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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.
Cork or Screwcap?
Does the way the wine bottle is closed affect your purchasing habits? No closure is ideal, all have strengths and weaknesses. Peter F May lists them here.
Pinot Noir - The Heartbreak Grape
What is it about Pinot Noir that makes it special? This ancient variety tempts and allures. Peter F May thinks that clones are the key to understanding it.
Wine & Food Matching - Chicken
This week we look at matching wines with Chicken -- Roasted, Fried or in a creamy sauce.
Greek Retsina wine is made in a style that dates back more than 2000 years and Peter F May is a devoted fan.
Viognier is a fashionable white wine now, but not so long ago the variety has almost vanished. Peter F May tells how a very rare and obscure grape suddenly gained world-wide popularity.
What Is Malbec Wine?
Malbec has found fame and fortune in Argentina, a long way from its home in France where the traditional growers are taking notice.
What is the dimple in wine bottles for?
At some time, when talking about wine, the question of why there is a depression in the bottom of a wine bottle will be asked and there will someone who is certain they knows the answer – but do they?
Wine & Food Matching - Burgers and Bourgignon
This week Wine and Food Matching looks a two ways of tenderising tough cuts beef. By grinding it and by cooking in wine. Wines to match Hamburgers and Beef Bourgignon are on the menu.
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