The Historic Vineyard Society (HVS) has a Mission Statement I think we can all get behind: HVS (Historic Vineyard Society) is a non-profit, 501 C-3 organization dedicated to the preservation of California’s historic vineyards. HVS’s Mission is accomplished through educating… Read More ›
Wine talk that knows no boundry.
Desuetude during Prohibition: The Wall Street Journal’s Jay McInerney chronicles The Long, Strange Trip of Ridge Vineyards, Paul Draper, & Silicon Valley
Our man in Manhattan has been Paul Draper himself. Just last week, none other than Daniel Johnnes – the esteemed wine director of Daniel Boulud’s restaurant group — hosted a dinner for Paul at Restaurant Daniel. The Wall Street Journal’s Jay McInerney was there… Read More ›
We don’t do a great many events in any given year up here on our mountain, so when we do stage them, we try to thoroughly imbue them with all the passion and gravitas our four-sizes-that-day wine-hearts can muster. Our… Read More ›
Be The Winning Bid & Bob’s Yer Uncle! -or- David Gates In Oz! -or- This Trip Is Fair Dinkum! -or- Australia Tastes Ace! -or- Rhone Rangers, From San Francisco to Sydney!
David Gates is a great man. David Gates is our Vineyard Manager, and he is a great man. A great man managing great vineyards. David Gates is President on the Board of Directors for Rhone Rangers. Rhone Rangers is a… Read More ›
I was early, by intention. I wanted to absorb the air, the space, the mojo. Ghosts of Shamans past — silken-shadowed, proud and twirling — wove the naked canes with threads of dripping gossamer. In my car, the metal murmuring… Read More ›
In all the discourse, chatter, ranting, and analysis that has followed the release of “The Howard Report,” I believe that something very, very, very important has gone missing in the conversation. Depending on your feelings for and/or about Post-Industrial, Digitally-Globalized… Read More ›
As I’ve confessed here before, despite no longer LIVING in New York, I am still a reader of The New York Times. (Full confessional here: http://blog.ridgewine.com/2012/12/21/freshness-energy-and-balance-in-pursuit-of-zinfandel/) And so, of course, I am a Crossword Puzzler as well. And so, there… Read More ›