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What is a Cork?
Corks are not all the same, says Peter F May, and they give clues to the quality of wine in the bottle.
What is Biodynamic Wine?
What makes a wine 'biodynamic'? Peter F May looks at a semi-mystical farming practise being adopted by wine growers.
What is Carbonic Maceration?
Carbonic Maceration is a winemaking process used to produce fruity light red wines with little tannin. Peter F May learns what it means and what happens during Carbonic Maceration that from winemaker Josh Rude in Oregonís Willamette Valley.
What is Carmenere Wine?
Carmenere was lost and forgotten but now it's back. If you like Merlot you'll love Carmenere, says Peter F May.
What is Cold Soak?
Cold Soak is a phrase you hear winemakers casually throw out but many wine lovers arenít too clear about what it actually means. So Peter F May was keen to get the low down from Oregon winemaker Josh Rude.
What Is Malbec Wine?
Malbec has found fame and fortune in Argentina, a long way from its home in France where the traditional growers are taking notice.
What is Merlot?
Merlot is an important grape variety in Bordeaux and California. Peter F May looks at Merlot and discovers that it is much closer to Cabernet than just a blending partner.
What is Muscadet wine?
The most sea-food friendly wine is Muscadet. It's not so fashionable now but this French wine is worth looking for. So Peter F May wonders why only the French grow it.
What is Petite Sirah Wine
A traditional California grape variety fell out of fashion and almost vanished, then its fans went in to bat for it and showed it was of noble birth. Today Petite Sirah is riding high. Peter F May tells its story.
What is Phylloxera?
Phylloxera destroyed the words vineyards just over a hundred years ago. They all had to be replanted. The pest is as active today. Peter F May looks at the 'devastator' and how America gifted the world both the disease and its cure.
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