Syrah and Shiraz. The grapes might go by different names, but they're actually the same fruit, making warm, welcoming wines.
Recipes to Pair with Syrah and Shiraz
Syrah loves the 'que. Try it with grilled burgers, ribs, or even grilled eggplant or portabella mushrooms. It also likes roasted duck, grilled sausages, chili, and cassoulet. If you crave red wines with fish, try Syrah with grilled tuna or salmon.
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Where Syrah and Shiraz Call Home
Syrah's historical home is the Rhone region of France, where the grape makes spicy, rich, darkly delicious wines.
Syrah also makes tasty wines in Australia, where it goes by the name Shiraz. Australian versions are typically big, bold, and spicy with jammy fruit and aromas of leather and black fruit.
Syrah also excels in Washington state, where its muscular aspects are typically tempered by a touch of refreshing acidity, and in California, where styles vary. In general, you can expect California and Washington Syrah to be a little less powerful than big Australian versions.
Aromas: Raspberry, black or white pepper, blackberry, red or black currant, cassis, jam, smoke, leather, tar, coffee
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