Syrah vs Shiraz: Know the Difference

Posted by on Jan 5, 2013 in Making Wine | 0 comments

Syrah vs Shiraz: Know the Difference

We can thank James Busby, orig­i­nally from Scot­land, for the Aus­tralian Shiraz. Back in 1831, Busby brought a cut­ting from a Syrah vine home to Aus­tralia from a trip to France. This small act not only cre­ated Shi­raz, but started wine cul­ture in Aus­tralia entirely. Now, you might be think­ing that ‘Shi­raz’ is just an accented pro­nun­ci­a­tion of Syrah. Or a mis­pro­nun­ci­a­tion entirely. You might be think­ing that ‘Shi­raz’ was all a mistake. Not the case. Shi­raz was...

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How to Make Wine At Home

Posted by on Mar 23, 2012 in Making Wine, Wine Store Blog | 0 comments

How to Make Wine At Home

Mak­ing wine is an art, and if you’re not an artist, you should prob­a­bly leave the finer brush strokes of win­ery to the pro­fes­sional artisans—at least, that is my opinion—but if you can­not resist the temp­ta­tion of get­ting your feet wet (and red) then we’ll present you with some tips on how to pro­duce the finest bot­tle of basement-Bordeaux your neigh­bor­hood has ever tasted. The Grape The first thing you will need to deter­mine is the grape. It’s highly advised that you choose a...

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