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American Theme Wine Quiz
Fun wine quiz with an American Theme. No pressure, no prizes, just the glory, and maybe some factoids you can use to impress friends.
American Wine Society
The American Wine Society was started 45 years ago. Peter F May looks at this non-profit wine enthusiasts organisation and reveals he will be speaking at its November annual conference.
Apothic Red Blend
Why are we fixated on single varietal wines, ponders Peter F May and he samples Apothic Red, a new California blend.
Attitudes to Closures
What your wine is closed with and what you think of corks, screwcaps and synthetics depends a lot on where you are. Peter F May has been looking at some recent surveys of American, Australian and British wine drinkers.
Australian Wine Walkabout - Book Review
Australian Wine Walkabout is a charming readable account of Australian wine personalities and their wines, says Peter F May. Written by David Copp who has been in the wine business for fifty years, this is no text book but a conversational account based on Copp's visits downunder.
Banned Wine Labels
Wine labels are strictly regulated but sometimes wineries fall foul of authorities who ban labels for artistic reasons. Peter F May discusses banned labels.
Bar Harbor Cellars Blueberry Wine
Bar Harbor Cellars are growing wine grapes in the extreme cold of Mt Desert Island, Maine but their biggest success so far has been with local wild blueberries.
The sun is shining and there's an invitation to a barbecue. But what wines best accompany meats cooked over an open fire? Peter F May has some suggestions.
Bargain French Wines
A trip to the wine shop provides a surprise to Peter F May and he ponders on his purchases and the bargains available in French wines
Barrel Fermentation and Barrel Aging Wine
When buying wine you may be told that this wine was barrel fermented and that wine was barrel aged. Peter F May explains the difference and tells how cheap wines can get similar effects and what are giveaway words on the label.
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