RKS Wine 2023: A Rhône White from Michel Gassier

It is difficult to dissuade me from a white wine with Viognier and Rousanne in the blend. This Château de Nages is 50% Grenache, 30% Rousanne, 15% Clairette and 5% Viognier. It rested in a combination of concrete and barrels. The cement is detectable on the palate. Aroma: Peach, kiwi, apricot, honey and some grittyContinue reading “RKS Wine 2023: A Rhône White from Michel Gassier”

RKS 2023 Wine: Cave Spring Blanc de Blanc Estate Grown Brut NV

Cave Spring certainly exhibited its strength in 2022 for both red and white wines. How does the Blanc de Blanc Brut fare? Aromatics: Peach, pineapple, pear, guava, lime, butterscotch and almond croissant. Palate: A nice sharp bite with slight notes of ginger, whole wheat toast almonds with some grapefruit on the finish. Personality: I amContinue reading “RKS 2023 Wine: Cave Spring Blanc de Blanc Estate Grown Brut NV”

RKS Poetry: Ex President Trump and Dementia

It is Rude to Mock Those with Dementia We must not mock those suffering from dementiaI caught a clip of some comedian hawking virtual cards about the orange toadHad a great laugh about the mocking of a twit specializing in bankruptcy and failed coupslike a kamikaze pilot taking out the enemythensomeone told me this wasContinue reading “RKS Poetry: Ex President Trump and Dementia”

RKS Wine: Malivoire’s 2020 Old Vines Foch

Once upon a time in Ontario and British Columbia there was a grape called Maréchal Foch a French hybrid grape. It made common wine and, in an era, when Canadians did not appreciate or know Vitis vinifera grapes they drank it. As tastes changed and the Canadian palate became more “sophisticated” Maréchal Foch grapes wereContinue reading “RKS Wine: Malivoire’s 2020 Old Vines Foch”

RKS Wine:  Ontario Sparklers A Trio

Produced by the tank method. On the nose loads of strawberry, raspberry with BC cherry. On the palate a nice acidic bite but more than a bite it also has fruit with a strong undercurrent, brief as it may be, of Niagara cherries that bring a tiny hit of sweetness before it snaps back intoContinue reading “RKS Wine:  Ontario Sparklers A Trio”

RKS True Story: Dancing in Hell with a Slight Problem

Years ago sitting with my father in law and my son my father in law seemed not to worry if he ended up in hell upon his demise. He could party nonstop, drink, smoke and dance . A true paradise of course until my son casually mentioned that perhaps it was true but you’ll beContinue reading “RKS True Story: Dancing in Hell with a Slight Problem”

RKS Travel: Air Canada’s Cruelty to “Basic Economy” Passengers: Call in Animal Protection!

I attended a birthday party last week-end and a very experienced traveller remarked about his recent trip on Air Canada a few days after my Air Canada trip. I remarked in Basic Economy my knees were jammed up against the seat ahead of me and God help me when the passenger tilted his seat. LastContinue reading “RKS Travel: Air Canada’s Cruelty to “Basic Economy” Passengers: Call in Animal Protection!”

“Travels to a Different Time” : 10August2004: Around Charlevoix in Quebec

I don’t see much point in spending $60 for breakfast for the three of us so Andrew and I had a short drive into Point au Pic and found a bakery and purchased some Brioche so breakfast back at the Manoir Richelieu of just baked Brioche and some pear juice along with in room coffee.Continue reading ““Travels to a Different Time” : 10August2004: Around Charlevoix in Quebec”

RKS Film: “Calendar Girls”: Cheerleaders That Never Gave Up? Wisdom Amongst the Cheese?

“Calendar Girls” is a documentary about the Calendar Girls of Southwest Florida a group of 30 or so senior ladies that perform cheesy dance numbers in bingo halls, seniors’ residences and local parades raising money for charities. They give between 100-130 performances each year. What they lack in professionalism they compensate for in spirit. OldContinue reading “RKS Film: “Calendar Girls”: Cheerleaders That Never Gave Up? Wisdom Amongst the Cheese?”