Syrah and Shiraz- is there really a difference?
In the beverage world, particularly in wine, bigger and bolder tends to be better. In the world of wines, syrah is one of the best choices that you can make when looking for drinks from Liquor Mart. Syrah is red, delicious and is growing in popularity in many parts of the world particularly in France and Australia. The competition for syrah wine, predominantly in New Zealand is very stiff, which means that it is increasingly difficult to find a bottle of syrah. Because of this, Liquor Mart ensures to stock Syrah and Shiraz blends regularly so that you can always get what you are looking for. As one of the most trusted online liquor stores in New Zealand, all you have to do is place an order and Liquor Mart will handle your Syrah wine delivery promptly.
Syrah wine vs. Shiraz
Put simply, Syrah and Shiraz refer to the same grapes that are grown in different regions. Syrah has always been used in France; however, the term Shiraz was introduced in Australia to differentiate the grapes grown from the two regions.
Syrah was originally created in the Rhone Valley located in Southern France. This region creates some of the best syrah wines and some of the most famous blends in the world using various traditional techniques. Syrah typically is well perfumed and full bodied with hints of dark fruit and spices. All wines of this type that are made in New Zealand are also known as Syrah, which differentiates them from the products that are made by the Aussies.
Syrah is regularly mixed with bolder types of wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon to help the blend taste more complete. In France, Syrah is traditionally mixed with light bodied varieties such as Grenache to create the well known Côtes du Rhône blend.
In short, Shiraz and Syrah are genetically similar with differences between the two being made by climate, growth and harvesting conditions, as well as the various wine making methods. In Australia, the choice name depends on the manufacturer so the best way to determine which is which is by tasting it.