Shiraz About this sound pronunciation (/ʃiːrɑːz/; Persian: شیراز‎ Shīrāz, Persian pronunciation: [ʃiːˈrɒːz]), is the fifth most populous city of Iran and the capital of Fars Province. In 2009 the population of the city was 1,455,073. Shiraz is located in the southwest of Iran on the Roodkhaneye Khoshk (Dry river) seasonal river. It has a moderate climate and has been a regional trade center for over a thousand years. It is regarded as one of the oldest cities of ancient Persia.The earliest reference to the city, as Tiraziš, is on Elamite clay tablets dated to 2000 BC.
Posts about Shiraz
  • In passing

    … 2010 Mountadam Estate Chardonnay. Slightly sweet in the mouth, though of course this is illusory. I had blinkers on (preconceptions and blind tasting while eating Italian food) and called it an Arneis, there is some pleasing almond meal and marzipan but of course not enough bitterness. It's yet another very good effort from Mountadam (08, 09…

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  • Brothers in Arms Comes to the Vancouver International Wine Festival 2015

    Our History Our family planted their first Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon vines in 1891. This makes the Cabernet Sauvignon the oldest family owned Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard in the world and the Shiraz the oldest in the Langhorne Creek region. The original plantings by current owner Guy Adams’ great-great grandfather William Formby, led to the estate known as the “Metala” Vineya ...

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  • Visit Majella Wines at the Vancouver International Wine Festival 2015

    … long been a favourite in all Canadian Provinces. It’s a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz, lightly oaked and recognised as one Australia’s best value-for-money wines. Great drinking at less than $20 per bottle. Majella Cabernet Sauvignon (BC $29.99) is one of Australia’s great Cabernet Sauvignons. The fruit comes from established vines planted…

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  • Haywire Lunar New Year Red and White 2015 Hit the Spot

    … February 19, 2015 will be the Chinese New Year; the Year of the Sheep. Haywire Wines from Summerland in the Okanagan have released their second vintage of the Lunar New Year wine. I was privileged to try their first release for this current year, the Year of the Wooden Horse. These wines were designed to complement Asian dishes. With the two…

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  • Tom Rogers Syrah 2013

    … A new label, which is very cute and clever and appropriate for the month of Movember; I wonder - is this what comes after the critters? From what I can find, Tom Rogers is the composite of Tom Hill and Jason Rogers. 14% alcohol, approx $A30. Yarra Valley, 35% whole bunches. I'm not completely convinced, finding this is a little too big and top…

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  • Thistledown Wines Comes to the Vancouver International Wine Festival 2015

    … Great Escape Chardonnay 2012, Langhorne Creek, $22.99 Thistledown Cunning Plan Shiraz 2012, Eden Valley, $24.99 Thistledown The Thorny Devil Grenache 2013, Barossa, $32.99 Thistledown Basket Case Old Vine Shiraz 2012, Barossa, $39.99 Thistledown The Vagabond Grenache 2013, McLaren Vale, $44.99 Thistledown Wines at the Vancouver International Wine Festival Like this: Like Loading... Related …

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  • Australia, Shiraz and Viognier Blend, Terlato & Chapoutier, Victoria, 2013

    … Australia, Shiraz and Viognier Blend, Terlato & Chapoutier, Victoria, 2013 Blend: 95% shiraz and 5% viognier N/ Countryside sage and soil, a virtual walk amongst wild sagebrush and lavender. Black cherry, taffy, fresh rain, and wet cement. Wonderful. Her only distraction is a hint of rubber. T/ Medium full mouth feel. Dusty, black… 5 readers -
  • What We Have Been Drinking—11/3/2014

    …. Luckily, this wine, that I purchased ten years ago, has held up quite nicely. Make no mistake, this is a big Cali Cab, but wonderfully balanced and a joy to drink. Mitch has since moved on to start another label, pureCru, but I have yet been able to get out to visit and taste his new line. Maybe on my next visit out West…. What was your Wine of the Week? Like this: Like Loading... Related …