Max Weinlaub, chief winemaker of Viña Maipo, has hailed Syrah as the “bright star” of Chile with its ability to cater to all tastes across all price points.
Syrah’s easy-going nature and spicy charm makes it the perfect next step for Pinot Noir lovers according to Steve Skinner, chief winemaker of Elephant Hill in Hawkes Bay.
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.
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