A wine writer can be a polarizing thing, I concede that. A wine writer can be many things, from retail shill to arcane philosopher, muckraker to dogsbody, provocateur to milquetoast; from curator of the past to a leader of the… Read More ›
All things Monte Bello.
Cellarable wines in the middle years of their developmental trajectory can be funny things. Often, they seem to come in and out of focus right before your eyes. When they coalesce around a profile, they can be marvelous, and you… Read More ›
Spoiler Alert: This post is about Friday Night’s Virtual Tasting! ~ Greetings, this is Brian Oeno, reporting from the future. ~ Got your Tasting Mat? http://www.ridgewine.com/images/acrobat/fall2013-tasting-mat.pdf Check. Saved the Live Stream Link? http://www.livestream.com/ridge_wine Check. Got wine? 2010 Ridge Vineyards Lytton… Read More ›
Spoiler Alert: This post is about a lovely wine event I had the pleasure of co-hosting at restaurant Quattro (Four Seasons/Silicon Valley) yesterday, featuring delicious wines of the Santa Cruz Mountains, and for which I poured our new (and VERY… Read More ›
I Almost Can’t Even Say It. But Here Goes … A 5 liter bottle of 1982 Monte Bello Is Opening!!! Right Now!!!
I’m almost too trembly to type. This is too much for me. The names, the places, the wine …. Ah, it’s too much! No, it’s not. I can do this. Ok, here goes … Michael Madrigale. Ah! Wow, Michael Madrigale…. Read More ›
Visiting Ridge Vineyards What’s the weather like where you are? Is it wine-drinking weather? What does beauty mean for you? Are you a fog person, or a sun person? Do you like dry heat, or humidity? Do you like the… Read More ›