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Banned Wine Labels
Wine labels are strictly regulated but sometimes wineries fall foul of authorities who ban labels for artistic reasons. Peter F May discusses banned labels.
Bar Harbor Cellars Blueberry Wine
Bar Harbor Cellars are growing wine grapes in the extreme cold of Mt Desert Island, Maine but their biggest success so far has been with local wild blueberries.
The sun is shining and there's an invitation to a barbecue. But what wines best accompany meats cooked over an open fire? Peter F May has some suggestions.
Bargain French Wines
A trip to the wine shop provides a surprise to Peter F May and he ponders on his purchases and the bargains available in French wines
Barrel Fermentation and Barrel Aging Wine
When buying wine you may be told that this wine was barrel fermented and that wine was barrel aged. Peter F May explains the difference and tells how cheap wines can get similar effects and what are giveaway words on the label.
Barrels - Why are they used?
Wooden barrels were once the standard goods container. Nowadays you'll only likely to see them in a winery. Peter F May asked today's winemakers why they still used this archaic reminder of the past.
Barrels, Bottles and how the Butler got his name
Only the best wines will be served when world famous opera diva Dame Nellie Melba comes to sing at Downton Abbey. But Peter F May is not convinced by the wine’s labels.
Beating the Leaf Destroyer
Vineyards across the world were being destroyed by Phylloxera but a remedy had been discovered. But could farmers be persuaded to change the ways grapes had been grown for 10,000 years?
Beaujolais is a soft easy drinking red wine from France. Most famous from Beaujolais Nouveau released in November, but if you trade up there are some much better Beaujolais wines.
Every November the new year's Beaujolais hits the marketplace, but does anyone care anymore? Peter F May looks at this once important event for wine lovers and the disastrous impact it has left.
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