As far as I am concerned, there is very little that music CAN’T teach us about wine. Music in general, and Jazz in particular. So I am going to return to the well of melody yet again, to draw up… Read More ›
“And the acceptance of it showed that you could go in and do something avant-garde, experimental, and still have the public following you.” In a nutshell, this is why we loved, and love, Dave Brubeck. There were of course SO many… Read More ›
“A firm sense of self-order.” “Absolutely no concession to commercialism.” “An exceptionally well-developed sense of form.” “Precise articulation.” “Structural command with penetrating emotional force.” “Exhilarating.” ‘Simultaneously lyrical and virile.” “Persistently stimulating but never overwhelming.” “Incisive individuality of expression.” “A model… Read More ›
If one writes a wine blog (as I do), then one ought to be quite grateful that there is a Tom Wark in the world (as I am). Why? Because it’s actually quite difficult sometimes, to come up with new subject… Read More ›
Greetings all! Behold the skinny on that of which I wish to ensuingly speak: What: Ridge Vineyards Wine Bloggers Tasting When: Sunday, September 23rd, 1pm Where: Ridge Vineyards/Monte Bello That’s right, the next edition of the Ridge Vineyards Wine Bloggers Tasting… Read More ›
No Latitude For Platitude In The Attitude Of Gratitude -or- Thank You For Attending Our Fall Release Event at Monte Bello!
For us here at Monte Bello, the celebration is a wrap. The wines poured, the bottles emptied. The pizzas cooked, the pizzas eaten. The music played, the songs completed. The smiles, the handshakes, the hugs. All wrapped up now. And… Read More ›
And what a day it was yesterday! The sun is shinin’, the weather is sweet, yeah, makes you wanna move those dancin’ feet … Hard to say what was more beautiful, the people, the wine, the food, or the music, but… Read More ›