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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ZAP CELEBRATES 20 YEARS OF ZINSPIRATION
The World’s Largest Zinfandel Wine Festival takes place January 27-29, 2011
Rough & Ready, CA, October 4, 2010, The 20th Annual Zinfandel Advocates & Producers Wine Festival will take place January 27-29, 2011, in San Francisco. This annual celebration of America’s Heritage Wine will make a major splash with wine lovers worldwide.
The 20th Anniversary ZAP Festival consists of four events in three days, showcasing approximately 250 wineries, pouring their barrel samples and new releases, together with educational seminars, culinary demonstrations and decadent food pairings. The ZAP Festival is the most comprehensive showing of Zinfandel wines in the world. Main Festival Events:
•Thursday January 27, 2011: “Good Eats and Zinfandel Pairing,” Fort Mason Center, San Francisco: 6:00 to 9:00pm. Foodies rejoice! Enjoy delectable pairings from 50 restaurants and 50 wineries. Cost: $140 public/$100 members
•Friday January 28, 2011: “Flights! Stories From The Vineyard” Zinspiration Series. This event includes a rare guided tasting of Zinfandel flights. The Westin St. Francis Hotel, Union Square, 10:30 am to 1:00pm. Cost: $65 public/$40 members
•Friday January 28, 2011: “Evening with the Winemakers,” The Westin St. Francis Hotel, Union Square, 5:00 to 10:00pm. Dine with the winemakers and vintners who craft the remarkable wines presented at this opulent benefit auction and gourmet dinner high atop San Francisco. Cost: $225 includes membership
•Saturday, January 29, 2011: “Grand Zinfandel Tasting & Silent Auction,” Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, 2:00 to 5:00pm public tasting. More than 250 wineries showcase their latest releases, barrel tastings, blends and rare collections of Zinfandel. A selection of artisanal cheese and nibbles will be included. All attendees receive a commemorative wine glass. Cost: $70/$60 members (includes 1 hour early admission)
ZAP supports research and scholarships, and this year will inaugurate a new beneficiary: The American Heart Association/Stroke Association. Tickets are now on sale! Visit Zinfandel.org for tickets and event details. Become a ZAP member ($44) and enjoy exclusive benefits and member savings!
The Association of Zinfandel Advocates & Producers (ZAP) is a non-profit, educational 501(c)(3) organization. ZAP is dedicated to advancing public knowledge of and appreciation for American Zinfandel and its unique place in our
culture and history. Winegrowers, winemakers and wine enthusiasts combine to form the membership. The common focus is the preservation and recognition of Zinfandel as America’s heritage wine. ZAP’s membership includes approximately 275 winery-members, 4,000 advocate members and 100 associate members.
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ZAP has selected The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association
as its 2011 charity of choice. A portion of the proceeds of festival ticket sales and
auctions will benefit The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.
ABOUT THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION
The American Heart Association is the nation’s largest voluntary health
organization dedicated to building healthier lives, free of heart disease and
stroke. These diseases, America’s No. 1 and No. 3 killers, and all other cardiovascular diseases claim nearly 950,000 lives a year. To learn more, call 1-800-AHA-USA1 or visit americanheart.org.
2011 ZAP FESTIVAL PARTICIPATING WINERIES:
(As of 10/01/2010. This list is building.)
For a list of participating wineries: Click here.