Having attended the first annual Wine and Travel Week in Porto with a side trip to Pico Island in late February I had the opportunity to chat with a representative of Chilean winery Matetic as they had a booth as an exhibitor in the Alfândega in Porto. We didn’t talk wine but rather accommodations availableContinue reading “RKS 2023 Wines: Matetic from Chile: Glamping and Wine!”
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RKS 2023 Wines: Alentejo Next Time?
I was in Porto at the end of February for Wine and Travel Week. Then after three days it was off to the Azores. I have never been to the Azores so I do not regret my decision. I had the choice of several wine regions Alentejo being one of them but I have visitedContinue reading “RKS 2023 Wines: Alentejo Next Time?”
RKS 2023 Wines: Dichosa Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 from Valle del Maule in Chile
The vines for this wine are whippersnappers at 15 years of age and in addition to oak barrels the wine was aged in concrete giving it a leaner texture than oak only ageing. Aroma: Full of both black and red fruits all very harmonious and indicative of a smooth and ready to drink Cabernet Sauvignon.Continue reading “RKS 2023 Wines: Dichosa Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 from Valle del Maule in Chile”
RKS 2023 Wines: Drinking the Way of the Dinosaur!
Terrantez do Pico is one of three indigenous Azorean grapes and it is close to going the way of the dinosaur. It has somewhat of a tropical nose with pineapple, guava and mango. The palate is creamy with tropical notes mixed with spice and just a bit of Prince Edward Island red soil potatoes withContinue reading “RKS 2023 Wines: Drinking the Way of the Dinosaur!”
RKS 2023 Wines: 2020 Vinha Centenária from Azores Wine Company
The 2020 Vinha Centenária António Maçanita from the Azores Wine Company on Pico Island is a blend of Arinto dos Açores, Verdelho, Alicante Branco and Boal. 13.5% alcohol. Aroma: There is volcanic rock, salinity, oranges and pineapple. Palate: Creamy, peppery, restrained acidity, marmalade, Creamsicle with a super long finish. Food Match: Simply prepared seafood steak.Continue reading “RKS 2023 Wines: 2020 Vinha Centenária from Azores Wine Company”
RKS 2023 Wines: Special Memories of the Dão: Boas Quintas
I had the pleasure of visiting the Dão in 2018 with some members of the international wine media. The wines, the vineyards, the topography the people and the food were memorable although the schedule was rough. Fly into Porto overnight from Toronto. Meet at the Porto Sheraton and relax with a tea which I neverContinue reading “RKS 2023 Wines: Special Memories of the Dão: Boas Quintas”
RKS 2023 Wines: CREW 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon: Can History Repeat Itself?
Years ago, it was 2011, I rated the CREW 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon a 91/100 and for an Ontario Cabernet Sauvignon that’s remarkable. I can recall Bernard Gorski, proprietor of Colchester Ridge Estate Winery (CREW), telling me the grapes had been harvested as late as November. Since that date I have rarely had a great OntarioContinue reading “RKS 2023 Wines: CREW 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon: Can History Repeat Itself?”