“King of zin” Joel Peterson, founder of California’s Ravenswood Winery.
Grape & Grain by Debra Meiburg
How zinfandel left behind its ’80s blush party image and found a discerning, red-wine-loving crowd
Originally from Croatia, zinfandel was hugely popular with wine-by-the glass drinkers. A new generation of growers are creating harmonious single-vineyard reds with elegant profiles in a bid to improve the grape’s reputation