Archive for the Tag 'Petite Syrah'


It’s Petite Sirah, People. TTB only accepts new labels with the “i”

Life was getting to be pretty great. I had spent years getting wine writers to understand that Petite Sirah is spelled with an “i” and not the “y.” “Petite Sirah” (versus Petite Syrah ~ I even have a hard time writing it with the “y”) is the only accepted form of Petite Sirah. Why? Come […]


From JFK, RFK, and MLK to Barack Obama, Today ~ A Toast with a 2004 Quixote Petite Syrah

Image by BL1961 via Flickr As I drove through the Silverado Trail of Napa Valley on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday, I couldn’t help but reflect on the history that I’ve witnessed on this long trail to freedom. This quiet drive, through a landscape abundant with vibrant yellow mustard, inspired a toast within me […]