That a grape undergoes a transformative journey en route to its incarnation as a bottle of wine is reasonably self-evident; wine could of course not be possible without said journey taking place. But in fact, there is more than meets… Read More ›
Varietals & Blends
Discussions and comments about specific varietals and/or blends.
Greetings all! Readers of this blog may be familiar with a series of postings we’ve run over the past couple of years; our “What’s Up Lunch?” series, in which we document unique luncheon pairings with our wines. Well, I’m not… Read More ›
I very recently had the opportunity to prepare, serve, and taste a rather preposterously fine vertical of Monte Bello: the 2011 first assemblage, a 2010 barrel sample, and the 2009, (which is in bottle, but not yet released), plus the 1978,… Read More ›
There is a great deal of culinary mojo percolating at Ridge Vineyards these days; tendrils of gourmand dew twinkling morning leaves, wisps of foodie mist twisting through siesta trees, an epicurean moon, halo’d with the light of evening kitchens. We’re hungry, we’re cooking,… Read More ›