Independence Day for the USA falls on a Wednesday this year. Some may see this as a disappointment. Challenging to pull off a proper BBQ on a Wednesday. At Ridge, we see this as an opportunity. Not one, but two… Read More ›
I must say, I quite enjoyed today a playful e-mail rally (as in the tennis sort; back and forth and back and forth and back and forth) with my friend Richard Jennings, who just happens to be not only one… Read More ›
This Thursday evening, April 5th, the “Mo” in “BevMo” is not just going to mean “More,” it’s going to mean “More Ridge Vineyards.” That’s right, Ridge Vineyards (in the form of me and some very fine wines!) is heading to… Read More ›
It’s hailing at Monte Bello!
On this date in history, February 29, in the year 1928, Ina Coolbrith passed on. This is a passing we can note only in years such as these. Leap years. Ina Coolbrith was the very first poet laureate of California,… 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 ›