There has been a bit of “country” renovating going on up here at Monte Bello, and this has involved the occasional churning up of dirt — lo and behold, can you believe what the gentlemen doing this hard but necessary work dug… Read More ›
Stories about, or suggestions for, wines and special occasions!
So, now that I’ve FINALLY stopped laughing, I can compose myself enough to tell you a very funny tale: Our warehouse staff has been doing a little housecleaning this month, going through old boxes of old records and whatnot, and… Read More ›
You may remember a recent post in which the 1974 Ridge Vineyards Fiddletown Zinfandel was the primary topic of discussion. (You can find it here). Although I received some wonderful back-history on this rare offering in the course of assembling… Read More ›
Two pictures ought to do it; just another day at the office!
The First Official Ridge Vineyards Jimsomare Designation Virtual Vertical! August 7th, 8th, & 9th So, the Jimsomare Virtual Vertical is officially ON! With a few modifications … See below for the Problem/Solution Matrix: Problem: It’s been very difficult to… Read More ›
One of the most fascinating and excellent things about my job here is the opportunity to field stories from people who share their experiences with our wines. It never fails to amaze me the part RIDGE wines have played in people’s… Read More ›
These are the moments I live for; at table with my beautiful wife and my wonderful parents, before an unimaginably fine spread of food, and a bottle of 1997 Monte Bello gently decanting. Truly magical, heart-warming, and soulful. Let’s begin with… Read More ›
Amy Monroe is a serious and well-educated wine drinker. And in addition to being an esteemed member of the Ridge Monte Bello staff, she also writes a column on wine for the San Francisco Bay Guardian. AND, without any provocation… Read More ›
I’m very excited to be launching a new feature here on 4488: A Ridge Blog. I call it “The Official Ridge-Ite 20 Questions Questionnaire” and today is the day we debut the first installment! (Before doing so however, I need to… Read More ›