A Study of Australian Shiraz

Dec 9, 2012 Full story: Examiner.com 17

Syrah, called Shiraz in Australia and South Africa, calls its home the Northern Rhone in France.

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Elias

Glen Waverley, Australia

#1 Dec 10, 2012
Shiraz is a city in Iran or ancient persia where the best red wine in the ancient world was produced.

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Since: Jan 11

Belmont, Australia

#2 Dec 10, 2012
Is it still being produced there, or has Islam since put the kibosh on it as is the cherished plan here also?

Are all our vineyards to be uprooted and replaced by poppy fields ...(Halal, of course)?
Elias

Glen Waverley, Australia

#3 Dec 10, 2012
The ADELAIDEAN wrote:
Is it still being produced there, or has Islam since put the kibosh on it as is the cherished plan here also?
Are all our vineyards to be uprooted and replaced by poppy fields ...(Halal, of course)?
LOL! I think the Afghans and central Asians have cornered the poppy market ;)
Wine and beer making making originated in the fertile crescent around Sumer. Brewing and wine making was spread to the Persians and Arabs. The Persians developed a superior strain of red in the city of Shiraz which carries it's name even to this day. The Arabs became hooked on distilled liquors similar to grappa which became a scourge till islam banned drinking. Wine spread westwards to the Etruscans who taught Romans how to cultivate vines. By the 1st century AD Roman grape vines became the standard bearer of top quality red and white wine. Most of strains in western Europe were from the Romans. Even Tamil kings in southern India were importing red wine in amphoras from Rome up to the 4th century AD.
Elias

Glen Waverley, Australia

#4 Dec 10, 2012
Forgot to mention (a bit off topic) but the word alcohol is bought to us from the same people who bought the world islam.
sid

Brisbane, Australia

#5 Dec 10, 2012
The ADELAIDEAN wrote:
Is it still being produced there, or has Islam since put the kibosh on it as is the cherished plan here also?
Are all our vineyards to be uprooted and replaced by poppy fields ...(Halal, of course)?
Ironic isn't it that mussies ban alcohol but afganistan is the worlds largest producer opium.
sid

Brisbane, Australia

#6 Dec 10, 2012
The ADELAIDEAN wrote:
Is it still being produced there, or has Islam since put the kibosh on it as is the cherished plan here also?
Are all our vineyards to be uprooted and replaced by poppy fields ...(Halal, of course)?
Now you've got me wondering Mr A, is that white stuff sprinkled on your lamington really coconut, I notice the photo deliberately lacks detail.Hmmmmm....

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Since: Jan 11

Belmont, Australia

#7 Dec 10, 2012
sid wrote:
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Ironic isn't it that mussies ban alcohol but afganistan is the worlds largest producer opium.
My point exactly. It's another case of "name your poison".

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Since: Jan 11

Belmont, Australia

#8 Dec 10, 2012
sid wrote:
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Now you've got me wondering Mr A, is that white stuff sprinkled on your lamington really coconut, I notice the photo deliberately lacks detail.Hmmmmm....
Sssshh!! Don't tell anyone but my Lamington coconut is not dessicated. It's desecrated!:))
sid

Brisbane, Australia

#9 Dec 10, 2012
The ADELAIDEAN wrote:
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Sssshh!! Don't tell anyone but my Lamington coconut is not dessicated. It's desecrated!:))
You got to wonder whether the afagans might be sampling the product pretty heavily, might explain some of the behavior.
Elias

Glen Waverley, Australia

#10 Dec 10, 2012
sid wrote:
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You got to wonder whether the afagans might be sampling the product pretty heavily, might explain some of the behavior.
Careful when you order one of these when having a coffee
It ain't wallnuts on top
http://www.google.com.au/imgres...

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Since: Jan 11

Belmont, Australia

#11 Dec 10, 2012
Elias wrote:
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Careful when you order one of these when having a coffee
It ain't wallnuts on top
http://www.google.com.au/imgres...
I thought they were rat brains!:)
Elias

Glen Waverley, Australia

#12 Dec 10, 2012
The ADELAIDEAN wrote:
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I thought they were rat brains!:)
cost extra
husin

Jakarta, Indonesia

#13 Dec 10, 2012
uhmm...whats the relation of islam with the title?
Punjabi Drug Abuser

Craigieburn, Australia

#14 Dec 10, 2012
sid wrote:
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Ironic isn't it that mussies ban alcohol but afganistan is the worlds largest producer opium.
Opium used to be indian drug of choice
The brits took opium from india and dump it on china for golds
Hippy culture in the 60s comes from india with heavy drug usage and flower shirt like the indian saris
The gurus drugged the followers to commit mass suicide happened a lot back then
scooterman

Point Cook, Australia

#15 Dec 10, 2012
sid wrote:
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You got to wonder whether the afagans might be sampling the product pretty heavily, might explain some of the behavior.
They do. It 'helps with the asthma'......

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/32317823/ns/healt...
scooterman

Point Cook, Australia

#16 Dec 10, 2012
Elias wrote:
Shiraz is a city in Iran or ancient persia where the best red wine in the ancient world was produced.
But so-called 'Shiraz' came from the Rhone Valley in France instead of Shiraz in Iran, it was originally called 'syrah'. Australians named their own syrah wine 'Shiraz' to differentiate it from the French version.

Shiraz in Iran made wine until the 1979 revolution.
Fooey

Brisbane, Australia

#17 Dec 10, 2012
personally , I have always prefered the cabinet savignon.........

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