April 8th, 1896, gave to the world Yip Harburg. 13 years later to the day, we were given John Fante. In these times of unemployment, of recession, of poverty, may we still find art to turn to, that can remind us of our… Read More ›
All things to do with the history of Ridge Vineyards.
Desuetude during Prohibition: The Wall Street Journal’s Jay McInerney chronicles The Long, Strange Trip of Ridge Vineyards, Paul Draper, & Silicon Valley
Our man in Manhattan has been Paul Draper himself. Just last week, none other than Daniel Johnnes – the esteemed wine director of Daniel Boulud’s restaurant group — hosted a dinner for Paul at Restaurant Daniel. The Wall Street Journal’s Jay McInerney was there… Read More ›
I was early, by intention. I wanted to absorb the air, the space, the mojo. Ghosts of Shamans past — silken-shadowed, proud and twirling — wove the naked canes with threads of dripping gossamer. In my car, the metal murmuring… Read More ›
It’s true, George Washington did indeed seem to innately understand the ritual importance of wine, the conventional purity of wine, the canonical vitality of wine … My manner of living is plain and I do not mean to be put out of it…. Read More ›
I had the pleasure of hosting Paul Draper and two wonderful guests yesterday for what was not only an excellent tasting, but an enlightening conversation. The topics were, amongst other things, the recent changes rung at the Wine Advocate, the Asian… Read More ›
As followers of this year’s special VineWatch series now know, Lytton Springs has joined our program, so to accommodate their schedule, we’ll now be posting our dual-property VineWatch updates together on Mondays. And with that said, may I present #VineWatch13: Week 3!… Read More ›