December 26, 2005

“Closing Date: 12-26-05, Issue 162”
The Wine Advocate
Robert Parker, Jr.
...still California's most underrated varietal for both pleasure and longevity.
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December 01, 2005

“Hard Lessons in the Big Easy”
The Wine Report
Steve Stevens
As New Orleans rebuilds, a storied tradition of food and drink struggles to survive - and long-hidden crises come to the fore
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November 17, 2005

“A bottle of wine makes a perfect gift”
Winchester Star
Angie Orenstein
Sparkling white and shimmering red liquids swirl in glasses as they clink together during a toast at a festive holiday gathering.
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November 02, 2005

“The Vine Guy - P.S. I love you!”
Washington Examiner
Scott Greenberg
The initials P.S. can represent a lot of things. Most commonly, it means Post Script, as in a follow-up to a previous message.
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November 01, 2005

“Feastworthy Wines”
Cooking Pleasures
Tim Teichgraeber
At the Thanksgiving table, turkey holds court over the feast.
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November 01, 2005

“Challenging preconceptions”
Decanter Magazine
Norm Roby
Californians like to adopt things. Some adopt highways and clean up roadsides; others adopt wine types that are ignored or have a bad reputation.
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November 01, 2005

“World Beat”
Wines&Vines
larry walker
John McLaren, reporting on the UK market, said the trade in England is finally coming to realize that California is capable of producing a wide variety of wines.
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October 29, 2005

“From the bottom up, step into the new you”
Chicago Tribune
David Syrek
Steps to becoming a cut above the average: Better-groomed, better-dressed and a little bit cooler; plus a few must-haves.
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October 12, 2005

“Wine Tips”
Mercer Island Reporter
Dee Hitch
In America, P.S. I love you, a group of wineries that have joined to promote the petite sirah grape...
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October 05, 2005

“P.S I Love You members take center on Randy Buckner's Late Autumn 2005 Releases”
www.wineloverspage.com
Randy Buckner
You'll notice a plethora of Petite Sirah wines this month. Petite Sirah has been shrouded in mystery...
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October 05, 2005

“Full-bodied flavors loom large in petite sirah”
TheNewsTribune.com
Randy Buckner
Petite sirah has more confusion and mystery surrounding it than Area 51.
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October 01, 2005

“Richard's Picks -- Petite Sirah Tasting!”
WineSkinny.com
Petite Sirah is still a bit of a mystery to most people, and it's no wonder.
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October 01, 2005

“The Importance of Appropriate Glassware”
Beverage
Eisch has many artistic lines that adhere to their slogan "inspired by nature".
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September 29, 2005

“WINE Q&A: What hosts can serve to a connoisseur Special to The Washington Post”
Miami Herald
BEN GILIBERTI
Q: We're having a dinner party next week, and I'm getting a bit nervous, as I have discovered that one of the guests is a wine connoisseur.
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September 07, 2005

“Greet autumn with petite sirah”
The Beach Journal
Tricia Colianne
With the summer season coming to a close and the hint of a chill in the air, red wine again appeals to the senses.
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September 01, 2005

“For this month's menus and beyond”
Gourmet
Gerald Asher
Despite its French origin, Petite Sirah is now a quintessentially American grape variety.
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September 01, 2005

“The True Champions behind the success of Petite Sirah”
Patterson's Beverage Journal
Jo Diaz
It takes an industry to champion an underdog varietal, just as it takes a village to raise a child.
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September 01, 2005

“Petite Sirah is a true Conundrum, Pt. 1”
Winefest
Jo Diaz
A conundrum is defined as a riddle that's often depending an a pun. When you shop for wine, and your eyes hit a bottle of Petite Sirah...
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September 01, 2005

“Petite Sirah is a true Conundrum, Pt. 2”
Winefest
Jo Diaz
So, here's the conundrum. What is Petite Sirah? It's definitely not petite.
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September 01, 2005

“"P.S. I love you"”
Your Life Magazine
Sandra Muller
We all like hearing that don't we? But this P.S. I love you has a different meaning than you think....
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September 01, 2005

“The new stars?”
Decanter Magazine
Sarah Jane Evans
What is the Californian for curate's egg? That was the impression of this benchmark tasting...
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August 22, 2005

“The International Wine Review”
i-winereview.com
Mike Potashnik and Jay Youmans
This first International Wine Review Report focuses on California Petite Sirah.
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August 09, 2005

“Wines for the barbecue season”
Twin Cities Times
Tom Luther
Which wines are best for barbecues? Summer grilling triggers two types of wine in my mind.
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August 06, 2005

“California Petite Sirah Blind Tasting The "Illegal" Grape”
GAYOT.com
Not very well known and often misunderstood, the Petite Sirah varietal has its roots in France from where it is banished by law...
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August 01, 2005

“A Little Purple Mystery”
The Wine Report
The Petite Sirah grape has done a grand job mystifying scientists with its origin - and consumers with its spelling.
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August 01, 2005

“On the Road, Again, Rail Road Style With the 2005 Blue Tooth Tour...”
Patterson's Beverage Journal
Jo Diaz
What could possibly top dragging vintners all over the United States in a motor home, all for the sake of Petite Sirah?
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August 01, 2005

“Bucko's New Releases”
wine lovers page
Randy Buckner
Another 100 new and current releases are presented for your inspection.
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August 01, 2005

“Of Blue Teeth and Texas”
NorthBay biz
Richard Paul Hinkle
Here's the question: how do you sell a hearty red wine in a nation whose palate is attuned to soda pop and beverages that are white, sweet and chilled?
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July 25, 2005

“Style & Culture”
latimes.com
Robin Abcarian
Our drink of choice? And no, it's not Bud. Somehow, wine has edged beer as America's favorite type of alcohol. Even among guys.
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July 20, 2005

“Take a sip behind the mask of Petite Sirah”
Great Grapes
Mark Johnson

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July 15, 2005

“Which wines are best for barbecues?”
Ventura County Star
Len Napolitano
First, there are the crisp, dry or semi-dry, white and rose wines that really satisfy when served very chilled.
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July 01, 2005

“BARBECUE AND GRILLING WINES”
SAM COOKS.com
Sam Gugino
The backyard barbecue season is in full swing. But before we talk about barbecue wines, let's get our terminology straight.
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July 01, 2005

“Roasted Artichoke Salad from "Casual Cooking"”
The Washington Times
Michael Chiarello
Michael Chiarello, author of Michael Chiarello's Casual Cooking and creator of his NapaStyle line of products, recalls road trips in honor of the vegetable.
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July 01, 2005

“Drink of the Month: Petite Sirah”
Southwest Airlines Spirit
Katherine Cole
Toast our forefathers this month with a glass of American red wine: petite sirah, known affectionately by winemakers as "pets".
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July 01, 2005

“Big Bold Reds of California”
Patterson's Beverage Journal
Meridith May

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May 04, 2005

“Petite sirah an excitingly bold red”
The Washington Times
Paul Lukacs
Petite sirah can seem confusing. This California grape is related to, but very different from, syrah, the classic cepage from the Rhone Valley in France.
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May 01, 2005

“INTHEBARREL”
WineCountry.com
Thom Elkjer
It's one of the most heart-warming wine stories of recent times: a tale of love and loyalty, family tradition, and the perilous passage through deserts of neglect to reach the lush garden of commercial success.
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May 01, 2005

“WINE PICKS: PETITE SIRAH”
WineCountry.com
Thom Elkjer

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April 14, 2005

“Farmers statewide say goodbye Chenin Blanc, hello Pinot Grigio”
San Francisco Chronicle
Cyril Penn
California grape growers planted a lot more Pinot Grigio in 2004, while Chenin Blanc acreage showed a significant drop statewide...
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April 01, 2005

“California's Revolutionary and Evolutionary Grapes”
American Heritage
Kent Rosenblum
Grape growing in America has a long tradition. Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson both had vineyards and wine cellars in the hills of Virginia.
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April 01, 2005

“Petite Sirah, Petite Syrah, Syrah, Shiraz, Serine, lot's of confusion, and change, out there.”
Beverage
Bill Nesto
Syrah and Sirah have both become almost as common as Cabernet and Merlot.
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April 01, 2005

“A Moment in Time on the Blue Tooth Tour”
California Wine and Food
Dan Clarke
When Jo Diaz of Petite Sirah's educational and promotional arm, PS I Love You, called I was intrigued.
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March 31, 2005

“Weekly wine picks”
Orange County Register
California Petite Sirahs from 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2003.
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March 31, 2005

“Lamb stands up to Petite Sirah”
Orange County Register
Lynne Char Bennett
A few months ago, I received a voice mail from a reader who was incensed that I paired a lamb dish with Zinfandel.
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March 29, 2005

“Wine Notes: Word spreading of petite sirah”
MODESTO BEE
Tim Moran
Modesto's John Monnich is the new president of a group called "P.S. I Love You."
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March 15, 2005

“WINESPEAK: Little beauties are a good break from 'great' wines”
Richmond Times Dispatch
Ken Collura
I'm pretty visible to the public, so I hear stories all the time. Acquaintances and customers rave...
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March 02, 2005

“30 Second Wine Advisor: WT101: Syrah, Shiraz, Sirah”
WineLoversPage.com

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March 01, 2005

“Varietals are the spice of life”
North Bay Biz
Richard Paul Hinkle
Petite Sirah is actually a hybrid variety, a cross between Peloursin and Syrah. It is called Durif in some places - honoring the amateur botanist who came up with the cross.
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February 17, 2005

“P.S. I Love You and the Blue Tooth Tour”
Napa News.com
Dan Berger
A group that supports zinfandel wines staged a public tasting in San Francisco two weeks ago, and 10,000 hardy souls braved clear skies and warm weather to sip massive amounts of this Californiabred wonder.
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February 11, 2005

“Send a valentine from the vine”
USA TODAY
Jerry Shriver
Heartening news for you unquenchable romantics who intend to use wine as a seduction vehicle on Valentine's Day
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February 10, 2005

“Big red wines as a Valentine treat”
MSNBC.com
Jon Bonne
Now’s the time to splurge on that special bottle
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February 01, 2005

“Petite Sirah Getting Bigger”
Wines & Vines
PS I Love You, the Petite Sirah promotional association, announced a dramatic increase in the number of vintners producing the varietal.
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February 01, 2005

“It was 'All Aboard' or showing of California Petite Sirah”
The Editor's Vineyard
Joe Hilbers
Recently for the second year there was the Blue Tooth Train Tour which is sponsored by Concannon Vineyards and the Petite Sirah Advocacy Organization.
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February 01, 2005

“How Awesome is that Petite?”
SAVEUR
How We Got Wine on Our Transcript --In 1997, The Department of Viticulture and Enology at California State University, Fresno, opened the first commercial winery on the American university campus.
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January 26, 2005

“Petite sirah is a brute worth trying”
Capital Newspaper
Tom Marquardt and Patrick Darr
If there is one wine that separates the men from the boys, it is petite sirah.
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January 25, 2005

“You, too, can master the lingo of tasters”
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Larry Lipson
SIPS & NIBBLES: ... Anyone for pinotage? Well that relatively unfamiliar (in the United States) grape now has its own promotional arm, the American Pinotage Society.
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January 21, 2005

“Wine Resolutions”
The Memphis Flyer
Taylor Eason
Branch out from Chardonnay and Cabernet. With hundreds of other grape varietals out there, it's time to explore.
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January 20, 2005

“Lamb stands up to Petite Sirah”
The San Francisco Chronicle
Lynne Char Bennett
A few months ago, I received a voice mail from a reader who was incensed that I paired a lamb dish with Zinfandel.
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January 20, 2005

“Big Reds”
Epicurious.com
Leslie Sbrocco
If the January blues have hit, chase them away by sipping red.
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January 20, 2005

“Peasant turns prince”
The San Francisco Chronicle
Steve Pitcher
Petite Sirah is enjoying a resurgence lately, in part because its father has been identifi ed.
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January 20, 2005

“Weekly wine picks”
The San Francisco Chronicle
California Petite Sirahs from 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2003.
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January 19, 2005

“Que Sirah, Sirah: Wines earning well-deserved respect”
Gazette.Net
Louis Marmon
Petite Sirah is the Rodney Dangerfi eld of grapes.
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January 19, 2005

“Wine Matters ~ Petite sirah rises above hazy roots”
San Antonio Express-News
John Griffin
Trying to understand the background of petite sirah is like trying to make sense of what would happen if the Three Stooges appeared in the middle of "Waiting for Godot."
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January 11, 2005

“Yet Another Glass For My Shelf”
WCBS(L.A.) LIFESTYLE MINUTE
Anthony Dias Blue
The winery association called P.S. I Love You - makers of varietal Petite Sirah - just announced that there will soon be a new wine glass designed just for .... you guessed it ... Petite Sirah.
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January 05, 2005

“Petite Sirah's Extra Large Wallop”
The New York Times
Eric Asimov
FEW things are certain about the grape that Americans know as petite sirah, but one thing is for sure: it is a survivor.
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January 05, 2005

“A Bold, Spicy Partner for a Wine That Is Anything But Subtle”
The New York Times
Florence Fabricant
CALIFORNIA: petite sirahs are about as petite as Arnold Schwarzenegger.
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