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Can you tell Cheap Wine from Expensive?
A recent experiment has led researchers to claim that people cannot tell the difference between expensive and cheap wines, but it is not so easy, says Peter F May
Chenin Blanc - a Versatile Wine Grape
Chenin Blanc is a white grape variety that makes reliable and sometimes stunning wines at reasonable prices, and yet it is unfashionable, says Peter F May.
It is not common but wines at all price levels have been faked. Peter F May considers some recent cases.
Mix Your Own Wine
It is now fashionable to mix your wines at dinner parties. And why not? It's what winemakers do, says Peter F May.
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
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