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French Alteration for Shiraz,
A variety of black grape cultivated especially in Australia, southern France, and the United States;
Full bodied red-wine made from the Syrah grape;
Person a: What is the name of this wine, exactly? Syrah or Shiraz?
Person b: Originally, it's Shiraz. Because the best black grape for making this kind of red-wine is from Shiraz, the city in Iran, and from the belief that the vine was brought to Europ from Iran during the Crusades.
by tbooti May 14, 2010