Two great artisan enterprises: The Plumed Horse & Ridge Vineyards. Two great craftspeople: Chef Peter Armellino & Winemaker Eric Baugher. One great night. Tonight. Dig this: Smoked Wild Salmon tomato fondue tartlette, caviar creme friache 2011 Ridge Vineyards Estate Chardonnay ~ Day… Read More ›
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David Gates is a great man. David Gates is our Vineyard Manager, and he is a great man. A great man managing great vineyards. David Gates is President on the Board of Directors for Rhone Rangers. Rhone Rangers is a… Read More ›
For Present & In The Moment Digging: First Friday at Monte Bello March 1st ~ 4-7pm Spring is an exciting time to be a Ridge Vineyards member! Just as Mother Nature brings new life and color to the season, so too do new… Read More ›
Yesterday was a Wine & Food Tasting day on the mountain, and that makes Pappy happy. The goal? Select three wines, and three pairings. Our culinary compatriots for the event? The very fine chefs from Bash. My co-tasters? The Depth-Chargedly-Groovy Hospitality Team… Read More ›
Lucky 13 none times: Ο Lucky 13 one time: Lucky 13 two times: That’s one more lucky. Making 1313 Main Street a wonderful place to be. Which is why we’re going there. Because we’re all about Main Street, not Wall… Read More ›
It’s lunchtime on the mountain, and that’s a very fine thing … 2004 Ridge Vineyards Monte Bello Chardonnay Rich, supple, viscous mouthfeel, with warm tropical fruit and sweet, creamy vanilla and beurre blanc on the nose … Wide-reaching on the… Read More ›
Dawdle around on the oldies stations long enough, and you’ll hear it. A pathos-laden and groovily roosty little slab of romantically dogmatic pop folklore; “Kisses Sweeter Than Wine.” Based on an old Irish folk song, re-interpreted by Leadbelly, and brought into… Read More ›
As KRS-One noted in The Urge, it’s gettin hectic, it’s gettin’ crazy, it’s gettin’ hectic, it’s gettin’ wild. And clearly he had the December First Friday in mind. Smart individual, KRS-One … But back to First Friday, which, as you’re surely… Read More ›
You may or may not have noticed something in a recent post on this blog; that something being my espoused affection for those opportunities when I find myself legitimately having the opportunity to deploy the term “culinarily companionable.” Said espousement was… Read More ›