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Concord is a native American grape that is used for juices, jellies and wine. The wines are rarely seen outside their home but Peter F May was able to taste one in London.
Confusing Wine Names
Wine can be confusing and when names look alike even the expert can be stumped. Here are some that are not exactly homonyms but they are wines and wine terms that sound alike and cause confusion, says Peter F May, so if you want to know Barbera from Barbaresco, Muscat from Muscadet, or Montepulciano
Cooking with Grapes
A New York grape pie started Peter F May pondering why we don't use this fruit more in cooking.
Cork or Screwcap?
Does the way the wine bottle is closed affect your purchasing habits? No closure is ideal, all have strengths and weaknesses. Peter F May lists them here.
Faced with a shelf of wines a bright label and picture attracts attention. Peter F May looks at labels with animal pictures - the so called 'critter wines'.
Death at Chateau Bremont - Book Review
Death at the Chateau Bremont, by M. L. Longworth is a mystery set in the south of France, land of good food and wines. Peter F May investigates.
The hows and whys of decanting wine at home or in a restaurant.
Definition of Terroir
Terroir is one of those wine terms that you come across as you get interested in the subject But getting a clear explanation of what it really means has been difficult -- until now. Peter F May has the official definition.
Dessert, Pudding and Sticky Wines
Golden unctious sweet wines, sweet brown Ports and Sherries, ice and noble rot wine, Peter F May loves them all.
Do Sulphites in Wine Cause Headaches?
Sulphur has been used in winemaking for thousands of years but it is only recently that it has been blamed for causing headaches. Peter F May considers whether it is guilty and ponders on why it is only now that it is getting a bad reputation.
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