It’s been a very exciting morning on the mountain; Cabernet is coming in! The team has been out in what we colloquially refer to as “the middle vineyards”; historically, the old Torre property. Experientially, you might likely know it as… Read More ›
Stories about, or suggestions for, wines and special occasions!
Jimsomare. Amongst friends, fans, followers, and family of Ridge Vineyards, the name is a resonant one. Jimsomare. The vineyard was originally planted by Pierre Klein, an Alsatian who came to California in 1875. In 1888, he purchased 160 acres on Monte Bello… 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 ›
Is Wine Is Or Is Wine Ain’t Art: Charlie Parker, Tom Wark, and the Question of Intentionality Today is the birthday of Charlie Parker, one of the greatest figures in the history of jazz, and in thinking on his legacy,… Read More ›
The 2012 Wine Bloggers Conference, Brought To You In Linked Haiku! -or- #WBC12 #RidgeVineyards #Haiku
(What follows is a series of “Linked Haiku” — multiple spontaneously-composed Haiku on one single subject. In this case, the Haiku are responses to the 2012 Wine Bloggers Conference; specifically, each Haiku is directly related to a specific agenda event at… Read More ›
First Post From #WBC12 -or- Portland, Oregon, Here I Come -or- I’ve Got The LOCAL Recommendations For Portland!
#WBC12 is on. The 2012 Wine Bloggers Conference. Portland, Oregon. Strolling through the San Jose Airport, who did I bump into? His Randall Grahm-ness, of course. Like Eliot’s proverbial yellow smoke, the wine bloggers are curling ’round the house …… Read More ›
VERY SPECIAL #CabernetDay tasting at #RidgeVineyards! See all those hashmarks in the post title? That’s social-media speak right there, that is! And what is #CabernetDay? #CabernetDay is a date & time synchronized, WORLDWIDE, human-universal, mojo-interactive, spirit-joyful celebration of this most legendary of varietals; a happening… Read More ›