December 19, 2007

“...A Taste of History”
Sarasota Herald/Tribune
...The story begins in the 1880s when the California wine industry was getting started, with the majority of its energy in Sonoma County.
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December 12, 2007

“More Powerhouse Petite Sirahs”
ellenonwine.com
Ellen Landis
Reviews of Epiphany, Miro, Parducci, Ursa, Mounts, and 39 Degrees petite sirahs.
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December 04, 2007

“Petite Sirah Made for the Man's Man”
WCF Courier
Tom Marquardt and Patrick Darr
If ever there is a name for wine that is misleading, it's petite sirah.
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November 28, 2007

“Petite Sirah Goes Great Alongside a Slab of Beef”
San Marcos Daily Record
Tom Marquardt and Patrick Darr
If ever there is a name for wine that is misleading, it's petite sirah.
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November 01, 2007

“Petite Sirah Warms the Spirit on a Cold Day”
USA TODAY
Jerry Shriver
When you've just trudged back to the house after cutting that cord of wood or dropping the brood off at fall soccer practice, you need an appropriately hardy cold-weather wine as your reward.
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October 24, 2007

“YOU PROBABLY DRINK MORE PETITE SIRAH THAN YOU THINK”
NORTHBAY BIZ
Korinne Munson
In California, to be labeled as a specific varietal, a wine needs to contain a minimum of 75 percent of the listed grape.
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October 21, 2007

“POTENT AND POWERFUL PETITE SIRAH”
Ellenonwine.com
Ellen Landis
Huge, monstrous, yet called petite? The only thing petite about this varietal is the size of the berry (about half the size of syrah berries!)
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October 08, 2007

“PETS: A Blue Tooth Triumph”
Sante Magazine
Rebecca Chapa
Although Petite Sirah has grown in California since 1878, it has not gained the cult following of Zinfandel. But change is afoot.
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October 01, 2007

“Blue Teeth Anyone? Apollonaire takes a look at some Petite Sirahs”
Apollonaire
If you think Petite Sirah is a junior version of the Rhone Valley's famous Syrah grape, you're wrong....
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August 29, 2007

“Wine of the Week”
Washington Times
Paul Lucas
Belying its name, petite sirah can be a bruising wine, powerfully tannic and full of teeth-staining extract. Yet when tamed by careful winemaking, it also can be...
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August 24, 2007

“P.S., Sneaky Me!”
www.biggerthanyourhead.net
Fredric Koeppel
I invited five people to the house for a double-blind wine tasting. That means that not only do the tasters not know the genre of the wines, they don't know anything about them...
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August 06, 2007

“In the Heat of the Summer, Light Red Wines Can Be a Cool Option”
Bloomberg.com
John Mariani
...most wine lovers wouldn't want to go through August and Labor Day weekend drinking nothing but white wine and rose...
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August 03, 2007

“Toast of the Valley”
Napa Valley Register
Bryan Del Bondio of Markham Vineyards and Robert Brittan of Brittan Family Vineyards have been elected to the board of directors of PS I Love You...
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August 01, 2007

“Petite Sirah: Nothing Petite About This Wine”
Dining
Bob Ecker
Petite Sirah, a big, macho, red grape is truly an up-and-coming varietal on American wine lists, but it has been around for some time.
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August 01, 2007

“This Sirah's not so petite”
The 30 Second Wine Advisor
For many wine enthusiasts, Petite Sirah is the Rodney Daingerfield of wine grapes, a variety that doesn't get any respect.
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July 19, 2007

“The No Account Grape: Petite Sirah”
The Napa Valley Register
Dan Berger
I'm not entirely sure why I like petite sirah so much, but my fascination with this otherwise no-account grape variety from southern France seems to know no bounds...
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July 18, 2007

“Wine: Big Flavorful Petite Sirahs”
Gannett Newspapers on the Web
Frank Sutherland and Kate Sutherland
This column is for people who like to drink big red wines. The cliche in the wine business says, "There's nothing petite about a petite sirah."
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July 13, 2007

“The No Account Grape: Petite Sirah”
KGO Newstalk AM-810
Dan Berger
I'm not entirely sure why I like petite sirah so much, but my fascination with this otherwise no-account grape variety from southern France seems to know no bounds.
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July 05, 2007

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Birmingham Eccentric
Eleanor & Ray Heald
If you're still confused about syrah and shiraz being the same variety, don't let this column about petite sirah confuse you further...
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June 06, 2007

“Resurgence of Petite Sirah Has Made for Notable Wines”
The Gazette (Colorado Springs)
Rich Mauro
Four years ago, I wrote my first review of wines labeled petite sirah. In interviews with several producers, I found a passion and enthusiasm...
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May 30, 2007

“Petite Sirah Powerhouse Among Reds”
InsideBayArea.com
Charles Olken
It is the fate of petite sirah, for better or for worse, that it is blessed with the potential to produce the biggest, toughest, brawniest red wines made in California.
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April 19, 2007

“Welcome home”
Weekly Calistogan
Jack Heeger
Since Sept. 11, 2001, Sgt. 1st Class Cheryl Dupris, a member of the U.S. Army's Individual Ready Reserve, has completed three tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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April 13, 2007

“Welcome home”
Napa Valley Register
Jack Heeger
Since Sept. 11, 2001, Sgt. 1st Class Cheryl Dupris, a member of the U.S. Army's Individual Ready Reserve, has completed three tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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April 01, 2007

“Petite Sirah”
The Colorado Wine News
Harold Baer
Petite Sirah defined...Notes on a few recently tasted Petites follow...(Several PS I Love You member wines reviewed)
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April 01, 2007

“Petite No More: Petite Sirah, a varietal once reserved for blending, breaks out on its own in California”
Market Watch
H. Lee Murphy
On a Thursday evening in early February, winery owners and special guests were invited to Rosenblum Cellars, in Alameda, California, for a tasting of Petite Sirah wines...
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March 30, 2007

“Buyer's Guide”
The Wine Investor
Best Buys: Among the wines reviewed in this issue, these are regarded as unusually good values.
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March 23, 2007

“California Petite Sirah”
San Francisco Chronicle
Jon Bonne
California vintners sure must like Petite Sirah. In 2005, The Chronicle received 35 of them to taste. Last year that increased to 65, and this year we received 99 wines.
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March 23, 2007

“A Beef Stew That's Almost as Good as a Roman Holiday”
San Francisco Chronicle
Joyce Goldstein
The sun was out and the air balmy. Such a day reminds me of Rome, and I had an overwhelming desire to drop everything and hop on a plane.
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March 23, 2007

“"Signature" Red Varieties Can Make Stars Out of Wines That Risk Being Overlooked”
The Authentic Bartender Blog
Mary Ewing-Mulligan and Ed McCarthy
Many wine lists are organized by grape variety--and generally the categories are those of such major international grapes as Cabernet, Merlot and Chardonnay.
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March 09, 2007

“Wine Tasting: P.S. I Love You”
Bohemian.com
Alastair Bland
In this big messy world of war, heartache, and scandalous newspaper headlines, about the last thing that need support and promotion...
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March 03, 2007

“Petite Sirah - One of California's Original Varieties”
Wine Library Terroir
Tom Ciocco
If the topic of California red wine comes up, the lion's share of the conversation will almost surely revolve around Cabernet Sauvignon...
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February 16, 2007

“The Wine Stained Teeth Are Worth It”
Fermentation: The Daily Wine Blog
Tom Wark
Ginny and I skidded through the rain this evening to check out the variety of Pets at Rosenblum Cellars in Alameda...
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February 10, 2007

“Petite Sirah - Undeservedly Overlooked”
Piedmont Post
Pierre du Mont
For years I have been trying to get people to give Petite Sirah a chance. I have not been too successful for the variety is still undeservedly overlooked.
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February 01, 2007

“The Blue Tooth Tour: A Case Study in PR”
Wines & Vines
Richard Paul Hinkle
It is wise to be wary of anything that needs a powerful public relations push to get your attention, particularly something you're certain you don't need...
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January 04, 2007

“Grape Escape and Grapevine”
Kansas City Star and Salt Lake City Weekly
Doug Frost and Ted Scheffler
Petite Sirah Highlights
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January 01, 2007

“The State of the Grape”
Wine Enthusiast Online
Steve Heimoff
Zinfandel, Petite Sirah: There's no longer any reason to separate these two because, texturally, they're so close. Both are dark, full-bodied wines...
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