Levon Helm is dead. The Band is the greatest musical group this country has ever produced, and I’ll stand on your coffee table and say it again. And I’ll be wearing boots when I do so. Levon Helm is dead…. Read More ›
This Thursday evening, April 5th, the “Mo” in “BevMo” is not just going to mean “More,” it’s going to mean “More Ridge Vineyards.” That’s right, Ridge Vineyards (in the form of me and some very fine wines!) is heading to… Read More ›
It’s hailing at Monte Bello!
On this date in history, February 29, in the year 1928, Ina Coolbrith passed on. This is a passing we can note only in years such as these. Leap years. Ina Coolbrith was the very first poet laureate of California,… Read More ›
I very recently had the opportunity to prepare, serve, and taste a rather preposterously fine vertical of Monte Bello: the 2011 first assemblage, a 2010 barrel sample, and the 2009, (which is in bottle, but not yet released), plus the 1978,… Read More ›