Happy Friday to you!
The sun is shining in North Vancouver today and that makes me entirely happy.
In our latest ‘Crush on This’ video, the ladies and I sip and savour some pretty outstanding Syrah. While some call this dark-skinned beauty Shiraz, Syrah and Shiraz are, in fact, the same grape. It has a rather interesting origin and is the offspring of two obscure grapes from southeastern France, Dureza and Mondeuse Blanche.
Syrah has two very distinct flavour profiles based on where it is from. Cool climate Syrah wines (think Northern Rhône or Sonoma Coast) lean toward feminine, elegant expressions. Warm climate Syrah wines (think Southern Rhône or Barossa Valley) tend to be bigger bodied and have a more intense flavour profile with dark berry fruit flavours and black pepper notes.
I invite you to watch our latest episode and find out a bit more about this delicious grape variety and some ideas of what to pair with your Syrah for dinner.
Thank you for reading, as always! I hope you have a wonderful day and weekend ahead.
Carol Liston Campbell said:
Really, really really interesting information regarding this type of wine. I will be heading out to select some of your recommendations. Thank you 😊 🙋
Terry Stewart said:
I really enjoyed your session on Syrah .
Syrah and I have been on a trial separation for many years ( I moved on to Pinot Noir ) however after your show , we plan to reconcile immediately !
Cheers , Terry
Christine Campbell, FWS said:
Hello! I apologize and am just seeing this now! I am thrilled to hear you have ‘reconsidered’ this delicious grape variety! I am happy to suggest options for you at any time.