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Chenin Blanc - a versatile grape
Chenin Blanc is a versatile grape that makes attractive wines in many styles. It is currently underrated but it is beginning to get attention, and deservedly so.
Chenin Blanc - a Versatile Wine Grape
Chenin Blanc is a white grape variety that makes reliable and sometimes stunning wines at reasonable prices, and yet it is unfashionable, says Peter F May.
Chianti is one of the great wine regions of the world, says Peter F May. Italy's most planted black grape variety is Sangiovese and in Chianti it is king.
Choosing a Corkscrew
When choosing a corkscrew the screw is the most important component. Peter F May compares them
What wines to serve at Christmas can be a puzzle. Peter F May has some suggestions
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.
Cite du Vin - Bordeaux's New Wine Attraction
La Cité du Vin in Bordeaux, France is a fun cultural centre celebrating all aspects of wine. Its permanent exhibition has superb state of the art interactive displays with translations into 10 languages via a small computer and headphones.
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.
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