Our man in Manhattan has been Paul Draper himself. Just last week, none other than Daniel Johnnes – the esteemed wine director of Daniel Boulud’s restaurant group — hosted a dinner for Paul at Restaurant Daniel. The Wall Street Journal’s Jay McInerney was there… Read More ›
Discussions and comments related to pairing foods and wines.
We don’t do a great many events in any given year up here on our mountain, so when we do stage them, we try to thoroughly imbue them with all the passion and gravitas our four-sizes-that-day wine-hearts can muster. Our… Read More ›
Reason #1: David Gates. David Gates is our VP of Vineyard Operations. Colloquially, our Vineyard Manager. I have had the pleasure of hosting David Gates for probably ten thousand tastings, and I can easily say, without exaggeration, that I have… Read More ›
I love the deeply ritualized pre-event mysterioso mojo of a wine happening about to happen. It’s sort of the beatific inversion of a haunting; walking the halls with the ghosts that have yet to sing; all that life yet to… Read More ›
The Knights Of The Ridge Table Ride A Plumed Horse Into The Culinary Kingdom -or- Winemaker Dinner at The Plumed Horse, Tonight!
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 ›
Be The Winning Bid & Bob’s Yer Uncle! -or- David Gates In Oz! -or- This Trip Is Fair Dinkum! -or- Australia Tastes Ace! -or- Rhone Rangers, From San Francisco to Sydney!
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 ›