If you’re interested in perusing an interesting and contemporary set of tasting notes on Monte Bello vintages from 1992, 1994, and 1996, you can take a virtual stroll over to the Spirit of ’76 website and have a read; the… Read More ›
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Greetings all! Well, with the end of The Oughts now only hours away, I thought I’d take us all on a last look at the decade we’re about to leave behind, as it played out here on the mountain. First off,… Read More ›
Are you familiar with The Underground Wine Letter? If not, I heartily recommend it to anyone with an interest in fine wine. It’s written by John Tilson, who is a much revered (and rightly so!) collector of, and commentator upon,… Read More ›
So, I guess I’ve just got Geyserville on the brain, or maybe Geyserville has me on its mind? Whatever, one way or another, me and Geyserville seem to be dancing in the same ballroom these days. Coming on the heels of the good… Read More ›
This past Sunday was the birthday of Marianne Moore, a poet of some great stature in American letters. She was born in 1887, and she passed in 1972. In thinking on Marianne Moore, I of course went looking for a… Read More ›
Those of you who’ve spent any time in conversation with me have probably at some point or another accordingly made a crack about the fact that I tend to evidence a boisterously superfluous degree of verbal excessiveness when engaging in said communcative… Read More ›