The San Francisco Chronicle reports that a bill has been introduced in the California legislature proposing that Zinfandel be named the official state wine. The logic behind the proposal is that Zinfandel “warrants the distinction because it is inextricably twined with California's history,” though there are other wine enthusiasts who believe it unwise to celebrate any single wine.
- KC's View:
Actually, the Chronicle cheekily points out that the California state animal is, in fact, the California grizzly bear. Which is extinct.
So maybe these kinds of distinctions aren’t always a good idea.