Wine down under

The Wishing Tree 2012 Adelaide Shiraz, Grocery Outlet

Illustration by Serene Lusano

Australians have some interesting slang—mozzies for mosquitoes immediately comes to mind—but did you know that their word for syrah is shiraz, and that it’s one of the country’s most important varietals? The Wishing Tree 2012 Shiraz ($5), made with fruit sourced from south Australia’s Adelaide Hills, is an enjoyable (and economical) representative of its home down under. Blackberry, licorice and cracked pepper aromas bring flavors of currants, dark cherries and anise with medium tannins.