Shiraz versus Zinfandel


Shiraz Vs Zinfandel

In the Wine Bible, Karen McNeil describes Zinfandel as a “mouth-filling dry red wine crammed with jammy blackberry, boysenberry, and plumy fruit.” Syrah on the other hand has flavors that “… lean towards leather, damp earth, wild blackberries, smoke, roasted meats, and especially pepper and spice.” We believe: 1) Zinfandel tends to be higher in alcohol than Old World Syrah, though this may not help with New World Syrahs. 2) Zinfandel displays more red fruit than Syrah. 3) Zinfandel lacks strong tannin. This event will feature top Syrah and Zinfandel from California, Australia, France and Italy.

Guest Speaker:  Matthew Stollenmaier
. Matt enjoys collecting, studying, tasting wine which started as a hobby through working in the hospitality industry back in the 1990’s but became a strong passion…yes, Matt is a wine geek and proud of it. He has always enjoyed learning and sharing wine knowledge with others. Matt holds the WSET Intermediate Wine & Spirit Education Trust Certification from the International Wine Center in New York City, Master of Wine program. He is also a member of the Society of Wine Educators having attended the Institute of Culinary Education wine and food pairing program and the Culinary Institute of America California for study of California wines and Burgundy wines.

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