Using Wood Chips in Your Beer

Well actually, we aim to teach you all about wood chips, cubes, spirals, staves, and barrels when it comes to beer brewing. If you are the type who hunts out the barrel-aged brews at your local beer spot, but aren’t sure how to implement wood into your homebrewing, this blog is for you. Forms of […]

Natural Cork at Ridge – 4488: A Ridge Blog

By Ridge Vineyards on January 31, 2018 • Recently we had the opportunity to collaborate with APCOR, the Portuguese Cork Association, on the production of a video discussing the benefits of natural cork and why Ridge prefers this closure for our wines. When the topic of natural cork is raised, frequently the question “what about […]

Sumatra Coffee: Everything You Need To Know

If you want to start an argument amongst coffee aficionados, ask them what they think of Sumatra Coffee. While some beans and blends are universally adored, Sumatran is more a ‘love it or hate it’ sort of brew. But why is that so? And what can you do to make the most of this unusual […]

Carbonating Your Beer with Priming Sugar

Carbonation is more than just adding fizz to your beer; carbonation also carries volatile aroma compounds in your beer up to your nose, giving beers a discernable smell. Carbonation also activates the trigeminal nerve in your mouth, and different levels of carbonation feel differently when they hit this nerve. There are two main ways you […]

Love Is In The Air – 4488: A Ridge Blog

It was a beautiful June afternoon on the Monte Bello estate, the sun was shining, the birds were chirping, and, luckily, the rattlesnakes weren’t rattling. The view from the mountain was breathtaking but the young man didn’t notice, he was focused on his task. He had sat his girlfriend at the picnic tables and said […]

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