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  • n. A lesser grape variety, from the Rhone, related to Syrah
  • n. A red wine made from this grape


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  • Petit Sirah, also known as Durif, counts on its small berries to make concentrated, dense wines with blackberry fruit character, peppery spice and lots of tannin.

    Vue Weekly

  • The charming Durif enjoys his new home, and so do his longtime clients, an elegant group that includes style-setters like Amy Fine Collins and Nina Griscom.

    Global Spa Roundup: Sense, a Rosewood Spa : Meenal Mistry

  • Despite its identity problems -- it is different from Syrah, though some wineries call it Petite Syrah, and is the same as a grape called Durif, though some vines long considered Petite Sirah are actually something else -- its popularity does seem to be growing.

    Petite in Name, Big in Satisfaction

  • If you like a big red look for some Durif at Dan M's. cheers

    Recuperation soup

  • It is the main grape known in the US and Israel as Petite Sirah with over 90% of the California plantings labeled "Petite Sirah" being Durif grapes; the US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms recognizes "Durif" and "Petite Sirah" as interchangeable synonyms referring to the same grape.

    CellarTracker Tasting Notes (all notes)

  • If your hair is long or you have bangs, Durif offers a few tricks to keep the hair looking polished when it's time to take the hat off.


  • It can be easily removed, says Durif, and hair still looks pretty.


  • Says Durif, "If you have fine hair, wave a fabric softener sheet over the hair."


  • I haven't seen a Barkly Durif since the 2002 vintage release.

    The Wine Front


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