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Winery Dining with Rest and Tranquillity
Having read in Sunday’s newspaper that the restaurant at Rust en Vrede winery had been judged third best in Africa and first for service at the same time as winning a wine tourism award we decided to head there for lunch and to see for ourselves.
Waking Up Chardonnay
Peter F May had never heard of Waking Up Chardonnay until winemaker tells him that it is one of those ancient practises that modern wineries are rediscovering and adopting.
Vines and Roses
There are good reasons why rose bushes are planted at the end of vine rows, Peter F May was told. But he wasn’t convinced and a vineyard stroll threw new light on the matter.
An almost extinct grape is the parent of Chardonnay and some of the world’s most famous varieties. Peter F May tracked it down in Australia.
Vineyards Sweet Surprise
An old book alerts Peter F May to a caring French tradition and then he speaks to modern winemakers and finds it seems the French were not alone.
Understanding Restaurant Wine Service
Wine should be enjoyable. So why do so many of us find restaurant service an ordeal? Peter F May dispels the nonsense and empowers you to deal with snotty sommeliers.
Will Florida be the next fashionable wine producing area? Peter F May doesn't think so. Florida has a lot going for it but is struggling to make great wines.
Restaurant - Sending Back WIne
So you've tasted the wine and there's something funny. Do you send it back? Peter F May discusses this tricky issue.
In Search of Bacchus -- Book Review
George Taber's third wine book is a tour through twelve of the worlds most exciting wine regions, but Peter F May thinks he may have lost his way.
South Africa - 350 Years of Winemaking
South Africa celebrated its 350 years of making wine in February 2009. Peter F May looks at this old-new world wine region.
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