Great restaurants are of a place. They are an integral component in their regional eco-culinary oeno-system. They cannot, and should not, be considered separate – or separately – from their immediate environment. They are a thread in fabric, a note… Read More ›
Food & Wine Pairing
Discussions and comments related to pairing foods and wines.
For some, St. Elmo conjures images of luminous plasma. For others, Rob Lowe’s crisp jawline, and a song by John Parr. But for Christina Donley, St. Elmo means one thing, and one thing only: Ribeye mid-rare and a half bottle… Read More ›
The 2013 Ridge Vineyards Sommelier Symposium: It Was The Best Of Times The 2013 Ridge Vineyards Sommelier Symposium began on Monday, May 20th, just shy of 9am, on the Monte Bello Crush Pad, under a glowing Santa Cruz Mountains sun…. Read More ›
Greetings! It’s May 3rd, and it’s First Friday at Monte Bello! For our May edition of this very special monthly event, we will be celebrating the release of the new 2009 Mazzoni Home Ranch Zinfandel! The 2009 is one of the… Read More ›
If it’s not me, but brie … then aren’t I free, to eschew my filigree of daintily demurring second portionry when said bounty is offered me? ~ This is the way the mind runs whilst reading Kirstin Jackson’s fabulous book… Read More ›