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How Wine Is Made
Do you know how wine is made? This non-technical article describes the journey from grape vines to the liquid in your glass, and why one grape species is favoured.
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.
In Search of Bacchus -- Book Review
George Taber's third wine book is a tour through twelve of the worlds most exciting wine regions, but Peter F May thinks he may have lost his way.
In the Pink with Rose Wines
Summer is when thoughts turn to wines neither red nor white but in-between. From the palest ethereal pink through deeper hues to almost red, or orange these wines look beautiful in the glass. Theyíre served chilled, like a white wine but have a bit more body to them.
Insiderís Guide to Champagne - Book Review
"The Insiderís Guide to Champagne Ė Everything you should know about Champagne, but nobody tells you" is an eBook by Jiles Hanning who lives in the region and for ten years worked for Moet et Chandon at their head office. The book is reviewed by Peter F May
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.
Keep Notes to Learn About Wine
The best way to learn about wine is to experience as much as you can and to keep notes. Peter F May considers the ways and reviews The Wine Journal, a book in which to record your impressions of wines.
Know Your Corks
All cork closures are not the same. Let Peter F May show you how to identify the type of cork in your wine bottle. If nothing else itíll help pass that time in a restaurant after opening the wine and your food arriving.
Know Your Fizz
Sparkling wine is special, but there are several ways to get that fizz in your glass. Peter F May looks them and confesses to a discovery.
La Flute Corkscrew Review
Where do you keep your corkscrew? Chances are that it is tucked away in a drawer in the kitchen. La Flute is a new corkscrew designed with aesthetics in mind and it is meant to be put on display when not in use. But Peter F May queries whether looks are more important than function.
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