Christopher Prepares The Holiday Feast: Part I, The Camembert Chronicles

Post Summary:
4488: A Ridge Blog celebrates the launch of the Ridge Vineyards 2013 Holiday Offerings by pledging to prepare each of the six signature Wine & Food pairings featured in the 2013 Ridge Vineyards Holiday Feast. Haiku & Hi-jinks ensue … 

This post constitutes Episode I – In Which Christopher Prepares The Holiday Feast. Part I: The Camembert Chronicles

To advance to the video portion, please scroll down, or just click the freeze-frame below to go straight to our YouTube page (and don’t miss the outtakes at the end!):



Have you had the opportunity to peruse our 2013 Holiday Offerings yet?

If not, you can find them here: Holiday2013

Dig that digital page flip function? Smooth! The future is now, brothers & sisters … The future is now.

Anyhow, flip on!

Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out, Flip On!

And flip again. Keep flipping. One more. There, that’s it!

Page #8.

The Holiday Feast.

This … is what I’m talkin’ ’bout.

And in fact, I’m not just talkin’. I’m walkin’.

I’m puttin’ my money where my mouth is.

I’m practicin’ what I’m preachin’.

I, Christopher, am preparing The Holiday Feast.

This train is bound for glory.

First stop, Chardonnay Avenue, in Camembert Town. Just off Brazil Nut Square, by the Apple Tree. Ask for Ms. Watercress.

All aboard!


Put another way, I am going to prepare each of the six dishes featured in our Holiday Feast offering, and you’re invited!


Dig these Six Degrees of Exaltation:

2011 Estate Chardonnay

Warm Camembert Salad


2009 Syrah/Grenache

Baked Alaskan Halibut


2011 Geyserville

Roasted Pork Tenderloin


2011 Lytton Springs

Roasted Rack of Lamb


2010 Monte Bello

Cabernet Soaked Venison


2012 Viognier

Goat’s Milk Panna Cotta


First on the list, Chard & Camembert.

As The Ramones once said, Hey Ho, Let’s Go!

The recipe: here

First decision, which Camembert?


How shall I dare
select my Camembert?
It doesn’t seem fair,
when that one is so good,
as is that one over there.
Perhaps, a burden too great to bear.
But, with a joy I am soon to share,
I’ll announce that ‘twas the Californian
by a hair.


And with that, we begin …


For your reference, the cheese I selected is Camembert from the Marin French Cheese Company, located just 20 minutes from Petaluma!

Categories: Chardonnay, Christopher Prepares The Holiday Feast, Food & Wine Pairing, Offerings, Social Media, Varietals & Blends, Video, Viticultural Salmagundi, Wine & Food Pairing, Wine & Music, Wine & Poetry, Wine & The Holidays, Wine Quotes, Wine Tales

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