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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 Oregon’s Willamette Valley.
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 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 a Case of Wine?
What is a case of wine? asks Peter F May
What Does Wine Taste Like?
Writing about the taste of a wine requires both the reviewer and reader to have shared the same experiences, and that doesn’t always happen, says Peter F May
What does Old Vines Mean?
What does it mean when the label says 'old vine' asked a reader who'd bought a bottle of Zinfandel. Not much, says Peter F May.
What are Wine Legs?
Do ‘legs’ or ‘tears’ on the side of your wine glass indicate you are drinking an exceptional wine? Peter F May used to think so, but now he knows better.
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.
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.
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.
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