RKS Wine: leaning post’s The Fifty Chardonnay from Niagara: A Goldie Hawn Wine?

At 540 cases produced this concrete aged Chardonnay can be considered a micro cuvée. The wine is platinum coloured which may be indicative this is no big Chardonnay. On the nose somewhat of a classic Chardonnay bouquet with lots of apple, pear, guava, slate and just a bit of pineapple and ginger. A gentle ChardonnayContinue reading “RKS Wine: leaning post’s The Fifty Chardonnay from Niagara: A Goldie Hawn Wine?”

RKS Film: “Studio 17: The Lost Reggae Tapes”

If you are a ska or reggae aficionado “Studio 17: The Lost Reggae Tapes” is a mandatory film and for the rest of us interested in the history of music it is almost as compelling. And if you a history buff the documentary is in many ways a history of Jamaica from the 1960’s toContinue reading “RKS Film: “Studio 17: The Lost Reggae Tapes””

“Virus # 26” : Director’s Cut : “Virus # 26” “Lessons Learnt from the COVIDs: the Medicos”

Thank goodness the medicos did not run the show during COVID times. You must remember their whole moral fabric is to “save lives” or was it to peddle worthless vaccines kissed by “medical respectability”? The medicos were used by the politicos to terrify the population in an effort to stem the tide of COVID casesContinue reading ““Virus # 26” : Director’s Cut : “Virus # 26” “Lessons Learnt from the COVIDs: the Medicos””

RKS Wine: A Clownish Wine: No Disrespect Meant!

I see a wine with a “Fitou” appellation please forgive me but I think of a clown. I am not sure why? Perhaps it is my Montreal background where I recall a Quebecois clown Bobino that had a popular television show years ago. But Fitou has no similarity to “Bobino”. Should I report this toContinue reading “RKS Wine: A Clownish Wine: No Disrespect Meant!”

RKS Film: “Come Back Anytime”: Get Me to Tokyo Quick!

Welcome to the world of ramen noodle master Masamoto Ueda owner and self-taught ramen master operating out of a tiny restaurant in Tokyo named Bizentei. No big flashy décor but instead a rather homey restaurant that seats 30 at most. And Ueda is referred to by most of his customers as “Master”. He is selfContinue reading “RKS Film: “Come Back Anytime”: Get Me to Tokyo Quick!”

RKS Quote of the Day: “Nine Perfect Strangers”

“That particular group of solidly married friends was meant to envy her, or they’d pretend to envy her anyway, for all those years, but it seemed that being childless and single in your thirties was very different from being childless and single in your fifties. No longer glamorous. Now kind of tragic.” Liane Moriarty “Continue reading “RKS Quote of the Day: “Nine Perfect Strangers””

“Andrij the Orphaned Ukrainian Rescue Dog” : Chapter 25: Time to Say Farewell

We arrived in the land beyond to a great crowd of many we know who went to the land beyond. What a dream to see my master and mistress Boyka and Anatoli and our children Danilo and Daryna all killed in Russian missile attacks. What surprised me was a crowd of Russian soldiers mostly veryContinue reading ““Andrij the Orphaned Ukrainian Rescue Dog” : Chapter 25: Time to Say Farewell”

“Travels to a Different Time” : September 1988: Sosua, Dominican Republic: Suspect Shrimp

It was either too much sun or last night’s shrimp but whatever it was a fever, headaches and the chills. To bed at 19:00 but the pounding rain made sleep difficult. The rooster started crowing at 05:00. Felt a bit better. The Trip to Puerto Plata: Lunch at Uncle Ricks Café A few of usContinue reading ““Travels to a Different Time” : September 1988: Sosua, Dominican Republic: Suspect Shrimp”

“Travels to a Different Time” : 25July1978: Torremolinos, Spain: The Meagreness of Torremolinos: Gypsies vs Hustlers!

I could call Torremolinos a cesspool but being polite I will say it is a meagre place full of pasty and ill behaved Brits boozing it up and partying away drinking British beer of course. Just like home! Why would people cram into chartered jets and save all year to come to Miami Beach here?Continue reading ““Travels to a Different Time” : 25July1978: Torremolinos, Spain: The Meagreness of Torremolinos: Gypsies vs Hustlers!”

“Travels to a Different Time” : 21stJuly1975: Somewhere in Netherlands: Dopester in a 404 Peugeot: Germany Depressing?

Went down for breakfast with a litre of milk. I hopped on a train that would take me to the highway heading to Hamburg. Thank goodness for the cool day as hot weather can sap your energy. I passed by a hitchhiker to get a spot and in 5 minutes a lift in a 404Continue reading ““Travels to a Different Time” : 21stJuly1975: Somewhere in Netherlands: Dopester in a 404 Peugeot: Germany Depressing?”