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Wine Terms from Lees to Natural
The glossary looks at that you that you might encounter at tastings and winery visits, including Lees, Killer Yeast, Malo MLF and Malolactic Fermentation, Meritage, Micro-oxygenation, and Natural Wine.
What does "vintage" mean and how important is it? Peter F May considers why vintage wine is considered superior.
Wine's Supporting Acts
They’re the unappreciated wines ignored by most, they’re the varieties you’ve not heard of & those known only when grown elsewhere. Peter F May looks at the Chablis that isn’t Chardonnay, Burgundy’s other white grape, and California’s 5th most grown black wine grape that you’ve never ever heard of.
Wineries of the Finger Lakes - Book Review
Wineries of the Finger Lakes Region: The Heart of New York State by Emerson C. Klees. Esssential guide to this upcoming region or just nice to have, asks Peter F May
Winery Dining with Rest and Tranquillity
Having read in Sunday’s newspaper that the restaurant at Rust en Vrede winery had been judged third best in Africa and first for service at the same time as winning a wine tourism award we decided to head there for lunch and to see for ourselves.
Wines for a Fifty Shades Dinner
Fifty Shades Freed brings a happy ending to the Trilogy. After looking at wines in the book, Peter F May considers wine choices throughout the Trilogy and suggests a menu for those wanting to host a Fifty Shades Dinner matching wines and foods most frequently enjoyed by Anastasia and Christian.
Wines for Christmas
Choosing wines for a Christmas meal needn’t be a worry. If you're stuck for ideas, Peter F May has some suggestions
Wines in Fifty Shades of Grey
Fifty Shades of Grey is a publishing sensation and wines mentioned in it are getting attention from fans who want to eat and drink as well as read. Peter F May looks at wines and food featured in the book and proposes candidates where the author has not named the exact wine.
Wines of Fifty Shades Darker
Fifty Shades Darker by E L James is her sequel to her world-wide best selling Fifty Shades of Grey. Peter F May looks at the foods and wines consumed by the unconventional young lovers.
Wines Secret Ingredient
The label may say Cabernet Sauvignon or Chardonnay but legally the bottle doesn’t have to contain 100% of that variety. Peter F May looks into why there’s often a secret ingredient.
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