You could not have picked a more different day to shoot a Week 2 VineWatch photo: Just an absolutely beautiful day on the mountain, though very, very cold! In fact, we actually had snow on the upper vineyards just the… Read More ›
All things to do with the history of Ridge Vineyards.
For 35 years now, the ATP branch of our Wine Club has been busy contributing limited-production rareties to the Ridge Vineyards wine canon; introducing such fabled designations as Old School, Mazzoni, and Jimsomare to the vineyard lexicon, and showcasing comparatively under-the-radar varietals like… Read More ›
You’re reading this blog, so it’s probably reasonable to assume you’re aware of Jon Bonné. Possibly from just reading this blog, but more likely because of his excellent wine column in the San Francisco Chronicle. He’s an excellent writer, with… Read More ›
Very early on in my tenure at Ridge Vineyards, I made the decision to play only The Jazz in the Monte Bello Tasting Room. Unbeknownst to me at the time, this decision was noted and noticed by a notably wider… Read More ›
I spent a great many years as a professional songwriter and musician, and have now been in the wine business for a fair amount of years as well. And in both lives, New Year’s Eve looms large. For a musician,… Read More ›
I cannot help myself; I’m in the Year-End-List spirit. I MUST make my Best-Ofs … And for today’s canonically contributive endeavour, I am going to grapple into submission a task never yet set; I am going to attempt to name… Read More ›
That’s likely what you would have been shouting on this day, back in 1933. Because December 15, 1933, was the day the 21st Amendment to the United States Constitution officially became effective, thus effectively repealing the 18th Amendment, which had effectively established… Read More ›