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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 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.
Three Wine Maxims Explored
There are many maxims about wine. Peter F May considers three of them.
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.
Travelling With Wine
Flying with wine raises more considerations that just safely packing bottles says Peter F May.
Troglodyte Domaine Filliatreau, Loire
There are troglodytes living along the Loire. Peter F May visits Domaine Filliatreau a winery in caves hollowed out from a cliff
Try These Less Common Wines
Time to try something new, says Peter F May. Its easy to stick with the same old wines and varieties, but wines change and so does ones palate.
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