#76: The Syrah/Shiraz Issue

  • Special Report: Is Syrah “the next Merlot”?
  • Operation Profile: Wine Country Restauraunt's Syrah-Based Wines Take Center Stage
  • 157 Wines Recommended


Below is a summary of Restaurant Wine magazine issue #76, published in March/April 2000. This issue is available for purchase online by clicking “Add to Cart” below.

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Featured in This Issue

Special Report

Is Syrah “the next Merlot”? Publisher Ronn Wiegand examines the rising popularity of this noble varietal, citing 5 reasons for its sudden success. This issue also includes a hands-on guide to selling Syrah (and Shiraz) in restaurants.

Operation Profile

At this wine country restaurant, Syrah-based wines (which account for 25% of total wine sales) take center stage…

Wine Reviews

157 recommended wines from several countries, outstanding Syrahs from California, France, and Australia (Shiraz). Other featured wines include exceptional new releases from Palmer (New York), Trentadue (California), Estancia (California), Santa Rita (Chile), Yalumba (Australia), Millsreef (New Zealand), and Felton Road (New Zealand).