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Bordeaux Wine Futures
Visiting a winery to taste wines and yet there is none to buy? Peter F May looks at the Bordeaux system of wine futures.
1855 Classification of Medoc and Sauternes
You cannot talk about Bordeaux wines for long before there is a reference to the 1855 Classification. Peter F May lists the wines of the Medoc and Sauternes whose prices today are affected by a rating more than 150 years ago
The Bordeaux Classification
Why is a 150 year old list of wines important today? Peter F May looks at how wine prices and status continue to reflect long ago opinions.
The Wines of Bordeaux
The vineyards around the French city of Bordeaux are the home of some of the most famous and expensive wines in the world. Peter F May visits Bordeaux.
Biodynamic Producers Benziger and Boulard
Benziger Family Winery was one of the first in the USA to get Biodynamic Certification. The Boulard family has been growing grapes for more than 200 years and now Francis Boulard has converted to Biodynamic farming. Peter F May travels to California and Champagne to visit their vineyards
Biodynamic Producer Johan Reyneke
When Johan Reyneke took over responsibility for his family's vineyards he did something no-one in the country had ever done. Peter F May meets the first biodynamic farmer in South Africa.
What is Biodynamic Wine?
What makes a wine 'biodynamic'? Peter F May looks at a semi-mystical farming practise being adopted by wine growers.
Tasting Terroir in the Loire
Domaine du Closel - Chateau des Vaults is a female run winery in Savennières in the Loire valley, France. Peter F May meets owner-winemaker Vicomtesse Evelyne de Pontbriand and learns why it is not necessary to name the grape variety on a wine label.
Heron Hill Winery - NY
Finger Lakes' Heron Hill winery is going from strength to strength. Peter F May visited its spectacular tasting room and tasted its wine withe owners John and Jo Ingle.
Death at Chateau Bremont - Book Review
Death at the Chateau Bremont, by M. L. Longworth is a mystery set in the south of France, land of good food and wines. Peter F May investigates.
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