8 Delicious Alternatives to Syrah

For Syrah lovers, here is an introduction to 8 lesser-known varieties that you should know about. Not only will you enjoy these wines, but you’ll also find that many of them are surprisingly affordable. Happy tasting!

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Understanding Aglianico Wine: Italy’s Next Red

Young Aglianico wines are known for strikingly savory flavors of leather, white pepper, black fruits and cured meat that when aged, develop soft dusty aromas of dried figs and sun-tanned leather. For those of us who are a fan of rustic, terroir-driven wines, Aglianico is a star.

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Homage To Big Bold Red Wines 

A great starting point of regions (and wine varieties) to seek out when you need something big, bold and red. Spain, South Africa, California and Australia all have something in common…

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Guide to Petit Verdot Red Wine

Petit Verdot (“peh-tee vur-doe”) is a full-bodied red wine that originates from Southwestern France (in Bordeaux). It is commonly used as a blending grape in Bordeaux blends, but warm climate regions have begun to champion this wine…

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Amarone Wine Turns Raisins Into Gold

Take a detailed look into Amarone wine and why it’s special, from a taste profile of great Amarone to its defining features so you can find great wines on your own.

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Exploring Touriga Nacional Wine

Touriga Nacional (“tor-ee-gah nah-see-un-nall”) is a full-bodied red wine from Portugal with aging potential like Cabernet Sauvignon. This unsung grape variety is most common as a blending grape in Port wine and has only recently been championed as a dry red wine.

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