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Sour Grapes - Movie Review
Sour Grapes is fast paced movie about a multi-million dollar scam in rare old wines, and how a tenacious band of wine lovers turned sleuths to reveal the truth. Peter F May watched in amazement aa people paying the price of a luxury car for one wine bottle didn't even 'kick the tyres'.
Secrets of Jacquez, Black Spanish and Lenoir
MJacquez is an old grape variety that few have heard of, but it has played an important role in at least three areas. Now DNA testing has revealed new information about its origins that may have a great impact on today's viticulture.
Steep Slopes Make Memorable Riesling
A river cruise from Budapest,Hungary to Amsterdam,Netherlands took Peter F May down the Rhine past the Mosel. He went along the Mosel to see some of the world's steepest vineyards and to taste the Riesling wines they produce.
What is Orange Wine?
What is Orange Wine? Or –– Orange is the new White! The choice has been red or white or pink, but increasingly now there’s a new colour to add to your palate’s palette. Peter F May gets to grip with a white wine that wants to be red and ends up orange!
Sideways - The Play
The movie Sideways was a great hit but Rex Pickett,author of the source novel wanted to take back control of his story and wrote a play. Peter F May saw its European premiere
Matching Wine to Food in the Real World
Seems everyone is suggesting 'ideal' wine matches for food but it's not so easy in the real world, says Peter F May
Top 10 Tasting No-Nos
Tastings are a great way to learn about wine, and they're Fun, says Peter F May. But there are some things you should not do at them, here are ten to avoid.
Top 10 Tasting Tips
Here are ten tips on how to get the best from wine tastings. Peter F May has attended more than he can count and also stood behind the table pouring at several.
What is Fortified Wine?
What does ‘fortified’ mean? Peter F May discusses the addition of brandy during winemaking.
Your Wine Cellar - Tracking the contents
Whether it is 5 bottles or 50, you'll need to know what the cellar contains. Peter F May considers some options.
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