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Thank you to the many sponsors that help make The Zinfandel Festival!
Sponsor Press Release

Official Bank
Bank of the West
Like any partner, we're here to help your business grow. The goal of any business is growth, and funding your next big move is a big part of how we help you succeed. Our options are simple and flexible regardless of whether you need short-term working capital or a long-term business loan.
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Official Coffee
Caffè Umbria
Caffè Umbria is a full-service, coffee roaster based in Seattle, Washington. But the family's roots in roasting go back to the 1940's, when Ornello Bizzarri built his roastery in Perugia, Italy. Equipped with a state-of-the-art roaster and a great passion for blending and roasting, Caffè Umbria captures the true essence of Italian-style espresso and coffee, combined with the convenience and service of a local roaster.
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Official Shipping Company
Billet Transportation
We can handle your wine storage and consolidation needs. Call us to pick up at your winery!
• Wine Consolidation
• Storage
• Barrel Storage and Delivery
• Temperature Controlled Warehouse
• Local and Long Haul Trucking
• Insulated Van & Reefer Trailer
• Friendly Staff
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Official Water
Eternal Artesian Water
Pure and pristine New Zealand water.
Eternal Water comes from an artesian source located on the unspoiled islands of New Zealand. Nestled deep in the South Pacific and isolated by two large oceans, New Zealand is a place of purity and beauty that remains relatively unchanged, untouched, and uninfluenced by many of the world’s environmental threats. Our taste profile is a perfect complement for food and wine as it cleanses the palate and neutralizes their acidic nature.
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Official ZAP Glass
Cal Glass
With 70+ years of experience in packaging distribution, California Glass in Oakland, California is the leading provider for glass manufacturers worldwide. They specialize in glass and plastic bottles and jars, stemware, tasting room and pub glasses. As the largest distributor of wine and beer bottles worldwide, they are proud to distribute bottles from the industry leaders.
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Sponsors of Angels' Visits
Alameda Publishing Group
We publish a premium magazine seven times a year, filled with meaningful content that talks to the people you want to reach by discussing the exceptional beauty, history, quality of life and ethnic diversity of Alameda through its people, places and events.

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Dillwood, Burkel & Sully, LLP
We are a full service CPA firm providing tax, audit, bookkeeping, financial consulting, and business valuation services. We work closely with our clients as their advisors in matters of tax and financial statements. We provide insight into ways to improve performance and profitability, to take advantage of available tax deductions and credits, and to discuss strategies for business success.
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Palate Press
Palate Press: The Online Wine Magazine is a modern on-line wine magazine, seeking out and publishing the very best wine writers and writings on the internet. By harnessing the power of the internet and entering into partnerships with thousands of wine writers around the world, we are able to have an “on the scene reporter” at every wine-related event on the globe.
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Wine Spectator Magazine
Wine Spectator, illuminates and educates wine lovers and epicureans. It is renowned for in-depth wine tasting reports and Buying Guide, travel and fine dining features, chefs' menus, personality profiles and thought-provoking editorial. Readers include epicureans, connoisseurs and collectors and business leaders. To put it simply, those who enjoy wine and spirits, food, travel and the good life read Wine Spectator.
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ZORK is a revolutionary wine closure that seals like a screw cap and pops like a cork. There are 15 billion wines bottled each year. Around 10% of wines bottled with cork are spoiled by the failure of the closure. ZORK is an alternative wine closure that has been developed to solve the global problems of cork taint and random oxidation.
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Thank you to our Zin'Sation Sponsors!
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine
For thirty-five years, Connoisseurs’ Guide has been the authoritative voice of the California wine consumer. With readers in all fifty states and twenty foreign countries, the Guide is valued by wine lovers everywhere for its honesty and for it strong adherence to the principles of transparency, unbiased, hard-hitting opinions.
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Zin Kitchen Sponsor
Dacor has been a family operation committed to designing and building exceptional appliances. "It is no coincidence that we've been very successful in a business that focuses on the needs of families," explains CEO, Michael Joseph. "We're an organization built on family, with a strong sense of values. Working together to redefine the modern kitchen, the Dacor family has produced an impressive array of industry firsts.
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Golden Gate Restaurant Association
Zin Kitchen Sponsor
The Golden Gate Restaurant Association (GGRA) is a non-profit trade association founded in 1936 to promote, extend and protect the interests of the broader restaurant industry, and to serve our members in the San Francisco Bay Area. Restaurants are a high-risk and generally low-profit-margin enterprise undertaken by people passionate about a wonderful cultural tradition: eating out.
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Lodi WineGrape Commission
Nestled between San Francisco Bay and the Sierra Nevada Mountains lies Lodi Wine Country, a region fast becoming one of California’s true wine stars. Home to over 80 wineries and 100,000 acres of winegrapes, Lodi Wine Country offers a rural atmosphere and relaxed pace for you to enjoy its beautiful vineyards and exquisite wines. Lodi hosts a number of exciting wine events throughout the year including Wine & Chocolate Weekend, ZinFest Wine Festival, Treasure Island WineFest and The First Sip!
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Quarterly Wine Reivew Magazine
The Quarterly Review of Wines is one of the world's leading wine magazines, with many of the world's most famous wine writers contributing to every quarterly issue. It's a wine magazine devoted to wine, food, and travel. QRW was recently rated one of the most influential wine magazines in the country.
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Sommelier Journal
Presenter of Zin Kitchen
Sommelier Journal is a magazine written by wine professionals for wine professionals. No pretentious ratings, no fluffy travelogues—Sommelier Journal presents the wonderfully complex world of wine in a lively format for both professionals and enophiles to enjoy. The best writers in the industry help newcomers and veterans alike explore new wines and ways of succeeding in the restaurant wine business, as well as keep current with wine trends and news.
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Sunridge Nursery
Sunridge Nurseries was founded on the idea of innovation and service. It began as a dream of one man, Glen Stoller, to bring to the market the finest grape stock available in the world. Just as California led the nation in the sophistication of drinking fine wine, Sunridge has led the industry in efforts to improve the quality of grape nursery stock.
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Touring & Tasting Magazine
Established in 1995, Touring & Tasting offers an array of compelling marketing opportunities through its biannual, nationally distributed magazine; wine club services; weekly e-newsletter; print newsletter; and Website, www.TouringandTasting.com.
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TricorBraun WinePak
TricorBraun WinePak (Caliber WinePak) has been supplying the wine industry with top quality wine bottles since 1982. We provide a wide range of import and domestically made wine bottles. The secret to our success is, we have carefully cultivated relationships with our customers and understand the ways we can be of service.
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Wine & Spirits Magazine
Wine & Spirits presents the best of more than 9000 wines tasted annually, along with James Beard Award winning coverage of top wine destinations, food perspectives and news.
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Wine Country Connect
In 2005, David and George Studdert, brothers and co-founders, combined their extensive knowledge in wine fulfillment and logistics, to form Wine Country Connect. Wine Country Connect was formed to assist wineries in promoting and selling wine through strategic Direct-to-Consumer partnerships that possess significant web audience and visitation.
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Wine Enthusiast Magazine
Wine Enthusiast Magazine has grown to become one of the world’s most respected and quoted publications in the field of wine and spirits. Since its founding in 1988 it has remained true to its original mission: to educate and entertain readers in the most accessible and user-friendly way, as part of an active, upscale and fulfilling lifestyle.
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Woot.com is the pioneer in the “one-deal-a-day” internet model beginning with the ever-successful electronics site by the same name, Woot.com. Wine.Woot allows the winery and consumer to focus on one product offering at a time. This innovative model has proven to be highly successful and a way in which large quantities of wines are sold in a short time period.
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100 Percent Cork
Why 100% Cork? That natural cork in your wine bottle? It does more than just preserve the quality and character of your wine. It preserves old-growth cork oak forests and a centuries-long way of life through sustainable harvesting of the bark. And it helps preserve the planet by naturally absorbing carbon, the greenhouse gas responsible for climate change.
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Special thank you to …
AT&T Inc. is a premier communications company providing AT&T services in the United States and around the world. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation’s fastest mobile broadband network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet and voice services.
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BiRite Foodservice
Headquartered in Brisbane, California, BiRite Foodservice Distributors is your complete foodservice resource. We deliver the products restaurants need directly to their front door. BiRite is the preferred distributor for many restaurants, universities, and hospitals. Since 1966, BiRite has been synonymous with quality, efficiency, innovation, and customer service.
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Cabot Creamery Cooperative
Cabot Creamery is a farm family-owned cooperative located in the hills of Vermont producing all natural, award-winning cheeses, including the "World's Best Cheddar", as well as a tasty variety of flavored cheddars. Come visit Cabot in the Green Mountain State and see the “cheese making tour” at our Cabot location or visit our stores in Waterbury & Quechee.
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Champignon of North America
Rediscover fine cheese with our signature soft-ripened triple-cream Cambozola. This distinctive cheese features delicate blue veining, but is neither blue nor brie. The secret to this cheese’s popularity lies in the rich Bavarian milk used in its production, which lends Cambozola an extraordinary flavor and velvety feel.
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From One to Number One! Comcast was founded in 1963 as a single-system cable operation. Today, we’re the country’s largest provider of cable services—and one of the world’s leading communications companies. We deliver digital services, provide faster Internet and clearer broadband phone service, and develop and deliver innovative programming.
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Cooperages 1912 Napa
Cooperages 1912 has a rich history in the wine barrel industry. For almost a century, the Boswell family has committed to excellence, innovation and distinctive barrels that define the very best in coopering. In North America, Cooperages 1912 distributes two of the four barrel brands in the Boswell family's portfolio: Tonnellerie Quintessence, Heinrich Cooperage, T.W. Boswell and World Cooperage.
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Debbie Douglas Designs
Reidel and Prestige Glassware representatives of high quality lead free crystal.
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Dome Printing
Dome Printing is proud to provide quality print and mail solutions to ZAP and the wine industry. Dome provides all the right tools for a changing economy.

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Fiscalini Cheese
When you first taste Fiscalini cheeses you will know that you are experiencing something special. Flavors burst in your mouth, the aromas are heavenly, and the texture is just what you would expect from the best old-fashioned raw-milk cheeses produced in Europe. They literally melt in your mouth.
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Imbibe Magazine
Imbibe is the ultimate guide to liquid culture. Every issue covers the fascinating people, places, flavors and cultures of the realm of drinks. From wine, spirits and beer to coffee and tea, Imbibe celebrates the world in a glass.
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KVON & The Vine
KVYN 99.3 THE VINE plays all your favorites, all the time . . . a cross-section of the best music from the last forty years. KVON 1440 is the Napa Valley’s Sports Radio station with live broadcasts of local and national sports and offers Wine Country news and talk combining the best of syndicated and local programming. www.kvyn.com
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Muir Glen
All of our products, from canned tomatoes to sauces and soups, are made with premium-quality organic ingredients. At Muir Glen, we pride ourselves on being obsessed with flavor at every step of production.
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Before SanTásti there were beverages that could hydrate, energize and inebriate. Now, we have created an entirely new kind of beverage that works to refresh and restore your taste. Simply put, our uniquely refreshing palate cleansers are designed to help you taste more flavors from more foods in a way that no water can.
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SF Weekly
SF Weekly is San Francisco's smartest publication. That's because we take journalism seriously, but not so seriously that we let ourselves be guided by an agenda. In fact, we cherish our political independence: We've taken on the powerful unions that helped elect the leftist majority on the Board of Supervisors and the downtown business interests that have financed the campaigns of Mayor Gavin Newsom.
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Snooth makes learning about wine easy and accessible. From exploring wine regions and grape varieties to following the updates of your favorite wineries, your access pass to the world of wine is right here. Our widely read wine articles and free email newsletter are a great way to join the conversation.
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TEK Labels & Printing
TEK Labels & Printing is proud sponsor the 2011 ZAP Zinfandel Festival. We print wine labels on a variety of specialty stocks including the 100% recycled paper used on this years HERITAGE California Zinfandel label. Contact TEK for all
your wine label needs at www.teklabel.com

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Wine Care Logistics
Direct-To-Consumer Wine Fulfillment.
Temperature controlled shipping facility in American Canyon, CA and St Louis, Mo paired with their advanced quality control, Online shipping. Solution, direct communication resources, exceptional inventory control and outstanding customer service provides the “right solution” for wine shipping..
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Yelp San Francisco
Yelp was founded in 2004 to help people find great local businesses like dentists, hair stylists and mechanics. As of December 2010, more than 41 million people visited Yelp in the past 30 days. Yelpers have written over 15 million local reviews, 83% of them rating a business 3 stars or higher. In addition to reviews, you can use Yelp to find events, special offers, lists and to talk with other Yelpers
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