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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.
Ten Top Tips for Wine Lovers
Save money and improve your wine enjoyment with these tips from Peter F May
French Wine Odyssey - DVD review
An unusual gift for the winelover, Peter F May views Mick Rock's DVD of stunning photographs of French winelands and wineries.
When the Rivers Ran Red - Book Review
Can you imagine living in a country where you can’t buy a beer or get a glass of wine with your restaurant dinner? Peter F May reads Vivienne Sosnowski's fascinating tales of how California's grape growers and wineries survived during the fourteen terrible years of Prohibition.
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