.
What I most remember about that first event was the collection of older
(20 years +) Zinfandels that Ravenswood's Joel Peterson brought out for
folks to taste. It was the first shot over the proverbial bow in the
battle for Zin respect that has suceeded so completely that... well...
to really see how well it's succeeded you need to click the link up
above and buy some tickets to the events yourself.
Twenty two years of ZAP is also Twenty two years of Food Fetish... Welcome to the PARTY!!!
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