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Farewell to Pontac
Pontac is a rare ancient grape variety whose unusual red juice was used to deter baboons in South Africa. Peter F May opens his last bottle and regrets there is no more to buy.
Cooking with Grapes
A New York grape pie started Peter F May pondering why we don't use this fruit more in cooking.
Munson Memorial Vineyard, Denison, Texas
The Munson Memorial Vineyard in Denison, Texas, commemorates the Texan who saved the world's wines. Peter F May travels to Denison and gets a personal guided tour of the vineyard.
Searching Texas for Munson
T V Munson was the Texan who saved the worlds wines. Peter F May travels to Denison, Texas in search of the vineyard planted in his honour.
T V Munson - Wine's Saviour
Thomas Volney Munson (1843-1913) was a nurseryman, grape vine breeder, author, holder of the Legion d’Honneur (France’s highest honour), and saviour of the world’s wines. Peter F May tells how a French delegation visited Denison, Texas, to beg Munson's help in saving the world's wines.
Dry Comal Creek Winery, Texas
When adversity strikes, does a Texan give up? No, he finds an advantage and grows stronger than before. Peter F May visits Dry Comal Creek that came back from wipeout with a new and unique focus.
Sunset Winery, Texas
Sunset Winery is a small family owned winery and vineyard near Fort Worth in Texas. Peter F May called in to taste wines made from Texas's own Black Spanish variety.
Does Wine Really Contain Milk, Eggs and Fish?
New allergy warnings are appearing on wine labels. Many drinkers will be astonished to read their wine contains milk, eggs or fish. But Peter F May says 'phooey'.
The Myth of Steen and Chenin Blanc
They say Steen is the name used in South Africa for Chenin Blanc in almost every article, news item and blog post about wine that you read. But that is just not true, says Peter F May. However the myth seems to be coming fact.
What is Phylloxera?
Phylloxera destroyed the words vineyards just over a hundred years ago. They all had to be replanted. The pest is as active today. Peter F May looks at the 'devastator' and how America gifted the world both the disease and its cure.
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