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Why Old Vines Make Better Wines
Old Vines make better wine, so they say but what is it that make old vines special? Peter F May asks a leading winemaker that very question.
Wine & Food Matching - Burgers and Bourgignon
This week Wine and Food Matching looks a two ways of tenderising tough cuts beef. By grinding it and by cooking in wine. Wines to match Hamburgers and Beef Bourgignon are on the menu.
Wine & Food Matching - Chicken
This week we look at matching wines with Chicken -- Roasted, Fried or in a creamy sauce.
Wine & Food Matching - An Introduction
Matching wine and food can be a worry for many people but there’s no need to fret. In this introduction to the subject, Peter F May cuts through the mystique with some commonsense suggestions.
Wine & Food Matching -- Beef
Matching Food and Wine is not a science and it is very hard to make a mistake, but some foods more than others call out for a certain wine. Beef and a sturdy red wine is perfect marriage. Peter F May has some suggestions, and includes a white wine
WIne and Goats at Fairview
Fairview wine farm,near Cape Town, South Africa, is popular with visitors and not just for its wines, says Peter F May.
Wine De-Mystified - Course Review
Master Sommelier Keith Goldston has a new online course 'Wine De-mystified: A Practical Guide'. Peter F May enrols to see if he can tell Claret from Bordeaux. There is a 40% discount on the cost of the course for readers of this article.
Wine Fairs are great learning experiences but to get the best out of them consider the three 'P's, says Peter F May.
Wine Grapes - Book Review
Jancis Robinson's long waited book on grape vines is out and it is huge covering 1400 grape varieties in 1300 pages. DNA evidence has revolutionised grape identification and this book has original research and the latest information. Peter F May has been enthralled with it.
Wine in Thailand
The industry is less than twenty years old and conditions are not ideal but enthusiasts are growing and making other wines in Thailand which you may see them on the list of your local Thai restaurant.
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