Preparing for a vertical of two, A decade separating their debut. Delicious Monte Bello cabernet, And I in search of something fine to say. I sit before two perfect crystal glasses, reflecting on my luck amongst the masses. Peculiar, that… Read More ›
Wine talk that knows no boundry.
What a wonderful e-mail I recently received from one Rod Rippel, Ridge fan extraordinaire! Given that anytime I receive an e-mail that begins with the words, “Rummaging around in my cellar” I get a tingly feeling on the back of my… Read More ›
One Of The Most Astonishingly Excellent Wine And Cheese Pairing Experiences Ever -or- Ponzo And Harlech, BFF!
We’re pouring the 2006 Ponzo this weekend at Monte Bello. And if you’re coming up to see us, I really, really, really recommend that you consider bringing a wedge of Harlech Somerdale (a Welsh cow’s milk and horseradish cheese), because… Read More ›
Bloggus Interruptus -or- Wining and Dining The Balboa Club Way -or- Why I’m Pre-Preparing Pre-Posts Of Previously Posted Postings!
By the time you read this, I’ll be on my way to Los Angeles. I have the great pleasure of hosting a wine dinner at the very, very, very lovely Balboa Bay Club & Resort in Newport Beach Tuesday evening. So I probably… Read More ›
Q: Did Gary Vaynerchuk just compare Ridge Geyserville to Big League Chew? A: Not exactly, but for what I imagine might be the first time ever, Big League Chew and Nerds both came up while discussing the 2006 Ridge… Read More ›
Just a quick note to let you know, in case you haven’t checked in on our website recently, that there is a brilliant “From Our Reserves” web-only offer on the 1994 Geyserville that’s just gone live! (You can find the… Read More ›