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December 17 2010 Wine Newsletter

Just to let you know about the latest article from the Wine site at, and I'd like to wish you all a merry Christmas and a happy, healthy and prosperous 2011 with no corked wines and many delightful discoveries.

What is Tannin in Red Wine?
Tannin is naturally produced in red wines as a result of fermentation and more is added during barrel aging. Peter F May considers tannins and why they are desirable.

What is Carmenere Wine?
Carmenere was lost and forgotten but now it's back. If you like Merlot you'll love Carmenere, says Peter F May.

Oldman's Brave New World of Wine – Book Review
Mark Oldman’s exuberant ebullient book aims to lead wine drinkers from their comfort zone and explore some less familiar wines that offer good value and great tasting experiences. His language thumps like a happy puppy’s wagging tail with references to popular media and made up trade-marked phrases such as ‘drink bravely’ and ‘poosh it’ (no, me neither)...

On the third Thursday of November Beaujolais Nouveau is released to the world. Beaujolais Nouveau (pronounced Boe-zhow-lay No-voo) is one of those names known even by those without interest in wine. It is very young wine, the grapes were on the vines just weeks ago, hurriedly fermented and bottled...

Ten ideas for recycling wine bottles
Instead of sending empty wine bottles to the recycling plant make them into something else. There are many uses for old bottles; Peter F May suggests ten of them.

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