A wine writer can be a polarizing thing, I concede that. A wine writer can be many things, from retail shill to arcane philosopher, muckraker to dogsbody, provocateur to milquetoast; from curator of the past to a leader of the… Read More ›
Santa Cruz Mountains Estate
The Knights Of The Ridge Table Ride A Plumed Horse Into The Culinary Kingdom -or- Winemaker Dinner at The Plumed Horse, Tonight!
Two great artisan enterprises: The Plumed Horse & Ridge Vineyards. Two great craftspeople: Chef Peter Armellino & Winemaker Eric Baugher. One great night. Tonight. Dig this: Smoked Wild Salmon tomato fondue tartlette, caviar creme friache 2011 Ridge Vineyards Estate Chardonnay ~ Day… Read More ›
Wine Without Worry – Ridge Vineyards: The Bottled Poetry of California’s Santa Cruz Mountains Napa Valley may be the first place that comes to mind when you think of California wine, but there is no place like the Santa Cruz… Read More ›
“One Word Tasting Note Rock, Paper, Scissors” + “7-vintage Estate Cabernet Vertical” = “Monday Funday!”
Oh Susanna! Don’t you cry for me, cuz I’m goin to Monte Bello with Estate Cab on my knee … And by Susanna, of course, I mean Susanna Hoffs; she, of The Bangles, who formerly noted that, as opposed to… Read More ›