If you’re a part of the wine industry, or if you follow it, it’s hard to get away from the debate; the alcohol level debate. Everywhere you turn, it’s a dominating topic of conversation. A recent example is a column (Decanter Magazine,… Read More ›
All things cabernet sauvignon, and/or blends based on cabernet sauvignon.
Have I been remiss? In exalting the wonders of our “Three Decades of Monte Bello” #CabernetDay tasting, did I inadvertently give short shrift to the three-vintage vertical of Estate Cabernet that we’ll also be tasting? Heaven forfend if I have! This trio… Read More ›
It’s exactly one month until Cabernet Day. That is to say, #CabernetDay! The second annual. It’s an international phenomenon, a worldwide celebration of all things Cabernet, taking place across all social media platforms. In Bangladesh? Join in! Buenos Aires? Can’t… 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 ›
We very recently presented a live virtual tasting of our new Spring Releases, with winemakers Eric Baugher (VP of Winemaking/Monte Bello) and John Olney (VP of Winemaking/Lytton Springs) weighing in on the new vintages. Moderated by David Amadia (VP of Sales and Marketing), the… Read More ›
There is a gentleman who works for Ridge Vineyards by the name of Chris Seguin. He once referred to himself as a “Boondock Saint.” But he is neither a bar in New Orleans, nor an Irish vigilante. Nor is a he a… Read More ›