ArticleSyrah: Versatile, bold and colorfulWritten by Chik BrennemanAustralia recognizes Syrah as Shiraz. It is presumed that the name stuck as the cuttings that were brought to the country in the 1830s by James Busby were identified with the names Ciras and Scryas, making it difficult to research the origins of the name, given the Iranian connection . . .Already a member? Log InYou'll Also Like Article MEMBERS ONLY Crafting Pinot Noir Wines Finesse the legendary grape from Burgundy. Article MEMBERS ONLY Nero d’Avola: The red grape of Sicily . . . Sicily’s legacy of red wine is all about Nero d’Avola, second only to Catarratto Bianco. There are almost 18,000 hectares (about 46,000 acres) of Nero in Sicily.