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Rising Star: Washington Syrah

Syrah hailed the new American ZInfandel

(Newser) - Heavy-handed treatment of Zinfandel has left American palates lusting for big wines that don't blow you away, Dorothy Gaiter and John Brecher write in the Wall Street Journal. Syrahs from Washington state—which has more than 550 wineries—have replaced Zins as "the most exciting red wines being made... More »

Drinkers Sour on Sarah Syrah

Alaskan's entrance gives SF drinkers second thoughts on Palin Syrah

(Newser) - A San Francisco wine bar says customers have soured on its star vintage since John McCain picked his running mate, Amy Monroe writes on Serious Eats. Palin Syrah, an organically grown red from Chile “was our best-selling wine before” Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin arrived, laments Chris Tavelli, owner of... More »

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