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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. 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.
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