On a personal level, I am a ritualist. I ritualize everything. For me, a ritual is the path to awareness. Enacting a ritual is an act of mindfulness. It is a way to stop oneself, and make oneself think, to… Read More ›
All things Monte Bello.
As you may have gleaned from recent posts, I’ve been away in the beautiful wilds of Penticton, British Columbia for the 2013 Wine Bloggers Conference (conference posts here). Fortunately, however, my colleagues here in Cali have very kindly and ably… Read More ›
Consider The Monte Bello. Consider many Monte Bellos: Then consider this place: A Voce — Wine Spectator Grand Award-Winning Restaurant in NYC And these people: Olivier Flosse: Legendary Bordeaux-trained Sommelier (holder of the coveted Diploma-Universitaire d’Aptitude a la Degustation, Bordeaux,… Read More ›
What We Talk About When We Talk About Wine: Part III, The Vineyards Ridge Vineyards comes philosophy first. Meaning; origin story. Meaning; understanding Ridge means understanding land. Means walking hallowed rows, means meaning. Meaning; walk on … ~ Whether it… Read More ›
What We Talk About When We Talk About Wine (WWTAWWTAW) is a new multi-part video series featuring rarefied behind-the-scenes footage culled from the 2013 Ridge Vineyards Sommelier Symposium. Part I dates to the morning of May 20th, 2013, when our… Read More ›