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 ›
Wine talk that knows no boundry.
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 ›
Back in 2010, on this blog, we engaged in what proved to be a genuinely fascinating enterprise, something we called VineWatch. Essentially, in simplest form, we selected a vine, and visually tracked its progress through the growing season. The whole… Read More ›