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 ›
Wine talk that knows no boundry.
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 ›
Two pictures ought to do it; just another day at the office!
The First Official Ridge Vineyards Jimsomare Designation Virtual Vertical! August 7th, 8th, & 9th So, the Jimsomare Virtual Vertical is officially ON! With a few modifications … See below for the Problem/Solution Matrix: Problem: It’s been very difficult to… Read More ›
One of the most fascinating and excellent things about my job here is the opportunity to field stories from people who share their experiences with our wines. It never fails to amaze me the part RIDGE wines have played in people’s… Read More ›
Wow. I read quite a post over on 1 Wine Dude today. Joe Roberts, host of 1 wine Dude (a great blog, if you’ve not yet visited) writes about wine writer Anthony Dias Blue (described on his own website as… Read More ›
These are the moments I live for; at table with my beautiful wife and my wonderful parents, before an unimaginably fine spread of food, and a bottle of 1997 Monte Bello gently decanting. Truly magical, heart-warming, and soulful. Let’s begin with… Read More ›