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by Fred McMillin
That boom was the White Zinfandel explosion.
The Rest of the Story
And the popularity of White Zin continues. The last figures we saw showed sales are now up to twenty million. In the supermarkets last year, one out of every four bottles of wine was pink, primarily White Zin.
Looking at a White Zin article in the San Francisco Chronicle written during the explosion, the first wine listed is the 1990 Delicato. Author Gerald Boyd's appraisal: "Fresh strawberry, raspberry aroma...clean, crisp with a touch of sweetness and a balanced finish." Sounds a lot like...
Our Wine of the Day
1999 Delicato White Zinfandel, California
I first heard of Delicato in a telephone conversation with my friend, Prof. John Baxevanis, author of the excellent The Wine Regions of America. He said it was "a large, underrated winery that offers great values." Tim's White Zinfandel is one of those fine values.
This page created December 2000