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Shi·raz 1

 (shē-räz′)
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

 (shē-räz′)
n.
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).]

Shiraz

(ʃɪəˈrɑːz)
n
(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)

Shiraz

(ʃɪəˈrɑːz)
n
(Brewing) the name used in Australia for the Syrah grape and wines
[from Shiraz1, where the wine supposedly originated]

Shi•raz

(ʃɪˈrɑz)

n.
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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Production is quite focused on the French model and one of the criticisms has been that the Chinese have tried to reproduce the Bordeaux and Shirazes.
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And heavyweight wines--elite Napa Valley Cabs, full-throttle Zins, Barossa Valley Shirazes, Barolos, and the like--will overpower dishes that aren't themselves heavyweights.
For something quite different one of those outrageous sparkling Shirazes from Australia would respond to chilling out.