RKS Wine: The Okanagan’s Meyer Family Vineyards 2020 Micro Cuvée Chardonnay

Meyer Family Vineyards in British Columbia’s Okanagan is a bit of Burgundy in British Columbia with its winning ways producing Chardonnay and Pinot Noir not to mention a wickedly delicious Gewurtz! I mean give MFV another decade and my successor may be saying in France that Burgundy is a bit of British Columbia in France!Continue reading “RKS Wine: The Okanagan’s Meyer Family Vineyards 2020 Micro Cuvée Chardonnay”

RKS Wine: The Three Styles of Pinot Noir

Try to simplify Pinot Noir and you are asking for trouble. I like trouble. The first style is the soft and sensual style. Low tannins with aromas of raspberry and ripe strawberries. Think Okanagan Pinot Noirs from Canada’s British Columbia such as the Pinot Noirs from Stag’s Hollow or Meyer Family Vineyards. Then there isContinue reading “RKS Wine: The Three Styles of Pinot Noir”

RKS WINES: Canadian Wine Quarantine: Social Distancing and The Berlin Wall!

If I was to say to my Ontario readers Mayhem Wines in British Columbia’s Okanagan produces some jaw dropping quality wines that in my opinion rank it amongst the top wineries in the world 99.9% would say I was infected with some Omicrap virus and hallucinating. Why is this? The Liquor Control Board of OntarioContinue reading “RKS WINES: Canadian Wine Quarantine: Social Distancing and The Berlin Wall!”

RKS Wine: Can Meyer Family Vineyard’s 2020 Pinot Noir Cure My Golf Myopia?

November golf in Toronto can be very trying. Frozen fingers and runny noses. Shivers and a sense of quiet desperation to end the year in a blaze of glory like the fall leaves. I think I am up to 35 games starting in frigid April, through a sweltering July and August and now back inContinue reading “RKS Wine: Can Meyer Family Vineyard’s 2020 Pinot Noir Cure My Golf Myopia?”

A Couple of Aglianicos From Campania: Stuck in the Tyranny of 89 Point Wines

Aglianico might well be one of Campania’s signature red grapes. Ontario receives very little Campanian wine. The Liquor Control Board of Ontario prefers other Italian wine regions particularly Tuscany. Aglianico was brought from Greece to Italy by the Phoenicians. In fact Aglianico is the corruption of the Italian word for Hellenic “Ellenico”. Our first AglianicoContinue reading “A Couple of Aglianicos From Campania: Stuck in the Tyranny of 89 Point Wines”

A couple of Chardonnays from British Columbia’s Meyer Family Vineyards (MFV)

2020 was a good vintage year in the Okanagan. The Chardonnay is a blend from four different vineyards two of which, Old Main Road on the Naramata Bench and McLean Creek Road in Okanagan Falls, are MFV’s. The other two are the Anarchist Mountain Vineyard in Osoyoos and Cellarsbend Vineyard on the Naramata bench. ThisContinue reading “A couple of Chardonnays from British Columbia’s Meyer Family Vineyards (MFV)”

Meyer Family Vineyards: A COVID Themed Dr. Bonnie Henry Chardonnay from British Columbia?

I will admit being taken aback by a Meyer Family Vineyards (MFV) Chardonnay named after British Columbia’s Provincial Officer of Health, Dr. Bonnie Henry. Is this Canada’s first COVID themed wine? Given the damage done to British Columbia wineries by public health orders I say MFV is gutsy in naming a “Tribute” wine after Dr.Continue reading “Meyer Family Vineyards: A COVID Themed Dr. Bonnie Henry Chardonnay from British Columbia?”

A Couple of New Pinot Noir Releases From Meyer Family Vineyards in The Okanagan

Meyer Family Vineyards (MFV) produces some of the best Pinot Noirs I have had and I mean not just in Canada but internationally. So the first one we will try is MFV’s Pinot Noir-Old Block Okanagan Valley 2019. Although an inviting ruby colour it is so very lightly clouded and this is not surprising asContinue reading “A Couple of New Pinot Noir Releases From Meyer Family Vineyards in The Okanagan”