Wine Course #5 - Old World vs. New World (Syrah)

“One should always be drunk. That’s all that matters…But with what? With wine, with poetry, or with virtue, as you chose. But get drunk.”

― Charles Baudelaire, circa 1850s

You've already had a Syrah from its birthplace of the Northern Rhone region in France. Now, we want to take you on a little tour of Syrah from around the world! Syrah is grown in many different regions in the world, and shines in quite a few. With this lesson you'll learn about:

  1. Profile on Syrah - what are the common characteristics of the Syrah varietal?
  2. Rhone Valley & Northern Rhone - where Syrah is legendary
  3. Luscious Languedoc - The French are at it again, making fabulous wines from this varietal.
  4. Sexy South Africa - skip over to the New World, where Shiraz gets Sexy
  5. Organic & Biodynamic - not just for hippies!
  6. New World vs. Old World - what does this mean and does it really make a difference? 

As you know, the courses and wine tasting can be done all on your time, so learn and drink at your leisure. Cheers!