Wine and Wineries

When is a Zin not a Zin?

For a wine to be called Zinfandel or any other varietal name, it must contain at least 75% wine from that grape. Historic vineyards that planted Zin with a mix of other grapes for balance can’t use the varietal on their labels.

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Fess Parker dies at 85; actor played Davy Crockett and Daniel Boone on TV

Fess Parker, whose star-making portrayal of frontiersman Davy Crockett on television in the mid-1950s made him a hero to millions of young baby boomers and

After the fall: The stories of three niche wine makers

The story of Garretson Wines, Sauvignon Republic and Havens Winery.

Zinfandel wine tasting in Newport Beach

About 40 wineries will be pouring at the event, which will be held April 18 at the Palm Garden at the Island Hotel.

In Napa, deus ex machina?

Bonding: $400 a bottle