Hi! I'm Kardijan! This is my first posting & the original message was last December Anyway, I just opened a bottle of our Maple wine made in March 2007 from our own Maple trees. IT IS STILL WORKING!!!! It is like a Maple Champagne or something! I've never tasted anything like it before. The flavour borders on sweetness, but the bubbles give it a bite that hits mid-chest!! Sounds weird, eh? I should have known, as we have lost two bottles over the last 6 months or so from the corks popping off & landing across the other side of the Dining Room! Never had that happen before, either! Good luck with the Maple Wine, &, if it works, let me know how you managed it. I suggest three years in the bottle unless they decide to open themselves!!