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Visiting a Winery
Taking a winery tour is fun and a good learning experience but it can sometimes be confusing. Peter F May discusses what you’ll see and explains some of the buzz-words you might hear.
Visiting a Winery Tasting Room
Visiting a winery to taste its wines is an increasingly popular pastime, but what are the ground rules, will you be expected to know all about wine and do you have to spit? Peter F May has been in more tasting rooms than he cares to remember.
Alsace, home of white wines in tall thin bottles. Peter F May travels the wine route.
Visiting Finger Lakes, NY
New York is a major wine producer and, although its wines are hard to find outside the state, that is about to change as America’s east coast has the confidence to take on the world, says Peter F May.
Visiting Neethlingshof Estate
Neethlingshof Estate is a 320 year old wine farm situated in Stellenbosch, South Africa. Peter F May went for lunch and met the winemaker.
Visiting the Loire
The Loire is the third most important wine region in France. Peter F May visited this land of fairy tale castles and many wines.
Voodoo Vintners - Book Review
Wines described as Biodynamic are appearing on shelves but what does that really mean? Peter F May has a much better idea after reading Katherine Cole's short informative and enjoyable book Voodoo Vintners - Oregon's Astonishing Biodynamic Winegrowers
Waking Up Chardonnay
Peter F May had never heard of Waking Up Chardonnay until winemaker tells him that it is one of those ancient practises that modern wineries are rediscovering and adopting.
What are ICE, ICED and ICEWINES?
What is the difference between an 'ice' wine and an 'ice wine', apart that the second will cost more than 100% more? Peter F May explains about some of the rarest and most expensive wines you can buy -- and their modern imitations.
What are Shiraz and Syrah?
Syrah and Shiraz wines have become very popular. Peter F May looks at why this grape has two names and questions if it comes from the Persian city of Shiraz.
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