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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.
Cave Spring Cellars, Niagara, Canada
In Ontario's Niagara wine region is the pretty Jordan Village, but it wasn't its boutiques, art galleries and historic buildings that captured Peter F May's attention, but the famed Cave Spring Cellars winery located on Main Street.
Chateau des Charmes, Niagara, Canada
Chateau des Charmes is a family owned wine estate close to Niagara Falls in Ontario, Canada. Peter F May visited to take the public tour and was entranced by their wines.
World Wine and Food Tour - Burgundy
In Burgundy, France, food and wine comes pleasingly together when the local Pinot Noir is used to casserole beef making the famed Boeuf Bourgignon
World Wine & Food Tour - France
Taking a virtual world wine and food trip Peter F May recalls a serendipitous lunch in Southern France that taught him that a meal doesn't need meat. Article includes the recipe for ratatouille and wine suggestions.
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