You could not have picked a more different day to shoot a Week 2 VineWatch photo: Just an absolutely beautiful day on the mountain, though very, very cold! In fact, we actually had snow on the upper vineyards just the… Read More ›
All things Monte Bello.
Launchin’ a lil’ bit of a fun new thing here at Ridge Vineyards this weekend: a new Featured Wine highlight! The gist is this: each week, we’ll be tasting through potential weekend offerings, and debating out how things are showing,… Read More ›
In all the discourse, chatter, ranting, and analysis that has followed the release of “The Howard Report,” I believe that something very, very, very important has gone missing in the conversation. Depending on your feelings for and/or about Post-Industrial, Digitally-Globalized… Read More ›
Back in 2010, on this blog, we engaged in what proved to be a genuinely fascinating enterprise, something we called VineWatch. Essentially, in simplest form, we selected a vine, and visually tracked its progress through the growing season. The whole… Read More ›
Ridge Vineyards is closed today. The tasting rooms are silent, the corks remain interred, the foils are still uncut. No wine splashing into waiting crystal bowls, no soft sighs of appreciation as the crimson elixirs pass expectant lips. I accordingly made my farewells last… Read More ›