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Mourvedre and Mataro - two names for the same wine
Mourvedre is also known as Mataro and it is a grape few wine drinkers had ever heard of but now it is becoming fashionable. Peter F May considers the variety known by the French as the 'Dog-Strangler'.
Concord is a native American grape that is used for juices, jellies and wine. The wines are rarely seen outside their home but Peter F May was able to taste one in London.
American Wine Society
The American Wine Society was started 45 years ago. Peter F May looks at this non-profit wine enthusiasts organisation and reveals he will be speaking at its November annual conference.
Do Sulphites in Wine Cause Headaches?
Sulphur has been used in winemaking for thousands of years but it is only recently that it has been blamed for causing headaches. Peter F May considers whether it is guilty and ponders on why it is only now that it is getting a bad reputation.
Robert Blanck Winery - Alsace
Robert Blanck is the owner and winemaker of a small family estate winery in Alsace, France. Peter F May paid a visit.
Alsace, home of white wines in tall thin bottles. Peter F May travels the wine route.
French Red Wine Decoder
Will you be travelling to France? Few French wines name a grape variety on the label, and restaurants list wines by region rather than varietal. Peter F May's handy chart helps you find the red varieties you want when in France
Know Your Fizz
Sparkling wine is special, but there are several ways to get that fizz in your glass. Peter F May looks them and confesses to a discovery.
Ch Latour Quits Futures Market
There is excitement in the fine wine business after Chateau Latour announced it was pulling out of the long-established ‘En Primeur’ (or ‘futures’) system of selling wine, says Peter F May.
More Confusing Wine Names
They’re not exactly homonyms but they are wines and wine terms that sound alike and cause confusion, so if you want to know Pouilly Fumé from Pouilly Fuisse, Syrah from Petit Sirah and Variety from Varietal read on.
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