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April 2022: Petite Sirah

Our next tasting will be 7:30PM on Thursday April 7th. The tasting will be drawn from a collection of Petite Sirahs. Note that Petite Sirah is a completely different grape variety than Syrah or even Petite Syrah (a name used for a subvariety in parts of France). The style of Petite Sirah is closer to the body and spiciness of a Zinfandel than it is to Syrah. Based on DNA finger printing, it turns out to be Durif. Durif is a cross of Syrah and Peloursin. About 10% of the Petite Sirah in California is actually Peloursin. Durif came from France, but it is seldom grown there today. The only places outside of California that grow substantial amounts of Durif are Australia and Israel. The cost will be $25 for members and $30 for non-members.

Members get a preferential right to sign up for this tasting through Monday, March 14th. After that it will be opened to non-members. We do allow up to four non-members sign up during the member signup period.


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