RKS Wines: Tawse 2019 Spark Limestone Ridge Riesling

Quite literally Ontario Riesling leaves a sour taste in my mouth. But what happens when Ontario Riesling is used to make a sparkling wine. Could that be the Great Riesling Hope for Ontario? The Jerry Quarry of the Ontario Riesling boxing ring?  I suppose we should have Tawse speak for itself. The label and theContinue reading “RKS Wines: Tawse 2019 Spark Limestone Ridge Riesling”

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: Chile Keeps on Trying with Its Cabernet Sauvignon

Give Chile an A for trying to impress with its Cabernet Sauvignon. South African reds often have an earthy and slightly funky smell to them. Chilean reds often a faint hint of mint. These characteristics may add a “national characteristic” to the wines of those two countries and if in moderation no need to complain.Continue reading “RKS Wine: Chile Keeps on Trying with Its Cabernet Sauvignon”