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Blending Wine Varieties Makes Sense
There are several advantages to making wines from a blend of varieties, says Peter F May
Montepulciano is a red grape grown in the Abruzzo region of Italy. Pt's Peter May's 'go to' wine for past and pizaa.
The Grape Detective - Tracing Danugue
When Jerry Rodrigues created a completely new grape variety named Cabernet Labrusco he took the pollen from an old vine planted in 1960. But discovering what variety it was turned out to be complicated so Jerry turned detective.
Cabernet labrusco - Making a New Grape Variety
After twenty years Jerry Rodrigues drank the fruits of his long project. In his glass was the worlds first vintage of a brand new grape variety he named Cabernet Labrusco. He talked about his work to to Peter F May.
Syrah, Shiraz, Gruner Veltliner and family
Austria's white Grüner Veltliner is becoming increaingly popular and Syrah-Shiraz has many fans. Peter F May was surprised to find they are related, learns about their parents, and tastes the very first varietal Dureza at a Masterclass presentd by the authors of Wine Grapes
Beating the Leaf Destroyer
Vineyards across the world were being destroyed by Phylloxera but a remedy had been discovered. But could farmers be persuaded to change the ways grapes had been grown for 10,000 years?
Defeating the Leaf Destroyer
Vines were dying throughout France and the malady called Phylloxera had spread across borders. Unless a remedy could be found there would be no more wine. The French Government advertised a large cash prize for solutions, and they received thousands. But how many were any use?
Invasion of the Leaf Destroyer
When M. Borty planted some vines he's received as a gift he set in motion a disaster that completely changed how grapes had been grown for the previoius 10,000 years.
Matching Wine and Spice
With parsley behind his ear and an empty glass on his head Peter F May is taking the matter of matching wine with spicy foods seriously.
7 Wine Facts
Here are seven facts about wine, says Peter F May.
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