In studying The Jazz, one will often come across discussions of a musician’s “conception.” What does this mean? Many a critical theorist has deployed the term, and Eric Nisenson, for example, in his studies of Miles Davis, John Coltrane, and… Read More ›
All things to do with the history of Ridge Vineyards.
In the early days of “4488: A Ridge Blog,” the idea never even crossed my mind. Even at Post #1000, it seemed little more than a mirage shimmering in the distance; untouchable, unearthly, unreal. But in recent weeks, it became… Read More ›
Ever wondered what we mean when we talk about “building” a wine? Curious as to what “sub-parcel” harvesting is? Interested in the secrets behind how minimum intervention complexity is made possible? Ever wondered what the difference is between Lytton Springs… Read More ›
There is something uniquely magical about a vineyard in winter, and while Mother Nature has delivered Norther California a decidedly different iteration of the season this year (see: Out, Out, Damn Drought!), the Winter magic is still there, still present,… Read More ›