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Gifts for Wine Lovers
Finding gifts for a wine lover is easy: there are many gadgets and an almost limitless choice of wines. But choosing a gift that the recipient will appreciate is a lot more difficult. Peter F May has some ideas.
Glass wine bottles are on their way out.
Glass wine bottles are so last century! The wine business wants to move to alternative packaging because its better for the planet and saves them money. And it seems the public are increasingly willing to pour wine from tins, plastic and cardboard. Peter F May investigates.
Glenelly Estate, Stellenbosch
When a widow in her seventies sells up, few travel 12,000 miles to start a brand new vineyard and winery in a new country. But Madam May de Lencquesaing is no ordinary woman. Peter F May visits her new estate and tastes her wines.
Glühwein - German Mulled Wine Recipe
Glühwein is a warm spicy traditional German winter drink made from warmed wine. It's easy to make and very welcome if you've been out in the cold, maybe carol singing!
Good Wines from Poor Soil
Vines planted in poor growing conditions produce good wines. Peter F May explains why.
Grapes and Vines
Eating seedless grapes gets Peter F May thinking about where wine grape come from
Heron Hill Winery - NY
Finger Lakes' Heron Hill winery is going from strength to strength. Peter F May visited its spectacular tasting room and tasted its wine withe owners John and Jo Ingle.
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.
How did Mission Survive in America?
How could the European grape variety Mission be planted and survive in the Americas when it's home to phylloxera? It was phylloxera on American vines taken to Europe in the late 1800s that destroyed Europe’s vineyards and then spread around the world.
How Long Does Open Wine Last?
How long does an opened wine remain drinkable? Peter F May has been experimenting.
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