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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.
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. .
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
Blood in Wine?
A recurring story going the rounds holds that blood products are found in wine, worrying for mad-cow disease reasons and distasteful for vegetarians. Peter F May looks at the facts.
Bordeaux wine region is the largest fine wine region in the world producing some of the most desirable collectable expensive wines at the same time as countless good drinking and reasonably priced quaffers. Peter F May considers Bordeaux.
Bordeaux Wine Futures
Visiting a winery to taste wines and yet there is none to buy? Peter F May looks at the Bordeaux system of wine futures.
Breaux Vineyards Wine Tasting Notes
Tasting notes from Peter F May's recent visit to Breaux Vineyards, in Loudoun County, Virginia.
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