Had a fantastic wine tasting with Paul Draper today … …and while I was desperately intrigued by the wines we were showing, ritual necessity imposed a stark and unusual brevity upon my tasting notes … … and as I was… Read More ›
Elvis on Ed Sullivan. Jimi Hendrix playing The Star Spangled Banner at Woodstock. The publishing of Kerouac’s On The Road. The publication of “The Autobiography of Malcolm X” The staging of Ridgely Torrence’s “Three Plays for a Negro Theatre.” The… Read More ›
Simply can’t resist the temptation to share this; personally, I think it’s just brilliant, and one of the best, most relevant contemporary treatises on all things related to –pick your term(s) de riguer– “natural” winemaking; “non-interventionism”; “sustainability”; “minimum impact”; “biodynamism”;… Read More ›
It was with great anticipation and an understandable degree of nervousness that I hoisted a full rack of Riedels into the back of my car, settled in behind the wheel, and commenced the drive up from the tasting room to… Read More ›
Anyone read Lettie Teague’s article in the Wall Street Journal on the Jets loss this weekend? Turned out to be a rather delightfully unexpected point-of-entry into discussion about our Monte Bello; look out Rex Ryan, here comes Paul Draper! http://blogs.wsj.com/wine/2011/01/24/jets-loss-not-all-bad/
We’re singing a bit of a different tune today! Signed, Sealed & Delivered! Signed by Paul Draper, Sealed up in safe-transit wine packing supplies, and Delivered to you! What? A bottle of Monte Bello! Or many, many, many bottles! The… Read More ›
#cabernet again, eh? Why, yes I am! And here’s the layout, post-tasting, of a tasting, in which 2007, 1995, 1992, and 1984 Monte Bellos were, well, tasted!