This is the third year in a row I’ve had the opportunity to write and present a “Things I’m Thankful For” post on this blog. Each year, on November 23rd, I have sat down in front of the typer and… Read More ›
All things cabernet sauvignon, and/or blends based on cabernet sauvignon.
If you’ve been following this blog, you’ll already know that we’re offering quite a groovy tasting opportunity on Black Friday, 11.25.11 (please click the link for more details). As part of our By-Appointment Estate Tastings on that day, we’ll be including two… Read More ›
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 ›
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 ›
Veraison. In simplest form, and for our purposes here, it means the onset of color change in wine grapes. For a red wine grape, this is the turn from green to red. It is essentially the beginning of the “ripening” season, the transition from allocating resources to… Read More ›