This is going to be a GREAT weekend; a weekend of celebrations, introductions, and reunions: Celebrating 50 years of Ridge Vineyards! Introducing the New Fall Releases! Welcoming back Pizza Politana & Real Time! – That’s right, 50 harvests for Ridge Vineyards. Can you… Read More ›
All things Zinfandel, and/or blends based on Zinfandel.
As we speak, the Ridge Vineyards winemakers – Paul Draper, Eric Baugher, John Olney — are engaged in a Live Virtual Tasting … … sharing their impressions of four new releases: the 2010 Ponzo Vineyards Zinfandel, the 2010 Lytton Springs, the 2010… Read More ›
I always look forward to tasting with Paul. He’s not just the winemaker, he’s a fan! Which means you never know what you’re going to end up tasting & pouring, but you know it’s always going to be fascinating and… Read More ›
This time of year is both exciting and bemusing; ripe with anticipation, and fraught with perplexation. The new Fall Releases are on their way, and we’re beginning to taste them with some degree of regularity. But we don’t really know… Read More ›
Pow! There’s big news in ZAPland! Ask yourself, what do Ridge Vineyards, Biale Vineyards, Terra D’Oro Winery, and Starry Night Winery have in common? Answer? We’re all board members of ZAP! And YOU may remember ZAP from such events as the … Read More ›
As you can probably guess, we taste a great deal of cheese in this job. Rough life, I know. We were just tasting a new cheese: “Sumi,” by Goat’s Leap. Very rare, very delicious. These are Mongers of great distinction,… Read More ›