A glass of wine every day is good for our health. Shiraz is one of my favorites. It is the leading grape of Australia and the classic red grape of the northern Rhone Valley of France (where it is known as syrah). It is also grown throughout southern France.
In the late 1980s and 1990s, California vintners also became increasingly fascinated by the grape which is now grown in many parts of California. The wine often has an unmistakable whiff of white pepper along with wild gamey, boysenberry flavors. Shiraz grapes have a characteristically deep purple color that is reflected in their wine.