The Challenge of Aging Wine
Wine can improve with aging, but will go bad if in contact with air. How to protect wine from air has challenged winemakers from the beginning, says Peter F May .
The First Wine
Wine came about as an accidental discovery, says Peter F May. Man has cultivated the vine and made wine since the first hunter-gatherers settled to plant crops.
Canada's Niagara Peninsula Wines
Canada isn't the first place you'd think of for wine, but the Niagara Peninsula produces world quality examples, says Peter F May. Cabernet Franc and Riesling are ambassadors and it is one of the few places that can make ice wine most years.
Dial M for Merlot - Book Review
‘Dial M for Merlot’ is a Carl Hiaasen type of caper with larger than life characters and a just-about believable plot, says Peter F May. Set mostly in the wine lands of Bordeaux our hero learns about wine, women and love while becoming involved in a murder conspiracy
The Man Who Created Baco Noir and Baco Blanc
Baco Noir grapes are now grown mostly in north-east America, and Baco Blanc in the Armagnac brandy region of France. Peter F May looks at the man behind both varieties and how they ended up in two such disparate regions.
Henry of Pelham, Niagara, Canada
Baco Noir from Henry of Pelham winery was the first Baco and the first Ontario wine Peter F May tasted. It made such an impression on him that he has to visit the winery.
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