A little message from California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger: Governor Schwarzenegger Proclaims September 2009 California Wine Month: Vintners and Growers Recognized for Agricultural Tradition and Contributions to the State Sacramento, Calif. — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has declared September… Read More ›
Wine talk that knows no boundry.
Quite recently, in the Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel, there ran an article entitled “Alcohol Content Is A Spirited Topic.” I mention this because our very own Paul Draper is featured in said article (with photo!), sharing his views on the subject…. Read More ›
New Fall Releases: Staff Tasting -or- The Sneak Peak Of The Week! -or- Monte Bello For A Thirsty Fello, Lytton Springs And The Joy That Sings, Pagani Ranch As The Olive Branch, And York Creek, Of Thy Beauty I Speak!
So, myself and a delightful cross-section of esteemed Ridge staff members sat down yesterday to have a tasting of the new Fall Releases, as well as the upcoming September ATP offering. Below, you’ll find photos of the tasting, with my tasting notes… Read More ›
There has been a bit of “country” renovating going on up here at Monte Bello, and this has involved the occasional churning up of dirt — lo and behold, can you believe what the gentlemen doing this hard but necessary work dug… Read More ›
What a morning at Monte Bello! Beautiful fogged in, misty, wet weather, sort of a wisps-on-the-moor/loch ness/sherlock holmes/irish ghost story/oenological gothic sort of a morning … And up in our Main Barn, just outside one of the large windows overlooking the… Read More ›
So, now that I’ve FINALLY stopped laughing, I can compose myself enough to tell you a very funny tale: Our warehouse staff has been doing a little housecleaning this month, going through old boxes of old records and whatnot, and… Read More ›
You may remember a recent post in which the 1974 Ridge Vineyards Fiddletown Zinfandel was the primary topic of discussion. (You can find it here). Although I received some wonderful back-history on this rare offering in the course of assembling… Read More ›