Very early on in my tenure at Ridge Vineyards, I made the decision to play only The Jazz in the Monte Bello Tasting Room. Unbeknownst to me at the time, this decision was noted and noticed by a notably wider… Read More ›
Stories about, or suggestions for, wines and special occasions!
I cannot help myself; I’m in the Year-End-List spirit. I MUST make my Best-Ofs … And for today’s canonically contributive endeavour, I am going to grapple into submission a task never yet set; I am going to attempt to name… Read More ›
I lived in New York once, and then left, and then moved back and lived there again. That should tell you something about my feelings for New York. That said, I lived in Northern California once, and then left, and… Read More ›
As KRS-One noted in The Urge, it’s gettin hectic, it’s gettin’ crazy, it’s gettin’ hectic, it’s gettin’ wild. And clearly he had the December First Friday in mind. Smart individual, KRS-One … But back to First Friday, which, as you’re surely… Read More ›
To deploy a rather retro-minded rendition of contemporary parlance, the December First Friday at Monte Bello is going to be … the bomb. Not to be confused with You Dropped A Bomb On Me, by the Gap Band. A song… Read More ›
I was listening to the radio today — NPR, if you must know — and a sports report came on. As you may or may not know, sports coverage on NPR can be slightly different than perhaps other iterations of the… Read More ›
(Spoiler Alert: There is information detailed below that will quite likely lead you to really, really, really wish you’d made a reservation for this special tasting. So I’m going to briefly open up the bookings for a couple of extra… Read More ›