The Wandering Wino Blog

Occupy Syrah

Syrah Shiraz

A few weeks ago, Bill Eyer, AKA @Cuvee_Corner tweeted about #occupysyrah. It sounded interesting, and as a big time Rhone wine lover, I was intrigued. I quickly got behind this wine movement. Think of me as the bar back in the movement.

As far as politics goes, that is a whole different thing, and we'll leave that for the evening news. This is about Syrah and simply has a catchy name. Marie Payton of #winechat had things lined up for Shiraz and Suzanne Barros from Wines of Austraila. It seemed simply synergistic to drink Shiraz/Syrah, and have some fun together!

#Occupysyrah is between 4 PM - 8 PM PST tonight. #winechat normal times of 6-7 PST will be discussion much of Shiraz. Drink what you like, but I'll have both Shiraz and Syrah in my glass. Use hashtag #occupysyrah for the duration of the evening. 

I wish I could tell you I've been braising an osso bucco for hours to pair with my Syrah/Shiraz, but this is crazy holiday time, and I'll be real. I won't pretend with some hijacked photo of a beautiful plated dish. My wife is bringing something home. I just hope it pairs! No matter what, I'll be with good freinds, family, and drinking good Syrah and Shiraz! 

If you have some fun photos, recipes, pairings, etc, please post here, or on the Facebook page OccupySyrah. Are you joining us? What will you be drinking?