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WIne and Goats at Fairview
Fairview wine farm,near Cape Town, South Africa, is popular with visitors and not just for its wines, says Peter F May.
Visiting Neethlingshof Estate
Neethlingshof Estate is a 320 year old wine farm situated in Stellenbosch, South Africa. Peter F May went for lunch and met the winemaker.
Madeira Wines - Book Review
A beautiful new colour book about Madeira wines confounds expectations by containing detailed information.
Zinfandel A History - Book Review
This must be the definitive book about a very much appreciated American grape. Sullivan is an enthusiast about the Zinfandel variety says Peter F May
What is Wild Fermentation?
Combine more competition among wine makers, abundant harvests, lower consumption, and you have an enophiles dream--quality wine at lower prices!
The Wild Vine: Book Review
The Wild Vine – A Forgotten Grape and the Untold Story of American Wine by Todd Kliman tells the story of Norton, America's forgotten grape. Also known as Cynthiana, Norton was once an important variety. Peter F May was enthralled.
Wine De-Mystified - Course Review
Master Sommelier Keith Goldston has a new online course 'Wine De-mystified: A Practical Guide'. Peter F May enrols to see if he can tell Claret from Bordeaux. There is a 40% discount on the cost of the course for readers of this article.
What does Old Vines Mean?
What does it mean when the label says 'old vine' asked a reader who'd bought a bottle of Zinfandel. Not much, says Peter F May.
What is a Cork?
Corks are not all the same, says Peter F May, and they give clues to the quality of wine in the bottle.
What is Tannin in Red Wine?
Tannin is naturally produced in red wines as a result of fermentation and more is added during barrel aging. Peter F May considers tannins and why they are desirable.
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