I used to live in Chicago. Amazing place. Not climatically habitable by humans necessarily, but an amazing place. The home of Nelson Algren. That’s enough for me. But that’s not all. Heaven on earth for a foodie, where rivers of… Read More ›
Varietals & Blends
Discussions and comments about specific varietals and/or blends.
More of the new math of deliciousness! Bottles + Decanters + Quattro = Quaffable! ~ And for a look back at the Old New Math … The new math of deliciousness. Ridge Vineyards + Silicon Valley + Quattro = Edible! How’s… Read More ›
An honest-to-goodness treat today; the opportunity to taste a genuine rarity: the 2001 Ridge Vineyards Lytton Springs. I tasted with my colleague Sam Howles-Banerji. We opened, we double-decanted, we poured, we smelled … Indian food. I couldn’t think of anything… Read More ›
Days of Wine & Roses, Nights of Buchignani. The ’09 drops … tonight. 2009 Ridge Vineyards Buchignani Ranch Zinfandel Preparation: Double-decanted, aerated approximately ½ hour … Appearance: Incredible color: an amethystian core enveloped in a broad weave of mulberry highlights and a multi-shaded… Read More ›
There are four people from whom I learned what it means to be a man in this world. What it means to be a man, and how to be a man. One of them is imaginary: Rick, from the movie… Read More ›