Shiraz is not the only name given to this type of grape, it is also called Syrah, and the names are interchangeable. It is commonly referred to as Syrah in France and Shiraz in most other countries, including Australia, Canada, South Africa, and the United States.
If she tells you that she is going to order red meat or pasta, then certainly ask if she likes light or heavy reds. If she tells you heavy reds, then you are safe with a great Cabernet Sauvignon, like a Sonoma, California Beringer Knights Valley Reserve.
There’s nothing worse than serving a very expensive wine in dirty, spotted wine glasses. First of all, it’s so noticeable right off, you know, spots. Then there is the way the wine can foam as you swirl, a sure sign of soap film left in the glass.
Grape varieties include Merlot, Pinot Noir, Viognier, Gewürztraminer, Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc, Vidal, Muscat, Siegfried, Furmint and Auxerrois, from which we produce about 12 small-batch handcrafted wines each year. All of the grapes are hand harvested and hand sorted for the best quality.
Wine glasses come in a variety of shapes and sizes, some with stems and others without. The main reason you would drink wine from a stemmed glass, is to not change the temperature of the wine in the glass, which hopefully is served at proper temperature.
It has always been the mystique of ordering that prestige bottle of wine for dinner, and waiting in anticipation as the Wine Stewart opens the bottle and places the cork in front of you. The reality is screw tops are changing this tradition.
Th Cabernet Sauvignon is a full-bodied red that is most often paired with red meat, steaks to be more specific, and lets face it, a great cabernet is heaven with that slab of Prime Rib. However, it will also pair quite well with any beef, goose, duck, lamb, pheasant, or even a roast chicken
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