There are plenty of meaty, spicy reds out there that give Shiraz a run for its money. Our tasting team pick five alternatives that stand out...


Shiraz (also referred to as Syrah) is one of the world’s great grapes, primarily responsible for some of the best wines of the northern and southern Rhône, as well as many juicy reds of the Languedoc.

Shiraz is also synonymous with bold reds of Australia’s Barossa Valley.

But there are alternatives worth exploring, and so our tasting team have picked five wines to try out…

Five delicious Shiraz alternatives:


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