The ultimate food wine
No two Zinfandel wines are alike, from the big and bold red Zinfandel wines to the smooth and mellow, making Zinfandel one of the most food friendly wines out there. A quick Zinfandel food pairing tip - the bigger the Zinfandel wine, the bigger in flavor to pair it with.
The low tannins make Zinfandel wine a food pairing match for lightly spicy dishes, especially when you're talking barbeque ribs or Italian sausage. For lighter Zinfandel wines, trying pairing with creamy pasta dishes and vegetable dishes, such as tomato-based recipes, eggplant or mushrooms. Or combine the best of both worlds with a grilled steak topped with sautéed Portabella mushrooms in a butter sauce.
Zinfandelic was recently featured in "108 Great Chinese Dishes Paired", as a pairing for Duck Stir-Fried with Ginger. View book excerpt (PDF)