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Biodynamic Producer Johan Reyneke
When Johan Reyneke took over responsibility for his family's vineyards he did something no-one in the country had ever done. Peter F May meets the first biodynamic farmer in South Africa.
History of Virginia Wines - Book Review
Review of 'A History of Virginia Wines from Grapes to Glass' by Walker Elliott Rowe. Peter F May is enthralled by a detailed look at Virginia wine today and yesterday.
Vin de Constance - From Dickens to Fifty Shades
Visitors to Klein Constantia are asking for ‘the Fifty Shades wine’. The Fifty Shades trilogy isn't the first to mention Constantia's sweet wine. Dicken and Jane Austin also sang its praises, and it was a favourite of Kings and Emperors. Peter F May visited the winery to taste Vin de Constance.
1855 Classification of Medoc and Sauternes
You cannot talk about Bordeaux wines for long before there is a reference to the 1855 Classification. Peter F May lists the wines of the Medoc and Sauternes whose prices today are affected by a rating more than 150 years ago
A Dozen French Wines
If you could drink wines from only one country which place would you choose? Peter F May suggests twelve from France
About Wine Labels
How would you choose wine if bottles didn't have labels? Surprisingly wine labels are fairly new. Peter F May looks at how they came about and why wineries started bottling their own wines and how we seem to be going back to old ways.
Adam Puchta Winery - Missouri
Adam Puchta and Sons Winery near Hermann, Missouri, make great Norton. Peter F May visited and met Tim Puchta, sixth generation owner of the oldest continuously owned family farm winery in the United States.
Adonis - a sophisticated sherry based cocktail
The historic Adonis cocktail is made from sherry and vermouth, and is lower in alcohol than most.
Alcohol Content of Wine
How do you determine the alcohol content of wine, and what is the label telling you??
Alsace is France's northernmost wine region. Alsace wine bottles are tall and thin and look Germanic yet they are not alike in taste. Peter F May stayed in Alsace and considers its history, location and wines.
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