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Biodynamic Producer Johan Reyneke
When Johan Reyneke took over responsibility for his family's vineyards he did something no-one in the country had ever done. Peter F May meets the first biodynamic farmer in South Africa.
History of Virginia Wines - Book Review
Review of 'A History of Virginia Wines from Grapes to Glass' by Walker Elliott Rowe. Peter F May is enthralled by a detailed look at Virginia wine today and yesterday.
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
Vin de Constance - From Dickens to Fifty Shades
Visitors to Klein Constantia are asking for ‘the Fifty Shades wine’. The Fifty Shades trilogy isn't the first to mention Constantia's sweet wine. Dicken and Jane Austin also sang its praises, and it was a favourite of Kings and Emperors. Peter F May visited the winery to taste Vin de Constance.
1855 Classification of Medoc and Sauternes
You cannot talk about Bordeaux wines for long before there is a reference to the 1855 Classification. Peter F May lists the wines of the Medoc and Sauternes whose prices today are affected by a rating more than 150 years ago
5 Top Hawkes Bay NZ Winery Restaurants
A meal without wine is just re-fuelling the body. Peter F May recommends great winery restaurants in New Zealand's Hawke's Bay.
7 Weird Winemaking Tricks
Giant egg, ice, rot, micro-sheep, cowhorns and music are some of the weird techniques used by grape growers and winemakers in their quest to make unforgettable wine. Peter F May looks at seven of them
7 Wine Facts
Here are seven facts about wine, says Peter F May.
A Dozen French Wines
If you could drink wines from only one country which place would you choose? Peter F May suggests twelve from France
About Wine Labels
How would you choose wine if bottles didn't have labels? Surprisingly wine labels are fairly new. Peter F May looks at how they came about and why wineries started bottling their own wines and how we seem to be going back to old ways.
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