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The future looks bright for Syrah

Syrah plantings are rising throughout the world with a number of styles from velvety expressions to bolder wines. Enter the Global Syrah Noir Masters before 24 May for the chance to win a medal.

Syrah might produce some of the darkest wines in the world with its velvety deep purple colour, but its future is bright.

It is the fourth most planted black grape variety in the world, acclaimed for its cool-climate style from its native Rhône Valley, as well as the concentrated and ripe expressions found in Australia where the grape is called Shiraz.

Its popularity is rising in many different countries, as highlighted by last year’s Global Syrah Masters competition results, which saw an impressive number of wines rewarded throughout six continents, including the Best Syrah 2024, won by Swiss winery Domaine Jean-René Germanier.

“Nearly every wine from this competition generates excitement (…)” Each year seems to surpass the previous one in terms of quality and diversity” wrote chairing judge Patricia Stefanowicz – which is great news, as the Global Syrah Masters 2024 are just around the corner!

Our dedicated competition returns next month, chaired by a panel of expert judges (mostly Masters of Wine). The wines are all tasted blind, allowing Syrah from across the globe to be judged purely on style and price.

Entries are still open for just over a week, with any Syrah varietals or blends with at least 50% of Syrah. Results will be published in the July issue of the drinks business magazine and online.

Syrah is purple and powerful – and so are our medals! Enter here before 24 May 2024

Entries cost £159 ex VAT

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