Category Archives: Zinfandel

Scotto Old Vine Zinfandel 2009

Sometimes your wine choice is restricted, and on this occasion my options were to buy a bottle with a screw cap, or buy a bottle with a corkscrew.  The little wine shop in The Mumbles, South Wales, deep in Dylan Thomas country did not sell corkscrews and the rain was coming down in the way… Read More »

Ravenswood Old Vine Zinfandel Vintners Blend 2011

American wines are different.  Zinfandel may be Primitivo (and I do love Primitivo) but in California it gets a different treatment.  Sadly most of the Californian Zinfandel sold in the UK is White Zinfandel, which is usually overly sweet, confected, cheap pink wine aimed at teenage drinkers and people who don’t much like wine, but… Read More »

ASDA Extra Special Primitivo 2010

I’m not an ASDA shopper by habit.  It’s an odd supermarket and the combination of weird Radio ASDA playing bad covers of Christmas music and exhorting me to buy, the giant primary colour sign-age with rounded pricing and the odd stocking policies tend to result in bizarre panic buys and very little of what’s actually… Read More »