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Chianti is one of the great wine regions of the world, says Peter F May. Italy's most planted black grape variety is Sangiovese and in Chianti it is king.
Chenin Blanc - a versatile grape
Chenin Blanc is a versatile grape that makes attractive wines in many styles. It is currently underrated but it is beginning to get attention, and deservedly so.
Barrels and grapes are about the only constants, says Peter F May. Machines are taking over in the winery and nothing is weirder than seeing a line of robot feet tramping towards you.
Vineyards today are surprisingly high tech. Peter F May reveals that remote control drones are just the latest the latest technological tool.
Drink Pink for Summer
As temperatures rise and the sun shines Peter F May turns to pink wines. Nothing looks more attractive in a glass or tastes as summery,
Chablis - Chardonnay Personified
Chablis has 4,700 hectares (11,600 acres) of Chardonnay vineyards producing one of the worlds most famous white wines, yet many people haven't drunk the real thing. Peter F May went to the town of Chablis to taste and learn about Chablis.
Domaine de la Madone, Fleurie, Beaujolais
Beaujolais is a compact wine region divided into ten wine appellations. Peter F may travelled the short distance from Ch de Pizay in Morgon to Domaine de la Madone in Fleurie and found despite their proximity the wines were distinctly different.
Ch de Pizay, Morgon, France
Chateau de Pizay is a magnificent historic estate in Beaujolais, France, that houses a luxury hotel, spa and gourmet restaurant. However Peter F May was more interested in tasting the delicious wines they grow and make at he chateau.
Top 5 American Red Wine Grapes
Little known outside America and generally looked down on by wine snobs, American vines play a valuable role in enabling wine to be made in regions not suitable for the European wine vine, Vitis Vinifera. Peter F May recommends 5 worthy of your attention.
Try These Less Common Wines
Time to try something new, says Peter F May. Itís easy to stick with the same old wines and varieties, but wines change and so does ones palate.
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