I recently had the opportunity to join Paul Draper in a lunchtime conversation with a guest from the UK, a guest whose visit beget a rather unusual tasting. More often than not, when Paul is hosting, we’ll be showcasing a… Read More ›
Discussions and comments about specific varietals and/or blends.
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 ›
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 ›
March 24-25, it’s on. It’s a rockin’ Rhone time it’s blow your dome time, baby The Rhone Rangers descend on San Francisco next weekend, and none shall be the same ever again. The 24th? Winemaker’s Dinner. Who shall be there? Ridge… 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 ›