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SYRAH or SHIRAZ GRAPE and Syrah Glass 20 oz.
   Syrah or Shiraz is a dark-skinned grape grown throughout the world and used primarily to produce strong red wines. Whether sold as Syrah or Shiraz, these wines enjoy great popularity.
   Syrah is used as a varietal and is also blended. Following several years of strong planting, Syrah was estimated in 2004 to be the world's 7th most grown grape.
   The name Shiraz became popular for this grape variety in Australia, where it has long been established as the most grown dark-skinned variety. It is called Syrah in its country of origin, France, as well as in the United States.