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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.
What is Pinot Grigio?
Pinot Grigio is a wine that has become very popular in recent years. Peter F May looks deeper into this grape variety
What is Tannin in Red Wine?
Tannin is naturally produced in red wines as a result of fermentation and more is added during barrel aging. Peter F May considers tannins and why they are desirable.
What is the dimple in wine bottles for?
At some time, when talking about wine, the question of why there is a depression in the bottom of a wine bottle will be asked and there will someone who is certain they knows the answer – but do they?
What is Vinifera?
'What is Vinifera' was the question posed at a recent tasting. Peter F May looks at grape species and explains why varieties of vinifera make the world's favourite wines.
What is Wild Fermentation?
Combine more competition among wine makers, abundant harvests, lower consumption, and you have an enophiles dream--quality wine at lower prices!
What Would Jesus Drink? - Book Review
In 'Would Jesus Drink?' Joel McDurmon takes to task those who interpret the bible as forbidding alcohol. Using bible references he demolishes the arguments of the prohibitionists and shows God wants man to enjoy wine, beer and strong spirits in moderation.
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