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Try These Less Common Wines
Time to try something new, says Peter F May. It’s easy to stick with the same old wines and varieties, but wines change and so does ones palate.
Ladybird/bug Beetle Taint in Burgundy?
Burgundy expert Bill Nanson thinks that some recent vintages have been tainted by ladybird/bug beetles. Peter F May takes a master-class, listens to the arguments and tastes the evidence.
Mateus - Wine and Palace
Mateus Rosé is one of the world's most successful wine brand. On its iconic bottle is a picture of Mateus Palace. Peter F May visited the Palace in Portugal and found many riches but that bottle was not there.
The Order of Serving Wine
When hosting a dinner or wine tasting event, you´ll want to think about the order of the wine´s you´ll serve. Peter F May observes three simple rules.
Beyerskloof Winery, South Africa
Beyerskloof Winery specialises in South Africa's own variety Pinotage. Peter F May tastes a new wine and eats their signature Pinotage Burger.
Wine with Easter Lamb
Lamb is the traditional meat served at Easter. But there is no agreement among wine lovers about what to drink with it. Peter F May looks at the choices and makes his own suggestion.
Spice Route Winery, South Africa
Spice Route is a new winery attraction near Cape Town, and there is much more to see and taste than wines. Peter F May enjoyed tasting artisan chocolates and the breathtaking views.
DeToren Winery, South Africa
De Toren is a cult artisan wine estate near Stellenbosch, South Africa, that specialises in Bordeaux style blends. Peter F May tasted and took a vineyard and cellar tour.
Delheim Winery, South Africa
Delheim is a pioneering family owned winery in Stellenbosch, South Africa. For many years they have had a well deserved reputation for quality wines but sixty years ago they would have gone bust had not a complaint led to its most famous wine which saved the winery.
Historic Rootstock Vineyard Discovered
A tangle of canes in a forgotten South African field turned out to be a long-lost historic rootstock vineyard. Peter F May visited Anton Nel who discovered its history and has plans for its future.
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