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Searching Texas for Munson
T V Munson was the Texan who saved the worlds wines. Peter F May travels to Denison, Texas in search of the vineyard planted in his honour.
Secrets of Jacquez, Black Spanish and Lenoir
MJacquez is an old grape variety that few have heard of, but it has played an important role in at least three areas. Now DNA testing has revealed new information about its origins that may have a great impact on today's viticulture.
Seifried Estate - New Zealand
Herman and Agnes Seifried created the first vineyard and winery on the South Island of New Zealand. Peter F May met them at a tasting in his home town and heard how an Austrian boy met a New Zealander girl and made a pioneering winery together.
Shadow Springs Vineyard, North Carolina
Shadow Springs Vineyard in Hamptonville, North Carolina was a tobacco farm until new owners Chuck and Jamey Johnson started planting grapes in 2005. Peter F May visits to taste red wines, but one has a surprise ingredient.
Should you Age Wines?
Should you keep wines for years? Peter F May says that more wines are drunk too old than when they are too young.
Sideways - The Play
The movie Sideways was a great hit but Rex Pickett,author of the source novel wanted to take back control of his story and wrote a play. Peter F May saw its European premiere
Silkbush Mountain Vineyards
An American owned wine farm in South Africa with a reputation for the quality of its grapes is now producing its own wine which is served on American Airlines Business Class and a luxury cruise liner. Peter F May visited Silkbush Mountain Vineyards.
Sizanani Wines Uplifts Farmworkers
Sizanani Wines is a South African Black Economic Empowerment brand owned by winery farm workers. Peter F May heard the details from managing director Randall Peceur.
Smoky Tastes in Wine
What causes that smoky taste found in some wines? South African red wines are often noted as smoky by reviewers. The cause has been put down to local soils or winemaking practises. But the actual reason appears to be much simpler and, with hindsight, obvious. And it's avoidable.
Sour Grapes - Movie Review
Sour Grapes is fast paced movie about a multi-million dollar scam in rare old wines, and how a tenacious band of wine lovers turned sleuths to reveal the truth. Peter F May watched in amazement aa people paying the price of a luxury car for one wine bottle didn't even 'kick the tyres'.
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