Archive for the Tag 'Syrah'

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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:

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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, […]

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VIDEO WINEMAKER SERIES ~ David Coffaro’s Historical Field Blend, by DC Productions

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, […]

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Are you needing to Rhone this spring?

UPDATE: Winner ~ Monique Dublis CONTEST. Just comment this week on Wine-Blog (on any story throughout the week). On Saturday, March 10, I’ll have a drawing for a pair of tickets to the Rhone Rangers Grand Tasting. Good luck, one and all. Here’s the skinny! More than 100 Vintners to Gather in San Francisco for […]

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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 […]

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Finally, after nine years, I have some long awaited answers about Petite Sirah

Having nine years invested in studying and writing about Petite Sirah (I dare say, more than most people in the world right now), I just got some very exciting and long awaited answers. These are answers that only nine years of studying, wondering, and trying to understand this cult variety would conger up… Namely, what […]

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Rockers Gone (Wine) Wild ~ Bad Company’s Paul Cullen & AC/DC Join the Ranks

BAD COMPANY’S PAUL CULLEN: Wine, food, and song does it for Paul Cullen… (Being a rocker, I’m sure that women are in that mix, too; as in keeping with wine, women, and song…) In the 1990s, Paul Cullen was the base player for Bad Company. While he’s still a musician (now a guitarist who plays […]

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Google Alert Said, “Petit Syrah”

Google Alert said, “Wine of the Week – Inheritance Petit Syrah” Website said, “Wine of the Week – Inheritance Petite Syrah” Bottle said, “Inheritance Petite Sirah” Three different spellings within 10 seconds of each other. Only the bottle got it right. If you’re selling it and can’t spell it… Hum… If you’re writing about it, […]

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Exploring the Depths of Petite Sirah’s Soul

Yesterday I queried if wine has a soul, as described by my friend Sondra Barrett. We’re both convinced that it does. In her book, Wine’s Hidden Beauty, ” Sondra has been able to get close to the cellular structure of certain different varieties, which have very similar patterns. Sauvignon Blancs, for instance have very angular […]

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Open letter to Vinesse

First of all, I’d rather have written this to you via Email, but you have no Email options on your site. I’ve written about that one recently. Those who aren’t transparent about who they are leave no options, and I am forced to find a more creative way to get updated info to you… Like […]