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When the Rivers Ran Red - Book Review
Can you imagine living in a country where you canít buy a beer or get a glass of wine with your restaurant dinner? Peter F May reads Vivienne Sosnowski's fascinating tales of how California's grape growers and wineries survived during the fourteen terrible years of Prohibition.
Where Wine Yeast Comes From
We rarely acknowledge the part yeast plays in the taste of our wines, but it is a vital tool in the winemakers armoury. Peter F May follows scientists tracking down wild yeasts and taming them.
Which Wine Glass Do I Use?
Does the glass you use to drink wine affect its taste? Peter F May ponders the implications.
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 thereís 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.
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