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Pinot Noir - The Heartbreak Grape
What is it about Pinot Noir that makes it special? This ancient variety tempts and allures. Peter F May thinks that clones are the key to understanding it.
Pinot Noir Clones
Even within the same grape variety there can be big differences in the wines produced that have nothing to do with how they were made or where the grapes were grown but how the vine has mutated over time. Peter F May experiences four different Pinot Noir clones in Oregon.
Portugal has given the world a great gift with Port wine. Peter F May looks at discusses this iconic wine.
Port - the wine of Portugal
Port wine takes its name from the city that exported it. Peter F May visits Oporto and the Sandeman Port Cellars
Portugal's Quinta da Pacheca winery
Peter F May visits the home of Port wine in Portugal and tastes the wines of Quinta da Pacheca
Prosecco Gets Serious
Prosecco is a sparkling wine from Italy made from the Prosecco grape but other regions and countries are growing Prosecco vines. Italy has claimed the word Prosecco for itself in a legal move that has implications for everyone. Peter F May investigates
Pruning in the Vineyard
One of the most important vineyard jobs is pruning. Peter F May goes into the cold to wield his shears.
Raffaldini Vineyards, North Carolina
Ray Raffaldini and his family have brought centuries old winemaking traditions from Italy to the rolling hills of North Carolina. Peter F May visited 'Chianti in the Carolinas'
RayLen Vineyards and Winery, North Carolina
RayLen Vineyards and Winery in Mocksville, North Carolina, is majoring on the red Bordeaux varieties. Peter F May is impressed by their wines
Restaurant - Sending Back WIne
So you've tasted the wine and there's something funny. Do you send it back? Peter F May discusses this tricky issue.
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