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My Wine is Corked!
I have had an unusually large number of ‘corked’ wines in the past few weeks. But what does 'corked' mean? Peter F May explains.
Keep Notes to Learn About Wine
The best way to learn about wine is to experience as much as you can and to keep notes. Peter F May considers the ways and reviews The Wine Journal, a book in which to record your impressions of wines.
Wines Secret Ingredient
The label may say Cabernet Sauvignon or Chardonnay but legally the bottle doesn’t have to contain 100% of that variety. Peter F May looks into why there’s often a secret ingredient.
Grapes and Vines
Eating seedless grapes gets Peter F May thinking about where wine grape come from
Spier Wine Farm
A day isn't enough to see all the attractions at Spier Wine farm, near Cape Town, South Africa. Peter F May tries to count them all.
Wine Sustainability World First for South Africa
Look out for a new sticker appearing on South African wines that certify the wine has been grown and made sustainably, says Peter F May
WIne and Goats at Fairview
Fairview wine farm,near Cape Town, South Africa, is popular with visitors and not just for its wines, says Peter F May.
Visiting Neethlingshof Estate
Neethlingshof Estate is a 320 year old wine farm situated in Stellenbosch, South Africa. Peter F May went for lunch and met the winemaker.
Madeira Wines - Book Review
A beautiful new colour book about Madeira wines confounds expectations by containing detailed information.
Zinfandel A History - Book Review
This must be the definitive book about a very much appreciated American grape. Sullivan is an enthusiast about the Zinfandel variety says Peter F May
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