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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.
How did Mission Survive in America?
How could the European grape variety Mission be planted and survive in the Americas when it's home to phylloxera? It was phylloxera on American vines taken to Europe in the late 1800s that destroyed Europe’s vineyards and then spread around the world.
How Long Does Open Wine Last?
How long does an opened wine remain drinkable? Peter F May has been experimenting.
How Much Wine Do I Need for a Wine Tasting?
Determining the amount of wine you need for a wine tasting depends upon your wine, size of the group, and your intentions.
How to Remove Wine Labels
A collection of wine labels can be a reminder of past wines and times. But how do you get them off the bottle? Peter F May give some suggestions.
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. They’re served chilled, like a white wine but have a bit more body to them.
Insider’s Guide to Champagne - Book Review
"The Insider’s Guide to Champagne – 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
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