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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.
What is Carmenere Wine?
Carmenere was lost and forgotten but now it's back. If you like Merlot you'll love Carmenere, says Peter F May.
Oldman's Brave New World of Wine – Book Review
Mark Oldman’s exuberant ebullient new book -- Oldman's Brave New World of Wine –- aims to lead wine drinkers from their comfort zone and explore some less familiar wines that offer good value and great tasting experiences.
Beaujolais is a soft easy drinking red wine from France. Most famous from Beaujolais Nouveau released in November, but if you trade up there are some much better Beaujolais wines.
Ten ideas for recycling wine bottles
Instead of sending empty wine bottles to the recycling plant make them into something else. There are many uses for old bottles; Peter F May suggests ten of them.
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