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Church Road Winery, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand
Church Road Winery has been in the same location for more than 120 years. It gained a good reputation for red wines. Peter F May toured the cellars and tasted its wines.
Closing the Bottle
For more than 200 years cork had been the de-facto closure for wine, says Peter F May, but today wineries have alternatives
Cloudy Col Fondo Rides Prosecco Sales Surge
The Italian sparkling wine Prosecco has quickly become very popular and even impacted sales of Champagne. But would you drink a cloudy Prosecco? Peter F May looks at Prosecco and admires the cunning coup played by Italy to own the Prosecco name.
Cognac is one of the greatest brandies in the world, says Peter F May. But it starts life as basic wine made from unfashionable varieties.
The launch of a cola flavoured red wine in France took the world by surprise, but Peter F May says that diluting and flavouring wine is nothing new.
Collecting Wine Labels
Collecting wine labels can help you remember wines, meals and events you've enjoyed, says Peter F May.
Concord is a native American grape that is used for juices, jellies and wine. The wines are rarely seen outside their home but Peter F May was able to taste one in London.
Confusing Wine Names
Wine can be confusing and when names look alike even the expert can be stumped. Here are some that are not exactly homonyms but they are wines and wine terms that sound alike and cause confusion, says Peter F May, so if you want to know Barbera from Barbaresco, Muscat from Muscadet, or Montepulciano
Cooking with Grapes
A New York grape pie started Peter F May pondering why we don't use this fruit more in cooking.
Cork or Screwcap?
Does the way the wine bottle is closed affect your purchasing habits? No closure is ideal, all have strengths and weaknesses. Peter F May lists them here.
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