Category: Shiraz

High Quality, Affordable Prices Make Chilean Wine An Excellent Choice

Some Chilean wine recommendations.
Boasting breathtaking scenery and friendly people, Chile is a visitor's paradise. Long and thin, it is more than 2,700 miles long and at most, only 150 miles wide. Its climate varies from desert in the north to snow in the south. In between are some of the world's most eye-catching grape

Australia’s Clarendon Hills Winery Uses Old Vines, Techniques

A review of recent releases from the Clarendon Hills Winery.
Like Curt Schilling in the World Series, winemaker Roman Bratasiuk is at the top of his game. The owner of the Australian winery Clarendon Hills is a Ukrainian émigré and former biochemist. The winery, located in the McLaren Vale region, was started in 1989. Bratasiuk

Wines For Winter Dining

Some wine suggestions for winter meals.
With the arrival of cooler weather, entertaining moves indoors. And the fall and winter holidays add another dimension to family get-togethers. The menu changes from the lighter summer fare to richer and more robust dishes. Similarly, the wines that best match the meals for this time of year are

How To Start A Wine Collection

Collecting wine is easy and doesn't have to be expensive.
A good wine is fun to share. Keeping bottles of wine around the house makes entertaining easier and eliminates the last minute run to the store to find “something to serve.” Starting a wine collection is actually very easy and can be done to

Syrah: Local Characteristics Influence Grape Quality And Flavor

A review of some California and Australian Syrahs/Shiraz.
Few things are more important than location when creating wine. A distance of just a few hundred feet can have a profound effect on grape quality and flavors because of changes in the soil and weather conditions. The influence of climate, altitude, geology and sun exposure is

Wines For Your Passover Seder

Passover wine suggestions.
Wine is a blend of God’s gifts and man’s efforts. On Passover, wine represents the richness of freedom and is a symbol of our joy and thanksgiving. During the seder we are required to drink four cups of wine, and the four cups correspond to the four expressions of redemption stated in