I like Mondays. Why? May I present … … my Monday Morning Meeting. We started in on the zinfandels first. The tasters: Myself Paul Draper (CEO, Head Winemaker) Eric Baugher (VP of Winemaking, Monte Bello) David Amadia (VP Sales &… Read More ›
All things Monte Bello.
Back in 2010, on this blog, we engaged in what proved to be a genuinely fascinating enterprise, something we called VineWatch. Essentially, in simplest form, we selected a vine, and visually tracked its progress through the growing season. The whole… Read More ›
Ridge Vineyards is closed today. The tasting rooms are silent, the corks remain interred, the foils are still uncut. No wine splashing into waiting crystal bowls, no soft sighs of appreciation as the crimson elixirs pass expectant lips. I accordingly made my farewells last… 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 ›
In the Zone with the Bone on SpeakerPhone, settin’ skills on Hone, takin’ the Throne on Loan from the Combat Zone, and Prone to Condone the Rhone! Meaning, one of my all-time favorite Ridge releases is due to unveil its new vintage in… Read More ›
Lucky 13 none times: Ο Lucky 13 one time: Lucky 13 two times: That’s one more lucky. Making 1313 Main Street a wonderful place to be. Which is why we’re going there. Because we’re all about Main Street, not Wall… Read More ›