Ridge Vineyards maintains a pretty small staff roster overall, and accordingly, we’re a many-hatted lot. This means we all go on the stump at some point, spreading the viticultural message, preaching the oenophilic word, evangelicizing the gospel of the grape. Given the conventions… Read More ›
Wine talk that knows no boundry.
Well, it’s only the second weekend of our special new Monte Bello Library Tasting, so we’re still in the early pleasurable throes of learning, re-learning, discovering and re-discovering these vintages (1994, 1992, 1992, in 375ml), but I thought I’d give… Read More ›
Our recent Wine Bloggers Tasting is fresh in my mind today as I (finally!) commence working on my wrap-up of the event, and as I sit at the typer trying to work a bit of magic, I am both elated AND… Read More ›
To me, it’s like a chant, a hymn to the divine. The drone of a low D string, the hum of Uilleann pipes. A numerical mantra, viticultural sutra. The relentless march of an Underwood’s clacking keys, the thump-tom-thump-tap-slide of a walking doghouse bass…. Read More ›
For those of you who’ve been following our blog, you may know that we have launched a new event this year, our quarterly Wine Bloggers Tasting. (For more about this, and run-downs on the previous two editions, please click here)… Read More ›
Perhaps you’re familiar with the acronym ABC. Not the Jacksons song, nor a Sesame Street bit. No, I am referring to that subset of the wine-drinking public whose disdain for Chardonnay is so intense it has led them to become part of… Read More ›