Syrah:  earthy and fruity

Pair with lamb, sausages, and grilled meats of all kinds

Photo: Thomas J. Story

Swirl and taste: Dark fruit (blackberries, blueberries, and cherries), black olives, and herbs against a backdrop of earthy leather, tobacco, and meaty bacon, laced with black pepper.

Pair with:

• Lamb
• Sausages
• Grilled meats of all kinds
• Roast pork
• Barbecue
• Stews
• Game―venison, squab
• Black olives
• Dishes with lots of black pepper
• Dishes with pungent herbs

Find your style: Syrah grown in the cooler parts of the West can be very dark and earthy. In warmer regions, the ripe fruit pops.

Great recipe pairings

• Moroccan Vegetable Stew
 • Mediterranean Carrot Salad
 • Warm Lentil Salad with Portabellas
 • Portabella Burgers

Steak and Ribs
• Rib-Eye Steaks with Tomato-Basil Relish
 • Multicolored-Pepper Steaks with Balsamic Onions
 • Flank Steak with Warm Moroccan Spices
 • Bite-Back Ribs
 • Sweet and Sticky Oven-Barbecued Pork Back Ribs

• Salt-and-Pepper Beef Roast
 • Santa Maria Barbecue
 • Pastel de Choclo (Beef and Corn Shepherd's Pie)

• Spiced Lamb Chops
 • Lamb Chops with Mint Risotto
 • Grilled Lamb with Garlic and Rosemary
 • Grilled Moroccan Lamb Kebabs with Grapes
 • Baked Eggplant and Lamb

 • Spiced Pulled Pork Sandwiches
 • Spice-rubbed Pork Tenderloins
 • Topsy-turvy Pizza Pot Pie
 • Chile Verde

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