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Moira's Glass Act

Moira Peters studied wine in New York before moving home to Nova Scotia, where she started Unwined, a wine education and tasting party service. She lives and writes in Maitland, on the Bay of Fundy.

MOIRA'S GLASS ACT: Corkage an affordable way to dine with wine

MOIRA'S GLASS ACT: Corkage an affordable way to dine with wine

Restaurants charge a hefty price for wine. If you can't afford the markup, there is another way to have your dinner and drink it too, a way that doesn't cheat your favourite dining establishment of its profit.
MOIRA'S GLASS ACT: Castaway grape needs more shelf space

MOIRA'S GLASS ACT: Castaway grape needs more shelf space

There have been a few casualties in the wake of the Tidal Bay movement that began in 2010. One, according to some of the region's sommeliers, is single varietal l'Acadie Blanc.
MOIRA'S GLASS ACT: When in doubt, think pink

MOIRA'S GLASS ACT: When in doubt, think pink

Rosé is wonderful wine; crisp and refreshing, substantial and good with a wide variety of foods. Those in the business of selling wine also try to take advantage of rosé's fun, feminine look — the wine that says "party!" every time it's poured into a glass.
GLASS ACT: At last, wine to satisfy picky palates

GLASS ACT: At last, wine to satisfy picky palates

When a group of people take the requisite sniff of La Pitchoune 2012 Pinot Noir, they react with a collective, simultaneous sigh of pleasure.
MOIRA'S GLASS ACT: New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc a reflection of late spring's greens

MOIRA'S GLASS ACT: New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc a reflection of late spring's greens

If flavours had colour, Sauvignon Blanc would taste green. Specifically, it would be the bright green of late spring: the colour of new, perfect leaves filling in the spaces in the landscape cleared by winter; the colour of June fields right after a rain.
MOIRA'S GLASS ACT: Tidal Bay is a wine style that local people now recognize and prize

MOIRA'S GLASS ACT: Tidal Bay is a wine style that local people now recognize and prize

By Moira Peters: The idea is not for every winery's Tidal Bay to taste the same, but rather that Tidal Bay capitalizes on the strengths of our climate and geography to produce something that we can recognize, afford and be proud of.