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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.
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.
Greek Retsina wine is made in a style that dates back more than 2000 years and Peter F May is a devoted fan.
Riding a Machine Harvester
The vehicle was travelling at 2km (1¼ miles) per hour and I was hanging on for dear life. Peter F May enjoyed the ride of a lifetime on a grape harvester.
Robbler Vineyards, Hermann, Missouri
Robller Vineyards is a small family owned and operated wine estate just outside New Haven, on the south bank of the Missouri River between Washington and Hermann, Missouri. Peter F May visited to taste and learn about Missouri's State Grape -- Norton.
Robert Blanck Winery - Alsace
Robert Blanck is the owner and winemaker of a small family estate winery in Alsace, France. Peter F May paid a visit.
Romance of Grape Picking
What could be more bucolic than picking grapes? A chance to get back to simpler times, admire beautiful scenery and maybe enjoy a glass or two of the previous vintage. So why did Peter F May decline this romantic opportunity?
Sabrage – How to Slice the Top off Champagne
Sabrage is the name given to the art of slicing open Champagne with a sabre. In this article Peter F May explains how anyone can do sabrage and that a sword is not needed.
Same label but different wine
Wineries sometimes produce different batches of wine under the same label. If you read a review of a wine that impresses you enough to go out and buy it and you are disappointed when you taste the wine it may be because you have tasted a different wine. Peter F May explains why this happens.
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