What could be more beautiful than sipping zinfandel red wine by the fire on a cold winter night? This rich, robust wine is perfect for any occasion, whether you're celebrating a special event or just relaxing with friends. With its classy flavors and smooth finish, zinfandel is sure to please everyone's palate. Zinfandel, sometimes called Primitivo, is a black-skinned wine grape that is planted in one-tenth of the vineyards in California. Although this grape has been used for wine-making for over eight thousand years, the origins of the name "Zinfandel", which became commonly used in the mid-1800s, are unknown. In the United States, Zinfandel grapes usually produce a robust red wine, although a rose wine - White Zinfandel - are also popular. Because these grapes have a high sugar content, they can be fermented until alcohol levels up to 15% are reached.