- Coined by a California grape grower, to describe an unknown variety. (Wiktionary)
“For a gal who thinks Gallo's white zinfandel is good stuff - 16,000 pesos (no, I didn't get one too many zeros in that - 16,000 pesos!) for a bottle of something I sure never heard of was a real eye-opener.”
“And finally someone who agrees with me that white zinfandel is shit.”
“Mondavi makes an extraordinary pinot noir and Fetzer and Beringer have rediscovered the potential of some of the less aristocratic varietals such as zinfandel, crisp, fruity wines that can be drunk before, during or after dinner, or, for that matter, lunch.”
“It became a fixture on restaurant wine lists across the nation, luring customers away from less sophisticated wines like sweet white zinfandel.”
“Then he had me take him by a Napa Valley wine store to buy a case of white zinfandel all the while disclaiming to the store clerk that he was buying it for himself.”
“Benmosche was enjoying retirement at his 8,000-square-foot villa along the Adriatic Sea in Dubrovnik, Croatia, awaiting the harvest at his nearby zinfandel vineyard, when the call came in late spring 2009.”
“Sure, I may have paired James Taylor with white zinfandel once or twice to get some college girl drunk, but that's barely rock 'n' roll or wine.”
“Take a sip of zinfandel, do whatever you have to do, but don't touch the chicken.”
“After he polished off grilled lamb and zinfandel at a San Francisco restaurant recently, his dining companion paid the bill and asked him for his share.”
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