These are the moments I live for; at table with my beautiful wife and my wonderful parents, before an unimaginably fine spread of food, and a bottle of 1997 Monte Bello gently decanting. Truly magical, heart-warming, and soulful. Let’s begin with… Read More ›
Discussions and comments related to pairing foods and wines.
The Ridge Vineyards Monte Bello inspires a lot of things, and per some research I did online today, one thing it certainly seems to inspire is inspired food pairings! Take a look at just a few of the items I came up with:… Read More ›
Fifty years ago, Maximilian Riedel could have been a standout example of that archetypal staple of the American Retail frontier, the Traveling Salesman. I marvel at the amount of miles this Guru of Glassware logs in pursuit of his evangelical mission… Read More ›
I had the great pleasure of spending Thursday evening at decarolis design & marketing in San Jose as “wine host” for a Wine & Jazz themed event, courtesy of an invitation from Vince DeCarolis, principal and founder of the company…. Read More ›
The Beet Generation -or- We Got The Beet -or- Bestill My Beeting Heart -or- Grilled Beets And Petite Sirah, Oh My!
So there I was, standing in the kitchen, trying to decide what to make for dinner, and my missus said, “That reminds me, I need to use those beets …” But her particular and special treatment of beets is a… Read More ›
I seem to be spending a lot of time writing over on West Coast Wine Net today, which I’m really enjoying, but I’m trying to remember that I’m supposed to be writing here too! So I’m going to do another… Read More ›
1. 100% bio-degradable picnicware forks melt if you try and eat hot chili with them. -and- 2. The Ridge Vineyards 2005 Buchignani Ranch Zinfandel pairs extraordinarily well with biscuits and gravy. I’m just sayin …
My Baby Got Sauce -or – The Thrill Of The Grill -or What Do Grilled Salmon And The Ridge Vineyards Santa Cruz Mountains Estate Chardonnay Have In Common?
The answer to the last question in the title of this post is “The sauce I made my missus last night.” Here’s what I made: First off, a beautiful piece of wild caught Alaskan salmon, skin removed. Then garlic. I… Read More ›
RIDGE In The Round: The RIDGE Round Table Reviews The Ridge Vineyards 2005 California Syrah Lytton West!
There has been a somewhat long-running array of commentaries weaving in and out of my other posts about this wine; it all began with someone’s West Coast Wine Net comment about Syrah and Viognier, it continued through an exploration of co-fermentation, and now,… Read More ›