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 ›
All things to do with the history of Ridge Vineyards.
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 ›
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 ›