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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.
Know Your Corks
All cork closures are not the same. Let Peter F May show you how to identify the type of cork in your wine bottle. If nothing else itíll help pass that time in a restaurant after opening the wine and your food arriving.
Know Your Fizz
Sparkling wine is special, but there are several ways to get that fizz in your glass. Peter F May looks them and confesses to a discovery.
La Flute Corkscrew Review
Where do you keep your corkscrew? Chances are that it is tucked away in a drawer in the kitchen. La Flute is a new corkscrew designed with aesthetics in mind and it is meant to be put on display when not in use. But Peter F May queries whether looks are more important than function.
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.
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.
Madeira Wines - Book Review
A beautiful new colour book about Madeira wines confounds expectations by containing detailed information.
Malbec and Steak Matching
Malbec makes a perfect partner for steak, but do specific cuts of meat have an affinity with wines grown in different regions? Peter F May goes to Gaucho Argentinean steak restaurant to find out.
Malbec World Day
April 17th is celebrated as Malbec World Day. Peter F May visited Londonís Gaucho Argentinian Steak restaurant to learn about Argentinean Malbec from Phil Crozier, Gauchoís Director of Wine.
Mateus - Wine and Palace
Mateus Rosť 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.
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