Sift Cupcakes partnered with Dogwood Cellars to create these heavenly Red Zinfandel Macaroons and Prosecco-infused Cupcakes featured at the January 31 Zinfandel Festival's (ZAP) Epicuria Evening/
Epicuria is a gourmet adventure where you can explore and sample the Zinfandel flavors and sophisticated and whimsical culinary creations from master chefs, perfectly paired with 50 top Zinfandel wines.
Mingling with winemakers and culinary experts are the highlights for me as I appreciate all the creativity, patience, dedication and perseverance it takes for them to produce their products.
Vegetarians with a love of gourmet will enjoy the event as there are many delicious options.
Red Zinfandel has been planted in virtually all the grape growing areas of California, in the widest possible variety of soils and topography, and in climates from coldest to hottest.
The Chefs and Winemakers have done an amazing job not only creating but also collaborating.
Wine Spectator's Tim Fish has a nice write-up on the Event and 2011 Zinfandel's here, and here are his 'Top Players':
Bedrock Zinfandel Sonoma Valley Old Vine 2011 (90 points, $24)
Carlisle Zinfandel Dry Creek 2011 (90–94, $34)
Ravenswood Zinfandel Napa Valley Dickerson 2011 (88–92, $35)
Ridge Zinfandel Sonoma Valley Pagani Ranch 2011 (92–96, $35)
Seghesio Zinfandel Alexander Valley Home Ranch 2011 (90–94, $58)
Turley Zinfandel California Juvenile 2011 (88–92, $20)
ZAP's Epicuria is my favorite opportunity for gourmet vegetarian-wine pairings in San Francisco, and I hope my Gratitude Gourmet readers can partake of these delights at a future ZAP event.