…included three that Berrys deals with: Ridge, Ramey and Frog's Leap. We were lucky enough to be taken round the stunning 2000m altitude Monte Bello estate and winery at Ridge by Paul Draper himself and his winemaker, who between them were happy to shed light on a number of things for us. This included why the site is so good- a geologists dream apparently - formed in such a way that their winery withstood a minor earthquake a few years previously; and the attention to detail …
For Americans, the third Thursday in November can mean lots of things, usually some combination of food, family, and football. But before all that, there's the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. The three-hour, 80-plus-year tradition starts at 9 a.m. and boasts 16 gigantic balloons. If you are ambitious and want to brave the cold on the night before, you can watch those balloons get inflated. In addition to seeing Kermit the Frog or Spider-Man, you'll also witness the squandering of the global supply of helium.
I'm a massive fan of Frog's Merlot . Although a virgin by comparison to most oenophiles, my early experiences of Californian wine massively dispel the myth that they are over-alcoholic, overpowered and over here. And I consider to be a sadly and mistakenly forgotten, and under-rated grape. The chances are better than a plebiscite's at the Whitehall Main Gate that this will be great.
Sadly, I am left disappointed. There are bags of fruit, …
…children by many from Elvis to Bob Dylan to even Kermit the Frog, - - of course. Now days, when I think of the wines of Cayuse Vineyards, I cannot help but think of that song due to the Bionic Frog Syrah label.
This holiday weekend the town of Walla Walla will be filled with wine lovers picking up their allotments of the obscure, the remote, and the revered biodynamic wines of Cayuse produced by French born vigneron, Christophe Baron. However, when I put all of these thoughts …
If you like a bit of bully and you live within a light year of London, you will have already tried Goodman, the Russian owned, New York inspired steak house. With an amazing wine list that tips more than a nod and wink towards Uncle Sam.
I spotted a Frog's Leap on the menu on a recent visit, but not being able to afford London restaurant prices, I got my iPhone out, dialled up the Wine Society's app and by the time I got home there were a couple of bottles on the doorstep. …
"It isn't easy being green," is one of Kermit T. (for the) Frog's most famous lines, and a more recent Muppet, Elmo, could echo it with a different color, which we learn in " Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey," which opens here today.
The documentary, directed by Constance Marks and narrated by Whoopi Goldberg, follows Elmo's pal, Kevin Clash, who operates and speaks for the puppet. It wasn't always that way. The puppet was designed …
…grape. Not for whimsy do we find such wineries as Beaulieu, Caymus, Frog's Leap, Grgich Hills, Rubicon Estate (formerly Niebaum-Coppola), Sequoia Grove, St. Supéry, Cakebread, Harlan and Staglin or their associated vineyards clustered in Rutherford. The area is famous for a geographic feature now called the " Rutherford Bench," a flat, slightly elevated benchland that backs up to the Mayacamas range where the soil composition of gravel, loam and sand …
…, for example, that it was the featured winery in the Japanese re-make of Sideways. But Frog's proves that branding doesn't have to sacrifice quality or reduce wines to a least-common-denominator status. Frog's Leap stands for something, both in terms of wine and with respect to the environment (dry farming, sustainable methods). They show that it is possible to "get it" this way, too.
Chateau is my third … Michelle
Why are there so many songs about rainbows
And what's on the other side?
Rainbows are visions, but only illusions,
And rainbows have nothing to hide.
-Kermit the Frog (written by Paul Williams)
Why ARE there so many songs about rainbows?
Because they're beautiful.
Because when their shimmeringly translucent septet of colors
makes its first hesitant appearance
-as a snail does on a sidewalk after rain,
sliding its hesitant eyes out from under the coiled shed of shell-