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 ›
All things to do with the history of Ridge Vineyards.
It was 35 years ago today Steven Spurrier called on Ridge to play They were hardly thought to be in style The very thought made the Frenchmen smile So may I introduce to you The wines you’ve known for all these… Read More ›
Elvis on Ed Sullivan. Jimi Hendrix playing The Star Spangled Banner at Woodstock. The publishing of Kerouac’s On The Road. The publication of “The Autobiography of Malcolm X” The staging of Ridgely Torrence’s “Three Plays for a Negro Theatre.” The… Read More ›
Simply can’t resist the temptation to share this; personally, I think it’s just brilliant, and one of the best, most relevant contemporary treatises on all things related to –pick your term(s) de riguer– “natural” winemaking; “non-interventionism”; “sustainability”; “minimum impact”; “biodynamism”;… Read More ›
It was with great anticipation and an understandable degree of nervousness that I hoisted a full rack of Riedels into the back of my car, settled in behind the wheel, and commenced the drive up from the tasting room to… Read More ›