Many regions of the world produce their own unique wines.
Vin de Constance - From Dickens to Fifty Shades
Visitors to Klein Constantia are asking for the Fifty Shades wine. The Fifty Shades trilogy isn't the first to mention Constantia's sweet wine. Dicken and Jane Austin also sang its praises, and it was a favourite of Kings and Emperors. Peter F May visited the winery to taste Vin de Constance.
1855 Classification of Medoc and Sauternes
You cannot talk about Bordeaux wines for long before there is a reference to the 1855 Classification. Peter F May lists the wines of the Medoc and Sauternes whose prices today are affected by a rating more than 150 years ago
A Dozen French Wines
If you could drink wines from only one country which place would you choose? Peter F May suggests twelve from France
Two of the most lauded grapes of Alsace are the Pinot Blanc and Riesling.
Bar Harbor Cellars Blueberry Wine
Bar Harbor Cellars are growing wine grapes in the extreme cold of Mt Desert Island, Maine but their biggest success so far has been with local wild blueberries.
Beaujolais is a soft easy drinking red wine from France. Most famous from Beaujolais Nouveau released in November, but if you trade up there are some much better Beaujolais wines.
Every November the new year's Beaujolais hits the marketplace, but does anyone care anymore? Peter F May looks at this once important event for wine lovers and the disastrous impact it has left.
Wine information about and from Belgium.
Bordeaux wine region is the largest fine wine region in the world producing some of the most desirable collectable expensive wines at the same time as countless good drinking and reasonably priced quaffers. Peter F May considers Bordeaux.
Bordeaux Wine Futures
Visiting a winery to taste wines and yet there is none to buy? Peter F May looks at the Bordeaux system of wine futures.
Burgundy is both the easiest wine region to understand and the hardest and its wines are both the worlds most sublime and the most disappointing, says Peter F May.
Listings and reviews of wineries around the state.
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.
Donīt confuse the charming town of Chablis, France, with the weak wine sold by that name. The wines produced here are top notch.
Chateau Guiraud, Sauternes
Chateau Guiraud in Sauternes, south of Bordeaux was classified First Growth in 1855 and is a top producer of sweet wines. Peter F May paid a visit
The wines of Tuscany are considered to be among the best in the world.
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.
Dry Comal Creek Winery, Texas
When adversity strikes, does a Texan give up? No, he finds an advantage and grows stronger than before. Peter F May visits Dry Comal Creek that came back from wipeout with a new and unique focus.
Experience German Wine
Letīs learn more and find out how you can experience the great wines of Germany.
Will Florida be the next fashionable wine producing area? Peter F May doesn't think so. Florida has a lot going for it but is struggling to make great wines.
France's Wine Regions
Each region of France stamps its character into its wine.
French Red Wine Decoder
Will you be travelling to France? Few French wines name a grape variety on the label, and restaurants list wines by region rather than varietal. Peter F May's handy chart helps you find the red varieties you want when in France
Have you explored the varied wines of Germany?
Information about German wines and wineries.
Glenelly Estate, Stellenbosch
When a widow in her seventies sells up, few travel 12,000 miles to start a brand new vineyard and winery in a new country. But Madam May de Lencquesaing is no ordinary woman. Peter F May visits her new estate and tastes her wines.
Great Wine Bargains From Chile
Many wine lovers donīt want to spend big money on every day wine. Others canīt afford to pull the cork on an expensive French wine. Where can they turn for good quality with low a price tag? To the wines of Chile!
Mission Hill Winery - Okanagan
Mission Hill Winery in western Canada's Okanagan Valley was named 2011 Winery of the Year in the InterVin International Wine Awards. Peter F May was one of the 100,000 visitors who come very year to taste wine, admire its architecture and views.
The Garden State offers a wide variety of wineries and wine experiences.
The USī oldest wine area.
New York has spent the past decades building itīs wineries.
New Zealand Wines
The island nation, used to film the Lord of the Rings, is also a newcomer to the international wine scene.
Okanagan Ice-Wine at Inniskillin
I am a devotee of ice-wine. I love its unctuous sweetness while appreciating the difficulty under which it is produced and that because of its expense it must be a special occasion when I am drinking it. So how could I miss an ice-wine vineyard tour and tasting? Peter F May visits Inniskillin's Oka
Okanagan's Indian Wines
Okanagan Valley in western Canada is home to around 200 wineries and some of the best of them are located on an Indian reservation. Peter F May visits the North America's only winery owned by aboriginal peoples.
"Visiting an Oregon farm or winery presents a unique experience that reflects the personality and style of its owners. Most are family owned and delight in sharing their love of Oregonīs agriculture culture and lifestyle with visitors."
Portugal has given the world a great gift with Port wine. Peter F May looks at discusses this iconic wine.
Port - the wine of Portugal
Port wine takes its name from the city that exported it. Peter F May visits Oporto and the Sandeman Port Cellars
Portugal's Quinta da Pacheca winery
Peter F May visits the home of Port wine in Portugal and tastes the wines of Quinta da Pacheca
Greek Retsina wine is made in a style that dates back more than 2000 years and Peter F May is a devoted fan.
Robert Blanck Winery - Alsace
Robert Blanck is the owner and winemaker of a small family estate winery in Alsace, France. Peter F May paid a visit.
Sancerre's Sauvignon Blanc
Sancerre is a town on the River Loire and the name of a wine region famous for some of France's best Sauvignon Blanc. Peter F May starts his Loire visit in the town of Sancerre and visits winemaker Henri Bourgeois.
Seifried Estate - New Zealand
Herman and Agnes Seifried created the first vineyard and winery on the South Island of New Zealand. Peter F May met them at a tasting in his home town and heard how an Austrian boy met a New Zealander girl and made a pioneering winery together.
Silkbush Mountain Vineyards
An American owned wine farm in South Africa with a reputation for the quality of its grapes is now producing its own wine which is served on American Airlines Business Class and a luxury cruise liner. Peter F May visited Silkbush Mountain Vineyards.
Sizanani Wines Uplifts Farmworkers
Sizanani Wines is a South African Black Economic Empowerment brand owned by winery farm workers. Peter F May heard the details from managing director Randall Peceur.
South Africa - 350 Years of Winemaking
South Africa celebrated its 350 years of making wine in February 2009. Peter F May looks at this old-new world wine region.
Spanish White Wines
Looking for a white wine that can stand up to hearty food? Try one of these great Spanish whites.
Spanish Wine Classifications
Spain takes wine seriously. Examine the classifications of Spanish wine to help you make a selection.
Spier Wine Farm
A day isn't enough to see all the attractions at Spier Wine farm, near Cape Town, South Africa. Peter F May tries to count them all.
Sunset Winery, Texas
Sunset Winery is a small family owned winery and vineyard near Fort Worth in Texas. Peter F May called in to taste wines made from Texas's own Black Spanish variety.
Tasting Terroir in the Loire
Domaine du Closel - Chateau des Vaults is a female run winery in Savenničres in the Loire valley, France. Peter F May meets owner-winemaker Vicomtesse Evelyne de Pontbriand and learns why it is not necessary to name the grape variety on a wine label.
The Bordeaux Classification
Why is a 150 year old list of wines important today? Peter F May looks at how wine prices and status continue to reflect long ago opinions.
The Grapes of the New York Finger Lakes
Finger Lakes wine region is a happy hunting ground for those who want to taste a lot of different grape varieties. Peter F May is a fan.
The Wines of Bordeaux
The vineyards around the French city of Bordeaux are the home of some of the most famous and expensive wines in the world. Peter F May visits Bordeaux.
Troglodyte Domaine Filliatreau, Loire
There are troglodytes living along the Loire. Peter F May visits Domaine Filliatreau a winery in caves hollowed out from a cliff
Discover vermouth and the museum that celebrates this creation.
Vinho Verde - fresh young wine of Portugal
Vinho Verde is a young fresh light wine from Northern Portugal. Peter F May returned from Portugal a fan of this quaffable 'green' wine.
Virginia is for wine lovers.
Alsace, home of white wines in tall thin bottles. Peter F May travels the wine route.
Visiting the Loire
The Loire is the third most important wine region in France. Peter F May visited this land of fairy tale castles and many wines.
WIne and Goats at Fairview
Fairview wine farm,near Cape Town, South Africa, is popular with visitors and not just for its wines, says Peter F May.
Wine in Thailand
The industry is less than twenty years old and conditions are not ideal but enthusiasts are growing and making other wines in Thailand which you may see them on the list of your local Thai restaurant.
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