In studying The Jazz, one will often come across discussions of a musician’s “conception.” What does this mean? Many a critical theorist has deployed the term, and Eric Nisenson, for example, in his studies of Miles Davis, John Coltrane, and… Read More ›
Stories about, or suggestions for, wines and special occasions!
In the early days of “4488: A Ridge Blog,” the idea never even crossed my mind. Even at Post #1000, it seemed little more than a mirage shimmering in the distance; untouchable, unearthly, unreal. But in recent weeks, it became… Read More ›
It’s a New Year, my friends, which means it’s time for a new Wine Bloggers Tasting Series! That’s right bloggers, this is to serve notice that the 2014 Edition of our Ridge Vineyards Wine Bloggers Tasting Series is officially in… Read More ›
And what a year it’s been! So rich with memories, adventures, tales and tastes; can it really be a mere 12 months ago that we were first tasting the 2008 Lytton Estate Syrah? It could be a lifetime ago, and… Read More ›
Ever wondered which classic Monte Bello vintage our winemaking team thinks most resembles the current release? Ever wondered which vintage of Monte Bello VP of Vineyard Operations David Gates wishes he had more of? Ever wondered what winemaker Eric Baugher… Read More ›
Carignane ~ Cheers to Carignane! Cheers to Louis Villard! Cheers to 7X7! Sound the horns! Release the hounds! Fire the cannons! For those about to Carignane, we salute you! ~ The mysterious Louis Villard, the Lamont Cranston of the coast,… Read More ›