Websites can be a blessing, websites can be a curse. For a producer such as Ridge –with a long history, deep library, and philosophy-first aesthetic– a website is both a challenge and an opportunity. How best to chronicle a cornucopia… Read More ›
Discussions and comments related to pairing foods and wines.
The occasion was what is called, in proper politico parlance, a “working dinner.” In this case, it was a Superpower rendition thereof: heading up the guest list? U.S. President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping. And paired with the… Read More ›
Consider The Monte Bello. Consider many Monte Bellos: Then consider this place: A Voce — Wine Spectator Grand Award-Winning Restaurant in NYC And these people: Olivier Flosse: Legendary Bordeaux-trained Sommelier (holder of the coveted Diploma-Universitaire d’Aptitude a la Degustation, Bordeaux,… Read More ›
Penticton Angels, Oeno Bums, and a Wine Blogger On The Road is a short film from #WBC13 (the 2013 Wine Bloggers Conference), chronicling the people, places, and wines of this year’s conference, shot on location in and around Penticton, British… Read More ›
The Similkameen. Similkameen Valley 12 Licensed Wineries Top Varietals Planted: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Chardonnay 1984: 1st winery opened 691 acres planted ~ Oft called “one of the world’s 5 best wine regions you’ve never heard of,” this was… Read More ›
It was the best of times, it was the best of times. Not unlike a broodingly alive, spiritually roller-coasted emo-drama teenager the morning after graduation ceremonies, I am currently a certifiable mash-up of emotions. When the music’s over, how to… Read More ›
Within the borders of Wine’s Metaphysical Country is a complexity of filigree and trellis; a latticework of weft and skein and weave; a many-tendril’d meshwork made of crossroad laid on crossroad, linked to crossroad. Art meets science here as the… Read More ›