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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. Callaway Winery Temecula CA
When Peter F May visited Callaway Vineyards and Winery in 2002 it was the largest winery in in California’s Temecula Valley. Now under private ownership it is a small boutique operation hand making quality wines. Peter took a tour.
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. Cite du Vin - Bordeaux's New Wine Attraction
La Cité du Vin in Bordeaux, France is a fun cultural centre celebrating all aspects of wine. Its permanent exhibition has superb state of the art interactive displays with translations into 10 languages via a small computer and headphones.
4. Finger Lakes Wine and Dr Konstantin Frank
Dr Frank proved that classic vinifera wine grapes could succeed in the cold of north east America. 'Finger Lakes Wine and the Legacy of Dr Konstantin Frank' by Tom Russ is primarily the biography of Dr Frank, and his family from before his birth to after his death in 1985.
5. 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.
6. 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!
7. 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.
8. Official Champagne of the Titanic
I do not bother to tell my guests that this brand of champagne was established in 1785 and the winery's Blue Top Champagne was the official champagne aboard the Titanic. I just sat back and enjoyed another sip.
9. What is the dimple in wine bottles for?
At some time, when talking about wine, the question of why there is a depression in the bottom of a wine bottle will be asked and there will someone who is certain they knows the answer – but do they?
10. 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'.
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