Moist spring moon – raise a finger and it drips. -Issa Who is it for, this pillow on the floor, in the twilight of spring? -Buson Oh, these spring days! A nameless little mountain, wrapped in morning haze!… Read More ›
We don’t do a great many events in any given year up here on our mountain, so when we do stage them, we try to thoroughly imbue them with all the passion and gravitas our four-sizes-that-day wine-hearts can muster. Our… Read More ›
I love the deeply ritualized pre-event mysterioso mojo of a wine happening about to happen. It’s sort of the beatific inversion of a haunting; walking the halls with the ghosts that have yet to sing; all that life yet to… Read More ›
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 ›
I just had the rather most lovely opportunity to prepare, taste and share a particularly singular line-up of Ridge wines … … Singular for a few reasons: –The new, not-yet-released 2010 Monte Bello Chardonnay –The new, only-just-bottled 2011 Lytton Springs –The… Read More ›
I was early, by intention. I wanted to absorb the air, the space, the mojo. Ghosts of Shamans past — silken-shadowed, proud and twirling — wove the naked canes with threads of dripping gossamer. In my car, the metal murmuring… Read More ›