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Oldman's Brave New World of Wine – Book Review
Mark Oldman’s exuberant ebullient new book -- Oldman's Brave New World of Wine –- aims to lead wine drinkers from their comfort zone and explore some less familiar wines that offer good value and great tasting experiences.
Parker's Godforsaken Grapes
Famous and influential wine critic Robert Parker, the influential has blasted those who plant, grow and promote grape varieties that aren't already popular. Needless to say, Peter F May doesn't agree.
Petite Sirah Pleases
Choosing wines for his club's dinner dance, Peter F may suggested less mainsream wines with each one coming from a different country. The most popular wine turned out to be from California and it was variety few had previously encountered.
Pink and Rosé wines and White Zinfandel
Pink wines, also known by the French term rosé have become fashionable in the past few years, Peter F May looks at how they are made and remembers the origin of White Zinfandel.
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
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