To say that it was a good time would be a drastic understatement.
It was freakin’ awesome.
I had such a blast with my buddy Kris! The two of us together are what I call a super fabulous time! You can read her re-cap and see her awesome pictures from the event here.
A highlight of the week?
Well the Zinfandel of course. Zinfandel is growing in popularity by leaps and bounds. It is an intense grape known for making rich, dark, full-bodied red wine with a high alcohol content. And if you know me at all, that is what I love.
I love a kick-ass Zin.
The awesome thing about ZinFest was the variety of Zinfandels that were there. The Zins there represented the spicy, earthy, dark fruit Zinfandels as well as the fruit-forward, jammy Zinfandels. Although I tend to favor the spicy, earthy, dark fruit Zinfandels, I enjoyed both varieties.
Thursday night was Epicuria, which was Food & Zin Pairings. Talk about delicious. Local restaurants paired delicious food with Zinfandels from all over. I think I rolled out of there a good 5,000 calories later but it was SO worth it.
Below are the food and wine pictures from the Epicuria event. Any wine that is pictured here has the 100% approval stamp from me. As in, go out and buy it. You will not be disappointed. I promise.
Epicuria Food + Wine Pictures
Fact: I hold a special place in my heart for Ridge Wine. #AbsolutelyLOVE
But wait….I’m not done!
There is still the Grand Tasting at ZinFest on Saturday!
Yes….that’s right. The fun continues….
ZinFest Grand Tasting
More Dry Creek Vineyard goodness..Heritage Zinfandel.
And let’s close it out with a little more Ridge….yummy.
Due to the fact that all of these wines were delicious, expect to see individual wine reviews coming soon!
A HUGE big fat juicy kiss and THANK YOU to BevMo for sponsoring me to attend this event!!