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Understanding Restaurant Wine Service
Wine should be enjoyable. So why do so many of us find restaurant service an ordeal? Peter F May dispels the nonsense and empowers you to deal with snotty sommeliers.
Valuing Old Wine
How do you find the value of an old wine? Peter F May gives some tips.
Grape vines can live for a hundred years - if they survive attacks from insects, viruses, and animals. And as grapes ripen the surrounding woods and hills are full of animal and birds who see them as dinner. Peter F May is just back from the front line.
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 today are surprisingly high tech. Peter F May reveals that remote control drones are just the latest the latest technological tool.
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.
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