Borrowed from French syrah. The derivation from the Persian city name of Shiraz (شیراز) is today believed to be a legend. The same goes for derivations from Syria, Syracuse or the Greek island of Syros. The name might be connected to the Proto-Celtic root ser “mountain range” (compare Portuguese serra, Spanish sierra).
- A dark-skinned variety of grape, used to produce red wines.
- A wine produced from this variety of grape.
- 2009, January 18, “Leslie Kaufman”, in Torn Between Green Galas? At Least They’re a Walk Apart:
- There will be organic beer from Anheuser-Busch and Six Gill syrah and Great White chardonnay from Shark Trust Wines, which gives 10 percent of its proceeds to help the endangered marine predators.