Black notes, across staves, making their waltzes. Attempting, as do coopers with their plied and blackened staves, to surround immortal soul with resolution. What is the sound of drinking red wine? What is the melody of pleasure? In that… Read More ›
As KRS-One noted in The Urge, it’s gettin hectic, it’s gettin’ crazy, it’s gettin’ hectic, it’s gettin’ wild. And clearly he had the December First Friday in mind. Smart individual, KRS-One … But back to First Friday, which, as you’re surely… 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 ›