It’s not necessarily how it sounds; The Tasting Mat. It’s not a physical location. It is, however, a physical object. It’s your guide through the tasting. And as such, it’s a very important document. Page 1. Three wines. It begins…. Read More ›
All things cabernet sauvignon, and/or blends based on cabernet sauvignon.
This Thursday evening, April 5th, the “Mo” in “BevMo” is not just going to mean “More,” it’s going to mean “More Ridge Vineyards.” That’s right, Ridge Vineyards (in the form of me and some very fine wines!) is heading to… Read More ›
Monte Bello Noir? It was a dark and stormy night. Except it wasn’t. What it actually was, was a warm and sunny morning, with the low sun casting rays through the gauze of morning haze that lightly veiled the vineyards… Read More ›
Greetings all! Readers of this blog may be familiar with a series of postings we’ve run over the past couple of years; our “What’s Up Lunch?” series, in which we document unique luncheon pairings with our wines. Well, I’m not… Read More ›
I very recently had the opportunity to prepare, serve, and taste a rather preposterously fine vertical of Monte Bello: the 2011 first assemblage, a 2010 barrel sample, and the 2009, (which is in bottle, but not yet released), plus the 1978,… Read More ›
Anyone who’s read about this tasting series, or perhaps even attended an episode, will know that there is always a theme to each tasting event. This was again the case for what was the final Wine Bloggers Tasting of 2011,… Read More ›