Well, another ZAP has come and gone (just in case the acronym is not instantly recognizable, you can read a previous explanatory post here), and I have to tell you, in conversation with Paul Draper on Monday, he was absolutely over the… Read More ›
Great slew of Ridge information out there lately, in terms of contemporary tasting notes and other such items of interest to the Ridge-O-Philes among ye; some of it is Post-Zap commentary, some of it is Post-Ridge Events commentary, and some of… Read More ›
Are you familiar with The Underground Wine Letter? If not, I heartily recommend it to anyone with an interest in fine wine. It’s written by John Tilson, who is a much revered (and rightly so!) collector of, and commentator upon,… Read More ›
So, I guess I’ve just got Geyserville on the brain, or maybe Geyserville has me on its mind? Whatever, one way or another, me and Geyserville seem to be dancing in the same ballroom these days. Coming on the heels of the good… Read More ›
There is a wonderful interview with our very own Paul Draper in yesterday’s The Huffington Post, and given that there has been a lot of talk in the press quite recently about natural winemaking, I think some of Paul’s answers here… Read More ›
A new ATP wine has arrived on shore from the blustery viticultural seas! And yes, I admit that’s a weirdly inappropriate nautical metaphor, but a swashbuckling wine like this deserves … well … an eyepatch! All tomfoolery aside, this really… Read More ›
The Oak Wars: French vs. American -or- A Barrel Of Information About American and French Oak -or- More Fun Than A Barrel Full Of Grapes!
It’s one of the more common questions we receive in the tasting room, and it’s certainly one of the most debated questions in the modern wine industry; French Oak vs. American Oak, what’s the story? Google “French Oak versus American… Read More ›