I do my best to generate “original content” on this blog with as much frequency as I can muster, but every once in a while, I come across something out there in the world beyond my mountain that I just really want to share; in the past week or so, three such articles have appeared, and I would very much love to share them with you:
The first is a fantastic article in the Wall Street Journal (WSJ.com) by Jay McInerney on Zinfandel; my favorite part? It’s where Mr. McInerney spills the beans (spills the grapes?) that he served Ridge Geyserville at his wedding! You can find the article here. Check it out, it’s a great read, and it’s great history.
The second is an article with an absolute genius title: “The “Somewhere-ness” of California’s Santa Cruz Mountains.” Love it! This is also a great bit of history, and an excellent opportunity to learn a bit more about our beautiful and special region. You can find the article here.
The third is from a great blog called “Matching Food and Wine”; certainly a deliciously vital topic, and the blog’s author, Fiona Beckett, does a great job with the subject at hand. The title of the article in question is: “What to match with the world’s best Bordeaux-style reds.” Ridge is of course happy to be included under such a banner, and the particular reference is an enticing one:
Some specific great recent matches include Ridge Monte Bello 1999 with a superb Cote de Boeuf cooked by Racine, Chef Patron, Henry Harris and Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande 1982 with roast Pauillac Lamb (Blanche du Massif Central) at a private dinner party in Bordeaux.
You can find the full post here.