It’s far from the most modish grape on the planet, but the Syrahs our judges tasted blind impressed more than their trendier rivals, says Patrick Schmitt MW.
Napa Valley should embrace its heritage grapes such as Charbono and reduce its reliance on Cabernet Sauvignon, according to Jackson family winemaker Chris Carpenter.
From pink Grenache to Columbia Valley Cabernet, we’ve compiled a broad selection of US wines for fourth of July celebrations.
Final entries are now being accepted for the drinks business’ latest Masters blind tasting, the Global Syrah Masters 2016, ahead of the April 14 deadline.
Following on from our round-up of best value Syrahs, we reveal the showstopper wines priced over £30 that were awarded a Gold or Master medal in the drinks business Global Syrah Masters.
With entries from France to Australia and Israel to Switzerland, a move away from high-alcohol blockbusters towards wines of greater restraint was the keynote of this year’s Global Syrah Masters.
Chile is “only just scratching the surface” with Syrah, suggests former Penfolds Grange winemaker John Duval, as he outlined some potential routes forward for the country with this variety.
The battle for Chile’s highest commercial vineyard just got tougher as the country sees the official release of two red blends from a plantation at 2,200 metres above sea level.
Next week’s London Wine Fair will host the first ever public tasting of wine from the Dureza grape, the recently rescued parent variety of Syrah.
The International Wine & Spirit Competition will host a live judging session at London Wine Fair to find “Best In Show” examples of the event’s two focus grape varieties for 2015.
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