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Buy the Right Wine Every Time - Book Review
Here's a wine guide for novices that won't go out of date. Peter F May reviews a book that helps novices find wines they'll like in supermarkets and then go on to find better quality wines with similar tastes.
Cabernet labrusco - Making a New Grape Variety
After twenty years Jerry Rodrigues drank the fruits of his long project. In his glass was the worlds first vintage of a brand new grape variety he named Cabernet Labrusco. He talked about his work to to Peter F May.
California's Loma Prieta Winery
California's Loma Prieta Winery is the largest producer of Pinotage wine. Peter F May has dinner with owner winemaker Paul Kemp.
Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, thinks an English sparkling wine should be called Champagne. Peter F May disagrees.
Can Wine Taste of Minerals?
Ever been at a tasting when someone recognises a flavour of the limestone or slate the grapes are planted on? Science says that's impossible, but Peter F May has an explanation.
Can you tell Cheap Wine from Expensive?
A recent experiment has led researchers to claim that people cannot tell the difference between expensive and cheap wines, but it is not so easy, says Peter F May
Carrying Wines on a Plane
Travelling by air and want to bring home wine with you? Peter F May has some suggestions for these times when you can't carry bottles in you carry on baggage.
Ch de Pizay, Morgon, France
Chateau de Pizay is a magnificent historic estate in Beaujolais, France, that houses a luxury hotel, spa and gourmet restaurant. However Peter F May was more interested in tasting the delicious wines they grow and make at he chateau.
Ch Latour Quits Futures Market
There is excitement in the fine wine business after Chateau Latour announced it was pulling out of the long-established ‘En Primeur’ (or ‘futures’) system of selling wine, says Peter F May.
Ch Mouton-Rothschild, Medoc, Bordeaux
Ch Mouton-Rothschild is one of the five 'First Growths' of the Medoc and one of the worlds most famous, most desired and most expensive wines. Peter F May pays a visit and tastes a sample from the barrel.
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