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DeToren Winery, South Africa
De Toren is a cult artisan wine estate near Stellenbosch, South Africa, that specialises in Bordeaux style blends. Peter F May tasted and took a vineyard and cellar tour.
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.
Does Wine Really Contain Milk, Eggs and Fish?
New allergy warnings are appearing on wine labels. Many drinkers will be astonished to read their wine contains milk, eggs or fish. But Peter F May says 'phooey'.
Domaine de la Madone, Fleurie, Beaujolais
Beaujolais is a compact wine region divided into ten wine appellations. Peter F may travelled the short distance from Ch de Pizay in Morgon to Domaine de la Madone in Fleurie and found despite their proximity the wines were distinctly different.
Drink Pink for Summer
As temperatures rise and the sun shines Peter F May turns to pink wines. Nothing looks more attractive in a glass or tastes as summery,
Dry Comal Creek Winery, Texas
When adversity strikes, does a Texan give up? No, he finds an advantage and grows stronger than before. Peter F May visits Dry Comal Creek that came back from wipeout with a new and unique focus.
Easy Way to Open Screw Cap Wine
Here is the easy simple effort free way to open wine closed with screwcaps -- with step by step pictures.
En Primeur or Wine Futures
Every year in April wine buyers and critics head to Bordeaux in France to taste and bid for wine that has not been made and will not be in bottle for another 18 – 24 months. Peter F May considers buying wine futures.
It is not common but wines at all price levels have been faked. Peter F May considers some recent cases.
Farewell to Pontac
Pontac is a rare ancient grape variety whose unusual red juice was used to deter baboons in South Africa. Peter F May opens his last bottle and regrets there is no more to buy.
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