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 ›
Stories about, or suggestions for, wines and special occasions!
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 ›
Pow! There’s big news in ZAPland! Ask yourself, what do Ridge Vineyards, Biale Vineyards, Terra D’Oro Winery, and Starry Night Winery have in common? Answer? We’re all board members of ZAP! And YOU may remember ZAP from such events as the … Read More ›