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North Carolina Wines
With 75 wineries opening in a decade, bringing to total to more than 100, North Carolina is hoping to be as famous for its wine as it was for growing tobacco. Peter F May pays a visit to this exciting new wine region.
Why Wine Labels Have a Variety Name
Wine labels tell consumers about what is inside the bottle. Peter F May looks as how varietal labelling came to be all important.
Biltmore Estate, North Carolina
America’s most visited winery isn’t, as you’d expect, on the West Coast. Nor is it in New York, or Virginia. It is in North Carolina, but Peter F May was underwhelmed when he visited Biltmore Estate's Antler Hill winery in Asheville NC.
Closing the Bottle
For more than 200 years cork had been the de-facto closure for wine, says Peter F May, but today wineries have alternatives
World Wine & Food Tour - France
Taking a virtual world wine and food trip Peter F May recalls a serendipitous lunch in Southern France that taught him that a meal doesn't need meat. Article includes the recipe for ratatouille and wine suggestions.
World Wine & Food Tour - Austria
Taking a virtual world wine and food trip Peter F May recalls the first time he had Austrian Gruner Veltiner and Wiener Schnitzel, and how it led to a major event in his life. As well as the schnitzel recipe are suggestions for alternative wines.
Labels, Temperature, Eggs, Milk and Fish
What is the ideal temperature to serve wine, selling wine label collections and why their is a warning that wine contains eggs, milk and fish are all questions Peter F May has recently answered.
Chianti is one of the great wine regions of the world, says Peter F May. Italy's most planted black grape variety is Sangiovese and in Chianti it is king.
Chenin Blanc - a versatile grape
Chenin Blanc is a versatile grape that makes attractive wines in many styles. It is currently underrated but it is beginning to get attention, and deservedly so.
Barrels and grapes are about the only constants, says Peter F May. Machines are taking over in the winery and nothing is weirder than seeing a line of robot feet tramping towards you.
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