Amongst the other staffers here at Ridge/Monte Bello, there has been a lot of anticipation about Cecilia Aguilar’s answers to the Official Ridge-ite 20 Questions Questionnaire; for a couple of reasons. One, Cecilia has a very unique relationship to Ridge, to… Read More ›
Stories about, or suggestions for, wines and special occasions!
One of the real joys of my job here at Ridge/Monte Bello is reading the wonderful e-mails that come through our inbox chronicling the experiences that people have had with our wines. Sometimes heartwarming, sometime instructive, always appreciated, together these… Read More ›
What a wonderful e-mail I recently received from one Rod Rippel, Ridge fan extraordinaire! Given that anytime I receive an e-mail that begins with the words, “Rummaging around in my cellar” I get a tingly feeling on the back of my… Read More ›
One Of The Most Astonishingly Excellent Wine And Cheese Pairing Experiences Ever -or- Ponzo And Harlech, BFF!
We’re pouring the 2006 Ponzo this weekend at Monte Bello. And if you’re coming up to see us, I really, really, really recommend that you consider bringing a wedge of Harlech Somerdale (a Welsh cow’s milk and horseradish cheese), because… Read More ›
Bloggus Interruptus -or- Wining and Dining The Balboa Club Way -or- Why I’m Pre-Preparing Pre-Posts Of Previously Posted Postings!
By the time you read this, I’ll be on my way to Los Angeles. I have the great pleasure of hosting a wine dinner at the very, very, very lovely Balboa Bay Club & Resort in Newport Beach Tuesday evening. So I probably… Read More ›
Q: Did Gary Vaynerchuk just compare Ridge Geyserville to Big League Chew? A: Not exactly, but for what I imagine might be the first time ever, Big League Chew and Nerds both came up while discussing the 2006 Ridge… Read More ›
New Fall Releases: Staff Tasting -or- The Sneak Peak Of The Week! -or- Monte Bello For A Thirsty Fello, Lytton Springs And The Joy That Sings, Pagani Ranch As The Olive Branch, And York Creek, Of Thy Beauty I Speak!
So, myself and a delightful cross-section of esteemed Ridge staff members sat down yesterday to have a tasting of the new Fall Releases, as well as the upcoming September ATP offering. Below, you’ll find photos of the tasting, with my tasting notes… Read More ›
Were you here for our First Friday Jimsomare extravaganza? Then check the photos below to remind yourself of just how much fun it was! And if you weren’t here, check the photos below to sample the magic!