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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.
Ch Tour St Bonnet - Medoc, Bordeaux
Chateau Tour St Bonnet is in the Bordeaux Medoc appellation. Peter F May has been drinking its wine for many years and at last he visited the vineyards and winery.
Chablis - Chardonnay Personified
Chablis has 4,700 hectares (11,600 acres) of Chardonnay vineyards producing one of the worlds most famous white wines, yet many people haven't drunk the real thing. Peter F May went to the town of Chablis to taste and learn about Chablis.
Chablis and Chardonnay
Chablis used to be the name for the house wine when Peter F May started drinking and that memory got him thinking about Chablis and Chardonnay.
Champagne - The Accidental Wine
Trying to stop bubbles forming in wines made in Champagne eventually led to the worlds most famous sparkling wine.
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