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St James Winery - Missouri
St James Winery is one of the largest and most modern in Missouri and make a wide range of grape and fruit wines to suit all tastes. Peter F May visited to taste their Nortons and also fell for their sweet blackberry wine.
Ten Missouri Wine Facts
Missouri wines are popular in the State but rarely seen elsewhere. Peter F May visited wineries there and drank Missouri wines everyday for two weeks. Along the way he picked up ten facts.
Tasting Adam Puchta Missouri Nortons
Tim Puchta is the six-generation owner of Adam Puchta & Sons Winery in Hermann, Missouri, the oldest continuously owned family farm winery in the United States. Peter F May visited to taste Norton
Adam Puchta Winery - Missouri
Adam Puchta and Sons Winery near Hermann, Missouri, make great Norton. Peter F May visited and met Tim Puchta, sixth generation owner of the oldest continuously owned family farm winery in the United States.
Robbler Vineyards, Hermann, Missouri
Robller Vineyards is a small family owned and operated wine estate just outside New Haven, on the south bank of the Missouri River between Washington and Hermann, Missouri. Peter F May visited to taste and learn about Missouri's State Grape -- Norton.
Les Bourgeois winery - Missouri
Les Bourgeois winery, Missouri, is located on the banks of the Missouri River where they grow Norton and other American and hybrid grapes. Peter F May went to taste their Norton and stayed for a delightful lunch at the cliff top bistro with stunning views along the Missouri.
Vineyard at End of World - Book Review
In 'The Vineyard at the End of the World: Maverick Winemakers and the Rebirth of Malbec' Ian Mount recounts 500 years of wine in Argentina, with emphasis on recent times and those responsible for changing a moribund industry and making an unfashionable grape variety a flagship for their country.
Barrels, Bottles and how the Butler got his name
Only the best wines will be served when world famous opera diva Dame Nellie Melba comes to sing at Downton Abbey. But Peter F May is not convinced by the wine’s labels.
Alsace is France's northernmost wine region. Alsace wine bottles are tall and thin and look Germanic yet they are not alike in taste. Peter F May stayed in Alsace and considers its history, location and wines.
Romance of Grape Picking
What could be more bucolic than picking grapes? A chance to get back to simpler times, admire beautiful scenery and maybe enjoy a glass or two of the previous vintage. So why did Peter F May decline this romantic opportunity?
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