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 ›
All things to do with the history of Ridge Vineyards.
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 ›
Few authors have contributed more to our collective literary canon than one Samuel Clemens, alias Mark Twain. And fewer still have been so eloquently, satirically, insightfully quotable. On the subject of wine, Mr. Clemens was nearly without parallel or peer…. Read More ›
(Spoiler Alert: There is information detailed below that will quite likely lead you to really, really, really wish you’d made a reservation for this special tasting. So I’m going to briefly open up the bookings for a couple of extra… Read More ›
At the rate we’re going, seats for our very special Post-Harvest Celebration Tasting at Monte Bello will be fully booked by end-of-day tomorrow, so if you’re still on the fence, now’s the time to leap! If you’ve not yet read… Read More ›