Jan 15 2011
What is the difference between Syrah and Shiraz wine?
Shiraz and Syrah are both used to describe the same red wine grape.
Syrah is a grape that originated in the Rhone Valley of France. It has since spread to various locations around the world including California, Argentina, South Africa, and Australia. The Australians nicknamed this type of wine, “Shiraz.
In most cases, if the wine maker is from Australia and has labeled the wine Shiraz, you can expect a big, fruity style. “Syrahs,” on the other hand, tend to emphasize earth and spice.
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