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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?
Definition of Terroir
Terroir is one of those wine terms that you come across as you get interested in the subject But getting a clear explanation of what it really means has been difficult -- until now. Peter F May has the official definition.
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.
Dessert, Pudding and Sticky Wines
Golden unctious sweet wines, sweet brown Ports and Sherries, ice and noble rot wine, Peter F May loves them all.
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.
Do Sulphites in Wine Cause Headaches?
Sulphur has been used in winemaking for thousands of years but it is only recently that it has been blamed for causing headaches. Peter F May considers whether it is guilty and ponders on why it is only now that it is getting a bad reputation.
Do You BYO - Bring Your Own Wine?
Do you BYO? Have you asked a restaurant whether you can bring in your own wine? Peter F May often takes in his own wine when allowed.
Does Wine Really Contain Milk, Eggs and Fish?
New allergy warnings are appearing on wine labels. Many drinkers will be astonished to read their wine contains milk, eggs or fish. But Peter F May says 'phooey'.
Domaine de la Madone, Fleurie, Beaujolais
Beaujolais is a compact wine region divided into ten wine appellations. Peter F may travelled the short distance from Ch de Pizay in Morgon to Domaine de la Madone in Fleurie and found despite their proximity the wines were distinctly different.
Drink Pink for Summer
As temperatures rise and the sun shines Peter F May turns to pink wines. Nothing looks more attractive in a glass or tastes as summery,
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