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Not Even Six Degrees: Father of the Birth Control Pill Was Influential Winery Owner

Carl Djerassi, credited with key research in developing the birth control pill in the 1950s, died Jan. 30 at age 91. With his name inextricably linked to that development more than a half-century ago, as well as to other chemical developments involving antihistamines and steroids, it’s understandably easy to forget that Djerassi also played a key role in the development of American fine wine (which, of course, involves its own share of chemistry). 388 more words


Stay Rad Wine Blog TV Episode 151: Let's be Friends

In this episode, Jeff tries a few sample cans of coffee wine…

Wine Tasted:

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What was the last 78-point wine that you were impressed with?   19 more words

Stay Rad Wine Blog TV

Monte Bello Re-Planting Update

In 2007, Ridge took out a long-term lease on much of the old Rousten Ranch to replant the vineyards—hoping that they produce wines that can contribute to our Estate and our Monte Bello. 795 more words

Vineyards And Oenology

Fall Colors at Lytton Springs

The 2014 harvest was one of the earliest harvests we’ve ever had.  Typically In late October we are still picking at Monte Bello, however in this unusual year we were essentially done at all of our vineyards by late September, with just a trickling of grapes coming in during the first week of October.  107 more words

Vineyards And Oenology

Interview Gary Mills, Jamsheed, Victoria

Name: Gary Mills

Winery: Jamsheed

Town/Country: Melbourne Victoria

Which spot in your vineyard is the most special and why?

I don’t own any of my own vineyards and instead have long-term relationships with my growers.  228 more words


Ridge East Bench Zinfandel, 2012

Screw methadone. We have found our drug of choice. It’s not on Schedule I. It’s not on Schedule II. But it damn well could be. We haven’t found a wine this interesting, luxurious or addictive since the… 278 more words

Red Wine

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May 2014

Single Vineyard Flight ($5)

Wines Sampled
2011 Carmichael Zinfandel, 2011 East Bench Zinfandel, 2012 Geyserville Zinfandel, 2012 Paso Robles Zinfandel… 478 more words