Sometimes, when researching a particularly fascinating wine query, or a singularly obscure vineyard offering, one just has to go straight to the source. Cue Mr. Paul Draper! “I am delighted that the 1981 Cabernet from the Tepusquet Vineyard in… Read More ›
Wine talk that knows no boundry.
I recently received an extraordinary e-mail from a Ridge fan, and they have very kindly allowed me to include some language from their correspondence. Please see below: “I found a bottle of Ridge California Cabernet Sauvignon Tepusquet 1981 in a… Read More ›
We just got a new Panini griller at home. I haven’t used it yet, but whatever color Portabello mushrooms are, that’s the color I’ve been dreaming in since we got it.
Wines are living, breathing things that have mood swings and stages, good days and not-so-good-days, happy days and cranky days, and just as in the example above, showing a wine at an inappropriate time can not only damage its sales in the short term, but it can do long-term reputational damage as well.
Whether you’re curious about how a certain vintage of Monte Bello is currently showing, want to chime in on the order of last weekend’s tasting flight, or suggest a dish to pair with a young zinfandel, 4488: A Ridge Blog welcomes you with open arms and a full glass!