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Recommendations For Shiraz and Syrah Lovers

What comes to mind when you think about Shiraz?  A dark powerful wine filled with a tannic burst of fruit, vanilla, and pepper. Recent DNA testing determined that it’s likely a genetic ancestor of the Dureza and Mondeuse Blanche grapes, thick dark skinned grapes rarely used in wines today.  Eventually Syrah developed in the Northern Rhone Valley nurturing on the Read more…

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Clos de Los Siete

Argentina is an up and coming wine region in South America.  The Mendoza region is the largest winemaking region in Argentina, with around 370,000 acres of vines. Clos de Los Siete is an oasis comprised of seven vineyards in the foothills of the Andes, south of Mendoza.  I raise my glass to the manager of Read more…

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Land of the Giant Shiraz

Legend has it that shiraz originally came from ancient Persia. Sadly, present-day Iran has outlawed the production of wine. So regardless of its true origins, the much heralded grape has no home there. My first experiences with wines made from the syrah/shiraz grape were rather infamous. Nasty, tight, low-end Croze Hermitage, from France’s Northern Cotes Read more…

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