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Vinho Verde - fresh young wine of Portugal
Vinho Verde is a young fresh light wine from Northern Portugal. Peter F May returned from Portugal a fan of this quaffable 'green' wine.
Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, thinks an English sparkling wine should be called Champagne. Peter F May disagrees.
Portugal's Quinta da Pacheca winery
Peter F May visits the home of Port wine in Portugal and tastes the wines of Quinta da Pacheca
Port - the wine of Portugal
Port wine takes its name from the city that exported it. Peter F May visits Oporto and the Sandeman Port Cellars
En Primeur or Wine Futures
Every year in April wine buyers and critics head to Bordeaux in France to taste and bid for wine that has not been made and will not be in bottle for another 18 – 24 months. Peter F May considers buying wine futures.
Pink and Rosé wines and White Zinfandel
Pink wines, also known by the French term rosé have become fashionable in the past few years, Peter F May looks at how they are made and remembers the origin of White Zinfandel.
Can you tell Cheap Wine from Expensive?
A recent experiment has led researchers to claim that people cannot tell the difference between expensive and cheap wines, but it is not so easy, says Peter F May
Chenin Blanc - a Versatile Wine Grape
Chenin Blanc is a white grape variety that makes reliable and sometimes stunning wines at reasonable prices, and yet it is unfashionable, says Peter F May.
It is not common but wines at all price levels have been faked. Peter F May considers some recent cases.
Mix Your Own Wine
It is now fashionable to mix your wines at dinner parties. And why not? It's what winemakers do, says Peter F May.
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