Our beloved late President at Ridge Vineyards, the wonderful Donn Reisen, used to tease me by calling me an “East Coast kind of guy.” I had come from New York, it’s true, and in truth, I was happy to be… Read More ›
Stories about, or suggestions for, wines and special occasions!
The 2013 Ridge Vineyards Sommelier Symposium: It Was The Best Of Times The 2013 Ridge Vineyards Sommelier Symposium began on Monday, May 20th, just shy of 9am, on the Monte Bello Crush Pad, under a glowing Santa Cruz Mountains sun…. Read More ›
Ridge Vineyards is adding ingredients to its back labels. ~ ~ “Simplicity is the final achievement. After one has played a vast quantity of notes and more notes, it is simplicity that emerges as the crowning reward of art.” –… Read More ›
If it’s not me, but brie … then aren’t I free, to eschew my filigree of daintily demurring second portionry when said bounty is offered me? ~ This is the way the mind runs whilst reading Kirstin Jackson’s fabulous book… Read More ›
I used to live in Chicago. Amazing place. Not climatically habitable by humans necessarily, but an amazing place. The home of Nelson Algren. That’s enough for me. But that’s not all. Heaven on earth for a foodie, where rivers of… Read More ›
Because you can. You see, due to the magic of technology, Paul Draper can be beamed right into your living room –this Friday night– for a live wine tasting. And you can be beamed into his. ~ Virtual Winemaker Tasting… Read More ›
The Historic Vineyard Society (HVS) has a Mission Statement I think we can all get behind: HVS (Historic Vineyard Society) is a non-profit, 501 C-3 organization dedicated to the preservation of California’s historic vineyards. HVS’s Mission is accomplished through educating… Read More ›