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All things Monte Bello.

Monte Bello Incognito

Have you seen this wine? If you’re visiting this weekend, you’ll find it. After that, not so much. It’s going underground. Monte Bello Incognito. Meaning, with next weekend’s release of the highly anticipated 2009 vintage (please see the end of this post for… Read More ›


So, I was riding my bike yesterday evening. Yes, I ride a bike. But no, I do not wear the spandex, or the bright colors, or the clicky shoes. Not that there’s anything wrong with that! But that’s not how… Read More ›

The Golden Rule Of Sampling

As we close in on the beginnings of #Harvest2012 (‘Round and ’round and ’round she goes, when will she start? Nobody knows!), sampling becomes an ever-more earnest and vital business. With ever-increasing frequency and intensity, and with an ever-escalating sense… Read More ›