November 26, 2006

“News from the Cellar”
Time Record News
Doug Harmon
One of the true pleasures of my job is getting to try not only different brands of wine, but also many different types...
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November 17, 2006

“Wines That Belong on Your Guest List ~ How to Give Holiday Parties”
WALL STREET JOURNAL
When the Wall Street Journal's newsroom throws a party, our bosses ask us for wine advice, as you might expect...
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November 15, 2006

“It's even easier to take your wine with you”
St. Petersburg Times
Janet K. Keeler
The National Pork Board and a number of petite sirah producers think their products were made for each other and want us to believe it too...
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November 09, 2006

“Wineline: News From The World of Wine”
Falls Church News-Press
Larry Lipson
Palate-pleasing pork and praiseworthy petite sirah...
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November 01, 2006

“Petite Sirah's Big Taste Belies Its Little Name”
Creative Loafing
Taylor Eason
Petite sirah, the re-emerged bastard French wine child from royal pedigree, is called Durif in many parts of the world...
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October 30, 2006

“Petite sirah, pork a most pleasing pair”
Los Angeles Daily News
Larry Lipson
Evidently both the National Pork Board and a number of petite sirah producers would have us believe so...
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October 05, 2006

“P.S. Selects New President”
napavalleyregister.com
Dave Pramuk of Robert Biale Vineyards has been elected president of P.S. I Love You...
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October 04, 2006

“Syrah vs. Petite Sirah”
montereyhearld.com
George Edwards
Syrah is a noble red variety transplanted from France
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August 01, 2006

“Petite sirah not so tiny wine”
The Charlotte Observer
Catherine Rabb
Petite sirah is a grape with marketing issues. This is changing, as die-hard, blue-toothed lovers of powerful red varietals are embracing...
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July 30, 2006

“Small name, big flavor for wine”
THE RECORD | recordnet.com
REED FUJII
If petite sirah has a problem, it may be that the grape's name is confusing or misleading...
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July 26, 2006

“Complement backyard grilling with a big Paso Robles red”
SanLuisObispo.com
When the weather's hot, a big red usually isn't the first wine I reach for. But sometimes you need something to drink with a hunk of grilled meat...
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July 02, 2006

“Sounds French, but fear not - it's all-American”
The Herald
Jeff Wicklund
This year's celebration of our country's independence (230th edition) should include a special wine that, in many ways, embodies...
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June 28, 2006

“THE COLOR PURPLE”
Cork Jester
Jennifer Rosen
I look in the mirror and recoil. Smiling back at me is a native of one of those lands untouched by modern dentistry...
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June 28, 2006

“Choose Big, Bold American Reds for the Fourth”
Washington Post
Ben Giliberti
Because charcoal grilling imparts such strong smoky flavors to foods, it cries out for a red wine with enough depth and dimension to stand up for itself...
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June 28, 2006

“Whatever the name, this wine's no wallflower”
Dallas Star-Telegram
Jeff Siegel
First, syrah and shiraz are the same grape...
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June 28, 2006

“Choose Big, Bold American Reds for the Fourth”
The Journal News.com
Ben Giliberti
Because charcoal grilling imparts such strong smoky flavors to foods, it cries out for a red wine with enough depth and dimension to stand up for itself...
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June 01, 2006

“Very Big Petite Sirah”
Chile Pepper
Dick Rosano
It's not Syrah. It's also not Shriaz. Though this wine may have a problem with mistaken identity...
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June 01, 2006

“the other sirah”
Wine & Spirits
David Darlington
When it comes to wine, Mendocino County has something of an image problem...
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May 24, 2006

“Don't be fooled by the name: Petite sirah is big”
RockyMountainNews.com
Jennifer Rosen
In the mirror, my grin reveals the darkly pitted teeth common to natives of lands untouched by modern dentistry...
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May 11, 2006

“WINE Q & A: What Distinguishes Syrah From Shiraz”
ContraCostaTimes.com
Ben Giliberti
Although they taste different to me, the salesperson at the wine shop insists they are exactly the same grape...
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May 06, 2006

“A Perfect Pairing - Pork Roast and a Bottle of Syrah”
Gilroy Dispatch
David Cox
If you are curious or if you happen to see a wine labeled petite syrah or petit sirah, this is not a smaller grape version of syrah.
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May 05, 2006

“Market Avenue manager ready to pour”
Cleveland.com
As manager of Ohio City's Market Avenue Wine Bar, Joy Valentine recommends and pours hundreds of glasses of wine on any given night....
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May 04, 2006

“WINE Q & A: What Distinguishes Syrah From Shiraz”
TwinCities.com
Ben Giliberti
Although they taste different to me, the salesperson at the wine shop insists they are exactly the same grape...
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May 03, 2006

“WINE Q & A: What Distinguishes Syrah From Shiraz”
Redding.com
Ben Giliberti
Although they taste different to me, the salesperson at the wine shop insists they are exactly the same grape...
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April 27, 2006

“WORD'S GETTING AROUND”
Pearson's Wine & Spirits Newsletter
Stephen Silver
Petite Sirah. Direct descendant of Syrah. Along with Zinfandel, Petit Sirah is considered California's "other" native wine.
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April 26, 2006

“WINE Q & A: What Distinguishes Syrah From Shiraz”
washingtonpost.com
Ben Giliberti
Although they taste different to me, the salesperson at the wine shop insists they are exactly the same grape...
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March 02, 2006

“Petite Sirah Deserves More Respect”
Florida Today
Tim Dwight
Nope, this is not a belated Valentine to all of my readers. Instead, "P.S. I Love You" refers to the name of a wine advocacy group formed to promulgate the success of California's petite sirah grape.
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March 01, 2006

“Cooking for Two Old Friends”
Cooking Pleasures
Ellen Boeke
Mediterranean Meat Loaf
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March 01, 2006

“Sizzle and Roast”
Cooking Pleasures
Jill Van Cleave
The Perfect Accompaniment to Duck... Petite Sirah
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February 28, 2006

“TOP SCORES IN 2005”
Wine Spectator
Petite Sirah ranks high with scores as great as 93
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February 16, 2006

“Letters to the Editor: To Zin or Not to Zin, That is the Question...”
The Mercury News
While Senator Carol Migden has come up with a novel idea to have the California legislature recognize a vitis vinifera as a state grape...
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February 09, 2006

“Petite sirah on the rise”
TheNapaValleyRegister.com
Dan Berger
The almost cult-like fascination with a brooding bear of a red wine called petite sirah is one of the greatest under-the-radar wine stories of the last decade.
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February 02, 2006

“PS I Love You Member Petites Listed as "Exceptional"”
Dan Berger's Vintage Experiences
Dan Berger

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January 26, 2006

“Petite sirah is small in name only ”
St. Petersburg Times
Chris Sherman
Most wine shops have dusty hideaways beyond the proud ranks of France, Italy and Germany, deep in the California section.
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January 26, 2006

“The other Sirah.”
KFWB BLUELIFESTYLE MINUTE
Anthony Dias Blue
Petite Sirah... In California ... Petite Sirah has had its share of both success and failure.
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January 25, 2006

“Tasting Notes”
St. Petersburg Times
Chris Sherman
There's much more petite sirah than there used to be. Old vineyards and new are in warm California regions from Mendocino down to Santa Barbara.
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January 12, 2006

“Sample some simplicity”
San Francisco Chronicle
W. Blake Gray
Holiday shopping memories linger like a hangover, with credit-card bills providing a nails-onblackboard irritant.
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January 12, 2006

“Petite Sirah is one misunderstood wine.”
KETV.com
Lisa Morrison
First of all, there actually is nothing "petite"about it...
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January 12, 2006

“Smoking eggplant transports you to the Ottoman Empire”
San Francisco Chronicle
Joyce Goldstein
When I'm out shopping for wine, I rarely head directly to the Petite Sirah bins...
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January 12, 2006

“The Chronicle Wine Selections”
San Francisco Chronicle
Linda Murphy
There is nothing petite about Petite Sirah. This black grape, grown throughout the warmer regions of California...
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January 04, 2006

“Here's how to make a wine-shop visit successful”
Azstarnet.com
Dorothy J. Gaiter and John Brecher
To us a wine shop is a playground. We stop at almost every one we see and always enjoy strolling along the aisles.
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January 04, 2006

“Wine resolutions”
The Examiner
Scott and Cindy Greenberg
Well, another year has come and gone, and another list of resolutions has passed into our personal history book with some successes and a few (too many) unrequited promises.
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January 01, 2006

“PETITE SIRAH - Nothing petite about this wine”
Sam Gugino's SAM COOKS Newsletter
Sam Gugino
Sometimes wine can be very confusing, like calling a French wine superieur or a grand vin when it isn't necessarily superior to or grander than other wines.
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January 01, 2006

“The Year in ReviewTrends & Projections”
Beverage Magazine
Sandy Block
...opinion leaders within the industry have been complaining about over-extracted high alcohol red wines for some time and advocating that people try lighter reds...
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January 01, 2006

“A Term of Endearment P.S. I Love You (PSILY)”
Wine Report from the Fort
Fred McMillin
What's this have to do with wine? Well, P.S. stands for the red wine varietal Petite Sirah, and 269 California producers...
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