A trio of us here at Ridge/Monte Bello were fortunate participants recently in an event of unexpected reverence, decadence, and untamed historical significance. It was a Saturday evening. The few scarves of sun that remained wrapped around the neck of the day had… Read More ›
All things cabernet sauvignon, and/or blends based on cabernet sauvignon.
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 ›
2010 was a great debut year for our quarterly Wine Bloggers Tasting series, and I am now happy to say I think we’re off to an equally fine start in 2011; the first edition took place on 3.25.11. It was a great… 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 ›