At ZINC New Haven we take wine very seriously. We take pride in being able to bring you new and exciting wines from around that world that will leave your taste buds dancing. But did you know that it takes the entire team to be able to bring you the ZINC wine experience? Our managers are constantly researching and tasting new wines from around the world. Yes, we know that tasting wine doesn’t really sound like work, but believe it or not it is. Our managers have studied extremely hard to be able to distinguish so many different characteristics of wine and be able to pick the very best varietal and vintage that will make it to our wine list. The next step is the education, development, and training of our staff. This is the key element to our success. Our servers are expected to be well versed on our wine list to be able to help guide you to the perfect pairing for your entree.
Our dedication to bringing you new and interesting wines has led to recognition from Wine Spectator. We are excited to announce that we are the proud recipients of the Wine Spectator Award for Excellence for our wine list for the seventh year in a row!
We continue to focus on bringing you quality wines from all over the globe and love working closely with wineries and other vendors to do so. On September 20th, we’re hosting a wine social on the patio of Kitchen ZINC with Scarpetta Wines. Scarpetta tells the story of how they got into making wine, “Years ago our travels took us the northeastern Italian region of Friuli-Venezia Giulia. A passion for creating wines from this unique region led us to expand into all of Italy. True to Italian traditions, part of everyday meals include drinking good wine, great conversation, and little moments of celebration. Scarpetta was created as an homage to this lifestyle. Scarpetta refers to a small piece of bread used to soak up the last bit of delicious sauce on your plate that you can't possibly leave behind.”
Not only do we love their story, but we love their wine and know that you will too! Join us on September 20 from 5:30-7pm on the patio at Kitchen ZINC.
You’ll be able to enjoy four wines:
Barbara del Monferrato 2015
a medium-bodied red with bright acidity and low tannins. Beautifully balanced.
Pinot Grigio 2016
Light but complex with melon and stone fruits with minerals and a medium body.
Frico Rosato 2017
This is crisp, clean and zesty with white grapefruit flavor.
Frico Rosso 2016
This is an everyday Tuscan red wine. It has tart cherry, cranberry, and plum flavors with dried savory herb notes.
There will be pizza and passed hors d'oeuvres to pair with these fantastic wines. Tickets are $35 (all inclusive) and are available to purchase here
The next time you dine with us at ZINC, please don't hesitate to ask your server about the wine list and we welcome you to ask for one of our managers if you'd like to discuss a specific wine.