Archive for the Tag 'Syrah'

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Why do I love French Wines? ~ 2017 Les BilaHaut Rosè les Vignes de Pays D’OC, for Example

Crafted for Maison M. Chapoutier, the 2017 Les BilaHaut Rosè les Vignes de Pays D’OC safely arrived. So easy to enjoy, a consistent brand. This is a wine to bring to pétanque and be the hit of the party. Rosé is such a fun experience. It adds a rosy glow to any gathering. So much […]

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2015 Bila-Haut Occultum Lapidem is that Hidden Gem

PREFACE: THE HEART OF THE DEAL ~ THE WINERY: info is coming from the company’s own statements I can’t make up their history Nor am I to try THE SCIENCE OF THE DEAL ~ WINEMAKING THE SOUL OF THE DEAL ~ SAMPLE From: M. Chapoutier Bila-Haut The upcoming Heart of the Deal is especially fascinating, […]

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Wine of the Week ~ From Croatia ~ Josić Ciconia Nigra Cuvée Superior 2013

PREFACE: THE HEART OF THE DEAL ~ THE WINERY: info is coming from the company’s own statements I can’t make up their history Nor am I to try THE SCIENCE OF THE DEAL ~ WINEMAKING THE SOUL OF THE DEAL ~ SAMPLE Imported by The Wine and More If you love wines and also enjoy […]

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Wine of the Week ~ Taste the Winds of Change ~ 2014 Amado Sur Malbec

Taste the wine and taste the winds of change… A composition of 79 percent Malbec, 11 percent Bonarda, and 10 percent Syrah, the 2014 Amado Sur Malbec, is one alluring wine. From the Bodega Trivento estate in Mendoza’s Andean Foothills, this Amado Sur wine proves that Malbec has indeed fallen in love with and found […]

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Astrid Sirah ~ A not so distant cousin

Open letter to those of you who want to call Petite Sirah “a distant relative of Syrah…” Hello, You, Great story you’ve just written. In 2002, after a Petite Sirah symposium that I put on for Lou Foppiano, I started the wine grape advocacy group PS I Love You. The facts and figures you have […]

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Petite sirah isn’t petite, according to Michael Dresser

Having started the Petite Sirah wine advocacy group called PS I Love You, I know that I’ve read at least 95 percent of all the stories on Petite Sirah, since 2002. They’ve even been listed on the PSILY site in the Reviews section, dates all included with the authors and their views. Oh, the spellings, […]

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Trauma Drama and Obama

Trauma Drama – “PS I Love You has done nothing to educate consumers,” he wrote, when asked to provide content for a Petite Sirah story about to be written. I was aghast. This is someone who’s closely watched PS I Love You for the last 14 years, and someone who has make some promises, but […]

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It might help to spell Syrah correctly

I got a terse and fascinating Email, which was sent after we had put out an announcement about a Petite Sirah event we annually organize,  direct, and produce. Nothing more was said than, “It might help to spell Syrah correctly” Jose forwarded it to me and chuckled. I read it and said, “What? Forward that […]

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Petite Sirah FAQs ~ People are still asking, after all of these years

My very first blog posting on December 29, 2005, this was my first wine blog topic. I’m doubling back over 14 years later, and not much has changed, in terms of the questions surrounding this intriguing and exclusive wine grape variety. If you’ve been lucky to taste some spectacular ones, you’re a rare palate in […]

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Petite Sirah, fighting the good fight

Petite Sirah, fighting the good fight is constant… Sigh… yet another example of job security for me, as I just read from a Midwest source: