Sift flour, sugar, cocoa powder, salt, baking soda and buttermilk powder into mixing bowl of stand mixer.
With paddle attachment mix on low speed to combine.
Add oil, water, eggs, and 1/4 cup wine syrup one at a time and continue mixing until blended together.
Pour into cupcake pan and bake for 16 - 20 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly touched or toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.
Remove from oven and let cool.
If you want more wine flavor, use a skewer and poke holes in top of cupcakes, use 1/8 cup of wine syrup and drizzle over tops of cupcake.