A Hurrah to Syrah

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Syrah (or Shiraz) is a dark-skinned grape variety originating in France, though it is now grown all over the world. Found to be a crossbreed between the Dureza and Mondeuse Blanche varieties, the wine is known for its deep, full-bodied flavor and peppery notes. Used as both a single varietal or as a blend, we can’t get enough of that rich red spice!

Here are some of our in-store favorites:

Ojai Vineyard Santa Barbara County Syrah ($33) Stewed plum, inky minerals, violets and olive. Classic and poised.

Chateau de Saint Cosme Cotes du Rhone ($22) Sandalwood, dark fruit, and flowers lend to a soft, dry finish.

Altizi Cab Franc ($50) Smoky berries, licorice and velvety tannins. Full-bodied, with a bite.

Tipsy is a woman-owned wine and spirits shop in New York City. We offer more than 200 varietals for every palate and budget, as well as artisanal gifts and glassware. In addition to our retail presence, we produce educational wine tastings for law firms, nonprofits, and companies of all sizes. Our team of women sommeliers is also available to lead wine tastings for private events, engagement parties and bridal showers. To book a tasting or order client gifts, email events@shoptipsy.com.