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Recently a fellow wine professional and friend of mine, Taylor Eason, accepted a position at Foppiano Vineyards as the new Director of Marketing. During a phone call to congratulate her as well as to discuss the new role I asked Taylor what types of wine Foppiano was known for. She replied, “Petite Sirah, first and foremost”.
I thought to myself for moment that maybe, just maybe, I wasn’t the ardent fan of Petite Sirah that I thought I was. Because, frankly, I never knew Foppiano produced a Petite Sirah much less as their main focal point varietal.
After that conversation came to an end I had another thought, “I wonder how many wonderful Petite Sirah’s are out there that I am missing out on? Better yet, I wonder how many I can find through Google?”
So began a quick search for other lovely purple teeth producing darlings that sometimes go by the name Durif. After switching my search to ‘images’ I came across a whole host of other wineries and their labels who grow and vinify this gorgeous grape that I had never heard of! This lead me to think that I was surely not the only Petite Sirah lover out there who had not tasted, much less heard of, some of these wines.
It dawned on me that many of them were most likely on Twitter so I started searching there as well. Wouldn’t you know it, I found a bunch of them on Twitter!
So I figured why not take some time and put together a neat video that actually shows the 90+ labels that I found and includes the Twitter handles for those that I came across.
Petite Sirah – All hail the purple teeth!