Californians Celebrate More than Zin

Lawmakers in California passed a bill declaring Zinfandel to be the state's "historic wine." Now Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has put a cork in the measure. He said it's not fair to leave out other fine California wines, like Cabernets and Pinot noirs. The bill's author says, "While we were crushed by the veto, the governor will find no sour grapes in our office." And, not missing the chance for another pun, she adds, "Next year we will press on."

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RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne.

Lawmakers here in California passed a bill declaring zinfandel to be the state's historic wine. Now Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has put a cork in the measure. He said it's not fair to leave out other fine California wines, like cabernets and pinot noirs. The bill's author says, while we were crushed by the veto, the governor will find no sour grapes in our office. And not missing the chance for another pun, she adds - next year we will press on.

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