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The Bishop and the Decanter
Do you know what to do when you're asked if you know the Bishop of Norwich? Peter F May explains all and has a solution to the problem of people hogging the wine decanter.
The Bordeaux Classification
Why is a 150 year old list of wines important today? Peter F May looks at how wine prices and status continue to reflect long ago opinions.
The Grape Detective - Tracing Danugue
When Jerry Rodrigues created a completely new grape variety named Cabernet Labrusco he took the pollen from an old vine planted in 1960. But discovering what variety it was turned out to be complicated so Jerry turned detective.
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 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.
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