Syrah or Shiraz?

Above: Project Happiness Syrah Red Wine from Trader Joe’s

Everyone needs some happy red wine every now and then. That’s why I chose pRojECt hApPinesS Syrah tonight!

And then I realized a disconnect in my knowledge between Shiraz and Syrah. I began to wonder, “Are Shiraz and Syrah the same type of grape?”

The answer: Yes!

It turns out that Shiraz and Syrah are indeed the same grape. According to weeklydig.com, the difference lies in how you use the names:

“Syrah is the old-world name, and it’s used when referring to wines either from France’s Rhône Valley or wines made in that style, like those from California. Shiraz is the “new-world” name, and it’s given mainly to wines made in a modern style, like those from Australia.”

So, there we have it! We can all go back to our normal lives, in peace of the knowledge that Shiraz and Syrah are one in the same!

Advertisements

One thought on “Syrah or Shiraz?

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s