Oak Doesn't Always Mean Barrels
Aging red wines on oak barrels is a sign of quality, says Peter F May, but a wine boasting of ‘well integrated oak’ or ‘oak treatment’ probably hasn't even seen a barrel.
Bordeaux River Cruising
River cruising has become very popular. Peter F May joins a new cruise that visits Bordeaux wine regions and focuses on wine.
What Does Grand Vin de Bordeaux Mean?
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Book Review: Dial M for Merlot
‘Dial M for Merlot’ is a Carl Hiaasen type of caper with larger than life characters and a just-about believable plot. Peter F May poured himself a glass of wine and settled down to read
Petite Sirah Pleases
Choosing wines for his club's dinner dance, Peter F may suggested less mainsream wines with each one coming from a different country. The most popular wine turned out to be from California and it was variety few had previously encountered.
What's the Best Grapes for Fizz?
Champagne has such a hold on winemakers around the world that they use the same grapes to make their fizz. Peter F May explains why those three varieties came to be so important and questions whether they should be.
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