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Vintage Wine - What Does it Mean?
Why is the term ‘a vintage wine’ used to mean a particularly good bottle when nearly all wines on store shelves bear a vintage year on the bottle. Peter F May thinks he knows.
Vinho Verde - fresh young wine of Portugal
Vinho Verde is a young fresh light wine from Northern Portugal. Peter F May returned from Portugal a fan of this quaffable 'green' wine.
Vineyards Sweet Surprise
An old book alerts Peter F May to a caring French tradition and then he speaks to modern winemakers and finds it seems the French were not alone.
Vines and Roses
There are good reasons why rose bushes are planted at the end of vine rows, Peter F May was told. But he wasn’t convinced and a vineyard stroll threw new light on the matter.
Grape vines can live for a hundred years - if they survive attacks from insects, viruses, and animals. And as grapes ripen the surrounding woods and hills are full of animal and birds who see them as dinner. Peter F May is just back from the front line.
Valuing Old Wine
How do you find the value of an old wine? Peter F May gives some tips.
Understanding Restaurant Wine Service
Wine should be enjoyable. So why do so many of us find restaurant service an ordeal? Peter F May dispels the nonsense and empowers you to deal with snotty sommeliers.
Troglodyte Domaine Filliatreau, Loire
There are troglodytes living along the Loire. Peter F May visits Domaine Filliatreau a winery in caves hollowed out from a cliff
Travelling With Wine
Flying with wine raises more considerations that just safely packing bottles says Peter F May.
The Wines of Bordeaux
The vineyards around the French city of Bordeaux are the home of some of the most famous and expensive wines in the world. Peter F May visits Bordeaux.
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