Shiraz Vs Cabernet Sauvignon

Although Shiraz is notably sweeter, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon are dry red wines. Shiraz has notes of blackberry and blueberry. In comparison, Cabernet Sauvignon has notes of black cherry, tobacco, and sometimes green bell pepper. Both wines originate from France and are still grown there today. They are also both aged wines and not consumed… Continue reading Shiraz Vs Cabernet Sauvignon

Which is Sweeter: Merlot or Shiraz?

In general, both Merlot and Shiraz wines have only trace amounts of residual sugar. This means the actual sugar content is negligent. Merlot can still taste a bit sweeter because it’s lighter in body, whereas Shiraz often has bold, masculine flavors. Although Merlot and Shiraz aren’t the driest reds available by far, they also aren’t… Continue reading Which is Sweeter: Merlot or Shiraz?

Should Shiraz Be Chilled?

Shiraz is a full bodied red that needs a good chill to taste its complex flavors. Serving it at room temperature emphasizes the taste of alcohol and bitterness, which comes from the grape tannins used to craft it. Chilling a full bodied red to at least 65 degrees is a good rule of thumb, but… Continue reading Should Shiraz Be Chilled?