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The Challenge of Aging Wine
Wine can improve with aging, but will go bad if in contact with air. How to protect wine from air has challenged winemakers from the beginning, says Peter F May .
The First Wine
Wine came about as an accidental discovery, says Peter F May. Man has cultivated the vine and made wine since the first hunter-gatherers settled to plant crops.
The Grapes of the New York Finger Lakes
Finger Lakes wine region is a happy hunting ground for those who want to taste a lot of different grape varieties. Peter F May is a fan.
The Initiates - Book Review
A comic artist spends a year learning how to grow and make wine with a small artisanal wine farmer whose wines score 90+ Parker points. The result is this charming graphic book of naturalistic drawings, says Peter F May.
The Man Who Created Baco Noir and Baco Blanc
Baco Noir grapes are now grown mostly in north-east America, and Baco Blanc in the Armagnac brandy region of France. Peter F May looks at the man behind both varieties and how they ended up in two such disparate regions.
The Myth of Steen and Chenin Blanc
They say Steen is the name used in South Africa for Chenin Blanc in almost every article, news item and blog post about wine that you read. But that is just not true, says Peter F May. However the myth seems to be coming fact.
The Order of Serving Wine
When hosting a dinner or wine tasting event, youŽll want to think about the order of the wineŽs youŽll serve. Peter F May observes three simple rules.
The Wild Vine: Book Review
The Wild Vine A Forgotten Grape and the Untold Story of American Wine by Todd Kliman tells the story of Norton, America's forgotten grape. Also known as Cynthiana, Norton was once an important variety. Peter F May was enthralled.
The Wines of Bordeaux
The vineyards around the French city of Bordeaux are the home of some of the most famous and expensive wines in the world. Peter F May visits Bordeaux.
Top 5 American Red Wine Grapes
Little known outside America and generally looked down on by wine snobs, American vines play a valuable role in enabling wine to be made in regions not suitable for the European wine vine, Vitis Vinifera. Peter F May recommends 5 worthy of your attention.
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