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About Wine Labels
How would you choose wine if bottles didn't have labels? Surprisingly wine labels are fairly new. Peter F May looks at how they came about and why wineries started bottling their own wines and how we seem to be going back to old ways.
Adam Puchta Winery - Missouri
Adam Puchta and Sons Winery near Hermann, Missouri, make great Norton. Peter F May visited and met Tim Puchta, sixth generation owner of the oldest continuously owned family farm winery in the United States.
Adonis - a sophisticated sherry based cocktail
The historic Adonis cocktail is made from sherry and vermouth, and is lower in alcohol than most.
Alcohol Content of Wine
How do you determine the alcohol content of wine, and what is the label telling you??
All About Rioja
Rioja's classic elegant wines are currently out of fashion and are thus well-priced. Peter F May looks at Spain's most famout wine region, one of the few in the world where the word 'reserve' means something.
Alsace is France's northernmost wine region. Alsace wine bottles are tall and thin and look Germanic yet they are not alike in taste. Peter F May stayed in Alsace and considers its history, location and wines.
Alternative Woods to Oak Barrels
Oak is the standard wood used for wine barrels, but winemakers are experimenting with alternatives, says Peter F May. Two wineries have discovered that by using certain woods they can avoid having to add sulphites to their wine.
American Theme Wine Quiz
Fun wine quiz with an American Theme. No pressure, no prizes, just the glory, and maybe some factoids you can use to impress friends.
American Wine Society
The American Wine Society was started 45 years ago. Peter F May looks at this non-profit wine enthusiasts organisation and reveals he will be speaking at its November annual conference.
Apothic Red Blend
Why are we fixated on single varietal wines, ponders Peter F May and he samples Apothic Red, a new California blend.
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