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Mimosa, Kir, Bellini and Bucks Fizz
Wine is delicious on its own, but sometimes it is great to make a longer drink by adding orange juice or to sweeten with liqueur or peach puree. Peter F May looks at some wine based cocktails that have become world famous.
Mission Estate, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand
Mission Estate Winery tasting rooms are housed in a historic mansion that took an unexpected journey. Peter F May visits to taste wines of this 160 year old wine farm owned by Catholic monks.
Mission Hill Winery - Okanagan
Mission Hill Winery in western Canada's Okanagan Valley was named 2011 Winery of the Year in the InterVin International Wine Awards. Peter F May was one of the 100,000 visitors who come very year to taste wine, admire its architecture and views.
Mix Your Own Wine
It is now fashionable to mix your wines at dinner parties. And why not? It's what winemakers do, says Peter F May.
More Confusing Wine Names
They’re not exactly homonyms but they are wines and wine terms that sound alike and cause confusion, so if you want to know Pouilly Fumé from Pouilly Fuisse, Syrah from Petit Sirah and Variety from Varietal read on.
Mourvedre and Mataro - two names for the same wine
Mourvedre is also known as Mataro and it is a grape few wine drinkers had ever heard of but now it is becoming fashionable. Peter F May considers the variety known by the French as the 'Dog-Strangler'.
Munson Memorial Vineyard, Denison, Texas
The Munson Memorial Vineyard in Denison, Texas, commemorates the Texan who saved the world's wines. Peter F May travels to Denison and gets a personal guided tour of the vineyard.
My Wine is Corked!
I have had an unusually large number of ‘corked’ wines in the past few weeks. But what does 'corked' mean? Peter F May explains.
New Clairvaux Vineyards 800 Year Old Building
When Peter F May went to taste wines at California's New Clairvaux Vineyards he had a surprise. Accidentally joining the wrong tour he was amazed to find an 800 year old monastery Chapter House.
New Clairvaux Wines
New Clairvaux Vineyards in Vina, California, is owned by the Abbey of New Clairvaux which is the first Cistercian Monastery in the Americas to grow, vinify and bottle its own wine. Peter F May visited and tasted their wines.
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