Shiraz

Terre Brûlée ‘Le Rouge’ 2016, Swartland, South Africa

Terre Brûlée ‘Le Rouge’ 2016, Swartland, South Africa

The winelands of South Africa, as they are called, are among the most stunning landscapes in the world. Most are located in the mountain valleys and coastal areas of the Western Cape, not more than a couple hours’ drive from Cape Town. Within the region, there is considerable climate and soil variation from district to […]

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An Illustrated Guide to Shiraz From Australia

An Illustrated Guide to Shiraz From Australia

Many international grapes have slightly different names because they are grown around the world. French Pinot Blanc becomes Italian Pinot Bianco, while Tempranillo is known as Tinta Roriz, Tinto Fino, Aragonez, and more, depending on the part of Iberia where it’s grown. But Syrah and Shiraz are more than just synonyms for the same grape. […]

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The Best End-of-Summer Wines You Aren’t Drinking

The Best End-of-Summer Wines You Aren’t Drinking

While temperatures almost certainly won’t drop until the end of September, bringing dismay to every child who selected a sweater as their first-day-of-school outfit, the week before Labor Day sure feels like the end of summer. In these last legs of summertime, you might tire of the wines you’ve been sipping all season long. When […]

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Bonding Over Shiraz

Bonding Over Shiraz

It all began on a dreary, rainy Saturday. I have stops to make in preparation for my boyfriend’s mother’s birthday celebration (my guy is running around crazed tying up loose ends for the impending television premiere of his documentary within the next week). I love his mom so I also want to pick up a […]

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