December 26, 2010

“Two faces of Petite Sirah from Langtry Estate”
californiawinereport.blogspot.com
Michael Jamais
Petite Sirah has over the last century become a typical Californian variety, just like Zinfandel. According to the latest harvest report, there's 2864 hectares of Petite Sirah planted and in production.
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December 13, 2010

“Petite Tasting ~ With the Big Boys”
wine-blog.org
Jo Diaz
When I ask the members of PS I Love You for anything... I mean anything (including Petite Sirah Shoes, explanation coming in the near future)... they respond in huge ways. In such a huge way, actually, that the tasting I wanted to do in one sitting needed to be broken up into two parts.
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December 09, 2010

“Crash course on petite sirah”
St. Helena Star
Michael Wangbickler
The winegrape Durif is an interesting specimen. It is a red variety that usually produces tannic wines of deep color, with a spicy-plummy flavor profile.
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December 09, 2010

“Delicious New Petites to Taste at Dark & Delicous 2011”
wine-blog.org
Jo Diaz
Each year, as soon as Dark & Delicious is announced, the PS I Love You group gains new members. It's just a marketing 101 phenomenon. People get that they've got to get out there and pour their wines, if they're to be known for them.
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December 06, 2010

“Petite Sirah - Part Two”
wine-wench.com
Sue Straight
This is part two of our not-so-petite tasting. Our intrepid panel tasted 14 Petite Sirahs, priced $24 and up. The most expensive wine in this flight was $60 and in my humble opinion, it was well worth the price tag.
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November 29, 2010

“Petite Sirah Has a Père dans le Rhône”
wine-blog.org
Jo Diaz
The wine industry has opened up the world to me, which includes having contacts all over the place. It's a great experience, because I've always felt like a citizen of the world...
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November 23, 2010

“Average Consumer is Planted at Petite Sirah Symposium for Impressions”
wine-blog.org
Jo Diaz
At the Eighth Annual Petite Sirah Symposium sponsored by and held at Concannon Vineyard this past August, I planted a couple of my friends at this industry only event. Why? I felt that it's important to get a handle on what the average consumer thinks of Petite Sirah.
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November 10, 2010

“Jim Concannon Receives Man of the Year Award”
wine-blog.org
Jo Diaz
When I was hired to be the publicist for Concannon Vineyard in 2003, I came to realize that I had been given a true gem, within the wine business.
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November 05, 2010

“A Petite Tasting That Was Huge, Of Course”
wine-blog.org
Jo Diaz
When I ask the members of PS I Love Youfor anything... I mean anything... they respond in huge ways. In such a huge way, actually, that the tasting I wanted to do in one sitting needed to be broken up into two parts.
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November 01, 2010

“PETITE SIRAH - Part One”
wine-wench.com
Sue Straight
Don't let the name fool you - there is nothing petite about this varietal (that's why I did the caption all in caps - big letters for big wines!)! Petite Sirah tends to be big, bold and in-your-face.
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October 30, 2010

“Big, Dark, and Delicious”
enofylz.wordpress.com
Martin Redmond
I was headed home Friday after another week of too many hours, and not enough rest. I decided to pick up a pizza on the way home because we'd opened a 2006 Rosenblum Cellars Richard Sauret Zinfandel (88pts) the night before...
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October 18, 2010

“10 Great California Values”
WineSpectator.com
MaryAnn Worobiec
The most extreme value comes from Line 39, a brand made by veteran winemaker Bob Broman...
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July 29, 2010

“PS I (Gulp) Love You”
Dan Berger's Vintage Experiences
Dan Berger
Tannin is Petite Sirah's constant nemesis, and at the eighth annual PS I Love You symposium this week, it was the one word that was almost completely unspoken...

March 01, 2010

“Difference Among Petite Sirah, Syrah, and Shiraz”
examiner.com
Braden Sweet
Much like Myanmar and Burma, bell peppers and capsicums, Clark Kent and Superman, two names for the same thing can lead to some head scratching...
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February 19, 2010

“Dark and Delicious: An Evening of Indulgence”
michael3900.blogspot.com
Michael Leonard
I've been a fan of Petite Sirah for some time. I live 5 miles from Concannon Vineyards, the historic family-owned winery that in 1961 was the first to release Petite Sirah...
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January 31, 2010

“You Say Shiraz, Bureau Says Petite”
republicanherald.com
David Falchek
You say shiraz, others say syrah. But according to the federal government, from now on, U.S. wine producers must say "petite sirah," when talking about syrah's ever-more popular offspring...
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January 31, 2010

“Petite Sirah: Petite or Not?”
blog.cawinemerchants.com
A recent conversation and tasting with Girard winemaker, Zach Long, brought to my attention that a long held belief that Petite Sirah is so named for its small berry size may be a myth...
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January 31, 2010

“Paso Robles Petite Sirah Gaining Fame”
sanluisobispo.com
Laurie Daniel
Petite sirah is still a relatively minor player in the California wine industry, accounting for only about 1.5 percent of planted acreage, but it seems to have found a good home in Paso Robles...
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January 27, 2010

“Near-Forgotten French Grape Becomes Part of U.S. Wine Heritage”
thetimes-tribune.com
David Falchek
You say shiraz, others say syrah. But according to the federal government, from now on, U.S. wine producers must say "petite sirah," when talking about syrah's ever-more popular offspring...
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January 22, 2010

“Easing Winter's Chill with a Big Red”
pittsburgh.bizjournals.com
John Eld
Red wine lovers who partake right through the sweltering days of summer may disagree, but, for more, nothing calls for big, robust reds like the icy blasts of a frigid, northern winter...
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January 21, 2010

“Grape Escape: Looking at the History of Petite Sirah Wine”
starexponent.com
Kim Kelly
When it comes to unique, mysterious and often misunderstood grape varietals, Petite Sirah (also spelled Petite Syrah) ranks among the top...
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January 20, 2010

“Dark and Delicious Petite Sirah Tasting: February 19, Alameda, CA”
vinography.com
Alder Yarrow
I've referred to it in the past as "the beast." Possessing tannins that need to be tamed through intelligent winemaking, Petite Sirah can truly be a monster of a wine...
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January 20, 2010

“Petite Sirah Deserves More Respect and Attention”
kenswineguide.com
Ken Hoggins
I love Petite Sirah. When made right it can be extraordinary and it is hardly Petite. It is big and bold and in your face....
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January 16, 2010

“Wine Topic of the Day - Petite Sirah”
teleburst.wordpress.com
Neither petite (in terms of body and color) nor syrah (often confused with Petite Syrah which is a small-berried syrah found in the Rhone), this grape was long thought to be a relative or variant of Durif...
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January 11, 2010

“Petite Sirah and Petite Verdot”
winomagazine.com
Christine Go
Does size matter? Well, it does if you're talking about grapes, namely Petite Sirah and Petit Verdot. These varietals produce big, bold wines, so why are they called "petite" Give up?
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January 10, 2010

“Petite Sirah vs. Zinfandel vs. Pinot Noir”
northsidesf.com
Fred McMillin
In October, our Fort Mason class found Petite Sirah outscored Syrah. So we decided to match another six bottles of Petite Sirah with their Zinfandel and Pinot Noir counterparts....
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January 07, 2010

“Dark & Delicious Word Association Contest”
Good Grape
Jameson Fink
Ah, Petite Sirah, the oft thought of (but infrequently purchased at retail) varietal. Jo Diaz, the Executive Director of P.S. I love You, a non-profit association dedicated to the advancement of Petite Sirah, thinks there is a reason for the infrequently purchased part - particularly when you consider that by her tally there are 688 wineries in the country making a Petite Sirah
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