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Vines and Roses
There are good reasons why rose bushes are planted at the end of vine rows, Peter F May was told. But he wasn’t convinced and a vineyard stroll threw new light on the matter.
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.
Vineyards Sweet Surprise
An old book alerts Peter F May to a caring French tradition and then he speaks to modern winemakers and finds it seems the French were not alone.
Vinho Verde - fresh young wine of Portugal
Vinho Verde is a young fresh light wine from Northern Portugal. Peter F May returned from Portugal a fan of this quaffable 'green' wine.
Vintage Wine - What Does it Mean?
Why is the term ‘a vintage wine’ used to mean a particularly good bottle when nearly all wines on store shelves bear a vintage year on the bottle. Peter F May thinks he knows.
Viognier is a fashionable white wine now, but not so long ago the variety has almost vanished. Peter F May tells how a very rare and obscure grape suddenly gained world-wide popularity.
Virginia is for Wine Lovers
Peter F May visited Virginia's wine lands and was captivated.
Visiting a Winery
Taking a winery tour is fun and a good learning experience but it can sometimes be confusing. Peter F May discusses what you’ll see and explains some of the buzz-words you might hear.
Visiting a Winery Tasting Room
Visiting a winery to taste its wines is an increasingly popular pastime, but what are the ground rules, will you be expected to know all about wine and do you have to spit? Peter F May has been in more tasting rooms than he cares to remember.
Alsace, home of white wines in tall thin bottles. Peter F May travels the wine route.
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