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 ›
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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 ›
To deploy a rather retro-minded rendition of contemporary parlance, the December First Friday at Monte Bello is going to be … the bomb. Not to be confused with You Dropped A Bomb On Me, by the Gap Band. A song… Read More ›
All the table ’twas indeed a stage, and ’tis true many a player strutted and fretted its hour upon it, but at curtain’s culinary closing, ’twas a deuce of thespianic éclat that in truth reigned supreme … – Meaning, of course, that… Read More ›
The IronChevsky and I go way back. He was actually there for the debut of our #WineBloggersTasting Series. That was the day the bloggers took on Robert Parker. It had been a while since I’d seen The IronChevsky. He’s a… Read More ›