Mist in the morning, The hues of The Hill; Who ever heard Of a cold summer chill? What a morning we’re having up here at Monte Bello! Completely socked in with fog, misty wet drizzles, it’s just stunning! So… Read More ›
Wine talk that knows no boundry.
RIDGE In The Round: The RIDGE Round Table Reviews The Ridge Vineyards 2005 California Syrah Lytton West!
There has been a somewhat long-running array of commentaries weaving in and out of my other posts about this wine; it all began with someone’s West Coast Wine Net comment about Syrah and Viognier, it continued through an exploration of co-fermentation, and now,… Read More ›
The small cadre of indisputably dedicated individuals who have taken it as one of their soul’s missions to forever preserve, enhance, and glorify the wondrous grounds of Monte Bello have gifted us the beautific experience of watching the seasons develop and transition… Read More ›
A Decant Rant? -or- An Aeration Disputation? -or- A Breathe Seethe? -or- To Decant Or Not To Decant?
I suspect I’m chiming in on this a bit late, as the article ran on May 6th, but has anyone out there read this? http://www.latimes.com/features/food/la-fo-wineair6-2009may06,0,5231460.story This is an article about decanting wine, and the effect aeration has (pr perhaps doesn’t… Read More ›
If you’d like to watch a Wine Expedition Webisode featuring RIDGE Lytton Springs winemaker John Olney, definitely follow this link: http://www.wineexpedition.com/random/new-webisode-visiting-ridge-lytton-springs/comment-page-1/#comment-4273 Of particular interest is John’s explanation of “inter-planting,” “field blends,” and “single site” vineyard practices!
William Matthews might not be a household name, but to people who read, write, and otherwise appreciate modern and contemporary American poetry, he was an intensely loved wordsmith, and a tremendous influence on so many writers. He mastered a conversational approach to… Read More ›
Did anyone read the “Drink A Little Wine, Live A Little Longer” article from HealthDay that was posted on Yahoo the other day? Here’s the link if not: http://news.yahoo.com/s/hsn/20090501/hl_hsn/drinkalittlewinelivealittlelonger What a curious article! Two things come to mind right away;… Read More ›