One of the very great things about hosting this blog is that I’ve become the somewhat unwitting repository of a great wealth of Ridge arcana, running the gamut from tales of Days in the Vineyards to tasting notes of impossibly… Read More ›
All things to do with the history of Ridge Vineyards.
Wine, done well, is a folk art. Just as Robert Johnson osmosized the best of Son House and Charley Patton in the service of crafting his own transcendent contributions to the country blues; just as Jack Kerouac bubbled, toiled, and troubled… Read More ›
One of my favorite things about our Wine Blogger Tastings is actually something that comes in the aftermath of every event; the opportunity to read the posts authored by our attendees. It is very much a credit to the devoutness, seriousness, and… Read More ›
Now THAT was a tasting! An 11-vintage vertical of Monte Bello, tasted blind, with a challenge; try and guess the appropriate chronological order. Needless to say, we put our bloggers to work! Not to mention our staff, who were charged with… Read More ›
There is something about the Final Assemblage Event that weighs both happier and heavier upon my viticultural soul; essentially, this is it, the final, the penultimate. We, who taste, are it. The very first and the very last. What we… Read More ›