A real zin perfect with pizza, pasta, steak, etc.

I am sorry to inform you that this year’s dry January campaign only lasted four days for me. I have myself and a bottle of One True Zin to blame.

It is not a sweet wine. It’s organic. And it has a screw cap. Doesn’t that count for something?

One True Zin is actually made from 100% Primitivo grapes from the Italian region of Puglia.

I tasted this bottle three times. It’s not an overdone jammy zinfandel – neither too dry nor too sweet. I like the plum and dried cherry notes with a bit of toasted hazelnut.

For $13.99, it’s the perfect pizza, pasta, steak, and everyday drinker. A big chunk of Grana Padano cheese or a spicy prosciutto spread (from the Market District’s cheese department) on a cracker goes great together.

You know it has great acidity when it pairs well with your tomato and avocado salad dressed with EVOO and balsamic. Couldn’t have been happier with this wine for the main event, a few slices of sausage and mushroom pizza from Farinacci. I bought my pie at the Hudson store, but they have other locations in Northfield and Brecksville.

Buy this wine at both Mustard Seed Market locations, Krieger Health Food Market in Cuyahoga Falls, Cornerstone Market in Munroe Falls, North End in Hudson, Buehler’s in Canton and Fisher’s on Fulton.

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