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Here are the top ten articles for the Wine Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!

1. Frozen Rose Wine is Frose
Frosé is the surprise summer hit, says Peter F May. It's pink wine and fruit that's been frozen into slush. Cold, refreshing and good looking. What's not to like?

2. Creation Wines, South Africa
Carolyn Martin, who with husband Jean-Claude owns Creation Wines, an estate in the Hemel-en-Arde Valley south of Cape Town at Walker Bay recentlly held a tasting of their wines. Peter F May was there.

3. Sour Grapes - Movie Review
Sour Grapes is fast paced movie about a multi-million dollar scam in rare old wines, and how a tenacious band of wine lovers turned sleuths to reveal the truth. Peter F May watched in amazement aa people paying the price of a luxury car for one wine bottle didn't even 'kick the tyres'.

4. Secrets of Jacquez, Black Spanish and Lenoir
MJacquez is an old grape variety that few have heard of, but it has played an important role in at least three areas. Now DNA testing has revealed new information about its origins that may have a great impact on today's viticulture.

5. Glühwein - German Mulled Wine Recipe
Glühwein is a warm spicy traditional German winter drink made from warmed wine. It's easy to make and very welcome if you've been out in the cold, maybe carol singing!

6. What Is Malbec Wine?
Malbec has found fame and fortune in Argentina, a long way from its home in France where the traditional growers are taking notice.

7. Steep Slopes Make Memorable Riesling
A river cruise from Budapest,Hungary to Amsterdam,Netherlands took Peter F May down the Rhine past the Mosel. He went along the Mosel to see some of the world's steepest vineyards and to taste the Riesling wines they produce.

8. Cabernet labrusco - Making a New Grape Variety
After twenty years Jerry Rodrigues drank the fruits of his long project. In his glass was the worlds first vintage of a brand new grape variety he named Cabernet Labrusco. He talked about his work to to Peter F May.

9. What is Orange Wine?
What is Orange Wine? Or –– Orange is the new White! The choice has been red or white or pink, but increasingly now there’s a new colour to add to your palate’s palette. Peter F May gets to grip with a white wine that wants to be red and ends up orange!

10. The Myth of Steen and Chenin Blanc
They say Steen is the name used in South Africa for Chenin Blanc in almost every article, news item and blog post about wine that you read. But that is just not true, says Peter F May. However the myth seems to be coming fact.



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