RKS Wine: The Penniless Pensioner Ratches Down His Cali Cab Expectations!

The Penniless Pensioner appears flushed with cash but his period of austerity has infused a “budget streak” in the man who laments the amount of money he once spent on trophy wines. He seems to have an obsession to troll the bottom end of the monetary scale for wine and he loves the challenge toContinue reading “RKS Wine: The Penniless Pensioner Ratches Down His Cali Cab Expectations!”

RKS Wine: The Penniless Pensioner is Rolling in Dough; Are South African Wines Beneath Him?

We last left the Penniless Pensioner stewing over his impending marriage to “converted lesbian” Celine Serpent. Well he phoned me gleefully the other night saying his Panamanian bank accounts had been unfrozen and cash was rolling his way. He bought a small house in the Leaside area of Toronto and drives a new Volvo SContinue reading “RKS Wine: The Penniless Pensioner is Rolling in Dough; Are South African Wines Beneath Him?”

CREW 2019 Riesling: A Unique Lake Erie North Shore Perspective

I have been to Colchester Ridge Estate Winery (CREW) a few times. It was a rather rustic winery then but things have changed and perhaps it is time to revisit and catch up with progress. I have had a soft spot for CREW Riesling as I find it more Germanic in style than many ofContinue reading “CREW 2019 Riesling: A Unique Lake Erie North Shore Perspective”

RKS Wine: Is There Such Thing as a Golfer’s Wine?

If you are a golfer you’ll recognize the name “Callaway” as a manufacturer of golf equipment and golf balls. I work at a golf course a couple of days a week as a Marshall and the golf cart lady does good business with beer but there is no wine in her cart. So with aContinue reading “RKS Wine: Is There Such Thing as a Golfer’s Wine?”

RKS Wine: A Low-Cost Bordeaux with the Highest Pedigree

Mention the name Mestreguilhem in Bordeaux ears will perk up as they have been in the wine trade for many years and own Château Pipeau a solid red wine producing excellent and highly ageable red wine. They also own Chateau Joinin which produces a red Château Joinin. Can their skills and reputation be reflected inContinue reading “RKS Wine: A Low-Cost Bordeaux with the Highest Pedigree”

RKS Wine: Do You Have Good Kharma? Flat Rock Cellars “Good Kharma Chardonnay”

Perhaps your kharma is dictated to you by a higher power based on your actions in this world? You know last weekend I was going to COSTCO to pick up some great Canadian Feta cheese and beside me some rather thuggish looking man in unlaced work boots, shorts and shaved head opened his door inContinue reading “RKS Wine: Do You Have Good Kharma? Flat Rock Cellars “Good Kharma Chardonnay””

RKS Wine: The Penniless Pensioner Sees His Therapist and Cools His Heels with Some Beaujolais-Villages

You may recall that too much Tito’s Texas Vodka with her oysters at the engagement party may have caused PP’s fiancé, Celine Serpent to spill the beans that she had been a lesbian and had undergone “conversion therapy” to transform her into a heterosexual. I didn’t want to depress PP but I said I hadContinue reading “RKS Wine: The Penniless Pensioner Sees His Therapist and Cools His Heels with Some Beaujolais-Villages”

RKS Wine: Stag’s Hollow Winery New Releases

I’ll let you in on a secret. I am getting somewhat bored with reviewing wine. Well not all wine of course as there are exceptions to the homogeneous blandness. One winery that excites me is British Columbia’s Stag’s Hollow Winery producing wines of exceptional quality. Of course, they are not alone in the Okanagan regionContinue reading “RKS Wine: Stag’s Hollow Winery New Releases”

RKS Wine: More Viognier in the Marketplace

Viognier deserves wider distribution that it is currently getting in Canada. It is a wine with character that so many dry white wines do not have. But as it has character it has certain characteristics you are either drawn to or not. If you are a fan of Gewurztraminer you should be one of Viognier.Continue reading “RKS Wine: More Viognier in the Marketplace”

RKS Wine: The Penniless Pensioner and a Certain Lesbian/Bisexual Problem

We have been following the Penniless Pensioner over the past few months. His financial reserves and lifestyle were decimated by the failed criminal Bernie Madoff litigation. So when he told me about his engagement to Celine Serpent I received a boost to my bottom line by inking a nice wine consulting contract from Serpent forContinue reading “RKS Wine: The Penniless Pensioner and a Certain Lesbian/Bisexual Problem”