Zin. Bin. Zin in Bin. Zin is in the Bin. Zin is In! – The 2nd of October was a momentous day in the history of #Harvest2012. On this day, the first Zinfandel came in from the Lytton Springs vineyards!… Read More ›
Stories about, or suggestions for, wines and special occasions!
#Harvest2012. Go Grape Gondola, Go! In which I fulfill a lifelong fantasy; to ride a grape gondola up a mountain. – – #Harvest2012. Feel it.
“Hand-Crafted.” It’s a phrase we hear and see all the time. It’s both a potent marketing term, and a resonant concept. The terms suggests old-fashioned attention-to-detail, and a tradition-based respect for craft. It is a de facto affirmation of quality. By definition, it means… Read More ›
It’s been a very exciting morning on the mountain; Cabernet is coming in! The team has been out in what we colloquially refer to as “the middle vineyards”; historically, the old Torre property. Experientially, you might likely know it as… Read More ›
Jimsomare. Amongst friends, fans, followers, and family of Ridge Vineyards, the name is a resonant one. Jimsomare. The vineyard was originally planted by Pierre Klein, an Alsatian who came to California in 1875. In 1888, he purchased 160 acres on Monte Bello… Read More ›
Greetings all! Behold the skinny on that of which I wish to ensuingly speak: What: Ridge Vineyards Wine Bloggers Tasting When: Sunday, September 23rd, 1pm Where: Ridge Vineyards/Monte Bello That’s right, the next edition of the Ridge Vineyards Wine Bloggers Tasting… Read More ›
No Latitude For Platitude In The Attitude Of Gratitude -or- Thank You For Attending Our Fall Release Event at Monte Bello!
For us here at Monte Bello, the celebration is a wrap. The wines poured, the bottles emptied. The pizzas cooked, the pizzas eaten. The music played, the songs completed. The smiles, the handshakes, the hugs. All wrapped up now. And… Read More ›
Is Wine Is Or Is Wine Ain’t Art: Charlie Parker, Tom Wark, and the Question of Intentionality Today is the birthday of Charlie Parker, one of the greatest figures in the history of jazz, and in thinking on his legacy,… Read More ›