Category Archives: Fun Wine Facts

Sirah vs Syrah vs Shiraz vs Sera

Syrah, Petite Sirah, Shiraz . . . they’re all the same, right? Not quite. While all of these grapes produce big, bold, spicy red wines, one of these things (varietals) is not like the others. In short, Syrah and Shiraz … Continue reading

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Everything you wanted to know about veraison… but were afraid to ask.

Size matters apparently. So does color! Veraison is that time of year when we look for the largest, most ripe grapes and start gearing up for harvest. Winemaker Matt from Kendall-Jackson explains in his blog that veraison is a physiological … Continue reading

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Welcome to our new blog!

Greetings from Platypus Wine Tours and welcome to our lovely new blog. Here you’ll find all kinds of information about our wine tours to the most beautiful wineries in America’s premier wine regions of Napa Valley, St. Helena and Calistoga, … Continue reading

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