The Collected Wisdom of #ZinZen: Volume I First zinfandel, best zinfandel. If you want to drink a zinfandel, begin at the top. Zinfandel is itself enlightenment. If a zinfandel is uncorked in the woods, is there anyone there to taste… Read More ›
For some, St. Elmo conjures images of luminous plasma. For others, Rob Lowe’s crisp jawline, and a song by John Parr. But for Christina Donley, St. Elmo means one thing, and one thing only: Ribeye mid-rare and a half bottle… Read More ›
The 2013 Ridge Vineyards Sommelier Symposium: It Was The Best Of Times The 2013 Ridge Vineyards Sommelier Symposium began on Monday, May 20th, just shy of 9am, on the Monte Bello Crush Pad, under a glowing Santa Cruz Mountains sun…. Read More ›
Desuetude during Prohibition: The Wall Street Journal’s Jay McInerney chronicles The Long, Strange Trip of Ridge Vineyards, Paul Draper, & Silicon Valley
Our man in Manhattan has been Paul Draper himself. Just last week, none other than Daniel Johnnes — the esteemed wine director of Daniel Boulud’s restaurant group — hosted a dinner for Paul at Restaurant Daniel. The Wall Street Journal’s Jay McInerney was there… Read More ›
Greetings all! The time has come for the first Ridge Vineyards Wine Bloggers Tasting of 2012, and it is going to be a rather special edition! #WineBloggersTasting On April 20, 2009, the very first post went up on “4488: A… Read More ›
Ridge is going to Twitter … No, I mean it, I am GOING to Twitter! Meaning, I will be at Twitter/SF tomorrow!
No, I’m not going to start USING Twitter. I already DO that. And no, I’m not going to Tweet. I already do that too. No, I am GOING to Twitter! I mean, I am really GOING to Twitter! Because Twitter is… Read More ›
Another Day At The Office -or- Tasting Room Profitability -or- #TRP2010 -or- Santa Rosa’s New Old Town!
Greetings from Downtown Santa Rosa! Took a cab today, and the driver was lamenting the loss of quality as regards the prostitutes in this once rather more rustic neighborhood … but I’m getting ahead of myself … Meaning, I’m staying… Read More ›