I have had my eyes opened, I have been awakened, I have found enlightenment. As if, in days of old, an old Rinzai Master had koan’d me to the point of insensibility, and then suddenly shocked me into awareness with… Read More ›
Wine talk that knows no boundry.
2009 Ridge Vineyards Lytton Estate Syrah It is with great pleasure that I announce the arrival of the new vintage of our Lytton Estate Syrah! This is a much-anticipated wine every year, and early tastings of the ’09 have made… Read More ›
***For important update to the below, see below the below!*** Cerebral Solar Cortex. Literally: Sun In The Brain. Colloquially: A Sunny Disposition. The question then, is, how does one create/maintain said sunny d. when one is suffering through -50 wind… Read More ›
Readers of this blog may recall that I have a fondness for reviewing all the pleasantly unusual search engine terms that have -intentionally or otherwise- led visitors to these virtual pages. Over the years, I have offered up many lists… Read More ›
It’s a New Year, my friends, which means it’s time for a new Wine Bloggers Tasting Series! That’s right bloggers, this is to serve notice that the 2014 Edition of our Ridge Vineyards Wine Bloggers Tasting Series is officially in… Read More ›
And what a year it’s been! So rich with memories, adventures, tales and tastes; can it really be a mere 12 months ago that we were first tasting the 2008 Lytton Estate Syrah? It could be a lifetime ago, and… Read More ›
Gargling With Monte Bello ~or~ Christopher Prepares The Holiday Feast: Part V, section III: The Grand Finale!
And in the wine-dark night of your trembling soul you must ask yourself: Have you gargled Monte Bello over steaming loin of venison? ~ Post Summary: 4488: A Ridge Blog celebrates the launch of the Ridge Vineyards 2013 Holiday Offerings… Read More ›
Out with the Champys???? Surely you jest, oh lover of Champys, I query myself. Yes, it’s true. I have waxed ad naus in re Champys, and my selfsame affection for, and this is WHY … I say out with it…. Read More ›