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 ›
All things Monte Bello.
For our Week 7 edition of #VineWatch13, I have something quite cool to share; a close-up look at a very cool vineyard procedure known as In-Row Tilling! Full disclaimer, the footage below was shot at our Geyserville vineyards (meaning, it’s… 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 ›
I love the French. I love France. Every time I have been to France, I have had a marvelous time. Every time I have been to France, the French have been marvelous. Every guest we’ve hosted from France has been… Read More ›
Wine Without Worry – Ridge Vineyards: The Bottled Poetry of California’s Santa Cruz Mountains Napa Valley may be the first place that comes to mind when you think of California wine, but there is no place like the Santa Cruz… Read More ›
I am traveling at the moment (currently awaiting the high-jinks howls of the coyotes as they commence their nocturnal gambol across the hills of Santa Barbara, beneath the chary approval of bright Orion and his constellar concomitants alit with country noirscapes),… Read More ›