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Defeating the Leaf Destroyer
Vines were dying throughout France and the malady called Phylloxera had spread across borders. Unless a remedy could be found there would be no more wine. The French Government advertised a large cash prize for solutions, and they received thousands. But how many were any use?
Invasion of the Leaf Destroyer
When M. Borty planted some vines he's received as a gift he set in motion a disaster that completely changed how grapes had been grown for the previoius 10,000 years.
Matching Wine and Spice
With parsley behind his ear and an empty glass on his head Peter F May is taking the matter of matching wine with spicy foods seriously.
7 Wine Facts
Here are seven facts about wine, says Peter F May.
All About Rioja
Rioja's classic elegant wines are currently out of fashion and are thus well-priced. Peter F May looks at Spain's most famout wine region, one of the few in the world where the word 'reserve' means something.
Oak Doesn't Always Mean Barrels
Aging red wines on oak barrels is a sign of quality, says Peter F May, but a wine boasting of ‘well integrated oak’ or ‘oak treatment’ probably hasn't even seen a barrel.
Bordeaux River Cruising
River cruising has become very popular. Peter F May joins a new cruise that visits Bordeaux wine regions and focuses on wine.
What Does Grand Vin de Bordeaux Mean?
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Book Review: Dial M for Merlot
‘Dial M for Merlot’ is a Carl Hiaasen type of caper with larger than life characters and a just-about believable plot. Peter F May poured himself a glass of wine and settled down to read
Petite Sirah Pleases
Choosing wines for his club's dinner dance, Peter F may suggested less mainsream wines with each one coming from a different country. The most popular wine turned out to be from California and it was variety few had previously encountered.
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