Monte Bello is a storied locale. There is no getting around it. It’s where Ridge began. The first vintage was 1962. It’s 2011 now. That’s a lot of years to be making wine, and a lot of years to be hosting people… Read More ›
Food & Wine Pairing
Discussions and comments related to pairing foods and wines.
I have two words for you: Zinfandel and Barbecue. We go together like rama-lama-lama-lama-ding-de-ding-de-dong … Zinfandel … and Barbecue … And now I have five more words for you: THE EVENT OF THE SUMMER! My personal invitation to you: It sounds… Read More ›
I have been listening to Superfly and typing on a 1940s Royal. Why? Because June 3rd is the birthday of both Curtis Mayfield and Allen Ginsberg, and I LOVE that kind of synchronicity! Too hip … In the spirit of Allen Ginsberg’s… Read More ›
There is something about the Final Assemblage Event that weighs both happier and heavier upon my viticultural soul; essentially, this is it, the final, the penultimate. We, who taste, are it. The very first and the very last. What we… Read More ›
That intrepid photobug-in-the-mist Brandye Alexander was at it again last weekend. Slipping through the seams of the Spring Release Event, finding you in the intimacies of your reveries, moving unnoticed through the crowds like seams of light through the clouds; this is one… Read More ›