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Spice Route Winery, South Africa
Spice Route is a new winery attraction near Cape Town, and there is much more to see and taste than wines. Peter F May enjoyed tasting artisan chocolates and the breathtaking views.
DeToren Winery, South Africa
De Toren is a cult artisan wine estate near Stellenbosch, South Africa, that specialises in Bordeaux style blends. Peter F May tasted and took a vineyard and cellar tour.
Delheim Winery, South Africa
Delheim is a pioneering family owned winery in Stellenbosch, South Africa. For many years they have had a well deserved reputation for quality wines but sixty years ago they would have gone bust had not a complaint led to its most famous wine which saved the winery.
Historic Rootstock Vineyard Discovered
A tangle of canes in a forgotten South African field turned out to be a long-lost historic rootstock vineyard. Peter F May visited Anton Nel who discovered its history and has plans for its future.
Buy the Right Wine Every Time - Book Review
Here's a wine guide for novices that won't go out of date. Peter F May reviews a book that helps novices find wines they'll like in supermarkets and then go on to find better quality wines with similar tastes.
Parker's Godforsaken Grapes
Famous and influential wine critic Robert Parker, the influential has blasted those who plant, grow and promote grape varieties that aren't already popular. Needless to say, Peter F May doesn't agree.
Start a Wine Tasting Group
How do you learn about wine? Taste as much as you can, says Peter F May, and a tasting group is the best way to sample a wide range.
What does "vintage" mean and how important is it? Peter F May considers why vintage wine is considered superior.
I'll Drink to That - Book Review
When Georges Duboeuf was 18 he made a bicycle ride that would change his life, improve the lives of his neighbours and elevate the wines they made to be world famous. Peter F May reviews a charming book that tells how Beaujolais became the most recognised wine name after Champagne.
Tempranillo - Tomorrow's Wine
Looking into his crystal ball for future wine trends Peter F May forecasts that soon we will all be drinking New World Tempranillo.
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