Fun, fruit-forward and full of style, Zinfandel has transformed into America’s signature grape. But how it got here is a bit of a mystery. Sommelier Stacie Hunt traces the possible paths “Zin” took to become the cornerstone of California viticulture today. In “Zinfandel: Beginners Guide to Wine,” Hunt explores the grape’s characteristics, how the blush version of the wine came to be and how different growing areas affect the wine’s personality and flavors. From reds and whites to sparkling styles, Hunt offers tips to serving and pairing, from picnics and poolside to meatier meals and desserts.