We’ve just completed the second round of the Monte Bello Assemblage Tasting, and the blend is in! It was quite a remarkable tasting; somewhat unique in its architecture, as compared to some past editions, in that it was essentially divided… Read More ›
Discussions and comments about specific varietals and/or blends.
As heard on the radio recently, it’s the driest first four months in the Bay Area since … forever. David Gates says, if I know a Rain Dance, to go ahead and do it … Do you know a Rain… Read More ›
Greetings! It’s May 3rd, and it’s First Friday at Monte Bello! For our May edition of this very special monthly event, we will be celebrating the release of the new 2009 Mazzoni Home Ranch Zinfandel! The 2009 is one of the… Read More ›
Everything is beautiful at Lytton Springs. Everything is coming up Lytton. The sun is shining, the weather is sweet, yeah … Do you always feel like, somebody’s watching you? Well, don’t look now, but somebody is … Ah, nothing says… Read More ›
I used to live in Chicago. Amazing place. Not climatically habitable by humans necessarily, but an amazing place. The home of Nelson Algren. That’s enough for me. But that’s not all. Heaven on earth for a foodie, where rivers of… Read More ›
More of the new math of deliciousness! Bottles + Decanters + Quattro = Quaffable! ~ And for a look back at the Old New Math … The new math of deliciousness. Ridge Vineyards + Silicon Valley + Quattro = Edible! How’s… Read More ›
An honest-to-goodness treat today; the opportunity to taste a genuine rarity: the 2001 Ridge Vineyards Lytton Springs. I tasted with my colleague Sam Howles-Banerji. We opened, we double-decanted, we poured, we smelled … Indian food. I couldn’t think of anything… Read More ›