Archive for the Tag 'Peloursin'


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 […]


Petite Sirah + Syrah = Correct Spellings

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: Petite Sirah can only be spelled with an “i,” for those who are beginning to produce a Petite Sirah. I can’t believe it… There are those who still insist on spelling Petite Sirah with a “y.” And, they hold a certain pride in their hearts in the process. pride [prahyd] Show IPA […]


Unique tasting event in Lodi of Petite Sirahs + some very revealing info on Petite Sirah

On April 23, Jose and I headed to a unique tasting event in Lodi for Petite Sirah growers.  The Petites were all from the 2013 vintage and were unadulterated, unblended, single vineyard Petite Sirahs that have been stored in neutral oak barrels. I brought my electric tooth brush, and needed it. I love Lodi. I […]


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:


David Coffaro’s Historical Petite Sirah Field Blend in Dry Creek Valley

David Coffaro, owner and winemaker for David Coffaro Wines, discusses with Jose Diaz his 100 year old field blend vineyard, his wines, his diary, and his weather station. At least six or seven varieties have been identified by UC Davis, but there are many more vines not yet identified. He discusses how each vine looks, […]


Melting Pot Cooking: While Carly Rae Jepsen sings “Call Me Maybe,” Petite Sirah sings Pitbull’s “Give Me Everything Tonight”

Renowned chef and cookbook author Joyce Goldstein excitedly applauds the new food craze of “melting pot cooking” and her recent experiments with Petite Sirah. “Petite is a niche variety perfectly matched for this cuisine,” stated Goldstein at the 10th Annual Petite Sirah Symposium. Concannon Vineyard, a world leader of Petite Sirah, hosts this annual event. […]


10th Annual Petite Sirah Symposium Hosted by Concannon Vineyard Continues the Success

The 10th Annual Petite Sirah Symposium hosted by Concannon Vineyard continues the success of the best minds converging, once again, to discuss this eclectic variety. Jim Concannon (third generation vintner) and John Concannon (fourth generation vintner) welcomed guests on Tuesday, July 31. John Concannon, the day’s Emcee, led the proceedings with his state of the grape […]


Petite Sirah Winemakers: Why is Petite Sirah Important to me personally, why bother to make it?

From yesterday’s story, here are the Petite Sirah winemakers and vintners answers, in the order of when they got back to me, regarding, “Why do you make Petite Sirah?” Larry Schaffer, tercero wines I love Petite Sirah for a number of reasons. It’s an ‘underdog’ variety, one that doesn’t get the notice nor the ‘publicity’ […]


Winemaker Steve Hall Discusses Old Kraft Vineyard Zin and Petite Sirah’s Nuances

In our video series, winemaker Steve Hall of Robert Biale Vineyards talks with host Jose Diaz, about Steve’s winemaking styles, the 2009 vintage and his own tasting notes. Textural nuances of Petite Sirah add aromas representative of St. Helena. He describes the style of Robert Biale, with two separate ideas of producing his wines. He […]


A benefit to being a member of any advoacy group ~ We make you look good

The following contains so many mistakes about Petite Sirah that it made my head spin. I’m going to list them, and then I’m going to edit them; because, as I’ve said more than once, to have misinformation on the Internet about Petite Sirah, the most confusing grape of all time, does it a grave injustice. […]