It’s Saturday, and the first delivery of fruit to Monte Bello is due in a matter of hours. Put another way, The Sleeping Beast Is About To Awaken. And what, you might ask, will happen to said grapes upon arrival?… Read More ›
Blends defined by cabernet sauvignon, merlot, cabernet franc, petit verdot, etc.
With all the excitement of harvest looming on the horizon, and all the forward looking this involves, it does indeed seem as if a proper “look back” at the Monte Bello Fall Release Event is in order; even though it… Read More ›
Pizza and Wine. Pizza and Wine. Pizza and Wine. I just like to say it. Over and over. In fact, before she was born, I wanted to name my daughter “Pizza”, just so I could spend the rest of my… Read More ›
We’re coming to the finish line of our special ten-question series with Paul Draper; only three more Q & A’s to go, with Number Eight dropping today! Enjoy, and please keep your questions coming, we look very forward to posting a reader-led… Read More ›
There is something about the Final Assemblage Event that weighs both happier and heavier upon my viticultural soul; essentially, this is it, the final, the penultimate. We, who taste, are it. The very first and the very last. What we… 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 ›