David M. Bueker wrote:Cooler weather. Red wine? Something about Syrah?
Dave Erickson wrote:Portugal. I was in a wine shop in Obidos a few days ago, and it was a humbling experience. There is so much new stuff from the Douro and especially Alentejo, and I don't know any of it. There really is a lot more to the place than port and vinho verde...
Ian Sutton wrote:No rush to do it, but I was thinking it might be fun to do a 'First loves' focus or Open Mike sometime.
The idea being that forumites taste wines that played a significant part in them getting into wine, but also to reflect on whether they still think the same of the wine all these years on. Maybe times change and the wine holds no appeal any more. Maybe the love has remained strong throughout the years. Maybe there might even be a rekindling of the old passion.
Carl Eppig wrote:Would Syrah blends qualify?
David M. Bueker wrote:Carl Eppig wrote:Would Syrah blends qualify?
We're not picky!
Bill Hooper wrote:Now why would anyone want to ruin a perfectly good Syrah by blending it with Grenache?
Robin Garr wrote:Bill Hooper wrote:Now why would anyone want to ruin a perfectly good Syrah by blending it with Grenache?
Ask a bazillion producers in the Southern Rhone and Languedoc.
Victorwine wrote:Tradition. I would definitely think that with an increase in Syrah acreage the proportion of the Syrah percentage is on the rise. I don’t believe there is a stipulation in the rules and regulations of the CdP AOC governing allowable percentages. So technically any (single) varietal wine made in the region from any one of the 13 or so “allowable” grape varieties could be labeled CdP.