Tuesday, September 12, 2006

California Zinfandel Bill On Schwarzenegger’s Desk

A state legislature bill passed this month qualifying Zinfandel as California's “historic wine” looks set to become law.

Zinfandel awaits Schwarzenegger nod to become California's flagship grape

Known as Primitivo in Italy with origins in Croatia, Zinfandel was brought to California in the mid 19 Century.

“We recognize it for what it is, unique to California and with the oldest wines anywhere in the state,” Carlos Machado, an assistant to Midgen, told decanter.com. “Some may have opposed the bill because it is perceived to give preferential commercial advantage to Zinfandel, but what could be more Californian than that?”

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