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Shi·raz 1

A city of southwest-central Iran south of Tehran. It has long been an important commercial center noted for its carpets and metalworks. The ruins of ancient Persepolis are nearby.

Shi·raz 2

1. The Syrah grape, especially when grown in Australia.
2. A red wine made from this grape.

[Alteration of French syrah (influenced by Shiraz1, from the belief that it was brought to Europe from Iran during the Crusades).]
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(Placename) a city in SW Iran, at an altitude of 1585 m (5200 ft): an important Muslim cultural centre in the 14th century; university (1948); noted for fine carpets. Pop: 1 230 000 (2005 est)


(Brewing) the name used in Australia for the Syrah grape and wines
[from Shiraz1, where the wine supposedly originated]
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a city in SW Iran. 1,042,801.
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Noun1.Shiraz - a city in central southwestern IranShiraz - a city in central southwestern Iran; ruins of ancient Persepolis are nearby
Iran, Islamic Republic of Iran, Persia - a theocratic Islamic republic in the Middle East in western Asia; Iran was the core of the ancient empire that was known as Persia until 1935; rich in oil
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I read in the Gulistan, or Flower Garden, of Sheik Sadi of Shiraz, that "they asked a wise man, saying: Of the many celebrated trees which the Most High God has created lofty and umbrageous, they call none azad, or free, excepting the cypress, which bears no fruit; what mystery is there in this?
Local residents said Khawaja Shiraz Nasir, 40, was flying from Moghlasht to Charira in his glider, a frequent flier with a lot of flying hours to his credit, when it fell from high altitude due to stormy winds.
For a night out during a busy work week, Shiraz is a perfect choice.
All producers of Shiraz are invited to enter their wines in the annual Shiraz Challenge, irrespective whether they are members of the association or not.
But one thing we do seem to be confident about is our taste for shiraz - the UK's top selling varietal red over the past year.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SHIRAZ sam wylie-harris BUYING wine can be complicated, especially if the label's in French or Italian.
The one red grape in particular that hit success in one was the syrah, or shiraz as it became known.
But one thing we do seem to be confident about is our taste for Shiraz - the UK's top-selling varietal red over the past year.
Qatar, a United Arab Emirates based carrier, on Monday announced it has launched services to the southern Iranian city of Shiraz.
EXUBERANT shiraz such as a Penfolds St Henri Shiraz 2015 (PSLaithwaite's) are built to last.
One Rizwan had some dispute with Shiraz and others.
Leigh's knowledge of the Barossa Valley, the winery and its output, was exemplary and gave a great explanation of this region well-known for its world-renowned shiraz.