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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.
Barrels - Why are they used?
Wooden barrels were once the standard goods container. Nowadays you'll only likely to see them in a winery. Peter F May asked today's winemakers why they still used this archaic reminder of the past.
Barrels, Bottles and how the Butler got his name
Only the best wines will be served when world famous opera diva Dame Nellie Melba comes to sing at Downton Abbey. But Peter F May is not convinced by the wine’s labels.
Beaujolais is a soft easy drinking red wine from France. Most famous from Beaujolais Nouveau released in November, but if you trade up there are some much better Beaujolais wines.
Every November the new year's Beaujolais hits the marketplace, but does anyone care anymore? Peter F May looks at this once important event for wine lovers and the disastrous impact it has left.
Beyerskloof Winery, South Africa
Beyerskloof Winery specialises in South Africa's own variety Pinotage. Peter F May tastes a new wine and eats their signature Pinotage Burger.
Beyond Jefferson's Vines - Book Review
Virginia is the happening place in American winemaking, says Peter F May. Whether you're going to visit Virginia or want to get up-to-date with this most exciting of American wine regions, Richard Leahy's 'Beyond Jefferson's Vines' is an essential read. .
Biltmore Estate, North Carolina
America’s most visited winery isn’t, as you’d expect, on the West Coast. Nor is it in New York, or Virginia. It is in North Carolina, but Peter F May was underwhelmed when he visited Biltmore Estate's Antler Hill winery in Asheville NC.
Biodynamic Producers Benziger and Boulard
Benziger Family Winery was one of the first in the USA to get Biodynamic Certification. The Boulard family has been growing grapes for more than 200 years and now Francis Boulard has converted to Biodynamic farming. Peter F May travels to California and Champagne to visit their vineyards
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