Zinfandel is a variety of grapes used to produce Zinfandel wine. Zinfandel grapes are used to make a red as well as a White Zinfandel which is a Rosé wine. This wine is use for drinking as well as cooking.
You can use a red Zinfandel in any recipe that calls for a "dry red wine". Use this wine in sauces, marinades and even to deglaze a pan for a quick pan sauce. You can use white zinfandel in any recipe that calls for a fruity, white wine.