Benchmarking South African Shiraz, and Syrah


Our exchange rate may be unfavourable and our overall consumption may be falling, but there still seem to be plenty of wine producers from all over the world eager to find a home in the UK wine market. Never is this more apparent than in the first few weeks of autumn, when all four corners of the wine world come to London to show their wares. 

It's a great opportunity for the trade to see what's new, and for assessing the relative quality of producers, regions and countries. I decided to focus on Shiraz a.k.a. Syrah (and blends thereof), and...