2/04/2010

An Ode to White Zinfandel

Posted by The Wine Whore |


Oh White Zin, you poor, misunderstood, flamingo colored wine...

When we first met, I found you attractive, mysterious, and seductive. We used to have fun together at parties or even when we were alone. Our affairs were innocent and fun. We were young and care-free.

My wandering eye is entirely to blame. I kept looking at all of the other bottles and wondering. Wondering how a full bodied red would taste on my lips. Wondering how the sweet kiss of a Riesling would caress my palate. Wondering what else was out there that I was missing while I was with you.

Like the slowly spinning illumination of a lighthouse disappearing into darkness as my palate sails off into the night, our love faded. Many mistresses, life experiences, and lessons later, I still think back to our days together. My friends may never understand what we had, but I will always love you for playing a part in where I am today.

You may be misunderstood and mistreated, but you are an important stepping stone in the world of wine...

Cheers to you, White Zinfandel!




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13 comments:

Le Food Whore said...

Ah... White Zinfandel. The Sonny's BBQ of wine.

The Wine Whore said...

LOL! I was going to go with Wendy's of wine.. but that'll work too! :P

Shelly said...

Awww. Such a sweet sentiment to an old flame. I think you're right, gotta start somewhere. I never was a big White Zin person, although I like pink, so I should be, lol.

The Wine Whore said...

Thank you Shelly... I think a tear came to my eye while writing this one! :)

Joe said...

Like riding a moped...fun until someone sees you doing it.

The Wine Whore said...

LOL! That sums it up perfectly! :)

Sip with Me said...

Beautifully said, White Zin was certainly my first love and will always have a place in my heart. Though I don't think I'd really ever be interested in going to that place again!!

Chris Broholm said...

Oh White Zinfandel, you bastard son of Red Wine :-)

@nectarwine said...

Oh my the Sutter Home...only $3 at the grocery store but $24 per bottle at the Olive Garden.

I've honestly never had a White Zin...maybe I've moved beyond that steppipng stone.

Josh

Annie Browne said...

Very nice! Tawdry, dramatic, slightly sordid...just the way it should be with a nice White Zin!

Keith said...

HA !!! CLASSIC. That was laugh out loud good.

in vino veritas said...

My affair was with a "blond" rioja. Sometimes it is better to have only a fascination than to actually live it out. This was a one night stand that I wish I hadn't acted on. I think I will pass on the blond zinfandel and just imagine how good it could be.

The Wine Whore said...

Thanks guys and gals! :) It's funny to see how many people had their roots in winedom with this pink "classic". Just goes to show you the influence such a wine can have.

That being said, like many of you have pointed out, I'm glad these days are behind us now!

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