—Gallo Family Vineyards
is releasing a limited edition bottle to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the company’s Hearty Burgundy red blend that helped build demand for American-made table wine. According to a statement released by Gallo, the anniversary blend “was crafted after careful consultation with the blend’s original winemakers.” The blend is primarily made with Zinfandel and Petite Sirah. The November 1972 edition of Time
magazine included a feature article about American wine, and a photo of a bottle of Hearty Burgundy graced the magazine cover.